My name is Chaya!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Monica, California - Chaya
Photo 1 - Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Monica, California - Chaya
Photo 2 - Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Monica, California - Chaya
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Chaya's Info...

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

Chaya's Story...
Chaya is a Take Me Home courtesy post. Chaya is not affiliated with Take Me Home. She is not under our care. Take Me Home is not responsible for any adoptions through private parties. For more information on Chaya, please contact

Imagine being dumped at the shelter after 15 years by the only family you've ever known. Then being taken to a vet to a temporary foster then to a your potential home. Imagine how confused and unwanted you'd feel. This is what poor Chaya has had to endure in the last two weeks. This 15 year old who was adopted from the shelter as a puppy and then dumped back 15 years later. This angel girl once again needs immediate help. Her heart is breaking because she thinks no one wants her.

She was adopted by someone who meant well. Unfortunately, because of series of circumstances - not Chaya's fault - she needs a stable, loving home, long term home immediately. Although Chaya pays no attention to small dogs, the adopters small dogs were jealous of her and attacked her. No one was hurt. In addition, the adopter works full time and travels and doesn't have enough time to spend a lot of one on one time with her. Chaya needs a home where she will be doted on. She needs and deserves to be treasured.

Chaya does have separation anxiety - no doubt caused by moving from place to place - and not understanding why no one wants her. It looks like she was once loved very much as she is affectionate, loving, housebroken. She does not like to be crated, or restrained in a small area. Patience and consistency will help her through this.

The perfect home for Chaya would be someone who works from home or is home a lot, has one or no dogs and a lot of time to spend with Chaya. It has to be someone very patient to help deal with Chaya's sense of loss and confusion - to help her feel loved and secure once again.

What we do know about Chaya: she's housebroken, loves walks, acts years younger than 15, LOVES food, ignores small dogs, loves walks and wants to be someone's loyal companion. She cannot be put into boarding. She cannot got from short term foster to short term foster again. Another move will break this dog's heart and spirit. Physically she is very spry - she seems to be much younger than her 15 years. She has an ear infection and is getting drops, and has hair loss from flea dermatitis, but that is being taken care of. She also appears to be deaf.

Facts about Chaya

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Chaya, a Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica, or seeking a Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in Santa Monica.

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