|Purred: Fri Mar 20, '09 11:06pm PST |
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Arnie's foster family is moving in 60 days and needs to place Arnie in a foster or adoptive home in the next 4-5 weeks. Any lead within a day's drive of San Francisco will be considered.
Hair/color: Gold with white markings, medium length
Age: 4-5 years
Breed: Golden Retriever mix
Weight: 80 pounds
Arnie is a 4-5 year old male golden retriever mix. He is microchipped and neutered; is gold in color with white markings on his nose and chest. Arnie is a sweet boy who suffers from fear of the unfamiliar. He is completely housebroken, but not leash-trained, and needs a home with direct access to a secure yard. He is somewhat of a couch potato and prefers to spend most of his time in his bed except when he's letting you pet and love on him. He gets along with dogs of all sizes, age, and gender, and completely ignores the cat in his foster home.
Arnie was rescued along with 150 other dogs from a hoarding situation in the Nevada desert. When Arnie came to his foster home a year ago, he hid from humans, cringed when he was approached, had never worn a collar, and never slept indoors. Now he comes to his foster family and their visitors for attention, will sit on command, sits up and begs, and is currently working on offering his paw for a treat and walking on a leash.
Arnie takes medication for his anxiety (cost, about $25 per month) and would do best in a quiet home without children. He needs someone with patience and understanding to allow him to get used to his new surroundings and who can offer him a fairly routine life. Experience with fearful dogs is a plus.
If interested, please contact his guardians via dogster mail or call 650-588-7929.
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