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At A Glance
Leslie, Alex and Ryan
"You are such a sweetheart! We love you and wish you the best!"
Thinking of you and sending our love! Leslie, Alex, Ryan and Laura
In memory of Nevada, and in honor of her foster. Nevada, it breaks our hearts that you are gone. We will always remember and love you! Dear sponsor, thank you for opening your home and your heart to Nevada. We know you made the right decision for her. We will be forever grateful to you and RAGOM for taking care of our precious girl! With love, Leslie, Alex, Ryan and Laur a
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|8/14/2014 ||Optional||Adult family preferred||Optional||Yes|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Nevada is an aristocratic, gorgeous Lab/Golden mix. She is 11 years and in great shape. Nevada looks younger and her favorite activity is daily walks of about one mile each. She is spayed and her weight is ideal at 75 lbs. Nevada passed her recent senior wellness exam with flying colors. This lady was well cared for and it shows.
She has lived a wonderful life as a beloved family member. Her previous family has grown to include children. Babies, toddlers make Nevada uncomfortable. Nevada will retreat to the basement where it is quiet. Her family hates seeing her pull back from the family life and know that she probably needs a very quiet household to enjoy her twilight years.
Nevada does well with other dogs as long as they are not jumping all over her. She has lived with a cat and they got along great. Nevada will probably be best with older, quieter children or in an adult-only household. She never shows aggression. She has no resource guarding of any kind.
She does have separation anxiety that has been effectively managed for years with daily Prozac and free roam (she cannot be kenneled).
The family who chooses Nevada will be patient and understanding. Her anxieties are real and at times severe. A family experienced with dogs who suffer from anxieties is ideal. Nevada is leaving for a new home after 10 years with a family. Change can be frightening. Older dogs (like people) are more set in their habits and less flexible. It will take her some time to feel like she is safe. She does have medication, but also requires somebody who will be home with her most of the time, or a Doggie Daycare nearby, until she feels safe and trusts she is home for good. She will probably always be a special-needs dog emotionally. Nevada has had episodes where she was destructive to property in the home. These were isolated incidents and clear signs the poor girl just cannot handle what is currently going on in her environment. She was able to overcome her separation anxiety in her last home, so we know it is possible. Medications do help her. Nevada's future family needs to be able to totally accept her. If they do that, she will bring love, joy, learning to her special family.