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At A Glance
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly12/20/2014 Required Not testedRequiredNot tested This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Say hello to RAGOM's newest Southern Gentleman, Champ! Champ came to RAGOM from a shelter in Alabama where he was picked up as a stray. Since he was a stray, we do not know anything about his past. The vet believes he is 3-5 years old. He is a mix of some kind, with fur a little bit longer than that of a Yellow Lab with some white mixed in and a white stripe down his nose. He has a very sweet face with some scabs that the vet thinks will eventually heal. He weighs 52 pounds, but is a little underweight. He has been neutered and his shots are now up-to-date. He tested negative for heartworm, but was positive for hookworms for which he has been treated.
Champ is a scared boy, but has been making progress daily in the week that we have had him. His first couple of days with us he did not leave our mudroom where his kennel is, and we had to carry him outside to go potty. After a couple of days, he started slowly following our dogs outside to go potty. After a few more days, he started venturing into our family room and kitchen, but he will not stay long and heads back to the mudroom. He does not come to us for pets, but he does not run away from us like he did at first. We are being patient and giving him time to feel safe and learn from our resident dogs. In his forever home, he will need a family with patience, a fence, and another dog to learn from.
Champ does well in the kennel at night and while we are at work. It is unlikely that he has been potty trained; however, he has not had any accidents in the house. He has gotten along well with our male and female resident dogs. He is not interested in playing with them (yet), but he does fine around them and really needs them to teach him how to be a dog. Champ is not used to walking on a leash and it scares him to have the leash pulled on. This is something we will be working on at his pace. The Champ we know so far is scared, but seems like a really sweet boy. He is very calm in the house; we hardly know he is here until he comes out of the mudroom. Although scared, he was very cooperative with bathing and everything at the vet. We are working on teaching this boy that he can trust us and that life as a RAGOM dog is good! We think he has a lot of potential!