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At A Glance
You are a Survivor~ RD
Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Foster Mom
|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.|
Please welcome Brit to the RAGOM family! Brit is a ~2.5 year old female golden mix, who is now up-to-date on her vaccinations, microchipped, and heartworm negative. She was found wandering the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in Nebraska. It often takes a village to rescue a dog and Brit is no exception. I would like to thank Noah's Hope Animal Rescue in Sioux City, Iowa for braving the harsh winter weather to bring Brit to safety, as well as the Santee Police Department and residents of Santee for assisting in Brit's rescue. I would also like to thank Happy Dog Kennels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and RAGOM volunteer extraordinaire, Rona D., for taking such good care of Brit.
Brit is smaller than a typical golden (weight to be determined, but probably ~ 55 lbs) and her fur is so soft! Her overall health is remarkably good, considering she may have been homeless for quite some time. However, as you can see in the photos, Brit is missing her right hind paw. We don't know what happened, but the leg doesn't seem to cause her any pain and she can run perfectly well on three legs. Brit has an appointment with our wonderful vet, Dr. M., who will evaluate her leg and determine an appropriate course of action to give her the best possible quality of life. We will also discuss scheduling her spay surgery.
We have been fostering Brit since 1/20/14 and have already learned quite a bit about this lovely girl. She's usually pretty calm (though certain squirrels may disagree), highly intelligent, and very affectionate. Brit seems especially fond of children and seeks out our daughter, Abby, for hugs and belly rubs. Brit has not had a single accident since she's been here, so it's probably safe to say that she is housetrained. She has a large crate in the kitchen that is her "safe place", but Brit has free roam most of the time. Brit gets along just fine with our three resident dogs and would dearly love it if the Corgi would play with her! Brit generally leaves the cats alone and almost seems a little afraid of them. She did bark at one cat briefly and I'm not sure why. So to be safe, I will continue to supervise Brit and the cats until I know her a little better. We're still trying to figure out which toys and games Brit enjoys. So far we've learned that she really likes to fetch tennis balls, enjoys chewing on Nylabones, and is highly suspicious of anything that squeaks!
Brit has been such a joyful addition to our family and we look forward to learning more about this sweet girl in the days to come.
Missing right hind paw