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At A Glance
"You were my first intake, Sweet Girl!!" -Mary R
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
I'm very pleased to introduce Barbie -- a lovely young Lab mix with a deep gold/red coat who has been a fun and lively addition to our household. Barbie has been well-loved and it shows in her manners (she sits when it's time to eat!) and her joy for life. She plays like crazy with our youngest dog; they run huge loops in the backyard and play tumble games that only they understand. Barbie is used to getting a lot of exercise and it has kept her lean and trim as she weighs in at 44 pounds. She is a tallish girl with a trim figure -- not an ounce of fat on this girl! Her surrendering owner was not able to take Barbie with her when she moved and made the difficult decision to let RAGOM find a home for their beloved Barbie, and that's just what we're going to do.
Barbie lived with two young children, other dogs, and a cat. She was understandably skittish when she first came into our household, but in one day had figured out the routine. Barbie is a healthy one-year-old girl, up-to-date on her shots, spayed, on heartworm preventative, and will be microchipped this coming week.
Barbie is obviously used to getting on the furniture in her previous house and in ours. She is quite the napper when she comes in from playing. She enjoys looking out the windows to see what might appear, but hasn't really done any barking. She is a bit of a counter-surfer, so we have quickly learned not to leave any temptations out for her; that is pretty easy to handle. She is an exuberant welcome committee when you come home and will jump up on her people, so we're working with the training she already has completed to help her learn to sit and wait to be petted. It's a work in progress at this point, but I'm confident she can master this.
Barbie has only destroyed one thing in our house, and that was the first day when she was a bit uncertain and anxious. Now, she seems comfortable and chews on toys along with the rest of the dogs when we leave. We have not kenneled Barbie, although her previous family did kennel Barbie when they knew they would be gone for longer periods of time.
Barbie loves to ride in the car, follows her people around room to room (who doesn't like that!), and enjoys playing with people and dogs alike. Because she is energetic, we'd like to see her placed with a family who has dog-smart children.
Think Barbie might be your kind of dog? Please call your placement advisor! Here are some pictures of this beautiful girl.