At A Glance

  • Age: 19 years, 3 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 80.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Deceased






Sponsored by:

Mary and Carl S.


  Happy Holidays from Ginger (07-404), Jackson (08-442), Benji (07-664), Kim and Bruce

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In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly7/2/2012
Preferred, but not requiredAge 10+RequiredNot testedThis is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

July 9, 2012

Bobby (or Babe, as we call him — his original name was Baby) was surrendered to a Twin Cities shelter by his owner who was unable to care for him any longer. He is said to be good with kids, cats and other dogs. He arrived at the shelter with a sweet personality, but dirty and full of mats. A wonderful RAGOM volunteer paid to have Babe professionally groomed, and over the past week we have done several hours of brushing to remove his undercoat. As you can see from the photos, he has a thick, luxurious coat of fur.


We think Babe must have been treated well by his family, as he has no fears or aggressions. Babe has been with us for almost a week now. We have three resident golden retrievers, and when the four met there was not a lot of reaction. Usually our squirrely three-year old, Cutter, tries to dominate and play with new dogs, but, Babe is so obviously a very strong, stocky and intelligent male, that apparently Cutter decided not to mess with him. Babe is a confident dog that doesn’t need approval from other dogs. He shows no aggression, and now that he is settling in, he has started playing with Cutter.

During his veterinarian visit, Babe weighed in at 80 pounds, had all of his vaccinations updated, and received a clean bill of health. He is overweight (maybe 10 pounds?), but it is difficult to tell with his stocky build and thick fur. Babe is a medium size dog – he appears shorter in the photos because of his build. He does not pull on the leash, does not counter surf, does not chew on items he shouldn’t. He doesn’t do anything wrong – which is one of the big advantages of adopting a senior dog. He may be 9 years old, but his health and strength are more like a 3 to 5 year old. Babe loves to be brushed, hugged and kissed, loves walks, loves music, and generally wants to be in the same room or yard as his people.


After two or three days of transition, he has melded into the pack, and generally follows whatever everyone else is doing. He is not a velcro dog, is fairly independent, secure, and calm, and likes routine. Babe needs lots of walks and exercise; he becomes uncomfortable if he can’t get out regularly.

Contact your placement advisor, if you are interested in Bobby 12-247 (Babe) and/or come to meet him at Duluth PETCO for the RAGOM Meet and Greet on Saturday, July 21st from 12noon to 2pm . He is a handsome dog who needs a family committed to giving him fairly constant companionship and vigorous daily exercise.

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