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At A Glance
Please welcome Romy aka Ginger to the safety of RAGOM. The shelter said she was a stray but we are finding that hard to believe as she knows some basic commands and loves people. The vet guessed her age at about 3 and said she was in great shape. She spent her first night in the kennel and after some panting and whining, she settled down.
She is a big girl, weighing in at 74 pounds but she is solid!! The vet said she could probably lose a little weight but not much. It is hard to see much golden in her at this time but I have a strong suspicion that she has been shaved and is making it hard to tell. From the side her face looks like a golden and her behavior is very "golden like".
Whatever she is, she is an absolute doll!!! She wants to be where you are and she loves to have her belly rubbed. If you allow it, she will be a lap dog!! She needs to learn a few manners with regards to jumping up on you and checking out the counters but is going to make someone a great companion!!
She came in our house and has been fine with the other dogs. She loves to sniff them but 2 of our dogs are "seniors" and don't really enjoy that. They let her know and she backed off for a while. She tried to play with our other foster, Brooklyn, 08-589, and Brooklyn acts like she wants to play but I think she is a little overwhelmed by Ginger's size since Ginger weighs twice as much as her.
I think she would love to have a fur brother or sister to keep her company and play with. She has become attached to my husband and had some anxiety issues when he left her behind to walk the other dogs. Noting destructive but whining and running back and forth to the door.
We have lots to learn about her but I think, at this time, that she would be best in a home without small children due to her size and energy. I don't think she has a mean bone in her body but could knock over a small child very easily. I think an active family might be good for her also as she is young and has lots of energy. She goes out on a tie out without any problem so I don't think a fence would be necessary but it would be nice so she could run around. But if you are willing to give this girl the exercise she needs, no fence would not be an issue.
We will keep you posted on her progress but if you would like to learn more about her, please contact RAGOM and we can talk.