Kaylee 20-186

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Kaylee was rescued from a commercial breeder and is learning about life in a loving home where she enjoys the resident dogs but is still learning to trust caring humans. Kaylee will need a home with another medium to large, confident dog as her role model. Children in her forever home must be at least 10 years old. Being a flight risk, Maddie requires a physical fence. She has not been tested with cats.

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

At a Glance #20-186

Golden Retriever 7 years old
Female 70 lbs

Available as of December 13, 2020
Fostered in Burnsville, MN

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $400

Children ages 10+
Another dog REQUIRED
Not tested with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
Low energy
Children ages 10+
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Another dog REQUIRED
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Not tested with cats
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Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
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Low energy
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Kaylee was rescued from a commercial breeder and is learning about life in a loving home where she enjoys the resident dogs but is still learning to trust caring humans. Kaylee will need a home with another medium to large, confident dog as her role model. Children in her forever home must be at least 10 years old. Being a flight risk, Maddie requires a physical fence. She has not been tested with cats.

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

Updates

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Kaylee continues to make leaps and bounds in her foster home. She has now decided to be a part of the family unit and sit with us when we are in the living room. She enjoys sitting close to us and enjoys it even more when we sit on the floor and give her pets.

Like a true Golden, she will do the Golden lean and Golden nudge to get you to continue petting her. And my goodness does it work. Here are some photos of Kaylee enjoying life at her own pace.

Kaylee enjoys laying by the toy basket so she can choose what toy to grab next.
Kaylee enjoys laying by the toy basket so she can choose what toy to grab next.
She likes to keep an eye on you when you are cooking, in hopes that she can snag some of that goodness, too.
She likes to keep an eye on you when you are cooking, in hopes that she can snag some of that goodness, too.
Enjoying a nice rest on Foster Mom's lap after a petting session.
Enjoying a nice rest on Foster Mom's lap after a petting session.

Enjoy these two short videos of Kaylee:

Monday, December 28, 2020

Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to read about Kaylee. She has been in her current foster home for three weeks now and is doing wonderfully! She shows us every day how brave she is getting, and her foster family is so proud of her.

Since her last update she has seen the vet and was given a healthy evaluation. She did have a double ear infection that we have since taken care of with daily ear cleaning and drops. She was such a good girl during this time, allowing us to clean her ears with ease. She also came back negative for heartworm and fecal parasites. She is a healthy girl. We are still awaiting her spay date, but hopefully that will be in January.

Kaylee also had a bath at foster family’s favorite store, Wag 'N Wash in Lakeville. They have self-grooming tubs, which allowed us to safely give her a bath. You can see she was a bit unsure but she did relax a bit during her spa treatment.

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We also had a nice Christmas celebration at foster family’s home and Santa Paws even stopped by with a nice toy of Kaylee’s very own.

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Kaylee 20-186

We were so very proud of how brave she was, as she decided to park herself in the middle of the living room during all the unwrapping.

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Kaylee has decided she enjoys observing the household from the living room and goes where the people are. During Christmas dinner, she gently went up to her foster mom's mother and gingerly poked her asking for pets. Even though we were eating at the table, she received pets and praise for her bravery. She will ask for pets with a tiny, gentle nose poke.

Kaylee continues to do all her business outside and loves running around the yard with her foster siblings. Her tail is wagging and she is genuinely happy. She eats her meals nicely in her kennel.

She understands the following phrases: come, outside, kennel, and upstairs.

What she will need in her forever home is patience, a medium- to large-size dog companion from whom she can continue to learn, children age 10+, a fence and last but not least, all the love.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Dear Santa Paws,

I hear 2020 has been a hard year for a lot of people. Me included, until the beginning of December. I was rescued from a commercial breeder and placed in a foster home with three foster siblings. I am still adjusting to life in a loving home. When I got here, my three foster siblings all checked on me and made sure I was okay and then gave me my space to let me adjust.

In the living room I found this big bright green thing (my foster siblings called it a Christmas Tree—it’s beautiful), and I made a wish. My wish is for all of my fellow Goldens to be as happy as I am in my foster family’s home. So, Santa Paws, for the rest of 2020, I have all that I need. I will be taking my time to adjust and discover the new me.

Love, Kaylee

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If that doesn’t melt your heart… Kaylee began her new life away from breeding on December 5. Upon arrival to her foster family’s home she was scared, shut down, and overwhelmed. She met her three foster siblings without any issues; she even wagged her tail a bit, got kisses, and gave kisses.

The first night she found her safe place in the middle of the living room. Since then, she has decided to observe the world around her from the dining room, slightly behind the table.

All breeder dogs require a confident dog who are of a similar size in their forever home. Kaylee is no different, she looks to our resident dogs for support and confidence as she encounters new things and they do a great job of acting in that role model role.

We also are requiring a fence for Kaylee to keep her safe. We would consider her a flight risk as she may not have known what freedom is until now. The proof of needing a physical fence is in her first day here while in the fenced backyard and on a tie out for additional safety, she immediately went to the gate, almost seemingly looking for a way out.

At this time, we are asking for a home with children age 10+. We feel that because she is so shy and uncertain, an older dog-savvy child would be best for her.

Kaylee is adjusting to her new life and starting to show her true self. Keep watching, RAGOM supporters, this girl is going to show us that 2020 was not all bad. She does still need to see the vet and be spayed, but that doesn’t stop us from talking to potential applicants. If you are interested in adopting her, let us know.

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Adopt Me: If you think Kaylee would be a good fit in your home, please review our adoption process. If you have already submitted an Inquiry for Application, email [email protected] with Kaylee's name, RAGOM number (20-186), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.