Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever (medium coat) / Female / Adult
Details about Effie D180357
- ID D180357
- Adopted for Adoption
- 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
Age: DOB Approx. 3/5/13
Breed: Golden Lab
Dog friendly: Yes but is leash reactive
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes but don't need one
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $350.00
From the Foster:
My name is Effie and I am a Goldie Lab mix. That makes me a bundle of joy and sunshine! I love everyone as soon as I meet them! I am really good with children and would make a gentle and fun family dog. My favorite time of the day is when the kids come home from school. I love to go to the bus stop and say “hello” to all the kids getting off the school bus.
My foster mom calls me the easiest dog she knows! She says I am really smart and easy to train. I know “come,” “sit,” “down,” “stay” and “this way.” I even “go potty” on command! I will do almost anything for a treat and to hear you ask, “Who’s a good girl?”
I am house trained and have never had an accident in the house. I am also crate trained and will just curl up and go to sleep when put in my crate, but I don’t really need to be there. I have never damaged anything in the house. I almost never bark.
Right now I live with three cats. I would love to play with them, but they don’t really want to play with me. I watch them playing with each other and I wish I could join in, but I respect their boundaries and leave them alone. My guilty pleasure is that I like to sneak cat poop as a treat, so if you have cats you should keep their litter boxes where I cannot get to them. Even though I like the “kitty treats,” they give me an upset stomach.
I love to go on walks. I stay right next to my person and follow commands very nicely. Usually I am on my best behavior, but I need a consistent and calm person on the other end of the leash. I have been taking training classes and I am much less likely to react to other dogs than I used to be, but if I get too close to other dogs who are also on a leash or if they start barking or growling first, I sometimes lunge and growl a bit. I need some help remembering that is not what I am supposed to do! My favorite treats distract me and help me refocus on my person!
I recently had surgery on both of my hips so I am still recovering, but the vet is very happy with my x-rays and I can walk again without being in any pain. In another month or so, I can even start running again! I cannot wait! But I have to start slowly and work up to it. Exercise is very important to me because it will help me stay thin and help to prevent any problems with my legs and hips. (I used to be a bit too chunky, but I am now the perfect weight!)