Meet Wynn, a young female Golden Retriever/Great pyrenees mix. We do not really know anything about her past life, although we doubt it was very easy. She came to us as a stray, very scared, severely underweight at only 54 pounds and with bad skin issues. After a trip to the doc, she went to her new foster home.
Wynn demonstrates characteristics of both breeds she is a progeny of. While she is not your typical, velcro golden girl, she is very affectionate and bonds well with her pack. She loves to be in your space, leaning in on you as goldens tend to do, resting her head or paw(s)on your lap as you love on her, and she can be quite insistent on getting that attention if it is not forthcoming. She loves being with her humans, but does not need to be with them constantly-like the GP breed, she enjoys her independence, too. Also true to the breed, she feels the need to guard and/or protect her people and property. She is very alert to her surroundings, and always on the lookout for potential danger or risk. If something looks or sounds out of the ordinary, she will bark at it, both as deterrence and to alert you as well, and this is particularly true in the evening. She prefers to have her humans nearby her, especially at bedtime, otherwise she feels that it is her job to remain awake and on patrol. However, over the course of her stay in her foster home, this has improved dramatically as she has habituated herself to the sights and sounds of her environment, and gained both more confidence and courage.
Wynn loves all people, kids and dogs. She insists on meeting all 2 and 4 legged beings she encounters on her walks. Her leash skills are mostly pretty good, although there is definitely room for improvement. Her house manners are also pretty good, though not perfect. She has indulged in a little counter surfing, but has yet to actually snag anything as of yet, although one day she may go all the way. She takes treats gently, and she has learned a few basic commands. She is very intelligent and eager to please, and very treat motivated-she really wants to do the right thing and make her people happy. On the flip side, she also has a very good sense of guilt/remorse. For example, she has some mild separation anxiety, and while she doesn’t bark or whine, she has been known, not always but on occasion, to chew on an area rug or other item in the home. When scolded, she appears to genuinely feel sorry for what she did, and her foster parents think she is learning from it.
My Ideal Home
Wynn is a young, spirited, athletic girl, with a ton of energy to burn. She needs a home that will provide her with a lot of exercise, so an active individual, couple or family would be ideal for her. She needs a home where a family member is home most, if not all of the time, and a backyard with a sturdy, high fence-GP’s can be accomplished climbers when they want. She shows an inordinate amount of interest in little critters, chasing squirrels, bunnies and the occasional cat she has come upon outside, so not sure a home with felines is a good idea for her. She would love a home that has another young, friendly canine with a playful nature. She also has displayed some herding behavior with the very little ones, pulling on their clothes to try and make them go the way she wants them to go. While she loves kids, is totally trustworthy with them and certainly does not do it in an aggressive manner, we would prefer to place her with kids 8 and older due her herding tendencies.
Want to Adopt me?
If you think you may have the perfect home for Wynn and would like to adopt her, please contact her humans at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them what kind of home you could provide her with. Please ensure that both your on line application has been submitted, and your in home interview has been completed in order to be considered for Wynn, or any other SCGRR dogs.