At A Glance

  • Age: 15 years
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Weight: 70.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Deceased


"We can't wait for you to join our family!" -Layth and Tammy


In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly 4/5/2014Not required
Age 10+RequiredNot tested
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Josie is an English Crème Golden who will be 7 years old on June 3rd. Josie is fostered in North Liberty, Iowa. Josie is light buff/white coloring with some staining yellow on her fur. In time, that will diminish with bathing and new fur growing out.

Josie is now up to date on all her vaccinations, has heartworm/flea & tick preventative started, as well as completed her spay. No more puppies for this breeding mom. Josie's vet appointment found her to be negative for heartworm, negative for stool sample, but she has dirty ears needing meds and some staining/tarter on her teeth. She had a growth on the furry side of her left ear which has been shaved and the growth was sent for pathology. Even though the vet thinks it is not cancer, RAGOM has chosen to send it in for review just to make sure for future reference. She also has a shaved spot on her left hip for a suspected hot spot which turned out to be just a scaly area from an old irritation.



Josie has the best personality of all breeding females I have fostered so far. She wants to be where you are in the house and will whimper for a very short time if she can't be next to you, but is not persistent about it and will go lay down. Josie also loves to put her front legs and upper half of her body in your lap for ear scratches and rubs if you are sitting down. She will allow her belly to be rubbed when she is laying down. Josie is calm and mellow, rarely barks, does not really play with my other dogs, and has gotten along with everyone in the house and anyone we meet outside the house. Josie is also not afraid of the garbage disposal, garage door opening, washer & dryer, and does not freak out when I use the vacuum to pick up dog hair bunnies.

Currently Josie sleeps in a kennel in the bedroom, but will lay down beside the bed or sofa wherever you happen to be at that moment in time. She has had free roam on the lower level when I have been out running errands and supervised on the main level where the kitchen is.. Nothing is amiss when I get home, but I do think Josie would help herself to any food she would find on the table or counter.. Josie does like to redecorate and move items such as a shoe, glove, boot, or any other item around, as you can see by the stuff she moved from the potting bench on the lower porch out to the patio. So, be forewarned in case you find something out of its usual place. Josie walks well with her martingale collar, smelling every freckle in sight and weaving side to side. Josie is learning the concept of getting in and out of the car, so currently she needs help learning this skill. I just put her front feet up and boost from under her hips, and she goes right in. She is not a nervous rider, but prefers to just lay down till we get to where we are going.


Josie is ready for adoption and anxious to meet her new family. Is it you? Let you placement advisor know if you want to meet this sweetie pie or if you have any questions.


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