Cheyenne 20-085

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Cheyenne came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder. She arrived with a severe injury to her left ear. She has had surgery and the injury is healing. Due to her background, she is very shy and learning about life in a home. Her future home should have no children or children age 13+ and she requires another confident dog. She can live with cats. She must have a physical fence to keep her safe. A quiet, loving home is ideal for Cheyenne.

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

At a Glance #20-085

Golden Retriever 8 years old
Female 68 lbs

Available as of May 16, 2020
Fostered in Lakeville, MN

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $400

Children ages 13+
Another dog REQUIRED
Can live with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
Low energy
Children ages 13+
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Cheyenne came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder. She arrived with a severe injury to her left ear. She has had surgery and the injury is healing. Due to her background, she is very shy and learning about life in a home. Her future home should have no children or children age 13+ and she requires another confident dog. She can live with cats. She must have a physical fence to keep her safe. A quiet, loving home is ideal for Cheyenne.

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

Updates

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Cheyenne recently made the long journey from South Dakota to our home in Minnesota as her first foster family was moving. They helped her through so much over the last three months as she had two ear surgeries and needed lots of TLC to recover from a severe ear laceration. She sends all her love and a big thank you to her former foster mom and foster dad who helped her when she needed it most.

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Hi – I’m Cheyenne

She’s now adjusting to a new home and we’re taking it very slow with this sweet lady. We’ve started calling her “Chey” pronounced just like the word “shy” as it just fits her quiet, soft little self. She’s only been with us a week but we’ve already learned that she’s a good car rider, walks very well on a leash, loves a little cheese treat from time to time, and can snore with the best of them. 

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Shy Chey

As a result of her most recent surgery, Cheyenne is unable to hear in her left ear and has a little nerve damage on the left side of her face that may still improve over time. It’s very subtle but you can see a droopiness in her jaw at times when she’s panting and her third eyelid isn’t allowing her to blink making her left eye appear larger at times. It doesn’t seem to bother her at all and it certainly doesn’t take away from her beautiful sugar face.

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Checking out my new foster home
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Healing up pretty well on mu surgery side

Cheyenne clearly forms attachments with people first rather than dogs. She is a little follower in the yard and also likes to be sure everyone is together when we go for a walk. Another medium to large sized confident dog is required in her forever home to help show her the way.

Initially she may not show a lot of interest in another dog but she’s very aware of where they are at all times and what they’re doing. When my resident dog, Paddy, runs to me in the yard – Cheyenne will follow knowing it’s okay.

Sweet Cheyenne loves to be loved. Right now, she will only come so close, however, she will walk nearer when I start scratching her face and we’ve even seen a few wags.

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Love to be loved
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Nothing like a good chin scratch

We’re still learning more about sweet Chey so be sure to watch her page for updates. Her Minnesota journey is just beginning - so stay tuned.....

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Just hanging out after my walk

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Oh My Goodness! A wish come true, not one but TWO Sponsors! What a blessing! Our huge thanks. Cheyenne sends a BIG WET KISS.

THANK YOU to “angels” Frankie and to Buddy and their families.

Wow. Cheyenne continues to heal. Her ear is finally healing nicely and no more drainage. Getting through all the meds proved to be a big challenge. They are quite hard on the tummy, unfortunately.

We have been able to wean off most all of them now and that helps a lot. We are also on sensitive stomach prescription food and that too makes a big difference.

Little by little we are getting bolder. The other day when we came home from being out for a short time, let all the pups outside. I started playing ball with my doodle Bridger and chasing him around and wow, Cheyenne chimed right in and ran around too! Tail wags and all! So heartwarming to see her play for first time. She is finally feeling good!

Again, thank you so much for the sponsor “gifts!” Woof woof!

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Cheyenne and Bridger. I call this "Mutt & Jeff!"
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Well, hello there!!
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Just a short update on our lovely girl. She did fine with the 4th of July fireworks around us and wasn't bothered by them and that is a huge bonus for these girls!

We had a new issue with her injured ear.The lump which was on her lower ear next to jaw line abscessed. It was quite a big mess and I am sure she was having a lot of pain with that pressure but they just do not show it!

The abscess was very large with blood and pus. She needs a surgical procedure to relieve it and prevent any further serious infections.

With that, this week she will be having a surgical procedure called ear canal ablation. In other words, her ear canal and ear drum need to be removed. It is a same day surgery and she will be able to come home at the end of the day! She is obviously a tough girl and has endured a lot and will be just fine.

It is so wonderful that RAGOM is able to help these rescued goldens with such medical issues! PLEASE, if you would like to DONATE or SPONSOR our beautiful girl, it would be greatly appreciated! We need help with mounting medicals.

Thanks for your consideration.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Our beautiful girl is making more progress all the time. She is doing just fine with free roam and no kennel.  Cheyenne remains shy yet and enjoys her “spot” and all her soft babies.

She has an incredibly soft mouth. We discovered she really likes hard boiled eggs! As with all golden’s, this time of year is “SHEDDING” time and boy, does she enjoy being brushed. My yard looks like it snowed when I get done with her! Makes the birds happy, though; lots of good nesting materials.

We have only heard her bark once…not sure at what during the night but that was the only time. After having a couple storms, she has no anxiety with them which is a big blessing. She is not so keen on this incredibly WINDY weather lately thoough! Too many scary sounds and things blowing around. So, we pick and choose our times for walks accordingly.

Cheyenne is such a lovely gentle soul and needs continued guidance in her golden road ahead. She is trusting more. We had some family over, from 3 yrs, 16, 15, and a few adults and she handled it pretty good. Our grandchildren and children do know how to act around our foster/rescue dogs. So it went fine. I have to admit she was “happy” once they all left though!

We are still nursing her left ear along. We are on some new meds as all that infection is not gone. We are not sure, but something sure happened a long while ago. It will take time to heal but she handles it fine.

PLEASE, if you would like to DONATE or SPONSOR our beautiful girl, it would be greatly appreciated! These breeder dogs need all the help they can get, and we can use your help!

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Strike a pose!
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Remnants of a brushing session, which Cheyenne loves!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Cheyenne had her spay surgery and ear re-check (with stitches out) last week. Our girl did really great. She didn’t lick at anything once. Her spay is healing just perfectly. So glad that poopy part is behind her now. Her ear is coming along nicely. There is more infection draining out but not nearly like it was. The “flap” is doing well…we thought we might lose it.

So all is well and just shows you just HOW these rescue dogs are tough, want to have this better life, and show us fosters in their own way, how great it feels. To enjoy the outside, the sun, soft winds, comfortable home and bed, good food and the biggie, lovin’! That sure is not asking for much in life……and I LOVE what we do. 

To see these goldens showing us how they emerge and showing us their very own personalities…. All so different and all so very special.

With this nice weather (barring the ‘rainy season’!) she sure enjoys her relaxing walks. So many new things to learn, see and smell. She is more and more showing us she is coming out of her “shell.” Little bit further out of our crate which is always open.

Her appetite is so much better now too. Cheyenne loves her “babies” and she must have been a super mama. So many taken away…..but here is she now, very spoiled and happy!

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Cheyenne's ear is slowly healing
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Cheyenne girl enjoying the nice day with her "baby" close by.
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Cheyenne is a gorgeous retired breeding Golden. She is 8 years old. As with most typical retired breeding girls, she is quite shy and will take time to learn to trust humans.

Surprisingly, she is ok with traveling. She cannot jump in a vehicle by any means and just needs a big butt boost. She likes her crate and so far, resides in it most of the time. (We use a soft-sided one with mesh sides). She has only been with us a short time, so we are still feeding her in the crate (water inside as well).

So far she has had a few trips in the vehicle and she has also been to the groomer, which she did fine. Cheyenne has a gorgeous thick coat, beautiful gold.

Cheyenne came in with a severe injury to her left ear. She has had surgery for this and it is healing pretty well. Next week she will get stitches out and get spayed.

Cheyenne gets along fine with our two resident dogs: Eddie, a Corgi, and Bridger, a Goldendoodle. She really does not pay too much attention to them.

She needs guidance yet to go outside but, once out, she will follow me all over or just by herself checking out surroundings. She has a beautiful gait when she runs or trots. Love to watch her. We enjoy "strolling" in the backyard together.

Cheyenne is not food motivated at all (but she does like cheese bites!). When fed, we mix in moist dog food with the dry as she is still on antibiotics from the bad ear infection (it was nasty) and we mix in. Sometimes she will eat in her crate the same time as the other two dogs and other times she will eat once everyone is gone and it is quieter.

Lots of love and patience… hugs and pets.

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Beautiful girl
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Cheyenne and Bridger enjoying the yard
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Adopt Me: If you think Cheyenne would be a good fit in your home, please review our adoption process. If you have already submitted an Inquiry for Application, email [email protected] with Cheyenne's name, RAGOM number (20-085), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.