Janey was found running in a pack of 7 dogs and was picked up by a dog warden at the shelter where is was rescued by our organization.
She is a 2 year old, 35 pound golden retriever mix. Some people have said mixed with shepherd and other have suggested Duck Tolling Retriever. Whatever the mix, she is a small little girl (see photo below, when compared to another golden retriever). When Janey first arrived in our program, she was very shy of people.
This girl has gone from completely shy and not wanting to be petted to an active dog once she becomes comfortable in your home. This won't happen overnight and could take weeks, but once settled she will be a very loving companion and friend.
She is young and loves to run. Often, she has the zoomies, and runs around throwing her stuffed toy sun up in the air and catching it. Foster mom says it's really fun to watch her.
Janey like to wrestle with her 90 plus pound foster brother on a daily basis. She jumps up on foster mom to greet her when she returns from anywhere, even when gone for 10 minutes. Foster mom is teaching her "off". She would not be the dog for someone who could easily be knocked down, as sometimes she can really vault off your body if she is not trained.
Whether inside or out, she still has hesitation of coming up to someone to be petted and loved. Foster mom can explain this behavior to you. But Janey does love being petting, just when you are sitting down on the bed or couch. It's funny because she is hesitant of people contact, but is fine with louder noises, like the lawnmower.
Janey does love the bed and couch and hangs out in the bedroom with the resident dog when foster mom isn't home. She does love other dogs and should have one in her new home. In the foster home, she has not been destructive, except when a pillow case was off one time and then Janey had her way with the pillow.
Janey is good on a leash and will allow people to pet her (she has visited various pet stores and Lowe's), but she is still extremely shy, especially at adoptathons where there is so much going on. She is just one of those dogs that is so different at our adoption events, and it is hard to imagine her vibrant personality when she is in her foster home.
Janey's new family will need to understand that it will take her a good long time to get comfortable completely in her new home environment, with the family and other dogs.
A fenced yard is preferred to an invisible fence for this girl, due to her background of being found as a stray. No children under the age of 10 years old as we don't know her complete background and young children would most likely scare her by their fast movements.
If you would like to be considered to adopt Janey or another golden retriever, please read our adoption adoption policies
and follow the directions from there.