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Azalea (Azzy)

Female Young Golden Retriever

If you have any questions about Azalea (Azzy), please contact Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs at info@grrand.org

Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs

About Azalea (Azzy)

Rose (lighter with white patch on chest) & Azalea (Azzy is darker) are 2 year old, super sweet girls who came to us on our most recent Amish puppy mill rescue when they were dumped at a vet to be euthanized because the puppy mill had an upcoming inspection! Thank goodness we got a call for them!

These girls are very bonded and we will be placing them together as a pair, with a family that meets the criteria for their needs.... Even though they are the most social of their group, they, like all the Amish breeder dogs, will need a secure above ground fenced yard, and a home with no kids under 12 because they are a bit skittish. Puppy mill dogs need homes where the family is home more than not and has the time and patience to help with socialization, as the whole world is brand new to them... From leash-walking to outside noises, they’ll need help and compassion experiencing it all!

Azzy is the more outgoing of the two, knows no strangers and leads the way and little Miss Rose is more shy, unsure and watches Azzy before she decides if it’s ok to do anything! Rose is slightly harder to get to come to you, but she’s clearly learning to trust already and Azzy, curls around you like she’s always been your best friend! In the GRRAND Central Station play yard, they go up to people for attention, love other dogs, and love to play in the yard! They are especially fond of completely destroying stuffed toys!! There was one in the play yard and they made crazy, quick work of it. Our volunteers say that getting it from them was comical as they thought it was a game... Stuffing was flying everywhere like it was staged for a movie! We are THRILLED to find these girls their forever home. They absolutely love each other, love affection, and love to play! This is so wonderful to see as they have never known what "fun" is until now!

If you are interested in meeting this pair, please complete an application:

grrand.org/adopt

grrand.org/foster-a-golden-retriever-with-grrand/

GRRAND dogs are looking for their foster and forever homes in our current service area of Greater Louisville, Greater Lexington, and Greater Cincinnati and Dayton. We’re sorry we cannot make exceptions to this area.

 

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Details

Name
Azalea (Azzy)
Age
2 years, 6 months
Gender
Female
Size
Large
Primary Color
Red
Pet Has Special Needs
Not Sure
Shots up to date
Not Sure
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
NO
Spayed/Neutered
NO
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
Not Sure

Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs

PO Box 6132 Louisville KY 40206

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Angel

Goldendoodle

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Great Pyrenees

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Bailey

Labradoodle

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Bailey is a 5 year old, on the smaller side (about 70ish lbs) Labradoodle...  his mom was a Labradoodle and his dad was a doodle mix, and this guy was the only one who looked like a Golden! Bailey is looking for a new home, at no fault of his own, as his mom has some significant health issues which are not good for her or Bailey, so sadly they had to move and he needs a new forever family.  We are told Bailey has a calm demeanor and is very sweet and attentive with his owner's 10 year old granddaughter. He shows off his skill set of sit, sit pretty (front paws in the air), rollover etc. They say he could probably lose about 5 lbs, and hopefully with some consistent exercise, this will happen easily for Bailey. His top coat is shorter on the body area (more doodle-ish) but the typical longer length on the underside. He loves attention and is a sweet faced dog with beautiful eyes! His family feels he would do best as an “only” dog as he loves to be the center of attention and they say he can "be a bit territorial with other dogs in his space". Bailey has been recently moved to this “suburban” location from his farm land, and he is slowly adjusting to constant traffic, people walking by and delivery trucks. He has never been walked on a leash while on the acreage and was used to an invisible fence system at her family's old property, so he will need a home with a secure above ground fenced yard or a home with a professionally installed invisible fence system. He returns easily with his name called whether indoors or out in the fenced yard. As he has ever been walked on leash at his home, he will need training with leash manners. This boy does not like the darkness of nighttime and unless he really has to go potty before bedtime, he will not venture outside. He also will gladly go into his crate with the phrase “Cage Bailey ” which is what they used to bring him to this new location since he would not get into the car on a leash and his crate is being offered to this new family.  Bailey is "free-fed" throughout the day and his bowl is picked up every evening before bed. He does have some anxiety to unexpected and loud noises but calms down with petting and reassurance. He brings toys back to you but doesn’t like tug of war play at all. Bailey loves water and has been known to jump into a pool or 2! When his mom would go to work, he was crated and she also would gate him into an area of the house as well, but he has not needed a crate in a while.  Bailey has a great temperament and is looking for the right family to have the time and patience to help him through his adjustments... he has been through a lot already, so another new place will be more for this boy to go through. His current family is home most of the time, so he is not left home by himself very often. If you feel you would like to be Bailey's forever family and help him with this next phase of his life, please fill out an app at GRRAND.org   show less

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Bear

Great Pyrenees

Bear and Lucy are a bonded pair of littermates that are about 3 years old (Bear is about 95lbs and Lucy 75lbs), that were turned into GR... show more

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Bella

Golden Retriever

This is Bella and she is a SPECIAL NEEDS DOG! Bella is a beautiful 2 1/2 year old 70lb Golden whose body practically bends in half with... show more

This is Bella and she is a SPECIAL NEEDS DOG! Bella is a beautiful 2 1/2 year old 70lb Golden whose body practically bends in half with happy wiggles when she is showing off her treasures! She is needing an adult household with no other pets, children under the age of 16, a fenced yard and folks who will work her on socialization and confidence-building. Bella will need an experienced family, committed to working with her on resource-guarding behaviors as she was given up by her new owners because she resource-guarded items, primarily food, from their other dog.  She had reportedly not shown any resource-guarding with people, but when Bella went to a new home for “foster to adopt”,  she immediately started resource-guarding a lot of things with her new parents. We have solicited the expertise assistance from our Cincinnati trainer, who says that Bella is a good dog, but needs the right home. She needs experienced pet owners who can work with her under the supervision of our trainer. As stated above, she cannot have children or other dogs in the home as her environment needs to be controlled.  Bella is house and crate trained, has had obedience training and lived in a loving home that gave her all they could, but we are looking for a family or an individual willing to work with her to help her with her resource-guarding tendencies.  Bella's new family needs to be committed to giving her the exercise and training she needs to grow up to be a well socialized girl.  If you feel that you could be that special home Bella is looking for, please submit the adoption application at GRRAND.org   show less

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Bernie

Labradoodle

This is Bernie... our sweet Doodle boy! Bernie came to GRRAND from a shelter in late November. He was in terrible condition upon intake... show more

This is Bernie... our sweet Doodle boy! Bernie came to GRRAND from a shelter in late November. He was in terrible condition upon intake and required shaving due to such deep mats. He was also quite unsocialized and has needed a lot of behavioral support to become ready for adoption. We’re so excited for Bernie to be able to continue on the next leg of his journey to finding his forever home! This affectionate boy now loves to jump up and give hugs to his caretakers He will need a family with the time and patience to continue helping him come out of his shell to see all the great things in the world and to give him the attention and exercise he desires. He needs a secure home with an above-ground fenced yard because he could be a flight risk. Bernie resource guards and since he cannot be retrained to change this behavior, he needs a home without any kids, grandkids or children visiting the home. With his resource guarding behaviors, Bernie does not like it when other dogs or people get around his food (or favorite things) so he will need to be fed separately from other dogs however, he does love to play with other dogs and does great with them! We do not believe he should go to a home with cats. Interested families will have the support of our trainer to help understand Bernie and get him settled into his new home If you are interested in fostering Bernie, please complete a foster application: http://grrand.org/foster-process/ If you think Bernie may be the dog for you, please complete an adoption application: http://grrand.org/adoption-process/ show less

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Bobbie

Labrador Retriever

Meet Queen Bobbie... She is Queen of stuffie toys, Queen of the couch, and Queen of adorable! Bobbie is about a 7 year old, 90lb Lab/Gol... show more

Meet Queen Bobbie... She is Queen of stuffie toys, Queen of the couch, and Queen of adorable! Bobbie is about a 7 year old, 90lb Lab/Golden mix that came to GRRAND from a shelter and has proven to be just a sweetheart and while she was at the GRRAND kennel, she loved to swim in the pool! She wants nothing more than to cuddle and be pampered. Her favorite things are to carry around her stuffed toys, chase tennis balls, and explore the great outdoors, look out the window to the world from the house and get LOTS of belly rubs and treats!  As you can see from her pictures, she loves her toys and the couch and thinks she is the size of a small lap dog! ;) She is doing great in her foster home, and they say "Bobbie enjoys daily walks as she continues to work on her leash training. Bobbie is such a great dog and really deserves the best home/family"!  This beauty is house-trained, crate-trained, potty trained and knows some basic commands. Most of the time she has free reign of the house. She is generally pretty good with other dogs - but should be introduced to new doggy friends slowly. She is currently living with another large dog and has spent weekends with a younger, smaller dog/puppy without any issues. We are confident that she could become accustomed to almost any dog - but she may prefer medium to lower-energy dogs like herself, and we do NOT know how she will do with cats. Bobby LOVES people and has been around several children of all ages but may knock over a smaller child since she is pretty big.  She has not shown any treat or toy aggression either.  Rooms for improvement: knocking things off counters/tables, having a little more patience with dogs who get in her face or lack manners. Overall Bobby has been a JOY to love on these past few months. She is a people person through-and-through and just wants to be someone's best friend, couch buddy and companion! If you would like to meet Bobbie, please fill out an app at GRRAND.org show less

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Buttercake

Great Pyrenees

This cutie is Buttercake! She is a 8 month old Great Pyrenees puppy who needs to be the only dog in the home as she does not like to com... show more

This cutie is Buttercake! She is a 8 month old Great Pyrenees puppy who needs to be the only dog in the home as she does not like to compete for her human's attention! She is in a temporary foster home and this is where we learned of her deep love and protection of her people in her home. This is what we have been told: "Butter (Buttercake) is really the best puppy. She cannot however be in the home without resource guarding me. This was an unexpected occurrence as  she has absolutely no issues around other dogs at the dog park, vet or day camps.   She is crate trained and will self crate so I usually never lock the crate. Butter has not destroyed any furnishings but loves socks.  I am wondering if she is part magpie as she loves to collect things and put them in her crate (including a watch, house slippers and a table runner!). She loves rides in the car but I make sure to tether her as she has tried to climb out the window before I get her out of the car.   She is still nervous about her new home so we have not made it into the street for a walk. But she is good on a leash/lead in the backyard and loves to explore. Particularly in the bushes - adding some dirt color to those white paws!  She does not usually come when called and is not as good motivated as most dogs (gotta LOVE that GP stubborness!).  However, we are learning to sit and she will follow instruction most of the time if there is a treat at stake.   Butter has now been spayed (on the vet’s recommendation) and up to date on all her vaccinations.  We would love to keep her but she is increasingly aggressive with my sons little beagle and their visits will be often now that I live so close to them. She is an awesome dog and will be the best pet where there is no competition for her human’s attention at home". She will be looking for a home with a fenced in yard and a family with LOTS of time and patience to socialize and work with a puppy so she can grow up to be a good girl! ***Exercise and direction are a must as a tired puppy is a good puppy!!  We do suggest that if you are not familiar with the Great Pyrenees breed, that you do some research on them before you meet Buttercake as Great Pyrs are a FABULOUS breed, but they are different than Golden Retrievers in some big ways. If you are a Great Pyrenees lover, you will know their delightful stubborness is what makes them so fun and challenging just the same!! To know the Great Pyrenees breed is to love them! Buttercake will need a home with a fenced in yard as this breed love nothing more than to hang out in the yard, patrol a little here and there and watch the world go by. After some work and socialization, we believe she will make a wonderful family pet, but her family will need to be committed to the time and patience she will need to help her through her adjustments and transitions from an outdoor dog to living in a home with a family.  If you would like to meet Buttercake, please fill out an app at grrand.org/adopt GRRAND dogs are looking for their foster or adoptive homes in our current service area of Greater Louisville, Greater Lexington, or Greater Cincinnati and Dayton. We’re sorry we can’t make exceptions to this area at this time. show less

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Cami

Labrador Retriever

Cami is a super sweet, 2 yr old Lab/Australian Shepherd mix but actually looks more like a black lab!   She is being surrendered from he... show more

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Casey

Labradoodle

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Chloe

Great Pyrenees

Chloe and her siblings are 8 week old Great Pyrenees mix puppies looking for their forever families! They sure are little (soon to be bi... show more

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Coco

Goldendoodle

Coco is a beautiful 2 year old, 43lb Goldendoodle with totally gray hair, black ears and TWO INCH long eyelashes!! She is looking for he... show more

Coco is a beautiful 2 year old, 43lb Goldendoodle with totally gray hair, black ears and TWO INCH long eyelashes!! She is looking for her forever family who can give her the exercise and attention she is needing to be a happy girl. Her family has made the incredibly difficult decision to rehome her and they are feeling she would blossom with a family who is home mostly during the day (she has some separation anxiety hence needing a home with someone home most of the time) and a backyard to romp around throughout the day! Coco gets along well with other dogs (she has been to doggie day care and loved it) and loves people and animals of all sizes and ages. She is a super sweet girl with a lovely temperament! She has typical 2 year old energy but isn’t jumping off the walls, knows basic commands and presents a gentle mouth for treats. Coco does very well on leash without any real pulling and she is responsive to voice commands. Her food/water bowls are in her crate which is where she eats but does not sleep in as she prefers the bedroom area instead and is housetrained with full run of the house. Coco barks a bit upon first meeting but quickly becomes your best friend and enjoys petting nonstop! Coco is a lovable, lively dog who LOVES cuddles!  Coco's mommy says in regards to their difficult decision "I love her more to want her to be in a home with a family that has the space, time to spend with her and financial ability to love and care for her the way she deserves". If you would like to meet Ms Coco, please fill out an application at GRRAND.org show less

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Cookie

Goldendoodle

Calling all Doodle lovers! This bonded pair of sweet girls had a rough start in an Amish puppy mill but have learned that people aren’t... show more

Calling all Doodle lovers! This bonded pair of sweet girls had a rough start in an Amish puppy mill but have learned that people aren’t so bad. They have been in a foster home since July and are blossoming in that environment. Cookie and Noelle are: ·         Gorgeous, young, medium sized Golden Doodles ·         Joyful, cuddly girls that love other dogs and are happy to sit by you to be petted ·         Homebodies that need a physically fenced yard and someone home more than a typical working family. They show no signs of separation anxiety when left in the house. That means it’s nap time! These girls love to play and start their day smothering their foster brother with kisses before running around the yard and wresting. Cookie and Noelle don’t react to loud noises (ex. TV, vacuum, fireworks) but do skitter away from abrupt unexpected movements so no young children should be in the home. The girls are learning basic commands (come when called, sit for treats) but haven’t ventured out on walks yet.  The perfect owner for Cookie & Noelle will have experience helping unsocialized dogs overcome fears while learning to trust humans.  These girls require direct access to a physically fenced yard and no children under the age of 12.  If you have a lot of love and patience to share with deserving dogs, please submit an application. Cookie and Noelle can’t wait to meet you! show less