A Good Cause. A Great Day. Goldzilla 2019, It Was GIGANTIC!

A Good Cause. A Great Day. Goldzilla 2019, It Was GIGANTIC!

It was big, it was hairy, it was great!

RAGOM extends a gigantic “Thank you!” to everyone who attended, donated, participated, or volunteered to make Goldzilla 2019 a success. Despite the rain it was a wonderful day and we are thrilled that so many people and dogs braved the weather to join the fun.

Goldzilla is our biggest fundraiser and a significant portion of our annual budget. We’re adding up walk pledges, sponsorships, raffle ticket and silent auction sales, merchandise and concessions sales, and other donations. Not only did we meet our $87,000 goal, we exceeded it—preliminary results show we raised more than $90,000!

On behalf of all the dogs who count on RAGOM for help, thank you. You’ll make many dogs smile.

Goldzilla 2019

Audi photo contest results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Audi Golden Opportunity Photo Contest and to our wonderful sponsor Audi Minneapolis/Audi St. Paul for their support. This year’s winners are Carmen, Henry, Hector, Chloe, and Dozer!

2019 Goldzilla raffle prize winners

And the 2019 winners are…
$500 Visa Gift Card: Sara Kluck
$250 Visa Gift Card: Mark Crellin
$250 Visa Gift Card: Sue Flannery
$250 Visa Gift Card: Marcia Rowe

Save the date!

We hope to see you at Goldzilla next year—Sunday, September 13, 2020!

Originally posted on August 21, 2019

Join us Sunday, September 8, at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, Minnesota for the 10th Annual Goldzilla, RAGOM’s Fun Fair and Walk for Rescue—and one of the biggest Golden Retriever events in America!

All funds raised at this event support our mission of rescuing and rehoming Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes of all ages. Admission is free!

There is so much to see and do—for both you and your dog:

  • Raffle prizes—including a $500 Visa gift card
  • Silent auction—with online/mobile bidding so you can enjoy more of what Goldzilla has to offer!
  • Wine pull and great shopping in the vendor village
  • Ears & Tails game ($200 grand prize)
  • Lure course, agility, off-leash play, and swimming
  • Audi Golden Opportunity Photo Contest
  • RAGOM foster dog parade and RAGOM dog reunions
  • and more!

Walk for Rescue

But perhaps the most fun is the Walk for Rescue. Register for the walk and collect pledges to earn fabulous prizes.

Volunteer at Goldzilla

We still need volunteers to make it a great day! Sign up to volunteer.

A good cause. A great day. Goldzilla—it’s GIGANTIC! For more information, visit the Goldzilla website.

10th Annual Goldzilla