We can’t tell you enough how much we love our “Ally” (for “Allyson of the Willamette River”).  For us, she wins in her class for being the “Best of Show”. We think that daily she becomes more lovable and attached to us.  We must confess that she is special to us; she sleeps with us at night on our bed. We are probably breaking some rules by allowing her with us, but we all feel cozy, sleeping together.  The expressions on her face tell us what she is thinking.  We also have great fun playing with her and the only time, so far, that she has barked is when we are playing our “go for the ball game” with her.  She puts her two front paws down on the ground and lets her rump go up in the air while she waits for us to have our turn with the ball or her toy squirrel in her favorite game.

Ally2650Mostly we are thankful for her our Ally, and the growing love that we have all of us, for each other.  And we are grateful to the ‘Golden Bond’ friends that helped to make all of this possible.

Nick and Sue and Ally



Roo-by was adopted on March 27, 2016

Roo-by’s Available Story:

Roo-by 2650Meet Roo-by (#2650), a small blond Golden. She is a shy, anxious, needy dog with a very sweet temperament. She is calm in the house, loves to go for walks, car rides, chase balls, and swim. Roo has lived with other dogs, cats, bunnies and chickens and does fine with them all. She suffered abuse in her past that still affects her behavior. She is quite shy with new people coming to her house and will hide under the bed or in her safe place. She might do some marking or submissive peeing inside with other female dogs. She has a sensitive tummy and needs to be kept on a strict diet and sometimes coaxed to eat. Roo has experienced some seizures (4 or 5) during the past 20 months but they are infrequent and she hasn’t been on any medications for them.

Roo cannot be left outside in the yard by herself as she has severe abandonment issues. Roo will need a calm, well-structured, stable home where she will get lots of attention, love and regular exercise and a “safe place” (i.e., crate) to call her own.

Roo has lived with other dogs, cats, bunnies and chickens and does fine with them all. She’s good with kids but older ones would be better since she could bowl little ones over.

Sex: Female
Age: 6 years
Weight: 50 pounds
Attributes: Dogs: Yes; Cats: Yes; Kids: 10+
Availability: Adopted