Golden retriever orphans

Archie - Adopted!

 

Archie - Adopted!

BIO:
I started out with a breeder who sold me when I was just 8 weeks old but after just a little while I was returned to the breeder who found another home for me that wasn't right for me either. From then until the time I came to AGA, about four months ago, I felt like I had been bounced back and forth like a basketball because everyone gave up on me. They said I was too fond of guarding my things. They said I was too anxious and nervous. They said I wasn't good around little children even though I thought the children didn't know how to treat a dog! I ended up in a dog training school which is not like a home! Day after day of lessons and loneliness and I tried my best - I really did! Now I am about 3.5 years old and I feel like I will never find a family. I want to tell my side of the story and I'm crossing my paws that some very special person is willing to give me a chance. My favorite thing is to be petted! I can walk like a gentleman on a leash but other dogs coming too close make me nervous. I don't like someone grabbing and pulling on my collar but who would like that anyway? I'd like someone to take me home who knows about dogs like me and doesn't have any children living in the same home. It's true, I never got over wanting to guard my things. Maybe it's because I've never had much and I want to keep what's mine? It's hard to explain when you can't talk but I hope you will try to understand.
I have had lots of "training" but I don't know if it's made a difference or not. Now I am back in another kennel and every one is kind to me but it's not the same as a home. Would you think about me please? I would love a quiet place. But most importantly, I am a snuggler, a lover of people and will lean on my humans because I'm very affectionate and give all my love to whomever wants to take care of me! I know AGA will help us get to know each other and what special things I need. I just want someone to love me and understand me. I have never had the chance to love someone and maybe it could be you? Please help me - Archie

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