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At A Glance
Happy Easter Ginger, such a good girl you are! Joan W
Have a wonderful Easter! Love CJ
Hi Ginger You are so beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful spring. Vickie K
Happy Spring to the Golden Seniors from Anonymous
|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.|
Please welcome gentle and beautiful Ginger, our newly arrived senior, to the RAGOM community. Once you meet her you will instantly fall in love with her. She is just that special. Ginger is 11 years old (DOB 9/01/03) and looks and behaves like a much younger dog. Whether Ginger is a purebred Golden or a Golden mix is a bit uncertain but she certainly looks Golden and has the wonderfully sweet temperament of a Golden. She is in excellent health save for taking an inexpensive med twice a day for hypothyroidism.
She came to us directly from a family residing in Minnesota with whom she had lived since she was a puppy. She was raised with 7 children and loved those children with all her heart and would place herself quietly between the children and any strangers who came to the door. The reason for her surrender to RAGOM is that the family's youngest is a special-needs child and was having difficulty understanding limits in handling Ginger. Ginger started giving small warning growls at this behavior, perhaps due to getting older, and the family sadly decided that the best thing to do for their child and for Ginger was to find a new home for Ginger and we are so grateful they entrusted her to RAGOM.
The reason Ginger has a 2014 RAGOM number instead of one for 2015 is because her surrendering owner (SO) originally contacted RAGOM last August. Ginger was accepted and given her number at that time but ultimately the SO changed her mind about surrendering Ginger for adoption right then. This is not unusual......they love Ginger very much. The SO again contacted RAGOM recently and Ginger was surrendered to us last week on January 28th and arrived here on that date.
Ginger is fully house trained, has had no accidents, has free roam throughout the house, has no separation anxiety when left here alone when I run errands, loves to go outdoors, rides beautifully in a car, rarely barks and is just a perfect little lady in all ways. She is so sweet-natured, so loving and a pure pleasure to be with at all times.
She is spayed, up-to-date on all immunizations, and heartworm, fecal and Lyme's disease tests were all negative. She was positive for Lyme's in 2007 and successfully treated.
She is a bit underweight at 50 pounds so we are working on that. She is eating a high-quality food and seems to enjoy her kibble most when it is softened with a little warm water.
Her SO reports that Ginger loves to go on runs and hikes and in isolated areas is allowed off-leash because of her excellent recall.
Finally, I am going to recommend at this time that Ginger go to a family that has at least one member home during the day or at least can see that she will never be left alone when bad weather threatens because Ginger has severe storm and fireworks anxieties. She cannot be crated because in the past she tried to chew and bite her way out and has multiple broken teeth because of that. Our veterinarian checked her teeth carefully and did not feel any extractions were needed. The SO said that during storms Ginger needs to be held and comforted. If she is alone she panics and chews. She also sent along Ginger's ThunderShirt. Ginger is such a special senior, beautiful inside and out, and will bring so much joy to her new home......storm anxiety is not an insurmountable problem nowadays.