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At A Glance
March 17, 2011
We’d like to WELCOME BACK Frisbee, a 7.5 yr. old, gorgeous, pure bred Golden Retriever, with papers showing his Champion blood lines. Frisbee is very happy, healthy and looking for what everyone most desires…a family that is willing to give him time, love, companionship and most of all—commitment!
If some dogs have all the LUCK, Frisbee would be the one without a drop of it looking at his history. Let’s recap...
This wonderful boy first came into RAGOM as a 1 yr. old after his family decided they would no longer have time for Frisbee with a brand new baby in the house. His 2nd “forever” family returned Frisbee after 5 years because they too became came too busy and no longer had time for Frisbee…nor did they feel they could handle a growing “leash aggression” issue that was developing in Frisbee. Both families noted that Frisbee was good with other dogs, cats, and kids. From his 2nd family, it was noted that Frisbee got along with other dogs at dog parks and doggie day care, but when Frisbee was restrained on a leash and/or on a tie out, he reacted with anxiety and lashed out and barked at selective dogs. So Frisbee returned to RAGOM with some issues to work through.
Luckily for him, Frisbee’s foster home in 2009 had another dog for Frisbee to learn good things from (as did his 1st foster home) and great foster parents that were committed to helping him thrive---and thrive he did! Soon, Frisbee found his 3rd “forever” family that were committed to continuing what Chad and Carla had started---unfortunately, the family is divorcing, and Frisbee is once again surrendered back to RAGOM. It was noted that the family stopped working with Frisbee and that daily leashed walks became few and far between and with this lack of exercise, mental stimulation, and good doggie social interaction, a new issue began to surface….the family noted some resource guarding/nipping issues. Anyone see a pattern here???
Frisbee spent 2 weeks in boarding and while there under-went a behavior evaluation for the resource guarding issue and I’m thrilled to tell you he PASSED with FLYING COLORS!
So...on 3/12/2011--Frisbee was welcomed into his 3rd foster home…with 3 resident dogs! And truth be told…I was a bit nervous as to how he would react to the resident dogs…that is…until I saw that sweet face! And after proper introductions were made...one by one...with a loose leash...and much to my surprise, it was a non-issue nor have there been any issues between Frisbee and our dogs---actually quite the opposite. He's blended right into our pack! These photos were taken on the 1st and 2nd day after he arrived.
Frisbee is the “relaxed” one on the right with
foster sister and brother
It was also noted at his previous home that Frisbee didn’t like toys other than a game of Tug-o-War. But if you could have seen his face light up when he saw the toy box…you wouldn’t have believed it. He LOVES stuffed animals, balls, tug toys, socks…and brings you something whenever he wants to play…or sleep J
OK…so now I’m thinking I picked up the wrong dog from boarding…right?
So FAR….this is what we have experienced with Frisbee:
We really REALLY like this boy and still think we possibly picked up the wrong dog from boarding!
I’m sure we will learn more and more about Frisbee and he will show us more of who he is and what he needs to feel safe and loved. We are no longer looking for a “forever” home---since he’s had 3 of those kind…but we ARE looking for his PERMANENT home and from what I've discovered through reading his notes and living with him, I truly believe he needs to have the following in his permanent home:
We will be attending the RAGOM event on Saturday at the Quarry PetSmart on 3/19. Frisbee will be accompanied by Resident Miley (RAGOM dog #08-005) and we’ll stay for as long as everyone is comfortable and having fun! Please come out and give Frisbee a very special WELCOME BACK!