Where My Money Goes

Since 1985, Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest (RAGOM) has rescued and rehomed over 9,000 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 that a dog incurs. In 2023, our veterinary costs alone were approximately $318,000. We rely on the generosity of our supporters and donors to help cover these costs. Examples of how your donation supports a dog:

$10 buys a small bottle of ear cleaner or a monthly heartworm preventative
$30 enriches a dog’s life with safe, durable chew toys
$70 protects a dog from preventable sicknesses through vaccination
$200 provides diagnostic x-rays for hip problems
$400 nourishes a dog for a year with high-quality dog food

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

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