SPECIAL BEHAVIOR NEEDS

These lucky dogs have worked with our partners at U.S. Canine who are behavior specialists! We are looking for a strong, assertive "pack leader" willing to continue their behavior rehabilitation.

A GREAT companion for the right home!


US Canine was outstanding in their care of Mr. Darcy and their training of both him and his new owners....

When we saw Mr. Darcy's picture on the AGA website, we knew he was the Golden we were hoping to adopt. However, AGA was excellent to set the expectation upfront concerning his issues with resource guarding and snapping.

Josh and Angie of U.S. Canine are amazing. Mr. Darcy had completed the Immersion program a couple of weeks before we met him. We had an evaluation meeting to see if we all agreed this was a perfect match. Followed by two more training sessions before bringing Mr. Darcy to his new home.

After our two weeks with U.S. Canine, we immediately applied what we learned once we got Mr. Darcy home. The unique insight and dog obedience techniques that we learned were spot on. It did not take more than a couple of days for Mr. Darcy to adjust and learn the boundaries of his new home. One of the biggest take away was to stay firm but to always be patient and persistent.

We've had Mr. Darcy for a little over three months. We have gone on road trips, visited extended family, played in multiple dog parks and taken long walks. He has become an integral and trusted part of our family.

Thank you, AGA, for investing your time and resources to give Mr. Darcy the opportunity to achieve a successful transition to his new forever home.

Mark and Glynn
Golden retriever orphans

Merigold - Needs a Sponsor

 

Merigold - Needs a Sponsor

BIO:
UPDATE: Good news everyone! I am all finished with my heartworm treatment. Just one more recheck in a few months. My foster mom (one of my favorite people) says I am a "no accident" girl and I'm smart because I am a fast learner. I am a happy dog and love to get and give affection. Truthfully, I do like to chase little critters so a fenced in yard is a must!! I am a careful girl and it might be that I take a little while to be comfortable with new people I meet (especially the man kind of person) but just be patient because I get friendly very soon. I guess I got lost because I ended up in a shelter for animals who can't find their homes or are unwanted by their families. Maybe I'm both. I'm only 2 or 3 years old and the dog people say I am a sweet girl. I came to be an AGA orphan which was lucky for me! They took me to a doctor who said I was a healthy girl except for one thing. I have heartworms which is something every dog fears. I wouldn't have them if someone had taken care of me and given me the medicine we should have every month to prevent them. Now I have to have some special shots and they cost $500. Boy, that is a lot for a dog to have! In fact, none of us have any money at all so I had to ask for help. Now I'm not afraid any more 'cause I just heard I have not one, but two, golden angels who said they would send the money I need. They are called Michelle (my name starts with the same letter - imagine that!) and Scott Kegler. If they are good at imagining they will feel me hug them! I think they will have no trouble doing that. Soon, I will have a new family that will love and take care of me because that's AGA's specialty. I'll be in a foster home waiting for the shots to work but you can ask about me anytime and I hope you do! Lots of hugs and doggie kisses - Merigold

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