Hard to believe isn't it? That an 11 year old golden would end up homeless. I haven't quite figured it out either but it makes me very sad. I'm sure I didn't do anything wrong to deserve this. I'm a pretty big boy at 85 pounds and my new doctor says I am a "sweet, gentle giant'.. I'm easy to get along with since I can live with a cat or a kid with no problem. I like to bark at other dogs but I think I could be in the same home with another one. I guess I'd have to try it out first to be sure. I'm just not big on running and playing and wrestling or walking up and down a lot of steps because my joints are a bit stiff. I've been wondering if, maybe, swimming would be good exercise for me? I wouldn't mind trying that. Maybe my new doctor can give me some medicine to help my legs. I hope so! I hope, too that I could find a new home with a soft bed and a gentle family where I could relax inside where it's cool on hot days and some grass and shady spots outside on pretty days. A yard with a fence would be perfect so wouldn't accidentally get lost and people who would keep me company and promise I would always be theirs. Thank you everyone for thinking about me-Charlie Sr.