At A Glance

  • Age: 14 years, 11 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Weight: 60.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Deceased


Sydney has been with me for 48 hours now and she has settled right in like she has always been here. She is sleeping at my feet as I type this. She isn't what I would call a velcro dog but she does like to be in the same room with me at all times. She goes into her crate without a problem. The first night she slept in the crate with the door open all night, last night she slept in the crate until about 4am and then she decided to join the resident dogs and me on the bed, where she slept until a little after 8.

I took her to the vet on Friday afternoon, so now she UTD on all her shots. She is heartworm negative "Yeah" and seems to be in good health for the most part. She has a little skin infection that is being treated with an antibotic and should be gone shortly. And she seems to have a hip problem. I dropped off her x-rays on Friday and the vets office will get back to me with what they find. She doesn't seem to be in pain but she also doesn't run around a lot when she is outside either. 
Syd is 15 months old, she had a litter of 11 puppies a little over 7 weeks ago and they are weaned, she is housebroken, crate trained, she gets along with cats as well as other dogs (even 6 lbs. snarkey dogs) and she is quite petite and only weighs about 55 lbs. She is just adorable!! She seems to need a lot of attention, she has no qualms about pushing the other dogs out of the way for pets but when you tell her that she has to take her turn she does listen. She appears to have some training as she sits, lays down and comes when called. However, she really pulls when on a walk; so I will be trying to use a gentle leader and see how that goes next time.

She has free roam in my house when I'm home, even at night; but I do put her in a crate when I'm gone. It's not so much her that I worry about it is my little resident dog that takes it upon herself to be the boss when I'm gone, and sometimes she gets a little power hungry and goes too far bossing everyone around. Until she realizes that Syd is here to stay for awhile I'll be crating her when I'm gone.

Syd met my 9 month old granddaughter yesterday and was a bit curious but didn't seem to be too bothered or interested for that matter by her until she started bouncing in her jumperoo - Syd took off down the hall like a bolt. She eventually came back little by little to see what she was and what she was doing. Otherwise she just ignored her after giving her a good sniff at first.

I'll write later as I discover more about her. One thing I know is she loves to destuff stuffed animals.....

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