Hi World! My name is Zelda (#3249), that’s Zelda with a Z. I’m that special dog that you all bought calendars for to help with my medical expenses. Thank you all so much! I guess I must have been pretty sick but I’m great now and making up for lost time. My legs might be short, but I am mighty!
I have learned that jumping up is not nice and that counter surfing is a bad idea although my legs are really too short to allow me to reach anything. I’m pretty darn smart and learn quickly if I do say so myself. I really just want to be with you all day.
Walking in harness is fun and I don’t pull nearly as hard as I used to. Not much fazes me on walks, not even that jackrabbit that ran by. I have better things to do than chase a bunny wabbit.
I am a pocket sized Golden and cute as they come. After eating carrot sticks for a couple of weeks, I am down 5 pounds and look so much better. Did I say I am a blonde? You know what they say about blondes having more fun. That would be me! You can brush or pet me all day long. My coat is growing out from the clip job I got in China and wait until you see me with feathers!
Note from Zelda’s foster: Zelda is not the wild child I originally thought. She is playful, almost puppy like but settles well. If she gets too exuberant, she gets a time out in her crate with something to chew on and then goes to sleep. She rides great in the car, goes right to sleep and she sleeps all night long in a crate without a peep.
She would do best in a home where she could have toys to play with since she will go looking for things to carry around like a typical golden. My other dogs learned quickly to not take anything away from her, so I don’t allow any high value toys when she is with other dogs since she does have some issues with resource guarding. I think it is something that can be managed and trained out of. She gets her toys in a crate or outside when we are playing and seems pretty happy with that.
Zelda would do best crated if she was left unattended at least until she has more experience. She rarely barks and absolutely goes still when you offer to pet her or brush her. If she disappears in the house, I always find her underneath the rack where the leashes are, begging to go for a walk. She is a super sweet dog with a soft style but also confident in herself.
Zelda is being fostered in Bend, OR.