We at YGRR are grateful to have been making excellent matches of wonderful dogs with loving homes for over 30 years and are excited to be exploring new ways to be of even better service.
In the interests of expediting our matching process, we have created this private page to allow you, our Approved Applicants, to view our dogs as they complete their health screenings and behavioral assessments and become available for adoption.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER GOLDEN RETRIEVERS: Due to the high transport costs associated with our International Golden rescue initiative, effective immediately there will be a $400.00 Transport Fee added to the normal Adoption Fee for an International Golden. This fee represents a small fraction of the expense YGRR incurs, but will hopefully help us to continue this program which has made so many dogs and adopters so very happy.
To learn more about a dog you see here, click on the dog’s picture and a brief description will appear. If a dog interests you, we would be happy to discuss in greater detail that dog’s likelihood of being a match for your goals and lifestyle. Dogs are made available for adoption after we assess their behavior and medical needs. Some dogs may be matched with applicants before being listed on this page.
You can reach a YGRR Adoption Counselor by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 978-568-9738.
We look forward to helping you find a great match and helping these lovely dogs find their forever family!
LIL' SHIL' [ADOPTED!]
20190328_141020(0)1 year old spayed female Golden Retriever (60 pounds)
Boy oh boy was this a trip! I have come a long way and still have some to go, but I hope this all ends up with me in a great home!
I am a very peculiar girl, but not in a bad way. I think I just haven’t experienced a lot of the things you American people do with your dogs!?
I would love to have a home as the only dog. I wouldn’t say I am completely against meeting other dogs, but I need more time and practice before I can feel completely comfortable. So living with one would probably be way too much. I would love to work on this in my new home and get better and better at it. I think my inexperience hinders me here.
I would love to get attention all day long. I'm really into playing with toys, especially the plushy squeaky kind. I even do this funny thing were I toss the toy into the air and play fetch with myself. Can I tell you a secret?? I think my favorite thing to play with is YOU! That’s right! I love it when my human friends jog around, playbow to me, get me all excited and run around some more. It is the most fun game I’ve ever played! I get the zoomies and start running around and will playbow back at you and then dodge and juke you out of your shoes!
I do have some sensitivities. The first being strangers. If you let me take the time to get to know you then I am much more comfortable than if you rush me. Believe or not, I'm actually a great snuggle buddy! I'm pretty comfy with the staff here and they love letting me snuggle into them! I'm adorable, what can I say? The second sensitivity is my ears. When I arrived at Yankee from Turkey, I had a pretty bad ear infection on top of a wounded and bloody ear. So I can be a little head shy and really am not sure about people touching my ears until I am comfortable with you. Then the last sensitivity is my skin. I have sensitive skin so keeping a consistent diet is best and also taking my daily meds for any itching is helping a lot!
I’m hoping that you will find me cute and fun to play with even though it means you have to play back! It is a fun game, I promise!
1.5 year old male golden retriever (90 pounds)
Today is your LUCKY day because you get to see MY handsome pictures! I can’t wait to tell you all about myself and all about my story, but I want to start by letting you know that my story is a ‘work-in-progress’ because I still need to find my perfect forever family. My forever family will help me finish my ‘work-in-progress’ story and help me live happily ever after! So excuse the long-winded spiel but I have to tell you everything, so read on!
So, let’s begin with the beginning, shall we?! I unfortunately grew up in a home where I didn’t get much physical, emotional, or mental stimulation. I wasn’t exposed to much of the outside world. I didn’t get walked or enough exercise in any way. I didn’t learn anything at all and (probably the worst of it) was I didn’t get much ‘people’ time because I was left home alone all day long. Now, maybe for a cat that would work out! Or a ferret! Cats and ferrets don’t like being social anyway! But us dogs are pretty social creatures, and when we’re deprived of that (especially in the earlier times of our lives) then it can have a pretty big impact on how we understand and have to deal with the world around us. I guess you could compare me to how you may have felt if you were laid up because of a surgery or something and you couldn’t get out, leave the house, do anything for a long time…but mine was my whole life. You at least knew that you had friends, and work, and things to see and places to go once you were recovered. I didn’t even know those things existed!
So, needless to say, when I found OUT those things existed it was a shocker, let me tell ya! And many things still are.
I have been working really hard here at Yankee with a very special staff member to learn some basic cues, to get accustomed to things I see, to things I experience. I was (and still am sometimes) very over-stimulated by any and everything because I never got the chance to do anything or experience anything before being surrendered to Yankee. A phone coming out of your pocket, a poop bag as up pick up poop, a hat that you just took off your head. These things used to over-stimulate me and I would HAVE to grab it with my mouth to see what it was! I don’t have thumbs, so my mouth it is! But progress has been made and because I am used to these things happening now, I don’t care so much about them! I just wait for her to pick up my poop (thanks for doing that by the way) and we continue on our walk! Now, only to continue to learn that everything else I see is not something I need to explore with my mouth! Including your body! When I see you I get excited and over-stimulated too! I have grown LEAPS and BOUNDS with this. My special staff member has taught me how to sit, lie down, wait, and leave it all on cue! I can also lick my lips on cue and put something into a box! I am just starting to learn how to go to a bed and “settle”. Working on that one…
I’d say my biggest challenge is learning how to be a real dog. I bet you’d be a little crazy too if you were kept in the same place almost 24/7 with nothing to do. Even things like attaching a leash to my collar was tough for me in the beginning, but with the help of some very special staff members I’m learning that leashes mean fun walks. The harness.. I am still working on.
I did want to also tell you that I LOVE other dogs. They are so much fun and I feel kind of normal when I’m around them! It is hard when you are so different from everyone else and all you want to do is fit in, but that doesn’t happen over night. SO I am learning to be the best ME that I can be, and part of what helps me the most is time with another dog. I also love the snow. I could roll in it all day long. So maybe I will like the water? Who knows!
My forever home will need to continue working on these things with me. And like I said earlier, it is a ‘work-in-progress’, but I can only work on so many things here at Yankee in a shelter setting. I know I may not be the perfect dog yet, but I believe one day I can be if you give me a chance. I like to have a schedule with structure, a dog-experienced family that will religiously and honestly continue my training using all positive reinforcement training methods, a home where I will get plenty of exercise, a home that realizes that this is a marathon and not a sprint, and maybe if I’m LUCKY (which I am) another dog! Please, oh please inquire and come to meet me! It will be my Lucky day too!
3 year old neutered male Golden Retriever (61 pounds)
“Golan, Golan, Golan…though the streams are swollen…keep them doggies rollin', rawhide.” You know, from Rawhide, the TV show in the 60’s? Anybody? Come on, I’m trying to be funny here. Well anyway, my name’s Golan, nice to meet you! I’m what you’d call a Turkey dog because that’s where I came from. Although wouldn’t that be cool if I was a turkey-dog – half dog, half turkey? I’d be world famous, that’s for sure. I will say, I already feel world famous for my big, dumbo ears! They have a mind of their own, these ears of mine! You’ll see!
Even though I was once homeless, I still act like your typical silly golden. I love saying hello to people and food is my favorite! What’s more golden than that? I also enjoy playing with tennis balls and squeaky toys. We’re not sure how I feel about swimming yet since the nice weather just got here, but I’m a golden so I think I could be a quick learner, especially if you threw a hot dog in the water. It’s too bad I can’t talk because I have some old injury to my elbow that sometimes causes me a limp, but it’s okay! I do well with it and most of the time you don’t even know it’s there!
Since I used to live on the streets, I understandably don’t really like to share my food. I had to do what I could to survive. That being said, no small kiddos for me please. I just don’t want them to touch my food or bones by accident.
I can be a gentleman with other dogs if they are mellow and tend to mind their own business, but I don’t really like dogs that jump in my face to play. Maybe it’s best that I be the only dog in the home. That doesn’t mean I can’t have a gentle walking buddy though!
“Move 'em on, head 'em up” and contact the adoption office so I can finally have a home!
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1 year old neutered male Labradoodle (60 pounds)
“You know I read it in a [Golden Times] magazine…B-B-B-Benny and the Jets!” How could you not fall in love with a dog that has his own theme song? And just look at my handsome face too! I even grew stylish a beard just in time for the new season of Game of Thrones. What do you think? Do I look like Jason Momoa yet? Okay, okay, I’ll stop taking about my good looks and get to the more important part – my personality!
I’m about as goofy and clumsy as they come. I love playing ball and I bet you’ll love watching my big paws clobber around trying to pounce on it. You’ll certainly get a kick out of my “zoomies” too. It’s like my body and my legs have separate brains and I’m just bopping around left and right with my wiggly bum in the air.
While I am big and dopey, I’m also pretty smart! I already know how to sit, lie down, and come and I have a huge potential to learn so much more. When the treats come out, I’m focused and ready to work.
Do you have an active doggie friend at home that could play with me? I think I would really like to have a playmate that I can chase and wrestle with. We can be best buds as long as they can keep up with my young, athletic body.
Well, what do you think. I think I’m pretty flawless if I do say so myself so what are you waiting for? Contact the adoption office and ask for Benny!
9 year old spayed female Golden Retriever (100 pounds)
Finally, my winter fat is gone! Now I have spring rolls! I’m a humorous old lady! It is almost spring though, and with spring comes new beginnings. The leaves bud. The flowers open up. Even the birds sing more! So, with spring will come my new beginning as well!
I came in to Yankee with my housemate, Quincy, but it is time for us to live our own lives. We like each other’s company when we are sleeping and want to cuddle, but that’s about it! So I think I am ready for my next journey as the Queen Bee in my home. The only dog! I’m really just an old lady that can be grumpy with other dogs because, well, they can’t give me treats, and they can’t scratch my belly. Only humans do that! So I’m not sharing anymore!
Not only can I get love from a human, I like to go for walks with them too. Not long ones though…yet. I need to lose some of these spring rolls so we can go for longer walks together, but man that is tiring. So slowly but surely I will get there!
I really would love a human to snuggle with, hang out with, help cook dinner with (AKA you drop pieces and I clean them up for you), and just spend my golden years with!
5 year old neutered male Golden Retriever (80 pounds)
It’s Beary nice to meet you! Too corny? Sorry, I’m nervous writing this. I want to make sure you all know how good of a dog I am, but I don’t do well writing about myself and I’m stressed out here. No one works as good as they can when they are under stress. I know it is all to be able to find my forever home though! So I will pull through and tell you all about me! Here goes!
My name is Bear, as I’m sure you have gathered. I’m a good boy. I love sticks. And I love attention! I also LOVE to swim. That is probably my favorite thing in the world, so living in New England I have to find other things I love for half the year. I also LOVE toys. I try to fit as many as possible into my mouth to show everyone how much I love them!
I love going for rides in the car. Especially if it means we are going to the lake! I am no bump on a log, and I like to do stuff! Live life, ya know! I like to go for walks and could walk for a long time too! Hikes are fun.
I used to live with cats and I liked their company. I am not so sure about other dogs, so I think I would rather live as an only dog, but I would like to keep working on being comfortable around other dogs with my new home. I am sort of unsure at first because I don’t know them at all and I don't know what their intentions are! There are lots of dogs here, so that is a bit too overwhelming to me. I like to get to know them before I jump into the deep end, ya know?
I also really like to lean on you and almost tip you over. You must hold me up! And lastly, I love a good game of fetch!
4 year old neutered male Golden Retriever (80 pounds)
Handsome, charismatic, gentle, soulful, joyful, fun-loving. These are just some of the few words that I have heard humans use to describe me! I think they all mean good things? I try my best to be the best boy I can be, each and every day so I don’t see how they COULDN’T mean good things!
I just love life and live it to its fullest every day! If you need a lesson in that, or if you need something to brighten your day EVERY day, then your wait is over! Just adopt me already! I love to make people smile and to make people laugh! It’s in my blood. I’m a people pleaser.
I love to be as close to you as possible. These pictures of me were pretty tough to get because most of my pictures are close ups of my nose! I love attention and to nudge you for more when you stop.
I love to play with other dogs. I am a polite gentleman and will play and will also just hang out with other dogs too. I’m an all-inclusive doggie friend! I have some friends here that I like have playtime with and go out on walks with. I have also gone on a few fieldtrips and love to ride in the car!
I’m from Turkey and I don’t like to talk about my life before coming here, but I do have to talk about one thing. I unfortunately was born with a condition that doesn’t allow me to hold me pee! You don’t need to pity me, or say “aww that’s not good” because I don’t let it slow me down one bit. You can’t let something silly like that break your spirit! No! That is not how you live life to its fullest!
I have seen all the specialists already, there is no way to fix what I have going on, but I know that the right family will step up to the plate because you won’t have a better dog in your whole life! I just need the right family that understands that this is what it is and we can live happy days and go on this life journey together!
9 year old spayed female Golden Retriever (85 pounds)
You want to come home to this face. I know you do!! I saw my face and the first thing you said was “Awwww, she is so cute!”
Well, this face could be at your door when you get home! I have a lot of love to give you know! So as long as you give me love back, we will be alright! I specifically love butt scratches and to be a big nudge!
I enjoy going out for walks and as the weather gets warmer I am sure I will love it even more! This whole negative temperature thing is really just ridiculous. But when the suns out, my tongues out!
I like to play but no so much with toys. Toys get me all excited but I usually don’t actually pick them up, and instead I like to run around all excitedly with you! We play together! You see? It is a fun game! I promise!
I came here with my sister from another mister, Abbey, but I am pretty confident that Abbey is sick on my nonsense and silliness. You see, Abbey is no nonsense and just wants her peace and quiet. I on the other hand wouldn’t mind the right doggie to live with. Not one that is super crazy, but one that is kind and playful and polite.
So let’s make this happen! You can see my face watching out the window as you leave for work in the morning! And then again when you get home!
6 year old male neutered Golden Retriever mix (40 pounds)
I’m under arrest…for stealing hearts!
I’m just a criminal and I steal hearts. That’s what I do best! It happened here at Yankee, so get ready to come meet me because I will do just that to you as well! No one can resist my fluffy coat and I am sure to turn the heads of everyone you pass by!
Cuddly? Well yes of course! That automatically comes with a heart-stealer. I love to lay on the couch with you and preferably right in your lap. Good walker? Certainly! I love to go for walks and I wear my harness like a groom wears his tux! It makes me look handsome and important! Fetcher? Well, duh! What kind of dog would I be if I didn’t love playing fetch with my toys! I’m a huge baseball fan so fetching baseballs is my specialty.
I do have a single wish for my new home. I wish to be the only dog. That shouldn’t be too hard to accommodate with all my great qualities. I didn’t grow up around other dogs so I don’t know how to act around them and I am pretty uncomfortable around them. This is my one wish, so I hope you can be my best advocate with this? I don’t speak English after all, but I DO speak love!
I’m ready to steal my next heart, I will just need the get-away van to flee the scene and go home with you after you meet me here at Yankee!
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I’m a one-of-a-kind guy you know! Not only am I a black Golden, but I am Mr. Personality! My middle name should be hoot, because I am just a hoot to be around. I might be old, but by heart is young and I live life to its fullest.
Let’s talk about all the comical and humorous things I do! Well, let’s start with the best one! I am a talkative man! I don’t mean barking, well sometimes, but I like to greet you with a grumbly hello. At first when I met the staff here they thought it was a warning, but then as they got to know me they realized I was just being silly and I enjoy talking all the time!
Then playing, I love to be as loud as I can be so that way the toys know who is boss! Me! I love to cuddle and have no problem giving you my paw when you aren’t paying enough attention to me. I also love to hang out with other dogs as long as they are respectful and don’t try to jump all over me all the time, but I am pretty buddy-buddy here with a young pup that I am trying to show the ropes to!
I love to go for walks and sometimes my age catches up to me and I get a little wobbly, but I get myself right back up like nothing even happened.
Before coming here to Yankee I had never seen a vet before! So I have seen quite a few vets since coming here. I guess they are trying to make up for all the lost time! Since I never had the medical care I needed, I unfortunately tested positive for heartworm *sad face*. I am looking to go to my new home before figuring out any treatment options so that way I can be comfy in my home before starting any of that stuff if I need to. I would love that home to be YOURS! Well, that’s enough about me…now tell me about you and hopefully we’re a match!
1 year old neutered male Golden Retriever (40 pounds)
Hey. Do you know where your next dog is?? Just around the RIVERbend!!! Hah! See what I did there!?
My personality is just as comical as my looks! Comical in a good way, that is! Let’s start with the personality!
Well, I LOVE to play with toys and I could do it ALL day! Especially the ones that squeak. I don’t even need you to help me play. I can do it all on my own! You just throw it once and leave me at it! I guess you could call me borderline obsessive.
I like to play with other dogs, but we have to have the same play and greeting style. I have met a LOT of dogs coming from Turkey many and some of them aren’t as nice as others. So I can be a little picky about my friends but I like dogs that aren’t loud and barky at me. That is just rude. I also like dogs that like to play but are polite about playing. Once we get to know each other, I am a wrestly type rather than run and chase. My short legs have trouble keeping up!
Speaking of short legs. I have short legs…I don’t know what happened. It is like I have a Golden head, and a Golden coat, and the body of a basset! At least basset hounds are just about as CUTE as they come when it comes to dog breeds!
I enjoy my meals. Very much. They are the best part of the day! I was never guaranteed a meal where I came from, so I really don’t like sharing my food. Please and thank you!
So, Yankee is right NEXT to a river, and I am at Yankee! So who is ready to find their dog just around the riverbend??
2 year old neutered male Golden Retriever (60 pounds)
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get! Well, I’ll be honest, I’m ready to get the coconut creme filled one that has my forever family in the middle of it!
I grew up in a family with a lot going on. There with kids and cats and another dog; so needless to say, there was a lot going on! I don’t mind some commotion, but that is just too much! I would be fine living with the right cats or the right kids!
Unfortunately, I had tested positive for heartworm in my last home and I was treated for it, and now I am going through the waiting period before my retest. Because of the heartworm, I shouldn’t live with another dog. I have done well meeting dogs here and going on walks with them, I kind of try to mind my own business, but I would like to keep working on that since some dogs scare me. It may be because the dog in my previous home was not too nice to me. I think with a little work and some more good experiences, I will be a fun walking buddy for a doggie friend.
I really like to swim and I also like going for car-rides! I am an active guy but I know how to chill out too! Whatever you want to do, I’m game!
Yankee is helping me find my perfect home, like choosing the right chocolate out of the whole box!
6 year old spayed female Golden Retriever (75 pounds)
Have you seen the movie Finding Nemo? Did you know that Dory was the one that FOUND Nemo in the movie!? She saved the day! She made everyone happy! Well, my name is Dori, and although spelled differently than the little, blue fish, I will make YOU happy as well!
I have a lot in common to Dory the fish. I am a very dependent girl. I LOVE to have your attention and will whine if you stop petting me! What makes you think that stopping is acceptable!? I do bond very strongly once I trust you and understand that you are going to be good to me. I LOVE to play games and play with my toys. I have a few favorites and hope to get a few new ones in my new home! I also LOVE to go on adventures and go exploring! Just like Dory did in the movie! I love to go for walks and I will dance when I get excited!
You want to see me REALLY dance? Well just scratch my bum! I start dancing like no one’s watching! I also love car rides. I have lived as the only dog, but I don’t mind other dogs at all. I get a little nervous and giddy, like I’m excited to see them but not sure what to do! I think having some doggie friends in the neighborhood would be best for me. I also haven’t lived with young kids since I was a pup, so I am a bit out of practice, but older kids are fine!
I have had a rough few months and I’m not going to lie, I really would love to get into a home soon. My human passed away. My care-taker. The person I loved! Then I had to be boarded for a little while before I came to Yankee. So, just like Dory in the movie, I am confused about life right now and a bit stressed out. But I do hope that you will consider a sweet girl like me to become a part of your family and home. It may take me a little bit to figure out what is going on, but I promise I will. Just like Dory, the fish, it has been a long journey and I hope that I have a happy ending by finding my forever home!
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7 month old spayed female Golden Retriever (40 pounds)
I have a nickname around here. I go by Lil’ Shil’/ My real name is Shila, but I found out through the grapevine that there is another Shila here currently. So, since I am smaller than her, and younger than her, I have been touted the name Lil Shil. I’m cool with it for now, but please dear Lord of Dog Names, wherever you may be, give me a family that will change my name!
I’m still a young and spunky lady, so a young and spunky name would be great! I love to play with other dogs and I would love a home with another dog or at least some doggie friends to play with!
I can be a little unsure and stressed out in new situations, but I think you will be just as nervous/excited to come meet me as I will be to meet you! So just remember that when you come. Treats and toys and not jumping all over me helps! Probably a home with smaller children would be too much for me. No tugging on or riding Lil Shil is allowed. That is a big no-no! Actually, I hope NO dog ever gets tugged on or ridden! That is some cruel and unusual punishment!
I hope you have a complied list of cute dog names and we can choose a new one for me!
4 year old neutered male Golden-At-Heart [65 pounds]
Oh my!!! Are you my new family! Do you want a dog to be your best partner! Then that’s me! Let’s cut to the chase! Tennis balls are my favorite thing in the world so you better have a lot of them and I hope you’ll love throwing them for me! Are you looking for a buddy that likes to go hiking too? I’m definitely game for that. And swimming? Well that’s right up there with tennis balls – I love it!
So here’s my story…I guess my old owner didn’t have enough time for me so here I am. It’s not too bad here. Everybody loves playing fetch with me, but it’s just not the same as home, ya know? I’m a pretty fun guy and I’m sure we’ll easily become great friends!
By the way, did I mention I’m super smart? Like, SUPER smart! I already know a few basic commands and have taken a class on Canine Nose Work! I was an immediate pro with that and LOVED searching for things, so that would be fun to continue doing with my new home! I bet I would love learning more impressive tricks like roll over and play dead or even agility as well! You know what I also love…DOCK DIVING! I will jump off a dock for a ball and flyyyy through the air! So who wants to do all this fun stuff with me!?
I bet you’re wondering how I do with dogs, huh? Well, I’ll admit I’m a bit picky and unsure of what to do when I want to say hi, so I think I would like to live as the only dog in the home, but I don’t mind seeing other dogs out on walks and stuff! I just pay close attention to you since you have all the yummy treats! And cats? I’m not really sure what the heck those things are, but I hear they’ll plotting world domination. I don’t know, seems kind of shady, so I don’t think I want to share a house with one of those.
Believe it or not, I am lucky enough to be in a foster home right now! Boy is that better than a kennel. It's nice to just take walks with my foster dad then sprawl out on the couch in the peace and quite of a home. My foster dad thinks I'm great! He likes me a whole lot and wants nothing more than for me to find my forever family! For as fun as I am when we are working or playing, I am a pretty easy-going guy when it is time to rest or just hang out as well. I also love the car!
So anyway, are you looking for active young guy? One that wants to be involved in all your activities? Sometimes I come off as more energetic than a really am, but I can't help it. I just get so excited when I think that you could be my new family! Contact the adoption office today at (978) 568-9738 or email email@example.com!
IMG_43547 year old neutered male Golden Retriever (80 pounds)
“You are my SONNYshine, my only SONNYshine. You make me happy, when skies are grey.” Well, it’s true! I get pretty attached to people if they love me, give me attention, talk to me, and give me toys!
I’m Sonny and I am seeking my forever home since I have already been bounced around too much and I just want to relax somewhere! I LOVE to play with my toys, I always have one in my mouth! I also will bring you one when you arrive home and I am excited to see you! I might whine a little bit too because I am just so happy that I can’t contain my excitement! I also enjoy taking my toys for a walk. They need exercise too, so I bring them along with me whenever I go out for a walk!
I will say that I have had a pretty turbulent past and have been uprooted a few times, so I need a home that is going to be understanding of me. I promise to be very understanding of you and all the weird human things you guys do. I usually warm up pretty quickly if you talk to me and play with my toys with me. I am an intelligent boy, so I would rather have a conversation with you than sit there in silence. That would be boring. I am a very in-tune and loyal guy. I love my people very much! Are you my new people??
In this new home of mine, I am seeking to be the only dog. I don’t think I was ever really around dogs as I grew up as a pup, so I really get pretty uncomfortable around them if we have to meet. I am fine walking by and just going along our merry way. Like I said, I am fine if we are walking and we see another dog on a walk, but I don’t really want to meet them.
I think I would also love to be in a home where I can get lots of attention! I am a pretty go with the flow kind of guy. If you would rather lounge around on a Saturday, then that is fine with me, but if you want to go for a nice long walk, I will do that too!
My favorite game is fetch. Obviously! I also enjoy swimming! Maybe you have a yard and a pool that I could help accommodate?!
10 year old neutered male Golden Retriever (65 pounds)
What did the buffalo say when he left his son?? …Bison!
The Energizer Bunny just got arrested…they charged him with battery!
Everyone loves some simple dad puns, right? Too much? Well, I embody my name, Dad, and I make sure I represent it well for all those amazing Dads out there! You may not think it’s a cool name, but boy does it fit me! I got the name in Turkey and let me tell ya, it STUCK once I got here. Let’s talk about why…
First of all, I’m old. All dads are old. If not in age, then in spirit. Kids are draining you know! I am an old guy that likes to take naps, go on short, meandering walks, eat some good food, wag my tail ALL the time, and then take another nap. Life is simple!
I’m also like a dad because not much phases me! I just shake my head and go about my business! When I meet other dogs it isn’t a huge scene, it’s just easygoing and simple. Then we just move on!
I’m also like a dad because I have BIG feet! They are huge! Like elephant legs and feet! And I stomp around and drag my feet around the house. I have heard that dad’s do that when it comes to the house chores…
I even wear a dad-like sweater. It is knitted and grey. Plain and simple. Easy peasy! That’s basically my motto. Well, that’s all I got! I’m as sweet and innocent as they come!
1 year old male neutered Golden Retriever (80 pounds)
Do you have a pencil? Because I want to erase your past and write our future! I probably really could learn how to write. I am just that smart. I have been an A student here at Yankee and would love to keep learning all sorts of new things with my new family! I would be the star of the class if we get to go to classes together!
I am not only smart, but pretty adorable. I’m 80 pounds of fun-loving and fur. I do need a little bit of time to adjust to new people. I haven’t stayed in one spot for very long so I don’t let myself get attached too quickly in case I have to leave again.
Thinking about it, I guess you could just call me a gentleman. That is me. That is my personality. I am a gentleman. I could probably also learn to hold a door open for you! Although I am young, I do have some congenital cataracts. Right now I can see just fine and I can run and jump just like a normal dog, and they may never get any worse! I hear of many dogs that have this same issue and they only develop so far and then stop developing, so that would be great!
I like to go for rides in the car and I like to play fetch! I also enjoy other dogs and could live with or without another dog. I am pretty playful though, so make sure it is a dog that wants to play back please.
So, where’s that pencil? Our future is awaiting!