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Golden Retriever/American Eskimo Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in West Milford, New Jersey - PAYTON-pending
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I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

PAYTON-pending's Story...
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Payton arrived on January 18th weighing in at 38 pounds. She is 6 months old. She is shy but has been warming up to our dogs, she has good manners when greeting other dogs, comes to you for a pat on her head, rests her head on your thigh. She has a very soft mouth when taking treats. She had no resource guarding with either food or toys.

UPDATE: She started playing with our youngest one this morning. We find that leash management works very well. She very much likes to be around people and other dogs. Just found out she knows sit and we are teaching her down. She walks very nicely on leash. No pulling. She has no problems going up and down stairs. She is a sweetheart. She is great in the car and lies down right next to you and then goes to sleep. She is spayed, rabies shot, shots, dewormed, etc.

UPDATE: How many ways is there to say Payton is FANTASTIC! PERFECT! AMAZING!! She has become really relaxed and a very happy girl! She is happy to be cuddled on your lap...sleeping in front of the TV..... she is happy to go outside in the snow....she is happy to go into her kennel on her own....she is happy to lay around loose in the house with our dogs. She ventures downstairs....but comes when you call her!! Payton! Here! and there is she is right at your feet....she does not get into ANYTHING. She is not much into playing with toys...but will chew on a bone (hollow bone with a soft treat stuffed in it)....and happy to watch the other dogs play ball....she plays with the other dogs and quickly submits.....rolls over and then plays again. She sleeps all night in her kennel....has had no accidents....I can't find any other words than PERFECT! Whoever adopts her will have one of the best (we have fostered over 25 pups) pups we have ever had the opportunity to love and care for.

UPDATE: She is not afraid of loud noises...pots/pans clanging into the stove drawer (she comes to see what is happening) She crawled under the counter-height stool that was supposed to be 'blocking her' out of the kitchen while I was cooking...thus knocking it over - no reaction. She seems mature well passed her 'age' of 6 months....but very much like a puppy when she plays. Initial 'counter surfing' has been curtailed to 'lying down' while I smart! She knows sit/down/here/step up....working on 'give paw'. Here is another video: If you are interested in seeing additional photos, please friend Sheryl's Den on Facebook. You can get a link to our Facebook page at If you are interested in adopting, please complete and submit an application. Be sure to list the dog's names that you are interested in on the first question within the application. Please be sure your application is complete. The 1st question asks which dogs you are interested in. To see additional dogs, see our adoptable pet list at

This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously! Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled after your application is approved. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.


IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.

***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****

Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt or within 20 days after your adoption. Your coverage will begin at midnight following your activation. The first month is only 5.00. If you choose to continue the pet insurance the cost would be 14.95 a month thereafter. Pet insurance protects you from the expense of vet care. No need to worry about unexpected expenses. Details: Use any veterinarian, pay your vet, send claim form to PetFirst, meet the 50.00 deductible, receive your reimbursement check in as little as two weeks. If you would like further information, you can contact PetFirst at 1-877-291-PETS.

Facts about PAYTON-pending

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/American Eskimo Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

PAYTON-pending, a West Milford Golden Retriever/American Eskimo Dog puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Golden Retriever/American Eskimo Dog for sale in West Milford, or seeking a Golden Retriever/American Eskimo Dog puppy from a breeder in West Milford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in West Milford already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a West Milford breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Golden Retriever/American Eskimo Dog breeders who help with Golden Retriever/American Eskimo Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in West Milford paves the way for another one to be saved.