Goldie arrived at our home one week ago today. She was surrendered back to RAGOM because the owner’s life has changed and he can no longer care for her properly. The paperwork lists her as somewhere between 6 and 9 but I’d guess her to be on the younger side of that range.
Goldie loves to be with people. She likes to sleep in bed with you but if she is told to get out she will and will just sleep on a dog bed next to you. She likes walks, car rides, and snuggling. She will carry around shoes, socks or almost anything you leave lying around but she doesn’t chew them up at all. Goldie also loves to be petted so someone who can spend lots of time with her would be ideal.
Goldie gets along well with Foster Bro Clifford most of the time. Sometimes she is a bit possessive of her things however. She might growl and curl a lip if Cliffy ventures to close while she’s eating or playing with a favorite toy. She has absolutely no resource issues with humans whatsoever.
Both the former owner and his next door neighbor told us Goldie is great with kids. We haven’t had any direct experience so can’t verify this fact. We do know that the previous RAGOM foster had her with a four month old without any problems. Also her ability to interact with cats or other pets is unknown. She appears to be a good hunter as she has captured & killed several mice in the field behind our house. She wants to chase bunny’s and deer during our walks too.
During the past week Goldie has been brushing up on her house training. She was certified as house trained by her former owner and her former RAGOM foster but she did have some problems on the first day at our home. She has now gone an entire week without any accidents. It’s probably a combination of Goldie learning her new schedule and us learning Goldie’s needs. Anyway I can now pronounce her as reliable.
Goldie arrived in Northwest Iowa this weekend and what a doll. Goldie was surrendered because she couldn't get along with the female poodle. Goldie been with us a day and seems to be house trained and just loves to have something in her mouth all the time. She hasn't shown any aggression when we take away what ever she might have found. The cries of a four month old don't seem to bother her. Goldie with her past would do best in a house with all male dogs or by herself. Goldie also loves to be petted so someone who can spend lots of time hanging out with her. Goldie is already spayed and will see the vet on Monday. If you are ready for a lovely Golden then Goldie is your girl.