Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota: RAGOM is a 501(c)(3) organization, rescuing Golden Retrievers and re-homing them through adoption since 1985.  Serving Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Rainbow Bridge Memorials

RAGOM mourns the loss of each of our dogs. Here you can find dogs who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

The Rainbow Bridge
RAGOM Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together. . .

If your RAGOM dog has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, you can notify RAGOM at You can also send in an update including photos, and stories of life after adoption.

Please note: The voluntary submission of a photo or other image to RAGOM that includes minor children implies that the parents/guardians have granted RAGOM permission to post the image on their public web site. The owner of any submitted photo or other media submitted to RAGOM for publication releases RAGOM from any claim or demand or rights from the use or re-use of the image in whole or in part by RAGOM.

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Charlie 1998
Sprocket 1997
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Sig Champ
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Woody 1995

Photo composite by DevonTT using images licensed through Creative Commons. Photographers (Flickr members): mcclave (dog), Tricky (landscape), Drift Words (bridge)

Revised 8/13/17

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