Taja Jillie #4078

Taja Jillie #4078

Age: 4 years

Gender: Female

Breed: Golden Hearted

Weight: 50 lbs.

Status: Ready For Adoption

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If you are drawn to unique and quirky, then Taja is your girl. You are probably thinking she doesn’t look like a golden, and you would be right, but don’t let that stop you from considering all that this amazing girl has to offer! Taja was rescued from a partner shelter in Louisiana and her background is unknown. Although we don’t usually do DNA testing, her unique style got us curious and we discovered that Taja is mostly a long-haired coated Dobie. Now that she has found her way to GRRMF, we just know we can find a perfect match with a family ready to open their hearts and welcome this special girl into their home.

Taja and her trainer spend lots of time practicing her skills and interacting with people and other animals at Taja’s pace. Her foster mom says she has not come across anything that causes Taja to be fearful and she doesn’t have storm phobia. Taja does need some time and space to assess new environments and situations so you may see her step back to take everything in before engaging, especially when meeting other dogs. Once she checks everything out, Taja likes to be the center of attention, but she wants to enjoy that attention from a comfortable distance.

Taja is living with 2 other dogs and she does well with the female, and is starting to show interest in the male after several weeks of getting to know him slowly and cautiously.  She could live in a home with another dog if that dog is very calm and able to read Taja’s cues to give her the time she needs to feel comfortable. Ideally, Taja would do best as the only dog in the family.  Although she hasn’t been around small children, Taja is a very sweet girl and has shown no aggression to the people she meets. Her foster mom says Taja is not a Velcro dog although she does like to cuddle with her, just not with other animals.

Taja loves to run after lizards and squirrels, and she will respond if you call her name asking her to end the chase. She loves engaging in training games and she is a quick learner who knows many commands such as sit, down, settle, heel, leave it, wait, and stay. Her trainer is working with her on husbandry training so brushing and grooming will always be a positive and fun experience for Taja. Her hair is adorable and adds to her unique style, but it needs some maintenance so she always looks her best and never has a bad hair day.

Taja is housebroken, but may dribble a little if she is in a new place where she is over stimulated. She is crate trained and goes inside with her favorite blanket and toys at bedtime. Taja does not have separation anxiety and is comfortable staying in her crate when her foster mom leaves the house. Taja has no food aggression and loves munching on her kibble and treats especially when they are tucked inside one of her favorite food puzzles.

Just one look into those mesmerizing eyes and Taja will melt your golden heart!

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