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At A Glance
From Charity Simmons
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|5/28/2014 ||Required||Not tested||Required||Not tested|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Please welcome Kelsey, who arrived at my house on May 28, 2014. I lucked out getting to take her in as my temporary foster. Kelsey is a sweet and gentle 8-year-old purebred Golden Retriever. She was born in September 2005. This sweetie is a retired breeding dog and needs to be spayed and be brought up-to-date at the vet. This will all be scheduled when she moves to her permanent foster mid-June. Kelsey only weighs 60 pounds, so she is a great size.
Her surrendering owner mentioned Kelsey split her nose open about two years ago and she let the split heal on its own, so she has a noticable scar.
Kelsey is used to living outside with other Goldens, so being inside the house is an adjustment. She is gradually adjusting, but prefers the comfort and safely of her crate most of the time. I am glad she feels safe in her crate. I think she is going to really blossom when she is in a home with another dog. In the past two days, she has ventured out of her crate to explore other rooms in the house, but usually prefers to do this when we are not in the same room with her. She allows me to slip on her leash around her head. She has been a little nervous and very skittish with sudden movements or sounds. When I sit on the floor with her, she will approach me and seems to love her back massages and gentle brushing.
Kelsey does not seem to be motivated by treats, she really shows no interest in them. She is a beautiful girl who needs more time to adjust to human companionship and would probably love to be around other dogs since she lived with other dogs.
Kelsey has not had any accidents even though she has not officially been potty trained. I have been sure to take her out several times a day, so she has several opportunities to do her business. She does not go very often, but being on a leash is new to her and she is a little nervous about it. I would be curious to see how she would do in a fenced yard. When I take her outside, I use a double leash since she is nervous and pulls.
Kelsey has been easy to care for and showing more interest in interacting with me. She sleeps through the night and she'll be a wonderful pet once she has adjusted to her new surroundings. I look forward to watching her blossom.
If you are looking to add another furbutt to your family, and you think Kelsey could be the one, please contact your placement advisor.