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At A Glance
Can you say SWEET, SWEET, SWEET!!!Welcome Stella girl to RAGOM! She was surrendered through no fault of her own. Her SO (Surrendering Owner) took sweet Stella in from their family member and had two small dogs of their own and travel a lot. So they called RAGOM to see if we would take in this sweet girl. YAY for RAGOM! She had a long ride up to the North Shore to her first foster stop. Unfortunately, a member of the family was allergic to her and she took a long trip back to the cities where she is currently staying.
As you see from above, Stella is sweet! She whimpers when you pet her but if you tell her ‘shh’ she will stop, it is just her vocal sign of content, I believe. She has the weirdest quirks…She takes her food bowl from the kitchen and brings it to her dog bed in our bedroom. She also does this with her leash, my purse, shoes, etc. There is no destruction. So I say, she likes her things close to her. We do have a 3 year old resident golden and she watches her closely. If she goes by her things, she runs to them, we tell Stella that it is ok and we allow our resident to go by her items and sniff and then give it back to Stella.
Stella met the family on Sunday with ease. We have an 8 and 5 year old girls who love meeting the new pups we bring in. Stella also met our resident pup, we had them meet on neutral ground and took them for a walk up and down the street, then went into our fenced yard. They met each other nicely, though when Gretta (our resident) ran up to her wanting to play, Stella gave her the I am not the playing type. Gretta obliged and has taken then hint.
Stella is 8 years and 9 months old. She is fostered in St. Anthony, MN. She is spayed and is UTD (up to date) on her shots. Because of her age, RAGOM has the vet run a CBC and Chem Panel (blood draw). Blood draw looked good for her! She had a fecal test and it showed some bacteria, so she is taking some meds for that. Back in June when she had her shots, she tested positive for Lymes. They must have had her on some meds because now she is negative! Lastly, she weighs 104#s!!! Thankfully, she likes to go for walks because we need to get some of (ok a lot of) that weight off of her!!
Stella’s mom loved performance events, she was a fast dog in agility. She obtained her United Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club Championships and was on her way to her American Kennel Club Championship when she had Stella and her pups. Stella's dad has multiple Specialty Best of Breed wins and won an Award of Merit at Westminster Kennel Club in NY. WOW, Stella comes from a great line!Stella doesn’t need a lot, I was fortunate enough to be at home Monday and all Stella did was come check on me every once in awhile but mostly, laid on the dog bed with her leash and bowl! She has been great with our girls! So kids or no kids, she isn’t fussy! Stella is fine with Gretta, but probably would like to be an only dog or if you have another dog, one that is just as laid back as her so they can enjoy the lazy days together! It says that she does will with cats, though we don't have any cats in our home. She likes car rides too! Because of her size, she needs a vehicle where she can get in and out easily. We have a sedan and a Ford Expedition and she wasn’t able to hop into the Expedition. We will have to rig something up to get her in that vehicle. She is used to a fenced yard, but that isn’t necessary, she has pretty decent recall from what I have seen so far. When she goes to the bathroom, she wants you to take a step outside and then she will come out as well, you can go back inside while she does her business.
I can’t wait to get to know this girl more…I love senior dogs!!! Don’t you?!Let your placement advisor know if you want to meet this sweet senior girl!