BEAU 

Hi, y'all! I'm Beau and I came to GCCSR's program from Baton Rouge in late November. I'm 8-9 years of age and was surrendered by the family of an 83 year old woman who fell and broke her hip. She can no longer care for me, and unfortunately, neither can her children due to their work and travel schedules, so I'm finding myself without a home in my golden years. Thankfully, a prior adopter at GCCSR was willing to take me in, so I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life.

My foster mom said I'm good with her other dogs, that I have a sweet and calm temperament, and also that I have plenty of life left in me. Her grandkids were around the house for Christmas, and I did fine with all of them; that said, they are respectful of my space and wait for me to approach them, so let's just say I'll do okay with 'mature' kids who know how to be respectful of dogs and their space. 

Don't let my age fool you ~ I show my spunky side from time to time, like when I pull toilet paper off the roll and shred it. That's so much fun!! I also like to chase people's feet and grab them when they walk, so that might be a concern for someone with limited mobility. 

My foster mom thinks my prior owner let me sleep in bed with her, because when she goes to bed, I try to jump up there. She doesn't want me to fall off in the middle of the night, so she puts my doggie bed in the adjoining bathroom with a gate up, and I sleep peacefully all night long without making a sound.

In the spirit of full disclosure, my foster mom is also working with me on my housetraining skills. Honestly, I do pretty good when taken out frequently, but when my prior mom broke her hip, my routine was upset for a while, and I'm having to relearn the ropes. Like many cockers, I also don't like getting my feet wet on the grass outside... who does?!

Regarding my health, the vet here in Houston heard a heart murmur, so I'll be having an echocardiogram soon to stage it and find out if I need to take any meds for that. I also take a thyroid supplement on a daily basis, require eye drops in both eyes twice daily, and like a lot of cockers, can have intermittent ear infections.

We will continue to update you as my foster mom learns more about me, but in the meantime, if you're interested in meeting me, please submit an app.