Where My Money Goes

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

RAGOM works with several veterinary clinics to ensure that every dog we bring into our care receives the medical attention he or she needs. Most dogs are 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 exceeded $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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