- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 400
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: D210016
- General Color: Golden/Chestnut
- Color: Patches
- Potential Size: 50 Pounds
- Current Age: 1 Year 8 Months (best estimate)
Remedy is a typical golden retriever - sweet, goofy, playful, affectionate, eager to please, silly and easy going. Since coming to Paw Placement, she's been living with a dog trainer, where she receives lots of structure (crating, respectful behavior, proper social interactions with dogs and people, calm feeding ritual, etc) so that expectations are clear for her. In this environment, Remedy is an absolute joy to live with; she is eager to please and respectful, with zero behavioral issues. Remedy loves to play with other dogs of all sizes, and she's looking for a forever home with at least one hearty doggie playmate. She likes to play fetch, kongs are a favorite toy, and she also enjoys chewing on bones and antlers. She loves a good cuddle session, and is a great napper when it's time for a little down time. When meeting new people and dogs, she is submissive and respectful. By nature, she's a bit insecure and benefits greatly from confidence building exercises. Remedy is crate and house trained in her foster home. She needs a home with a yard.
That being said, Remedy was surrendered for resource guarding. Though she's never bitten and broken skin, she would lunge, snarl, growl and leave plenty of saliva on her humans when they came within a few feet of her food and water bowl. We have never once witnessed this behavior, either with dogs or with humans, and so we suspect it was the dynamic in her previous home that lead to this behavior. Though her previous home was very loving, it was perhaps more chaotic and less structured than Remedy could handle. She lived with 5 children under 7, and we've noticed that children make her nervous (the squeals of toddlers send her running for her crate), so she's looking for a home with no children or kids under 12. And, she's simply looking for a home that provides a bit of leadership. This girl is very happy to follow, she just needs someone to lead.
A note from foster mom: Remedy has been a joy to foster! First and foremost, she's a sweetheart who wants to please her people. She loves her crate and craves quiet time every day. She plays with the other dogs, running and romping and wrestling, and also enjoys expending energy by chewing on bones or antlers. She loves to cuddle and receive affection, and is also happy to lie by herself to nap. The resource guarding issues of her past have not shown themselves in my home, and a simple feeding ritual (sit, wait, eye contact, combined with a "leave it" when needed) will ensure they never become an issue again. I can take things from her mouth; I can pick up her bowl as she's eating; I've done everything to test her and she's never shown an ounce of aggression towards me. She has shown a slight tendency to guard her bowl and food on the ground from other dogs, but it's only shown itself twice, and it's very half hearted and easily corrected. She is not an aggressive dog in any way, she was just confused and lacking leadership; now that she understands and has a leader, she's a typical silly, loving golden.
If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application. Because we expect a large number if applicants, we will only be able to email those applicants that are approved to schedule a meet and greet. Thank you in advance for your understanding if you don't hear back from us regarding your application.