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At A Glance
Sharon and Todd Sens
"In memory of Charlie and in honor of Milo 07-537"
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly2/17/2015OptionalAges 10+
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Carrie is a one-year-old Golden Retriever, possibly a mix with a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. She has some white fur on her feet and a white chest. The rest of her fur is a medium golden color. She is a smaller dog and needs to lose a few pounds to be at her ideal weight. She is in good health and now up-to-date on her shots. Her weight is 56 pounds.
Carrie came from Iowa where she was found abandoned, tied to a tree with a bag of food next to her. We do not know what kind of life she had. We do know she is a RAGOM dog now, and from here forward, she will have a great life.
Carrie is young and has a wonderful temperament! She loves to be next to her people and will climb up on the sofa and hang out with me. She also gets along great with my two resident dogs. They were playing the first night that she came.
Carrie's favorite place
When Carrie was picked up in Iowa, they thought that she was pregnant. I took her to the vet and she was diagnosed with pseudocyesis (false pregnancy). She has many signs of pregnancy: weight gain, mammary enlargement, and milk production. The vet performed an ultrasound to confirm her findings. No puppies. Carrie will be spayed next week.
Carrie will jump up and also try and grab things from your hand. For this reason, she should have a home with older children or no children. She loves her food and treats and lunges at them. I am working with her and she is doing much better. She has learned to sit, and if I go slow and tell her, "Easy," she will take the treat gently most of the time.
Carrie is young and does not have very good manners. She is also smart and a quick learner. I think she will benefit from some obedient training. She has learned to sit and now we are working on the command "wait."
Carrie seams to be house-trained. She only had one accident the first day. Once she learned where she was supposed to go, she has been doing great! She does not give a signal that she needs to go out. I let the dogs out on a regular schedule and she is good with that.
I have been working with her on kennel training. She did not like the kennel at first and would whine when put in. She is much better now and has stopped whining. I only kennel her at night and when I have to leave for a long time. I work at home, so she is not kenneled that much.
Carrie has only been here a week and I am sure things will change as she gets used to our house. For now, this is what I would like for her in her forever home.
We would like to thank Denise, a RAGOM volunteer, for driving so far on a cold and snowy night to get Carrie into rescue!
If you would like to meet Carrie, please contact your placement advisor.