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Mission Statement

RAGOM rescues, fosters, and finds forever homes for Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes in need.



Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest (RAGOM) is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Active operations are concentrated in Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota and western Wisconsin. In cooperation with other rescues, RAGOM facilitates adoptions outside our operational territory if there are no adoptive families matching a particular rescued dog’s needs within our service area.


Rescued dogs receive comprehensive medical care including a complete veterinary exam, updated vaccinations and a microchip, and each is spayed or neutered prior to adoption. While in RAGOM’s care, dogs live as part of a family in loving foster homes where they are fed, groomed, socialized, and begin to learn basic manners. Foster families provide ongoing temperament assessment for each dog to determine what qualities should be present in an ideal forever home, and then match the dog with an approved adoptive family.

We have been actively rescuing dogs for almost 35 years and, in that time, we've rescued and re-homed over 9,000 dogs.


Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest?

by Angela M. (December 19, 2015)
I've been a volunteer since 2011. I am continually inspired by the passion i see in the volunteers. There are countless stories of those who go above and beyond in their roles. There are many ways to get involved, roles that involve hands-on with the dogs or roles with no hands-on but are equally critical in the process of rescuing and rehoming.
by Katherine H. (May 27, 2015)
Spoke with the volunteer manager and went through an onboarding process, and the never heard back. I gave specific suggestions and discussed how I could be of assistance, so it's discouraging to never hear back after such a detailed discussion. I wish this organization all the best!