Bree (Khloe 12-100)

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Sponsored by:

Sara Dobyns

Jim and Patricia B.
"In memory of Jazmin and Rainie"

 

This dog came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder and has not been adequately socialized to humans. RAGOM requires that any adoptive homes contain a physical fence (due to the risk of escape); another fairly confident medium to large sized dog to role model from (everything is new and scary for them); no children under 10 years old in the home (normal kid behavior scares these dogs). Our goal is to find the forever family for these dogs and our experience leads us to use these criteria.

April 1, 2012

I would like to introduce you to Khloe, one of the 29 dogs that came from a retiring commercial breeder in Missouri. She is very grateful to the wonderful volunteers who drove down to rescue her and also to the team of volunteers who checked her over to get ready to start her new life. Khloe is one of the oldest dogs that came in from this breeder. She will be 9 years old in June and had a litter of pups not long ago. She will be spayed so she doesn’t have to have any more litters.

When Khloe arrived at our house on Sunday, she had to be carried into the house because she was very scared. We assumed that she had never been in a house before like most puppy mill dogs. She stayed in her kennel the first 24 hours, except for when she was carried outside to go potty. We eventually got her to follow our resident dog through the door and down 2 steps into the garage. A typical puppy mill dog would not have done this in the first week. She still feels safe in her kennel with the door open and now will venture out to take pieces of chicken or hotdog from us when she sees our dogs do it. She is slowly starting to trust us. If we give her a dog treat, she will take it, but not eat it. We can pet her and rub her ears, but only when she is in the kennel.

Khloe went to the Vet and did really well. She had her ears cleaned because both of them had yeast infections, so now we get to put drops in every day. It wasn’t fun having them cleaned, but the head shaking has stopped so they are feeling better already. She weighs 44 pounds which is ideal for her size. Her fur is very dull and dry but will get better as she eats high quality food. She is microchipped and UTD on her vaccinations and will be spayed in a few weeks. The Vet showed us one of her teeth looked bad and told us we might want to have it checked out.

More to come as this beautiful dog gains more trust and blossoms into a playful dog.

At a Glance #12-100

Golden Retriever Born: June 2003
Female Weight not specified

Status: Adopted

Updates

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Khloe went to her furever home on Sunday.

We took Khloe to her new home on Saturday so we could see how she would do with Sheila’s cat and dog. I knew Khloe would do fine with her dog because she loves other dogs since that is all she knew before RAGOM. She passed the cat test with flying colors.

I also wanted to see how Khloe would act in a fenced in yard since we don’t have one. We found out that the reason she didn’t want to stay outside here is because she had to have her leash on all of the time and many of these Missouri dogs hate the leash. Khloe followed me right outside into the back yard without a leash and just kept trotting around the yard following us. She started smelling the flowers where the bunnies have been and actually laid in the grass by us for 20 minutes. I was so happy to see her acting like a real dog!

One final special thank you to Khloe’s sponsors, Jim & Patricia B and Sara Dobyns! You made it possible for RAGOM to rescue the dogs from Missouri and help them prepare for their furever homes. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

I’ve included some pictures of Khloe in her new yard.

Khloe has hit the jackpot! We are so happy for you and your new family, Khloe!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Since these dogs from MO came into RAGOM’s care, the Foster parents have been comparing stories to learn how the other dogs are doing. It really helps to learn that many of these dogs were behaving the same way, so when someone finds a solution to a similar problem, we can learn from it and try their solution.

When we took Khloe outside during the first weeks, she would continually circle around us while holding the leash because she was scared and didn’t know what to do. We related that to the dogs running in circles inside of their small pens for exercise. Now Khloe is interested in all of the new smells in the yard, especially when the deer were there the night before!

While inside our house, she didn’t want to leave the safety of her kennel at first. One comment from another Foster really struck me – We can’t keep coddling the dogs so they feel safe in the kennel; we have to teach them to trust us and show them that they can feel safe outside of their kennel. Now Khloe LOVES to lie on the big dog pillow in front of the patio door. When we get her food dish out, she does a happy dance and bounces on her front feet, so we call her ‘Happy Feet.’ We are trying to get her to sit for her treats, but she is too excited yet. She loves routines and will go potty on command when outside. We take her out right after she wakes up or right after she has eaten and hasn’t had an accident in the house for weeks. Good girl!!

Khloe met our 4 & 6 yr old grandchildren yesterday. She wasn’t sure of them until they offered her yummy treats! She stayed on her dog pillow when they were around because they make loud motor noises when they play and she didn’t know what that was. They knew that she was unsure, so they stayed in the living room and she was fine. She prefers a quiet house and just wants to lie around instead of playing with toys or our dogs. When the kids were eating lunch, Khloe was very attentive because she knew they were eating chicken. We used chicken to entice her to come to us when she first got here. Khloe is very food motivated!!

Since our last update, Khloe has mastered running up the stairs to the bedroom. She comes down the stairs slower, but isn’t afraid of them. She loves routines, so when we go outside for the last time at night, she comes in, waits until we unhook her leash, then when we say let’s go to bed, she runs up the stairs to her kennel. We have a dog bed in the bedroom next to the kennel so she has her choice, but prefers to sleep in the kennel with the kennel door open. Since day one, she has never made a peep during the night and waits patiently in the morning while we get dressed to take the dogs out. Khloe is such a sweet dog!

There are so many great people who have helped RAGOM continue to rescue these dogs. Khloe would love to meet her sponsors, Sara Dobyns and Jim & Patricia B, and thank them for helping her and the other rescued dogs!! If it wasn’t for them, RAGOM couldn’t help so many deserving dogs! Thank you!!

If you are looking for a quiet, mellow dog, and have a large breed resident dog that Khloe can continue to learn from, please let your placement advisor you’d like to meet Khloe. She barks if she is left in a room alone and knows I am upstairs because she wants to be with someone. Her furever home will need to continue to help her feel safe and teach her their routine. Thanks for reading about her.

Profile

Sponsored by:

Sara Dobyns

Jim and Patricia B.
"In memory of Jazmin and Rainie"

 

This dog came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder and has not been adequately socialized to humans. RAGOM requires that any adoptive homes contain a physical fence (due to the risk of escape); another fairly confident medium to large sized dog to role model from (everything is new and scary for them); no children under 10 years old in the home (normal kid behavior scares these dogs). Our goal is to find the forever family for these dogs and our experience leads us to use these criteria.

April 1, 2012

I would like to introduce you to Khloe, one of the 29 dogs that came from a retiring commercial breeder in Missouri. She is very grateful to the wonderful volunteers who drove down to rescue her and also to the team of volunteers who checked her over to get ready to start her new life. Khloe is one of the oldest dogs that came in from this breeder. She will be 9 years old in June and had a litter of pups not long ago. She will be spayed so she doesn’t have to have any more litters.

When Khloe arrived at our house on Sunday, she had to be carried into the house because she was very scared. We assumed that she had never been in a house before like most puppy mill dogs. She stayed in her kennel the first 24 hours, except for when she was carried outside to go potty. We eventually got her to follow our resident dog through the door and down 2 steps into the garage. A typical puppy mill dog would not have done this in the first week. She still feels safe in her kennel with the door open and now will venture out to take pieces of chicken or hotdog from us when she sees our dogs do it. She is slowly starting to trust us. If we give her a dog treat, she will take it, but not eat it. We can pet her and rub her ears, but only when she is in the kennel.

Khloe went to the Vet and did really well. She had her ears cleaned because both of them had yeast infections, so now we get to put drops in every day. It wasn’t fun having them cleaned, but the head shaking has stopped so they are feeling better already. She weighs 44 pounds which is ideal for her size. Her fur is very dull and dry but will get better as she eats high quality food. She is microchipped and UTD on her vaccinations and will be spayed in a few weeks. The Vet showed us one of her teeth looked bad and told us we might want to have it checked out.

More to come as this beautiful dog gains more trust and blossoms into a playful dog.

Updates

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Khloe went to her furever home on Sunday.

We took Khloe to her new home on Saturday so we could see how she would do with Sheila’s cat and dog. I knew Khloe would do fine with her dog because she loves other dogs since that is all she knew before RAGOM. She passed the cat test with flying colors.

I also wanted to see how Khloe would act in a fenced in yard since we don’t have one. We found out that the reason she didn’t want to stay outside here is because she had to have her leash on all of the time and many of these Missouri dogs hate the leash. Khloe followed me right outside into the back yard without a leash and just kept trotting around the yard following us. She started smelling the flowers where the bunnies have been and actually laid in the grass by us for 20 minutes. I was so happy to see her acting like a real dog!

One final special thank you to Khloe’s sponsors, Jim & Patricia B and Sara Dobyns! You made it possible for RAGOM to rescue the dogs from Missouri and help them prepare for their furever homes. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

I’ve included some pictures of Khloe in her new yard.

Khloe has hit the jackpot! We are so happy for you and your new family, Khloe!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Since these dogs from MO came into RAGOM’s care, the Foster parents have been comparing stories to learn how the other dogs are doing. It really helps to learn that many of these dogs were behaving the same way, so when someone finds a solution to a similar problem, we can learn from it and try their solution.

When we took Khloe outside during the first weeks, she would continually circle around us while holding the leash because she was scared and didn’t know what to do. We related that to the dogs running in circles inside of their small pens for exercise. Now Khloe is interested in all of the new smells in the yard, especially when the deer were there the night before!

While inside our house, she didn’t want to leave the safety of her kennel at first. One comment from another Foster really struck me – We can’t keep coddling the dogs so they feel safe in the kennel; we have to teach them to trust us and show them that they can feel safe outside of their kennel. Now Khloe LOVES to lie on the big dog pillow in front of the patio door. When we get her food dish out, she does a happy dance and bounces on her front feet, so we call her ‘Happy Feet.’ We are trying to get her to sit for her treats, but she is too excited yet. She loves routines and will go potty on command when outside. We take her out right after she wakes up or right after she has eaten and hasn’t had an accident in the house for weeks. Good girl!!

Khloe met our 4 & 6 yr old grandchildren yesterday. She wasn’t sure of them until they offered her yummy treats! She stayed on her dog pillow when they were around because they make loud motor noises when they play and she didn’t know what that was. They knew that she was unsure, so they stayed in the living room and she was fine. She prefers a quiet house and just wants to lie around instead of playing with toys or our dogs. When the kids were eating lunch, Khloe was very attentive because she knew they were eating chicken. We used chicken to entice her to come to us when she first got here. Khloe is very food motivated!!

Since our last update, Khloe has mastered running up the stairs to the bedroom. She comes down the stairs slower, but isn’t afraid of them. She loves routines, so when we go outside for the last time at night, she comes in, waits until we unhook her leash, then when we say let’s go to bed, she runs up the stairs to her kennel. We have a dog bed in the bedroom next to the kennel so she has her choice, but prefers to sleep in the kennel with the kennel door open. Since day one, she has never made a peep during the night and waits patiently in the morning while we get dressed to take the dogs out. Khloe is such a sweet dog!

There are so many great people who have helped RAGOM continue to rescue these dogs. Khloe would love to meet her sponsors, Sara Dobyns and Jim & Patricia B, and thank them for helping her and the other rescued dogs!! If it wasn’t for them, RAGOM couldn’t help so many deserving dogs! Thank you!!

If you are looking for a quiet, mellow dog, and have a large breed resident dog that Khloe can continue to learn from, please let your placement advisor you’d like to meet Khloe. She barks if she is left in a room alone and knows I am upstairs because she wants to be with someone. Her furever home will need to continue to help her feel safe and teach her their routine. Thanks for reading about her.