About Me

Name: Holly O - Apr 22
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Golden Retriever (long coat)
Weight: 70 lbs - needs to lose at least 5
Height: 22 in
Estimated Birthdate: 4/11/2017
Fence Needed: Yes, Holly has never lived without the security of a fenced in yard. She has limited experience on leash and we feel she needs a physical fence to be safe and feel comfortable in her new home. 
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$350

My Story

Date into Rescue: 4/11/2022

Reason for being in rescue:  Holly came to us from a farm in Ohio where she made puppies for her owners. She has been retired and come to the farm to become a cherished companion and pet.

Special Needs:  Holly had a slight ear infection starting but a good cleaning has taken care of it.  Holly needs to lose weight.  A good diet, controlled feeding and a good walking program will do wonders for her.

What kind of home would be best for me:  Holly's best home will be one that is good with a dog who is shy but has lots of potential.  She has always been one of many.  We find that dogs from these backgrounds do best with at least one other dog in the home to show them the way.  Holly is not a leader in any way - she is a very chill, middle of the road personality who would be happy as dog #2 in the pack.  She has no need or desire to take the top dog position. 

What is my personality like: Happy, chill, laid back and curious.  Holly has no expectations. She is happy to accept whatever love and attention she gets but does not seek it out.  We think that a few months in her new home with people who love her and this will change but not that she will ever be a forward, pushy type of dog. She is happy being part of things but not the center of things.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Curious but not pushy.  A little tentative but not in a way that says she has been mistreated. 

Tips and Tidbits: We don't have an actual birthdate. We were told Holly is about 5 years old so gave her the birthdate of 4/11/2017. She acts like an adult dog, not like a puppy and her eyes and teeth say the same - no longer a puppy but not a senior. She is a happily settled, mature adult. 

Holly has limited experience on leash. This is a skill she will need to learn. She does not know any basic cues such as sit or down but these can be learned.  Her job was to be sweet and make beautiful puppies. She did that well.  Now it's time to learn how to be a loving and loved golden retriever all on her own.  She has the potential - she needs the human leader and a good doggie friend to show her the way.

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

If you would like to receiving our monthly newsletters and learn more about how to support dogs in need, please email or fill out our contact form and ask to join our mailing list.

Thank you for considering CPR!