We would like to welcome Spice into the Ragom family!
A very special thank you to Rona for doing the intake, John & Deanna for transporting him over 8 hours to us. He came from a shelter as a stray and when he wasn't claimed after 7 days the shelter called Ragom and they took him in. He is a very energetic young Golden Retriever mixed with Irish setter. Spice is about 12-14 months old. A very special dog. He has green eyes. Cool!!!!!!!!!!
He still has a few baby teeth. He loves life and everyone he meets. He arrived on Sunday afternoon and met the resident 4 yr female golden Timber without any issues. Timber did have to let him know that he was not going to have his way with her. NO WAY!! I am a lady...But she shares her toys and her humans with Spice.
He enjoyed running around the back yard for hours to burn off all his energy after being kenneled at the shelter for 7 days.
Spice was very smelly so we gave him a bath outside in the pool. He was a real trooper through it all. He will need a few more baths. He went into the Vet on Monday to get UTD and Fecal & HW are negative. Then, he will be neutered on Thursday 4/22/10 .
He weighed in at 47.2 lbs, very skinny. But with some good food he should put on some weight and his coat should improve. He's a smaller GR/Mix. Perfect for those families that want a dog but not a large one. Nice feathers and curly brown hair. He has a great temperament. He knows when to listen to the resident golden and back off. But loves to play!!! Knows sit & stay sometimes…….
Spice’s first night he barked & whined for a hour in his crate, but I'm sure that he didn't like being crated again after 7 days at the shelter. He then settled in for the night. I heard him a few times hitting the side of the crate probably shifting positions. I always crate my foster dogs until I know them well. Plus I have a 4 yr female and they could turn our house upside down playing.
Spice was a little better last night in the crate. Woke me up whinnying at 2:30 am so I let the dogs out and then went back to bed until 5:30 and then we were all up for the day. I think Spice got out the door before Timber. Boy he's quick as a bug in a rug.
He eats his food faster than the resident dog Timber which I never knew was possible.
Pics are hard to get of him because he doesn't stand still long.........
But I got a few.
This is what we know so far that he needs in his forever home:
Physical fence since he was a stray
Time & patience with a young energetic dog
Dog park or another dog for a playmate,
Cats he was fine with at the HS. But we will try and test him.
Obedience classes since he does like to jump up and needs manners.
Lots of cuddle time. He loves to be petted.
Kids over 7 yrs because I think he would knock over small kids. Not on purpose but he's energetic.
He could maybe be a good Jogging partner.
So far he hasn't jumped on the furniture.
Last night he had another bath and smells so much better now. We went for a 2 mile walk to dry off and he was still going strong.
He really needs to learn how to walk better. I call him my drunken walker all over the place.
I will try a gentle leader on him next time.
More to come as we get to know Spice. Spice will be neutered on Thursday so he will rest for a few days - Yeah right!!!!!
Spice and Timber (resident dog)