Meet Lenny! He is a handsome two ½-year-old male Golden Retriever. Lenny was initially purchased to be a stud dog. The breeder decided after two years not to use him and surrendered Lenny to WCLRR.
Lenny lived a solitary life until he was brought to us. We believe he was crated 24 hours a day, never given a toy or attention. Considering his rough start, he is doing so much better. He is a little behind in his developmental skills, such as he has no idea how to chase a ball. He also has a hard time looking directly at his person. Once again, he is learning how to be a beloved dog.
Lenny gets along with all dogs and children. He has shown no sign of food or toy possessiveness. He is currently fostered with two other Labradors. Lenny still has a “puppy brain” and will pick up items that are not appropriate for him, such as socks and shoes. His new family needs to make sure that he does not have access to any of the things that could harm him, including remotes, eyeglasses, electrical cords, making sure counters are cleared off and trash safely away out of his reach.
Lenny is a giant cuddle bug and thinks he is a lap dog. He needs some basic training, including leash training. He tends to zigzag and pull. Unfortunately, all of these things are new to Lenny, but it is a joy to see him coming around and starting to enjoy things.
Lenny is housebroken and crate trained. We would like to see Lenny go to a home where his family is home most of the time and dedicate working with him to become a wonderful well-adjusted pup. Another canine companion would be excellent also so that he can learn from the other resident dog. Lenny has a beautiful coat and will require regular grooming.
Lenny has been neutered, up to date on his vaccines, and microchipped.