1 ½ years old
Golden Retriever mix
*If you are interested in making Finley a part of your family and have read his bio in its entirety, please fill out an adoption application here: Adoption Application
Meet Finley, or as his friends call him, “Fin” or “Fin-Dog”. Finley is a medium-sized male Golden Retriever mix who may also have some English Setter which would explain the adorable freckles on his nose and his graceful stride. We think Finley is about a year old and still has some growing to do and he’s still a very playful pup. Finley made his way all the way from Turkey. While doing x-rays our rescuer found that Finley was shot by a BB-Gun. You would never know that Finley has been through anything traumatic before coming into rescue. He loves to fetch (although he is still learning how to give the ball back), play tug-of-war, carry sticks or pinecones on his walks, watch the squirrels play, and his favorite game is romping around with a soccer ball.
Finley would be best in a home with other young, playful dogs to keep him company. He’s not a fan of being barked at by other dogs, but he will play as long as you let him with other pups, and whenever he hears dogs barking on TV, he loves to join in. Finley can be a bit reactive on leash when other dogs react to him. He will need a family committed to working with him on his leash manners. Finley has also been doing well in the potty department and had only one or two accidents in his foster home. He will of course need to be reminded of the proper place to go in his forever home..but potty training should not be an issue!
Finley would be perfect in a very active family, ideally with someone who likes to run or hike regularly. But, once he burns off his puppy energy on a good walk, he’s quickly mastering the art of being a couch potato, too. He is right at home sprawled out on the couch with his humans rubbing his belly and will lounge across any available lap. Even though he’s very gentle by nature, because he can get excited when he plays we will not be placing him in a home with young children (under 10). Finley can be a bit mouthy during play and when he gets worked up. While he doesn't mean to, he sometimes will nibble on his leash or harness when his energy level is at an all time high and needs to be re-directed on the proper things to chew. He’s extremely smart and responding very well to training, but he still needs someone to work with him on his polish and manners before he will be a full Gentledog. He is quickly learning “sit”, “stay”, “look at me”, and “lay down”.
If you are looking for a higher energy active dog, Finley may be the one for you!
PLEASE NOTE: Please note: Due to the high cost of travel for Finley, his adoption fee is $1,000
He is being fostered in West Hills, CA.
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