At A Glance

  • Age: 18 years, 2 months
  • Breed: N/A
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


Sandy is a Golden/Lab mix, estimated to be 1.5 years, that came to us via Iowa, having been a stray that showed up at a farm. In Iowa, the counties have no impound laws or facilities, so by state law, the sheriff's department can legally shoot any dog that strays outside of the city limits. That was all we had to hear to make sure Sandy lived the good life, and we invited him to come to Minnesota and into our home.

After being transported to the Twin Cities, his first stop was at an awareness event at Petco. From all reports he was a huge hit. Kids loved him and he loved them. We have experienced the same with the kids in the neighborhood, as seen in the pictures.

Sandy weighed in at 78 lbs., though he seems a little bigger. He is tall, well built, muscular, and full of love. He wants to be with people, and melts when you give him love. He will try and crawl onto your lap like a little pup. When he lies down, he crosses his front paws.

Sandy is in great health - he is neutered, up to date on his shots, and micro-chipped. He will have two teeth pulled this week - they are broken down to the nerve. We are unsure if it is due to chewing sticks and rocks, or being hit (hopefully the former!). He gets along wonderfully with our two resident Goldens, even though he is significantly bigger. He does not try to be dominant, he just wants his share of hugs. He minds beautifully, and knows no, come, sit, etc. In his time here he has not had any accidents. He comes when called. When outside, he wants to stay close by, and doesn't wander out of sight. He never met a toy he didn't like. He carries them around, making a gutteral sound so you know he has it and you don't. He loves to retrieve, though his lumbering style means he is not always first to reach the object of his affection. He craves human interaction.

Sandy has been through a month in a shelter and adapting to several homes. He takes it in stride, and adapts well. I think in a permanent home he will be a calm, loyal partner.

If you think Sandy may be the pup for you, contact [email protected] today!

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