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.
Dogs Available for Adoption

Sawyer 16-183TD
(Fostered in St. Paul, MN)

Sponsor Sawyer

In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Date Available Fence Kid Friendly Another Dog Cat Friendly
3/26/2017 Physical fence required
 Ages 12+
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.


Adoption fee: $600



Welcome back to RAGOM, Sawyer!!!

So here is a little history on our sweet boy Sawyer. He arrived from Turkey living his life as a street dog. I was informed that when he arrived, he was very dirty, matted, full of bite marks, and not very trusting of humans touching him. He was adopted out in October, but was returned in late December due to showing some air-snapping at his family when they touched his belly, feet, and mouth. Sawyer moved in with me and my pack to decompress and learn from my pack what it is like to live in a home with us crazy humans and slowly learn to trust us.

Due to Sawyer's previous life in Turkey, he is not your typical, snuggling Golden. He is rather reserved, independent, and content to just stare at the trees, waiting for the squirrels to come down and tease him. He comes to you when he is looking for some short moments of sweet TLC, but then will move on to be on his own. He has had some incidents of air-snapping with me when his belly was rubbed along with his muzzle while getting some gentle rubs. Sawyer needs to go to a home without any small children where he cannot be startled, but rather a home with teenagers who know he needs time to adjust and feel comfortable on his terms. He loves other dogs, but has a very high prey drive, so a home with no cats would be ideal for him. Also, he needs a fenced-in yard to keep him from running into the street chasing all of the critters around. He gets pretty worked up to the point where I do believe an underground fencing would not contain him. Since Sawyer has been in my care, we have found out he has a low thyroid and has been doing well on the meds that he takes two times a day, along with Zyrtec two times a day for scratching. Sawyer is just the sweetest boy and is adjusting to living in a home, but just needs a family who understands his fear of being touched in certain areas and will give him the time and patience to adjust to his new lifestyle.