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At A Glance
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly4/15/2015 Required
Yes, all ages
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Please welcome Levi to the RAGOM family! He is a 14-month-old (birthday of 2-5-14) Goldendoodle/Lab mix. He was purchased by his previous owner as a puppy and was surrendered to RAGOM due to his owner's being deployed with the military. His owners made the tough decision to find Levi a permanent, stable home and with his personality, that is not going to be a problem for this goofy guy.
Levi has been a very easy foster to have in our home and we instantly fell in love with him. He is completely house-trained, does not counter-surf, does not jump up on people, has not gotten into anything he shouldn't (YET!), and is kenneled while we are gone. His favorite toy is a rope toy, but he also loves to fetch tennis balls. He's funny to watch when he gets excited as he'll spin in circles and do a happy dance.
We have walked Levi with a harness and he doesn't pull too much. He's excited to be out and likes to look at everything around him. Levi used to live with a cat and has done great with our dog. We haven't experienced any food or resource guarding. He doesn't think our dog should get attention, though, and will nicely push her aside at times. Levi just LOVES attention and being where his people are. I mowed the lawn on Sunday and he followed me half the laps around the yard!
Levi can be shy/timid when he first meets people. He was under our dining room table and wouldn't come to me for about the first 1/2 hour that he was here. Then, we all went for a walk and came back to play in the backyard and he has been fine since. I work from home, so he has really bonded with me and trusts me in just a few days. It's something to keep in mind when meeting new people and new situations that it could take a little bit of warming up before he melts and just loves the attention.
As far as Levi goes medically.... he has had some ear issues, which are very common. You'll just have to keep his ears clean and dry and put drops in for a few days if they do end up getting irritated. He did come to us eating a limited-ingredient dog food. It's not uncommon for dogs to be on limited-ingredient foods. I don't know the exact reason, but my thought is to try and help with his ears and also it sounds like he can get loose stools when stressed or changes occur. As long as he does well on his food, you may not want to change it. The last big thing Levi had was a broken back leg in October. He had surgery and 2 pins put in to repair it. He has had a limp, so we had it X-rayed at his exam this week and found one of the pins is actually sticking out of the bone and is causing the tissue to be irritated around it. Levi is having the pin removed on 4-30 and as far as recovery, the vet actually expects him to limp less and be better than he is today! His knee has healed nicely according to the X-ray and the other pin is good, but he may always end up limping after a lot of exercise and there really isn't anything else that can be done if this doesn't help 100%.
If you would like to meet this fun, happy, and amazing boy, please let your placement advisor know!