Out of an abundance of caution and concern related to the COVID-19 pandemic, RAGOM is not accepting adoption or volunteer applications until April 10. Meet & Greet events are suspended until May 1. We will however continue emergency and medically necessary intake of dogs.

An Important Message about RAGOM and the State of Rescue

As rescues across the country saw a dramatic decline in Golden Retrievers needing to be rehomed, RAGOM expanded their reach to Goldens from commercial breeding facilities and international rescue programs.

Dogs rescued from commercial breeders have had little to no human interaction and socialization. These dogs need a home with a medium to large confident resident dog to learn from, no young children, and no electric fences. Read more about their needs.

We also rescue dogs from other countries, and while they do not have set requirements, they often come to us with trauma and challenges that require training and accommodation of their unique needs.

RAGOM is seeing fewer dogs that have no special needs—and when we do have such a dog, we have many applicants for that dog. We appreciate our previous adopters, donors, and interested families. However, we can only prioritize based on what is best for our dogs.

Adoption process

Our Adoption Process

RAGOM takes great care in matching our dogs with suitable families, and our adoption process has proven to be effective.

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Adoption eligibility

Adoption Eligibility

Adopters must agree to conditions that will ensure the welfare of their family and our dogs and ease transition into a new home.

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Adoption FAQs

Adoption FAQs

What does each dog status mean? How are adoption fees determined? Find answers to these questions and more about RAGOM adoption.

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