Sponsored by:Cynthia KnoxJill and Keith Johansen
Hi my future furever friend! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Smiley and I’ve had quite a time the past 7 months. I was found as a stray, spent a month in a shelter, was rescued by RAGOM, have had a couple different fosters, have been adopted and returned twice and now am holding steady at my current foster home (OK, I’ve been here a couple days, but it feels steady :-) ) . They say that I am part Golden, Great Pyrenees and some Lab. I really think I’m all golden retriever and act like one too.
Here’s what I know:
- I don’t do real well with small children. My foster mom says she doesn’t blame me that she goes a little crazy when kids are running around and screaming too.
- I love getting on the counters! It’s so fun to jump up there and see what these people do up there.
- It’s been said that I have separation anxiety. I don’t know what that means, but I’m given a pill in the morning to help me out. However, my foster mom works a “regular” job and is gone up to 9 hours and I’m fine at home.
- I really love being around other dogs. I like to do what they do and act like they act. They help me adjust to new homes and they’re fun to play with! I was a little nervous meeting my foster brothers, but after we met we’ve been great friends (they even let me play with their toys)
- Crates scare me! They say I’ve broken out of one before but I was just looking for my humans and it wasn’t that difficult to do… that may be why I was a stray.
- I LOVE humans!! I follow them everywhere (foster mom thinks it’s funny because I have to check the bathroom to make sure there’s not a back door she can sneak out of). I like to be pet, lay at your feet and go for walks!
- Speaking of walking, they put this silly thing on my nose which makes it hard for me to pull to everything I want to see. But if it means that I can go for walks, I guess I’ll wear it.
- I weigh about 75 lbs. Many people think I’m big, but I’m still smaller than my foster brothers so I don’t know what they’re talking about.
- I can jump fences. I don’t do it to run away, just to get the ball and bring it back to you!
- Cats are cute. I like to smell them but leave them alone and am perplexed when they run away from me… what did I do?
Foster mom wants to say something:
Smiley came to my home a couple days ago. He has been nothing but wonderful. OK, I lied. He did have an accident and he needed to check out the new counters. But who wouldn’t need to check things out at a new home? He gets along wonderfully with my 2 resident goldens and really does follow their lead with routines, walks and behavior. He walks fabulously on a leash with the Gentle Leader and is much less stressed with lots of exercise.
The ideal family for Smiley would not have any young kids as they do scare him. There would be at least one resident dog he would be living with and the family that provides his furever home should be active as he does great when exercised.