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!

THANK YOU for Making Goldzilla 2014 a Success!

Goldzilla 2014 LogoHundreds of people and dogs came out to support RAGOM at Goldzilla, our biggest fundraiser—and fun fair—of the year. Because of you, we set a fundraising record, raising $81,800! These funds will make such a difference in the lives of the dogs in our care.

So many people made this event, and it simply would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers. THANK YOU for raising pledges, planning the event, volunteering day of, and/or coming out to participate and celebrate.

Goldzilla by the numbers:

  • $81,818 raised, compared to $72,451 in 2013
  • 138 people created fundraising pages

A special thank you to the Goldzilla planning committee who made this event the best one yet! Amy Borg, Angie Mann, Denise Anderman, Frannie Town, Jan Stone, Jean Sperl, Karen Grill, Kelly Burns, Kristin Koppin, Linda McCormack, Tracey Costello Scholz, Jessica Schumacher, Roberta Jensen, Michelle Hauser, Amy Lake and our excellent Lead, Cindy Groth.

A huge thank you to each of you for supporting the event…we could not have done it without you!


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!




RAGOM Garage Sale is a Whopping Success!

RAGOM Garage SaleA very big Thank You to all of our volunteers and supporters that donated so generously to our 2nd Annual RAGOM Garage Sale. With your donations, we were able to raise a whopping $4,140 for our Golden Retrievers, exceeding our 2013 sales total by $840.

The Garage Sale was held in conjunction with the Inver Grove Heights City Wide Garage Sale so we had EXCELLENT traffic. Many people commented on how our sale was the best garage sale they had EVER been too.

There was an incredible amount of organization that happened for close to two months prior to the sale. Many dedicated volunteers helped spread the word about donating items through email and social media, worked pricing items prior to the sale and worked the sale, all on very hot days. Though we did not sell everything we had, we decided to donate the remaining items to three local charities.

A very special Thank You goes out to our hosts, Jean and Bob S. Without their generosity of facilities and many, many days of labor, this sale would never have happened.

As an added bonus, shoppers were able to see some of our sweet Goldens, both residents and fosters. They learned a little bit about RAGOM and our mission. Many gave extra money beyond their purchases into our donation jars. To reach out to people that may not be attendees of our Meet and Greets is invaluable in spreading our message of Rescue, Rehome, Repeat.

Thank you everyone for making our Garage Sale a very big SUCCESS!


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!

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