Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue
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Neuse River Golden Retiever Rescue

Available Dogs - Candy


Hi there, future family!  My name is Candy and I’m a fun 7-year old golden-hearted girl.  I’m the perfect combination of energy for playing and maybe even as a running buddy, but also content with just hanging out with my pack.  I love squeaky toys above all else, enjoy going for walks, but also like hanging out with my foster mom while she works, or getting petted by the kids.  There are three kids (age 7+) in my pack right now and I enjoy all of their attention.

My foster mom thinks I was spoiled in a former life, because I tried to jump on beds and sofas (they are so comfy!!!) and prefer human food to dog food.  I understand now that that’s not everyone’s thing. I am very content with the doggie bed in my crate (as long as I’m in your room) and with doggie food – thank you very much!  Sometimes I still try to get some of that yummy food off the counter, but I’m working on resisting that. 

I was a little nervous when I first came to my fosters since everything was new and there was a scary hurricane going on at the time.  Now that I’ve settled in well, I really just like to hang out and get some attention.  My foster sister is a little too slow for me to play with and I’d love another playmate, but I have to admit that I want to be in charge.  So I could also be very happy to get all of my family’s attention as an only dog.  I walk well on a leash, but could use some reinforcement of basic commands. 

Come meet me and I’ll be ready to go home with you!

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   7 years


   65 pounds

Health status:


Major personality traits:


Loving and loyal once she gets to know you, loves attention and toys.

Interaction with dogs:

  Fine, but she wants to dominate.

Interaction with cats:

   Untested, but could be ok with proper introduction.

Child requirements:


Great with kids

Fence requirements:

   Would be nice, but not required.

General activity level:


Work schedule best suited for:

   Someone home part of the day would be ideal.

Leash manners:

   Very good on short leash.

Degree of training needed:

   Needs training with basic commands.

  • Candy takes a nap
    Candy takes a nap
  • Candy
  • Candy loves a hug
    Candy loves a hug
  • Candy running
    Candy running
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