Chloe (Tessy 19-253)

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Chloe (previously known as Tessy) first came into RAGOM in December 2019 from a breeder. She was returned in November 2020 by her adoptive family due to her skittishness. In addition to lots of love and patience, Chloe will need a medium to large, confident dog in her forever home as her mentor and companion, as well as a physical fence to keep her safe. Any children in the home must be over 10 and dog-savvy. Chloe has not been tested with cats.

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

At a Glance #19-253

Golden Retriever 2 years old
Female 51 lbs

Available as of December 18, 2020
Fostered in Ham Lake, MN

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $400

Children ages 10+
Another dog REQUIRED
Not tested with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
Medium energy
Children ages 10+
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Another dog REQUIRED
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Not tested with cats
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Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
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Medium energy
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Chloe (previously known as Tessy) first came into RAGOM in December 2019 from a breeder. She was returned in November 2020 by her adoptive family due to her skittishness. In addition to lots of love and patience, Chloe will need a medium to large, confident dog in her forever home as her mentor and companion, as well as a physical fence to keep her safe. Any children in the home must be over 10 and dog-savvy. Chloe has not been tested with cats.

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

Updates

Friday, December 18, 2020

Welcome back to foster care, Chloe! 

Chloe (previously known as Tessy) came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder in December 2019 and was named Tessy. She never had puppies, and the breeder told us that she had a heart murmur. Our vet checked her twice, but never heard one. 

Chloe was adopted last March, but things didn’t work out in her new home. She was surrendered back to us in November because she was too skittish for them and was being treated for Giardia that they couldn’t get under control.

She was having accidents in their house without any warning; however, she hasn’t had it here at all. Perhaps it was from the food she was eating. Since she was with them for 8 months, she responds to her new name, Chloe.  

When Chloe first got here, she met my former breeder dogs like she knew them! I still think these dogs understand when another dog is a former breeder dog and are so gentle with them. Chloe loves to run around the yard with my dogs. When she gets excited, she jumps into the air and does a 360-degree turn, then comes running. 

When we go for a car ride, Chloe jumps right into the back seat with the other dogs. She loves car rides! Her surrendering owner warned that she will chew up the seat belt or floor mats while in the car, so I keep an eye on her, but she has been good so far! 

Chloe sitting in the dog bed
Chloe sitting in the dog bed

Chloe is a very sweet dog, but doesn’t quite trust people yet. She will take a treat from my hand and let me pet her, but she doesn’t come to me yet for attention or treats. She goes the other way when I walk toward her. In time, she will know that she is safe and no one will hurt her. I got her to jump onto the couch and lay next to me.

Chloe laying by me on the couch
Chloe laying by me on the couch

Her kennel, which is in the living room, is still her safe spot. I feed her in the kennel with the door open because she runs there when I have her bowl ready.

Her surrendering owner said she chewed on inappropriate things when she got bored. They said she ate a sock (which she passed) and chewed a hole in their wall! For the first week she was here, she slept in the kennel with the door closed at night or when I left the house.

During the second week, I let her sleep with the door open at night, and she did great. She was usually curled up on the couch sleeping next to one of my dogs when I got up.

As Chloe settled in, she got braver. Last week, when I woke up, I found someone had chewed a hole in a dog bed. Since I didn’t see who did it, I assumed it was her.

Another day, when I left the house for an hour, I had my indoor camera turned on. Chloe started walking around looking for me. Then, she jumped onto the couch to look out the window by my dog. 

When she jumped up, her foot kicked the blanket back that I used to cover the seat cushions. The blanket also covered up a spot where another foster had chewed a hole in the seat cushion.  When Chloe spotted the patched hole, she started pulling it apart.

Soon, one of my dogs joined in the fun! Chloe didn’t eat the foam she pulled out, but my dog did! So, now Chloe has to be kenneled when I can’t watch her to keep everyone safe.

Chloe needs another confident dog in the house because she follows their cues. She did great with my son and grandsons, so I am going to say she needs kids to be 10 or over.

To keep her safe, Chloe will need a fenced-in yard. When I had the 30-foot lead on her during her first days here, she ran around in circles like she was on a tie-out and wouldn’t go potty. She will do best in a quiet home with a regular routine so she knows what to expect. 

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Tessy has been in her foster home for almost three months. Tessy is your typical breeder kid. She grew up in a breeding facility, and from the behaviors that she exhibits, she did not have the appropriate socialization needed at a young age for her to develop into a confident pup.

Rather, she has experienced that socialization at the age of 14 months when she came into RAGOM. With that said, every new experience and even the experiences we expose her to day after day are still scary to her.

Tessy’s personality is made up of 100% sweetness. I tell her she is dripping sweetness like a pot of honey! She is timid and has the kindest heart. There is not a mean bone in that body of hers. Every day we provide consistency and predictability to her day. She has made progress, and it is so apparent she wants to be a brave girl.

Tessy needs to be in a crate when her humans are not home. She feels safe in her crate and she may always need her crate when her family is not home. She seeks refuge in her crate even when we are home.

If there are children in her forever home, they should be at least 13 years of age. The reason for this is that Tessy scares easily from quick movements. This is something that may improve, but she will always be imprinted with those fears.

Tessy is on anti-anxiety medication. It is unclear whether she will need these forever, but for now, it is necessary for her to feel comfortable as she continues to grow into a confident girl.

Thank you for reading about our sweet girl.  

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tessy girl is settling in nicely. This girl loves to be outside, so we are looking forward to warmer weather!

We have a pretty consistent routine. Tessy knows what to expect and is spending more time with us. Tonight when I was sitting on the couch, she put her paws up on me and stood tall while I gave her scratches and told her what a brave girl she is. She is relaxing more every day.

Tess walks really well on a leash; however, we only use the leash to walk her to the door to go outside to go potty. As the ice goes away, we will venture out for a walk.

Tessy is very sweet and gentle. She takes treats so gently from your hand. She is an amazingly precious pup with such soulful eyes.  

Yesterday, Tessy was spayed. I was so proud of her because she was so brave, though cautious about where she was going. When we were in line to check in, she was apprehensive at first, but then she turned around and saw a doggie friend behind her, and her whole body relaxed and she stood up tall!  

Tessy is looking for her forever home with another confident dog sibling to help her to continue to be the best dog she can be! She shines when she gets to play with other furry friends.

She recently went to another foster home while Foster Mom went out of town. She had fun playing with a RAGOM dog named Paddy! She followed and chased with Paddy around the yard and she was smiling! Here are some pictures from her visit!

Tessy 19-253
Tessy 19-253
Tessy 19-253
Tessy 19-253

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Tessy is getting more comfortable every day. This week, she started play-bowing with resident Emma. initiating play. She also does not run onto the deck when I come off the deck into the yard.

She is running really fast in the yard and she looks so happy! She will also go to the door to go out all by herself! Such great progress for this sweet girl.  

Enjoy the beautiful pictures of Tessy.

Tessy girl does not play with toys yet, but she was very excited that the toy bin will be full again!
Tessy girl does not play with toys yet, but she was very excited that the toy bin will be full again!
Tessy has a beautiful profile.
Tessy has a beautiful profile.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tessy girl has come a long way in her foster home, and it is time for her to find her forever family who will help to continue her journey to grow into a confident pup. This sweetie needs a forever home with a confident resident dog, a fenced yard, and humans over 13 years old. 

Tessy is excited to meet her forever family!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tessy girl has been in our home for almost 6 weeks. We have settled into a routine which is so important for retired breeder kids.

Tessy’s safe place is her crate, which is common for scared puppers. As stated previously, Tessy is in her crate during the work day, with a break at noon to go potty and get some time to run outside.

In the evening when we are home, we gate her in the living room, which alloas her to spend more time with her foster family versus being in her crate. I would often lift her up on the couch and she would cuddle; she was apprehensive, but she allowed it.

This weekend, Tessy put her front paws on the couch and a half hour later, her whole body was on the couch! Now the couch is her favorite place. This is huge for her!

Tessy has also graduated to free range in the fenced yard, sporting at least 2 leashes. She does not show any interest in jumping the fence, but it makes Foster Mom feel better to have her drag the leashes! Having free roam in the yard allows her to sprint around and get some good exercise, which help to relieve her anxiety.

She has not had an accident since we started this new routine. She gets that outside is where she goes potty.  

We had the pleasure of having a play date today with RAGOM volunteers, resident Paddy, Lena 19- 206A, and Jesse 17-227A. Tessy had such an amazing time! She really came out of her shell and loved hanging around with other RAGOM pups. She is one pooped pup tonight!  

Tessy is making progress, and her beautiful little self is coming to the surface. Enjoy the photos.

Tessy and Lena 19-206A
Tessy and Lena 19-206A
Resting her head
Resting her head
Tessy and Paddy
Tessy and Paddy
Tessy and Lena 19-206A enjoying their play date!
Tessy and Lena 19-206A enjoying their play date!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Tessy is a 14-month-old purebred Golden Retriever who arrived from a breeder two weeks ago. However, Tessy never had puppies because the breeder detected a heart murmur and surrendered her to RAGOM.

She has been to the vet twice since arriving into RAGOM, and no heart murmur was detected in either of those exams. Miss Tessy girl is a sweet, beautiful, blonde-colored pup with soulful eyes and the sweetest long ears! Tessy is on the smaller side, currently weighing in at 43 lbs, with her ideal weight being 45 - 48, so she is right on track.

Tessy is very shy and wary of any new situation and gets scared from quick movements. We are showering her with lots of cuddling time and reassuring her that she is safe, warm, fed, and loved. For now, we are keeping the schedule consistent, giving her time to settle into a routine and so she feels safe.

Little Miss Tessy sleeps in a crate at night and is in her crate during the work day. The crate is her safe spot, and she will run in the bedroom to go into her crate and chill.

She eats on the outskirts of the kitchen, and I will continue to move her bowl closer into the kitchen over time. Shiny appliances can be scary.

Tessy comes to me for treats and she loves a Kong with peanut butter and plain yogurt mixed together and frozen.   

Enjoy the pictures – Miss Tessy is so beautiful inside and out!

Tessy is currently unavailable as she is not spayed and she needs some time to settle in and gain confidence. When Tessy starts looking for her forever family, she will be required to have another confident dog, a physical fence, and dog-savvy children over 13 years of age.   

Tessy 19-253
Tessy 19-253
Tessy 19-253

Adopt Me: If you think Tessy 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 Tessy's name, RAGOM number (19-253), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.