Buddy spent all of his last 6 years as a breeder dog with little to no human contact. He is making some progress towards trusting humans, but he is still very leary of what your intentions might be with touching him. He’s very smart, it only took him a few days to master the doggy door, and although he prefers to be outside in the backyard, he likes to come in to see if anyone is handing out treats periodically. He is very curious of his surroundings noises don’t bother him at all. He is good on a leash, but has a quick trigger to flee when spooked. If he’s on the leash, he’ll let you pet him, but it’s more out of defeat right now than enjoyment.
His foster home has been working on helping him understand that pettings are amazing, but progress is slow. He gets along very well with all of the dogs in his foster home, and is very submissive. Although having a doggy door to outside isn’t necessary, it would be best if he had the ability to retreat to a solitary place when he’s overwhelmed with activity. Having a doggy door is preferred. His foster believes that the right environment for him will be a home with another dog to play with, a predictable routine and no children.
He’ll need a patient home that is willing to work to earn his trust, but not expect that he will ever be the goofy, loving typical Golden Retriever. Rehabilitation is absolutely possible, but will take some time and lots of patience and understanding that trust will be earned slowly. He does a very funny, playful side and will steal your socks and shoes and bring them outside to play with!
If interested please fill out an application and www.grfr.org
Shelter Name: Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue
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