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Bea 16-247
(Fostered in North Liberty, IA)

Sponsor Bea

Sponsored by:

Louise Dobbe
"In honor of Gretchen, Aunt Bea's wonderful foster mom"


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

Greetings, RAGOM fans, from Bea! Bea is about the sweetest little gal we have ever met! She was rescued from a pound by a Good Samaritan that found her a place in the RAGOM family. Her age is unknown, but we will guess about 10 years old. She still has spunk, goes up and down the stairs like a pro, and doesn't seem to have any arthritis. She weighed in at 52 lbs at her recent vet visit. Her doctor said her weight looks good and she could gain just a few pounds.

Bea resides with a very young male Golden. They enjoy free roam 24/7. We have not tried nor needed to crate her. Both dogs are very laid-back and just mind their own business. She would most likely enjoy the company of another mellow dog, but we don't feel it's necessary. She is a typical Golden looking for human attention - she likes to give kisses!

Now, Miss Bea does have some health issues we are addressing. She is heartworm positive and is starting her treatment. She will be medicating and then have three bouts of injections at the vet. In 120 days, we will be retesting to make sure she is heartworm-free. Once she has safely recovered, we will schedule her spay surgery.

This little girl's medical treatments will be very expensive. Bea would appreciate any donations in her name. She thanks you and sends virtual kisses.

Please stay tuned for updates on Bea. She needs love and prayers and eventually a forever home. Could you provide that for a beautiful senior girl? Bea says to think about it. It's one of the most rewarding gifts you could ever give!


Bea has moved to a new foster home in North Liberty, Iowa. She is one big sweetie - that's for sure.

Bea received her 1st injection for heartworm and did amazingly well. She came home that night and spent much of the time on the dog bed. She weighed in at 59.2 lbs., and that is where we will maintain her weight. February 1st and 2nd, she will receive back-to-back injections which are the final injections for her heartworm disease. I do expect her to feel pretty punk those few days with the double injections.

Aunt Bea, as I call her, is free-roaming and does not require gating or a kennel when I am out running errands or have appointments. She is a little grabby when it comes to treats, but loves bananas, orange slices, or raw apple pieces. She sleeps all night in the bedroom on the dog bed. Aunt Bea is a talker, and as long as you talk to her, she will talk back. The tales she has to tell are long and winded for sure.



Have a great Christmas with your wonderful foster family! From Angel Smoozer  Have a great Christmas with your wonderful foster family! From Angel Smoozer

You are loved, Bea! In memory of the S family's B Boys: Bear 10-247 and Babe 12-247. -CC  You are loved, Bea! In memory of the S family's B Boys: Bear 10-247 and Babe 12-247. - CC



Happy Valentine's Day, Bea! Happy Valentine's Day, Bea!


Happy Valentine's Day, Bea!  From David B. Happy Valentine's Day, Bea! From David B.


Happy Valentine's Day, Bea! In memory of Buster (10-054)  Denise C. Happy Valentine's Day, Bea! In memory of Buster (10-054) Denise C.



Aunty Bea has completed all her heartworm treatment. She has an upcoming spay date of March 15th. As Dr. Hinson says, she tolerated the injections better than some of her younger counterparts.

Bea, at the estimated age of 10, has the energy of a 2-year-old. She is very active and vocal when she wants to be. We tried a tennis ball to see if she likes to play with one, but alas, she has to be shown where it ends up when thrown and does not give it back. So you don't have to worry about her being a ball-crazy Golden.

Bea loves the oranges, apples, and bananas; and she now has tried yogurt. She loves her food with Fromms Salmon grain-free kibble. She dances around you on her hind toes with her front paws bent, resembling a hopping bunny rabbit. She has knocked the bowl from my hands, so I am very careful keeping it out of reach.

Bea has free roam and sleeps in the bedroom at night.