• Golden Retriever,
  • female,
  • 4 years,
  • 50 lbs.

Gentle Millie is a bit of a special needs girl. She came to us from a breeder, and her life was a mixture of home living and kennel stays. She is coming along and learning about people as trusted companions. She didn’t get out much and is very shy. She will continue to make progress in a quiet home without a lot of comings and goings.

Millie has been slowly adapting to colder weather, and her foster parents have been delighted with her progress and report that with a stable routine (eat, nap, walk, nap, eat, nap, walk, nap) and lots of treats and gentle touch, she is increasingly more confident and putting on weight. Millie is housebroken, walks well on a leash, and is learning to explore a small fenced yard off-leash. She enjoys treats, but does not understand how to play with toys. She initially retreated to her crate after each walk, but now prefers to lounge on her dog bed. She does not have accidents and is not destructive. We have not yet heard her bark or make any other sounds. We think smart, sweet Millie would thrive in a calm home, perhaps with another dog that could teach her how to play and interact with people. She has met one mellow dog for a short visit, and interacted calmly. She is very docile and we think she would be fine with older children and cats, though she has not experienced them. We’re told that she has lived peacefully with cats. Millie is not yet ready to attend adoption events, but her foster parents are happy to set up a meet and greet at a potential adopter’s convenience. We can’t wait to see more of her beautiful personality bloom in a loving forever home.