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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While we have re-homed thousands of dogs over the years, the best part are the happy endings. Many, many of our dogs meet their new forever home through one of these events! If you are interested in adopting, one of the quickest ways to meet several dogs at a time is to attend one of our events. Foster homes bring their foster dogs to the events and you get to meet the dog and talk to the foster. We have had so many people fall in love and adopt the dog they met at an event — it is truly unbelievable!

RAGOM is involved with many educational opportunities as well as re-homing Golden Retrievers. One of the things we do is visit grade schools and teach children how to approach dogs, talk about the importance of having a dog as a house pet and member of the family, discuss vet care, and some obedience training topics.

We have booths at local dog shows, conduct informational meetings at Petco, Chuck and Don's, the Minnesota State Fair, and attend events held at Nature Centers to educate the public about rescue and what it means to be responsible pet owners.

We also participate in various activities during the year such as walking in the St. Louis Park Parktacular Parade and have a booth at their "Meet your Community" event. RAGOM also attends the University of Minnesota's yearly Open House at the Veterinary Hospital.

RAGOM is a non profit group of volunteers who not only re-home wonderful dogs, but also try to inform everyone what rescue is. You don't need to purchase a pet from a pet store, and you don't need to own a show dog if you just want a family pet. There are lots of rescued pets needing homes and we want the public to know these animals are out there waiting for their forever families.


Minnesota State Fair, August 29 – September 4, 2011

RAGOM at the State Fair
RAGOM at the State Fair
RAGOM at the State Fair
RAGOM at the State Fair

All Volunteer RAGOM Family Meeting, July 10, 2011

RAGOM volunteers
RAGOM volunteers
RAGOM volunteers
RAGOM volunteers
RAGOM volunteers
RAGOM's Executive Director, Jerry Stahl
RAGOM volunteers
RAGOM volunteers
RAGOM volunteers
RAGOM volunteers
RAGOM volunteers

Ollu Dog Wash, July 2, 2011
Minneapolis, MN

Ollu Dog Wash

St. Louis Parktacular, June 18, 2011
St. Louis Park, MN

St. Louis Parktacular
St. Louis Parktacular
St. Louis Parktacular

PetSmart, May 7, 2011
Roseville, MN

These Girl Scouts love RAGOM!
These Girl Scouts love RAGOM!

A BIG thank you to the Girl Scouts for coming out to see us today. What a great group of girls – they came loaded with treats and toys for RAGOM fosters, and a huge check for $500! It was a GReat Golden day!


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