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At A Glance
In honor of our boy Tonka (#15-209 TD) and his first Christmas with us. We are so grateful to RAGOM!
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Date PostedFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly12/25/2016 Not Required Not Tested Required Not Tested This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
I am proud to introduce Amy 16-272. Amy (aka Elsa) came into RAGOM’s loving care on December 9, 2016 as a retired breeding dog. She is a 5 year-old purebred golden retriever and is one of the sweetest girls we’ve fostered in quite a while. She is up to date with shots and preventatives but still has some medical work ahead of her. She came in with a very bad ear infection and skin so bad, they thought she had ring worm and she also has round worm. She is getting antibiotic drops for her ear infection, some medicine to help her skin and will finish her last dose of de-wormer the end of December. She will also get spayed the last week of December…No More Puppies for this beautiful mama.
She is more outgoing than other dogs we have fostered. She didn’t hide in a crate, didn’t startle at loud noises, or have difficulty with stairs. She is timid and submissive in her behaviors though. She is very much a Velcro dog-following us wherever we go. She found our toy bin and has a few favorites she is experimenting with. She really wants our resident dog to play but our resident will have none of that… she doesn’t play with anyone or anything! They are, however, getting along just fine.
She isn’t house broken, but we have only had one accident. She lets us know she has to go to the bathroom by being antsy and will go to the door sometimes. She is a puppy in a dog’s body meaning she has some training needs- like counter surfing isn’t allowed and Christmas decorations are different from the stuff toys in the bin! Overall, she is quite amazing considering she knew no other lifestyle than being in a crate having puppies. She is very smart and is eager to please. We are taking the training slow to allow her to build trust and confidence but she has picked up sit, down and kennel very quickly. At night, she is crated and now that her ears are feeling better and her skin is less itchy, she sleeps pretty well. I do get up with her to let her out if she gets restless and generally she has had to go. She is wonderful about going right back to sleep. She has adapted our 5:30 wake up and feeding schedule. On the weekend, we had her join us on the bed and she loved it. Now she hangs out there while we shower before work.
It took her about a week to be able to eat and didn’t want just dry kibble, but we have transitioned off the canned food and onto dry with little difficulty now. She has a few favorite treats and has discovered different chews and frozen peanut butter as treats when she gets crated while we are gone. She seems to have some mild discomfort being crated while we are gone and moved her to a sturdier crate for those times. As time goes on, this seems to be getting better. She has no issues with being in a crate at night in our room.
Amy (Elsa) has blossomed into a wonderful addition and would be staying with us if we had a more active dog to help her become the best version of herself. For that reason, we will be looking for a forever home that can offer her just that. We see so much potential in her so early and want the best for her. She will need a home familiar with retired breeders and an active resident dog. If you can offer her that, please consider bringing this love into your family.