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.
Surrendering A Golden
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Need to Rehome Your Golden Retriever?

You have a Golden Retriever and for some reason you are unable or unwilling to keep him/her. Maybe you don't have the time to train a very energetic dog. Maybe someone in your family turned out to be severely allergic. Perhaps your dog needs more medical care than you can afford. Maybe you are moving to someplace you don't think is suitable for a Golden.

Whatever the reason, we aren't going to judge you.

We Can Help

We know that Golden Retrievers are not for everyone. A dog that doesn't "fit" your lifestyle might be the perfect dog for another family.

One of our goals is finding the ideal forever homes for our dogs. You have our promise that we will do everything we can to make sure your dog is healthy, happy and loved. We have successfully re-homed over 7,000 dogs. We might also be able to offer possible solutions for helping you keep your loving animal friend. We would love to talk to you about possible training methods and give you some resources in order to help your family.

We are choosy about the families that adopt RAGOM dogs. To find the best home for each dog, we match its unique individual needs (no children, no cats, safe room to run, no other dogs, etc.) to the home situation of the applicant.

If you are considering surrendering your Golden Retriever, please contact us.

By Phone: Call the RAGOM Hotline at 952.946.8070, mail box #1.  This is our voice mail system and calls will be returned within 24 hours.

By Email: Email us at

A RAGOM volunteer will be in contact with you as soon as possible. You will be asked a series of questions about your dog including its health and temperament, to see if it is a candidate for placement. We will arrange for a volunteer to come and pick up your dog as soon as possible, or have you bring the dog to RAGOM.

  • You will be required to sign a document giving sole ownership of the dog to Retriever A Golden Of Minnesota.
  • We need up-to-date copies of all veterinary work done on your dog and other documents (i.e. AKC papers, obedience class information) ready to go with the dog. Please include any prescription drugs that your dog is currently taking.
  • The dog will have an easier transition if you provide his/her crate/bedding, toys, items he/she is comfortable with and some of his/her current food.

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