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At A Glance
Happy Holidays, Chewbacca! You remind us of our surrendered Goldendoodle boy,
who is just as pretty as you! Good luck with your surgery, sweet boy!
In honor of Schooner 16-017. The Owens family.
Hi Chewy! It was nice to meet you yesterday. You're a sweet boy.
Wishing you a successful surgery and recovery!
In loving memory of Buddy. From Lori Brown
In memory of Whitney - hoping this Christmas brings you the forever home you've been dreaming of...
Merry Christmas, Chewy, in memory of Carlie (10-003) and Luke (07-563)! From Dave Gullickson
Chewbacca, Wishing you a quick recovery and a Merry Christmas! Love, The Steffens Family
Merry Christmas, Chewy, from Irene S!
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Hello everyone! Chewbacca here introducing myself to RAGOMLand! As you can see from my picture, I am one GOOD LOOKING boy! I am a goldendoodle with a birthdate of July 6, 2012. I have beautiful dark red long flowing hair and the most gorgeous eyes.
I have been hanging out in my foster home since before Thanksgiving and am loving it. I get daily walks, which I love, and snuggle time on the couch with Foster Mom. I am a velcro boy and love to be where ever she is. I am house trained and whine to go outside. My first night here I slept in a crate and was as quiet as a church mouse. Since then, I have free roam of the livingroom during the day when FM is at work and also at bedtime and do fantastic.
I have two goldendoodle foster sisters in the house too. I have some fear reactivity which makes me lip growl at my foster sisters, so we have been staying physically separated by a babygate while FM works with me to understand that other dogs in the house are a good thing. I am working hard to change my thought process about this. But the good news is, I will be perfectly happy being an only dog in my forever home doted on by a loving family. I prefer adults but kids 14+ years old will be great too.
In my previous home, I had free roam and did great. I am restricted here when my foster sisters are inside. When they are out playing, I get free roam. I do really good and don't mess with stuff that is not approved doggy toys and have not tried to countersurf like one of my foster sisters!
One of my passions in life is tennis balls. I just love playing with tennis balls. I smack it around with my foot in the hopes that it scoots across the floor so I can chase it. Or I bury it in the bedding to dig it back out. Yes, I amuse myself! And I do all of this without barking. Now that's a bonus!
One of the reasons for my surrender is that I have a partially torn ACL that needs surgery. I have been evaluated by the surgeon who confirmed I need a little repair job. We are just waiting to see when I can get all fixed up. We are all hoping that is soon so I can get on the road to recovery. I am walking fine right now, but an not allowed to play fetch and run around so it doesn't totally tear or get sore. FM walks me up to a mile at a controlled pace and I love to get out and see the sights and smells and it clears my head.
I do pull a bit and FM has me on a gentle leader which helps, but FM says I could use some more work in this area especially because I am big and strong. I do get excited when I see squirrels and bunnies, so FM has to be diligent and keep an eye out for the critters and talk to me and treat me so I don't try and chase them. But hey, isn't that par for any good self-respecting sporting dog? LOL I have been out walking with another retriever and FM kept a little distance between us in case I reacted. Happy to say I was focused on my walk so did just fine.
My perfect forever home is where I can be the only dog and my new family is committed to working with me on building confidence when around other dogs. I have already been to one class where I and another RAGOM girl where the stars of the class to teach other fosters how to work with us to help us. FM says anyone can learn the skills -- it will just take time, patience and consistency to help me in that area. As for the rest of me, I am a big marshmallow of a boy that loves to cuddle. I am great in the house and play quietly by myself or with people and settle down super fast. I am an excellent watch dog and help my foster sisters alert FM when the mail carrier is close by delivering stuff. When you show me my leash, I am ready, willing and able! I need walks daily so will be a GREAT walking partner to help my family maintain an active healthy lifestyle! Plus, that will be a big part of my rehab for about 12 weeks post surgery to build my leg strength back up. (FM has been through ACL repair twice and said it is pretty easy to get through.)
Well, that's about all so far. If you want to meet me, let your placement advisor know.