Suspicion confirmed! Miguel loves the water. We went to Lake Phalen, and after our walk, we headed to the swimming beach and he couldn’t get in fast enough.
Happy Spring, Miguel! From Copper Boy, love you Miguel!
Happy Spring, Miguel! Your pictures & write-ups remind us soooo... much of our beautiful beloved Finnegan! Vern & Angie Brenden send this "Spring Fling" chick to you in his memory.
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Date Available||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|1/22/17||Not required||Ages 10+; preferably no kids||Needs to be the only dog||Yes|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
There are no imperfect dogs, only imperfect situations. Meet Miguel, a 9-year-old purebred Golden Retriever. He weighs about 80 lbs, which is a bit heavy, so he is on a diet. If you’re a fan of senior dogs, you’ll want to get ahold of your placement advisor right away, as Miguel is one fantastic boy in the right environment.
He came in to RAGOM from a loving family that has grown in the last several years with the addition of a toddler, a newborn, and another dog that were causing Miguel great anxiety. Unfortunately, the toddler fell on Miguel, and Miguel bit the child, but didn’t break the skin. In the best interest of the children and Miguel, it was decided that he would do better in a different situation.
Miguel has been living with me for just over a week and has been completely wonderful. He did pretty well on the 20-mile car ride; a bit of panting, but settled down the last few miles. On our first walk, he pulled quite a bit, and after that he's been walking very nicely on a standard leash. We walk twice a day between a mile and a mile and a half each time, and he loves it. Also on our first walk, he turned right back into my driveway on the way home - smart guy!
Miguel is generally quiet and only barks if someone comes to the door or if he hears another dog barking when he is in the backyard, and then only a single bark here and there. He gets excited to meet new people and will try to jump up on them, but settles quickly.
Miguel is crate trained and completely housebroken, and respects baby gates. I give him free roam for the full workday, and he hasn’t gotten into any trouble and doesn't seem to mind.
If you have an adult-only household, Miguel might just be the dog for you.
|Golden Retriever||Born: January 2008|