Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 15-054

Type of Surrender: Palm Valley Animal Shelter

Age:  2

Weight: 58 lbs

Updated 09/23/15: Adopted

Pretty, affectionate, and well mannered: these are adjectives that describe Noelani.  Skittish of new things and people when she first came to GRR, we’re glad to report that she’s wagging her tail and happy to be out and about in the world now.

Lani has gotten a lot of exposure to new things because she goes to work everyday with her foster dad.  While it was initially scary, she now happily hops into the car with two dog friends.  She curls up in her spot for the ride to and from downtown Austin. Excellent car manners!  Once at the office, she’s happy to hang out in her bed.  When people come in, she greets politely, but never any barking.

All the activity downtown was a bit overwhelming at first, but she has two dog role models who let her know there’s nothing to fear.  She follows their example and trots along with tail swishing when walking around Austin. 

Lani thinks living with four dog friends is totally cool!!  When she came to GRR, she didn’t know what a dog was supposed to do.  “What is this round thing?” she’d seem to ask when presented with a Frisbee.  The others are teaching her how fun toys can be.  “And what’s playing?” she asked.  She had no idea what appropriate dog play looked like.  Happy to say, she’s progressed from watching them play to trying to imitate them.   At least one easy going, confident dog role model is a must for Lani in her new home.

Looking for the perfect house guest?  It’s Lani.  Not one housebreaking accident, she does well when left home alone, doesn’t counter surf or take things that aren’t hers, and she’s polite with food. 

She’s smart and learns easily.  She knows she must sit and wait to be released to eat, understands the routine for getting  treats, walks well on a short leash, waits at doors, and is starting to bring back toys.   

Lani would excel at any kind of training.  A basic obedience class would be great to help her build confidence.  She’d LOVE classes in fieldwork, air scenting or tracking because she’s quite adept at using her nose. 

She will look at her human with those beautiful, soulful eyes and say, “Teach me more. It makes me happy because I’m getting to spend time with you and I love to learn!”

Lani came from a life of neglect.  She deserves a family that will make time to spend time with her, continuing the work that’s been started in foster care.  At least one other calm, confident dog is a must.  No children under 12.  She’s the kind of dog that defines rescue – that diamond in the rough who sparkles when given time, patience, and training by her humans. 

To learn about the adoption process and complete an application, click here.   We do not guarantee the availability of the dog that you have expressed interest in as it may be matched to another waiting family.  However, there are always new dogs available as rescue is dynamic.  We appreciate your interest in adopting a rescued golden.


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