Age: 11 years
Sex: spayed female
WAAGR ID: #16011
Heidi is an 11 year old golden mix, a stray. She’s being treated for heart worm and WAAGR will continue to pay for her treatment until she gets the all clear. She’s housebroken, stays off furniture but doesn’t know any commands. It seems as if she had very little interaction with people but she’s starting to enjoy being around them.
Age 9 years
Brittany was surrendered to WAAGR when the breeding facility shut down. She has spent her entire life caged up, delivering puppies year after year. Brittany has a sweet temperament, not a mean bone in her body. No food or toy aggression. Actually she doesn’t know anything about playing with toys, they are very new to her. Even though she has never been socialized, never spent much time around people, she is learning to relax and enjoy life in her foster home. She wasn’t housebroken upon arrival at the foster home so they started using puppy training pads since Brittany doesn’t like to spend much time outdoors. She’s finally getting the hang of that and with time and patience she will learn the housebreaking rules too. She didn’t know how to walk on a leash of course, so that’s another new thing to her just like all the household noises. Every once in a while she lets out a howl, just a short howl, we’re not sure what that’s all about. Her coat is very soft, and she loves petting. You can leave her home alone because she’s not destructive although her foster parents are retired and usually someone is home during the day. Brittany also rides well in a car but you might have to give her a fanny boost if you have a tall vehicle. Since she’s in a one story house we don’t know yet how she handles stairs. I’m sure they will be another new experience to her. Do you have the time and patience to give Brittany the family she has never had? Who knows what she can become when given a chance.
9 year old female
WAAGR # #17009
Meet sweet Olive! Here’s what her foster mother had to say about her:
Olive is a nine year old former puppy mill dog. In the beginning she was very shy and didn’t quite know what people are for. It is obvious she did not spend much time with people. She is quickly coming out of her shell and demanding that we make up for nine years of not being petted and loved. She had serious dental disease, and has had 26 teeth pulled. She recovered very quickly and is back to eating dry food. She loves cheddar cheese and certain treats, although she is a little food picky. She is slightly underweight but is eating well. She has learned to walk on a leash fairly well, but is a powerful dog and occasionally pulls, especially as you approach going inside. We are working on that and she is improving. She does not know how to play with toys, but is starting to show an interest in them. She needs to continue working on potty training and does not know any basic obedience commands yet. Olive is a quick learner, and with motivating rewards, she will learn quickly. This is honestly one of the sweetest dogs I have ever had the pleasure to work with. There is not an aggressive bone in her body. She takes treats gently and is great with my younger autistic son, as well as other kids. She no longer fears other people. She even allowed a stranger to pet her the other day at the pet store. She has lots of energy and needs exercise, even at her age. She prefers to be active. She does not shy away from a long walk.
8 yr old female
Goldie was a breeder dog in her past life and knew nothing about being a pet or the world on “the outside”. With the help of our 2 Goldens she has learned a lot and overcome many fears. We have also managed to house train her at the age of 8 which has been quite an accomplishment! She does stairs now like a champ, walks well on a leash, and enjoys walks outside. She still needs work on loud noises and is quite shy around people til she warms up to them but she loves other dogs and should be placed in a home w/ at least one kind mentor dog. Small children make her nervous but she is sweet and loves to be petted by adults. A home w/ retired people or someone who works from home would be ideal as Goldie should be let out every 4-6 hours…years of birthing puppies has left her w/ a bit of a bladder problem but she safely makes it thru the night now. Goldie is ready for her new home…could you be her new “pack”?
Baxter ***Adoption Pending***
1 year old male
Born January 2016, little Baxter (36 pounds) is an energetic, fun boy. He is a very quick learner and always wants to please you. Baxter loves attention and cuddling. If you have a safe space for him to run, he will go full out! He has always come when called. He will need exercise including walks or play time. We have used a large kennel and is good with that if we leave for an extended amount of time. We do give him a kong and some toys and a beef bone. We have him housebroken using a pet door to our fenced yard. When we first got him he would go if we walked out with him but now will also do his business if we let him out the back door. And then we either let him in or he uses the pet door. He has been extremely good with our ten year old chocolate golden mix and with children as old as 8. We have no small children in our home so do not know how he reacts to them but is very good with all adults and other dogs he meets. He does get excited and wants to jump but is learning the sit command. He apparently was allowed on the bed and furniture but we have a pet bed for him in our room at night and he is good with that. He can sleep 8-10 hours. We do allow him on a love seat in our family room with us but he is not allowed to jump or be on other furniture. We have found if we leave him alone too long while we are outside or downstairs, he has chewed shoes. But he takes the correction very seriously. We have had some thunderstorms and loud noises and that has not bothered him at all. He rides very well in the car. He does not do stairs but we know he could learn them quickly if you teach him.
Baxter is a very cute little dog and he will make someone or a family a life long loyal companion. We are going to miss him very, very much.