Smiley is a handsome 1 year-old Golden Retriever mix with a very friendly disposition. He found himself homeless at an overcrowded rural county dog shelter. When he arrived at the shelter, he weighed only about 36 pounds so underneath his long coat, he was just skin and bones. From there, Smiley was taken to a local vet clinic where he was bathed and had some matts removed. After spending a week in a foster home with some canine friends, Smiley made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could work on finding his permanent home. Smiley was given his name because he does like to smile at people! It’s very hard to get a photo of it but it is a very charming quality of his. He gets along well with other dogs so would certainly enjoy having a canine buddy in his new home. We think he might have some Great Pyrenees in his family tree so would benefit from having a yard with a secure aboveground fence. Smiley has been doing well with crate-training in his foster home (he needs a 42 inch crate) and will need to continue that in his new home as he works on his house manners. He has also been working on leash walking and doing well with that. Smiley is going to need regular grooming to keep him looking and feeling his best. It’s going to be a joy for his family to see Smiley embrace the pampered lifestyle of a treasured family member. Smiley weighs about 40 pounds currently but has a large frame and will likely be close to 60 pounds when he’s reached his ideal weight. His adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Smiley. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

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