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Hello, four-legged friends and the humans who adore us! I’m Buster, your go-to truth-sniffer. Welcome to another edition of my column where we’re about to shatter another myth about us rescued Goldens.

Rescued Goldens can’t adjust to living in condos.

I get it ~ some might think that a big-hearted pup like me needs a sprawling backyard to roam. However, let me tell you, the size of our living space doesn’t dictate our happiness. It’s all about love, attention, and ensuring we receive the customized care and exercise that suits our unique needs.

Golden Rescue, the heroes who swoop in to save Goldens like me, recognize that every pup is truly one-of-a-kind. They also understand that living spaces come in all shapes and sizes. Like skilled matchmakers, they work closely with potential adopters, ensuring that each of us finds ourselves in the most fitting living situation, whether it’s a roomy house or a cozy condo.

Here’s the Golden Rule:  Goldens typically enjoy being as close as possible to their humans, no matter how big or small the space. We’re known for our Velcro-like attachment to you lovely humans, and trust me, we’ll find a comfy spot near you, even in the coziest of condos.

And there’s a whole bundle of perks that come with condo living! First off, it means more walks. Rain or shine, our humans are out there, braving all kinds of weather for our daily strolls. It’s not just fantastic for us, it’s a real health boost for them too! On top of that, living in a condo means we’re surrounded by neighbours and furry pals, making socialization a breeze ~ for us and our humans alike. Seriously, ask any of them how many friends they’ve made thanks to us being their trusty sidekicks! It’s a win-win situation, no doubt about it!

Sure, there are situations when a condo might not be the best fit. For example, if a Golden is a bit of a barker or has severe separation anxiety…well, that could lead to some neighbourly disagreements. Likewise, if a Golden gets a tad too excited on walks and turns into a barking, jumping whirlwind, a backyard might be the ideal exercise haven. And for our pals who need a bit more space, Golden Rescue customizes living arrangements to make sure all their unique needs are met. For the most part though, Goldens do quite well in condos too!

So, let’s put an end to this myth. The next time someone tries to tell you that a Golden can’t adapt to condo life, remember this barking truth: it’s not about the size of your home ~ it’s about the size of your heart! And the love, care and attention you can provide us.

Thanks for joining me for another round of Buster’s Myth Buster column. Stay tuned for more paw-some truths about us rescued Goldens.

Woofingly yours,

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