Find out how your donation makes a difference for one of our rescued Golden Retrievers!
For more upcoming RAGOM events, please visit our Calendar
You can support RAGOM effortlessly with every transaction you make with the RAGOM Capital One card. In 2012, the program resulted donations totaling nearly $4,000! The card comes with a competitive rate and no yearly fee, and you can select from three designs featuring RAGOM dogs.
For more information or to apply, visit the RAGOM Capital One card page.
RAGOM needs YOU.
We are all about rescuing and rehoming Goldens but we need YOU to help us! RAGOM rehomes hundreds of Golden Retrievers each year, and there has never been a better time to adopt your special friend.
Currently, we have more than 60 beautiful senior and special needs dogs awaiting their forever homes and more coming in almost every day. Consider making a senior or special needs dog's life "golden". Sometimes they can be a little more work or a little more cost but it is so rewarding to welcome one of these special dogs into your life.
But, they can't find that special family without meeting YOU. And, they can't meet you if you don't come out to one of our events, fall in love and apply. Won't you please consider filling out an application and becoming the next proud owner of a special Golden from RAGOM. Our seniors and special needs dogs need YOU now!
'Tis the season to give thanks and remember loved ones, including our Golden friends, past and present. Your gift will be represented by a cheerful winter icon, along with your name and a short message, on the bio page of the RAGOM foster dog of your choice. Just select the amount you wish to donate, and tell us which dog's page you'd like your icon to appear on.
To get your holiday icon, visit the RAGOM Shop.
It's here! The 2014 RAGOM Calendar made its debut at Goldzilla, where it sold like hotcakes. If you didn't buy one at the event, don't worry—it's available online through the RAGOM Shop.
This glossy four-color piece features 12 months of RAGOM dogs and their adventures. From the heartwarming story of Joy, who does not let her disability keep her from having fun in the water, to Tubbs, who travels far and wide with his family searching for geocaches, to Daisy, who gets to explore the Boundary Waters by canoe, you'll meet some of our lucky dogs who are living the Golden Life.
The RAGOM Calendar makes a great gift for every Golden Retriever lover. Order now for Christmas giving, while we still have plenty in stock.
Shadow is one of the mighty “mix”
puppies that are ready for adoption!
Hi, my name is Shadow!
I've been told that my peeps and I are “mixes”. Being young and not knowing a lot, I wasn't sure what this meant. So I looked it up and found out that “a mix is a prepared mixture of ingredients for making a particular type of food or a product”. This had me thinking about what ingredients went into my “mix” and how would you make this mix into a “product”?
All that thinking stressed my puppy brain, but with a little help from my foster family this is what I decided would be my “recipe”:
Step 1: Combine these descriptions from the AKC breed guide:
- I know Mom was a lab mix, so here is what the AKC says about Labrador Retrievers: His gentle ways, intelligence and adaptability make him an ideal dog.
- I've been told that my appearance bears resemblance to a bully breed. Here is what it says about Staffordshire bull terriers: Extremely courageous and obedient, highly intelligent and affectionate with a sense of humor, a foremost all-purpose dog. (Note: cannot confirm breed without a DNA testing.)
- There may be some other things in here, but nobody knows for sure.
Step 2: Mix above ingredients with generous portions of sweet puppy breath, waggy tail, bright eyes, abundant playfulness, and a good start on housetraining.
Step 3: Coat with a silky black wrapping. Can add white dashes for accent if desired.
Step 4: Mature for 13 weeks under the careful watch of dedicated, loving foster families.
Yield: Multiple fantastic RAGOM “mix” puppies ready for adoption to their forever homes!
We're pleased to announce that the 2012 Annual Report for Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota is now available. The first in our 28-year history, the annual report marks an important milestone in the maturation of our organization and is a key requirement as we pursue approval from the Charities Review Council.
Stone Mountain Pet Lodge of Blaine, MN has generously included RAGOM in its Friends of Stone Mountain loyalty program. When you participate, your spending earns frequent buyer points rewarded at a rate of 2.5% and matched by Stone Mountain at a rate of up to 2.5%. So the total contribution could be as high as 5% of every dollar you spend at Stone Mountain!
You can earn donations for RAGOM when you purchase:
- Pet food
- Treats, supplies and toys
- Boarding services
- Doggy day care
- And more
For more information, see the flyer here. To sign up for the program, print out the flyer and bring it to Stone Mountain, or just let the staff at the counter know you want to participate and have your donations earmarked for RAGOM.
Thank you--and a huge thanks to Stone Mountain for supporting RAGOM!
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