If you’re looking for a big young dog with a heart of gold, that’s our Josh, a 1 year-old Golden Retriever mix. This boy came into a rural county dog shelter as a stray and made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he would have more time to find the perfect new home. Josh has loads of energy but has had limited training to date so is going to need a family who has the time and energy to work with him. He has an outstanding disposition and is very friendly with people but doesn’t realize he’s as big as he is. Josh needs some direction and lots of exercise. Since he’s very eager to please and food-motivated, he should respond well to training. Josh has been working on crate-training in his foster home and has done very well. He has excellent crate manners and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. Josh is not a couch potato and wouldn’t do well left alone for long workdays. He would love to have a canine playmate in his new home or regular trips to doggie daycare. If you’ve got the time to spend with this boy, he’s going to mature into a fantastic companion for years to come. Josh weighs about 60 pounds although he’s on the thin side and should be about 65-70 pounds at his ideal weight. His adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Josh. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.