Janene 20-037A

Janene 20-037AJanene 20-037A

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Janene (called JoJo by her foster family) was surrendered to RAGOM by a commercial breeder. She has become accustomed to gentle petting and snuggling, but typical of former breeder dogs, she is afraid of most things and takes her cues from other dogs. Therefore, she will need a medium to large, confident dog in her forever home. JoJo can live with older children (age 13 or older) who are respectful of animals, and she is fine with cats. A physical fence is required to keep her safe.

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

At a Glance #20-037A

Golden Retriever 4 years old
Female 50 lbs

Available as of October 15, 2020
Fostered in Minneapolis, MN

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $400

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Another dog REQUIRED
Can live with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
Low energy
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Profile

Janene (called JoJo by her foster family) was surrendered to RAGOM by a commercial breeder. She has become accustomed to gentle petting and snuggling, but typical of former breeder dogs, she is afraid of most things and takes her cues from other dogs. Therefore, she will need a medium to large, confident dog in her forever home. JoJo can live with older children (age 13 or older) who are respectful of animals, and she is fine with cats. A physical fence is required to keep her safe.

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

Updates

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Janene (we call her JoJo and she has learned this as her name) was surrendered by a commercial breeder in Indiana. She is a beautiful 4.5-year-old Golden Retriever.

Being a former breeder momma, JoJo is extremely undersocialized. She is very shy and fearful; even after being with us for six months she still cowers and shows anxiety towards many things. She tends to sleep a lot and follows our resident dog closely, learning from her. We did start her on Prozac and that has helped some.

When JoJo came to us, we took her to her initial vet visit and found she had very bad ear infections that took multiple treatments with antibiotics to cure. She also had a bad urinary tract infection that took two rounds of meds to get rid of.

She shows classic signs of former breeder dogs. JoJo does the ‘freezing’ technique when she is fearful and anxious, which is literally what it says: she doesn't move and closes her eyes shut. Sometimes she won't go outside all day to potty so we have to pick her up so she won't get a bladder infection again.

JoJo feels safest in the house with our other two dogs, snoozing on the couch or our bed. We have tried to get her to go on walks with us, but she is just too afraid.

JoJo's favorite thing to do is follow our resident dog around and do whatever she does. It's really adorable. When we get her outside, she loves to fetch tennis balls and chase squirrels and mice. She also loves to cuddle with my husband on the couch and hide her face behind him while receiving gentle ear massages and petting.

JoJo loves to eat her breakfast and dinner and is always the first one done. We share healthy treats with her too when we are snacking while watching a movie, which she thinks is heavenly.

Jo Jo's forever family must be very calm, quiet, and understanding of her situation and her personality. I have been told that many commercial breeder dogs never get over their anxiety and fear tendencies. There must be a resident dog in her adoptive home because she watches and learns primarily from other dogs. Other dogs make her feel safe; humans to her are the bad guys.

There also must not be any children under the age of 13 in her adoptive home and they must be gentle and caring with her. Loud noises and sudden movements scare JoJo. She gets along well with our cat.

Because she is a former breeder dog and still frightened by many things, JoJo’s forever home must have a fenced yard (no invisible fencing!), because she has a tendency to flee things that scare her.

Again, she needs a quiet home with a family who will show her love and be very patient with her. My vision for JoJo's forever home is a calm environment, love flowing everywhere for this sweetheart who has been through so much trauma, and patience, patience, patience. She will thrive, it will just take time.

Adopt Me: If you think Janene would be a good fit in your home, please review our adoption process. If you have already submitted an Inquiry for Application, email [email protected] with Janene's name, RAGOM number (20-037A), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.