I Dream of Jeannie, with the dark red hair.
Jeannie is an 81 pound 3 year old Golden Retriever. She has a gorgeous, soft, thick, short, dark red coat with long luxurious feathers. She was an owner turn-in from a puppy mill in South Dakata - because Jeannie's litters were too big, 15 puppies! Litters that large are too much work for the mill owner. What about for poor Jeannie?
Jeannie does not have the fears and submissiveness that are typical of puppy mill dogs. She is an amazingly well adjusted, loving girl. Even though she is not used to living in a house, she has not had a single accident in the house since she arrived. Jeannie initally did some resource guarding with her foster sisters (beds, food and water). I provided instant feedback about that behavior and it has not re-occurred. She just needed to know what behavior is acceptable and what is not. Jeannie and her two foster sisters now play musical beds.
She put her paws on the table one time - her first mealtime here. Again immediate verbal correction once was all it took. She is extremely intelligent and eager to please. She is already learning that jumping up is not acceptable. She now knows to sit down and wait for foot wiping as they all come in the door.
81 pounds sounds fat, but if you look at the size of Jeannie's legs in the picture where she is laying on the bed, and compare it to her foster sister's leg which is just in the picture, you will see that she is built to be a big girl. Jeannie has the big, sturdy, strong build that is most often seen in a blond shorter version.
As you can see from her pictures, Jeannie is the typical sweet, loving Golden Retriever. On Friday night when she arrived at our home, she had never before seen stairs, or been in a house. After 3 baths, she now smells like a GR should. Jeannie is now UTD on shots. She has ear infections which are being treated. She will have her "Just Say NO!" girl surgery this week. Then she will be ready for her forever home.
Because of her size, my recommendation for her is a home without toddlers. She is a big, strong girl who could accidentally knock a small child over. She will be fine in a multi-dog household, as long as the initial meeting is controlled. She is eager to please. With love and obedience training, she will be your wonderful best friend forever!
At a Glance #05-047
|Breed not specified||Born: March 2004|
|Female||Weight not specified|