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Golden Retriever / Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Female  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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About Heidi

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Golden/Chestnut
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Ear Type: Tipped
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 45 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 45 Pounds
  • Current Age: 6 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Heidi's foster family cared for her through the worst time in this dog's life.  They pampered her and carried her in and out to go potty when she was in too much pain to make it on her own.  They proved to this neglected pooch that great people are still in the world.  You just have to be lucky enough to find them when your need is greatest.  And now the Burke family has made it official.  They have adopted Heidi!  Hurray!



RMCSR has been asked to help with an abandoned dog that was badly injured a couple of months ago and left without medical care.  Heidi is a female Golden Retriever/ Sheltie mix (just a guess folks!), about 5 years old, with a badly broken left rear leg.  Because the initial x-rays were iffy, we asked Colorado Canine Orthopedics to review them for a second opinion.  Anything is possible....but it would be multiple surgeries and her left leg would be significantly shorter that the right, if a bone graft would even take hold.  Therefore, with great regret, we have a left rear leg amputation scheduled for June 7th.  The surgical estimate is for $2200 and that is with our organizational discount and surgical follow-ups.

We are asking for some sponsors for lovely little Heidi.  She is in a foster home in Colorado Springs with a kind family that was also drawn in by this situation.  We are all extremely distressed by the whole business.  How could someone let their dog go without medical care after being hit by a car?

Heidi will have the best care that we can possibly provide.  And when she is healed and comfortable in her new body, we will find her the most loving home any dog has ever had.  Please send love and some $$ if you can.


More about Heidi

Good with Dogs, Good with Adults, Quiet, Requires a yard, Needs special care, Eager To Please, Gentle

Please begin the process for adoption by reading our Adoption Policies and, if we sound like the right group for you, fill out our online Adoption Application. From there, our receipt of your completed application will be confirmed by email. You then will receive a follow-up phone call if we feel you are a good potential applicant for the dog. Lots of good conversation with the foster family, a reference from your veterinarian, and a home visit round out the screening process. We take dog adoption very seriously.  Please put a lot of thought into why you want to adopt a dog, and help us make a good match for your family. We appreciate your taking the time to visit with us. We will look forward to hearing from you as well.

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