Do you think I look like a Golden Lassie? I’m a Golden/Husky mix and nine years old. My name is Tango (#3115).  My only known health issue is arthritis. I take pills for that every day now and feel so much better! I’m overweight—I weigh 75 pounds and need to lose at least 10 more pounds.

I spent my whole life with one family but my mom died lastsummer and then I was at a shelter until Golden Bond took me in. So here I am, looking for my second forever home.

I get along fine with other dogs around the house. I’m well-behaved at home and don’t do bad stuff. I’m fine when left aloneand my foster family says I’m easy to have around the house.I’m not interested in toys or balls like some dogs but love love love soft dog beds. I have lots of soft fur but don’t need much grooming.

I like exploring in the backyard and watching birds and squirrels. I love belly rubs, cuddling, ear rubs, massages andsmooches. You cannot kiss me too much—I kinda purr when you snuggle with me—but I’m also not one of those Velcro dogs that demands constant attention. If you let me, I’d love to sleep on your bed with you.

Meeting new people stresses me out a little. I bark at other dogs on our walks if they get too close and new people when they first come into our house. But I’m fine with people lots of other places, like at a vet’s office or a kennel. A dog trainer said I am“socially awkward.” (My foster mom can explain below.)

My foster mom says I’m a smart boy. I’ve quickly learned to sit/wait for my food until I get an “OK,” I’ve learned “down,” and I walk pretty good on a leash. I used to howl (like a Husky) when my mom left the house, but not so much anymore. And, FYI, I will do anything for treats!

Wouldn’t you love a well-mannered, faithful companion—me—as your pal? I want a new family that will love me lots and take care of me forever.

Tango’s foster mom: This handsome dog has the mostadorable, expressive face and soulful, amber eyes. Tango is loving, loyal and calm around the house. Since he has beenthrough so much turmoil and change the past several months, he will need a patient, loving family to help him settle into his new home. Tango needs people to love and snuggle with every day.

A trainer who’s evaluated Tango says he is “socially awkward.” He wants to alert his family that there’s a stranger nearby, but isa little confused about what’s happening and is conflicted about whether he should greet the stranger and get attention, orcontinue to tell his family (bark) about it. He’s not beingterritorial, aggressive or defensive. Tango’s just a little inexperienced. The trainer says Tango definitely can get more and more confident and calmer around new people and new dogs.

My best guess is he lived a sheltered life with an elderly woman who wasn’t well. Maybe nobody played with him or walked him, and he ate so much because he was bored. Tango has beena well-loved dog and is very comfortable in a home/yardenvironment, but probably didn’t get out much for nine years. He would love a walk every day, going out in the world and experiencing new sights and smells. Tango continues to react a lot less on walks to other dogs and strangers the more he gets exposed to people and dogs. He is much more confident on walks than he used to be.

A great home for Tango would be a nurturing family who wantsa loving, loyal companion. Tango would love a yard he can roam around and lay and watch what’s going on in the yard. Hecan be an only dog or live with other dogs (just not a wild and crazy puppy). Sweet Tango deserves a great family to spoil him and love him forever!

Tango is being fostered in Portland.

Adoption fee: $200 plus $35 microchip fee


Sex: Male
Age: 9 years
Weight: 76 pounds
Attributes: Dogs: Some; Cats: Unknown; Kids: No
Availability: Now