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My name is Sally!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - Sally
Photo 1 - Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - Sally
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Sally's Info...

I am already spayed, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Sally's Story...
1/25/06 - Update from the foster mom
We have had Sally for approx. 2 months now and she is making slow progress. She is still very timid with anyone other than myself, her foster mom. She is crazy about me and follows me all around, gives me kisses, acts very normal for a golden. She plays very nicely with Tucker, the resident golden. She doesn't display any aggression over toys or my attention anymore. She has made friends with the resident cats and loves to play with them.

She still doesn't like my husband or men in general and barks and growls at them. When guests come over Sally hides. She only barks at men and will let female guests pet her in her hiding place.

Sally still needs alot of socializing and patience. She has gained weight and looks beautiful! A very pretty little girl!

12/1/05 - Update from the foster mom
We brought Sally home on Friday, 11/25. There is my husband, myself, Tucker our 9 year old Golden Retriever, adopted from GRIN appprox. 8 years ago and one nervous little cat in our household. The atmosphere is pretty serene.

Sally is a beautiful but timid, frightened little girl. Almost everything frightens her, because it's all unfamiliar, but she has made progress this week. She has her great moments and some not so great moments. She is starting to trust me but is still leery of my husband and won't come to him yet. She spends a lot of time hiding under a table in the living room but is coming out to be with me more and more every day.

She has times when she plays just great with Tucker and sometimes she growls at him. For the most part they are getting along and it's mostly a jealousy issue. He is very patient with Sally. Sally likes to chase cats but is learning not to.

She is very thin and has a good appetite. I am feeding her 3 times a day in hopes she will gain some weight. Sally is a challenge but I am enjoying working with her. She is a beautiful little golden girl!

11/21/05 - Update from a GRIN Volunteer who visited with Sally
Sally is a really shy and scared little girl and has not been socialized with humans. She would not come to me but I went to her and she just cowered and shivered and she let me pet her. She would go to the tech when she called her and felt more comfortable with her since she is used to seeing her. She wants to stay in her cage at all times and runs to the back and just cowers down.

We brought another boarding golden out with Sally off the leash and Sally just went up and sniffed her and licked her in the face. No growling, snarling, aggression at all. She seemed curious of her but no problems. I fed them treats and they both were fine. The boarding golden dropped her treat and Sally went over and took it after she walked away.

So we took Sally back inside and Sally ran back into her cage and cowered down. We brought two other boarders out and walked them past her cage with the door shut. She did come to the front to see but did not growl or anything. I didn't see any dogs issues. Based on my evaluation she would do fine with other dogs and needs to be in a home that is willing to work with her to win her trust. She needs a special person to offer her some TLC.

11/16/05 - Update from a GRIN Volunteer
Sally and Sophie were found running together as strays and we assumed they needed to stay together. But since their time at the vet's office it has been observed that they do not get a long. Sally growls at Sophie and basically Sophie could care less whether Sally is there or not. They have been kept in separate dog runs and they prefer it that way. So under that observation we decided that it would be best to adopt them out separately. Both dogs seem to prefer it that way. The kennel staff suggested that was best for both dogs.


Sally came from the shelter along with her best friend, Sophie. She has a heart murmur so her exercise should be kept to a minimum. She is on the shy side so she will do best in a home with no small children. We would like to keep Sally and Sophie together, if possible.

Facts about Sally

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at GRIN - Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sally, a Cleveland 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 Cleveland, or seeking a Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in Cleveland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland paves the way for another one to be saved.