1991? – July 22, 2002
From Marie: Gunner was my foster dog for 4 months until he was adopted by Sue and Jim, who fell in love with him immediately upon meeting him! Gunner came to GSRNE from a shelter, where he had landed because his owners’ neighbors all had Golden Retrievers, and these owners decided that they wanted a Golden too. So Gunner was taken to a shelter, left to an uncertain fate, because he wasn’t a Golden Retriever. Lucky for him, GSRNE was able to take him!
While Gunner was with me, he was the “perfect” dog! He slipped right into the daily routine that I shared with my dog and he got along with my two cats wonderfully. He looked forward to our evening walks and enjoyed playing with his toys. Fostering him was the easiest 4 months of fostering that I’ve ever had. He had his own “dog bed” to sleep on and once we settled down for the night, he always went right over to it. He looked so comfortable on it!
It was hard to see him leave my home, but Sue and Jim gave Gunner a wonderful life where he was loved in the way he always should have been. I’m glad that I was able to take him into my home… and into my heart, even if it was only for a short time.
Sue and Jim just called to tell me that Gunner past away of a heart attack. While it was difficult to hear this news because I cared for Gunner so much, I’m so thankful that GSRNE rescued this big boy and asked me to foster him. And I’m so glad that he was adopted by a couple who adored him and valued him for the wonderful dog he was.