At A Glance

  • Age: 11 years, 9 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Entered Foster Care Fence Kid Friendly Another Dog Cat Friendly
 12-13-2014 OptionalYes - all ages  NoNo 
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Hello RAGOM families, meet Jake, a very sweet PB male.  He turned 4 in November, weighs 62 pounds, with a beautiful red coat.  He is neutered, UTD on vaccinations, has a microchip, and has a clean bill of health.  Jake was lovingly surrendered to RAGOM by a family that had a sudden change in living situation and felt that he needed more room to play and exercise.  He is an affectionate boy who longs for a loving family, playing ball and stability in his life.

Jake has been a joy to have in our home.  He loves to be around humans and is wonderful with children.  He came from a home with 3 boys and is currently living with 2 young girls, 18 months and 4 years old.  He adores them, allowing them to play ball, feed him treats, pet and play with him.

Jake has great manners in our home.  He is gentle, sits, does not counter surf or take food from our young children (even though the opportunity presents itself often) and has shown no signs of guarding.  He knows the difference between the kid toys and his toys.  He love car rides and does really well in the car.  When we are away from the home, Jake stays in our 4-season porch with the door shut.  He does well with this for short or longer workday stints.  I imagine he would also do fine having free roam.

At first Jake struggled to walk on a leash without pulling.  He has made significant progress walking and running with a gentle leader.  We run Jake once a day and he loves his exercise.  We do not have a fenced in yard so as a foster, not yet ready to train on the electric fence, Jake has been enjoying sitting outside on a tether, taking in the smells and getting fresh air.  He does well with this but I can tell he would love more freedom overtime, once a relationship and boundaries are formed.  We have been taking him to a fenced in area for him to run free and play fetch.  He loves to play ball and frisbee.

Jake will need a loving family that is willing to invest time and dedication to helping him work through his fear of other dogs.  This was shocking to us as he is so wonderful with humans!  Per his surrendering family, this is a new fear that Jake has exhibited after living with another dog for a short period of time as his family transitioned to a new home.  The family is unsure of what may have happened with the other dog in the home, while Jake was visiting.  He shows signs of aggression (growling, lifting his ghouls) to warn other dogs.  He will literally hug your leg if another dog is present.  We have experienced this a few times since he has been in our home.  At the vet he encountered another dog and was very reluctant, growling.  After having multiple meetings with our neighbor dog, he has his guard up but has become less aggressive as the meetings go on.  When out on walks around the neighborhood, he does great with other dogs on leashes walking by, it is just when the other dog gets real close or sniffs him.  Jake would do best in a home with no other animals, as well as an environment where dogs aren’t running freely, until he is able to gain trust and work through his fears.

Jake is an incredible dog!  He is a loving, playful, companion that will be the greatest buddy for a family!    If you are interested in Jake, please let your placement advisor know.

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