Meet Hope!

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Breed: Purebred Golden
Age: 5 yrs
Weight: 58 lbs
Altered: Yes

HOPE! I could not have a more fitting name. I’ve overcome so much in my little life and cannot wait to find a family of my own. I’m a precious, super sweet, happy, laid back, velcro shadow who wants nothing more than your love and affection! Hi...I'm Hope. I'm a gorgeous 5-year-old, female Golden Retriever. I may not look my best physically right now, but I'm well on my way to taking your breath away with my beauty, both inside and out. I weigh 58 pounds.

I was surrendered to the shelter as a breeder dog who lived on a chain. AGN was called to rescue me and the volunteers were shocked at my sad condition when they arrived. I suffered from severe neglect. I had major skin infections that caused open wounds due to that neglect. AGN rushed me to the vet for the urgent care I needed. Now my skin has healed and I'm well on my way to growing back a healthy and gorgeous coat.

Personality Traits: I'm an incredibly sweet, loving, laid back "velcro shadow". I adore my humans and all people, really. I’m starved for attention and affection right now due to my neglectful past. I can be timid at first, but when I warm up, I’m polite, social and friendly with everyone.

Status with People:I'm sweet and friendly with all people and children. I do well with children and have older children in my foster home, but I really cherish my foster mom. I really adore all humans. I haven’t been around lots of children but I’m such a sweetheart that I’m sure I’d love them.

Status with Dogs: Until coming to AGN, I've been void of canine companionship or interactions with other dogs other than breeding. I'm now in a foster home with three other dogs. I am neutral around my furry foster siblings and I am becoming more confident and eager to join in when we all play.

Status with Cats: I’m not bothered by cats.

Favorite Toys: Until I came to AGN, I never knew what a toy was! I love stuffy toys that have squeakers in them!! I can sometimes get too excited and may have been known to destroy a stuffy or two in my attempts to get to their squeaker

Energy Level: I’m fairly mellow, but my energy level seems to be increasing as my confidence grows. I'm a great "hang out with you" kind of gal. I just want to be where you are. I'm happy just being with you and will match your energy. I love to follow my humans around and if my furry foster siblings are going outside, I run to join them!

House Trained: Yes, but I have had the occasional accident overnight.

Crate Trained: Yes

House Manners: Perfect lady that doesn't bother a thing. I just follow you around or happily lounge on my orthopedic dog beds. I really enjoy my comfy dog beds. I have been known to destroy a stuffy toy or two…can you blame me? I went 5 years without ever experiencing a toy!

Leash Manners: I do well on leash.

Exercise:: I enjoy daily walks. I'm more of a leisurely stroll kind of walker.

Car Rides: Great, I enjoy car rides. Hang out in the backseat. If you want to run errands, go to the beach, or just a joy ride...I'll be your car buddy.

Basic Commands: I know several commands and I am a quick learner! I can sit, shake, lay down, roll over, high five, and come.

Storm Phobia: None.

Things I need in my forever home:
- Low key family that likes to take leisurely walks through the neighborhood and strolls in the park.
- I've been void of human interaction for most of my life and crave attention so I need someone who is home more often than not to shower me with affection.
- A home with another doggie companion to play with and mentor me.
- I need orthopedic dog beds to protect my joints and bring me comfort when I nap and sleep. I love my orthopedic dog beds!
- A home with a fenced yard so that I can run and play with a furry sibling!

I'm SWEET, SWEET, SWEET! If you're looking for a furry best friend and Golden who cherishes you, then I'm your girl. My low-key energy is perfect if you're someone who just enjoys life and takes advantage of each day with your loving companion by your side. Whatever you're doing, I'll be there with you. Does it get any better than that?

Luv, Hope

Photos by Belle Intrigue Photography

Additional information: *Housetrained *Current on shots