My name is Candace (#3886). I’ve been in the US for about 5.5 months. For the first 5 months, I stayed with another family who changed my name to Scarlett, and I think I’m a little confused. It’ll be important for my new family to work with me on my new name.
I love being in my foster home. I currently live with a single woman who has a lot of friends and visitors coming and going. I am very sweet, friendly, especially to guests and even with small children, and most of the time, I am quite mellow. I do get worked up when there are squirrels outside and I can see them through the window. I love cuddling and getting my belly rubbed. I get excited about mealtime in the morning and evening, and I definitely get worked up into a happy dance when I know it’s about time to go out on a walk. It’s important to use a harness for me. Even though I’m a relatively small Golden, I get really excited on my walks. I love to sniff very assertively and walk around a lot. I can pull when I see a squirrel or cat. My foster mom walks me on other sidewalks when she sees another dog coming because I tend to get aggressive around other dogs, even if they’re pretty cool neighbor dogs.
I like playing with squeaker toys at home and even like to tear them up. At my previous foster home, I did not like to share my toys with other dogs. Even though I can really tear up toys, I am not otherwise destructive. Both of my foster moms quickly put away the crate because they feel safe leaving me freely in the house.
I am fully potty-trained but I have a strange habit of not pooping very often when I go on walks, even longer ones. It’s important for me to have free roam of a fenced in backyard so I can do my business on my own time. I have had a couple accidents in the house when my current foster mom didn’t give me enough time outside before bed. I like sleeping on my dog bed next to my foster mom’s bed. Much to her surprise, I haven’t indicated an interest in jumping up on her bed.
She really doesn’t get along well with other dogs in her space and would do well as the center of someone’s world!
Adoption fee: $300 plus $35 microchip fee