At A Glance

  • Age: 12 years, 1 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


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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.

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