Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest (RAGOM)

Mission Statement

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

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2020 we cared for 261 dogs. Many had significant medical or behavioral challenges to address. We rescued 84 dogs from commercial breeding. Additionally, we led a coalition of ten rescue groups across the country in an effort to rescue 102 dogs from China, managing both the complicated logistics of rescuing the dogs and the fundraising plan.
Current Goals Rescue every Golden Retriever and Golden mix in MN, ND, SD, IA, and western WI that we are asked to help. Rescue as many dogs from commercial breeding throughout the country as possible. Rescue dogs internationally who have no hope of being saved otherwise. Internally, our goals are to strengthen our volunteer support and ensure volunteer roles are sustainable to avoid burnout.
Community or Constituency Served We serve Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes in the Upper Midwest, as well as people who need to find a new home for their dog or are looking to adopt a dog.
Geographic Area Served Upper Midwest - Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 09/17/2021

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5800 Baker Rd #120 #120
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: 952-946-8070

General Information

Alternative Name: Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota
EIN: 41-1856124
Principal Staff: Laura Buck
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 300
Ruling Year: 1997


Board Chair: Laura Buck
Number of Board Members: 12
Board Meetings with Quorum: 15
Average Member Attendance: 9.1

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