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Angus/Puck 11-094
(Fostered in Rochester, MN)

Sponsor Angus/Puck

Happy Spring! Happy Spring Puck! From an Anonymous Friend.


In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Date Available Fence Kid Friendly Another Dog Cat Friendly
Physical fence required
Ages 5+
Prefers to be the only dog
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.


In March of 2011, RAGOM saved an abandoned Golden mix and her litter of six from the needle at a Missouri shelter. Mama Ava 11-088 was found to have stage three heartworm disease while her pups soon became sick with parvovirus. Angus was one of five from the litter who survived and got adopted. (Ava completed her treatment and found her forever home, as well.)

Angus, renamed Puck, was fortunate to have a marvelously loving family, including a canine sister who was his best friend. Sadly, however, Puck's rocky start in life must have involved some traumatic event which imprinted on his delicate mind: this sweet boy is afraid of other dogs and men. Unable to help him overcome his fear, Puck's family requested that we find him another home. This was a heart-wrenching decision made in the best interest of their precious baby, and we thank them for their selfless act.

Puck is 6 years old and weighs 50 pounds. While his lineage has yet to be determined, we do know that he is a very nice dog with a gentle disposition. He grew up with children and cats, and his family reported him to be a wonderful brother to them. His house manners are excellent, never displacing anything he shouldn't when left alone, although he can be kenneled when necessary.

We would like to see Puck in a quiet home, preferably one without young children or any dogs--resident or visiting. A physical fence would be crucial in establishing a sense of security as he learns to explore and trust the world around him. Most important of all, Puck will need behavioral training and socialization. To ensure a successful adoption, RAGOM has a dedicated Behavioral Services team who can assist in designing a training plan tailored to his needs as well as his new family's experience.

If you meet the above requirements, please contact us to talk about Puck. If you do not meet the above requirements, you can help Puck by sharing his story far and wide. This special pup has touched many hearts at RAGOM, and we believe that special family is out there!


Puck wants to give a shout-out to his anonymous friend for decorating his page with a cheerful spring icon! He hopes to meet and thank you in person soon.