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At A Glance
Meet Corky, a 5 year-old, pure-bred Golden Retriever boy fostered in Woodbury, MN.
Corky came into RAGOM from a loving owner in South Dakota who surrendered him because he only wanted what was best for Corky and his living situation had changed. It's obvious this dog has been loved very much. He settled in easily considering such a big change in his life. We were very impressed with how well he got along with our dogs and how he just fit right in. He continues to settle in easily.
Corky is a sweet cuddly boy with a true Golden personality. He loves petting, brushing, playing with balls and toys and rolling in the snow. He gets along great in our house with two female resident dogs. He's completely housebroken, crate-trained during work hours and is a perfect gentleman during the night sleeping soundly with the rest of the pack in our bedroom. He comes when you call him and he seems so happy all the time. He loves attention but he's also happy to settle down with a bone or go for a little downtime to his kennel.
Corky wakes up all wiggly and excited and wants to play outside with our other dogs. We are told he loves to carry shoes and boots around but he hasn't done this here yet. He has pretty much stayed off the furniture and beds. We don't necessarily disallow our dogs on furniture, but we figured Corky's next home might not allow it so we thought we'd keep him off for now. And he's very respectful of our wishes and is happy to find a different spot.
If your New Year resolution is to walk more, then Corky is your guy, because that's his resolution too! He has quite a few pounds to shed (he weighs 118!) but we think this is going to happen easily because he is game for anything. He was great on his walk tonight even though it was the first time he'd used a Gentle Leader. For a reward, I touched his head when he walked nicely next to me and he really liked that. So he stayed right next to my leg to keep getting that little head pet. He's such a fast learner and will benefit even more from someone who'd like to keep working on obedience skills and leash training.
We think he'll do great in a home with or without other dogs. We have not had an opportunity to cat test him but his surrendering owner indicated he gets along well with cats. Maybe very small kids wouldn't be the best... only because he's slightly unaware of his size. But certainly he is a very kind dog and is really just a big happy boy with a giant Golden smile.
If you're interested in learning more about Corky, we'd love to hear from you.