Update from froever family 8/18:
I kept the name Baxter. I saw no point in confusing him, as he was adjusting to his new surroundings.
He and I are getting along just great. He does have a name tag with my address and phone number on it, as well as an ID license from Jefferson County. I did register with Home Again as well.
I am looking for a second Golden Retriever to keep him company. I have had two pairs before and have found they seem to be do better in pairs.
I have attached two photos. The first is Baxter learning to look both ways at a Golden Retriever crossing. The second is when Baxter was invited to a neighbor's son's birthday party. He knew it was proper to bring something, so he brought birthday balloons.
Baxter is a big hit with the two young boys at this house. He even brought a back pack down, last week, to the older boy who started kindergarten today. :-)
Original Adoption Bio:
Baxter is a sweetheart of a gentle giant, at about 90lbs and about 4 years old. He is neutered. Not only is he extremely handsome, he has the laid-back personality of a Golden. He has great eye contact and makes the cutest little noises when he's happy, sort of a "dog purr." He loves pets and affection, often snuggling with his humans. He gets along very well with his 3 foster siblings but he can otherwise be choosy about other dogs, so he may not be a good candidate for dog parks. He likes to gently play with the fosters and settles well afterward. He sleeps through the night, is house-trained, and is safe with free rein of the house at all times. He knows sit and stay, but needs some training on leash.
He does need a home with no cats or small dogs.