Miss Cider is an (as you can see with your own eyes!) adorable 3-month-old Goldendoodle. She was surrendered to RAGOM from a commercial breeder. Cider had never lived in a home before, but I can tell you that she has taken to it like a fish to water!
Cider was a little timid when we first got her. She wasn’t too sure about us humans, but she absolutely started to shine right away when she saw all the other dogs in our home! Then, all of a sudden, she was tail wags and little barks!
It took her a couple of days to come out of her shell more with Foster Mom and Dad, but she would settle in our laps and get some love and attention while observing everything.
Now that Cider has been here for a couple of weeks, we have been able to get to know her a little better and we now see the full-on puppy stage!
She loves to play with the two German Shepherd puppies (aged 1 year and 7 months respectively) that are also fosters in the home, and they have really brought her out of her shell. They are helping her be a puppy while learning the rules of the house.
You see, Foster Mom also fosters and trains service dogs for veterans that come back from war with PTSD or other traumatic brain injuries, so Cider is seeing how structure and fun while training go hand in hand. We all like a well-trained pup.
The other dogs in the house are so used to fosters that they make the perfect mentors for new fosters like Cider. They all eat together and run and play together, and then pass out on the floor to nap together. If they would sit still long enough, I have a feeling I would have way to many pictures of her!
Ms. Cider has a vet appointment on the November 20, to get a once-over and get ready for the new life ahead of her.
I should also note that she has (knock on wood) never had an accident in the house or in her kennel since we have had her at home. What a smart little girl!
Look for more updates to come on this cute little girl soon.