BONNIE-17-022 | F | 6 YEARS
BONNIE-17-022 | F | 6 YEARS
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 6 years
Weight: 97 lbs, overweight
- Needs to be spayed
- Heartworm positive
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Bonnie was an owner surrender to GRRNT due to a change in circumstances. She is a sweet girl, and is enjoying being part of her foster family. Bonnie needs to be spayed, and will also have to be treated for heartworms. She will not be ready for adoption until sometime in August.
Bonnie is a sweet, gentle, timid girl. She is submissive to her people , especially when she is outside. She will walk beside you, submit, roll over and want her belly rubbed.
She does not know how to play with toys, but has recently discovered the tennis ball. She is still trying to figure out what to do with it, though. She has mastered the doggie door and let’s herself out to go to the bathroom. She had one accident in the house, but it was her first day and 100% her foster dad’s fault. He was told by foster mom to let her out in 30 minutes and he forgot.
She gets along with her two foster brothers, but occasionally tells them not to take her ball or bone. Foster mom just tells her no, and she readily responds. She sleeps great at night. There is a crate in the bedroom, which is like her safety spot. The crate door is left open and she goes in there on her own for bedtime and stays there all night. She is an early riser. She likes to wake up, come to the bed wagging her tail and wait for some petting. If you ignore her she will lay back down, but not for long. She LOVES to be pet. She will come give you the golden nudge throughout the day.
She has made no attempt to jump on the bed or any furniture since she has been with us. She also never uses any of the doggy beds that are lying throughout the house. She just lies on the floor. In the past she was kept outside, and she is becoming more comfortable being inside.
She is learning how to walk on a leash, she doesn’t pull, but she clings to your leg and isn’t sure yet what walking on leash is about. Walks have been limited due to her spay and and upcoming heartworm treatment. She currently eats only once a day. We are trying to encourage her to eat two meals a day, but she is still pretty set on only one. She is very good in the car, but relates it to visiting the vet so she is reluctant to go in. With time and trips to fun things in the car we hope she will learn to enjoy riding and not be scared.
She has been with us during one thunderstorm and showed no anxiety. She doesn’t mind going outside if it is raining. We have not introduced her to the pool, again due to her heartworm treatment, but do think she would like it.
Bonnie would do well in a family with or without kids. She is skittish around loud noises and lots of commotion, and needs her new family to help her learn she is secure and safe. She could be in a home with other dogs, but would be completely content being the only dog.