found a new home!
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I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
She is part of our growing rehabilitation program and the first dog to come out of our new cooperative efforts with our local humane society. They help us with emergencies and we help when we can with dogs that don't kennel well.
Goldie was not doing well at the shelter. Her body hurt from old injuries. She couldn't do her morning walks with their volunteers, was overweight, head-shy, and was getting grumpy and very guarded about being touched. We knew something was wrong with her knee. The vet was hopeful that if she lost weight, the knee might mend. We all felt she would do better in foster.
Goldie transferred to us. We've had her in rehabilitative foster home for 5 weeks now. She's lost some weight, toned up, and has shown to be a sweet, affectionate, and faithful companion. We've had her re-examined and her knee requires surgery despite the weight loss as she has a torn cruciate ligament.
While Goldie may never be a fully active dog, we expect a good recovery and to be able to get her off pain medication. Goldie is looking for a gentle, calm, adult forever home. She's a young girl but will probably move slowly for the rest of her life. We don't really know how she is with other dogs because she has been so guarded with her aching body. She has not shown outward aggression to them but clearly tries to avoid contact, particularly with younger, energetic dogs. She is not good with cats.
Goldie would be best in a nurturing adult only dog home, or possibly with a gentle senior dog companion and will need a controlled, low-impact exercise program. No dog parks or long hikes for her. She is doing well on her arthritis supplements but has had to be on pain medication for her knee. Hopefully that will change after surgery. She loves pottering around the garden with her foster mom and hanging out with her in the house. She loves attention but is not demanding of it. She has not been able to get in and out of cars. We hope that too will change after surgery. But she loves going for rides in our transport van which is low to the ground with a wide entry.