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At A Glance
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Introducing delightful Gracie! Gracie is a beautiful, purebred, female Golden Retriever in perfect health. Gracie has spent her entire life with a family who obviously loved and trained her. Sadly, Gracie was surrendered to RAGOM due to a change in the family structure and very long work hours. Gracie’s former family reported that Gracie has spent time with children, and is very gentle with them – even young children. Gracie is very well behaved and has a super-sweet disposition. Her life has been spent as a house dog, so she is 100% potty-trained and has excellent house manners. She doesn’t even jump on furniture! She prefers to spend time on the floor or on her dog bed. She particularly loves the cool tile in the bathroom!
Gracie is a youthful seven-year old, and she weighs 75 pounds, which is a perfect size for her frame. She is in awesome shape, and she is used to going several miles at a time as a jogging (summer) and cross-country skiing (winter) companion.
Gracie is one of the most easy-going, agreeable dogs I’ve ever met. She takes cues from her humans and follows suit. Want to go for a walk? Sure! How about a snuggle on the floor? Absolutely! Time for my human to go to work? I understand! It’s okay. Gracie absolutely loves people and does the classic “Golden Lean.”
This lovely girl got a clean bill of health during her vet visit (even her teeth look pretty darn close to perfect!). She made the vet staff smile, as she was curious about exploring and made sure to say “hello” to everyone.
An adorable thing about Gracie is that she really prefers to eat when her human is present. You can put a bowl of yummy food in front of her, leave the room, and then return to find that she hasn’t eaten anything. I don’t think she’s being moody or finicky – she’s simply in the habit of eating with her human present.
Some of Gracie’s favorite things include: walks, and/or jogs, car rides, tennis balls, playing fetch, and affection. We gather that she also likes to swim, as she was thrilled to spend some time in the ponds near our house.
Gracie has been an only dog, so she might prefer remaining an only dog in her new family. However, she does seem interested in other dogs, so with the right fit, could blend in with a multi-dog family. I also see potential in Gracie training to be a therapy dog if that were of interest – she’s got an excellent temperament for that.
Gracie does an excellent job on the leash and does not have separation anxiety. She has mild storm anxiety, displayed by some panting and occasional whimpering. Last night we experienced a powerful storm with thunder and lightning. We invited her into bed with us, and that did the trick. She slept soundly at the foot of our bed and everything was just fine.
If you think Gracie would be a fit for your family, let your placement advisor know!