Mia (Bingo 17-236)

Mia (Bingo 17-236)Mia (Bingo 17-236)

Profile

Mia (formerly Bingo) is a gorgeous but very scared smallish Golden Retriever. She was one of 104 dogs the Animal Humane Society rescued in October 2017 from an abandoned property in western Minnesota. She is a sweet and gentle girl, but still very afraid of people. She is good with other dogs and, with time, is learning to trust humans.

At a Glance #17-236

Golden Retriever 4 years old
Female 44 lbs


Fostered in Maple Plain, MN

Status: Unavailable
Adoption fee: $400

No children in the home
Another dog REQUIRED
Not tested with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
Low energy
No children in the home
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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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Bingo's Well-wishers

Jody G
"You are loved Mia!"
Ann J
"Hoping 2018 will be a great year for you."

Profile

Mia (formerly Bingo) is a gorgeous but very scared smallish Golden Retriever. She was one of 104 dogs the Animal Humane Society rescued in October 2017 from an abandoned property in western Minnesota. She is a sweet and gentle girl, but still very afraid of people. She is good with other dogs and, with time, is learning to trust humans.

Updates

Monday, June 11, 2018

Mia is still doing well. She seems to get a little more comfortable every week, and she is certainly enjoying the warmer late-spring, early-summer weather. This has allowed her to get outside a lot more, which is helping her to get more comfortable with all the sights and sounds of this “new world” she is living in.

And while she continues to make progress, she still is fearful in many situations. Loud noises continue to be her biggest obstacle. Actually, the noises don’t necessarily have to be loud to frighten her. But progress is being made in that area, as well as with potty training.

It had become convenient for her to go to the bathroom in the house, where everything is less scary than it is outside, but she is getting better about going outside now and has been doing great with it for the last month or so.   

These are a few things that Mia loves:

  1. Peanut butter
  2. Lounging on the couch and looking out the window
  3. Walks in a quiet park with my two dogs 
  4. More peanut butter

The following are some of the things Mia will be looking for in a forever home:

  1. A very quiet one or two-adult home
  2. No children in the home
  3. A securely fenced yard
  4. At least one other friendly, confident dog
  5. A patient owner who will help Mia overcome her fears
Mia (Bingo 17-236)
Mia, in the middle, out for a stroll with Cassie and Rem
Mia (Bingo 17-236)
Mia buckled up and ready for a ride
Mia (Bingo 17-236)
Relaxing outside
Mia (Bingo 17-236)
Mia enjoying some sunshine

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Here is a quick update on Mia (formerly Bingo). She is still as cute as ever, and I am happy to report that she is making progress in learning that she doesn’t have to fear everything she encounters. She is also learning how much fun it can be to be a dog. This is wonderful especially considering how bad things were for her the first few years of her life. 

Mia loves to engage my girl Cassie in some spirited “wrestling.” She is also loves dragging toys around, pulling a small rock or two out of planters, peanut butter, snuggling on the couch or bed, and she is even learning that walks in the park are fun—as long as no other people are around (she is still working on her fear of people). 

Among the more pleasing recent changes to report about Mia is that I no longer have to carry her outside. I can hook her up to her leash, and with just a little nudge she’ll get up and scamper to the door. This is a relief to my back, because even though she is only 43 pounds, carrying her up and down the stairs several times a day wasn’t doing my back any favors.

There is still work to do with Mia, especially in getting her to be less afraid of going to the bathroom outside when there are cars driving by or she hears noises. But with warmer weather ahead, I think Mia’s progression into being a more confident dog will increase even more as we are able to spend more time outside and be around other people. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about this incredibly sweet and gorgeous girl! And a special thank you to Mia’s Well Wishers!

Buddies, Cassie and Mia
Buddies, Cassie and Mia
Mia and Rem
Mia and Rem
Mia snoozing in one of her favorite spots
Mia snoozing in one of her favorite spots
A rare photo of Mia looking at the camera
A rare photo of Mia looking at the camera
Mia not quite sure what to make of the great outdoors
Mia not quite sure what to make of the great outdoors

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mia has now been with me for over three months, and she is still progressing very slowly. But at least she is progressing. Everything is still new and scary to her. Noises, cars, and people are among the scariest things to her. But she is gradually learning that not everything is going to harm her. And hopefully nothing will ever harm her again. But it will take more time to gain her trust.

When Mia is home alone with my two dogs she has a great time. She plays with the dog toys, reorganizes the pillows, snoozes on the couch, and loves to look out the window and watch the world go by.

When I am home, she will retreat to her safe place at the top of the stairs. When she feels comfortable she will come down and hang out with me and my dogs while we watch TV. At night she joins all of us on the bed and sleeps all night without interruption.

Because noise, cars, and people still scare her, it is sometimes difficult to get her to go to the bathroom outside. Therefore, she often goes in the house when I am not home. She is most comfortable outside at night when it is dark and quiet.

Mia is a beautiful and sweet girl! It is a joy to have her around, and it has been fun to watch her make progress, even as slow and gradual as it has been.

Mia (Bingo) and Cassie
Mia (Bingo) and Cassie
Remington, Cassie, and Mia (Bingo)
Remington, Cassie, and Mia (Bingo)
Mia (Bingo) and a friend
Mia (Bingo) and a friend
Mia (Bingo) invading Remington's personal space
Mia (Bingo) invading Remington's personal space
Sweet Mia (Bingo)
Sweet Mia (Bingo)

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Please welcome one of the most recent additions to the RAGOM family, whom we call Mia (known in RAGOM as Bingo). This gorgeous girl was recently rescued from a horrible situation with dozens of other dogs and now she is making the best of her much improved lifestyle by living in a warm house, eating two meals a day, and lounging around on sofas and human beds as much as she wants.

Because of the deplorable situation in which she lived the first four years of her life, she is still very afraid of people. For that reason, she will not be available for adoption for awhile. But she is very slowly making progress and I hope to see that continue over the next several weeks or months.

What I know about Mia so far is that she is cute as a button. She is also very gentle and very quiet. She loves being around my two dogs, which is good because they are then able to teach her “how to be a dog." After nearly three weeks with me, she is still not all that comfortable when I am around….unless she is on a sofa or a bed. She seems to feel more safe when she is up off the floor.

Mia and friends at bedtime
Mia (on the left) with Remington & Cassie

We’ve gone for a few car rides, which she tolerates. And a few walks, which she enjoys. But mostly I am just letting her get comfortable in her new surroundings.

Mia is ready for her first car ride!

More updates will come as I get to know this beautiful girl and she becomes more comfortable in her foster home.

Unavailable: Bingo is not yet ready to be adopted, and we are not currently accepting applications for Bingo. Please watch for her status to change to Adopt Me before you submit an Inquiry for Application or, if you've already submitted an Inquiry for Application, before you email our application team.