At A Glance

  • Age: 10 years, 3 months
  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Female
  • Weight: 50.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat FriendlyMay 16, 2015Not Required 5+ Required Not Tested This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.


Introducing Rory 15-122.

Rory is a smaller female Golden Doodle, weighing in at 44 pounds. Rory came into foster care May 16, 2015 as a retired breeder. Not much is known about her past. She appears to be around 3 years old. She has been to the vet and is now up to date on all her immunizations as well as her heartworm and flea/tick preventative medications. She is going to be spayed on May 29, 2015.


Rory arrived at our house one very scared, skinny little girl. She is 6-10 pounds under weight. Initially she wouldn’t approach any person and stayed curled up in her crate for the first two days, typical breeder behavior. What a difference a week makes. By day 3, she was exploring the area around her crate and was curious about the 2 & 4 legged creatures in this strange place. By day 4 we had her following us around (people and animals), mastering stairs and going to the bathroom outside. She went to the vet and groomer. She was hesitant, but slowly approached others.


Day 5 had her bringing toys out of the toy bucket, carrying a stuffed animal just like her resident foster brother and tail wagging as she approaches the humans for some love. Day 6 was her first walk. She was hesitant, but curious. She got scared when she encountered some kids playing that ran up to her, but when their mom had them step back and she gently bent down to greet her, Rory approached her and enjoyed the attention. Day 7 was her first night in our bedroom, out of the crate! Today, she is happy- ears up, tail wagging just hanging out with her foster brother and sister (who weren’t the most welcoming of her when she first got here, but she’s won them over too!)

What we know about her thus far:


  • Has a great appetite
  • Rides well in the car
  • Walks well with her martingale collar (and a slip lead for safety for now)
  • She has gone 4 days with no accidents in the house
  • Loves her crate-she goes in willingly when we leave the house.
  • She is scared of sudden movements or approaching people. Slow introductions are a must
  • She is not afraid of loud noises-she doesn’t flinch with the vacuum, hairdryer or an electric drill
  • Shows her young age and lack of training when she gets into things she shouldn’t or there is food on the counter.
  • No resource guarding


What she needs in her forever home:


  • A patient family that will let her build trust at her pace
  • Older children, or children that will understand that she doesn’t like sudden movement
  • Another dog to help her continue to build her confidence and teach her how to enjoy life. Our dogs are old and lazy. You can tell she really wants to play, but they don’t want to so a more active dog will give her what she needs.
  • While a fence isn’t required, until she gets to know her family, safety while outside will be important. She is showing signs of great recall, but is still really learning her name!
  • Additional training to help her build her confidence and keep her safe. Right now, she doesn’t know any commands, so we will start that training this week.


If you have the patience and love needed to help her reach her full potential, contact your placement advisor. She’s come so far in so little time. I can hardly wait to see her fully confident.



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