At A Glance

  • Age: 11 years
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


Ariel traveled a long distance to join the RAGOM family.  For most of her young life, Ariel lived in the  small Aegean sea resort town of Cunda. When rescuers in Turkey first saw her, she was curled up lying in the sun, as though she had not a care in the world. Yet, in her left ear was a red ear tag identifying her as a street dog. While she was homeless, she was loved and cared for by the shopkeepers in the town.  When they heard that she could have a family and a home of her own in America that would love her and care for her, they asked the rescuers to take her and bid a sad goodbye.  

On April 8th, 2016 Ariel left her native country of Turkey to begin a new life in America. Ariel has been with us for a week now and she is a complete joy.  She is sweet, loving, and very laid back.  As she is settling in, we are seeing a more playful side to her.  She is not yet interested in playing with our other dogs,  but she loves playing fetch and playing with toys by herself - she can entertain herself for quite a while tossing toys in the air and catching them, rolling all around with them and then completely de-stuffing them.  She does have the cutest habit of walking over to one of the other dogs here and giving them a kiss and then walking away. 

At her vet visit, this petite girl weighed in at 53 pounds, which is perfect for her.   Overall, she is in great health.  She does have an ear infection which we are treating and is receiving a de-wormer for parasites.  One thing we have noticed is that she is a little itchy.  The vet recommended that we try Bendryl to help.  I am not sure if it the Benedryl or the bath she received with hypoallergenic shampoo, but she is doing so much better I rarely see her itching any more. 

As this has been such a major life change for her, we are going to wait another week or so before posting her as available.  Each day, new sides of her personality emerge and I want to make sure that we have a very good idea of what her perfect forever home will look like.

Ariel and all of her Turkish buddies would like to thank all the amazing supporters and donors that allow RAGOM to continue bringing these dogs over.  It is only with your support that we can continue and there are still so many more to save.


Ruth Hinnenkamp

"Welcome to the USA!” In memory of Corky"

Sponsor Ariel

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