Sadie is a 3 year old golden retriever who came from a puppy mill that closed down. As a former breeding girl, Sadie was a scared girl at first with people, but her foster family is patient and has done a great job socializing her. She has another dog in her home who she plays with and is also learning from. The foster family has been exposing her slowly to all kinds of things, like trips to Home Depot, Lowe's and Wildwood Park.
Time, patience, and consistency is what these puppy mill girls need to come out of their shell. They almost always need another confident dog in their new home.
Sadie is now fully engaging in the activities in her foster home. She sits at the door and barks when the other dog in the home barks, she follows her foster family around the home when they move from room to room, and she contentedly lays at their feet. When she first arrived, she hid in the corner in the kitchen by herself.
Sadie now enjoys walks for what they are - the chance to explore, investigate interesting smells and sniffing people who stop to say hello! On walks around the neighborhood, Sadie actively sniffs and follows interesting scents. She is more confident in walking up front with the other dog in the home. When the other dog wants to investigate geese and ducks in the pond or birds in a tree, Sadie now watches and engages too. This is a lot of growth from the first few weeks of fear of her surroundings and being very skittish on the leash.
Sadie was born to shop! She willingly gets in the car for frequent trips to Pet Supplies Plus, Bass Pro Shop, Home Depot, Lowes, Tractor Supply, and the local hardware store. Sadie has learned from the other dog in the house that meeting people is enjoyable and many people carry treats with them! Sadie picks out her own toys, models clothing, and, enjoys stores who sponsor free treats and free tennis balls! And, she even willingly investigated the fish in the stream and rode in elevator at Bass Pro! If the other dog in the home shows an interest, Sadie must also be part of it!
Nothing beats a trip to Wildwood park. Sadie has learned long walks in the woods is fascinating. She loves to sniff passing dogs and follows interesting smells around her. Sadie is proving to be a good jogging partner too. With her foster carefully watching her to make sure she isn’t under foot; they can work up to a jog and Sadie is content to move at the faster pace.
Sadie is comfortable in the home such that serious cases of zoomies occur more and more! Her foster family happily watches the rugs fly and the other dog in the home chases her, making the zoomies that much more fun! Sadie carries a shoe in her mouth to signal a walk. The best part is that she exhibits that gentle mouth of a golden and does not destroy anything in the home.
Sadie is learning to sit, stay, and shake. She has learned that quietly sitting by her foster family at dinner may result in a treat.
Sadie is a loving dog, eager to learn, and ready for the love of her new forever family. A physical fence is preferred in her new home for the adult puppy mill moms as getting a shock from an electric fence may startle them and cause them to bolt through the fence. We ask to have no children younger then 10 years old in her new home as little kids will be scary, with their fast movements and yelling.
If you would like to adopt Sadie and continue helping her learn how to be a real and loved dog who is is an active part of the family, the first step to adopt any of our dogs is to read ""How To Adopt"
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