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At A Glance
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|5/2/2015||Not required||Yes, all ages||Optional||Not tested|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Casper is a sweet 10-month-old Golden mix from a military base in North Dakota. There were more animals in the home on the base than were allowed, so Casper has come to RAGOM to find the Golden Life!
To meet Casper is to fall in love with him. He is instantly loving, affectionate, and is a big fan of giving puppy kisses. He’s completely housebroken and hasn’t had a single accident in our house. He loves to chase and play with our resident Golden, but he loves his people even more. He’s definitely a Velcro dog, following us from room to room, hoping to get even more pets and attention. His favorite thing is to sit right up against your legs and put his head in your lap. He is definitely on the adorable, dopey side, so much so that we’ve affectionately nicknamed him “Dug” after the dog from the movie Up . Despite his dopey side, he’s surprised us with his intelligence. He responds well to direction and genuinely wants to please. On one occasion, their water bowl was empty, and he picked it up and carried it into the living room, dropping it at our feet. He also enjoys picking up one of our shoes and carrying it somewhere else. He’s never actually chewed the shoes, just relocated them.
When he first got here, he had no interest in getting up on the furniture. Our resident pup has, however, given him the courage to slither up onto the couch for some cuddles. And while he likes to jump up on the bed to give kisses, he’d much rather sleep on the floor during the night. On walks, he’s been doing well enough with leash training that we haven’t tried the Gentle Leader with him yet. He does some mild pulling with the exception of when we cross another dog’s path. In that case, he pulls hard and cries, wanting to befriend the other animal. Casper doesn’t love being crated, but will willingly go into his crate when it’s time. While he does pretty well in the crate when we’re gone, he loves his people and would thrive in a home that doesn’t consistently leave him for long periods of time.
Casper has been vetted, is up-to-date, and will be undergoing his neuter surgery next week. The vet thought that he may possibly be a little older than 10 months, given the plaque on his teeth, but she couldn’t say for sure. Casper was very afraid at the vet. He had an accident on the floor in the waiting room, and was very shaky and nervous the entire time he was there. Once he was back home, he was back to his usual cheery self, but it’s helpful to know the vet environment is scary for him.
Casper met two toddlers this week and it went well. He was gentle and sweet with them, though a bit slobbery for their taste. So while he’s great with kids under 5, he’s also a puppy and could accidentally knock over a toddler. He has some puppy energy yet, but is surprisingly mellow once the initial excitement wears down.
All in all, he is just a wonderful golden boy who just wants to love and be with his people. After his neuter surgery, he’ll need a week to recover, but then will be ready to go into his forever home!