My name is Portia!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Portia
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Portia's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Portia's Story...
NAME: Portia
GENDER: Female
BREED: Golden retriever mix
COLOR: Golden
AGE: 3-4 Years
WEIGHT: 33 Lbs
MICROCHIP#: 900073000039317

Portia is a super sweet, calm and mellow dog. She is loving and loyal to her caregiver, and friendly with dogs of all sizes and even cats.
Portia is a super sweet, affectionate, and cuddly pup! She would welcome people she meets with a big smile, and a non-stop wagging tail. She is incredibly intelligent; she is already well trained of house manners; she will adapt to your home and house rules quickly. With the Golden’s gene in her, she is by nature a very loyal and easy-going dog who’s obedient to people of all ages. She would happily greet guests as they arrive, and never barks at people. Portia adores being around people; she would sit quietly resting her head on your lap for hours if you like. Her soft and fluffy hair will keep you warm at all times whenever you need it. She enjoys so much her daily walks and playing with doggie pals at the park. Portia is a perfect choice for any family who’s looking for a loyal fur-ever friend.

Meet Portia!

Portia was probably abandoned at a very young age in a park of Taichung city. She was found by dog rescuers at about one year old. At that time they spayed her and clipped her ear as a mark of being spayed and healthy (TNR), then was let go. Then she was rescued a second time; this time she was kept at a shelter on the outskirts of the city.
Due to the huge volume of dogs in the shelter, Portia never had an opportunity to go to an adoption center. For three years she was confined most of the time in a small cage. The only time she was let out to enjoy sun shine was only several hours a week when volunteers showed up to play with them. Finally Portia caught the attention of a volunteer; she decided to foster this sweet girl and train her to get her ready for adoption.
Portia’s ability to adapt quickly to new environment proves her incredible intelligence again. She was house trained within a week; she also mastered simple commands like: sit, stay, lie down, come and wait. While on walks, she’d follow perfectly. She responds to recall at the sound of one whistle whilst playing with her doggie pals in the park. She was also trained to stay off furniture, so she wouldn’t climb over beds or sofas.

Portia’s high intelligence was praised by everyone who ever has interaction with her. This incredibly lovable girl sure deserves a happy dog life. Would you give her a loving and caring home where she can feel safe and never being left behind again?

Please watch Portia’s YouTube videos below:
Portia Album
Good with other dogs
Great with Kids
Great with Cats
Good with strangers
Walk very well on leash
No food aggression

If you would like to give Portia a forever home, please go to to fill out an online application.
Please upload your home environment photos so that we can do an online home visit. Once we received your application, we will get back to you ASAP.

Energy level: Medium,
Ideal home environment: Active
Is the dog good with strangers: Friendly
The dog is best with children of what age group? Any age group
Is the dog good with other dogs? Yes, both big and small
Is the dog good with cats? Yes
Good on leash? Yes, once the trust is built, she can walk without leash (However, a strict “recall training” is required before she can go unleashed with her new handler!)
Housetrained? Yes
Crate-trained? Yes
How is the dog with men? Friendly
Food aggression with people? No
Food aggression with dogs? No
Has the dog ever bitten anyone? No

Medical Information:
Vaccination History
1st vaccination: May 05/2015
2nd vaccination: June 05/2015
3rd vaccination: July 05/2015
Rabies Date: April 05/2015
Idexx 4-1 Kit Test Result: May 25/2015
Heartworm Test Result: negative
PCR Blood Test Result: negative
Giardia Test Kit Result: negative
Deworming Date: 06/01/2015.
Heartworm Preventative Date: 1st of each month
Frontline Date: 1st of each month

Facts about Portia

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: EY

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Portia, a Castro Valley Golden Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Golden Retriever for sale in Castro Valley, or seeking a Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in Castro Valley.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley 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 breeders who help with Golden Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Castro Valley paves the way for another one to be saved.