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I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Goldie is wary of strangers and takes a few moments to warm up to new people - once she knows you, she is your best friend and loves to just hang out with you! She is often found in the shelter office, lounging with the volunteers.
So far, we have not been able to teach Goldie how to play. As shown in the video, a ball tossed for her is like television - something to be watched, but not participated in. Her primary ambition is to be with her person, and she sticks close by when we're out in the yard together. She is easy on leash, too, though we do recommend using a harness (preferably a front-clip) because, lack of interest in balls aside, she has a VERY high prey drive for small animals. Cats, squirrels, small furries, even little dogs - Goldie should not live with any of those critters, and would need to be kept on leash if she were entering an environment that would provide a chase for her.
Goldie is tolerant of other polite dogs, but doesn't seem to care if she has a dog friend or not; that means she can be added to a home with other non-hyper dogs, OR she would do fine as an only dog. During the stretches at the shelter when there are no people around, she can be trusted to relax and snooze in her kennel, and has never been destructive with her stuffed toys or chew objects or bedding. She also never soils her kennel, even during the long overnight periods.
Goldie will be an "easy keeper" dog as long as she is an inside dog and not left outside alone; even in a fenced yard, she is apt to find a way to escape (that is how she ended up at her original shelter in the first place - repeated escapes from a fenced yard). She would do fine with a senior owner, and would also be a good dog for a working person or a family with polite and gentle children.
She is pretty smart and EXTREMELY treat motivated and eager to please. She knows sit, comes when called, and is not terrible at stay. She is a snuggler and would love to have couch time with her people.
Goldie comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.
Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $85; more gratefully accepted!)
Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!