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At A Glance
|A portion of Jadyn's medical care was paid for by a generous grant from the Golden Retriever Foundation's April Fund|
Congrats on your weight loss, Jadyn! Bailey and Josie Johnson
Merry Christmas to the Golden Seniors! From Anonymous
Meet Jadyn, a 9 year-old, pure bred, spayed, female Golden Retriever. She is one sweet girl!
Jadyn wasn't always receiving her meds on a regular basis and was being fed people food. She came into RAGOM care about 30 pounds overweight and very sore in the back end. She has mild-moderate arthritis in her hips and torn ACLs in both knees. Surgery can be done on her knees but she needs to lose weight first in order to have the best recovery.
Jadyn has made great progress in her first week in foster care.
Day one it was tough for Jadyn to stand long enough to go potty but by day two she was following us around the yard. One week later and our friends have commented on how much better she is getting around. She can walk a couple house lengths before needing to rest. But she rests a few times on the way back home. She loves her walks though. When she sees neighbor dogs out on her walk she now whines because she wants to go meet them.
Day one Jadyn totally ignored the ball that I handed her. Now she will seek out and fetch tennis balls. She's also been rolling around on her back in the grass. I think she's learning how to be a dog again. Remember that windy storm on Friday night? Our firepit is full of sticks that came down in it. Jadyn spent a good portion of yesterday afternoon pulling out sticks and shredding them into small pieces. It took some clean-up afterwards but I figured every little movement is burning calories, right?
Jadyn has met 9 dogs, 7 kids and about 20 adults and she did great with them all. She loves to be petted! When the 10 month-old was crawling towards her yesterday, she turned and crawled TOWARDS him. How cool is that!?!? The other kids were ages 5 - 10 and she loved all of them. Her previous owners said she was fine with cats, but we haven't tested that.
There are so many more good things to tell about Jadyn, but those will have to wait. For now, we are going to focus on helping her lose weight so she can have knee surgery. She's down to 95.2 pounds, so check back often to track her progress. If you've ever had a dog that had knee surgery you know how expensive it is. If anyone could contribute, Jadyn would really appreciate it!