Glitter

(Ranger)

#14-423

At A Glance


  • Age: 7 years, 11 months
  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 15.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted

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In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Entered Foster Care Fence Kid Friendly Another Dog Cat Friendly
12/26/2014 Preferred, but not required
YesOptional Yes
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Though the name Glitter does reflect this puppy's personality, we call him Ranger in memory of Ranger 13-020 who passed away a few days before Christmas. Ranger is a ~19-week-old male Golden mix (estimated DOB 8/25/2014). He was rescued from the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska, along with his littermates, Tinsel 14-421 and Sparkle 14-422.

The day after joining RAGOM, Ranger became very ill and tested positive for parvovirus. He spent one week at an emergency veterinary clinic where they provided extraordinary supportive care. Ranger fought hard and was finally well enough to be released to our care on December 26. He is recovering nicely and one would never guess how sick this little boy had been. Ranger has a great appetite and looks like a typical happy, healthy puppy.

On January 5, Ranger went back to the vet for a checkup and Dr. M. was very pleased with his recovery. At 21 pounds, he has already gained back a third of the weight he lost during his illness. Ranger was brought up-to-date on his vaccinations and microchipped. The fecal examination indicated coccidia, which is being treated with Albon. Ranger is too young to check for heartworm, so that test will need to be done when he is ~ 7-8 months old. Finally, Ranger still needs to be neutered. However, Dr. M. would like to wait until Ranger gains an additional five pounds, so we estimate that he will be ready for neuter in about two weeks. By that time, he will no longer be shedding virus and can be considered parvo-free.

Now on to the fun stuff! Ranger is a very energetic, playful puppy and we are having a blast with him! He loves kids of all ages, is fine with our cats, and gets along great with our three resident dogs. His first few days here were very typical for a new puppy...teaching him which objects are okay to chew (toys: yes, hands: no!) and of course, potty training. Ranger is super smart and is catching on to potty training remarkably fast. We take him out every ~2-3 hours during the day and right after meals. He knows the command "go potty" and goes to the bathroom almost immediately (always a plus in the winter!). Ranger has free roam of the house as long as someone can keep an eye on him. He's only in his crate when he is unattended and at night. As one might expect, the first few nights were a little teary. But he sleeps through the night now.

Above all, Ranger is incredibly affectionate and just wants to be with his people. He is a confident little fellow and, so far, nothing seems to bother him. Car rides are cool, vacuum cleaners are noisy chew toys, and the vet is a great guy (true!).


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