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Effie D180357

Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever (medium coat) / Female / Adult

Details about Effie D180357

  • ID D180357
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Golden/Chestnut
  • Coatlength: Medium
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Effie D180357

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Effie
Age: DOB Approx. 3/5/13
Gender: Female
Breed: Golden Lab
Weight: 65
Dog friendly: Yes but is leash reactive 
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Yes, 10+
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes but don't need one
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $400.00 


From the Foster:

Effie is an adoption return. She was returned because she was nervous around the adopters’ 2 year old son. She was never aggressive towards him, but she did pace constantly when he was near and avoided him as much as possible. Even with time and patience, she was never able to be comfortable in his presence. Because of this, we are recommending she not live in a home with very young children. However, she is very friendly and comfortable with my school aged children and their friends.


Effie is a sweet and loving dog who is very eager to please and learns things fast. She loves being near people and enjoys following me around the house as I do housework. She is crate-trained, but does not need to be once she is acclimated to a new home. She is a quiet dog and rarely barks except at other dogs. We are working on leash skills and will be doing training to reduce her reactivity around unfamiliar dogs. She is showing improvement already, but she is a dog who will need someone who understands what is needed and is committed to providing firm and consistent training. Although she is dog reactive, Effie has lived with dogs before and as long as a slow introduction protocol is followed, can get along with dogs she knows. We have a resident dog and both dogs are becoming comfortable with each other.


When Effie first came to Secondhand Hounds, she needed TPLO surgery on her back legs. The surgery was successful, but she has developed arthritis in those legs. She is responding well to anti-inflammation medication. Because of the surgery, she needs to maintain a healthy weight and get adequate daily exercise. As long as she remains thin and fit, her legs should be fine for years.