Cara 18-153

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Cara is a retired breeding mama. She is a gorgeous dark red with great feathering and beautiful features. Cara is timid and fearful but has become more confident as she has had the opportunity to observe the daily goings on in her foster home from her kennel. She still has a long way to go getting to know a world outside a breeding environment. A variety of people and situations will help increase her confidence and prepare her for a forever home.

To understand why RAGOM will adhere to our requirements for Cara regarding children and another dog, please read about Retired Breeding Dogs.

At a Glance #18-153

Golden Retriever 8 years old
Female 70 lbs

Available as of September 6, 2018
Fostered in North Liberty, IA

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $400

Children ages 10+
Another dog REQUIRED
Not tested with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
Medium energy
Children ages 10+
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Another dog REQUIRED
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Not tested with cats
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Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
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Medium energy
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Cara's Well-wishers

Michelle H
"We hope you find your forever home soon!"

Profile

Cara is a retired breeding mama. She is a gorgeous dark red with great feathering and beautiful features. Cara is timid and fearful but has become more confident as she has had the opportunity to observe the daily goings on in her foster home from her kennel. She still has a long way to go getting to know a world outside a breeding environment. A variety of people and situations will help increase her confidence and prepare her for a forever home.

To understand why RAGOM will adhere to our requirements for Cara regarding children and another dog, please read about Retired Breeding Dogs.

Updates

Monday, September 16, 2019

Cara has discovered her voice.  She is excited when mealtime has arrived. It begins when she spies the bowls being picked up and progresses to barking, doing a little dance with the head and tail held high.

Cara is free-roaming and is reliably house trained. She has her spot next to the bed for sleeping and her safe place. Cara loves her morning affection to begin her day. She gets a ruffling of her face and ears with excited enthusiasm.

Outside, Cara runs around the yard, always returning to the same spot where there once was a rabbit. Guess she believes it will always be there waiting for her to return. So is the experience of a puppy mill dog with no experience of the world outside of the kennel.

Cara has yet to find her very own family, but I know it is just a matter of time before they find each other.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Cara has made great strides in coming out of her shell. Although she runs in and out of the house like there is a tornado on her tail, she is spending less time in her safe spot. She approaches with the intent of getting some strokes and ear scritches often and will come out to lay on the dog bed every once in a while.

She is very vocal when it is chow time and has found her voice, and her tail is in constant motion in excitement. She will also help herself if one of the other dogs is too slow to eat their food.

Loud, sudden motions and noise will startle her still, and she will scuttle away to her soft spot which is something that may linger for some time. Still, I am very pleased with the progress she is making as I watch her race about the yard with the other dogs.

I think we are getting close to her developing some play behavior in the days to come. When I think about the type of companion that Cara would do well with, a dog who is outgoing and likes to play without having too much energy may be the best choice.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Cara is starting to bloom and just yesterday, she came in from the outside with a partially-chewed glove she had found in the yard somewhere. I was so surprised she thought she has found a real prize one of the pups had dragged out of the house. Needless to say, she did not have the privilege to chew on it.

Cara still likes her safe place, but every chance the dogs get go outside for recess and potty breaks, she is right behind them with enthusiasm. I suspect she will soon find a way to join in the play with the other pups.

She still is pretty shy, but the right dog in the right home will help her come out of her shell. All is a work in progress.

If you would like to meet this beautiful red girl with curls, please send an Inquiry for Application and we can set up a date.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cara has been making great progress the past few weeks. She now runs out to potty with the pack, and I don't have to pick up her leash and lead her to the door. She comes running right back in all by herself.

I had been feeding her with a spoon, but two weeks ago, she decided she could eat all by herself out of the pan. Today, she graduated to dry kibble and hopefully the last can of soft food to get her to eat. She has a great appetite now.

And best of all, she moves to me for the giving of small licks to say thank-you for all that I have given her. What a better way to get a thank-you for sure.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Cara remains very timid and unsure of her environment. She still has a trailing leash in case she does not want to return the house after potty breaks. So far, she still does not like being outside, so she rushes right back.

Cara has found her safe place in the bedroom on one of the dog beds. She always returns to that spot when she has been outside.

Eating remains difficult as she has refused all types of dog food I have tried. We are currently eating Hills a/d, which is an anorexic diet food packed with calories. She is being hand-fed and readily eats this off a spoon or fork. It is a pate-type food.

Cara has had no accidents in the house, but also does not have a signal of needing to go outside, so she has breaks every 4 - 6 hours.

Cara has had her vet visit and completed her vaccinations and spay. She had bloody urine and completed a course of antibiotics. Today, she is having a urine recheck. Amazingly, she has learned to get in and out of the car with little effort, which is greatly appreciated by her foster mom. 

We also put Cara on an antidepressant to see if that will help her feel more brave and less overwhelmed by her environment.  

Keep Cara in your prayers and hearts as she struggles to make sense of her new world.  

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cara is a 7-year-old retired breeder surrendered to RAGOM as her years of producing puppies had come to an end. Cara is a beautiful dark red color with very pretty features.

Cara has not yet been to the vet, as she is a very timid and fearful girl who currently presents with a tendency to run when faced with new experiences. In the two weeks she has been here she is slowly becoming accustomed to the usual activities of a house. 

She did not eat during the first nine days in my home, but we have found a food group she will eat at least once a day. She prefers her kennel, so food and water are in the kennel with her. She will bark to go outside to potty. She is currently sleeping all night.

It may be several weeks before Cara is ready for adoption, so please be patient while Cara grows into a happy girl who is ready to look for her forever home.

Cara 18-153

Adopt Me: If you think Cara would be a good fit in your home, please review our adoption process. If you have already submitted an Inquiry for Application, email application@ragom.org with Cara's name, RAGOM number (18-153), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.