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 95 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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Cannot live with cats
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Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
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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, 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.