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At A Glance
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|2/18/2015||Not required||Yes||Optional||Not tested|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Please give a warm welcome to one of the youngest new members of the RAGOM family, Tucker! He arrived from a large group of pups rescued from an Indian reservation in Nebraska and he is said to be a Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix. He is approximately 10 weeks old and not much is known about this sweet boy. But, he is already a little charmer!
The first thing that you will notice about Tucker is that he has a noticeable head tremor (see video here ). We don't know what caused this, whether a previous trauma, a prior exposure to distemper, or whatever. However, Tucker's first vet visit did not elicit much concern from his attending vet, as unless it gets worse, there really is no "treatment" for this and he may have it for life. But, we are so pleased that this head bobble does not affect Tucker's enjoyment of daily life in any way! He plays, eats, and sleeps, just like a normal puppy. The good news is that his bobble appears to be more positional in that when he is romping around, it is almost gone. It is completely absent when he is relaxed or asleep. So, we are hopeful that it will not get worse and because of his very young age, maybe he will outgrow or compensate for it over time.
Aside from the head bobble, this little guy is just the most laid-back puppy I have ever seen. He follows us around the house, just like so many other "Velcro" dogs. He happily plays with our resident female by playing bitey-face and tag. He is already showing great progress with potty training and he has only been here a week! And when you need a little down time, this little guy is always ready to snuggle and nap in your arms.
Unfortunately, Tucker is extremely thin and needs to put some weight on his tiny body. We had a little hiccup after a few days at home as he came down with gastroenteritis which required a short stay at the hospital for fluids and antibiotics. But, he is home now and back to his old self.
For now, Tucker will be unavailable for adoption until he completes his puppy shots, gets neutered, and gains some weight. Because he is a young pup, he doesn't require a fence, but will need someone committed to training him to be a good boy (I don't think that should be hard to do).
Enjoy the pics of this wonderful boy!