Update from Xena’s forever family
I adopted Eva almost 2 years ago and changed her name to Xena. Xena is now doing pet therapy work in Asheville. Xena is now going to two senior centers in Asheville with me when I play the piano there. She is the perfect therapy dog and loves to go around the room saying hello to everyone and getting pets from them.
As the original fosters said, she loves people and other dogs and her happiest times are when we’re at the dog park or when I have parties inside the house or outside around the fire pit. She’s almost 11 now so she naps a lot but she has tons of energy when it’s time to eat or go for a walk. She’s my heart dog, my constant companion and she’s always by my side. A fabulous dog! She is such a great dog and she’s loving the SNOW we’ve had. My son has a black coon hound that he adopted 6 months ago and they are best friends now.
Thanks for the work that GRRCC does to help our precious Goldens!
Eva is a nine year old female that came to us as an owner release. A family member of Eva’s owner felt Eva was not living her best life and offered to take her. Knowing she herself could not give Eva the attention she deserved, she contacted GRRCC.
Eva is nine years old and her foster moms say she is practically perfect in every way. She has gone on hikes with her foster moms and loves to go on “field trips” around Charlotte – to breweries, outdoor restaurants, etc. Eva adores people and will soak up all the attention she is offered. She gets along well with other dogs and will play with them (her foster moms have 2), though she will not necessarily “need” another dog in her new home. She did initially seem to rely on her foster brother and sister (canines) to “show her the ropes,” but she is gaining confidence every day. Eva has plenty of energy for a girl her age, but she is no longer up for marathons.
Eva’s house manners are great! She is happy to lie quietly with her people and is not a “pest” in any way. She is housebroken and has the run of the house when her foster moms are not at home. Her leash manners are great and she loves her walks. Initially, Eva was reluctant to get into and out of the car, but once she realized the car was a great way to go to fun places, she followed her foster brother and sister’s lead and learned to jump right in.
Eva is at the perfect age — she has the wisdom and calm demeanor that come with a mature dog, but still has plenty of zest for life. Our vet said Eva is very healthy and “young for her age.” Despite her white face, she is active and curious and loves meeting people and going places.