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SunnyRescue Me ID: 23-11-06-00392

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About Sunny

Adoption Fee: $300
Lab / Golden Retriever
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Sunny is an exuberant fluffy ball of sunshine (thus his name) who is looking for a family that will shower him with love and attention that he deserves. He has a stereotypical labrador demeanor, very happy go lucky and comes across as very goofy. You will fall in love with his butt wiggles from wagging his bushy otter tail and like most labs he's obsessed with eating and drooling by the dinner table. He just loves so hard and is a complete lovebug. He has moderate energy and will need minimum 30 minutes a day ideally 1 hour exercise to truly tucker out or he can be a bit too 'bouncy' in the house and bowl over small children/other dogs. Having had a yard in his life he's not perfect on leash and will pull in his excitement which makes walking him a bit of a tugging contest. Just lab things�'�| Sunny is potty trained and can hold his pee easily overnight BUT he does not give off 'need to potty' signals reliably and will tend to over hydrate himself when left to his own devices. He has fun at the dog park with other dogs but getting him back to go home is another story as his recall could use some training. Sunny has had a lot of experience being boarded via Rover, he is an absolute Velcro dog who will physically go sit on other dogs and humans at all times as he just falls in love super fast and is generally a needy boy. He is always loved by his host families for being very friendly. Unfortunately due to his obsessive personality (with food, and people he loves) Sunny has a darker side to him where he has food resource guarding tendencies and will growl at anyone approaching while he's eating and will snap if you try to take anything away from him if he gets his paws on it. He's also prone to get really attached to some people and get separation anxiety (cry/whine/bark) if he gets left alone suddenly after visitors/dog sitters come and then leave him. We've worked hard back in our childless days to rehab him so he no longer does any of that with us (he's such a good boy and very amenable to training, but with a new baby and lots of routine change we are feeling on edge about having to maintain this level of vigilance for his well-being and ours.) however to be safe and transparent we expect these past issues might resurface with a new family. Because Sunny can be so sensitive about feeling abandoned, we do not want him to go to the pound ever, as we just know he would not do well in that environment. His family ideally are experienced dog owners who knows how to manage resource guarding and separation anxiety. Health wise Sunny is healthy as a horse with no allergies or anything in the past 3 years we've had him, and the only concern is him eating something he shouldn't and gets sick.

King County
Shoreline, Washington


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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