Schooner

#16-017

At A Glance


  • Age: 13 years, 7 months
  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 65.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted

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In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Date Posted Fence Kid Friendly Another Dog Cat Friendly
 5/3/16Required
 No
Optional
 Yes
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

RAGOM fans, please welcome our newest dapper Doodle... Schooner! This dashing boy is a 7-year-old neutered blonde Goldendoodle weighing in at a whopping 75 pounds of pure love! Schooner is current on all vet work and was just recently groomed. I really haven't noticed any shedding in the week he's been here. He may be a middle-aged guy, but Schooner acts like a puppy most of the time. He loves to play Frisbee and chase balls in the yard with our resident dog Duncan, and then come inside a take a nap with our old guy Tucker. He gets along great with both of our dogs, even though they don't always want to play with him! I think he gets enough out of the parallel play chasing in the yard with Duncan to keep him content.

Schooner was surrendered to RAGOM because his family thought he had a great deal of anxiety having to do with their small children. Schooner was very uncomfortable around the youngsters and would go out of his way to get by them.

One day while Schooner was wearing a cone because of a hotspot, one of the kids cornered him, and Schooner nipped at the child. The family made the tough decision to give Schooner a happier and less stressful life with the help of RAGOM, and that's what we intend to do! This sweet boy is working with our Behavior Services Manager, who will be happy to work with Schooner's adoptive family if needed. Schooner was cleared for adoption with the following recommendations:

  1. There should be no children in the home, grandchildren included. Schooner loves to have his people around, so a retired couple or maybe someone that works part-time would be great. Schooner is used to having the run of the house for 7+ hours and does a wonderful job. He hasn't had an accident and gets into absolutely nothing he shouldn't. Schooner really is quite remarkable. We do think that Schooner would love a furry someone to play with and just be with. He would do best with a SUBMISSIVE dog because of his anxiety.
  2. Schooner would be happiest with an active family that includes him in their daily activities. He loves to go on walks, play in the yard, and ride in the car. A fenced yard would be wonderful for Schooner to go out and run in when he needs to blow off some steam. A fence is not a requirement, and it should be known Schooner stays pretty close to his people when outside playing. He comes right away when he's called.
  3. This guy just wants someone to love him as much as he loves them! Schooner is a boy with a BIG heart and lots of love to share. He will make some lucky family very happy!

Here's what I've learned about the Schoon-Dog in the week he's been with us:

  • Schooner is one of the smartest, most obedient dogs we've had in our home. He wants nothing more than to please you and have your affection. He knows how to sit, high-five, speak, lay down, roll over, and come when he's called.
  • He could probably sit or lay by you for hours and look deep into your eyes to show you how much you mean to him.
  • Schooner has shown no resource guarding while eating or chewing on a bone. There also has been no counter-surfing, which he could easily do because of his size. He gets into NOTHING he is not supposed to get into. It really is quite amazing!
  • He needs slow introductions to new dogs on neutral territory. Schooner could feel threatened while meeting another dog while he's on a leash. Schooner met my daughter's Husky at a very stressful time with too many dogs and people around, and they got into it (he wasn't on a leash). I was right there and got them apart right away. Kuda (the Husky) has a very strong personality and is not very well-trained, so after that, we kept the dogs apart for everyone's sake.

Schooner has brought a ton of love and laughter into our home, and I know he would do the same for yours! If you sound like the right family for this hunk of love, please contact your Placement Advisor.


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