Caddy 19-102TD

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Caddy came to America from Turkey via RAGOM's International Outreach program. Caddy is special. He is blind and deaf, but copes very well and is a happy boy. Children should be age 10+ to ensure his limitations are respected. Caddy can live with other dogs and with cats. A physical fence is optional as long as there is a solid plan to keep him safe. Caddy needs a home with limited stairs and people who accept his sensory limitations, include him in family activities, and provide for his medical needs.

At a Glance #19-102TD

Golden Retriever Born: November 2011
Male 45 lbs

Status: Adopted

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Caddy came to America from Turkey via RAGOM's International Outreach program. Caddy is special. He is blind and deaf, but copes very well and is a happy boy. Children should be age 10+ to ensure his limitations are respected. Caddy can live with other dogs and with cats. A physical fence is optional as long as there is a solid plan to keep him safe. Caddy needs a home with limited stairs and people who accept his sensory limitations, include him in family activities, and provide for his medical needs.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Every once in awhile, a dog comes into your life that is extra special. One who has lived, at least part of his life, in hardship and turmoil, wondering who will be kind and who won’t be. Wondering if he’ll be fed, or will he go hungry? Wondering if he’ll be safe in a world he cannot see or hear, or will his life end in tragedy and no one will even mourn for him.

Through all of this, Caddy has always had a joyful tail wag and a smile that will melt your heart. He has never lost faith in humans and gives love to whomever he meets. There is no obstacle or challenge that has changed his attitude or his love of life. A very extra special dog indeed!

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Caddy 19-102TD
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Caddy 19-102TD
Caddy 19-102TD
Caddy 19-102TD

Now your forever family will be blessed with your love, inspiration, and joy - just as we have, being your foster Mom and Dad. 

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I love my Dad and he loves me!
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First family picture
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Mom and my sister, RAGOM girl Brandi
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Good picture of my brother Chuck

We know you will have an awesome life with your forever family – Dad Brett, Mom Niki, fur brother Chuck, and RAGOM fur sister Brandi!

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Lounging with Chuck, Brandi and Mom
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Cuddling with Mom
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I like my new bed

Monday, June 24, 2019

Caddy is the most amazing little guy. A gorgeous boy who hails from Turkey, thanks to RAGOM’s International Outreach program. Caddy was a loved dog until his owner passed away, and he was then taken in by one of our rescue partners.

He is a special dog with special needs, as he cannot see or hear the world around him. Even with these challenges, Caddy is always happy and has a tail wag for anyone who says hello. Follow Caddy’s adventures on Instagram at p_s.ragom.fosters.

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Saying goodbye at the airport
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Resting after a long journey

Caddy has been with us for approximately seven weeks now. It has been a learning experience for both Caddy and foster mom and dad. First was how to communicate. With a blind dog you still can use verbal commands to guide them and warn about steps, walls and objects in their way. With a deaf dog you can use hand signals.

Caddy exploring with Missy 19-051 and Otis 19-052

With Caddy, you can guide him with a leash or touch his nose and he can follow your hand with his incredible sense of smell. He is also very capable of wandering around by himself and figuring out the layout of his domain!

Caddy going up the stairs
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Caddy gets along wonderfully with our other foster dogs, Missy 19-051 and Otis 19-052, and resident brother Harley kitty.

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Caddy 19-102TD
Caddy 19-102TD

Caddy likes to go for leisurely walks, exploring new smells. Loves hanging out in the backyard.

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Caddy 19-102TD
Caddy 19-102TD
Caddy 19-102TD

Caddy loves to go for van rides and is a very good passenger.

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Health-wise, Caddy has been diagnosed with Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) with cataracts by Dr. Dennis K. Olivero, DVM Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Caddy requires Ketoralac Tromethamine Ophthalmic Solution drops in both eyes once a day. The cost is about $30 per bottle and lasts about two months. He also needs to have his eye pressure checked every six months.

Caddy 19-102TD
Caddy 19-102TD

Here are some links for more information on PRA:

https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/progressive-retinal-atrophy-in-dogs

http://www.vetstreet.com/progressive-retinal-atrophy-in-dogs#overview

Caddy loves sharing secrets and having a good laugh when visiting Faith 12-075, who is also blind. 

Caddy 19-102TD
Caddy 19-102TD

He also enjoyed meeting Faith’s sisters Jersey, Teddi and Lucy.

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Caddy adapted very well when he stayed with Aunt Patty, Uncle Greg, Sammi and Saraha while new windows were installed in our house. He even went up to their cabin, waded in the lake, and had a lovely time!

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Caddy 19-102TD
Caddy 19-102TD

As you can see, Caddy is just like any other dog. He just takes a little more patience as he gets used to new places, but he adapts very quickly with a little assistance from his family and friends.

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Caddy 19-102TD
Caddy in the yard

What Caddy needs in his forever home:

  • A home with no or a small amount of stairs.  He is also light enough to be carried if needed.
  • A fenced-in yard is preferable, so that he can wander freely about his kingdom.
  • Comfy dog beds and couches to cuddle on with you.
  • Caddy can be an only dog or have other dogs/cats in his forever family.
  • Commitment to give him his eyedrops every day and have his eye pressure checked every six months with their vet or doggy eye doctor.
  • To feed a sensitive tummy diet as he does very well with that. He is also on a joint supplement.
  • Caddy is a very social dog, so he likes to go places and meet new people and other animals.
  • He does best when items in his house do not move around, so if you like to rearrange the furniture every three months, Caddy is probably not the dog for you.