Jemma 20-018A

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Jemma came to RAGOM from a breeder; thus her lack of socialization requires her forever home to have another confident medium to large dog to serve as a role model. Children in the home should be age 8 or older. Jemma enjoyed playing with a feline friend while visiting another foster, so she can live with cats. A fenced yard is recommended to keep her safe. Jemma's forever family must be dedicated to the socialization, training, and exercise needs of a puppy.

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

At a Glance #20-018A

Golden Retriever 8 months old
Female 20 lbs

Available as of March 11, 2020
Fostered in White Bear Lake, MN

Status: Pending Adoption
Adoption fee: $475

Children ages 8+
Another dog REQUIRED
Can live with cats
Physical fence optional
Medium energy
Children ages 8+
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Jemma came to RAGOM from a breeder; thus her lack of socialization requires her forever home to have another confident medium to large dog to serve as a role model. Children in the home should be age 8 or older. Jemma enjoyed playing with a feline friend while visiting another foster, so she can live with cats. A fenced yard is recommended to keep her safe. Jemma's forever family must be dedicated to the socialization, training, and exercise needs of a puppy.

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

Updates

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Jemma slept on her way back from the vet today. She spent a few hours there with pokes and prods and X-rays and differing theories on what might be making her tummy so upset.

She eats good food and drinks plenty of water but she expels a lot, too. She’ll go back tomorrow for a study to watch the dye travel through her digestive track. Hopefully it’s nothing but keep her in your prayers, please!

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Good morning,

Jemma here. I might be looking a little guilty because my foster mom didn’t stop me from digging a nice big hole for her to plant something BUT my foster dad wasn’t happy because I dug with such gusto that the dirt was everywhere!

And while I was digging to China I caught my first vole. They are ugly little creatures but I just tossed him to my foster sister, Cala, who was delighted to play catch with a critter. What fun!

As I am getting better on my leash, my walks are getting longer and longer. There are new smells everywhere—I can’t contain myself! And I don’t know who “Heal” is but mom is always calling for him.

As I strut down the lake trail, keeping physical distance as best I can, I’m admired by people and dogs a lot. I guess I’m just cute!

Right now is a great time to bird watch from the arm chair when I’m having one of my naps. Foster mom has bird feeders and bird baths and it’s a bird blast out there!

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Hello, it’s me, Jemma. Today I am feasting quietly and getting some nice yummy canned food. The doctor made me eat it. Foster Mom was all aflutter when I started “booting” and she took me into the vet. My tummy hurt because it appears I ate a rock.

Rest day today.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hello, Jemma here with the latest about me. 

I am a very happy and patient girl. I’ve changed a lot since I first got here. For example, my dog sister and I play every day and I’m catching on that she is no spring chicken. So, even though I’m about 4½ months old, I hump her. I do it all the time and I think she’s getting the message that I want a place in the pecking order. 

The other dogs here poop a lot. I poop and then eat it up, then have to go clean up after the other dogs, too. My two-leggers scream with disgust but I don’t know why?

I’m getting better on a leash. I am not exactly heeling but I do understand if I pull too hard, I’ll only hurt myself so I avoid that unless something spooks me. 

I have learned I love cats. While spending a week at a babysitters house, I discovered their cat and had many gleeful play sessions with it. I am also gleeful when I see other four-leggers and new people.

Last but not least, the resident dogs (my four-leggers) have showed me how to take a journey to the center of the earth and catch some borrowing rodents along the way!

At the end of the day I am ready for my nap!

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

My name is Jemma and I’m PDC (pretty darn cute).

I love to snuggle and I hate to disappoint, but I find myself in this position a lot. It’s what I do when I’m unsure or afraid. Foster Mom now lets me out through the sliding back door. She knew I didn’t like the laundry room door because I kept telling her (by doing this or by snaking across the floor on my tummy—pretty neat trick).

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That laundry room door can open and close itself and it scares the Bijeebins out of me but I’m always so happy to see people that I try to get closer and closer but then I see it move and I got into my “please don’t make me do it mode.”

Overall, I’m a happy little lady, just a bit shy with new things.

I’m looking for a home with another dog that makes the rules. I don’t want to be a leader, that’s too much work! But I like to move and when I get bored, I like shoes more than anything!

I’m a really good, silky, snuggly girl who like movies, fires, and long walks. Would I fit in at your home?  I don’t want to snuggle with anyone that’s going to get mad if I make a mistake. I’ll try very hard but sometimes I need to know things. Do you like to teach?

I think my name (Jemma) is fitting because it’s kind of like me...a little different but totally legit.

This is where I sit while foster mom works in her office. There is a cozy fire. Foster mom lets me sit on her lap while she is on conference calls, and from this pillow I have a view of all the birds outside the window. It’s my happy place. Don’t I look good on red?

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Jemma is a very gentle little lady. Her ears are still a bit big for her little head so she could pass as the doppelganger for Lady in Lady and the Tramp. Little she may be but she is a fast growing, purebred, light-colored Golden Retriever who has a lot of love to share. She’s a beauty inside and out.

Jemma has a medium energy level: she can be pretty chill during her many naps but also does her share of zoomies around the back yard (ears flopping with her) as she chases one of our resident dogs. She’s been around a few weeks and I have yet to see her go all out crazy town!

Jemma will need socialization classes and obedience classes. With both, she’ll need patience and extra help, given her shyness and fear.

Jemma is still learning to walk on a leash. It’s a new concept to her and she likes to hold it, doesn’t like to trip over it, consistently pees on it, and is careful not to let it tug (that’s two of us) on her tender little neck.

When she arrived, she had a sneezy cold and hacking cough but one course of antibiotics and all is good.

Jemma’s favorite pastime is shredding any newspaper I have set aside to “read later.” And, like many of our fun-loving Golden Retriever friends, they have some kind of distant relation to Imelda Marcos—it’s all about the shoes! (and the tootsie poops).

Jemma came to RAGOM from a breeder operation and is a shy, gentle girl but can be fearful in certain situations that are often unforeseeable. For this reason, she should be placed with children the age of 8 or older.

Jemma will require another dog in the home: a confident, medium to large dog to serve as her role model. Jemma missed some important socialization time and she doesn’t always have established confidence. However, she is confident when a fellow dog (from her own pack) is with her, and she’ll play and have fun.

When alone, she can be very anxious in new situations. She will shiver with fear in many new or sometimes even familiar conditions. She is comforted when sees a fellow pack mate and will go to them for reassurance. She is a submissive girl, so there should be no worry of Jemma trying to establish herself at the top of the pecking order.

Jemma has not been tested with cats but given she doesn’t care much about the squirrels in the back yard, while our resident dogs are going crazy to get outside, I venture to guess she would either be OK or would easily adapt. The cat, as any cat would, may feel free to assume him/herself alpha of the kingdom without any protest from Jemma.

Jemma is learning to walk on a leash and likes to get out for her walks. She spends time following the other dogs around while in the fence in the back yard. Because Jemma does have some insecurities and can be frightened easily, it would be best for her to be in a fenced-in yard so she doesn’t get spooked and dart off beyond boundaries.

How cute am I?
How cute am I?
Those big dogs have a lot of energy.
Those big dogs have a lot of energy.
Jemma following her spay surgery.
Jemma following her spay surgery.
Sweet, shy Jemma.
Sweet, shy Jemma.

Pending Adoption: Jemma has found her forever home.