Char Sofia #4098

Char Sofia #4098

Age: 6 years

Gender: Female

Breed: Golden Retriever

Weight: 50 lbs.

Status: Not Ready For Adoption

Update:  November 23, 2022

Ann has learned her name quickly and after a few days would come to her foster without the help of her sidekick, the fosters other golden.  She even started giving foster mom kisses on her hands but learned  any rapid movement would make  quickly go to the other side of the room.  It’s obvious Char learned at a very young age that a human being is someone to be fearful of, who will harm you, not love you.   She still gets very scared when the foster motions to her deaf dog to come — “If I move my hand too quickly, or walk in her direction without talking to her, or without thinking would carry something like a notebook, she will go to the spot she chose as her safe place – a dog bed”, says mom.

Char was so thin when she arrived, it was easy to count every rib, but with watching the excitement of the others getting their food, she learned it was a good thing and now finishes her meal before the other 3!  With time and patience Char will gain confidence and be able to have a trainer to teach her the golden ways she so deserves.


Hi, I’m Char! I arrived here at GRRMF hoping for a new ‘leash’ on life.

I’m getting more and more comfortable here at my foster home and I have three foster siblings, who were also GRRMF rescues, to look up to! They are teaching me how to interact with my foster mom and be a more outgoing dog. At first, I was very shy about approaching my foster mom but now that I’ve seen them do it with confidence, I’m getting better at it every day! I am also very skittish when it comes to sudden movements and any noises, but I am working on that and am slowly improving day by day! My foster mom does have to watch to make sure I don’t get into anything, because a lot of things are new to me and I’m very curious! I don’t like for my humans to hover over me while I eat, so I usually wait until my foster mom walks away before I start chowing down. I love receiving affection and getting treats, and once I get more comfortable around people, I will be more than happy to lap up all of the loving I get and give it in return!

Even though I am still a bit uncomfortable, I do love being near my foster mom and like to follow her wherever she goes. I will come when I’m called, although it’s often slowly, and I know the phrases “let’s go outside” and “let’s go in the house.” I’m also good at stay, although I haven’t mastered sit yet. I’m also still learning to only take a treat when it’s for me, as opposed to the other dogs. Sometimes they just look so good! Overall, my foster mom says I am very sweet and once I get more comfortable and trusting of other humans, I will be a very loving and affectionate companion!


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