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At A Glance
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly10/14/2015 Not requiredNot testedPreferredYesThis is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Please join me in welcoming Jillian to her new life as a RAGOM dog. Jillian is a petite beauty - a lovely lap-sized golden mix who is small enough to pick up and cuddle or perch on your lap yet big enough to enjoy a run in the back yard with the big dogs. Honest, we haven't found a single thing about Miss Jillian that isn't just plain wonderful.
It's obvious that Jillian was a well-loved family member. The living circumstances in her original home changed and her owner lovingly surrendered her to RAGOM but not before she went out and had her groomed and lavished her with new toys and treats. It must have been a sad farewell, you can tell from Jillian's manners that she was treated well and enjoyed a very good life. Our goal is to make sure all of that continues!
Jillian absolutely enjoys playing with our dogs - young and old. She runs and romps in the backyard, chasing and being chased. She has fallen head-over-heels for my husband and follows him room to room, whimpering if he goes somewhere where she can't join him. I have to confess that we let her up on the furniture and she loves to crawl up in our laps and settle in. She also quickly let us know that she would like to sleep up on the bed with the other young dog so she's definitely made her self right at home.
Jillian has good household manners, she has figured out the routine quickly and watched the rest of the dogs to learn how things should be done. Her behavior is wonderful, she doesn't protect her toys or food, sits and takes her treats so gently you can hardly believe it. As we said, she's a small girl, around 41 pounds or so, about 18 months old, spayed, up-to-date on her shots and vaccinations and very very loveable. She has one-up, one-down ears which we find to be totally captivating. Her muzzle is dark, her fur is mid-to-dark golden and she has feathering on her rear legs and tail, all sized for the diminutive girl that she is. Most charming of all, she has a tongue that looks like she's been licking an inkwell. Some dogs have a spot, Jillian has a *lot* of black spots. It all adds up to a nice, sweet girl. She's timid at first and then once she meets you and gets comfortable she warms right up and is quite confident. The first day she was with us, she was definitely on alert, taking it all in. But now she's comfortable and has figured out all the rules. While Jillian did not live with a fenced yard, she was well-trained and does her business on a leash. She is a young, playful dog and at this time we do not think she would be a good candidate to be outside without being on a leash or in a fenced area; she is curious, energetic, likes to run for some exercise and occasionally gets frightened by mysterious sounds on the other side of the fence and we don't blame her.
Jillian has been to the vet for her wellness exam and has been microchipped. She gets along well with dogs and lived with cats in her previous home. She has not been exposed to children.
If you have room for this gentle, petite girl, please contact your placement advisor.