Buck 20-187

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Buck spent his former life as a breeder dog and is now learning about the Golden life. He is a sweet, loving boy who adores his human. Buck will need to be adopted with Princess 20-188, a 48-pound Standard Poodle, as they are a bonded pair. With slow introductions, they can live with other dogs as well. Both Buck and Princess have a high prey drive, so they require a physical fence and cannot live with cats. Any children in their forever home should be age 13+ and on the quiet side.

At a Glance #20-187

Golden Retriever 7 years old
Male 87 lbs

Available as of December 29, 2020
Fostered in Minneapolis, MN

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $400

Children ages 13+
Can live with other dogs
Cannot live with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
Medium energy
Children ages 13+
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Can live with other dogs
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Medium energy
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Buck spent his former life as a breeder dog and is now learning about the Golden life. He is a sweet, loving boy who adores his human. Buck will need to be adopted with Princess 20-188, a 48-pound Standard Poodle, as they are a bonded pair. With slow introductions, they can live with other dogs as well. Both Buck and Princess have a high prey drive, so they require a physical fence and cannot live with cats. Any children in their forever home should be age 13+ and on the quiet side.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Buck’s much-needed dental work happened this week. He had his teeth cleaned, an infected tooth removed, and his nails trimmed.

When I went to visit a day later, Buck was still a bit under the weather. He hadn’t eaten anything; he threw up some bile; he was drooling like crazy; and he had a nice, slimy poo. I did manage to get him to eat some diced turkey meat which will hopefully jump-start his GI tract. They have Buck wearing a Thundershirt, thinking it might help him feel better.

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Two days after his dental, I can tell Buck is feeling better, and he finally ate! He is still drooling quite a bit, usually on Princess, but she doesn’t mind.  

I took Buck and Princess on an adventure to enjoy time in an actual yard. They both did well with meeting and interacting with the resident dog, and all three dogs enjoyed romping around and playing with balls. Buck even happily pranced around the yard. (In the photo below, you can see where they shaved his fur on his front legs.)

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Buck and his best friend, Princess, are hoping for a home with a yard to play in. You can tell they had a lot of fun by the smiles on their faces on our car ride back to boarding.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

The title of this update is "The Adventures of Buck and Princess: Best Friends for life" (The Buck edition).

Bonded or not bonded; that is a big question. Many people involved in the recent adventures of Buck and Princess have observed that these two dogs are lifelong friends, and I very much concur! It is hard to come by a devoted friend to share one's life with, so RAGOM is trying very hard to find a great furever home for these two furry friends, together!

Currently, Buck and Princess 20-188 are spending time together in a boarding facility, as a foster home for both dogs together is not available right now. Buck and Princess have many visitors who enjoy spending time with them. They get a daily walk and are participating in Canine Academy classes for some one-on-one training time.

Buck is a sweet, big boy. He needs a little time to soak up all this newness in his world. He is a little hesitant and worries, but by taking time to observe, he becomes more comfortable choosing to join the humans and Princess in the new adventures.

Buck loves his humans and seeks out a little pet and scratch. He does fine near other dogs, but would prefer to not play. He would prefer to watch from the sidelines.

Buck recently had a bath, so he is very soft and fluffy. He had a follow-up vet visit, too. He is still having some ear issues and will have medicine for 10 days. It also was determined he should have a full dental. Next week, he will have his teeth cleaned, a bad tooth removed, and a much needed nail trim to put him in tip-top shape.  

Speaking of shape, Buck is down to 87 pounds, which is much closer to where he should be! Now, it’s time to firm him up. He likes walks, so this will be fun to do, especially if it is near tall grasses for hunting and sniffing.

Today, our adventures (between raindrops) included a short car ride in which both dogs travelled very well, and they liked going in and out of the car. It also included being fitted in a harness, going on a nice walk, meeting new people, sniffing another dog, getting lots of loves, and watching the comings and goings of the boarding facility.

Enjoy some pictures and a short video!

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Buck 20-187

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Happy, Happy Buck. What a hunk of love. 

Yes, he is bonded with his beautiful Princess, but how lovely would it be to celebrate Spring by bringing these two into your home! Yes, they are a Golden and a Poodle, but just think how many litters of Goldendoodles they have given to others. It’s their turn for wonderful, love-filled lives. 

They have had some playdates with other RAGOM dogs and they loved it! 

Buck likes to watch Canine Rescue with us. He also likes looking out the window in the mornings with his girl.

They will bring you joy!

Buck 20-187
Buck 20-187

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Buck is learning to enjoy the Golden life he deserves. He went to the groomer, and his coat is shiny, silky, and soft. He doesn’t shed very much, and when we brush him, there is hardly any fur in the brush. So, with his Princess, there is very little dog hair in the house!

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He likes to sit at my feet every morning while I have my coffee, close enough so I can put my feet under his warm body. He is such a love bug. He waits patiently every morning for us to wake up, and when he hears us rustling, his tail stars thumping and he comes in for a big kiss. 

Buck is very patient and allows us to put on his boots in this frigid weather. Boy, does he have big, beautiful paws! 

Please read all his updates so you can learn more about this hunk of love.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Great news for Buck: he can be in a home with a calm, confident dog. He is very shy, but did well with an introduction to another RAGOM dog. A gentle and slow introduction works for him. He did not display any signs of aggression. He watched Princess do it first! She was great, too.

Buck is walking very nicely on his leash and has started to sniff and mark along the way. The only thing we are still working on is helping him pass idling cars and delivery vans. “You’re OK” works to help him settle.

He is a big love and every morning, he gives his humans little nuggie kisses on our hands, plus lots of licks - his way of saying, "Good morning and I love you!"

This handsome boy will fill your heart with joy. He deserves a wonderful and loving home with his Princess.

Buck 20-187
Buck 20-187

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Buck settles in each and every day to his new Golden life. He is getting used to the big wide world. He is much calmer on his walks and leads the way confidently for Princess, even though she doesn’t need it. He is also more confident with visitors in our home. Timid at first, but warms up.

Besides “Buckaroo,” we call him “Mr. Handsome” and “Thumper” as his tail is always wagging! After his morning walk, he crashes on his bed or the floor, but when I go upstairs, he’s right there like a duckling.

He loves his tennis balls and likes to pile them up and start all over. He has a new frisbee that he thinks is fun, too.

The vet gave his ears the thumbs up, and now we just clean them a few times a week. He’s down another pound. 

Please consider this mellow, sweet boy for your home. He is really a very loving and well-behaved dog. He’ll need to come to you with his lifelong girl, Princess, who is equally as charming. 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Hello, Buck fans!

This boy is doing great! He is slowly starting to get used to the Golden Life. He is acting more like a dog on his walks by stopping to sniff. Idling trucks and cars still scare him a bit and humans outside startle him, but it’s a work in progress.

He had his ears rechecked yesterday, and while the infection has improved, he will continue his ear ointment for two more weeks. His weight is stable in spite of increased exercise. The vet would like to get his weight down at least 10 pounds. We’re on it!

The car ride to the vet went well! He actually looked out the windows and sniffed the breeze coming in the window. 

He is so loving and gives kisses to his humans and Princess 20-188. He turns around on our walks to give her a kiss. He has also learned “wait” on our walks to give Princess time to sniff and explore.

Please consider this dynamic duo for your home. They are healthy, lovely companions.

Buck 20-187
Buck 20-187

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Welcome Buck! 

This beautiful boy is tightly bonded with Princess 20-188, a 48-pound Standard Poodle. They have been together at the same breeder since they were pups and made the journey from Iowa to Minneapolis just over two weeks ago. They will need to be adopted together, as Princess is Buck's role model and he follows her lead in almost everything.  

Buck is a 7-year-old, purebred, neutered Golden Retriever. He is sweet, a gentle giant with a beautiful red coat that is soft as silk. He came in at 100 pounds, but is down to 95 pounds. Exercise and good food are top priorities for him.

He is wary of new people, having been in a kennel for most of his 7 years. He is friendly, but needs a slow and quiet introduction.

Buck loves sleeping in his dog bed; he is not destructive and he has free roam of the house. Not one accident since he arrived! He loves to “spoon” with his foster mom and will quietly talk to you. He is a big puddle of love.

He has learned to walk nicely on a leash. He is a little timid on the walk if there are new sounds, but a fire truck with sirens on pulled up alongside him and he was okay.  He is strong, though, but does listen to basic commands to wait.

With slow introductions, Princess and Buck can live with other calm dogs. They will also need a calm and quiet home. Children should be at least 13, be calm and quiet, and not have too many visitng friends.

Because both of them have a high prey drive, Buck and Princess cannot live with cats and will require a physical fence, preferably a privacy fence where they can run, play, and explore their new world safely.

If you are open to adopting a pair of bonded dogs, please consider bringing Buck and Princess into your home.

Buck 20-187
Buck 20-187
Buck 20-187

Adopt Me: If you think Buck would be a good fit in your home, please review our adoption process. If you have already submitted an Inquiry for Application, email [email protected] with Buck's name, RAGOM number (20-187), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.