Hi all. My name is Allan, but as Paul Simon sings, “You can call me Al.” That’s what my foster family calls me, as well as Al Pal because I’m such a good buddy. I love having a name, and I love having a home with a fenced-in yard where I can run free. And I love running! Foster mom thinks that’s because I spent the first 18 months of my life cooped up in a commercial breeding facility.
My foster family loves me for my calm nature and gentle ways. Yes, I have energy and can get excited, but mostly I’m a calm and easygoing guy – and did I mention handsome? That’s what everyone says when they see me.
Since I’ve had little socialization up to this point in my life, I’ve found adjusting to this wide-open world of yours a bit challenging. But my foster family and foster siblings – two other goldens and a shepherd/border collie/husky mix – have helped me to adjust. While I still find new objects, places and experiences a bit scary – I can be skittish sometimes – I have a natural curiosity that helps me bounce back and recover pretty quickly.
So I’m ready for my next adventure: a home of my own. Foster mom says I must have a home with a fenced-in yard and another dog to show me the ropes of living in my new home. That dog should be one who is on the younger side, maybe 6 or 7 years old or younger, and likes to play chase and wrestle. I love to wrestle with my foster sister and I’m a pretty strong guy. My new family will need to be patient with me and take things slowly; it might take me a little while to warm up to everyone.
Other things you should know about me: I am housetrained (though you might need to watch me the first week or two until I know my new routine), I get along just fine with cats (there are three in my foster family), I’ve learned some commands (my name, come, out, leave it, wait), and I love going for walks. I also love to have my chin scratched and once I trust you I will lean into your hand to help you scratch me. I love to chase toys and run around with them in my mouth (watch this YouTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUuKDkIdQpU&feature=em-upload_owner); at some point you should be able to teach me to bring them back to you.
So what do you say? Is there room in your heart and home for a mellow guy like me?
Remember, in order to adopt me, you must have a fenced in yard and another dog to help continue to build my confidence.
1 Year Old