Where My Money Goes

Since 1985, Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM) has rescued and re-homed more than 8,500 Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Western Wisconsin.

Every dog arriving in RAGOM’s care receives medical attention. We work with several veterinary clinics to ensure each dog gets the medical attention he or she needs. Most dogs arrive in our care healthy and require only a wellness check and vaccination updates. However, many dogs require tests, medications, and expensive surgeries.

RAGOM’s adoption fee is far less than the medical expenses a dog incurs. In 2016, our veterinary costs were more than $200,000. We rely on the generosity of our supporters and donors to help cover these costs. Examples of how your donation supports a dog:

$5 buys a small bottle of ear cleaner or a monthly heartworm preventative
$15 protects a dog against kennel cough for a year
$25 covers many common lab tests
$50 eases an arthritic dog’s pain for an entire month
$100 provides diagnostic x-rays for hip problems
$325 sponsors a dog and displays your name on the dog’s RAGOM web page

Help us continue to help dogs in need—pledge a walker or donate today!

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