Spot 17-095

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I would like to introduce to you Spot! She is a 7-year-old spayed purebred Golden Retriever. Spot was surrendered to RAGOM because her owner moved and the new residence didn’t allow pets.

At a Glance #17-095

Golden Retriever 7 years old
Female 85 lbs

Available as of May 12, 2017
Fostered in Waverly, IA

Status: Closed to Applications
Adoption fee: $400

Not tested with children
Can live with other dogs
Can live with cats
Physical fence optional
Low energy
Not tested with children
Can live with other dogs
Can live with cats
Physical fence optional
Low energy

Updates

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spot and I would like to thank Abigail D, Jessie 13-324, Pam P and Janet E for their donation and well wishes!

It has been about 10 weeks since Spot's ACL surgery.  The recovery from this surgery is slow but she is doing very well!  We are up to several 10 minute walks per day!

Thanks again for thinking of Spot! She is one lucky girl!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

I wanted to let everyone know Spot is doing very well with her rehab from her ACL surgery.  Even though she is a little out of shape, she is loving her short walks throughout the day.  I’m going to open her up to start receiving applications.  Please note, she will not be able to go to her furever home until at least the end September or after as her next vet appointment isn’t until September 20th.

Updated information:

  • Gets along with all dogs she has met.  Really doesn’t want to play – rather be by her people!   Very Velcro (she will follow me pretty much throughout the day)
  • Sleeps on a blanket in our bedroom
  • When a visitor comes to our home – she will go get a favorite toy and take it to them.  At times, she will do this when going outside.  She has even carried it on our short walks!  Funny girl!
  • No issue with storms or fireworks
  • Has been groomed once while in our care.  Groomer said she did great.  However, I know when I’ve tried to brush her backend she doesn’t want me to and sits down.
  • Since being in our home, I have noticed she is scared of the ironing board! Which who is a fan of that! 😊
  • Will bark occasionally.  Sometimes she gets excited when you are going for a walk or getting ready to take her out to do her business.  And a loud bark she has!  However, she has not barked when visitors come.
  • She needs a family who will continue to help her with her weight loss.  Her ACL surgery has set us back some.  She now loves carrots!
  • She likes you to accompany her outside when she is supposed to be doing her business.  If you don’t, most of the time she will just lay down.  Also, she doesn’t mind standing in the rain.
  • Goldens shed – a lot!  If dog hair on your floor or on you is a concern then she is not for you.
  • Never had problems getting out of our vehicle but we have always had to lift her in.  Maybe a lot of that was due to her bad knee but I honestly am not sure she will be able to jump in. Time will tell.
  • Walks nicely on a leash but be aware she may cut in front of you.  She has tripped me up a couple times.  She would not be a good candidate as a running partner.
  • I do not have a fence requirement for Spot but for her safety it would be great but not a deal breaker.  She perks up when she sees a bird and has pulled me to go get them!  She is very strong!   If you submit an inquiry form, please let me know what you would do to keep her safe if you do not have a fence.  
  • Please note Spot is being fostered in Waverly Iowa
  • She will not be ready to move to her furever home until at least the end of September or after.

Spot is one of the sweetest Goldens we have been around.  She truly loves her people and wants to be with you.  If you leave the house, she will be waiting by the door until you return.  I don’t feel Spot needs another dog in the home to be happy but needs either a family where the parents work from home or someone is home during the day.

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Yesterday Spot went for her 2 week check-up for her ACL repair.    Dr. Schaul said she was doing very well.  We can now start slowly on her rehabilitation schedule which will be three 5 minute walks per day.  Gradually leading up to three 10 minute walks per day. 

 We will go back on September 20th and if all is going well – she will be released from veterinarian care to resume her normal activities! 

I will post again in a couple weeks to let everyone know how well she is getting along!

Spot waiting to go for a ride!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Spot had her ACL surgery on July 5th  and needs to abstain from any activity for 2 weeks as this is a critical time for her to heal.     She has not been in a kennel since she arrived in my home but I have used one on occasion since bringing her home from surgery to control her activity along with a portable play yard attached to the kennel so she has more room.   Her spirits have been great and she is an excellent patient! 

Spot is down to 89.5 lbs so we are getting there regarding her weight and will restart her exercise in a couple of weeks as we rehabilitate her leg. 

Spot goes back to the vet on July 22nd for a follow-up and I will get instructions on what our next steps are for her rehabilitation.  Please keep watch on her bio as I will update it again after our appointment on the 22nd. Spot is such a wonderful girl and everyone that meets her falls in love with her…she is very special!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spot has had some issues with getting around since coming into RAGOM's care.  I was hoping that as she lost weight it would improve, but after not getting better we saw a new vet who diagnosed it as a torn ACL.  Spot will need surgery to correct this.  Even with a blown ACL she still wants to go for a walk and is disappointed that it is only to go outside to go potty!

 Spot17095e1.jpg

Please keep checking out her bio so you can keep up-to-date on her progress.  She is the sweetest Golden!

 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Spring! Happy Spring! For Spot 17-095 and with deep gratitude to Nicole, Laurie, Karen, her foster family and all of the volunteers who make it possible for her to continue to live the golden life! From Ellie Z.

Spot visited the vet last week and is UTD on all vaccines and was microchipped at this visit. Spot is a healthy girl except she is working on getting her body in shape for summer. She weighs 95 lbs and the veterinarian suggested she weigh between 80-85 lbs. 

When Spot first arrived in our home, she was pretty anxious which was understandable since she left the comfort of her loving home. Given that, it only took her about three days to start settling in. She has had free roam since day 3 without any issues.

Few things about Spot:

  • Does not counter surf but does like to be in the kitchen when you are cooking to see what good things you are making.
  • Housetrained! Right now, we are working on using bells for her to signal when she wants to go out.  We are accident free!
  • Loves to go for walks! For being 7 years old, she has a lot of energy and fast stride in the beginning! At first, she will pull some but eases up as we go. I noticed on our walks that birds really get her attention! Haven’t seen any squirrels yet but I’m guessing she will be fond of those also!
  • Wants to be with you when you are home. She will lay on my feet when we are watching TV to help keep them warm!
  • Likes to sleep in the same room as you. Loves her people!
  • Likes going for car rides. Previous owner did indicate on longer distances it is best to give her some Benadryl as she will get car sick. I haven’t had to do this yet since our trips have been close to home!
  • Likes to carry around a few stuffed items that she brought from her previous home. 
  • Very laid back – go with the flow type girl.
  • Has only barked a few times. Sometimes when we go outside to walk or for potty breaks she will look up at me and bark a few times as if she is saying let’s go! 
  • Loves to be groomed/brushed and doesn’t mind having her paws rubbed! Loves for you to scratch under her chin!
  • No guarding of food, toys or space.

At this point, I can honestly say there isn’t a negative thing to say about this sweet loving girl. If you want a family member who wants to be by your side and give you those Golden nudges, Spot is the girl for you. If you are gone most of the day, it would be nice if Spot would have another dog at home to keep her company. I feel she would be ok being the only dog but having another buddy would make her very happy.

If you think Spot would be a fit with you and your family, please fill out an application. She is such a sweetheart, she won’t be available long.

Spot17095c1.jpg
Spot with her favorite toy

Spot17095c2.jpg
Helping in the kitchen

Spot17095c3.jpg
Going to the vet

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spot and I would like to thank Ellie Z for sponsoring her!

Last weekend Spot met our grand -dog who is 11 months old.  Let’s just say, she loves everyone she meets.  She didn’t have much interest in playing with him but with flying colors tolerated his in-your-face puppy nature.

Spot17095d1.jpg
Spot with foster grand-dog, Carl

 Update:

  • Continuing our daily walks which she absolutely loves
  • Definitely 100% housebroken!
  • Does not like green beans or carrots!
  • Such a gentle loving Golden, you can’t but help give her hugs/kisses throughout the day

Spot17095d2.jpg
Spot getting some loves!

 

Spot's Well-wishers

Abigail D
"For Diane and Les Duly--in memory. Thank you for your compassion."
Pam P and Janet E
"From Jessie 13-324--Hang in there, Spot. Good times are coming!"
Ellie Z.
Happy Spring! "For Spot, with deep gratitude to Nicole, Laurie, Karen, her foster family, and all of the volunteers who make it possible for Spot to continue living the Golden life!"

Profile

I would like to introduce to you Spot! She is a 7-year-old spayed purebred Golden Retriever. Spot was surrendered to RAGOM because her owner moved and the new residence didn’t allow pets.

Updates

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spot and I would like to thank Abigail D, Jessie 13-324, Pam P and Janet E for their donation and well wishes!

It has been about 10 weeks since Spot's ACL surgery.  The recovery from this surgery is slow but she is doing very well!  We are up to several 10 minute walks per day!

Thanks again for thinking of Spot! She is one lucky girl!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

I wanted to let everyone know Spot is doing very well with her rehab from her ACL surgery.  Even though she is a little out of shape, she is loving her short walks throughout the day.  I’m going to open her up to start receiving applications.  Please note, she will not be able to go to her furever home until at least the end September or after as her next vet appointment isn’t until September 20th.

Updated information:

  • Gets along with all dogs she has met.  Really doesn’t want to play – rather be by her people!   Very Velcro (she will follow me pretty much throughout the day)
  • Sleeps on a blanket in our bedroom
  • When a visitor comes to our home – she will go get a favorite toy and take it to them.  At times, she will do this when going outside.  She has even carried it on our short walks!  Funny girl!
  • No issue with storms or fireworks
  • Has been groomed once while in our care.  Groomer said she did great.  However, I know when I’ve tried to brush her backend she doesn’t want me to and sits down.
  • Since being in our home, I have noticed she is scared of the ironing board! Which who is a fan of that! 😊
  • Will bark occasionally.  Sometimes she gets excited when you are going for a walk or getting ready to take her out to do her business.  And a loud bark she has!  However, she has not barked when visitors come.
  • She needs a family who will continue to help her with her weight loss.  Her ACL surgery has set us back some.  She now loves carrots!
  • She likes you to accompany her outside when she is supposed to be doing her business.  If you don’t, most of the time she will just lay down.  Also, she doesn’t mind standing in the rain.
  • Goldens shed – a lot!  If dog hair on your floor or on you is a concern then she is not for you.
  • Never had problems getting out of our vehicle but we have always had to lift her in.  Maybe a lot of that was due to her bad knee but I honestly am not sure she will be able to jump in. Time will tell.
  • Walks nicely on a leash but be aware she may cut in front of you.  She has tripped me up a couple times.  She would not be a good candidate as a running partner.
  • I do not have a fence requirement for Spot but for her safety it would be great but not a deal breaker.  She perks up when she sees a bird and has pulled me to go get them!  She is very strong!   If you submit an inquiry form, please let me know what you would do to keep her safe if you do not have a fence.  
  • Please note Spot is being fostered in Waverly Iowa
  • She will not be ready to move to her furever home until at least the end of September or after.

Spot is one of the sweetest Goldens we have been around.  She truly loves her people and wants to be with you.  If you leave the house, she will be waiting by the door until you return.  I don’t feel Spot needs another dog in the home to be happy but needs either a family where the parents work from home or someone is home during the day.

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Yesterday Spot went for her 2 week check-up for her ACL repair.    Dr. Schaul said she was doing very well.  We can now start slowly on her rehabilitation schedule which will be three 5 minute walks per day.  Gradually leading up to three 10 minute walks per day. 

 We will go back on September 20th and if all is going well – she will be released from veterinarian care to resume her normal activities! 

I will post again in a couple weeks to let everyone know how well she is getting along!

Spot waiting to go for a ride!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Spot had her ACL surgery on July 5th  and needs to abstain from any activity for 2 weeks as this is a critical time for her to heal.     She has not been in a kennel since she arrived in my home but I have used one on occasion since bringing her home from surgery to control her activity along with a portable play yard attached to the kennel so she has more room.   Her spirits have been great and she is an excellent patient! 

Spot is down to 89.5 lbs so we are getting there regarding her weight and will restart her exercise in a couple of weeks as we rehabilitate her leg. 

Spot goes back to the vet on July 22nd for a follow-up and I will get instructions on what our next steps are for her rehabilitation.  Please keep watch on her bio as I will update it again after our appointment on the 22nd. Spot is such a wonderful girl and everyone that meets her falls in love with her…she is very special!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spot has had some issues with getting around since coming into RAGOM's care.  I was hoping that as she lost weight it would improve, but after not getting better we saw a new vet who diagnosed it as a torn ACL.  Spot will need surgery to correct this.  Even with a blown ACL she still wants to go for a walk and is disappointed that it is only to go outside to go potty!

 Spot17095e1.jpg

Please keep checking out her bio so you can keep up-to-date on her progress.  She is the sweetest Golden!

 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Spring! Happy Spring! For Spot 17-095 and with deep gratitude to Nicole, Laurie, Karen, her foster family and all of the volunteers who make it possible for her to continue to live the golden life! From Ellie Z.

Spot visited the vet last week and is UTD on all vaccines and was microchipped at this visit. Spot is a healthy girl except she is working on getting her body in shape for summer. She weighs 95 lbs and the veterinarian suggested she weigh between 80-85 lbs. 

When Spot first arrived in our home, she was pretty anxious which was understandable since she left the comfort of her loving home. Given that, it only took her about three days to start settling in. She has had free roam since day 3 without any issues.

Few things about Spot:

  • Does not counter surf but does like to be in the kitchen when you are cooking to see what good things you are making.
  • Housetrained! Right now, we are working on using bells for her to signal when she wants to go out.  We are accident free!
  • Loves to go for walks! For being 7 years old, she has a lot of energy and fast stride in the beginning! At first, she will pull some but eases up as we go. I noticed on our walks that birds really get her attention! Haven’t seen any squirrels yet but I’m guessing she will be fond of those also!
  • Wants to be with you when you are home. She will lay on my feet when we are watching TV to help keep them warm!
  • Likes to sleep in the same room as you. Loves her people!
  • Likes going for car rides. Previous owner did indicate on longer distances it is best to give her some Benadryl as she will get car sick. I haven’t had to do this yet since our trips have been close to home!
  • Likes to carry around a few stuffed items that she brought from her previous home. 
  • Very laid back – go with the flow type girl.
  • Has only barked a few times. Sometimes when we go outside to walk or for potty breaks she will look up at me and bark a few times as if she is saying let’s go! 
  • Loves to be groomed/brushed and doesn’t mind having her paws rubbed! Loves for you to scratch under her chin!
  • No guarding of food, toys or space.

At this point, I can honestly say there isn’t a negative thing to say about this sweet loving girl. If you want a family member who wants to be by your side and give you those Golden nudges, Spot is the girl for you. If you are gone most of the day, it would be nice if Spot would have another dog at home to keep her company. I feel she would be ok being the only dog but having another buddy would make her very happy.

If you think Spot would be a fit with you and your family, please fill out an application. She is such a sweetheart, she won’t be available long.

Spot17095c1.jpg
Spot with her favorite toy

Spot17095c2.jpg
Helping in the kitchen

Spot17095c3.jpg
Going to the vet

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spot and I would like to thank Ellie Z for sponsoring her!

Last weekend Spot met our grand -dog who is 11 months old.  Let’s just say, she loves everyone she meets.  She didn’t have much interest in playing with him but with flying colors tolerated his in-your-face puppy nature.

Spot17095d1.jpg
Spot with foster grand-dog, Carl

 Update:

  • Continuing our daily walks which she absolutely loves
  • Definitely 100% housebroken!
  • Does not like green beans or carrots!
  • Such a gentle loving Golden, you can’t but help give her hugs/kisses throughout the day

Spot17095d2.jpg
Spot getting some loves!