Spotlight on...The Bernese Mountain Dog

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The Bernese Mountain Dog

Size:  Large, 75-120 lbs.

Grooming needs:  Heavy shedder; regular brushing required.

Exercise needs:  Medium energy.  

Environment:  Inside with family. Regular outdoor exercise. Climate controlled against high heat.

Temperament:  Calm, good natured.

Life Expectancy:  7 years.

Interesting Fact:  The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the four varieties of Swiss Mountain Dog. Out of the four, the “Berner” is the only breed with a long, silky coat. The BMD thrives in cold weather, and is a working dog. The breed worked in Switzerland as a watchful farm dog and farmer’s companion. Unlike some working dogs, they were not built for herding large range cattle or other livestock. They may have been used to pull carts.  

Appearance:  The Berner has a happy expression, expressive eyes and pendant ears. He is slightly longer than he is tall, and is a sturdy, well-built dog with a deep chest. The coat is long and silky with a bushy tail, and like the other Swiss breeds, they are tricolored: black, rust and white. They have a beautiful coat and striking appearance.

Personality:  This is an intelligent, strong, affectionate dog. Today Berners participate in a variety of activities such as obedience, carting, agility and therapy work. This versatile breed makes a great family dog as long as they are given adequate exercise. The Bernese Mountain Dog has a steady temperament and loves to be a part of the family/household. They tend to be calm and patient, and do well with other pets. Like other breeds, if not well socialized as puppies, they may be shy with strangers. This large breed may consider themselves lap dogs, and are very loving with their people. Due to their background, Berners are also watchful and alert.       

Best Match:  Couch potatoes need not apply: the Bernese Mountain Dog loves to romp in the snow, walk in the fields, and engage in daily physical activity. Double-coated, Berners tend to shed considerably, especially during spring and fall, and require frequent brushing. When the undercoat is shed, the long, outer guard coat keeps the dog cool. If you’re not a fan of dog hair in the home, this may not be a match for you. This versatile breed is a great fit for many types of pet parents, as long as they get the attention and exercise they need.

Featured Adoptable:: Hippie is a senior Bernese Mountain Dog / Hound mix who is blind. He is a sweet, friendly, easygoing boy as soon as he can identify you by scent and sound. He likes walks, and just needs a little help steering around things he might bump into. He’s a favorite at the shelter. To meet Hippie, contact Clatsop County Animal Control at 503-861-7387, 1315 SE 19th St in Warrenton, OR, or email lindadygert@gmail.com..


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive. 

Spotlight on...American Pit Bull Terrier

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American Pit Bull Terrier

Size:  Medium to Large (30-85 lbs.)

Grooming needs:  Low

Exercise:  High Needs

Environment:  Indoor/Outdoor, Indoor with Outdoor Exercise

Temperament:  Enthusiastic, Friendly, Loyal

Life Expectancy:  12-14 years

Interesting Fact:  The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), often called Pit Bull or Pittie, is different from the American Staffordshire Terrier. The American Kennel Club does not recognize the breed, and the United Kennel Club was formed expressly to recognize and register APBTs. The breed originated with dog fanciers in England, Ireland and Scotland who crossed Bulldogs with Terriers to get a strong, athletic dog (Bulldog) that was driven like a terrier. The first APBT was registered in 1898.

According to dogs.petbreeds.com, there are more American Pit Bull Terriers available for adoption than any other breed — currently about 5,435 dogs waiting for homes.

Appearance:  The APBT has a stocky, muscular, long body — typically only about 17-19 inches tall at the shoulder. They have a broad, flat head, wide jaw, and small to medium ears that are naturally semi-prick (erect with folded tips). They have a short coat that comes in many colors and a short, whip-like tail.

Personality:  Pit Bulls want to be with their people. They are alert and intelligent, with a herding instinct thanks to their Terrier ancestors. Their strong desire to please and playful temperament make them a fantastic dog to train. Training, socialization and exercise is key to a well-behaved dog. APBTs often enjoy agility, rally, obedience, and other organized dog sports. These fun-loving dogs are always up for playtime, and often like chewing on Kong-like toys.

Common Health Problems:  This healthy breed often lives longer than other dogs in its size group. Health issues, when they do occur, can include hip dysplasia and skin problems.

Best Match:  Pit Bulls are energetic and active. They tend to have a high prey drive, so prospective pet parents able to provide 40 minutes or more of daily walking are a good match. There is stigma against Pit Bulls, and even states in which owning them is outlawed, so owners should expect some questions and conversations around their pet’s temperament. Helping your dog become a “breed ambassador” can help eliminate the stigma.

Guardians say their Pitties are comedians who will perform their full repertoire of tricks to get a treat. And while not a small dog, don’t assume they are not lap dogs — many within this affectionate breed love to lay on their people and sibling pets! Many Pit Bull owners report such a strong bond with their smart, sweet dog that they’ve become breed loyalists.

Featured Adoptable:  Sway is a 7-year-old Pit Bull who is a real gentleman. He is completely housetrained, appropriate when left home alone (won’t chew your things), sleeps soundly through the night, and loves to ride as your co-pilot in the car. He also has a very high emotional intelligence. If someone is upset or mad, he's very sensitive to their moods. Sway is a cuddly couch buddy, but he also needs daily exercise and enjoys playing fetch or going for a jog. No cats, but may do well with a female dog housemate. Read more at www.bapbr.org or to discuss meeting Sway, please contact Angela at info@bapbr.org.


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive. 

Spotlight on...The Standard Schnauzer

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The Standard Schnauzer

Size:  Medium, 30-50 lb

Grooming Needs:  High

Exercise:  High

Environment:  Adaptable: anywhere with his people

Temperament:  Enthusiastic, Intelligent

Life Expectancy:  13-16 yrs.

Interesting fact:  The Standard Schnauzer were originally used for herding, ratting and as guard dogs by peasant farmers in the Middle Ages. In the 19th Century, the breed became more standardized, and went on to become an award-winning show breed. In 1997, it won the prestigious “Best in Show” at Westminster.

Appearance:  This aristocratic-looking dog is most distinctive for its long beard and eyebrows. The wiry coat is usually salt and pepper, but also occasionally black with another color. The coat is often trimmed, leaving the beard, eyebrows and leg hair longer. Typically in the US the ears and tail will be docked, but a natural ear and tail are becoming more common. The body is sturdy and squarely built.

Personality:  The Schnauzer is lively and alert. S/he wants to be with his or her pet parents constantly, and be active. If well socialized, this dog may be friendly with everyone, but is known to be very loyal. They are intelligent and learn things quickly, and may at times test the boundaries with their people. The breed can tend toward being high-strung when not provided enough mental and physical stimulation. When properly exercised and trained, they make great family pets. The Schnauzer is known to be clownish and to enjoy the attention performing may attract. 

Common Health Problems:  Hip dysplasia, once a common issue, has been reduced through more responsible breeding, but still may be seen.

Best Match:  Seeking an agility, flyball or tracking dog? The Standard Schnauzer may be your match! These high-energy dogs cannot abide a couch potato or someone who is wishy-washy with expectations. As with most herding breeds, the Schnauzer is constantly exploring and learning. If you’re looking for an active canine companion who will happily join you on all your adventures, and you don’t mind twice-annual coat stripping (or clipping), the Schnauzer might be a great fit for you.

Featured Adoptable:  About Spanky: “I am a 7-year-old male Standard Schnauzer mix. I came here from LA County Animal Control. I am a little shy, and cautious with new people and events. I will need a very quiet home with a patient owner who will give me positive reinforcement training to help me learn the ropes! To learn more or to meet me (!), contact Oregon Dog Rescue in Tualatin, OR at 503-612-0111 or oregondogrescue.org


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive. 

Spotlight on...The Sheltie

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The Sheltie

Size:  Small

Grooming needs:  Medium to High (bi-yearly shedding)

Exercise:  High

Environment:  Needs Space (Indoor/Outdoor)

Temperament:  Friendly, Intelligent, Animated

Life Expectancy:  12-13 years

Interesting fact:  Internationally, the Sheltie is one of the most popular breeds. It originated in the Shetland Islands “where the scarcity of food favors small animals.”*

Appearance:  The look of the Sheltie is that of a miniature rough (long-haired) Collie. They are about 16” tall and about 14-16 lbs. They have a long muzzle, almond-shaped eyes, and high-set button ears. They have an elegant appearance, with a straight rough overcoat and a dense soft undercoat. They are tri-color, black, blue merle, or sable. They also have either white and/or tan markings on the feet, chest, and sometimes the face.

Personality:  While these dogs are small, they make fantastic sheepdogs. They have adjusted well to the domestic life of a pet. Shelties are responsive to training, intelligent, and adaptable. They are friendly and hardy. Shelties can be shy with strangers and require extra socialization to build confidence — especially as puppies.

Best Match:  The Sheltie is an active, smart dog that needs a person who will help meet their needs physically and mentally. Guardians may consider agility classes, advanced obedience, and puzzle-type games, in addition to at least one long daily walk. Shelties, as is true for most working breeds, can be destructive if left alone too much. They also can be excessive barkers. People adopting Shelties should have a lot of time and energy to devote to this gorgeous little dog.

Featured Adoptable:  “Nigel is a beautiful year-old neutered sable male youngster with a golden coat, a white mane, and a big, full tail. He loves to run, and prances around the house like a little prince. He is social with everyone, but not too clingy. He is happy to entertain himself with a toy, or better yet an empty bowl, which for some reason he loves to toss around. He was surrendered by his owner at just a few months old due to his vision impairment. Originally it was thought he was blind, but an ophthalmologist determined that he does have partial sight and is able to navigate his surroundings without much difficulty. He does have trouble with depth perception so stairs are sometimes a challenge. He is in a great foster home, surrounded by other dogs, and has the sweetest temperament anyone could ask for in a companion. We are looking for an experienced Sheltie owner who can give him the love and attention he needs. If you are interested in adopting this joyful, special needs boy, visit www.norcalsheltierescue.org.”

*Kojima, Toyoharu, Legacy of the Dog, 2nd Edition. Tess Press, New York 2005.


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive. 

Spotlight on...The Doberman Pinscher

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The Doberman Pinscher

Size:  Large - 60-100 lbs.

Grooming needs:  Minimal                                                                 

Exercise:  High needs

Environment:  Indoors with Outdoor Exercise

Temperament:  Intelligent, lively and very loyal

Life Expectancy:  10-13 yrs.

Interesting fact:  Doberman Pinschers, or Dobies, were developed by Louis Dobermann in the 1870s. Though no exact record was kept of the breeds used to create the new breed, we do know that many dogs were crossed with German Pinschers. These include a diverse range from the German Pointer to the Greyhound, as well as non-pedigree dogs.

Appearance:  The Doberman has a sleek, powerful appearance. It is a tall, athletic dog with a deep chest and powerful hind quarters. He is black, blue, red or fawn, and sometimes has a white patch on the chest. He has colored markings above the eyes, on the muzzle and throat, plus the chest, legs, feet and tail. The muzzle is somewhat narrow. Many owners or breeders dock (shorten) the tail and crop (cut and set upright) the ears to give the dogs a more fierce appearance.

Personality:  This writer had a lot of fun researching this breed and speaking with owners, because I’ve always found the breed’s appearance a bit intimidating. The softer side of Dobies can be seen in the fact that they have been trained as guide dogs for people who are blind. Bred to be a working dog, such as a police or property guard, they have often been portrayed as guard dogs in films and popular media. The original breeder wanted the dog to look aggressive and be aggressive if necessary*. Now the breed is less aggressive than in the past. Dobermans can be very affectionate and loyal companions with people they know well. Dobie owners often report this is the only breed they want to have.

Common Health Problems:  Prone to skin ailments and food allergies.

Best Match:  Some breeders suggest recommend families with young children may want a more placid breed. This alert guardian needs plenty of opportunities to run and also stimulate their mind. Puppies should be well socialized and trained. The best match for this dog is someone who enjoys training and exercising (a lot!) with their dog. They will be rewarded with a loving, protective companion.

Featured Adoptable:  Banjo is a gentleman on leash. His calm energy and playful nature make him a great match for any family. This is one smart boy! He knows how to heel, lay down, shake, and sit nicely for treats. Take him hiking, camping or simply enjoy his company on a beautiful day. He loves it all! This handsome Doberman mix is about 8 years old. He loves people, is great with kids and dogs, but will chase cats (and squirrels!). Might he be exactly what is missing from your home? Banjo recently had surgery 8/20/15 to repair a broken toe. He is recovering well.

For more information http://www.SanctuaryOne.org/adoption_information.html
email info@SanctuaryOne.org, or call 541-899-8627

*Alderton, David.  The Dog Selector.  Barrons, New York: 2010.


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive. 

Spotlight on...The American Eskimo

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The American Eskimo

Size:  Medium, 20-40 lb (standard)

Grooming needs:  High

Exercise:  Medium

Environment:  Needs time outdoors

Temperament:  Perky, Smart

Life Expectancy:  12-14 years 

Interesting fact:  The American Eskimo has served as companion and watchdog, and even as circus performers in the US in the 1930s and ‘40s.

Appearance:  The American Eskimo is beautiful and athletic. It is a compact, medium-sized Nordic dog with a white or white with cream coat and black “points” (lips nose, eyeliner). Their beautiful, dense coat is thicker around the neck and chest, giving them a lion-like appearance. The backs of their legs have thicker, longer hair, giving them distinctive breeches or bloomers.

Personality:  Bright and eager to please, Eskies are generally friendly with everyone. They are energetic and love to run, especially in cold temperatures. One of the Spitz breeds (of Nordic heritage sharing similar traits), American Eskimos are known to be accepting of and responsive to instructions. If given regular exercise they are calm and well -mannered indoors, though generally alert.

Common Health Problems:  Occasionally luxating patella is seen. This is a when the patella (kneecap) dislocates or moves out of its normal location.   

Best Match:  Eskies need an equally adventurous owner who will provide daily exercise. They enjoy running, and get bored without daily physical activity. The breed requires brushing twice a week and more often when shedding, so be prepared for lots of brushing and shedding! Bred partially as companions, today the breed enjoys being a part of daily family life. This enjoyable and generally well-behaved breed makes a great addition to the right home!

Featured Adoptable:  Icey, American Eskimo Mix. Adult female, medium size, mature.

“My name is Icey, and I must admit, I'm a little bit of a Diva. I really don't like other dogs, probably because I'm so small, and who knows — maybe one attacked me in the past. I like to make sure other dogs know I'm tough and scrappy before they try anything! I was transferred to Song Dog from another rescue because of my 'attitude,’ and have been waiting ever since for my forever family that is all mine and I don’t have to share!

I'm a mature girl though, and I know my manners. I crate well, walk nicely on leash, and love people. I'm very affectionate, tolerate children well, but don’t love cats. I look a little funny right now, but that's because when I came to Songdog they had to shave me. My last owner didn't help me keep my long, luxurious fur looking as beautiful as possible. Please come meet me! Songdogrescue.com or 541-382-0065.


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive. 


Spotlight on...The Bengal Cat

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The Bengal Cat

Size:  Large, 8-15 lbs

Grooming needs:  Minimal

Exercise:  Moderate to High

Environment:  Indoors

Temperament:  Athletic, Smart & Affectionate

Life Expectancy:  12-15 years 

Interesting fact: Bengals come from breeding domestic cats with the small, wild Asian Leopard Cat (ALC).  When an ALC is bred to a domestic Bengal cat the kittens are called F-1, or filial generation 1.  A typical pet Bengal is F4 and beyond. 

Appearance: Large, lean and muscular, the Bengal has slightly longer back legs than front, giving it a wild look.  It also has a small head in proportion to the body.  The coat is soft like a pelt and has spotted or marbled coat patterns.  The markings on either side are not identical. Color names for the Bengal include Brown Spotted Tabby, Brown Marble Tabby, Seal Lynx Point, Seal Mink and Seal Sepia Spotted Tabby, Silver Spotted Tabby and Blue Spotted Tabby — phew, that’s a lot of colors, each of them gorgeous! 

Personality: Bengals are somewhat unique among domestic cats.  They often love to drink and play in running water, and will even join you in the shower.  They tend to be very vocal and have a loud meow that is hard to ignore.  Bengals are often clicker trainable and like hunting for their food (try a food dispensing toy!).  They often love playing fetch, climbing to high places, and getting outside for nature walks with a harness, leash and dedicated pet parent.  They are loyal companions who may bond strongly to one person. 

Best Match: A Bengal is not ideal not for a first time pet owner, but those who’ve had a Bengal often become breed enthusiasts.  The Bengal needs someone who is home enough to provide the mental and physical exercise they require.  If you’re looking for a mellow lap cat this is not your match.  On the other hand, if you want a very interactive, loving and entertaining relationship with your cat, Bengals fit the bill!  I loved having a Bengal foster cat, but sometimes her loud “maiow” was a bit much for me.  The kitty, Bagheera, could jump right on your shoulder from the floor and she indeed did love to check in on me in the shower. 

Featured Adoptable: “Her name is Golden Girl; we call her "Goldie."  She is an F1 Bengal, 7-8 years old, and is in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Goldie is very shy — it takes her a little time to get used to people.  She doesn't interact with other cats — she tolerates, sniffs, and from time to time hisses at them, but has never been aggressive.  Goldie does not do well with dogs.  She loves to eat canned food.  Goldie is bonded with her person, who she lets hold her in her arms and pet her.  Goldie purrs whenever her human mom touches her; she is very loving.  Goldie needs a new home because her people are in the military and are being sent to Hawaii, where Bengals are not allowed.  They are heartbroken to have to find a new home for her.”  To learn more about Goldie, contact California Bengal Cat Rescue through Petfinder.com.


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive. 

Spotlight on...The Ragdoll

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The Ragdoll

Size:  Extra Large, 10-20 lbs

Grooming needs:  Low; semi-frequent brushing

Exercise:  Moderate

Environment:  Indoor

Temperament:  Calm, Friendly, Playful

Life Expectancy:  12-17 years

Interesting fact:  Ragdolls are the largest domestic cat breed around, with males having been recorded at 35 lbs!

Appearance:  Ragdolls are beautiful cats with a bunny-soft, medium-length coats.  They have points; meaning the face, legs, ears and tail are darker than the rest of the body.  This breed has intense blue eyes.  The Ragdoll is large-boned and strong, with a large chest and hindquarters. 

Personality:  Ragdolls are so named because they go limp when picked up.  Unlike most cats they tend to do this even when on their backs, with anyone who picks them up.  They act like puppies, following their people from room to room, right on their heels.  They are very affectionate, and love greeting their people at the door.  Ragdolls tend to be playful throughout their lives, and are known for coming when called, learning tricks, and enjoying a game of fetch. 

Common Health Problems: This is generally a healthy breed, but heart disease screening is advisable.

Monty 

Monty 

Best Match:  Ragdolls may make good first cats.  They tend to be quiet and well mannered.  They want to be part of the family, and alternatively snuggle and play with their people.  They tend to do well with children and other pets, and even usually tolerate being dressed up!

Featured Adoptable: Monty of Ragdoll Rescue Northwest is a sweet Ragdoll boy looking for a loving, quiet home.  “He loves attention, brushing, laps, and chin scratches.  He is shy at first, but will warm up to new people, new situations, and other animals with time and patience.  He is available to Portland-area homes only.” To learn more or to meet Monty, please contact his foster mom at zorn@rdrop.com.


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive. 

Spotlight on...The Scottish Fold Cat

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The Scottish Fold Cat 

Size:  Medium, 6-13 lbs. 

Grooming needs:  Longhaired requires daily brushing. 

Exercise: Low.  Play is sufficient. 

Environment:  Indoor. 

Temperament:  Affectionate, Playful and Placid. 

Life Expectancy:  15 years 

Interesting fact:  The Scottish Fold has a genetic mutation that can present as a fold in the ear cartilage.  All Folds are born with straight, unfolded ears, and those with the fold gene usually begin to show it within about three weeks.  Kittens without the fold gene are called Straights.  For those with the gene the ears are bent forward and toward the head, giving the cat a unique appearance.  The breed was originally called “lop-eared” or “lop.”  In 1966 the breed name changed to Scottish Fold, or sometimes referred to as the Highland Fold, Scottish Fold Longhair, Longhair Fold or Coupari.  

A Scottish Fold you may know:  Maru, the YouTube sensation, is actually a straight-eared Scottish Fold! 

Appearance:  Their body has an overall rounded appearance, with a short neck, domed head, short nose, and large, round, wide-set eyes.  This breed can be long- or shorthaired, with nearly any coat color or combination of colors. 

Personality: These adorable, padded looking cats are known for sleeping on their backs.  The Fold is typically quite affectionate and good-natured.  They are known to be placid and well adjusted with other household pets.  Owners also describe them as playful, intelligent and loyal.  The Scottish Fold is said to be soft-spoken, but tend to have a wider repertoire of vocalizations than other breeds.  

Pretty Girl

Pretty Girl

Common Health Problems: The dominant gene that produces fold ears may cause a degenerative joint disease in kittens bred from two fold-ear parents.  This disease affects the spine, legs and tail, typically presenting in 4-6 months. 

Best Match: Folds are generally adaptable to various home situations and do well with adults and children alike. 

Featured Adoptable: Pretty Girl is a petite Scottish Fold mix rescued from a hoarding situation, along with her sister Sassy.  Pretty girl is tame but likes to be left alone to do her own thing.  She tolerates other cats, but can be a little grumpy toward them at times.  Pretty Girl is located at Belleglen Sanctuary in Chico, CA.  For more information visit www.belleglensanctuary.com


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive. 

Spotlight on...The Golden Retriever

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The Golden Retriever

Size:  Large, 55-75 lbs. 

Grooming needs:  Heavy shedding requires daily brushing. 

Exercise:  Requires at least one good walk daily, and time to explore off leash.  Instinctive love of water. 

Environment:  Adaptable, but some time outdoors is important. 

Temperament:  Playful, Affectionate. 

Life Expectancy:  10-12 years. 

Interesting fact:  In the early part of the 19th Century, interest in hunting created demand for a bird dog to navigate water and land with relative ease.  The Setter, Water Spaniel, and Curly Coated Retriever were cross-bred to create the Golden Retriever.   

Appearance:  Golden Retrievers are large dogs with silky, medium-length hair.  The coat is thick and water repellent, with feathering on legs, chest and underbody.  Coat color varies from white to dark golden or red.  Retrievers are fairly tall and have drop ears.  They have a smooth gait and a generally friendly attitude. 

Personality:  Owners often describe their Goldens as energetic goofballs full of love!  These very popular and fun dogs usually enjoy swimming, romping, and soaking up attention from people.  A very athletic breed, Goldens often like Frisbee, fetch, and activities that strengthen the bond between owner and dog.  They are known as devoted and eager to please.  When compared to a Lab, many owners cite the Golden as a calmer cousin. 

Common Health Problems:  Susceptible to hip dysplasia, prone to various eye issues.  

Best Match:  Goldens have a working side to their nature that needs to be satisfied; daily exercise and play can meet typically their needs.  A potential family should be prepared for lots of sweeping or vacuuming, as shedding is usually the one complaint from owners. 

Featured Adoptable:  Alice

“I am looking for my forever home.  I am four years old, weigh about 60 pounds, have all my shots, and am in excellent health.  I came from a family with children and another dog, but no cats.  I am super active and need a good, fast run once or twice a day.  I am very loving, and my human is the most important thing in my life.  I want to be with him/her (although somewhat more inclined to a ‘him’) all the time.  I have good house manners and readily obey basic commands (come, sit, down).  I’m not very good at ‘stay,’ especially if my human walks away.  I like to search the kitchen for anything that might be handy, but I’m obedient when told “Out.”  I want to pull on leash, but walk well with the help of a Gentle Leader.  I like to ride in the car and I wait quietly while my human does errands.  I tremble and shake at loud noises and thunder.  If you think I might fit into your family, please contact Golden Bond Rescue at Goldenbondrescue.com.”  Love, Alice.


Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend, Jacob, their adopted yellow Lab Maddie, many saltwater fish, and two miniature Silver Appleyard ducks, Louie and Olive.