Parker 20-017

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Parker was surrendered to RAGOM by a Good Samaritan who rescued him from a breeder. Because he had lived in a kennel for his entire life and was not socialized, Parker is unfamiliar with indoor living and easily frightened. He will need a very patient family who will love him unconditionally as well as a confident dog to show him the ropes (he prefers female dogs). Any children in the home must be 13 or older. Parker can live with cats. A physical fence is required to keep him from bolting when startled.

At a Glance #20-017

Golden Retriever Born: September 2017
Male 64 lbs

Status: Adopted

Profile

Parker was surrendered to RAGOM by a Good Samaritan who rescued him from a breeder. Because he had lived in a kennel for his entire life and was not socialized, Parker is unfamiliar with indoor living and easily frightened. He will need a very patient family who will love him unconditionally as well as a confident dog to show him the ropes (he prefers female dogs). Any children in the home must be 13 or older. Parker can live with cats. A physical fence is required to keep him from bolting when startled.

Updates

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Parker was adopted by a very wonderful furever home that truly understand his needs and his being so scared of everything. His human mom and dad have a lot of patience with him and his Golden sister is very mellow, which is what he needs.

We will miss you something awful, Parker, but we know that you will be just where you need to be. Here's to your new beginning.

Parker 20-017

Thursday, March 26, 2020

I'm here to tell you what has been going on with me the last few weeks. The first weekend in March, I went to a meet-and-greet. When we first went in, I was really scared and shaking. By the time we left, I was really liking all of the attention, and the shaking had stopped.

I really need to get out into the public more, but now since we cannot be out in the public until this virus stuff is gone, I am just going on walks out here in the country, which is going really well. I like going on walks and I walk very nicely.

When I went to see the good doctor, he said that for being an outside dog, I was in really good condition. I weighed 64 pounds. If you look at me, you would think that that was a good weight for me, but if you feel my ribs, you can literally put your fingers in all of my ribs. So Foster Mom upped my food. I am really liking that.

I was neutered, and that has made a huge difference in my markings in the house. The marking is now down to zero. I was not house trained when I came here, and that is also down. The pooping in the house has stopped and the peeing is almost non existent.

The times I have peed in the house lately was basically, in my defence, really not my fault. I was just not taken outside to do my duty in time, and you know as well as I do that when you have to go, you have to go. So this is a very huge success for me. 

I am slowly learning that some things are just not as scary as I thought they were, but some things are still real scary. I'm not quite sure why this is, but I tend to really like the male humans better that the female ones. At the meet-and-greet, I gravitated toward the males more than females.

Foster Mom and Dad are really thinking that there was/were a female(s) in my short life that has done some not very nice things to me that I did not like. I will let Foster Mom love on me when I do pass here (I really do like pets and lovin'), but I very seldom come to her when she calls me to come. However, if Foster Dad calls me to come to him, I will do so. 

Foster Dad has taught me the "sit" command and he is really proud of me, as is Foster Mom, but when she asks me to sit, I will not do so very often. She told me not to worry and that she will assure me that she will teach me that females are really not bad people. 

So, you can see that I really have come a long way since I first came to my wonderful foster home. I still have some work to do with being scared, but I am slowly learning.

I really am a love bug and will make a good companion for a lucky person or family. When all of this virus stuff is over, I would love to be your love bug and companion.

Parker 20-017
Parker 20-017
Parker 20-017
Parker 20-017
Parker 20-017

Monday, March 2, 2020

This is Parker here, and I will tell you a little about myself. I came from a breeder and lived in a kennel for the entire 2.5 years of my life. I lived with my littermate who picked on me and I did not like that.

A really nice lady saw me on Facebook and got me out of that situation. She took me into her house and gave me lots of love, but after a week and two days, she realized that she did not have the experience to help me.

I am very, very scared of everything. I wish I could tell you what has made me so scared in my short life. My foster mom and dad are really great with me, and I hope they can help me to know what living the Golden life is like and not be so afraid. 

I do like pets and loving, and I will lay down and lift my paw to get belly rubs. Sometimes I will come to you to be petted and other times I will run from you. 

Foster Dad has taken me on some walks, and I have done very well. I will not take a treat of any kind, but Foster Mom and Dad did discover that I will take a piece of hot dog. So, for now, that is what I am given as treats. Hopefully I will soon learn to take doggy treats, because the resident dogs here really, really like them.

I do not respect baby gates or a crate. So, Foster Mom and Dad have been very patient about my marking in the house and not being house trained. But I have been neutered, so that has helped with the marking, and I pooped outside tonight, so we are on our way with the house training. 

I don't want this information to scare you off, but with patience, pets, and loving, I want to live the Golden life that I was meant to live. I also want to be honest about how I am right now. I will keep you updated on how my progress is coming along.

Parker 20-017
Parker 20-017