***NOTE:  This dog is being cross posted for another organization.  He is being fostered with GRRACE, a golden retriever rescue in Indiana.  If interested, see email link at the end of his story. 
My name is Goose. Yes, Goose like the silly, long-legged water fowl you see on ponds. But I’m not fowl at all! I’m a 2 yo beautiful golden boy looking for a forever home. If you like to play ball, run and or take long walks in the park and play ball, then I’m your guy!
Some things you need to know. I’m ok in a crate and  trustworthy in the house (golden exception #1, if it’s on the floor, it’s in my mouth) and ALWAYS take my potty business outside. I love to rumble and wrestle with other dogs but I’m really, really rough and don’t share my toys, treats and people well. Cats are a curiosity to me. I’ve been left alone with a 20 lb cat and I didn’t bother him. But when I try to engage in play, cats box my nose and hiss so I guess my tall and lanky stature intimidates them.  Because I don’t like to share, I’d probably be happier in a home as an the only pet.
I don’t quite know what to think of little people. I like them but I’m too energetic and prefer adults rather than children.
Like most goldens I love affection and will lay my head on your lap and look at you with my intense, intelligent eyes and ask for a face and ear rub. I’ve been told I’m too big to be a lap dog but you can’t blame a guy for trying. I’m also a good car rider.
Some other things I love are treats, and did I mention playing ball? My foster mom told me I’m like the Energizer bunny so I need humans that can keep me busy. I even have a puzzle bowl to slow me down to help me digest my food.
By the way, I’m above average on the intelligence scale and know lots of obedience commands. I’ve also been taught to take treats gently but sometimes I need reminded. GRRACE tells me I need someone that is consistent and dedicated to my training. I do well in a structured environment but love to have fun too!
I’m hoping to become your perfect companion.   Interested folks can email Marcie at  
  • Be at least 23 years of age

  • No children under 6 years of age living in your home

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  • Do not use an invisible fence

  • Are not over your town/county's pet limit

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment

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