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At A Glance
Sidney, also known as "Jake" as this is what he answers to, was a stray saved by the Sheriff's Dept. in Jewell, IA. Jake is a 2-3 year old purebred male Golden Retriever, beautiful golden color, 80 lbs (right for his size), a great medium size, is currently fostered in Emily, MN (about 150 miles NW of the Cities), and is an absolute obedient sweetheart. Jake arrived at the All Seasons CC in Corcoran and promptly required two baths to get him clean as he was quite dirty from living on his own. As the dirt and such washed away, Jake's wonderful personality began to emerge and we knew we had a great dog to place!
Jake has received a clean bill of health from our friends at the Garrison Animal Hospital and is up-to-date on his shots and will be neutered on 4/21. Jake is housebroken, crate trained, gets along with adults and children of all ages, plays well with both dogs and cats, knows the basic commands, walks great on a leash, always stays nearby, and comes immediately upon his name called or a whistle. Jakes sleeps wherever you tell him to, does not counter-surf, eats well, very patiently take treats from your hand, and lets you know when he wants to go outside. Jake does all his nature duties either in the woods or the deep grass. Jake loves his toys but readily gives them to you when told to do so and is not protective of them. Jake does retrieve but prefers to play with his toys first. Jake is not familiar with water - lake - yet but we think he'll do fine given time. Jake is very loving and enjoys pets and compliments - his favorite position is to sit and place his head in your lap for easy petting. Jake likes to be close to you but is not a Velcro dog and enjoys his own quiet time. Please note that the hair on Jake's nose is growing back as he lost it most likely foraging for food - poor thing!
Jake will do well in nearly all situations including other dogs. I think Jake may fit best with an active family as he loves to be around people and enjoys all activities. I don't think Jake will need a fenced yard but may need an invisible fence as enjoys visiting people. It's truly hard to believe someone would let Jake be a stray - we're sure he'll find a very happy furever home very soon.