It doesn't seem like a year has gone by already since I last talked with you about my involvement with RAGOM (Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota). Rosemary and I looked back and we were lucky enough to have fostered five beautiful dogs over the past 12 months. All five were senior dogs (we love the seniors!). The guy in the picture (Tank) wormed his way quickly into our hearts and we ended up adopting him ourselves. He has been with us for almost a year and now has a job - he is a certified Therapy Dog. Allie and Annie came to us as retired breeder girls. They are now living happily in their new homes with great adopters. Murphy found a wonderful home and brightened the lives of two wonderful adopters until he died, very suddenly and unexpectedly of cancer last month. Cognac was diagnosed with cancer shortly after she came to us from a wonderful home where her mom had to go into assisted living and couldn't take her with. She lived with us as a "hospice dog" until the time came for her to leave us.
RAGOM truly does wonderful work and we feel blessed to be a part of it. Goldzilla is our largest fundraiser of the year and we're reaching out to our friends to help support the work we do for these wonderful dogs. Last year, RAGOM rescued and rehomed almost 300 dogs. It does take a village to save these dogs, work with any medical or behavior issues, and find them loving forever homes. We have nearly 400 dedicated volunteers and many more financial supporters who make it possible.
If you can help in any way, big or small, to provide for these dogs while they are in our care we would certainly appreciate it! You're also all invited to Goldzilla this year - Sunday September 10th at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, MN. We'd love to see you there!
Goldzilla—RAGOM's annual Fun Fair and Walk for Rescue—supports our mission of rescuing and rehoming Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes of all ages. Your donation will provide RAGOM dogs with veterinary and foster care on their way to finding adoptive homes. So donate today and join us at Goldzilla to meet the many dogs you help!
Prefer to donate by check? Enter the name of the person you're pledging in the memo line and mail to: RAGOM, 5800 Baker Road, Suite 120, Minnetonka, MN 55345. NOTE: For pledges to be reflected on a walker's fundraising page, checks must be received by Thursday, September 7.
|Mike and Esther Motyka||09/08/2017||$50.00||Thanks for all you do! In memory of our Greta and Sweet Betty||Lisa Bishop||08/30/2017||$150.00||Marcia Boler||08/29/2017||$100.00||Mark Crellin's fundraising page||George & Anne Green||08/27/2017||$25.00||Sally Fuller-Potter||08/17/2017||$50.00||Thank you Mark and Rosemary for all you do for RAGOM!||Anonymous Friend||08/15/2017||$100.00|