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Ginger Snap came to us from a commercial breeder through an auction house. She is two and a half years old. She is very fearful of most things, but she is starting to warm up to the people in our home. She looks to the dogs in our home for guidance. Ginger Snap is just a little peanut at 42 pounds.

To understand why RAGOM will adhere to our requirements for Ginger Snap regarding children and another dog, please read about Retired Breeding Dogs.

At a Glance #18-230A

Golden Retriever 2 years old
Female 42 lbs


Fostered in Frazee, MN

Status: Unavailable
Adoption fee: $400

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

Ginger Snap came to us from a commercial breeder through an auction house. She is two and a half years old. She is very fearful of most things, but she is starting to warm up to the people in our home. She looks to the dogs in our home for guidance. Ginger Snap is just a little peanut at 42 pounds.

To understand why RAGOM will adhere to our requirements for Ginger Snap regarding children and another dog, please read about Retired Breeding Dogs.

Updates

Monday, January 14, 2019

Ginger Snap is still busy with her family. The puppies are 6 weeks old now. They are eating more solid food and starting to nurse less.

Ginger is starting to tell the puppies that she does not want to nurse them as much. She barks at them and they listen. Mama knows best!

This week she has finally figured out that the dog bed is a very comfortable place to take a nap.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Ginger Snap continues to do well. She is doing a good job taking care of her family.

They are now five weeks old and all over five pounds. It is time to give them solid food and start weaning them off of her. She will still be involved with them and help with cleanup. With eight puppies I can use all the help I can get.

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Ginger is still very thin, and I have been trying to get some weight on her. So far it has not happening. She is eating nine to ten cups of food a day. With the puppies not nursing so often I am hopeful she will put on a few pounds.

She is letting the resident dogs get closer to her litter without getting protective of them. She still gets concerned if I pick up one of the puppies and remove it from the pen. She wants to know where her pups are.

She is getting bigger breaks outside the puppy pen. She still stays close by. When the pups sleep, so does she.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Ginger Snap is doing great! We are hanging out and watching puppies grow. Boy, are they growing. The pups are just over three weeks now. All of them are over three pounds and one is already four pounds. All of them are happy chubby pups!

Ginger is doing a great job caring for them. She is very attentive and is keeping them all full and very clean. She is producing a lot of milk. To keep her milk production up she is eating ten cups of food a day and drinks a lot of water.

The puppies all have teeth coming in and are starting to bite and play with each other.

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Ginger is such a happy girl. She loves all the attention from the people in our home. However, she is not very happy when the resident dogs walk past the puppy box. She will growl at them and tell them to get away. But when they go outside together she is fine and enjoys their company.  

Look at that beautiful smile!

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Please Note: RAGOM will not be accepting applications for Ginger Snap’s puppies until the puppies are available for adoption and are listed on our Adoptable Dogs page.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Ginger Snap has been in our home for seven weeks. We had a major breakthrough today! With a little help from her foster siblings, she has finely learned how to go up and down stairs.

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She is very busy feeding and caring for her family. The puppies are all growing nicely. They are almost two weeks old and are all over two pounds. She is doing such a great job!

Please Note: RAGOM will not be accepting applications for Ginger Snap’s puppies until the puppies are available for adoption and are listed on our Adoptable Dogs page. 

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Ginger Snap (AKA Cookie) has spent the past 60 days cooking up some beautiful treats! Let me introduce you to her creations:

  • Monster Cookie is a boy
  • Chocolate Chip is a boy
  • Teddy Graham is a boy
  • Sugar is a boy
  • Spritz is a boy
  • Fig Newton is a boy
  • Savannah Smiles is a girl
  • Peanut Butter is a boy 

Ginger Snap gave birth to 8 very large puppies on December 3rd and 4th. All of them were one pound and a few ounces. They are all doing well. She had seven boys and one girl.

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She is a good mama and doing a good job caring for them. They are all gaining weight daily and are fat and happy pups!

Please Note: RAGOM will not be accepting applications for Ginger Snap’s puppies until the puppies are available for adoption and are listed on our Adoptable Dogs page.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Ginger Snap is doing well! She is feeling good and is starting to get excited when we enter a room.

Her body has changed a lot this past week. Her belly is getting very big and she is resting and sleeping a lot more as we wait for her new family. As she's laying next to me I can see and feel her babies moving around inside of her. It is a very exciting time at our house.

At Ginger Snap’s last vet check her weight was 51.9 pounds. That is almost a ten-pound gain in three weeks. Six of them were put on in the past week and a half.

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Ginger Snap is a very sweet girl with a very soft mouth. She takes treats very nicely. She is treat motivated, and that is very helpful.

She is still fearful of going through things like doorways and gates. She will dart through and then turn around and look for me. I am hoping in time this will get easier for her.

Ginger Snap also has trouble walking on the wood floors. This is all new to her. We do keep a gate up and keep her on a carpet. I do not want her to fall down and hurt herself or the puppies she is carrying. We will work on this more after the babies come.

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We are very thankful this holiday weekend that RAGOM was able to get this girl out of the breeding system and into a loving home.

We will update again soon!

Please Note: RAGOM will not be accepting applications for Ginger Snap’s puppies until the puppies are available for adoption and are listed on our Adoptable Dogs page.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ginger Snap comes to us from a commercial breeder through an auction house. She was listed as being in heat and was witnessed mating starting in early October. This meant she could be pregnant.

She has been with me for almost three weeks. I really didn't think she was pregnant until last Saturday when I went to let her out. Her tummy seemed to be hanging a little lower. Then on Monday when I picked her up to put her in the car she felt very heavy. She only weighed 42 pounds when she came in. At the vet that day she was 45 pounds.

We went to the vet for an ultrasound and we did get confirmation that she is indeed pregnant. This will be the last litter for this little girl.

Ginger Snap is only two and a half years old. She had a litter just a few months ago. Now she is going to have another litter. I feel so bad for these breeder mamas who are pushed into having multiple litters in a year’s time.

This last litter will be a much different experience for her. She is now in a home that is warm, and her belly will be filled with food and water. She has a soft bed and people who love her. 

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Ginger Snap is very fearful of everything. She has a hard time going through doors. All noises scare her. She is starting to warm up to people. We do need to approach her very slowly. I consider her a high flight risk, so we are being very careful to use double leashes and we keep her on a tie-out in our fenced yard.

Ginger Snap will not be available for adoption until she is done raising her family. She is due around December 6, and then she will be mothering her family for about 10 weeks.

We found out that Ginger Snap does like puppies! My grand-dog Lainey came over to visit. They played nicely together! This was the first time that she played. It was so nice to see her so happy.

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We will update often! Check back and see Ginger Snap's family grow.

Please Note: RAGOM will not be accepting applications for Ginger Snap’s puppies until the puppies are available for adoption and are listed on our Adoptable Dogs page.

Unavailable: Ginger Snap is not yet ready to be adopted, and we are not currently accepting applications for Ginger Snap. Please watch for her status to change to Adopt Me before you submit an Inquiry for Application or, if you've already submitted an Inquiry for Application, before you email our application team.