Howie #2828

Howdy from me, Howie (#2828).  I am cream-colored Golden Retriever from China.  My favorite pastime is retrieving balls!  I love having balls and other toys around, but I’m not very good about sharing them with other dogs.  I have been described as “possessive” so I will need to live in a home without any other dogs.  I’m okay with cats because they don’t try to steal my toys.  On the positive side, I am a “love-sponge” and I do well with adults and older children.

I have been through basic training and have great leash manners. Despite my possessiveness, I am a generally mellow fellow. I’m moderately active and like taking walks; however, I do not like going up hills – I may slow down or just stop if I decide I have had enough! I’m guess I’m really just not in to being challenged.

I have a few, minor medical issues (droopy eyelid and a few hot spots on my skin), but am overall a healthy dog. My only potentially problematic habit is that I like to eat rocks. If you’ve never tried them, you should – they are delicious!  This hasn’t created any problems with my foster family thus far, but my new family will need to watch for adverse reactions to my culinary choices. Perhaps a big box of balls will serve as a suitable substitute? I’d like to give it a try if you have a box of balls for me.

Howie was adopted June 15, 2017

Sex: Male
Age: About 5 years old
Weight: 73 pounds
Attributes: Dogs: No; Cats: Yes; Kids: Older teens
Availability: ADOPTED