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Dogs Available for Adoption

Beatty 17-080TD
(Fostered in Sioux Falls, SD)

Sponsor Beatty

In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Date AvailableChildrenOther DogsCatsFenceEnergy Level
6/6/17  Children ages 12+  Can live with other dogs   Not tested Required – No invisible fence   Low
Welcome to RAGOM Beatty! Beatty is an 8 year old male dog from Turkey. He is a mellow, super sweet, handsome guy who loves to be around people.
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Beatty is a beautiful, gentle, sweet boy that came all the way from Turkey. We believe he lived with a family at some point. He hasn't had a single accident in our house and will let you know when he needs to go outside. He is very well mannered, is only destructive with stuffed toys, doesn't jump up, rides well in the car, seeks out attention and is always excited to see you.

Beatty met our two resident dogs with no troubles. He doesn't really know how to play with them and mostly just watches to see what they are doing. Beatty also doesn't really understand the concept of fetch. Once he gets a toy he really doesn't want to give it up unless you have something better to offer him. He is also an expert at begging for human food. He is VERY food motivated.

Beatty is neutered, is heartworm negative, and has had all his shots. We are watching some abnormal lab results and will update that when we know more. His hind legs are a little tight and he is pretty slow going up stairs. We do take him on walks for about 3/4 of a mile and he does pretty well. He does pretty well on a leash. Beatty loves to go outside and roll around in the grass, but his favorite activity is following his people around.


Sorry for the late update on Beatty. First of all Beatty is doing great! He is the happiest dog I have ever met and is always smiling and wagging. He went to the vet last week to have some levels rechecked. The good news is that after a month of medication one test came back normal, the second test came back lower, but just a little higher than normal. Beatty will need to take a pill everyday to make sure his kidneys are functioning normally. If you tuck it in to a treat he gladly takes it with no problem.

Beatty's personality is really coming out. He loves to be in the middle of all the action to find out what is going on. He LOVES treats and toys! Beatty still hasn't really played with our two resident dogs but is very curious and likes to watch them wrestle around.

Beatty did finally play fetch last week! He brought the ball back a couple of times and then decided this is a silly game and decided to chew on the ball instead of chase it. Beatty loves to go for car rides too.

He is completely house broken, no accidents.

We also discovered last week the Beatty has some prey drive. He found a baby bird in the back yard, he didn't attack it but did follow it around and was very interested. We were able to get the bird to a dog free location before any feathers were lost. He also saw a squirrel in the park from a fairly long distance and really perked up.

Things Beatty will need in his forever home: Lots of attention Short daily walks A fence Help getting into a vehicle. Someone to cuddle with him.

Beatty is a great dog who just requires a little attention. He will make a family very happy.

If you think Beatty would be a good fit in your home, please submit an "Inquiry for Application" form. If you have already filled out an "Inquiry for Application" form, please send an email to with the dogs name, RAGOM number, the name you submitted the Inquiry for Application form under and a sentence or two why you feel you'd be a good match.


Beatty has had a couple of very busy weeks. First of all he attended his second meet and greet this summer. He was a big hit with everyone he met, both people and dogs at least until the downpour ended the event early.

Beatty also got to do a little traveling to Nebraska for a weekend. It was an exiting trip with a lot of new experiences. First of all Beatty got to go to a softball game. He was more exited to explore the ground for potential snacks instead of watching the game. He did let out a couple of deep booming barks during the game when the ball hit the backstop. The umpire thought he had a pretty good strike call. Beatty also got to meet kids of all ages from 4-13. He did really well with all of them. There were also squirrels to chase out of the yard. He isn't quite quick enough to catch them, but he does a good job of patrolling. As you can tell from the picture that trip tired him out.

Beatty enjoyed his first Independence Day in the US. He wasn't really bothered by the fireworks except for the really loud ones. He did come to us for pets when those happened, but wasn't overly upset.

It always amazes me how happy Beatty is. He is always smiling and wagging his tail. He is a total sweetheart and is going to make a family very happy.