FAQs

Fundraising

Do I need to raise money to attend the Walk for Rescue?

Although RAGOM relies on this fundraiser to rescue and rehome Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes, there is no minimum fundraising requirement to attend the walk. However, we would appreciate a $25 donation to help cover costs if you choose to walk without pledges. But check out the walk incentive prizes for cool stuff you can earn for raising money!

Do I need to attend the Walk for Rescue to raise money?

No, you can still raise money to help RAGOM dogs even if you are unable to walk the route or cannot attend the event.

What do I do with offline donations, such as cash or checks?

Please bring all offline donations to the event or mail donations to the RAGOM office.

Note: All offline donations sent to the office must be received by noon on Thursday, September 7, 2017 to be eligible for incentive prizes. DO NOT send cash through the mail; please write a personal check and include a list of donors, the amount they donated, and their mailing address so we can send them a receipt.

Mail to:
RAGOM
Suite 120
5800 Baker Road
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Note: Late pledges received are not eligible for incentive prizes.

What do I do with late pledges after the walk?

If you receive pledges after the walk, please mail them to the RAGOM office with a note including your name, address, and email so we can notify you that we received the funds. DO NOT send cash through the mail; please write a personal check and include a list of donors, the amount they donated, and their mailing address so we can send them a receipt.

Mail to:
RAGOM
Suite 120
5800 Baker Road
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Note: Late pledges received are not eligible for incentive prizes.

 

Walk for Rescue

What do I need to bring with me to check in?

Bring all offline donations so we can add them to your online donations.

We will have a report of your online pledge donations as of Saturday afternoon, September 9. So if you receive additional online donations Saturday evening or Sunday morning that move you into a different prize category, please print your fundraising report and bring that with you.

Can I walk or bring my dog to Goldzilla if he or she isn’t a Golden or Golden mix?

Sure! All dogs are welcome, as long as they are well socialized and comfortable around other leashed dogs.

How far is the walk?

We have both a short course (0.6 miles of predominantly flat ground with a very small hill) and a longer course (1.2 miles with a hill down to the lake and back up). You may also vary your route and do a lap or two around the outside of the vendor village if you prefer a flat course.

 

General

What vaccinations does my dog need to attend Goldzilla?

We request that your dog is current on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo combo and Bordatella to keep your dog, and other dogs that come in contact with your dog, healthy.

Can my dog run free at the park?

Dogs can be off-leash at the lake, inside the fenced lure course, agility course, and off-leash play areas only. All other areas require that your dog be leashed.

Will food and beverages be available?

Yes, we will have food trucks and a concession stand providing breakfast and lunch options, as well as beverages. The concession stand can only accept cash.

Do vendors in the village accept credit cards?

The RAGOM Shop accepts credit cards. Most vendors in the village probably will too, but you may want to bring some cash with you.

Can I purchase raffle tickets with a credit card?

No. Minnesota State Law requires that raffle tickets be purchased with cash or a personal check.

Do I need to be present to win a raffle prize?

No, you do not need to be present. We’ll notify you if your raffle ticket is drawn for a prize.

What if it rains?

Bring an umbrella and your rain slicker. Goldzilla happens rain or shine!

How do I become a Goldzilla vendor?

To learn more about becoming a vendor, email goldzilla@ragom.org.

Are there pet-friendly hotels in the area?

We recommend searching www.officialpethotels.com for “Saint Paul, MN” and “Minneapolis, MN” to find pet-friendly accommodations.

When and where is Goldzilla held this year?

You’ll find us at the same great location as last year (Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, MN) and on the same day (Sunday).

Sunday, September 10, 2017—Rain or shine!
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Long Lake Regional Park
1500 Old Hwy 8
New Brighton, MN map


Have a question we didn’t cover above? Email goldzilla@ragom.org.
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