Jazz 12-109

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Happy New Life Jazz - From Anonymous

 

This dog came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder and has not been adequately socialized to humans. RAGOM requires that any adoptive homes contain a physical fence (due to the risk of escape); another fairly confident medium to large sized dog to role model from (everything is new and scary for them); no children under 10 years old in the home (normal kid behavior scares these dogs). Our goal is to find the forever family for these dogs and our experience leads us to use these criteria.

Jazz, or Jazzamatazz as we call her, is a 1 1/2 year old PB golden retriever.  She is a very petite girl, with a lighter coat of the softest fur you will ever run your fingers through.  Her eyes are not brown...they are amber.  She is truly a beautiful puppy. 

But those amber eyes are missing something...the happy, carefree sparkle that usually inhabits the eyes of a happy dog.  She has lived her entire life in a commercial dog breeding facility, and has never known the golden life.  She arrived in the twin cities just a little more than a week ago and when we brought her to our home, she would not even venture a look in our direction.  She was curled up in the tightest of balls and her head was buried under the blanket in her crate.  She would not eat or drink for two days.

But one morning, I glanced her way and saw the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen in a dog.  She was watching every move I made but when she saw me looking her way, she quickly hid her head again.  Soon,  she was just too curious to bury her head any longer....thus we started our "get to know you" journey.  She started taking water from a drip bottle, then from a dish, and not too long after that became interested in the food we put in her crate.  Hundreds of baby steps have been taken, and today, she sleeps peacefully in her "safe spot" crate with the door open, and at night she happily beds down with our resident dog underneath our bed.  Slowly, she is starting to trust us,but our work is not done.  Hundreds more baby steps need to be taken before Jazz will be secure in this life she has entered into.  A huge step in her rehabilitation...a step that would make the biggest difference in her life ...would be a permanent someone in her life to give her trust and love to.  She needs someone willing to take the time to earn  her trust and love. She is a young dog, and the right person could make a huge difference in her life, and in the process, this person could earn a loyal, golden friend. 

Because she came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder and has not been adequately socialized to humans, her adoptive home should have a physical fence in the yard, due to the risk of this dog feeling the need to escape.  Jazz will need another fairly confident, medium sized to large sized dog to be her role model, because everything is very new and scary to her...and lastly, no young children under the age of 10 in the home because normal kid behavior is scary to a dog like Jazz.  Our experience with dogs like Jazz leads us to use this criteria for her placement into adoptive homes.  . 

So....if your home fulfills this criteria, and you have a "heart for gold", come visit with our Jazzy and prepare to fall in love.

At a Glance #12-109

Golden Retriever Born: August 2010
Female Weight not specified

Status: Adopted

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

 

From Dennis and Joanne From Dennis and Joanne

In loving memory of Rudy  In loving memory of Rudy

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hi everyone. It’s Eva here. I’m Jazz’s foster sister. I thought I would write to you and let you know what a very nice (but scared) fur girl she is. I am a young girl but very confident and Jazz and I have become very good friends. She follows me everywhere, and she and I have such a good time playing in the yard. But in the house or around people she is so very scared. She just does not know how nice it is to have people love you and take care of you. Just today she let my Mom pet her for the first time. Really? She has now been here 3 weeks. Jazz, it feels so good! I cannot believe she does not know how to be a dog. Life for me is so wonderful and I keep telling her that now she is part of the Ragom family she can forget about worries. My Mom and Dad will find her the best home ever.  My Mom says we rejoice with her baby steps.  Baby? She’s older then I am.  I plan on teaching her all that I know. I’m smart. Just ask my Mom. She’s not biased at all.

I am kind of sad though. I went on the Ragom website and checked out all the dogs. Do you know that Jazz is the only puppy mill dog from Missouri that does not have a sponsor? If you knew her you could not help but love her and want to help her. If I had a job I would sponsor her. My Mom said maybe a paper route is in order. Hmmm…. I know Jazz is going to be one of the best dogs ever. If you cannot afford to sponsor her how about some spring icons? They would look so cute on her. I can type rather well and I promise you lots of pictures and updates. Pretty please??

Love you all.

Eva

Sunday, May 6, 2012

We've been fostering Jazz for a little over three weeks, and she is making good - but slow - progress. You can see what a beauty she is on YouTube.com. Search for "RAGOM rescue Jazz 12-109". 

Jazz  is still very fearful of people. She has yet to come to us, and she will back away when we approach her. However, every day we are seeing that she is trusting us more and coming a little closer to us in her pacing. In the evenings she will lie down at our feet by the sofa, and she lets us reach down and pet her for as long as we want. Often it is more comfortable to slide down next to her, and she will stay put. She's a very easy dog to care for. We use our resident golden, Eva, to usher her in and out of the house and the kennel. She demands nothing of us whether it be food, play, attention, etc. When outside on her own, her tail will go up and wag a little, and she holds her head high. When we are outside with her, she seems to smile at us as she breezes by! She is learning about dog toys and how to play with them, and she is learning how to play dog games with Eva. She is very fearful of the leash and harness, so we haven't taken her for walks. She is getting great exercise, though, running with Eva as she plays fetch. Jazz still has a lot of shell to come out of, but her eyes are brighter and she holds her head up higher each day.  

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Sponsored by:

Happy New Life Jazz - From Anonymous

 

This dog came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder and has not been adequately socialized to humans. RAGOM requires that any adoptive homes contain a physical fence (due to the risk of escape); another fairly confident medium to large sized dog to role model from (everything is new and scary for them); no children under 10 years old in the home (normal kid behavior scares these dogs). Our goal is to find the forever family for these dogs and our experience leads us to use these criteria.

Jazz, or Jazzamatazz as we call her, is a 1 1/2 year old PB golden retriever.  She is a very petite girl, with a lighter coat of the softest fur you will ever run your fingers through.  Her eyes are not brown...they are amber.  She is truly a beautiful puppy. 

But those amber eyes are missing something...the happy, carefree sparkle that usually inhabits the eyes of a happy dog.  She has lived her entire life in a commercial dog breeding facility, and has never known the golden life.  She arrived in the twin cities just a little more than a week ago and when we brought her to our home, she would not even venture a look in our direction.  She was curled up in the tightest of balls and her head was buried under the blanket in her crate.  She would not eat or drink for two days.

But one morning, I glanced her way and saw the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen in a dog.  She was watching every move I made but when she saw me looking her way, she quickly hid her head again.  Soon,  she was just too curious to bury her head any longer....thus we started our "get to know you" journey.  She started taking water from a drip bottle, then from a dish, and not too long after that became interested in the food we put in her crate.  Hundreds of baby steps have been taken, and today, she sleeps peacefully in her "safe spot" crate with the door open, and at night she happily beds down with our resident dog underneath our bed.  Slowly, she is starting to trust us,but our work is not done.  Hundreds more baby steps need to be taken before Jazz will be secure in this life she has entered into.  A huge step in her rehabilitation...a step that would make the biggest difference in her life ...would be a permanent someone in her life to give her trust and love to.  She needs someone willing to take the time to earn  her trust and love. She is a young dog, and the right person could make a huge difference in her life, and in the process, this person could earn a loyal, golden friend. 

Because she came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder and has not been adequately socialized to humans, her adoptive home should have a physical fence in the yard, due to the risk of this dog feeling the need to escape.  Jazz will need another fairly confident, medium sized to large sized dog to be her role model, because everything is very new and scary to her...and lastly, no young children under the age of 10 in the home because normal kid behavior is scary to a dog like Jazz.  Our experience with dogs like Jazz leads us to use this criteria for her placement into adoptive homes.  . 

So....if your home fulfills this criteria, and you have a "heart for gold", come visit with our Jazzy and prepare to fall in love.

Updates

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

 

From Dennis and Joanne From Dennis and Joanne

In loving memory of Rudy  In loving memory of Rudy

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hi everyone. It’s Eva here. I’m Jazz’s foster sister. I thought I would write to you and let you know what a very nice (but scared) fur girl she is. I am a young girl but very confident and Jazz and I have become very good friends. She follows me everywhere, and she and I have such a good time playing in the yard. But in the house or around people she is so very scared. She just does not know how nice it is to have people love you and take care of you. Just today she let my Mom pet her for the first time. Really? She has now been here 3 weeks. Jazz, it feels so good! I cannot believe she does not know how to be a dog. Life for me is so wonderful and I keep telling her that now she is part of the Ragom family she can forget about worries. My Mom and Dad will find her the best home ever.  My Mom says we rejoice with her baby steps.  Baby? She’s older then I am.  I plan on teaching her all that I know. I’m smart. Just ask my Mom. She’s not biased at all.

I am kind of sad though. I went on the Ragom website and checked out all the dogs. Do you know that Jazz is the only puppy mill dog from Missouri that does not have a sponsor? If you knew her you could not help but love her and want to help her. If I had a job I would sponsor her. My Mom said maybe a paper route is in order. Hmmm…. I know Jazz is going to be one of the best dogs ever. If you cannot afford to sponsor her how about some spring icons? They would look so cute on her. I can type rather well and I promise you lots of pictures and updates. Pretty please??

Love you all.

Eva

Sunday, May 6, 2012

We've been fostering Jazz for a little over three weeks, and she is making good - but slow - progress. You can see what a beauty she is on YouTube.com. Search for "RAGOM rescue Jazz 12-109". 

Jazz  is still very fearful of people. She has yet to come to us, and she will back away when we approach her. However, every day we are seeing that she is trusting us more and coming a little closer to us in her pacing. In the evenings she will lie down at our feet by the sofa, and she lets us reach down and pet her for as long as we want. Often it is more comfortable to slide down next to her, and she will stay put. She's a very easy dog to care for. We use our resident golden, Eva, to usher her in and out of the house and the kennel. She demands nothing of us whether it be food, play, attention, etc. When outside on her own, her tail will go up and wag a little, and she holds her head high. When we are outside with her, she seems to smile at us as she breezes by! She is learning about dog toys and how to play with them, and she is learning how to play dog games with Eva. She is very fearful of the leash and harness, so we haven't taken her for walks. She is getting great exercise, though, running with Eva as she plays fetch. Jazz still has a lot of shell to come out of, but her eyes are brighter and she holds her head up higher each day.