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A part of me had been entertaining the idea of a second dog . My 3 year old mixed breed needed someone to play dog games with. I was searching half-heartedly not really sure that I wanted to change the balance that I had in my home (a dog and five cats). A friend told me that there was a wonderful Golden in the Smithtown Shelter. I drove out to see him and was immediately taken by his wonderful personality and his incredible spirit. I really fell in love at first sight. Unfortunately, I had gone to the shelter without a key member of my family, my dog. It took several days before I could get back there. Sandy was still there, they felt that he needed a serious obedience home, so we were perfect. To this day I can't figure out why anyone thought he wouldn't be just perfect.

He fit into my home as if he had lived here his whole life. I can not imagine my life without him. He is the most wonderful dog. He has taught me all I know about Goldens. Three years ago I didn't even know what a hot spot was let alone how to treat one. But more importantly he has taught me what to expect from a wonderful breed of dogs.