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At A Glance
"In memory of Corky (RIP 2015)- it only gets better from here golden girl! xoxo"
Bonnie, Clark and Randi 13-189
"Welcome to the RAGOM family, Honey"
From John West
From Chance 14-401
Best Wishes from Robert Martin!
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
|Entered Foster Care
|Prefers to be the only dog
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Calling all fans of senior dogs: we have a sweetheart for you! Honey is a 10 year-old, purebred Golden Retriever and a retired breeding gal looking for her retirement home. Honey is dark red in color and weighs 66 pounds. She is very mellow and enjoys laying around, however she is still very healthy and youthful despite her age. Honey lived outdoors, so she is not technically house trained, but she has not had any accidents in the week that we have had her. Honey is very obedient and we were told she likes to hunt and swim. She is crate trained, walks nice on a leash, doesn't jump up on people, and loves snuggles and pets.
Honey had her initial vet visit last week and was brought up to date on shots. Her fecal, heartworm, and tick borne disease tests were all negative. We are treating her for an ear infection in both ears. Her lab work looked fine. The vet found a mammary tumor, which is common in older unsprayed females. She also has a mass on her skin by her right hip. Both of these masses will be removed when she is spayed on September 28th and will be sent for testing. Honey has been quite itchy, but her skin and coat look great, so we are trying some over the counter allergy medication to see if that helps.
Honey has a high prey drive and should not live with cats. Honey also has a history of not getting along with other female dogs. Since arriving at our home, she has been growling and showing her teeth at both our male and female dogs. We have been keeping her tethered to one of us so we can correct this behavior and provide constant supervision with the other dogs. She seems to be nervous about all the changes and finds comfort in being near people but wants space from the other dogs. As she has settled in we have been giving her more freedom and our dogs have already learned that she needs space. We will continue to be cautious, but so far we have learned to coexist. For this reason, we believe that Honey would do best as an only dog in her Furever Home.