Please welcome Cammie to RAGOM & to the USA. She is one of lastest group of dogs that RAGOM has rescued from Turkey. She had been an overcrowded shelter & was minutes away from being discarded in the forest. It really took a village to bring her to us & we couldn't be happier that we get to foster her.
Cammie is about a year old. She is on the petite side, weighing in at 53 lbs, but able to walk completely under the bellies of 2 of our male Goldens. She is also a lighter blonde golden color, not the white that some of the Turkey dogs are. Let me tell you though what she lacks in stature she makes up for in spunk. This little girl is a dynamo....when she plays, she plays hard & doesn't like to stop. I don't think I've ever met a dog that is quite obsessed with balls as she is. For example she could be in what looks like a deep sleep but if one of our other dogs drops a ball she comes flying at full speed for a game of fetch. Cammie is an energizer bunny when it comes to playing but calms very nicely & is well mannered in the house.
Cammie is spayed & up to date on all her vaccines, is microchipped, & was negative for heart worm & fecal. Her only health issue is that she came to us with allergies. When she arrived here she itched like crazy. After her vet visit it was determined that she had a skin infection due to the allergies so we started her on prednisone, an oral antibiotic & ear drops & changed her to a grain free diet. While that helped initially, as the prednisone was tapered off her itchiness returned. The poor girl scratched herself raw on her legs & ears, so back to the vet we went. This time she got a shot of Cytopoint, which is a newer medication that can be given along with other antihistamines for allergy relief. Within 24 hours her itchiness has stopped & she's back to her adorable self. The shot can be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks as needed, but we're keeping fingers crossed in that department.
We have 4 male Goldens & 3 cats in our household & Cammie gets along with all of them very well. One of our dogs is older & rather grumpy, of which Cammie is very respectful. She is well mannered with her only real "flaw" being that cat food apparently is very tempting & on occasion she has a hard time resisting the urge to counter surf for that...she leaves everything else alone though, go figure! When she first arrived it was very clear that potty trained was not something she could add to her resume. Since then, she's almost got it. Her signals are very subtle as to when she wants to go outside & if you miss it then its accident time. I'd say she's about 90% there.
While we've been getting to know Cammie this is what she's looking for in forever home...
Fenced yard...nice to have but optional, Cammie has very good recall.
Kids...over the age of 5, Cammie barrels around while playing chase & if she knocks over a little one they will go flying. Otherwise she is very gentle.
Cats....gets along great with them
Other dogs...again, would be nice but not absolutely necessary. She loves, loves, loves to play & would love another younger, playful dog as a playmate
Cammie also needs someone committed to helping with her allergies. It's uncertain if her allergies were initially to something in Turkey & once she stops itching that they will stay away...doubtful, but possible. More than likely it will be an ongoing issue for her, as it is for many Goldens.
If you think Cammie would be a good fit in your home, please submit an "Inquiry for Application" form. If you have already filled out an "Inquiry for Application" form, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the dog's name, RAGOM number, the name you submitted the Inquiry for Application form under and a sentence or two why you feel you'd be a good match.