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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RAGOM Needs Your Help!

RAGOM needs YOU.

We are all about rescuing and rehoming Goldens but we need YOU to help us! RAGOM rehomes hundreds of Golden Retrievers each year, and there has never been a better time to adopt your special friend.

Currently, we have more than 60 beautiful senior and special needs dogs awaiting their forever homes and more coming in almost every day. Consider making a senior or special needs dog's life "golden". Sometimes they can be a little more work or a little more cost but it is so rewarding to welcome one of these special dogs into your life.

But, they can't find that special family without meeting YOU. And, they can't meet you if you don't come out to one of our events, fall in love and apply. Won't you please consider filling out an application and becoming the next proud owner of a special Golden from RAGOM. Our seniors and special needs dogs need YOU now!

Saved By Love

Vinnie (14-394)

Thanks to the love and help of
RAGOM supporters,
Vinnie is on a
speedy road to recovery

Vinnie (14-394)

It’s what rescue is all about.

Vinnie (14-394) has been saved by the love of over 20 RAGOM volunteers, sponsors, donors, partners...and one good samaritan.

We save dogs like Vinnie and give them another chance at comfort, companionship and joy because we love them…and because we know, so very often and in some way, shape or form — we’re saved by theirs.

Donate today in honor or memory of a dog — or person — that was saved by this extraordinary love.

You'll receive a special Vinnie Valentine that you can email, share on Facebook, or print out and give to someone you love.

Donate now

Read more about Vinnie's journey

Will You Be My Valentine?

Valentines PromoIs there a special RAGOM foster dog who tugs at your heartstrings?

Send a little love his or her way with a virtual Valentine! Your Virtual Valentine will appear on the bio page of your favorite RAGOM dog along with a short message from you. And, because RAGOM was founded on Valentine's Day 30 years ago, you can choose a special commemorative icon to give your gesture extra meaning.

Purchase your Virtual Valentine in the RAGOM Shop today.



The Golden Life 2015 RAGOM Calendar!

RAGOM 2015 CalendarIt has been revealed!

The RAGOM Golden Life 2015 Calendar made its big debut at Goldzilla and we just made it available in the RAGOM Shop! Get yours today!

Pssst! The calendars make great gifts for your Golden Retriever loving friends and family!




When a RAGOM Dog Goes Missing

We have a saying: “Once a RAGOM dog, alway 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.

Is this a new phone number for RAGOM?

The 612-547-9004 number is only for reporting lost dogs. It is actually a Google Voice number programmed to ring four key members of the LDRR simultaneously, ensuring that they never miss a call. Also, text messages are sent to all core team members at once, and they can check voicemails and call history online.

I'm afraid to report a lost dog. Will RAGOM take my dog away from me?

No. Losing a dog can happen to anyone. We just want to help you bring your dog home safely and quickly.

Thank you to Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet!

Thank youAs a result of Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet November to December Paw Print Fundraiser, Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota, Feline Inc., and Heading Home K9 Rescue were each recipients of a $31,000 donation. Click here for details


Support RAGOM as a Friend of Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Pet Lodge of Blaine, MN has generously included RAGOM in its Friends of Stone Mountain loyalty program. When you participate, your spending earns frequent buyer points rewarded at a rate of 2.5% and matched by Stone Mountain at a rate of up to 2.5%. So the total contribution could be as high as 5% of every dollar you spend at Stone Mountain!

You can earn donations for RAGOM when you purchase:

  • Pet food
  • Treats, supplies and toys
  • Boarding services
  • Doggy day care
  • Training
  • Grooming
  • And more

For more information, see the flyer here. To sign up for the program, print out the flyer and bring it to Stone Mountain, or just let the staff at the counter know you want to participate and have your donations earmarked for RAGOM.

Thank you--and a huge thanks to Stone Mountain for supporting RAGOM!

Friends of Stone Mountain Card

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