Are you looking for a smaller golden retriever mixed pup who is not a velcro dog and barely sheds?? Here is a beautiful girl just for you!
Caylee is a petite golden mix who is around 4 years old and weighs just over 30 pounds.
Caylee is a special needs girl. Please be sure to read her entire bio prior to reaching out to request an application.
We are officially declaring Caylee potty trained! In the last 6 weeks, she only had one accident, and it was the first night a new foster dog came into the home. Foster mom and dad screwed up - they kept telling the new foster "let's go outside to potty" and that's the magic word, so Caylee did! The only problem was, she was still inside. Whoops! Other than that, though, she's got it down.
Caylee has made tremendous strides in her foster home. She is most confident and happy with the pack of Goldens, but is accepting a tiny but more attention from foster Mom and Dad. She is regularly meeting new people - sometimes allowing them to pet her, sometimes just watching and listening as they move around near her and talk to her. She is VERY food-motivated so this is helpful in bonding and training. Caylee has decided that hot dogs are more delicious than new people are scary. It's slow going, but she's having good experiences.
It's fun to see Caylee's personality showing and confidence growing. She is learning to play with the pack and understanding canine body language better. She has the cutest expression and tragic whine when it's taking too long to fill the bowls at dinnertime. She barks when her favorite pack-mate goes into another room, and is so excited when they are reunited. She loves her tennis balls but beware, she sometimes tears all the fuzz off and then they're really slimy!
Caylee is looking for a specific forever home. Because of her past of abuse, likely as a puppy mill mama, Caylee is scared of a lot of things and apprehensive of people. She will need a low-key family with at least one adult home most of the time and a calm, confident dog - similar in age and size - to help her learn how to live inside life as a family member.
Caylee needs a structural fence and no children under 12 in the home (her ideal family would have no children). Caylee's family must understand that it will take her longer than "normal" to bond with her people, and they must be willing to invest the time and patience it will take to encourage this sweetheart to come out of her shell and live her best life.
Caylee is curious but respectful of the cat in her foster home. She has recovered from being spayed and has no ongoing medical issues.
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