Colby - Rover's Retreat Dog Rescue

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8 months old
Neutered Male
75 lbs
Golden Retriever
Adopt Colby

*PLEASE NOTE: Colby requires a playful dog, yard, and people home most of the time. The first step in the process is to complete an adoption application, which can be found here: Adoption Application

Meet Colby!  Colby is a strikingly handsome 8 month old golden boy who came into rescue when his previous owners realized they no longer could care for him the way he deserved.  Colby has been settling in in foster care and is now ready to find his forever family!

While initially wary of new people, Colby warms up super quickly and just wants to be your best friend!  He will initially bark at new people, but just talking him through new intros and giving lots of yummy snacks he loves everyone shortly after meeting them.  Once comfortable he’s a complete ham and just wants cuddles and to play.  He is super affectionate, and has the typical ‘velcro doggie’ golden behavior.  Following his foster from room to room and always wanting to know where his people are.  He will lay at your feet after a nice long walk, but is also a puppy and will happily jump up for zoomies around the house and yard when he’s ready to play again.

While still a puppy, at only 8 months old, Colby is medium energy and does love his naps.  He has been getting about 5 miles of walking a day and ball throwing in the yard in between and this seems to have worked very well for him.  He will just hang around with his people and nap throughout the day, but definitely needs plenty of walks and outdoor activities to keep him happy and healthy!  He is still learning to walk on leash, but has done well with the use of a gentle leader head collar when out walking.

Colby was not socialized much as a younger puppy, so he is still learning how to behave around other dogs.  He can be intimidated at first, especially with bigger dogs, but he quickly warms up and wants to play.  Colby will need another playful dog in his forever home to show him the ropes and help him learn how to ‘dog’ … and of course for plenty of playtime!

Colby has been a good house in his foster home.  He has done very well with potty training so far, and with access to the yard will go out to potty on his own when he needs to.  He has also been good at chewing only on his toys rather than his foster's belongings!  Colby will get startled with quick movements, even in the house, as he’s settling in, so taking things slow and being patient with this cute fella’ is a must.  In return you will have the most loving boy who just wants to be with you all the time!

Colby playing fetch:  

If you think you can provide Colby with a great forever home complete with an active family, another playful dog, and a nice yard for zoomies, please fill out an adoption application here: Adoption Application

Any questions about Colby can be directed to

*PLEASE NOTE:  Colby's adoption fee is $500 and he is being fostered in Redondo Beach*
BEFORE PROCEEDING, PLEASE READ:  • Home visits are required prior to being considered for adoption. • Completed application and approved home visit do NOT guarantee adoption • We receive many more applications than we do dogs, so some people will be disappointed.  We may receive over 100 inquiries for a single, highly desirable dog! • We do not ship our dogs

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