Lost (Morgan 07-246)

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Sponsored by: Keith and Sally Carlson Hi all.  Here is Morgan.  She is a very serious puppy mill dog that came up from MO in April.  She has been with us for 3 weeks now and still runs from people in fear. She is about 2.5 years old.  She is very timid and panicky around loud noises or sudden movement.  She is not quite house trained yet.  She had 8 week old pups (Levi, Wrangler, and Guess) that came with her and her belly is still dragging a bit. She weighed in at 60 pounds. The picture of her under the kitchen table is how we see her most of the time.  It is a safe spot for her, as is her doggie bed.  When she runs to it she will lie down and let me approach her, but she is very frightened.  If I get down on her eye level she is more willing to let me touch her.  She definitely has to be in an enclosed yard or on a leash or she will run.She has the sweetest personality.  She is starting to blossom outside now.  She loves to run and is an enthusiastic squirrel hound.  She likes to be outside and she likes to dig!  Morgan will definitely have to go to a home that has another dog, as she has no clue what dogs are supposed to do.  For her, it is just going to take some time for her to build up that trust in people again.  But she is a very loving and gentle dog.  She fits in anywhere and has no aggression or resource guarding issues and she likes our cat as well.  She will make some family a very good pet, but they will need patience and understanding in dealing with her fears. She is a beautiful dog.      
 

At a Glance #07-246

Golden Retriever Born: April 2004
Female Weight not specified

Status: Adopted

Updates

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Here is our latest update on Morgan.  This weekend she had her first experience with visiting with a new family and I have enclosed new pictures of her time down on the farm. We needed to go out of town so Morgan went to visit her friend, Truit.  She was pretty nervous the first night,  had a little oopsie on their rug, but all was forgiven when she settled in.  Her doggie bed was her safe place, but as the time wore on she ventured out to inspect the house and all of the animals.  She and Truit were best buds, but she shared her sleeping arrangements with Louie the cat.   They spent their days outside playing and inspecting the other animals. Morgan even ventured out to meet the family horse.  I was told she never bothered the chickens or ducks and was a real trooper helping out in the garden. Most of all it was just a great experience for her to get outside and meet new people and dogs.  She really needs to learn she can trust people again.  She is such a sweetheart.   Of course when we got home and she was reunited with Jade, she was all play and attitude.  It was great to see her so bouncy and comfortable enough to run and boss Jade around.  We have all settled in for the week now, ready to relax again at home.  But this next weekend will bring the newest challenge - It's Family Reunion time at the cabin!  Stay tuned for our latest installment of how that all went next week!     

Monday, June 18, 2007

At long last an update on Morgan!  She has recovered from her allergic reaction to her stitches and is ready to find her permanent home.  She has come such a long way since we brought her in almost 3 months ago.  her socialization is a slow process.  But, we go to ball games and for walks and she slowly warms up to people.  Mostly she hides between my legs, but she is very approachable and loves to have people pet her, she just isn't fearless enough to seek them out.  She is very good with all ages and has no resource guarding issues at all.  She has a few quirks - like she won't come in the house unless your back is to her (so she can scoot by undetected) and she will start to approach you, but at the last minute chickens out and runs for her bed.  but, once in her safe haven she loves for you to pet her.  She's quite a beggar when meat is around and will sidled right up close to get her fair share.  She loves to run and chase after squirrels, but usually the first thing she does when she goes outside is roll over on her back and wiggle like crazy to scratch her back.  She is an avid squirrel hound and when left to her own devices in the back yard she will find some hole to dig in or create a new one of her own.  She also loves to chew, but mostly sticks and bones.   Morgan is just learning how to play with toys.  She runs with my dog when I throw the ball but, doesn't really know what to do with it.  but, yesterday I saw her run for Jade's toy and pick it up and carry to the house. Rough housing and tug O' war is not part of her playtime yet as it is too scarey for her. But she is a racer and when outside tears around the yard chasing Jade and begging her to play with her.  Morgan greets other dogs appropriately, but she is timid with them.  You can just see her free spirit begging to get out, but she still has a way to go yet in the trust department.   She is a very quiet dog, rarely barks and is always happy to see me when I come home or get up in the morning.  Morgan will definitely need to go to a gentle and loving family that has another dog to help her learnt he ropes of being a dog.  But, she is young and healthy ( and quickly gaining her svelte pre-mommy figure back!) and very loving.  She will be a loyal and devoted companion for any family.  She also wants to thank Keith and Sally Carlson for sponsoring her and patiently waiting for her updates.  Many thanks for all your support. Morgan is an easy dog to live with if you are just patient with her.  She wants to trust you so badly but, people in the past haven't been trustworthy and it is going to take some time for her to gain that back.  But, when you see her run and play in the grass you see a glimpse of what she can be. Please consider sharing your family and home with her.       

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Sponsored by: Keith and Sally Carlson Hi all.  Here is Morgan.  She is a very serious puppy mill dog that came up from MO in April.  She has been with us for 3 weeks now and still runs from people in fear. She is about 2.5 years old.  She is very timid and panicky around loud noises or sudden movement.  She is not quite house trained yet.  She had 8 week old pups (Levi, Wrangler, and Guess) that came with her and her belly is still dragging a bit. She weighed in at 60 pounds. The picture of her under the kitchen table is how we see her most of the time.  It is a safe spot for her, as is her doggie bed.  When she runs to it she will lie down and let me approach her, but she is very frightened.  If I get down on her eye level she is more willing to let me touch her.  She definitely has to be in an enclosed yard or on a leash or she will run.She has the sweetest personality.  She is starting to blossom outside now.  She loves to run and is an enthusiastic squirrel hound.  She likes to be outside and she likes to dig!  Morgan will definitely have to go to a home that has another dog, as she has no clue what dogs are supposed to do.  For her, it is just going to take some time for her to build up that trust in people again.  But she is a very loving and gentle dog.  She fits in anywhere and has no aggression or resource guarding issues and she likes our cat as well.  She will make some family a very good pet, but they will need patience and understanding in dealing with her fears. She is a beautiful dog.      
 

Updates

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Here is our latest update on Morgan.  This weekend she had her first experience with visiting with a new family and I have enclosed new pictures of her time down on the farm. We needed to go out of town so Morgan went to visit her friend, Truit.  She was pretty nervous the first night,  had a little oopsie on their rug, but all was forgiven when she settled in.  Her doggie bed was her safe place, but as the time wore on she ventured out to inspect the house and all of the animals.  She and Truit were best buds, but she shared her sleeping arrangements with Louie the cat.   They spent their days outside playing and inspecting the other animals. Morgan even ventured out to meet the family horse.  I was told she never bothered the chickens or ducks and was a real trooper helping out in the garden. Most of all it was just a great experience for her to get outside and meet new people and dogs.  She really needs to learn she can trust people again.  She is such a sweetheart.   Of course when we got home and she was reunited with Jade, she was all play and attitude.  It was great to see her so bouncy and comfortable enough to run and boss Jade around.  We have all settled in for the week now, ready to relax again at home.  But this next weekend will bring the newest challenge - It's Family Reunion time at the cabin!  Stay tuned for our latest installment of how that all went next week!     

Monday, June 18, 2007

At long last an update on Morgan!  She has recovered from her allergic reaction to her stitches and is ready to find her permanent home.  She has come such a long way since we brought her in almost 3 months ago.  her socialization is a slow process.  But, we go to ball games and for walks and she slowly warms up to people.  Mostly she hides between my legs, but she is very approachable and loves to have people pet her, she just isn't fearless enough to seek them out.  She is very good with all ages and has no resource guarding issues at all.  She has a few quirks - like she won't come in the house unless your back is to her (so she can scoot by undetected) and she will start to approach you, but at the last minute chickens out and runs for her bed.  but, once in her safe haven she loves for you to pet her.  She's quite a beggar when meat is around and will sidled right up close to get her fair share.  She loves to run and chase after squirrels, but usually the first thing she does when she goes outside is roll over on her back and wiggle like crazy to scratch her back.  She is an avid squirrel hound and when left to her own devices in the back yard she will find some hole to dig in or create a new one of her own.  She also loves to chew, but mostly sticks and bones.   Morgan is just learning how to play with toys.  She runs with my dog when I throw the ball but, doesn't really know what to do with it.  but, yesterday I saw her run for Jade's toy and pick it up and carry to the house. Rough housing and tug O' war is not part of her playtime yet as it is too scarey for her. But she is a racer and when outside tears around the yard chasing Jade and begging her to play with her.  Morgan greets other dogs appropriately, but she is timid with them.  You can just see her free spirit begging to get out, but she still has a way to go yet in the trust department.   She is a very quiet dog, rarely barks and is always happy to see me when I come home or get up in the morning.  Morgan will definitely need to go to a gentle and loving family that has another dog to help her learnt he ropes of being a dog.  But, she is young and healthy ( and quickly gaining her svelte pre-mommy figure back!) and very loving.  She will be a loyal and devoted companion for any family.  She also wants to thank Keith and Sally Carlson for sponsoring her and patiently waiting for her updates.  Many thanks for all your support. Morgan is an easy dog to live with if you are just patient with her.  She wants to trust you so badly but, people in the past haven't been trustworthy and it is going to take some time for her to gain that back.  But, when you see her run and play in the grass you see a glimpse of what she can be. Please consider sharing your family and home with her.