Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 22-049

Type of Surrender: Owner Turn In

Status: Available

Age: 8 mos

Weight: 60ish

UPDATE: For more pictures and videos of long, lean, lanky, lovable Nash, click here.

Nash wanted to tell you more about himself.

People ask me how my interaction with other dogs is. Interaction with dogs? What kinda question is that. Yes please!! Let's say hello and play! I'll play with everone! And, yes, ball! Did someone say ball! Throw the ball already and I'll bring it right back!!! What's taking so long? Throw the ball!!! I'm not even picky...throw any toy and I'll bring it right back! I haven't been for a car ride or met a cat yet, but I sure would like to. I also haven't been around water but I love the hose and anytime my people are in the shower, I have to go investigate!

I'm told that I'm super smart and have lots of energy and that my energy needs to be channeled. My people teach me tricks but they're so easy and I pick them up super fast!! Practice makes perfect. My people give me toys and puzzles to keep me busy too. And oh boy are some of those puzzles frustrating, but I'll figure them out! Food! I inhale my food! A puzzle or maze food bowl is on my x-mas wish list.

I don't mind storms. I actually like them. However, I don't understand why my people aren't excited when I come back inside all wet and muddy and why they insisit on turning me into a mummy with a towel. Just let me in already!!!

I sleep so well through the night.unless I'm dreaming of squirrels. Then my dream barks might wake my people and when they come to investigate, that wakes me up. That's a shame too because I was having the bestest dreams!

I almost always bring the ball and toy back to my people to be thrown again. Unless I get distracted and have to investigate. My foster parents say I have FOMO, whatever that is. Plus,  I love attention!! Wiggle Butt for LIFE!!!! Lots of wiggles!!!

I have lots of energy and I'm told I'm a fast learner. I love to snuggle and sit on my peoples. I love fetch and walkies. Oh boy do I love walkies!! They're the best thing in the world. I like to play but I'm very gentle! And while I have limitless energy, I'm also very comfortable snuggling next to my humans. And I love food! I would do anything for food! And my people are awesome and I want to be wherever my people are! I'm very eager to please! I like to paw at my people to get their attention to get pets. And if my people are on the floor, then I must kiss their ears. If my foster siblings are getting pets, then I want in too! Don't leave me out, I want all the pets!! I'm not too crazy about having my paws wiped, it tickles! But I'm getting better.

I think I would be happiest with an active family that can take me on lots of walkies and adventures and that can help me keep learning and challenge me so that I stay out of trouble. I would love to have a friend to romp with. I don't mind little children, but I don't know my size and might knock them over inadvertently. And I would love a backyard to chase those evil squirrels in!


Nash has proven himself in his foster home:  he’s completely housebroken and will go to the door when he needs out, he loves all humans, loves to play ball and is making good progress walking on a leash.  Nash is a typical, young, energetic puppy but he’s learning to match his energy with his foster mom.  For example, when his foster is lying on the couch vegging, Nash will play with a toy or lounge on the couch with you.  If the foster happy and excited, Nash will get excited too.

Nash is SMART:  he likes to play with his rubber ducky outside by will leave it by he back door when he comes inside and will pick it up again when he goes outside.  He learned to drop it and pick it up in a couple days on his foster mom’s command.  Nash needs walking daily and time to run in his backyard.  In addition to physical exercise, Nash also needs mental stimulation.  He’s good with kids but because he’s a young dog, older kids would be best.  Nash is good with other dogs but does require proper introductions and another active dog would be best rather than an older couch potato. 

Nash is a sweet, sweet boy with lots of love to give his adopting family.  In return, he needs a family who will give him patience as he grows out of his goofy puppy phase into a grownup doggie.  Nash will be neutered in late August and ready for his adopting family after that.


Personality: Nash is a long-legged handsome young fella who is 80% golden retriever and 20% poodle, hence he is a Goldendoodle.. His foster family says he is just a big goof ball. He’s bouncy and silly and doesn’t realize how big he is.

Around children and even adults when he gets over his initial puppy exuberance he just wants to be held, loved, and petted. Then he gets nice and calm and happy. He might be better with older children who aren’t so easy for the big galloot to knock over. He noses visitors to make sure he gets his pets. He’s a big baby and his foster family is working hard on his manners.

Nash plays well with other dogs but his young-dog exuberance can get little rough…again an example of his youth and size. The family dog is helping teach him where his boundaries are. Nash has had no cat exposure yet. He’s pretty good in the car but takes some time to find his comfy spot. However, he was just happy to be with the family in the van.

It doesn’t seem as though Nash has had much leash training because he likes to pull. He’ll get there, though, with patience and training.

Nash loves to play catch with the ball and does bring it back. With ropes or toys he'd just as soon play with by himself. He hasn’t shown any interest in getting into the family pool yet.

In the house those long legs put his nose conveniently at nose level, so he sniffs everything.He is also a big beggar. When he wants to play, his puppy energy gets going and he can get pretty rowdy so the family takes him outside to get the zoomies out of his system. Mostly he just wants to be loved and petted with intermittent bouts of puppy play. He has very good manners and doesn’t try to get on the furniture (unless of course someone is sitting down, and he tries to crawl into a lap!

Foster mom stays up late and Nash isn’t quite sleeping through the night yet. He’s been known to have a play spurt in the wee hours of the night.

Overall, his energy level high and he just loves attention. He’s interested in everything and just wants to be with his people. He’s very affectionate and a snuggle bug. He’s learning to be a better listener, learning when play time should stop and to listen to the older dogs.

Ideal Home: Nash definitely needs an active home with lots of family members to give him oodles of attention. He would do well with a home with another dog who is energetic and is willing to play a lot.  Nash would benefit from expending his energy with nice long walks early morning or late evening when it’s cooler outside and food puzzle toys for mental exercise ---- remember, mental stimulation wears a dog out almost as much as physical exercise.


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