This beautiful boy is tightly bonded with Princess 20-188, a 48-pound Standard Poodle. They have been together at the same breeder since they were pups and made the journey from Iowa to Minneapolis just over two weeks ago. They will need to be adopted together, as Princess is Buck's role model and he follows her lead in almost everything.
Buck is a 7-year-old, purebred, neutered Golden Retriever. He is sweet, a gentle giant with a beautiful red coat that is soft as silk. He came in at 100 pounds, but is down to 95 pounds. Exercise and good food are top priorities for him.
He is wary of new people, having been in a kennel for most of his 7 years. He is friendly, but needs a slow and quiet introduction.
Buck loves sleeping in his dog bed; he is not destructive and he has free roam of the house. Not one accident since he arrived! He loves to “spoon” with his foster mom and will quietly talk to you. He is a big puddle of love.
He has learned to walk nicely on a leash. He is a little timid on the walk if there are new sounds, but a fire truck with sirens on pulled up alongside him and he was okay. He is strong, though, but does listen to basic commands to wait.
With slow introductions, Princess and Buck can live with other calm dogs. They will also need a calm and quiet home. Children should be at least 13, be calm and quiet, and not have too many visitng friends.
Because both of them have a high prey drive, Buck and Princess cannot live with cats and will require a physical fence, preferably a privacy fence where they can run, play, and explore their new world safely.
If you are open to adopting a pair of bonded dogs, please consider bringing Buck and Princess into your home.