I was in my first home since I was a puppy, but as I started to get older, I was too big and played too rough for the little dogs in my house. I also had a bit of a hoarding problem and would get very growly at anyone who would take my toys or special treats away. I was turned over to GRREAT and hoped I would find a home.  I went to a foster home that had another male golden that was not quite 3 yet (just like me!) and an older female golden.  I had the best time playing with them.  I still would growl and snap at them and the people, but I eventually realized that we all got food and there were plenty of toys.  I also found that if I gave the ball up, they would throw it and I could run and get it.  Wow!  I couldn’t run a lap around the yard when I got here and now I can keep up with the other dogs.   The best thing – they have a goldfish pond, which I would swim in, but I would always get yelled at.  One day they put a fence around it and I couldn’t swim anymore.  But then the pool opened – yippee!  I jumped right in!  I couldn’t understand why the other dogs don’t like to swim?  They are golden’s after all…  My foster family (people and dogs) loved me so much I was adopted by them.  I now share all my toys and I sleep on the furniture and swim in the pool.  I still  hoard the tennis balls in my crate, but I won’t bite if you try to take one, as long as you throw it to me.

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