Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 19-092

Type of Surrender: PVAC

Status: Available

Age: ~18 months

Weight: 54 lbs

Cassidy's story was updated on 11/14/19 to reflect the progress she has made.

Personality: Cassidy is a tall, lanky golden retriever mix that loves to be next to her people. If you forget to pet her, she will lean against you to give you a gentle reminder.  She is house trained and able to roam the house freely during the day. She sleeps well at night, sometimes moving from room to room to find the coziest spot.

Cassidy is learning how to be a good dog, part of which is how much she enoys car rides. They are like a fun adventure, not knowing what fun place she may end up at. She is enjoying belly rubs and lots of love that were both missing from her life previously. She is very sweet and gentle around children of all ages. Cassidy also plays well with other dogs, although a bit rough. She learned quickly that a visiting German Shepherd did not want to play and gave him his space. She is also in love with the family cat and would probably like it even more if the kitty would play with her.

When walking with the family dog, she wants to be the leader, which is fine because he is a sniffer and lags behind. She is super calm in the house - no running, no barking, no counter surfing, lots of naps or just chewing on her bones. She welcomes strangers at the door. When she gets out of the car, she makes a beeline for the front door. She likes to play in the back yard, but other than that, she is a real homebody. Cassidy enjoyed playing with the kids in her weekend respite home recently.

Cassidy is nervous and anxious around new situations - initial rides in the car, traffic noises, seeing a stroller on a walk, etc. but quickly learned they are nothing to fear.

Ideal Home: Cassidy is a sweet dog and will make someone a great pet.  She will probably be anxious initially with a new family, but if they are patient and calm with her, she will readily adapt to her "new normal. Cassidy will do well with anyone. She likes going for walks and likes her backyard play time. She could potentially be a good jogging buddy.



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