Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.
At A Glance
Rudy is an adorable, petite Golden Retriever mix that came to RAGOM from a high kill shelter where he was scheduled to be euthanized. Rudy visited the vet this morning, weighed in at a whopping 33 pounds which is a good weight for him. The vet estimates his age at about 1 year old, and also believes him to be mixed with Border Collie. He is scheduled for his neuter on Wednesday. He arrived last night after a long journey with the help of many volunteers. He met the other six dogs here with a tail wag and sniff.
The first night that a new foster dog is in my house, I like them to go into a kennel so they can just relax and chill out. It’s always scary for a new dog to come to a new house, with new people, and lots of new animals and I like them to have a couple of days to relax and to learn that they are safe. Rudy walked right in his kennel, ate food, drank water, and laid down. We had him back out for a while last night visiting with us and he loves to be petted. I’d stop petting and he’d sneak his little head onto my lap. He can fly around the backyard running circles around my Goldens and my little Shiba is thrilled to have a petite friend that can run with her.
Rudy is a super nice little dog that someone is going to be very lucky to adopt. Being part Border Collie, he will do best in a home with a fenced in yard. I have allergies to cats and don’t own any, but have been told that he will likely want to herd cats. He is getting along beautifully with the big dogs and the small dogs here, so he may be fine with cats too. He would make a fantastic agility dog if someone is looking for a dog to train for agility. As is true with any young dog, he will need to go to school. He has not shown any aggression, and I believe he will be a wonderful friend for any age people. An active lifestyle where he could be someone’s jogging partner, or go hiking and camping, would be ideal. He’s not wild and crazy, he’s a pretty calm dog, but young and playful. I don’t expect to get to enjoy him here for long before some smart family adopts him.