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

Ruby 17-092TD
(Fostered in New Ulm, MN)

Sponsor Ruby

In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Date AvailableChildrenOther DogsCatsFenceEnergy Level
 Unavailable  Not tested Can live with other dogs   Not tested Physical Fence Optional  Low 
Ruby is a sweet PB Golden Retriever who came to America from the country of Turkey. Ruby has worn many of her teeth down to almost nothing and is going to have several more teeth removed in mid June. Ruby and I want to thank the wonderful Angels who donated money to get her dental work done. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Miss Ruby is pure love! She craves attention and is coming out of her shell more every day. She loves to sleep in bed and snuggle. Ruby needs to be by her people and requires a home where she will not be left alone for long periods of time. She was very uncertain of walking on a leash at first but now walks wagging her tail. Ruby is a perfect name for her because she is a gem!
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Miss Ruby, who is around seven years old, came from the country of Turkey to America on April 28th.  She was one of the lucky ones who got to come with Emel.  Ruby had a hard life living chained up but then Emel found her and rescued her.  Miss Ruby had an ear infection which is now cleared up.  Her teeth have been worn down from chewing on who knows what and she also has some teeth that will be removed in mid June.  Ruby and I want to thank the angels who donated money to get her dental work done.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  Ruby is also dealing with itchy skin and we are working on getting that under control.  Ruby will not be available for adoption until her dental work is complete.

When Ruby came to our home she was a little unsure of what living in a house was but quickly adjusted.  She slept in bed with me from day one and loved to snuggle.  She has never messed in the house and is a very good girl.  It took Ruby almost one week before she jumped up on the couch, but when she did she acted so proud of herself!  The first walk with her and our Golden Otis went well but she walked with her tail tucked between her tail and was very unsure of the whole ordeal.  Now Ruby walks with her tail wagging!  There have been many firsts for this sweet girl and it's so rewarding to see her blossom.

Ruby loves the dog beds in America!

Ruby will need someone who is home a great deal of the time as she loves to be by her people.  Another dog would be helpful to continue to build her confidence.  She is not one who likes to play but found she does like to chew on dog bones.  Ruby is very laid back and is very content just being a couch potato.  Ruby is a great name for her because she is a gem!


Hi everyone it's me Ruby!  I just wanted to check in with all my people to let them know how happy I am to be living in America.  I now have dog beds, people beds and couches to lay my little Golden head on.  I do love to go on walks with my four legged brother Otis and my foster daddy says I walk so nice.  

Last week I was not feeling real well and had an accident in the house.  I had to go to my doctor and sure enough I had an infection.  There was a little girl at my doctor's office who really liked me and kept petting me.  She said she was "fluffing my head".  I loved getting my head fluffed!  I got medicine and I'm feeling much better!  It's not a bad thing getting sick because then my foster family really treats me like a baby.

Ruby (front with leg in the air waiting to have her belly scratched) laying in bed with foster brother Otis


Hi everyone, it's me, Ruby, checking in with all my fans on this gloomy Sunday.  I've been to the vet several times since my last update.  I just can't seem to get rid of those crystals in my urine.  The good news is that I don't have any crystals in my kidneys.  The bad news is that when they did x-rays my vet found that I have severe spondylosis/spondylitis which means my whole spine is fused.  They also discovered I have hip dysplasia and arthritis.  This all sounds very scary but I am still a happy girl despite my few medical problems.  I take pills every day to lubricate my joints and I still get to go for walks because it's important to keep my muscles strong.  My foster mom and dad say I'm perfect so I think I'm pretty special!  My vet is putting off my dental for awhile until they get my urine problem under control and that's just fine with me.


This morning we had loud thunder and a lot of rain.  The storm didn't bother me at all but my brother goes around in circles and pants.  I thought this was weird because I know thunder will not hurt me.  My foster mom was very proud of me and said she's glad I don't have storm anxiety.  Since it's a rainy day foster mom said I could have a spa day with a lot of brushing.  I love to be brushed, it feels so good!

If you think Ruby would be a good fit in your home, please submit an "Inquiry for Application" form. If you have already filled out an "Inquiry for Application" form, please send an email to with the dog's name, RAGOM number, the name you submitted the Inquiry for Application form under and a sentence or two why you feel you'd be a good match.


In two days I will be celebrating the 4th of July in the USA!  I never dreamed a year ago I would be living in a house with people who love me and take good care of me.  I am so lucky RAGOM and my friend Emel rescued me!  Since my last update I have been back to the vet and my doctor stuck a needle in my bladder and extracted urine to culture it.  The culture did not grow anything but I still have crystals.  I started on a new food that will hopefully get rid of those crystals.  They also drew blood again and found that I have a hypothyroid.  I now am on medication for that.  In four weeks I have to have my urine and thyroid rechecked.

My foster mom said I cannot live with small children because of my health problems, nor other active dogs.  Some times my back bothers me and I cannot have anyone jump on me.  

Okay enough about health problems, lets talk about all the good stuff!  I am head over heels in love with cantaloupe!  I got my first taste of this wonderful fruit last week and it's my favorite fruit!  I also got a new therapeutic bed and it is so soft and comfy!  My foster mom and dad spoil me and I love it!

Ruby trying out her new bed!


Ruby (on the left) with her three foster brothers waiting patiently for foster dad to either drop some food or share it.