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!

Goldzilla is Coming!

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
8:30 am- 2:00 pm
Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, MN

Goldzilla is RAGOM’s annual Fun Fair and Walk for Rescue — and one of the biggest Golden Retriever events in America. The money raised supports our mission of rescuing and rehoming Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes of all ages. Admission is free!

Visit the official Goldzilla website for all the fun details!

 

RAGOM Garage Sale • August 20–22

Donations of gently used items needed

The RAGOM Annual Garage Sale is just around the corner, and we have a huge garage to fill. If you have any excess stuff, consider donating it to RAGOM!

Your donations of gently used items are tax-deductible and proceeds from our garage sale support our mission of rescuing and rehoming Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes.

To arrange drop-off of your items at the sale location in Inver Grove Heights, please email Jean at jean.sperl@ragom.org

Please check out our donation guidelines (items we can and cannot accept).

Our Garage Sale takes place as part of the Inver Grove Heights citywide garage sale August 20–22nd.

RAGOM Celebrates 30 Years with Updates on Annie, Spirit and Hope

Spirit, Hope, Annie

Three special RAGOM rescues:
Spirit, Hope and Annie

In 1985, Hank and Jane Nygaard rescued a golden retriever from being euthanized at a shelter and found her a forever home. This rescue turned into RAGOM, and in 30 years, the organization has rescued and re-homed more than 8,000 Goldens and Golden mixes.

Each dog rescued is undoubtedly special, but a few have tugged on the heart strings extra hard. Here’s an update on Spirit, Hope (now Haley) and Annie — 3 dogs that have overwhelmingly captured RAGOM’s enduring mission.

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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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