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At A Glance
Kathy & Jim Wika
"In memory of their Golden, Sydney"
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Date Posted
FenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly11/22/2015 Not required
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Please welcome Penny into the RAGOM family! Penny is a 6-year-old retired breeder girl who is ready to live the Golden Life. She weighs 79 lbs. and probably needs to lose 10 lbs. She is now on her new diet of kibble, pumpkin, and green beans and is doing very well.
Everything about living with people in a house is new to this girl, but she is very willing to learn. She has found her safe place on a dog bed in our bedroom and she spends much of her day there. She loves walks and comes out into the kitchen to join the other dogs as we get them ready to go outside. She is gradually becoming more comfortable joining her foster brothers, Harley and Beau, in the living room.
Penny went to see our vet last week. She has a couple of ear infections, conjunctivitis in her eyes, and whip worms – all of which are easily treated with medication. She takes her meds like a trooper! She is scheduled for her spay surgery right after Thanksgiving weekend. She has a couple of mammary tumors (quite common for former breeder dogs) and these will be checked out during her spay surgery. We’ve given her several baths since she has been here. She is scared to death to get into the tub, but once she gets into the warm water, she relaxes and actually seems to enjoy it.
We’re still learning about this sweet girl. Here’s what we know so far. Penny is very used to living with other dogs. She gets along fine with our two cats as well (she just ignores them). She absolutely loves walks. She is hesitant to go out on walks alone, but will jump at the chance to go on a walk with one of her foster brothers. We’ve done up to a one-mile walk with no problems. We don’t have a fenced yard, so we do a number of shorter walks every day. We think that she would enjoy a yard, but she wouldn’t need one as long as she gets daily walks for exercise. We’ve gone over to a friend’s house and fenced yard and she enjoys roaming.
Penny has a lot to learn about indoor life. New things (and most things are new to her) scare her, but as she slowly gets used to them, she becomes more confident. Unexpected noises and quick movements frighten her, so at this point, we would recommend that her family would have only 10+-year-old, dog-savvy children. Penny will also need another dog in her forever family. She relies on our two resident dogs to make her feel safe and to show her how to act. She has so much to learn and slowly, but surely, she will get there. She is a loving, happy girl.
We’ll share more with you as we learn more about this sweet girl.