Grady, Dog, Golden Retriever / Hound / Mixed (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Golden Retriever / Hound / Mixed (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
Golden Retriever
Secondary Breed: 
Hound
Gender: 
Male
Mixed: 
Yes
Home with dogs: 
Yes
House Trained: 
Yes
Age: 
Adult
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Medium
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
Tan
Coat Length: 
Short
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Location Zipcode: 
27540
Description: 
See Grady's Homepage Grady is about 7years old and weighs about 46 pounds. He is a very, sweet, loving fella, who like his long-time companion - Cora - has had a pretty up-and-down life. He lived the perfect pet life for 6 yrs with his adoptive mom and Cora (another foster dog) until the economy took their home away. He tends to be frightened by varous things -- he just tends to scamper away from antying that makes him nervous. It takes him a little time to trust a new person, but once he does - he trusts whole-heartedly and is a real love. He loves napping on the couch with his head on someone's lap and getting plenty of attention. He needs a calm person/persons who understands that they need to ease him into things. He has gained confidence and has adjusted well considering this rather drastic change in his living situation. It would be best if he went to an adult only home or a home with kids over 15. He is housetrained, leash trained, crate trained and knows some basic obedience commands. He likes having Cora around, but he could adjust to a home with another dog or as an only dog. He is good with all dogs, but he's totally clueless if a dog does alpha-posturing, etc with him - he is a puppy at heart. A crate would be initially helpful to give me a secure place to be when you are away from the home, but is not needed for the long term. Currently, Grady shares a spare room with Cora when his foster Mom goes on errands or to work. He does not make a mess or chew on anything inappropriately but napping on the bed is the bomb! He likes to go on car rides and for walks. He loves to play with other dogs but he tends to grumble-fuss which is why the other foster puppies just aren't too sure of his intentions, but eventually they figure it out. He likes being near his person, but he's not needy. Currently, Grady is on seizure medicine to prevent seizures - thankfully rather inexpensive meds and the medicine is just placed in with his meals. He's neutered, heartworm negative, up to date with vaccinations, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention.