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At A Glance
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Hello, all! I'd like to take this moment to introduce you to one of RAGOM's newest members, Flynn! Flynn is a 1 1/2 year old, 78-pound, purebred, and neutered male Golden Retriever. Flynn was lovingly surrendered to RAGOM by his owner who moved in with her parents; she wanted to do what was best for Flynn, so she entrusted RAGOM to find him the best possible home! Flynn had a vet checkup, was brought up-to-date on his shots, given heart worm and flea and tick preventative, and was given a clean bill of health!
Flynn arrived at our house in Iowa on Monday , and he's fitting in like a glove alongside our 1 1/2 year old female Golden Retriever, Sadie. Sadie and Flynn are only 11 days apart in age, so there is boundless energy in our house. They enjoy running and chasing each other, tugging toys, and wrestling. We have a fenced-in backyard, and he loves to run around in that, so a fenced-in yard is preferred in his forever home, but it's not required; if you don't have a fence, but you could provide Flynn with socialization and exercise (doggie daycare, walks, obedience, etc) he would be just fine in your home. Another dog in the home is optional as well. Flynn needs the typical amount of exercise that a 1 1/2 year old dog does, but he's not bouncing off the walls with energy either. Currently, we are thinking children 10 and up, as Flynn still does jump up sometimes during his greetings, and that may be too much for a younger child to handle due to his size. Flynn is also cat friendly, as he doesn't pay much attention to them and allows them to come and go in peace :-).
One thing about Flynn that his forever family needs to be aware of is that he does occasionally guard high-value toys or items (i.e. bones or Kong toys). We have not witnessed Flynn being aggressive at all; he merely lets out a low growl and walks away, no lip-curling and no aggression. He's just letting you know that he'd prefer if you would stay out of his bubble when he has his special toy or bone. We are working through this by trading Flynn his high-value toy for a high-value treat (i.e. steak, chicken, warm hot dogs, etc). This is working wonderfully for him, and he's already becoming much more willing to give up his prized possessions :-). He simply needs a family who is willing to help him realize his things are safe and that they will always be there when he wants them. He's a very quick learner, and he's already doing SO well!
Flynn is a beautiful and fantastic dog with so much potential. If you'd like to meet him or know a bit more about him, please contact your placement advisor!