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At A Glance
8/20/05: Lena is adjusting to her new foster home quite well. She came from a farm where she wasn't on a leash, but she's very good at walking with a leash in a city park. Her right front foot is slowing her down, because she has a cut between the toes, but the vet will be checking that to make sure it's healing OK. Lena is also overweight, so she gets tired out easily, but with regular exercise, she'll lose that weight and will be feeling better soon.
She's a very sweet senior purebred Golden Retriever -- she'll turn 10 in September -- with an easygoing attitude and very good manners. Lena gets along well with the other dog in the foster home (a Golden/yellow Lab mix), as well as the cat. She's anxious in thunderstorms and at loud noises like guns and firecrackers. That's how she hurt her foot -- she was kept in the garage during a recent thunderstorm, and she cut her foot on the garage door trying to get out. She also has separation anxiety, which has been worse since March when her best friend, an 11-year-old Golden, passed away. She will do best in a forever home with people who are home a lot.
Lena will be a gentle, affectionate companion for someone who is looking for a very sweet, loving dog. If you are interested in sharing your love with our senior girl please contact [email protected]