Goldzilla has many options for entertaining both you and your dog. Activities are free unless otherwise noted.
Audi Golden Opportunity Photo Contest
Have your dog photographed in or near a beautiful Audi automobile, provided by our Platinum sponsor, Audi of Minneapolis and St. Paul. All photos will be posted on Facebook for voting, and the five (5) photographs with the most “likes” will each be awarded $10 in RAGOM Bucks. Review photo contest rules.
In lure coursing dogs chase a mechanically operated lure around a system of pulleys. Lure coursing is a great way to spend time with your best friend and enjoy his or her athleticism. It also promotes endurance and helps your dog become more responsive and focused. Lure course tickets are $7 each.
Ears & Tails game
Ears & Tails is easy and fun for the whole family! The grand prize is $200, and winning is sheer luck. Buy a string of beads for admission to the game. Each time our announcer tosses a coin, you guess “ears” or “tails”—if you guess correctly, you keep your beads and stay in the game for the next toss. The last person wearing beads is the winner! Bead necklaces are $5 each and can be purchased at the raffle or wine pull tents.
Does your Golden love water? Is that a silly question? Head down to the beach, unsnap that leash, and enjoy the show while your dog romps in Long Lake. You can walk down to the lake or catch the dog-friendly Goldzilla shuttle.
Paw prints painting
Capture your dog’s paw prints or let your dog craft their own masterpiece! Make one or several paw prints on canvas or acrylic paper and then embellish with paint, brushes, and markers to create a work of art—a great way to make memories with your pets! Paw print paintings are $7 each for do-it-yourself and $10 each for artist embellished. Clean-up supplies are provided.
Let your dog play the lottery at Goldzilla! It’s simple—we fill a small pool with tennis balls numbered to indicate prize levels, and your dog jumps in and grabs a tennis ball to see what he or she has won. Doggie lotto draws are $2 each.
Meet families and their RAGOM dogs who share a similar background with your RAGOM dog. Trade stories, connect with old friends, and make new friends! If you adopted a dog from the following groups, stop by with your RAGOM dog during your 30-minute time slot.
9:00 AM—Oodles of Doodles (all laid-back and crazy, fun-loving Doodles)
10:45 AM—A family affair (moms rescued with their litters or litters born in foster care)
11:30 AM—Adult breeder and auction (rescued as adults from breeders or at auction)
12:45 PM—Breeder and auction puppies (rescued as puppies from breeders or at auction)
9:15 AM—Honorary Goldens (Golden in heart and spirit)
11:00 AM—Sugar-faced seniors (lightly sprinkled or full-on sugar, all seniors welcome)
11:45 AM—RAGOM International Outreach dogs (Goldens from Turkey and China)
1:00 PM—Hoarding, Pine River, and Oklahoma dogs (rescued from a hoarding situation or 2013 Pine River)