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At A Glance
I would like to welcome sweet Daisy Mae into the RAGOM family. Daisy joined us on Sunday so we are still getting to know her, but so far she is just a sweet senior gal looking for her new family. I have the pleasure of taking care of Daisy for this week until her permanent foster family returns from a trip, and then she will head over there until she is adopted.
Daisy was in the same home since she was a puppy and they surrendered her through no fault of her own. She is 9 years old now and will turn 10, June 3rd. Yep, that is her real birthday so we will help her celebrate!
Daisy has her AKC papers, weighs 68 pounds, has a slight under bite and has a soft and beautiful red coat with a little gray. Daisy is a little shy and so far not super extroverted but she has gotten along excellent with everyone she has met so far—humans and dogs. She immediately seemed to feel comfortable with my 2 fur-boys as they watched over her. I think that has really helped her to adjust to her new surroundings. When I first got her I was a little perplexed with her low growl in different scenarios and it was mostly around me and not the dogs! I shortly realized that it was just her talking, maybe expressing some concerns, but in no way has it escalated. Her previous family confirmed that she has never snapped at any human or dog, but it was just her sound of expression. After getting to know her a bit better, I can hardly imagine her hurting a flea.
Daisy seems to be in great shape and health. She is taking antibiotic eye drops for her right eye. I’m not sure what is going on, but will report back when she visits the vet on Friday. She is spayed, up-to-date on her shots and will start her heart worm preventative after we visit the vet. Daisy has a good appetite, takes treats very nicely, knows some basic commands and loves to go for walks. Daisy grew up with 3 children, so she is used to being around kids, but I have not tested that at my house yet. Nor have I had the opportunity to cat test her, but just a wild guess tells me she will be just fine as she has not shown any prey drive on our walks.
I have given her free roam of my house since day one while I’m at work and so far nothing has moved one inch while I’m gone. It’s funny having 3 large dogs roaming around in my little house all day and you would never know it—other than the fur I have on my rugs, you would never know they were even there. When I’m home, you know they are there because they are all at my side! Daisy is completely potty trained and has a very particular routine on when she likes to go out and do her business and when she expects to be fed! So we just go with her schedule!
I think Daisy would be fine in a home with dogs or no other dogs. I do think that she needs companionship and your attention and not be left alone too much. I have seen no signs of Daisy trying to run off, so I think a fenced yard is optional.
Unless the vet reports otherwise, I believe Daisy is ready for her forever family. If you are interested in a quiet, sweet, low maintenance companion contact your placement coordinator.