Meet Phoebe!

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Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 4.5 years
Weight: 50-55 lbs
Altered: Yes

Fabulous Phoebe, that’s me! Hang onto your heart as I'll steal it in an instant! I'm a sweetheart who wants nothing more than your love and affection! I'm an approximately 4 and 1/2 year old Golden Retriever. I’m a petite Golden at approximately 50-55 pounds. My foster family calls me “fun size”.

I was surrendered to AGN so that I could find a wonderful family after having multiple litters of puppies. I’m enjoying living like princess in my foster home and learning the joys of being a pampered pooch.

Personality Traits: I’m sweet, gentle and loving. A little shy and nervous, but blossoming each day. Startle easily with unfamiliar sounds or situations right now as I learn the world. Definition of a “Velcro shadow”. Eager to please and always alert to your next move. Perfect mix of docile and playful. Mellow most of the time, but also have a fun, joyful side that’s starting to come out more. I’m a work in progress and need continued confidence building, but doing great!

Status with People: I’m a bit skittish of strangers at first, but still curious and friendly. Good with children, but will only be placed with older children due to my nature to startle easily.

Status with Dogs: I’m good with dogs and have always lived with dogs. Neutral to submissive in temperament. Have 3 furry foster brothers. Love to romp, wrestle and play with them, but am definitely the more passive of the fellas as they are young and rambunctious.

Status with Cats: : Cats unknown, but not a critter chaser so likely would be fine.

Favorite Toys: Toys are new to me, but I’m discovering the fun of playing with them. Love to carry my stuffies around in my mouth, but have sometimes been known to destroy them. Haven’t yet shown interest in a ball yet...maybe you can teach me!

Energy Level: Moderate overall. Most active when playing with my furry foster brothers. Laid back and sometimes even a couch potato when hanging out with foster mom.

House Trained: Yes

Crate Trained: Yes, but no need and my foster family does not use it.

House Manners: I’m a perfect lady. Have free roam in the house and do not bother a thing. Sleep on a dog bed in my foster parents’ room.

Leash Manners: I haven’t had much leash practice yet, but all walks should allow me to sniff and learn the world. This is all a part of my learning.

Exercise:: I play inside and outside a lot with my furry foster brothers. We run, wrestle and play. A tired pup is a good pup so significant daily exercise is important for me.

Car Rides: I’m a bit nervous in the car as it’s still new for me. I need to associate the car with positive things.

Things I need in my forever home:
-Someone who understands that I’m still blossoming each day. Someone who will continue to work with me on confidence building through positive reinforcement and socialization.
-Moderately active family who enjoys fun outdoor activities with their furry companion as I gain confidence, but also snuggling up to relax.
-Someone who is home more often than not. I thrive on human interaction and am used to my foster family spending lots of time with me.
-I’d do best with a dog companion who will play nicely with me. I learn from my furry foster brothers and it’s important for my progress. I’ve always been with other dogs. No dominant dogs as that would be too much for me. My dog companion should be gentle yet playful.
-Not too chaotic of a household. I need a more stable environment with a daily routine as this helps confidence building. I’m very comfortable with my foster family and my comfort with new people and new things will grow in time.

I’m a wonderful Golden who continued to come out of my shell. I need stability, patience and lots of love and kindness. So, if you're committed to maximizing my potential through positive reinforcement training, exercise and socialization...I'm your perfect companion. You will not find a more precious pup to steal your heart and create wonderful memories with! I can’t wait to love you!

Luv, Phoebe

Photos by Amanda Murray Photography

Additional information: *Housetrained *Current on shots