Hi! My name is Alex (#3279) and I arrived from China on November 23rd. When I was in China, a vet kept me locked in a cage and used me as a blood supplier. Thankfully, I was rescued and now living the high life in the great state of Washington! I’m a one year old, neutered red Golden Retriever male. My foster mom says I’m a very handsome boy!
I love to run laps in my foster mom’s backyard, and LOVE to roll in the grass. Even if it’s wet and cold out, I love to roll and have a good time. She let’s me take my favorite Kong toy out there and I throw it up in the air and play and play.
Now here’s some a word from my foster mom: Alex is a very good boy, he does still have some puppy tendencies. When you come home and he’s excited to see you he will jump up on you, he also is a bit mouthy with your hands. But he never is trying to bit you hard, just wants to show love with his mouth. He is a bit of a counter surfer, but he is so much better from when he first arrived. He listens well and learned to sit within the first few days of being here. Alex loves to go on walks, he gets very excited and it makes putting his harness on a bit of a challenge. He is learning how to heel, right now walks consist of a lot of zigging and zagging in order to experience all the new sights and smells. He is for the most part housebroken, he knows to go to the door to be let out but sometimes has puppy brain and will need reminders that it’s time to go out to potty. He does well in his crate at night and when home alone. At night he might whine a bit and sometimes barks but after about 5 mins he settles down. Did I mention he LOVES to snuggle? He would love to be able to sleep with his person at night and curl up on the couch with you. He follows you around and always wants to be nearby.
Alex would do well with an active family, with or without another dog. He’s good with entertaining himself but also likes to have a play buddy. A family that is willing to train him in basic obedience and who will be patient while he out grows some of his puppy behavior.
He’s been through a lot in a short amount of time and he is such a wonderful and sensitive dog. He is full of puppy love and energy and would be an amazing addition to a loving family!
Alex is being fostered in Vancouver, WA.
Adoption fee: $900 plus $35 microchip fee