Chief is a big boy! He is also just beautiful with his fluffy coat which is finally starting to grow out again. He has a darling face that normally has a big grin on it. He isn’t super active, probably due to his size, but is very even-tempered. He has some hip dysplasia, but gets around and lets you know when he is tired by stopping! Walks are something he really enjoys but they need to be short so he doesn’t over do it. He does not pull on the leash at all. He is not aggressive, shy or fearful which makes him a good companion. He likes to be near his foster mom, seeks attention and wants to be petted (everywhere except those tender hips). His forever home should be a place where he does not need to go up or down more than 1 or 2 steps.
He seems to ignore other dogs and cats. A home without without children or small/young dogs that would jump on him would be best for him. His foster has him on a schedule of going out and appears to be fully house trained. On occasion he has barked which seemed to indicate he had to go outside. He is used to a crate, but does not need to be crated while he is home alone.
Chief doesn’t seem to respond to commands, but with gentle guidance and patience, he can learn to respond. He eats well but believes that a little canned food on top of his dry is the way to a dog’s heart and stomach and he needs to be fed in a quiet place by himself.
A laid back attitude and not ever getting overly excited are typical of a golden retriever and he has those attributes. His weight is now good for his size which is also good for his hips.
Chief is a delightful, fun older gentleman who would be happy to share your home and your love.
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