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At A Glance
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly 4/9/2015Physical Age 8+ RequiredNot tested This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? It’s not easy to not fall in love with Romeo. He is a golden doodle that looks more like a golden retriever with wavy parts in his coat. He’s sweet like a golden, and a bit shy like a poodle. This is my first foster and I’m surprised I didn’t become a foster-fail (and adopt your foster dog) because this guy is so loveable. When he first came to me, his back haunches shook and his tail was between his legs. It’s not surprising considering he was separated from his stepsister.
He seemed so sad. Maybe depressed. Out of sorts. But, after one week he cracked a smile and the first time he wagged his tail is when he met my neighbors dog. I think Romeo should definitely be in a family with another dog. He is gentle, sweet and is aware of small size dogs and isn’t overwhelmed.
At first he wouldn’t touch a ball, no fetch. Nothing. Then after a week, I threw the ball straight in the air and he caught it with his mouth. Now after 13 days he loves to fetch and with a treat will even drop the ball (if he decides not to go somewhere else and lay down to rest with the ball in his mouth.) Every day he comes more and more into his “dogness.”
He didn’t like to get into his crate at first, but when I put treats inside, he’d go. Now he likes it, I leave the door open and at night he’ll just go in and site there. I still give him treats. But I give them after he’s in; when at first it was before he was in. When we walk, he is good and doesn’t pull. But he is easily startled. A branch that makes a sound in the wind can make him jump, the sound of a garage door going, etc. He just a little skittish around surprise sound.
He can be cuddly but he’s independent. He’ll come up to me to scratched and petted. More often, I’ll call him over to scratch and pet him.
Romeo would make a perfect family dog. He’s better with more than one person and I think may be happier with another dog. He is ecstatic when my neighbors come over to throw the ball in the fence and bring their cavalier. If he was my third foster, I’d be his permanent home, but those are the rules.
Romeo has some dental diseases and needs a teeth cleaning. During the cleaning, the vet might find that extracting some teeth is the best avenue. Otherwise, he is in great health.