Breed: Golden Retriever
Current Location: Kansas City, MO
Adoption Date: May 18, 2022
Adopted by: Deborah and Clel
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Cove.
She’s getting much more comfortable being near me and often chooses to do so. I’m getting lots of pets in during the day. I feel like we’ve had a bit of a breakthrough in the past week and she seems to have hopped over some threshold that was holding her back. She’s still quirky and afraid of quick movements and loud noises. She doesn’t like it when you walk towards her and will burnout on your toes to go past you if you approach her. She panics if you “sneak” up on here (like if she’s sleeping and doesn’t know you’re walking by but wakes up as you’re passing). She’s very easy to walk on a leash, the hard part is getting it on her. Our son has moved in with us and she barks at him every time she sees him. I’m not sure why, but she does. She’s still got a ways to go but I’m so proud of how far she’s come.
She’s making progress. It’s very very slow, but it’s progress nonetheless!
“Cove has been hiding out since she got here and we’re done with that. She’s leashed up and hanging in the living room with us tonight. We’ll continue to do this going forward because she is so incredibly shut down. I give quick pets here and there while speaking affirming words in a sweet tone in hopes that she will learn that humans can provide love and comfort, not pain and cruelty. Stay tuned!”
Ana has taken her in as a foster and has started taking her out on pack walks with her dogs. This girl is a tough one, but Ana is making great strides with her.
We will be separating Cove and Waterfall to two different fosters. They’ve come a long way, but they need to be away from each other to grow any further.
Progress in baby steps, Cove would never take treats from our hands when she first arrived. Today we had a little breakthrough.
Cove has made very good strides in physically moving about around the yard and building with other dogs. She has a long way to go with humans and feel it would be best to separate her from her sister Waterfall, but we really don’t have a place for them to go with the sanctuary closed and fosters very difficult to find.
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