Jessie 18-011A

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Profile

Jessie is a very sweet but timid former commercial breeder dog who is learning about living in a home and being loved. Initially Jessie had to be carried up and down the stairs and in and out of the car as she had no idea of the outside world. She is just a peanut of a girl, but she has a big heart and wants to please but has no idea what you are asking of her. In her foster home Jessie is becoming accustomed to everyday activities and noises such as the vacuum, clothes dryer, TV, and phone. She is trying so hard to be brave. Please watch for updates!

At a Glance #18-011A

Golden Retriever Born: August 2014
Female 51 lbs

Status: Adopted

Profile

Jessie is a very sweet but timid former commercial breeder dog who is learning about living in a home and being loved. Initially Jessie had to be carried up and down the stairs and in and out of the car as she had no idea of the outside world. She is just a peanut of a girl, but she has a big heart and wants to please but has no idea what you are asking of her. In her foster home Jessie is becoming accustomed to everyday activities and noises such as the vacuum, clothes dryer, TV, and phone. She is trying so hard to be brave. Please watch for updates!

Updates

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Jessie went home today with her perfect forever family. She will have a wonderful mom for Mother's Day and a great new dad, along with a young RAGOM brother to play with and a older RAGOM boy to keep watch over them. Thank you, RAGOM, for rescuing Miss Jessie and thanks to the V family for giving her a Golden life!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Jessie has been such a wonderful girl! She loves everyone she has met and is such an easy dog to have around. She does love her walks and all the new smells.

Not much new to report on Jessie, although yesterday her foster brother Denver went to his new family and she does not have her playmate and misses that. My two senior resident dogs do not play for long. Jessie goes on longer walks with me and that helps her with her socialization, as she is very social and wants to meet kids, people and dogs, of course.

Jessie is small enough to get under Denver when they play
Jessie loves to play with Denver

Saturday, April 21, 2018

What a wonderful girl Jessie is becoming. Jessie has the gentle sweet spirit of an Angel, that is the only way to describe her. She  does not meet people with exuberance  but with a calm slow  steady walking up to people for a meet and greet tail wagging all the way.  .

Jessie loves her walks. Because of her background she can startle at new things on a walk, ( mostly loud unexpected noises or a runner coming up behind her) I have her tethered to me with a leash around my waist so if she does get frightened I don't have to be concerned that the leash could come out of my hand. She walks like a dream on a flat collar either behind you or by your side. When I walk her with two other dogs it is easy to forget she is there until she sneaks her head under your hand for a pet.

Jessie sometimes reminds me of a cartoon character because she has the cutest ways of expressing her joy for life in her body contortions. 

I think Jessie would even make a wonderful therapy dog because of her calm nature.  

Every once in a while you foster a dog that captures your heart and you don't think you could ever part with them, Jessie is that dog for me. I have wrestled with keeping her, I know this is a good home but there is one thing I cannot provide for her and that is another young dog to play with. She lives with two senior dogs and  she respects their space and everyday does the best dance and play bows to get them going but after two minutes of play they are done. Jessie has a foster brother who is eight months old and they play, wrestle and chase for hours but he will be going to his new home soon and she will be without a playmate.

A young playful confident dog is what is required for her in her forever home, no compromises on this.

If you think you can provide what Jessie needs please put in your application.

Jessie and foster brother Denver enjoying butcher bones side by side

Thursday, March 29, 2018

I am so proud of Jessie! She is such a sweet dog and is learning all things are not so scary. She has two resident dogs who give her confidence when she is feeling anxious. When you foster a dog from a large breeding facility (over 100 dogs) you understand how important it is to have a least one confident medium or large dog to observe how they handle situations without being anxious and that in turn gives the other dogs confidence that nothing bad will happen.

When Jessie first came she could not figure out how to get down even one step. She would get her front feet down but her back feet just did not follow. 

Trying to do four steps was quite comical but now she races up the stairs. There are so many things that we take for granted from our own dogs who were raised in a loving home that are totally strange to these breeder dogs.  Tea kettle going off, TV, all the things most dogs are exposed to as puppies all have to be experienced at a later age.  

This is Jessie's favorite way to relax - she is so cute! She is keeping her paws crossed that she will be able to be up for adoption very soon!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Jessie has been in our home for a few weeks now and has started to settle in. She loves her crate to run into when she becomes anxious and peeks out when she feels brave. She already knows her name and will come right up to you when you are taking her for a walk. When she first came to our house, car rides would frighten her and she had to be picked up. But now she will jump right into her crate because she knows a car ride means a walk by Lake Superior. 

Jessie is marked as temporarily Unavailable as she needs more time in her foster home to adjust to her new life. Everyday noises frighten her; she is on high alert to the sound of the furnace or refrigerator turning on, etc. Over time she will accept these things as normal. One day she is ever so brave and then the next she becomes anxious. It is a process, but she is doing well and will soon be confident enough to be adopted!

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