Meet Finn! He is an adorable six-month-old Golden Retriever with a beautiful soft caramel-colored coat. Finn was surrendered to WCLRR when his family realized that as much as they loved Finn, a young puppy was too much for them to manage, and he deserved to be with a family that could give him more activity and attention.
Finn is a medium-energy pup that enjoys playing fetch and playing with chew toys and squeaky toys. However, he prefers to de-stuff the squeaky toys to get the squeakers out, so it’s best he does not have those!
Finn has two foster lab siblings, a three-year-old and a seven-year-old, and he loves them! They all get along, and the older labs are helping Finn learn how to interact with dogs. Finn is a snuggler who loves getting into his foster’s lap for love and attention!
Finn is a very well-behaved, polite boy. He loves being with people and wants to please them! Finn knows to sit calmly to be fed and to wait to go out the door for walks. But Finn is still a puppy, and like many puppies, he needs help with impulse control and learning boundaries. He is learning to walk on a leash, but his family will need to work with him on leash manners.
Finn gets excited when meeting people and may jump on them. His foster teaches him to greet people calmly by telling him to sit. He will be rewarded with ear rubs and attention and settle down quickly. Finn will follow the rules, but he needs his people to make boundaries and expectations clear and consistent. His new family should continue training to teach him proper manners.
Finn is house-trained and hasn’t had any accidents in his foster home. However, he is still a young pup, and his new family should take him out frequently until he is accustomed to his new home.
Finn’s foster family is working with him on crate training. He spends a couple of hours in the crate while his fosters are out during the day. They give him a frozen Kong with goodies inside to keep him occupied. But he is not a crate fan and will bark and whine while in it.
Finn sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in his foster’s bedroom. He doesn’t bounce up early but is usually ready to start his day when his foster siblings get up.
Finn has yet to be known to take items from counters but will check counters out to see what is available. His new family should keep counters clear of medicines and anything that could be dangerous to him.
Finn’s ideal home would be with an individual, couple, or family where there is someone around most of the time to give him attention and continue his training.
Finn wants to please his people and quickly picks up rules, patterns, and expectations. Still, these need to be clear and consistent so he understands what is expected of him.
Finn is a loving pup who would do well in a family with older children. He loves other dogs and would benefit from being in a home with an older dog or dogs for companionship and to learn proper behavior and dog etiquette.
Finn is up to date on his vaccines and microchipped. On the advice of WCLRR’s vet, we are waiting for Finn to be a bit older before being neutered. He will be adopted under a contract that includes the neuter procedure at a later date. WCLRR will discuss this with potential adopters.