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Golden Retriever puppies and dogs in Johnston, Iowa

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Lizzy

Golden Retriever

Female, 8 yrs 6 mos
Nevada, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
1/3/24 Happy New Year everyone!!! Lizzy here! Just wanted to say I am still looking for my forever home. Foster mom says somebody is missing out on a wonderful companion. My only requirements are daily walks and lots of pets!! The other night on our walk a loose dog from across the street ran and jumped at me. Mom was really scared but I stayed very calm and didn’t try to fight. She yelled and the dog ran back home. She told me how proud she was of me and what a good girl I was!!!! So, if you think I might be a good companion for you, please reach out and we can talk!!! **** 9/9/23-Update: Hey everyone…. Lizzy here!! Are you loving this cooler weather as much as me? I just wanted to tell everyone I’m patiently waiting for my forever family!! Let me just remind you of a few things; 1. I love everyone!! I have been around kids as young as four and have done very well. I have not met a dog that I didn’t greet with friendship. 2. I am totally housebroken and sleep all night with no problem. 3. I might be eight years old, but I’ll bet you’ll never guess that. I love to go on walks, and if you run with me, I will love it! (Foster mom does NOT run!! I do know how to play ball but I need someone to teach me to let go of the ball once I bring it back. In fact, I can fit many of them in my mouth! 🤣 4. I love to be by my people and I love to be petted so if you need someone to lay on the deck while you’re relaxing, I’m the perfect one!! If you think I might be a good fit, please reach out and let them know. I would love to meet you!. 8/2/2023 Hi everyone, my name is Lizzy! I am an eight year old golden retriever and weigh in at 100 pounds. I know that’s a lot, but my foster mom has been walking me every night trying to get my weight down. That’s fine with me because I love to walk, and I love to play ball! All good things to help me lose weight. Foster mom says I am almost perfect! I sleep all night long and have had no accidents. I go to the door when I need to go outside. I do bark a couple times when the people I love go out the door without me, but then I lay down and wait for them to come back. I would be fine as an only dog, but I do get along well with other dogs as long as they’re not in my face too much. Requirements: Physical Fence - required No cats in the home Good with other dogs Children-good with kids
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Rio

Golden Retriever

Male, 1 yr 5 mos
Nevada, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Requirements: *Another medium to large, confident dog in adoptive home *No children *Physical fence required *Cats unknown *Cannot be crated *Date of birth: 9/21/22 https://grroiowa.org/pet/rio-23-020/ 2/26/24-Foster Update: Rio is looking for his forever family! We know he has special needs but are convinced that he will flourish with the right family. He does need support though. Since our last update, Rio has started on anti anxiety medication. It has decreased his barking by 75%. Now he mainly barks to alert us when anything is happening in the yard including the persistent presence of his archenemies - white tail deer and Amazon delivery trucks. The meds don’t decrease his ability to leap for frisbees or chase his foster brothers but they help make scary experiences a little easier. And Rio has begun walking on a double leash alongside his foster brother in our rural setting. It’s not easy for him but the beginning of the walk is the hardest. Once we get moving, he will investigate the new sights and smells. But he’d really rather stay at home. Rio is most scared during transitions and will accept a change in situation as long as we stay calm and keep moving forward with whatever needs to happen (including baths!) He will need time to transition successfully to new people and new activities. But the investment in him will be worth it. He is affectionate and sweet once he gets to know you. Rio is looking for an adult only setting where people are home most of the day. He needs a fenced yard and a good frisbee. And his family needs to be patient. He does not crate except at meal times when he will now assertively bark to be put into his crate to eat right away! He respects baby gates and needs another confident dog with him. He cannot be an only dog. He sleeps loose in his foster parents’ bedroom and but would prefer the bed to sleeping on the floor. He wants to be with people who love him. If you have room in your family for a loyal but anxious companion, Rio might be the friend that you’re looking for. ************ Meet Rio! He’s a 9 month old purebred golden retriever who came to GRRoIowa from a breeder. He was the last in his litter and gifted to a family friend, but after a few days, he was surrendered back to the breeder. We’re not sure what happened during those few days, but Rio came back fearful and skittish. The breeder asked if we could take Rio, help him learn that humans aren’t so scary, and find him a loving home. We don’t know much about Rio other than his fear, but we will continue to update as we learn more about him and work on his confidence and trust. Update 12/29/23: Gorgeous Rio is enjoying the holiday and is working hard at getting braver. He is inching forward but honestly, he has a distance to go before he can enjoy life fully. He appreciates his foster parents and loves his foster siblings. But his world is small still. He loves playing in the back yard but going out the front door (in a semi-rural neighborhood) is much too frightening. Going to the vet is very difficult despite the vet staff truly understanding his challenges. Car rides cause tremendous stress. Rio is very happy with his small world but his foster family is working on trying to expose him to new experiences despite his preference to just stay safe and secure. Potential families have inquired about Rio but haven’t been the right fit. Rio has specific needs at this time. Due to past experiences, Rio panics when crated. This shows in him becoming very assertive that he is not going to be crated. His foster family doesn’t know what caused this in the past but are working with this reaction and Rio can be crated during mealtimes now. Rio has roam of a few rooms while left alone with the other dogs and behaves well. Rio cannot go for car rides or leashed walks yet but he loves playing in the yard with his family and wrestling in the house. Rio cannot be placed in a family with young children. Only experienced people who understand abused dogs can be considered as Rio needs time to trust. He can adapt though if he likes you. He chooses who is safe and who should be avoided at this time. Please watch as Rio continues to grow. Update 11/17/23: Rio is ready for the right family who can help him continue to heal. Rio needs an experienced compassionate family who will understand that he’s been hurt before and you must earn his trust. He loves a good hard play session and has amazing frisbee skills. New experiences still scare him a lot though. He is not the right pup for doggy daycare or dog parks but he loves racing in the back yard and then sleeping at his foster parents’ feet while they work. He’s a smart dog and will make someone a wonderful best friend but right now, he needs a patient owner and a confident second dog who can continue to support him while he expands his world. Update 10/29/23: Rio is enjoying the fall season and loves rolling in the leaves! He is definitely the dog who wants us to go outside and play with him every hour! Rio is an active, athletic, smart dog who is going to make someone a superb companion when the time comes. I can see his pride when he struts about the yard and tells our other dogs that they are not following the rules. He has the traits of a natural leader within his own small world. He is still working on building confidence outside of our house and yard. This week’s first attempt to leash walk was not completely successful as a walk the length of three houses was filled with anxiety circle walking and pancaking on the ground in fear. But for Rio, allowing the leash to be put on and simply walking that far was quite an accomplishment and we feel optimistic about how this is moving forward. And he did take notice of the scents in the neighborhood. It’ll just take time for Rio to unlearn what has happened to him in the past and to realize that there is happiness to be found beyond our fenced yard. Until he learns this, Rio is not a candidate for dog day care or dog parks. We are expanding his world a little at a time. And he’ll need a fenced yard to run as well as a confident dog sibling who likes to play. Update 10/09/23: Wow! Rio is celebrating an exciting milestone. Ten days straight without a housebreaking mistake! Yahoo! Mission accomplished! He’s got it down!
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Noel JuM

Golden Retriever Mixed Breed (Large)

Female, Adult
Clive, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
So stop me if you have heard this one...... I was walking down the road, minding my own business when BAM! I was hit by a car!!! You haven't heard this one yet??? Well, sit back and relax and let me tell you my story of despair and hard work and now, REDEMPTION!!! Yes, I was literally minding my own business- I was searching for food, water and maybe some love in the mean streets... The car accident actually SAVED my life and now I am in my foster home and it is SO AWESOME!!! BUT, I have a forever home out there looking for a hard working, happy and SWEET fuzzy (a little gray)face and I am going to find you! I am such a good girl, smart and sweet and huggable. I have been through alot of recovery and am getting around great (see I was partially paralyzed for a month or two after the accident) but with the knowledge and love of my foster family I WALK again! I am pretty independent now and ready for the COUCH of my dreams! Look at my video and see how far I have come. I am great with other dogs, all people and for my safety sake would LOVE a KID OF MY OWN!! I actually am AMAZING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS :) I just seem to have a special connection with the special kids and sure hope to find one to be my bestest friend!! In return for your family and love I will give you my WHOLE life of love and happiness. I mean, look into my gorgeous soulful eyes and ADOPT ME!!! My foster mom can tell you all about who I am and you can decide to adopt me! ***This dog has a special need from her family. Please identify how you will continue her special care when you adopt her- Noel has bilateral hip dysplasia as well as weakness in her back end. She gets around very well, but needs monitoring and a quiet home. She takes joint supplements daily for life and anti inflammatory meds.**** Local adoption fee is $200 (in TX) Out of state adoption fee is $400 (includes transport to your area. Temporary $50 fuel fee will be applied)

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