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Dogs Available for Adoption

Juno 14-301
(Fostered in Stillwater, MN)

Sponsor Juno

In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Date AvailableChildrenOther DogsCatsFenceEnergy Level
 8/6/17  12+  Must be an only dog  Not tested Physical fence preferred Moderate
Juno is a 3 year old mix, smaller in stature at 54 lbs. Her look may not be traditional Golden Retriever but her heart certainly is. Juno is a sweetheart, always attentive to her humans and wanting to please. 
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Juno has been a sweetheart as an only dog in our foster home. She has the cutest look and is a lover dog that will wrap you around her finger.  Juno came into RAGOM 3 years ago as a puppy but recently returned to RAGOM foster care due to issues with resident dogs in her adoptive home. They saw reactive behavior towards other resident dogs typically around resource guarding food, treats, or attention from her humans.

Behaviors we have observed during her first week in our home:
  • She loves car rides, behaves perfectly.
  • We do not believe she would harm anything while we are away but we kennel her because that is her safe place.
  • Juno will drop toys or raw hides on command or we can take them from her mouth with no issue.
  • She is not necessarily a Velcro dog but wants to know where her humans are and hang out with us. Relishes cuddles and belly pets, prefers to sleep in our bed at night.
  • Juno does limited warning barks, like the lion in The Wizard of Oz she sometimes needs help with courage.    
  • She will play endless games of fetch and rarely misses a catch no matter how you throw it.  She is unbelievably quick and focused when it comes to catching the ball.
  • Juno does well with commands of sit, lay, heel. 'Come' seems to be optional in her world but she always responds to a whistle. She tends to jump up when excited or meeting new people so the command 'down' is something we will work on and would be a reason not to place her in a home with young children as she is a very solid dog.
  • Juno walks great on a leash with no pulling. She has been a bit cooped up in boarding for the last 2 months so we are working on building stamina for duration of walks. As we get her out more, we will understand if her reactive behavior is more general or limited to a home with resident dogs. So far she has met one neighborhood dog on a walk with no issues, only the typical tail wagging and sniffing.
Juno after an intense play session

If you think Juno 14-301 would be a good fit in your home, please submit an "Inquiry for Application" form. If you have already filled out an "Inquiry for Application" form, please send an email to with the dog's name, RAGOM number, the name you submitted the Inquiry for Application form under and a sentence or two why you feel you'd be a good match.


Original Bio September 2014:

Please help give a warm RAGOM welcome to Juno or, as I like to call her, Juno-berry.  We are long time RAGOM volunteers that moved to Puerto Rico for a work assignment.  While leaving work one day, my husband found a litter of 5 puppies left in the parking lot.  The mom was nowhere to be found.  Naturally, my husband brought them home and we began the rescue process.  Juno started as 15 pounds and has grown to 20 pounds as of September 23rd.  She is completely up to date on all her shots, including rabies and bordetella, as well as, Frontline and Heartguard.  When we first got the puppies, they all had pretty bad dry skin, but with some medicated shampoo it cleared up amazingly.  Now, they all have hair again!!  All the puppies have been spayed/neutered.  We were able to find homes for two of the five puppies here in Puerto Rico, but Juno and her sisters (Lilly 14-300 and Isabel 14-302) have hit the jackpot.  They got to get on a big plane for a “field trip” to Minnesota where RAGOM will help get them to the forever home that they so deserve!!  

Juno is a super sweet dog that just wants to hang around with you.  She has her puppy energy, but it’s not too much.  She loves to chase tennis balls or chase dogs that like to chase tennis balls!  She gets along great with dogs and kids.  She is like a kid magnet.  They all want to pet and play with her.  Really who could blame them??  She has not been exposed to cats, but I think she’d be fine.  She’d probably want to play, as that is what she does…play, play, play.  Once inside, she likes to play with her toys…any kind of toys, but squeaky ones are her favorites.  She especially likes squeaky Kong tennis balls.  Juno is still learning how to walk on a leash and use the bathroom outside.  She knows “sit” and will sit for just about anything.  She is very treat motivated.  Have I mentioned the ice machine?  She will be right under your feet in a sitting position waiting for that tasty morsel of frozen water!!  Juno is crate trained to sleep through the night for about 8 hours as well as she is kenneled while I’m gone during the day.  Juno will make a wonderful addition to any family.  

Once Juno arrives in Minnesota, she will need to get a microchip, then she’s ready for adoption to her forever home.  If you think that might be you, please contact your placement advisor and I’m sure Juno’s new foster would love to set up a meeting!!  

Juno--Good luck in your forever home.  We miss you already…

Love always, Your Puerto Rican Foster Family


Slowly increasing the duration of Juno's walks has her back to 100% in terms of stamina.  The walks are in addition to super speed crazy dog laps in the yard where she seems to be in total oblivious joy.  Balls are a big deal for Juno, she has endless energy for fetch and rarely misses a throw.  Once she catches the ball she promptly brings it back and drops it at your feet for another round.

We have observed a behavior related to resourcing guarding towards other dogs.  We are working to narrow down the trigger but it seems to be around a dog in close proximity receiving attention and/or food that causes her to react inappropriately towards that dog.  She is an absolute angel around people, sitting nicely to be petted.  This behavior is only towards dogs in certain situations.  We will see a trainer this week to better understand the behavior and identify options for resolution.

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