JL and Mary Walus
|This dog came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder and has not been adequately socialized to humans. RAGOM requires that any adoptive homes contain a physical fence (due to the risk of escape); another fairly confident medium to large sized dog to role model from (everything is new and scary for them); no children under 10 years old in the home (normal kid behavior scares these dogs). Our goal is to find the forever family for these dogs and our experience leads us to use these criteria.|
Good luck on your road to recovery! Love Macy P.
Drumroll please....(I like to make an entrance)
Hello everyone, my name is Poppy, or as my foster mom (FM) calls me, Pop Star. I arrived in Minnesota on 3/25/12 with 21 of my best gal pals. We are looking for a new start from our lives in Missouri where our job was to breed puppies. FM has the right idea, Pop Star could be my next big thing. I composed a song "The Kennel Blues" which I sang for my family every night for 4 nights. They said they were going to bed so I figured it was the perfect time to burst into song. Imagine my surprise to find out my foster family did not enjoy my debut song. FM said we could collaborate on my next song which she swears will be a hit, she calls it "Silence is Golden." While the song is not quite finished, I performed a sampling of this new song last night and it brought down the house! Guess FM knows what she's talking about.
Life outside a crate is AMAZING. There is so much to see, smell and lick. I went to the vet for a checkup and I guess I'm a little on the skinny side, I only weigh 40 pounds. A girl my age (DOB 4/24/11) should weigh about 50 pounds. I don't think it'll take me long to put on weight as I love all the treats I get to take right from FM's hand. Everyone at the vet thought I was the sweetest thing ever so I let them pet me as much as they wanted. I have an ear infection that I'm getting treated for, everything else looked great. The vet took pictures of my belly and said I don't have any babies so I should be able to get spayed very soon.
I've had a chance to learn about the finer things in life; I no longer eat off a paper plate or drink my water from a bucket. I've learned it's much nicer to enjoy these things from a bowl and I don't like to eat in bed ((my crate) FD should follow my lead on that one)). The finest thing of all is learning that humans can be good. My FM is giving me the time and space to figure out how great this life change will be. FM loves me and gives me amazing belly rubs, foot rubs and I even love getting a bath (I've never smelled soooo good).
FM talks to me everyday about how great my life will be once I find my own family. She tells me she will always be my biggest fan because she's seen me overcome such difficult challenges in such a short amount of time. We've started a list of what I need. I don't want to be known as one of those "high maintenance" pop stars but if you wanna be my new family, I must have the following:
- Another dog (cannot be a small breed) as a dog helps me learn what's OK and is a great confidence booster.
- A physical fence
- No kids under the age of 10. While I like kids (I have already met a couple and thought they were pretty great) but they can be unpredictable by making sudden movements that could scare me and make me defend myself if a way that I wouldn't normally. Kids over 10 are more likely to listen and follow the directions from an adult on how to behave around me.
- Committed to me for the long haul, I have a good 10-12 years in me and want to spend all that time with ONE family as stability will be important to me.
- This is not a deal breaker but I just thought I'd throw it in there...I'd really like an endless supply of "Frosty Paws." It was a beautiful day outside so FM brought out this ice cream treat just for dogs...it was soooo delicious!
If you'd like to set up a private meet and greet...just have your agent get in touch with mine.
At a Glance #12-106
|Golden Retriever||Born: April 2011|
|Female||Weight not specified|