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.
Adopted Dogs

Rest in Peace

Autumn 99-266

Autumn is a sweet, 9 month old female. Picked up by animal control with a note on her collar that said "if i catch her in my yard again I will shoot her". RAGOM immediately came to rescue her and find her the forever home she deserves. She is red in color, very sweet. She comes when called and sits on command. She has a great history with dogs and cats.




Autumn is here!! She is an adorable 9 month old, 50 pound, thin, red, little gal. I couldn't tell you what her personality is like though, she has been snoozing since I picked her up! Matt had to pick her up and carry her out of the car, up the stairs and into the house. The clinic gave her a shot of Thorazine on the way out the door - I have never heard of it but I guess it is a pain killer and it will make her sleepy for about 12 hours. She has a fungal infection on her nose and a bladder infection. They sent meds along to treat both of those. They did her shots, heartworm check (neg - and they gave me a Heartguard Plus for her), fecal (neg), and spayed her. She has a sore on her foot and her coat is somewhat straggley, but her ears look good :-) !! She is sleeping peacefully and has only lifted her head once, but when she looked at me her tail started thumping the floor. I will update more later once she is out of the twilight zone......



When we started out our journey with Lucy, we would never guess that Autumn, later Lucy, would bring such joy to our lives.  Lucy came to us on Thanksgiving weekend of 1999 and as you can tell by her bio; her start in life was a little rocky.  But she never looked backed and loved her life with us.  Maggie, her older Golden sister, watched out for her and taught her the ways of our house.  They became good buddies.


We took Lucy through obedience training and she was a star, winning most improved and another prize at dog obedience school.  She gained great confidence in herself and was a great example of a Golden citizen.


While Maggie loved tennis balls, Lucy loved to ride in the car.  Lucy indulged Maggie and played ball, but her ultimate joy was to take a ride in the car, anywhere, including rides to the end of the driveway and back to the garage.  A click of the closet door meant she might have a chance at a ride and would bring her running down the hall to sit at the back door, not to be ignored. 


Later, when Lucy was an only dog, she really blossomed and became the most loving and attentive companion.  She loved her morning walks and to sit in her living room armchair and “oversee her domain” through her picture windows.  She supervised us in the back yard following us while we mowed the grass and inspecting our work in the flower beds.  At the end of the day we would all sit enjoy the garden overlooking the lake. 


She learned to swim in a Wisconsin lake and she loved it, as Goldens do.  Her last trip in August she and I swam side-by-side up and down the shoreline. 


She was our joy and we miss her.



Whoa that water is cold and wet, gotta shake it off.



One more shake down to my tail before greeting everyone, again.



Monitoring everyone all the time makes me so sleepy.



This is my favorite position.