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At A Glance
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Date PostedFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly 12/21/15 PreferredYes, ages 2+
Optional YesThis is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Happy. Loveable. Energetic. Just a few of the many words my foster mom uses to describe me. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Shadow. I’m 50% Golden Retriever, 50% Belgian Shepherd and 100% wonderful. I’m excited to meet new people and animals and “should be the poster child for foster dogs” according to my foster mom.
I’m seven years old, but don’t act like a day over six! I’m a pretty healthy boy. I may have some mild arthritis in my hips because I sometimes seem to favor them when walking. I do have cataracts as well, but so far, I still can see things very well. I was surrendered to RAGOM because the children in my home were getting older, and no one had the time to keep me occupied and engaged.
I LOVE to exercise – walking on a leash with my resident dog friends and foster mom, in the house with whatever toys are declared “for the dogs” and gently wrestling around with my foster brother, Indy. I like walking so much that if you forget, I’ll remind you daily that I want/need my walk by being in your face repeatedly and giving you “the look.”
I get along great with dogs, children, adults and even cats! My foster mom has only heard me bark one time in a week, and that was when I was playing with Indy. While I might not make a lot of noise, other things do – and they sometimes startle me, so please – be careful with fireworks and other loud noises.
I’m a really good boy. Does that mean I’m perfect? Of course not, but I’m working on it! I like walking so much that I tend to pull because I’m just so excited to “go!” I occasionally smell something delightful on the table or counter and may hop up for closer inspection. I get really close to my foster mom when she’s got some food, because it smells waaaayy better than my food.
Because I need a lot of exercise, I would like to go to a home with a fenced yard where I can run freely - but I’ll still want my walks with you, because I enjoy your company! I need a family that will play with me and keep my mind sharp and my body moving.
And what will you get? I promise you years of love, kisses, fun walks, games and more. According to my foster mom, I’m the “total package.”