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At A Glance
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|8/2/2014 ||Physical fence preferred||Yes||Optional||Yes|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
I would like everyone to meet Root Beer! She is as sweet as her name. She is a beautiful 69-pound, four-year-old, purebred Golden Retriever with lots of energy. She is now up-to-date on her vaccines, her fecal test was negative, her heartworm test was negative, and she is on heartworm preventative and Frontline Plus. The vet was a little surprised by her age and said she acts like a four-year-old puppy. This being said, we have been working on some manners. She does like to jump up on you to greet you or when she gets excited with playing. She also will try to be a lap dog and will try to paw and give you kisses in the face. She does take correction well and just don't understand how big she is! She just wants to be loved and as close to you as possible.
She does prefer the couch and the bed, but gets down when told. She is housebroken and has not had one accident in the house. She hasn't been in a crate here and has free roam when we are gone. She does not counter-surf or chew on anything inappropriate. She has no health issues except for her tummy will get a little red from allergies, the vet thought maybe from laying in the grass. Her previous home had a physical fence, as do I, so this is preferred, but not required.
Root Beer lived with a two-year-old child in her former home and got along fine. She does like to get a little "mouthy" when playing and will put your hand or arm in her mouth, but is very gentle and listens to "no" when told. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body and just wants to play.
I don't have any cats, but her previous owner states she has no issues with them and we saw a cat at the vet with no problems. Root Beer would LOVE another dog her size to play with. I have two small dogs and her size and type of play intimidates them at times. She would also be fine as the only dog with an active person or family. Root Beer pulls a little on a leash and we have been working with a Gentle Leader. It is a work in progress. :) Root Beer has no guarding with food or toys with humans, but has let out a warning growl to my dogs with a bone or tennis ball. She has never shown any further aggression than that, though.
With a little training, anybody would be lucky to have this sweet girl. She is eager to please, eager to love, and eager to PLAY! If you think you could be Root Beer's forever home, please contact your placement advisor!!