At A Glance

  • Age: 11 years, 5 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


Sponsored by:

Sharon and Todd Sens (and Milo!)
"In honor of the incredible effort by RAGOM and the volunteers who made the Missouri rescue possible"


This dog came into RAGOM from a commercial breeder and has not been adequately socialized to humans. RAGOM requires that any adoptive homes contain a physical fence (due to the risk of escape); another fairly confident medium to large sized dog to role model from (everything is new and scary for them); no children under 10 years old in the home (normal kid behavior scares these dogs). Our goal is to find the forever family for these dogs and our experience leads us to use these criteria.

March 31, 2012

Please welcome Leia to the RAGOM family; she is one of the 29 dogs that came from a commercial breeder in Missouri. She is an 11 month old pure bred Golden Retriever, she is a very light colored girl, and she is a small golden weighing 42 lbs. She has a small black birth mark on her cheek, I thought it was grease and tried to wash it off.

She has been in my home for five days. She is a beautiful girl. Tonight as I write this update for her she came over to me and laid next to me, placed her paw on my leg and fell asleep. What a sweet girl.

She has been to the vet and is in good health, her only problem is she has an ear infection. She is very shy and afraid of loud noises and fast movement. She is coming around, she loves to follow the other dogs in the house. I am working on teaching her to come and to respond to her name, she is doing pretty good at that, she will take treats and food from my hand and when I have some food in my hand and say Leia come she will come right to me. Leia is going to have to get use to people and life in the house before she will be able to find her forever home.

Things she will need in her forever home:

  • She will need a confident large breed dog to help her learn.
  • She will need a fenced in yard.
  • She will need to be in a home that does not have small children; children should be 10 or older.

We're gratified to be able to change the lives of so many Golden Retrievers, but this rescue will have a significant impact on our budget. Please help these dogs—and the rest of the dogs that will come into RAGOM this year—by making a tax-deductible donation. You can donate online, or send a check to Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota, Suite 120, 5800 Baker Road, Minnetonka, MN 55345. As always, we thank you for your help!

Sponsor Leia

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