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Cash GH-1099

LOOKING FOR A FOREVER HOME

Meet handsome Cash with his beautiful wavy dark golden coat. He’s a 6-year old Golden with that wonderful Golden personality, and greets you with adoring eyes and a wagging tail. He was neutered earlier in his life before coming to GoldHeart. Cash now weighs in at 80 pounds, and is up to date on vetting. He came to Goldheart since his family could no longer give him the time and attention he deserves. During his first six years he spent many hours in a crate, but has rapidly gotten adjusted to the good life at his foster home, and has found he just LOVES to run, play ball, and explore the outside world.

In the house, he is very reliable, and while he might like to wander and sniff at furniture he is very respectful, gentle and non-destructive. He does not jump on furniture or counter surf. Cash likes to spend his day sleeping on the kitchen rug, or quietly mouthing his Kong toy, or looking out the kitchen windows watching the birds and squirrels, or seeking as much attention and petting as he can get. He’s allowed in his foster home’s carpeted basement, so he’ll occasionally take himself to the basement so he can run around in the open space down there. He has a crate available to him, and currently goes in voluntarily to sleep there at night (with the door left open).

But…Cash is always ready to spend time outdoors. He loves his leash walks where he watches birds flying overhead or eagerly tracks scents (and gets so focused on tracking he sometimes has to be reminded to do his business). He walks reasonably well on a leash, but needs a firm hand and reminder to be gentle and not pull. He is learning to not bolt thru the door, but still needs to be reminded. Cash is full of spirit, and benefits from lots of exercise. He loves to run in the fenced in yard, and will chase balls (even though returning the ball seems to be optional in his mind). He’ll sometimes zoom around in big circles, just for the fun of it.

Cash is still a youngster, and occasionally has an obstinate streak and will plant his feet and get a mischievous glint in his eyes. He had been somewhat mouthy in a playful way, but he’s doing much better with that, and firm reminders about it not being acceptable behavior are working fairly well. Cash is food motivated, and also has a desire to please so additional training or behavior modifications are easier. He does very well with the “sit” command but “come” is still a foreign concept to him.

Even though he grew up in a family with children, because of his history of mouthiness, he would probably do better in a family without young children. He loves greeting new people, and initially jumps up, but will roll over for tummy rubs and petting. He is not a barker. Cash rides well in the car, and we understand that he should be OK with other dogs. Cats are an unknown.

Cash’s wish list for a forever home includes having a fenced yard or place where he can run freely on a daily basis, having someone available to play ball and give him lots of love and attention. He is quite a gentleman 95% of the time, but would do well with someone with patience and kind firmness to continue his training. He is a very sweet boy and loves to sit with his head in your lap or paw on your knee while getting continuous pets.

If you are an APPROVED ADOPTER and think Cash could be a good match for your home, please contact his foster mom at N455LOM@verizon.net. Cash is being fostered in West Grove, PA.

If you are not yet approved by Goldheart, and are in our SERVICE AREA, please complete an adoption application at https://goldheart.org/adopting-a-golden/adoption-application/. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee that must be received before the approval process starts. The approval process can take 6 weeks or more since we rely on an all-volunteer support network to process your application, conduct the home visit, and check references. If approved, you can then inquire about Cash, or any other available dog that is looking for a forever home. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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