Blaine Hale was driving home when he noticed a golden retriever without any tags sitting by a mailbox after a recent flood. Hale picked him up and noticed the dog, Bran, was in rough shape with over 200 ticks on his body. Through veterinary care and plenty of TLC, Bran slowly began to adjust to his new home.Hale said he noticed that he had so many photos of Bran that told his life story that he decided to post them on Reddit.
Golden retrievers often serve as guides for mountain climbers and hikers. They are quick to learn trails and able to lead humans to safety. However, this breed is very afraid of heights and thus must be carried in a backpack in order to avoid panic.