Do you think I look like a Golden Lassie? I’m actually Golden/Husky and nine years old. 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 73 pounds and need to lose about 10 more.
I spent my whole life with one family but my mom died this summer 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 my Golden brother. I’m well-behaved around the house and don’t do bad stuff. I’m fine when left alone and my foster mom 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 back yard and watching birds and squirrels. I love belly rubs, cuddling, ear rubs, massages and smooches. You cannot kiss me too much—I kinda purr when you snuggle with me. But I’m 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. I bark at other dogs and people on our walks and who come into our house. But I’m fine with people at lots of other places, like at a vet’s office or a kennel. A dog trainer says I’m “socially awkward.” (My foster mom can explain below.)
My foster mom says I’m smart because 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 most adorable, expressive face and soulful, amber eyes. Tango is loving, loyal and calm around the house. Since he has been through 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 someone that there’s a stranger nearby, is frustrated and confused about what is happening, and is also conflicted about whether he should greet the stranger or continue to talk (bark) about it. He’s not being territorial, aggressive or defensive. He’s just anxious. The trainer says he can definitely get more confident and change some behaviors but it’ll take time.
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 been a well-loved dog and is very comfortable in a home/yard environment, but he probably didn’t get out much for nine years. He likes our daily walk (early morning with not many others around) but is anxious in the outside world and when new people come into his home. Golden Bond Rescue and I can suggest lots of ways to deal with these situations to his new family.
Tango is being fostered in Portland.
Adoption fee: $200 plus $35 microchip fee