I’ll “let you call me Sweetheart!” ‘cause that’s what my foster dad thinks I am, “a real sweetheart!”

I’m a little Golden Doodle (30 pounds) who loves to cuddle and play with my foster family and my furry foster siblings.

My foster family is so happy that despite a difficult first six years of life, I’ve warmed up to people and other dogs so well in the past few months they’ve had me. I was used for breeding purposes only; therefore, I haven’t had the many engaging life experiences that other dogs my age have had. I can still be shy and hesitant, but I don’t feel as nervous as I was a few months ago. That must be why I don’t need the “calming” medicine I was given when I first came to As Good as Gold.

I have discovered the enjoyment of going for walks! There’s a whole world to sniff out there! During several of our family walks, I have engaged with children at the park. I haven’t been around young people much, but I certainly have enjoyed the children I’ve been able to meet!

Toys can be fun and interesting, but I do end up investigating them too roughly sometimes. I’m not a counter-surfing Golden because I can’t reach the countertop! Car rides are fine with me: I get to be with my family! And, you wouldn’t believe what I can smell out the car window!

I know commands such as sit, stay, and off. I like to follow my foster family wherever they go. I watch my furry foster siblings and play with them a bit. But, after some activity, I’m ready to settle down and rest near everyone.

When my foster family is away, I rest in my crate. I sleep peacefully during the night in my crate too, right near my furry siblings. Foster dad thinks that in the near future I will likely not need to be confined to the crate. I’ve only been with them a few months, and these lifestyle progressions do take a bit of time.

Foster dad says I’m an affectionate, Golden-eyed girl with a Golden personality.

Are you ready for a Golden sweetheart to cuddle in your lap?

Must haves in my forever home:  Another dog that can help me learn more confidence and a fenced in yard since I am scared.

Female, 6 Years Old