At A Glance

  • Age: 11 years, 8 months
  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


Dory is an adorable little Golden mix who arrived a few days ago following a long journey from Turkey. She was first seen in Turkey by a RAGOM volunteer who was on a personal trip to Turkey in March of this year. At that time, there was no more room on our Spring transports, so Dory had to remain and live her life on the streets. But, we could not stop thinking about her. Earlier this summer, we asked a Turkish friend to check on her. She had been hanging around a dumpster in a small town on the western coast, but when he went to find her, she was no longer there.

The mission to find Dory continued and she was finally located - and just in time. She had suffered a large chemical burn on her back and was in need of immediate vet care. The vet believed it was caused by a well-meaning person applying a flea/tick preventative that was meant for sheep and it was too much of the wrong kind of chemical. Dory responded well to treatment, her fur returned and she has been hanging out in a pet hotel in Turkey waiting to come to RAGOM and now she is here.

Dory had her vet appointment yesterday and she weighs in at a healthy 38 pounds. This is as big as she will get. She is currently being treated for a tick-borne disease and a hot spot, but other than that she is very healthy.

Dory's personality is as adorable as her size. She is sweet and silly at the same time. And she is very interested in any and all food. When she gets excited about meal time, she hops around on her back legs - my dogs look at her like she is crazy. Dory will also entertain herself with toys, tossing them in the air and chasing them on her own. She is just so darn happy all the time, everyone smiles watching her.

We want to give Dory more time to adjust to life in America, so she is not yet available for adoption. Keep watching for updates on this little girl - she is going to make some family very, very happy! She will be at Goldzilla on Sunday, so come and meet her.

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