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

Charlie Senior

 

Charlie Senior

BIO:
Hi Everyone!!! My name is Charlie. I'm a big fluffy and very handsome 12 year old Golden Retriever. I have had a very interesting life so far. I spent the first several years of my life as a Border Patrol dog!!! It's not easy being in law enforcement. I had to be very serious all the time and constantly be on watch. As a result, I'm not your typical goofy Golden. It takes me some time to get to know people, so you must be patient with me as I become familiar with you. In my line of work, I had to be on guard all the time, so since I have retired those old habits are tough to break. I met a lot of not so nice people along the way so it's in my nature to be a little standoffish at first. I'm happiest when I have a job. I love to chase the ball or chew on my Kong. Give me something to do and I'm on it! After I have had the opportunity to spend some time with you and get to know you, I warm up quite nicely and can be very cuddly. My foster has been working with me and showing me what it's like to take it easy and enjoy playing in the yard and going on long walks. I am an excellent communicator, so if you watch my cues, we will get along just fine! I do wear a vest when I am out and about so folks know I'm working and don't like a lot of attention. I'm looking for a forever home where I can spend my retirement, taking it easy in the peace and quiet. I'm not crazy about other dogs so I would need a home where I am an only dog. I do like cats though!!! I need a tall fence and no children in the home. I had so much excitement as a border patrol dog I am looking to find a quiet home without a lot of commotion and visitors. I can be left alone for a little while if you need to go out for a bit. If visitors do come over, I can go into my own room and be quiet too! I have completed the Immersion Program at US Canine and I have free lifetime follow up training in their center. Their help and guidance is very important to my future so I need a forever home close to Atlanta or within a few hours driving distance. I'm so grateful to AGA for trying to find me the right home where I can finally be a Golden Retriever and enjoy my retirement years!!!

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