We wanted to thank you again for selecting us to take care of Eddie. He quickly became deeply integrated into our family and was loved by all who came into contact with him. Eddie loved riding in the car and going places so he went just about everywhere with us. He even got to dip his paws in the Atlantic Ocean when we took him with us on our cross-country trip to Washington DC for the summer. We drove over 7,000 miles on that trip and he spent many of those miles in the back seat with his head on Sammy’s lap.

Eddie was great with kids and generally a good-natured dog but when we first got him he didn’t necessarily do well with other dogs. Over time his good nature took over and he pretty much ignored other dogs or if he did bark at them it was with his tail wagging. He even had a couple of doggy friends.

Eddie earned himself a few nicknames during his time with us: Wrong-Way Eddie, SlobberJaws, and Noser.

He got the nickname Wrong-Way Eddie due to his knack of seemingly always going or looking in the wrong direction. It was not uncommon for us to come home from dinner, and find Eddie eagerly awaiting us at the wrong door. In fact, it was a comical sight to see his tail wagging and his eyes directed toward the door knob while we came up behind him.

I think Noser was our favorite nickname for him because it spoke to his core being—a loving dog who loved to be pampered. As soon as you sat down you could count on his nose digging into your hand or arm as he prompted you to start scratching those ears of his.

Eddie was just a sweet, good boy and we will have a lifetime of fond memories. We miss him dearly but are so grateful for our time with him.

Patrick, Whitney, Micah, & Sammy

Edgar was adopted February 28, 2017

Here I am everybody…the dog you have been looking for all your life!  I’m Edgar (#2741), but my foster mom calls me Eddie which I think really fits my personality so much better.

I’m a short, stocky little guy but packed full of Golden love for you.   They shaved me in China, so my beautiful red coat is still growing in, but eventually I will be a very gorgeous Golden boy.

I’m from China, having been rescued from a truck on the way to the slaughter house,  and I spent some time in a shelter in China before I made the long trip here to the USA. Boy oh boy am I glad I got rescued because now I’m in a new home with lots of love, food, toys and a warm place to sleep.

I live with my foster mom’s two mellow female dogs and we all get along nicely, although we really don’t pay much attention to each other.  I have really mellowed out now and am very happy but I would probably do best in a one dog home where I can be the center of attention and learn all the things I need to know to become a perfect dog.

I’m still working on a basic commands, but I do come very well when called.  I’m still working on this thing called “sit”, but I think I’m finally getting it!  I will need more basic training to teach me all the things I need to know to become the best pal you’ve ever had.

I haven’t been around kids, but I think I would do well with older, respectful ones. Not sure about cats at all since I have not been around them.

I really love my crate which my foster mom calls my man cave.  And I stock it with all my favorite toys. I can’t have soft rubber squeaky ones because I love to chew them up, but I’m really good with all my other toys.

Speaking of chewing, I have chewed up some toys and sometimes I’ve chewed up some paper, but I’ve never chewed up any people stuff at all.

I walk very nicely on a leash, never pulling or tugging.  Sometimes I get a little distracted sniffing all the new fun smells, but most of the time, I’m happy to trot right next to you.   Not sure how I would do jogging since my foster mom is not a jogger.

I don’t dig and I don’t bark much at all, so I’d probably be a terrible guard dog!

I’m very curious about everything and sometimes I can be a scaredy cat about loud noises or things that look scary to me so I need someone who is willing to be patient with me until I learn about all these new things I’ve never seen before.

My foster mom calls me Mr. Mellow and tells me all the time what a happy, happy dog I am. I’ve really learned to trust people a lot and will even roll over for big time belly rubs…yep, livin’ the good life now.  The only thing missing is a great new home.  I’m older, but I still have lots of love and life left in me and I would love to share it all that with a new family.  Could it be with you?

Notes from foster mom:  Eddie is just a very happy little guy and always has a wagging tail.  He came here a very curious boy and scared of things he hadn’t seen before.  He has really blossomed and with more time and training, I know he will become a perfect dog.    I think he would do best as an only dog in a home where he will get lots of love and attention from his new family, as he loves people, but doesn’t really care about or need other dogs for companionship–he just wants his people!    Please don’t overlook Eddie just because he’s got some white whiskers.  He is truly a very special dog.  Eddie is a very easy and would probably do very well with a first time owner.

Adoption Fee: $600 + $35 microchip fee

Sex: Male
Age: 7-8 years old
Weight: 50 pounds
Attributes: Dogs: Some; Cats: Unknown; Kids: Probably ok with older kids
Availability: Now