Rosie is a beautiful and sweet, approximately 2½ year old golden girl who came all the way from Korea to Southern California to find her forever family. We don’t know much about Rosie’s history, but she clearly had not been in a home with a television prior to landing in her foster home as it gave her quite a startle at first! She is now a big fan and likes to cuddle on the couch for family TV time.
Rosie is crate trained and potty-trained in her foster home. She sleeps through the night in the crate and patiently waits for the house to awake in the morning. Rosie likes to play with stuffed toys and tennis balls, but she can be a little destructive with plush toys and needs to be supervised. She is easily redirected to chew toys. She also really enjoys stealing shoes and carrying them around the house and adding them to the toy piles. Rosie is just learning the word “no”, and until she knows what is a toy and what isn’t, she should not be left unsupervised unless the house is puppy proofed.
Rosie at two years old is still very puppy-like. As she wasn’t well-socialized before her arrival, she is not aware of her weight and size and will jump on you, walk through your legs from behind and makes lots of sudden moves and dives into your lap and on the couch. She can be mouthy, but she is learning the word no and is redirectable. She craves attention and physical touch and wants to be your 55 pound lap dog. She loves to be brushed and bathed and petted. Because she can be a little assertive about getting affection and her general exuberance, she would do best in a home with no small children and whose household members are all steady on their feet. Rosie is very food and affection motivated, so she is taking quickly to training and has learned to sit already. Her new family should be prepared to commit to ongoing training in her forever home.
Rosie came to the US with a history of a sensitive stomach and has been doing well on Visbiome probiotics and a non-prescription salmon and rice based sensitive stomach kibble. She is very motivated for treats and has not quite learned that human food in not hers to take, so she is working on respecting people’s space while they are eating. She settles nicely at restaurant, but I would not leave food unattended within her reach.
Rosie is currently learning to walk on leash with an easy walk harness. She has taken to it very nicely, but will need additional work as she likes to sniff quite a bit. She enjoys walking around the neighborhood and interacts politely with strangers and other dogs. She has a fur-sister in her foster home, who is also quite energetic, and Rosie likes to wrestle and romp with her as well. She has no resource guarding of food or toys. Rosie has not met any cats, but she enthusiastically wants to chase squirrels, so probably best to have a critter and cat free home.
Rosie does great in the car, even on long road trips and she loves to swim, so access to water would be a plus!
Rosie is extremely loving and affectionate. She would do well as either an only dog (since she craves human affection) or with another young, but well-mannered and even-tempered dog to play with and help show her the ropes.
My Ideal Home
Rosie is an energetic dog and needs a family that will commit to her ongoing training as well as exercise and affection. She would do best in a home with children over 12 years old and with a yard to get her zoomies out. Rosie would also like to be in a home where someone is home during the day. Even though she is 2 years old, Rosie’s new family should expect to provide professional puppy/dog training with her as this is her first experience learning manners. In return, Rosie will provide all of the kisses and cuddles and affection one could want from a beautiful golden!
Want to Adopt me?
If you feel you have the best home for this sweet, goofy girl that can jump over other dogs or a bush in a single bound, please contact her Rep at GoldenPaws43@cox.net Rosie is currently living the good life in San Diego. Please do not apply if you haven’t completed BOTH your on line Application & an In Home Interview with a SCGRR Volunteer as we can’t consider you along with the other inquires that have completed these requirements.. Details can be found @ SCGRRESCUE.ORG