Emily 19-020

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Emily came to RAGOM as one of 13 dogs from a hoarding situation. She is a healthy girl who is shy when first meeting people and dogs but warms up quickly. Emily is easily spooked by new sounds and fast movements, so her future home cannot have children younger than 10. She must have a medium to large confident dog to help her adjust to daily home life. Emily has been known to scale a four-foot chain-link fence, so she requires a tall fence to keep her safe.

At a Glance #19-020

Mixed Breed 1 year old
Female 29 lbs

Available as of April 2, 2019
Fostered in Edina, MN

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $475

Children ages 10+
Another dog REQUIRED
Not tested with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
High 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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High energy
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Profile

Emily came to RAGOM as one of 13 dogs from a hoarding situation. She is a healthy girl who is shy when first meeting people and dogs but warms up quickly. Emily is easily spooked by new sounds and fast movements, so her future home cannot have children younger than 10. She must have a medium to large confident dog to help her adjust to daily home life. Emily has been known to scale a four-foot chain-link fence, so she requires a tall fence to keep her safe.

Updates

Friday, August 23, 2019

Hi, again, Emily here with an update! This has been a really busy summer here in Foster Heaven. That’s what I’ve named this place I’m in. I’ve really been happy, hanging around with my foster sister, Charlee and our next door neighbor, Lola. We spend a bunch of time together almost every day and when Lola’s at the back gate, I can hardly contain my excitement!

Emily (at left) with a friend.
Emily (at left) with a friend.

You notice I said “our” next door neighbor. That’s because I’ve really settled into life here and I’m getting calmer and feeling more at home every day.

Dad and mom hardly ever have to coax me through the door on the way outside. If I hear a big truck go by, or the neighbor kids playing basketball, that’s a different story. But, if I’m outside and there’s someone to cuddle with, even that noise isn’t too bad anymore!

I really like the idea of having this nice, safe fence to protect me. Just before I came here, I climbed right over a four-foot chain-link fence. Dad says he’s glad they have a five- or six-foot wood fence.

In fact, he was talking to someone the other day (I listened in, because I heard him say my name) and he said they were going to change the adoption requirement to include a 5-foot or higher fence for me, as well as a confident resident dog at least my size (I’m holding steady at 30 pounds now!).

That’s probably because the coolest thing I have going on is play-time with my siblings and visits with the younger kids in the neighborhood! I love playing “tag” with the other dogs and when we come inside, Charlee and I will continue the “battle.” That involves some ear pulling and pretend fighting that might scare a smaller dog. Luckily, a calm dog like Charlee or Lola won’t mind a bit.

Emily (upper left) with the gang.
Emily (upper left) with the gang.

Back to the story about kids. Dad still thinks we need to say that my new family can’t have kids younger than 10. Mostly because younger kids are harder to train. No kidding… the 7-year-old girl next to us gets to make short visits, but Dad is always with me when kids are around, because they do make me kind of nervous.

Well that’s it for now, I’ve got to go. I’ve just figured out why Charlee loves squeaky toys and chew bones and I see one right by the back door—time for a good chew. What a life!

Oh, and hey! I’ve heard we’re going to something called Goldzilla in September. That sounds like a blast! Maybe we can meet there? I think I’d like that.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hey everyone! I’ll bet you’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing lately. Well I’ve had a pretty great month or so since you last heard about me. I've been visiting some new folks, because my original fosters had to go take care of some family stuff up north.

My new fosters and their awesome Golden girl, Charlee, took me in for a visit about three weeks ago. It’s gone so well here that I’ve ended up moving in with them so they can be my new foster family. That way I won’t be moving around so much and I can concentrate on finding a forever family. These RAGOM people are awesome! They’re all going to work together to find someone to adopt me!

Emily 19-020

Just like at my first foster home, it’s been important for me to have another dog in the house to learn from. Charlee's really OK with me just being me, which I appreciate. She has a bestie, LoLa, the black lab next door. When all three of us get together, it’s a blast!

I love playing with Charlee and Lola the neighbor dog

They’re both bigger than me, but I’m faster! I haven’t figured out why they like chasing after tennis balls and Frisbees so much, but I have to admit, it looks fun and I might try it one of these days.

We spent the first week that I was here figuring out the way things work—every family’s different you know. But I’ve been surprised and really happy to learn that my new folks are just as nice as the first ones. They also let me know that I have to listen, sit for treats, and go outside when they say. (I still don’t like doorways, but that’s getting better.)

I sort of surprised Foster Dad one day, by hiding in the egress window well. He looked everywhere! When he found me, he just picked me up and lifted me up out of there. I tried hiding there again the next day. That afternoon, a wall mysteriously appeared around that window well.

Both of the folks always talk softly to me and pet me every chance they get. Wow, what a life! I’ve even started following them around the house and cuddling, because I know they’re going to scratch my belly and let me sit next to them on the chair. They seem to watch the Twins a lot and I really like baseball, too!

Have I mentioned that I can be a little shy? Well, I’m working on that, too. And as I've gotten used to things, I've really started having fun and enjoying life in Minnesota. Here is what I'll need in my forever home:

  • a medium to large, confident, resident dog to show me the ropes,
  • a fenced-in yard, and
  • if there are children in the home they should be at least 10 years old

So, now I'm looking for a new family to welcome me into their lives full time. Let's get together for a visit soon!

Emily (right) with her friend, Charlee
Emily (right) with her friend, Charlee

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Please join me in welcoming Emily to the RAGOM family!

Emily is a 1½-year-old Golden mix and is just as sweet as she looks. Weighing in at a petite 29 pounds with a honey gold color, she looks like a mini Golden Retriever. Emily spent the first month of her RAGOM life "up north" with her temporary foster family who introduced her to living the Golden life and she so appreciates them giving her a great start!

Although she is still initially cautious when meeting new people, she will quickly warm up and want to sit next to you for scratches for as long as you can give them. She is pretty laid back when inside the house but when she's outside, she will present the cutest play bows and romping—much like a fawn, so cute to watch!

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If you're looking for Golden "forever puppy" and you think your home can provide everything that little Emily needs for a long Golden life, consider adopting Emily!

Emily 19-020

Adopt Me: If you think Emily would be a good fit in your home, please review our adoption process. If you have already submitted an Inquiry for Application, email application@ragom.org with Emily's name, RAGOM number (19-020), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.