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At A Glance
2/11/06: Marley is a beautiful blonde 10 month old male Golden with the most expressive eyes I have ever seen. He came to RAGOM as an owner surrender, because his family moved.
Marley is fostered in Rapid City, SD and is now current on all vaccinations, is heartworm and fecal negative and on heartworm prevention. He weighed 58 lbs. yesterday and is scheduled for his neuter surgery on Monday, February 13th. After recovering, he should be ready to meet his forever family.
Marley's paperwork said that he was an outdoor dog, who lived in a yard and slept in a dog house. Well - he is a RAGOM dog now and his days spent outside, sleeping in a dog house are over.
He had a bath (first thing yesterday), met all four resident dogs and he behaved beautifully for both. He doesn't seem to know a lot of commands, and has tried to do a little counter surfing, but other than that we think living in a house suits him well. He pulls hard on a leash with a flat collar so he met the Gentle Leader for the first time this morning. Although he wasn't thrilled, he sat very still to be fitted with it and did very well for a newbie on our walk. We will continue to work with his manners and polite leash walking while he is here with us.
Marley has no guarding issues over toys or food whatsoever and has had NO accidents. He does his potty duties when he goes outside with our pack. He seems to really enjoy romping in the snow in our fenced yard too - but is very happy to be invited back inside. He is a little intimidated when it comes to toys and playing, but has loosened up a lot in the last day with our dogs. We just go about our routine and he seems to enjoy following us or the dogs, which we think is a good sign. He sleeps in our bedroom on a dog bed on the floor and doesn't make a peep all night. He is very relaxed and well behaved for a young dog - loves to be near, and petted. Marley appears to be the typical Golden - if you set them up to succeed, they will make you proud every time! He will make a wonderful companion for almost any person or family.
If you would like to meet Marley, please complete an adoption application first. If you are already approved, you may contact [email protected] immediately.