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.

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Featured Dog
Bobby Bones 15-193
"Honorary Golden"
RAGOM serves Golden Retreivers and Golden mixes, but on occassion an "Honorary Golden" comes into our care.  Bobby Bones is believed to be a Redbone Coonhound / Springer Spaniel mix. 

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RAGOM Events
Please stop by and visit with us. We would love to tell you all about RAGOM.

For more upcoming RAGOM events, please visit our Calendar
When a RAGOM Dog Goes Missing

We have a saying: "Once a RAGOM dog, always a RAGOM dog." We care deeply about the dogs we have rescued. That's why we want to help if your RAGOM dog ever goes missing. In fact, we created a team of volunteers - the Lost Dog Rapid Response team (LDRR) - just to ensure a quick, efficient response.

Help! My RAGOM dog ran away! What do I do?
If you've lost sight of your dog, call RAGOM immediately at 612-547-9004.

The LDRR will gather information from you and provide some tips on what to do next. While you are searching for your dog, they can call local authorities and begin preparing flyers and signs in case they are needed for an extended search.

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2017 Goldzilla - It's GIGANTIC!

Join us Sunday, September 10, at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, Minnesota for Goldzilla, RAGOM's annual Fun Fair and Walk for Rescue - and one of the biggest Golden Retriever events in America! The money raised supports our mission of rescuing and rehoming Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes of all ages. Admission is free!

Register for the walk and collect pledges to earn fabulous prizes. Then check out activities for both you and your dog. Plan a shopping spree in the vendor village and scope out the silent auction and wine pull. Or explore other ways to support our dogs in need.

A good cause. A great day. Goldzilla - it's GIGANTIC!   For more information about this event, please see our Goldzilla website.

Become a Golden Giver!
Golden Givers - Provide RAGOM a Monthly or Quarterly donation!

Your monthly or quarterly donation provides RAGOM with a continuous and reilable base of support - and helps us save on expenses. It's an easy way to support the dogs in our care throughout the year!

Decide on the amount you'd like to donate, and it will automatically be deducted from your bank account or credit card. Giving through your bank account saves us in credit card fees and ensures your donation doesn't lapse if your credit card number changes or expires.


A Plea for Special Needs Foster Homes
A Plea for Special Needs Foster Homes

As the face of Golden rescue changes, RAGOM is being asked to help more and more dogs with special needs. Some of these dogs simply need to live in a home with no other pets, some need medical care and rehab, and some need behavioral training.

We currently have many dogs waiting to come into RAGOM due to a lack of foster homes able to meet their specific needs. Most of these dogs need to be in homes without other animals and/or young children.

Our current pool of foster homes that fit that description are full. If you have every considered fostering and you have no resident dogs or cats, please fill out our volunteer application. We will provide training to get you started fostering and provide any behavioral training needed.

Without your help, these dogs cannot begin their journey to finding a new home.


More Turkish Dogs Have Arrived!

On April 28th, you helped us change the lives of seventeen wonderful dogs. After months of planning and preparing, we welcomed our newest RAGOM additions from the country of Turkey. It took the kindness and generosity of over 100 people to make this happen.

The dogs' journey started across the world, where our Turkish friends got up early in the morning to get the dogs to the airport and complete the necessary paperwork. The entire process takes several hours and the dogs are required to be at the airport 12 hours before their flight, so Turkish volunteers took turns walking the dogs and ensuring they drink plenty of water.

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You can follow our Turkish Dog rescue efforts on the Turkish Goldens - Rescued by RAGOM facebook page.

If you would like to assist us with our Turkish Dog Rescue Mission, please consider making a donation.



RAGOM Celebrates 32 Years of Rescuing and Rehoming

February 14, 2017 marks RAGOM's 32nd Anniversary of rescuing and rehoming Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes and here's where it all started...

Thirty-two years ago today, a beautiful 9-month-old Golden Retriever languished in a kennel in a rural animal shelter, unaware of her pending fate. She had no name, no home, just a collar and a kennel card marked in red: "Scheduled for euthanasia, 3:30 today."

On a chance visit to the shelter that day, Ardis Brown noticed the young Golden. Moved by her dire plight, she called her friend, Jane Nygaard. "Could anything be done?" she asked. The answer was firm. "Get that dog out of there" Jane said.

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