I have the great pleasure of introducing 6 year old Red (also known as Red-Dog, Reddy, and Boo-Boo-Bear) to all of you RAGOM fans! Red is a smaller boy, weighing approximately 68#. He is a gorgeous, deep red color (of course!), and has the most adorable block head and huge paws – makes him look like an overgrown puppy! Red was turned over to RAGOM to get the medical care and attention that he needed. Though we know it was a very difficult decision for his previous family, we promise to take very good care of him, and find him a perfect forever home!
Medically, Red is suffering from allergies, which have led to rather severe infections of his skin and left ear, as well as numerous large hot spots. He has now been placed on several medications to get the infections and inflammation under control, and has been switched to a healthier, grain free diet. The vet had to shave several parts of his body to address the hot spots, so he is not only sporting a spiffy new haircut, but a nice white t-shirt to keep him from licking those spots! I’m already seeing great improvement in just 3 days, and I can tell he is feeling much more comfortable. It is amazing to me what a good boy he has been throughout this whole process! He is also heartworm, fecal, and Lyme’s negative, is up to date on his shots, is microchipped, and will be getting neutered in the near future.
Red-Dog is literally one of the sweetest, most gentle dogs that I have ever had the joy to meet! He has only been with us a few days, but he has captivated us with his soft eyes, paw bats for attention, numerous kisses, and his overall gentle demeanor. Oh, yes, and he absolutely adores tummy rubs! When we return from being out, he greets us with joyful little whimpers, and his tail wags so hard that his whole body quivers. Yes, I’m madly in love with another foster of mine – but believe me, he deserves it!
Red is excellent with children of all ages, and gets along very well with the residents, Belle and Bear, and has had no trouble with meeting other dogs in the neighborhood. Per his previous owner, he also has no issue with cats, having lived with several in his prior home. He walks beautifully on a leash, which completely surprised me, but what a pleasure! He totally enjoys our twice daily walks, and is already starting to show the excitement the resident dogs do when they know it’s walk time! Red is also fabulous in the car – no problems whatsoever. He apparently also loves to swim, but I haven’t had the opportunity to check that out with him. Oh – and you should see him play fetch! He tumbles all over himself to get the ball, roars right back, and literally spits it out at my feet – it’s fabulous!!
Red comes from a rural setting, and spent the bulk of his life outdoors. However, he has adjusted extremely well to living inside, has had no accidents, and has made himself very much at home on our couch, which is just fine with us! When we are gone, we are still confining him to our laundry room with a gate, but I expect that we won’t need to do that after a few more days. We have given him free roam the rest of the time and at night, and have had no issues at all. I simply can’t say enough good things about our boy!
Red won’t be able to go home with his forever family until we get his health issues under control, as well as getting him neutered, but I would be happy in the meantime to accept applications and meet prospective adopters. This is one fabulous, sweet boy – please contact your placement advisor if you think you are the perfect family for our very special Red-Dog!