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At A Glance
In memory of Rocket -Barry Kachinsky
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
|Entered Foster Care
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Welcome to RAGOM, Tacy! Tacy is a mellow, 10-year-old, purebred Golden Retriever. She is a gorgeous dark red color and is a little bit gray in the face. She is sporting a short haircut at the moment, so we cannot wait to see how beautiful her long red coat will be! Tacy weighs 82 pounds and has large feet, but she is so calm that she does not seem that big. You may notice in her photos that she has a mole on her right cheek (think Marilyn Monroe and Cindy Crawford...). Tacy has one goal in life, and that is to be pet as much as possible! She wants her head pet and she will nudge you or give you the Golden paw to let you know! She is really a senior sweetheart.
Tacy lived with the same family for 10 years and was an outside dog. She was surrendered to RAGOM because her owners wanted her to enjoy her senior years indoors with a family that does not travel as much. Tacy is house trained and easily adjusted to living indoors with us. She has been with us for 3 weeks now and has been such an easy dog to have around! It took her a couple of days to warm up to our resident dog, but now they are buds and will play occasionally. She has done well with other dogs she has met, but she would do best with other mellow, relaxed dogs that will not try to play constantly. She has been around our nieces that are 10 years old and 6 months old and has done well with both. We have not tested her with cats, but she did smell some in kennels at the vet and did not seem overly interested.
Tacy walks well on a leash with a regular collar; she shows interest in squirrels and rabbits, but does not pull much when she sees them. She does great in a kennel and would also be fine with free roam. We both work full time, so she is used to us being gone for 8 hours a day. She is not destructive. She does get a little nervous with thunderstorms, but so far, she has just come to us to comfort her when she hears thunder. She sleeps in a dog bed or people bed in our room.
Tacy appeared healthy at her first vet visit aside from some cataracts, but unfortunately her heartworm test came back positive. She also tested positive for Lyme disease. It is unknown whether she had Lyme disease in the past or a current infection, so the vet tested her kidneys to see if she has kidney damage from the Lyme disease. Her urine protein levels were high, but her other kidney levels and bloodwork were fine. She has been started on a medication once a day to help the kidneys from losing too much protein. She has been started on an antibiotic as well, which is used to treat Lyme disease and is also a part of the heartworm treatment regimen. Tacy’s vet bills are already starting to add up, so please consider sponsoring her and helping her get through these expensive treatments. You can also participate in our big fundraising event coming up: Goldzilla! Goldzilla is Sunday, September 14th, at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton. Visit goldzilla.ragom.org to learn more about the event and donate! Your donations help dogs like Tacy get the medical treatment they need.