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Unlike her namesake, Garbo would never say “I want to be alone.” Garbo is a one year old girl who loves running and playing with her doggy friends and then snuggling up to her humans. At her boarding facility, Garbo is known as a “love bug.”

Garbo loves playing with other dogs, and especially enjoys other dogs who love to run and play. Garbo likes to be around her humans or other dogs, but if that’s not an option, she will settle down nicely.

Garbo is mostly an English Setter and has a fair amount of the prey drive English Setters are known for. Those who have been around Garbo think she may be mixed with a dash of Border Collie. She may be OK with cats, but would need supervision and slow acclimation in a home with cats to make sure.

Garbo needs all the things that an active young dog needs – lots of people time and training, plenty of exercise and stimulation, and either an active dog in the home or a person that is mostly home and who will make sure that she is socialized regularly with other dogs. She also needs a securely fenced yard with a 6’ fence to keep her safe. We’ve not had Garbo in a home with children and she is very active so she is only a candidate for homes with children 7+ years of age.

If Garbo has one fault, it is loving her food too much to share. Although she never resource-guards toys, she does guard her food. Food guarding is not uncommon in rescued dogs and is an issue that can be worked with, and sometimes eliminated.

Garbo is crate-trained and appears to be house trained. She has basic obedience training, but is a willing student who needs to learn more. She is fully vetted and ready for a foster-to-adopt or adoptive home. Currently, Garbo is in a boarding facility near Salt Lake City. For more about adopting from SWESR, see