GRR Number: 17-039
Type of Surrender: Owner surrender
Status: Available soon
Personality: Lucy is a bouncy Golden Retriever mix that has a light cream and golden coat with a personality that makes for a great family dog. But after long and agonizing consideration, her current family decided that Lucy needed more dedicated time and attention than they could manage at this point, and so they contacted GRR about finding Lucy a new home. Their unselfish love of Lucy is a testament to what a great dog she is.
With that decision, her world has turned upside down, and with the change of address Lucy is now somewhat insecure, as could be expected. She has been “clingy” as she acclimates to her foster home. Even so, she is a great companion, wanting to be with you wherever you go, but she does not demand attention or constant rubs. Just be careful when you get out of your chair – she might be laying right behind or beside you! She just wants to be closely involved in whatever is going on. If that activity happens to be grooming her, she wiggles with delight. In her foster’s home, Lucy has been active, happy and well house-trained, tending to act like an “inside” dog. She instinctively uses the doggy door to the backyard when needed and then returns promptly inside.
Her visit to the vet produced a great report card, with the exception of a few hitch-hiking flees, which are now gone! She is a healthy lady, full of energy and in fine physical shape. Seemingly very intelligent, she listens well, but more training is needed as she will sometimes sit, usually will come when called, but still needs help with down, stay or wait. It will be fun as she masters the basics in short order since she is eager to please.
She has used her crate on her own from day one, and will take a nap or just relax in it, with the door always open to come and go. At the same time, she has had no problem with the crate door being closed when her foster leaves for a while. After a short introductory period, Lucy has made friends with Shyloh (another canine in her foster’s home). While they get along just fine, Lucy apparently has not had much experience playing with other dogs. She is not the least bit dominant, and is happy to co-exist with her house mates. Toys fall into the same category – interesting, but not fun. She would much rather be with you – you’re so much more fun and interesting.
In the brief time she has been with her foster, her insecurity is fading fast, and her true personality is starting to shine through. More details to come in the near future from this girl!
Ideal Home: Sweet Lucy is a gem for anyone wanting a close companion since she has so much love to give. While a home with multiple canines would be just fine, Lucy might like being the solo dog better. A forever home with something always going on would be right up her alley, so multiple two-legged family members would be perfect.
To learn about the adoption process and complete an application, click here. We do not guarantee the availability of the dog that you have expressed interest in as it may be matched to another waiting family. However, there are always new dogs available as rescue is dynamic. We appreciate your interest in adopting a rescued golden.