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Our Dogs

There are typically between 25 and 35 dogs in our program at any given time – some will stay with us longer than others as they overcome their medical or behavioral challenges.  Click here to read about some of our dogs who came into our program with serious medical issues and learn how we helped them recover.

The costs to run our rescue are well over $200,000 per year.  If you would consider sponsoring a dog, click here, or click on the "Sponsor Me" button on the dog's page.  If you are interested in meeting some of our available dogs, come to the next adoption event.  

Ozzie Too


L-o-o-o-k into my eyes.  I know you are looking for me.  I am a happy-go-lucky kind of a guy.  Click here to learn more about me.


Tonka Boy With Ball


Hello - do you want this toy?  Here. let me give it to you and I'll bring you another!  Click here to learn more about me.




Perfect!  That's what they are calling me here in the rescue. Click here to learn more about me.




I am a play-all-day kind of a girl.  How about you? Click here to learn more about me.


Baelfire Too



If you are looking for a calm best friend, Baelfire might be for you! Click here to learn more about him.


Ernie At Adoption Event


I am a cute little guy looking for a home where I can hang my leash.  I hope it's yours!  Click here to learn more about me.


Stan At Adoption Event



I'd sure like to get to know you!  I'd love to be your best friend.  Check me out, okay?  Click here to learn more about me.


Bear At Adoption Event


I have a great smile and a great personality, too!  Do you want to play?  Yes?  Well, then, check me out.  Click here to learn more about me.




I am a golden-hearted guy wearing a brown jacket.  I'd love to come home with you.  How about it?  Click here to learn more about him.


Sully in the Shade



Are you looking for a play-all-day kinda guy?  Well, check me out!  Click here to learn more about me.


Argo Too


I am an absolutely cute and sweet guy who wants to be your one and only.  How about it?  Click here to learn more about me.



Sadie Mae

I am a puppy who got lost!  Boy, I hope that never happens again.  Click here to learn more about me.



Referral Dogs (not in our program)

We provide listings for referral dogs as a service to the community, but we do not screen dogs to determine their suitability for adoption.  We make no representations regarding the accuracy of the information provided by the owners/fosters and we assume no responsibility for the condition or behavior of the dogs.

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Hi! I'm Abbie, and if you think I'm cute now just wait until my summer-shaved coat grows back and I'm an adorable teddy bear! My brother Sampson and I were trying to find a new home together but that's not working out, so we're willing to go to new homes apart. I'm a golden mix, 50 pounds, 6 years old, spayed and fully vetted and wonderful with people, other dogs and kids. I'm sweet, bouncy, loving and just a perfect family dog, they tell me. I will need another dog to be comfortable because I've always had my Sammie, but if you have a doggie brother or sister for me I'll be fine. We've had to live in the garage lately due to our dad's allergies, but before that we were used to being good in the house. Contact my mom at agtrinchard@hotmail.com to arrange to meet me. 

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Sampson here! I'm a seven-year-old shepherd mix, and I have lots of love to give. I am well behaved, with a great temperament, and I am good with people, other dogs and kids. I'm 60 pounds, neutered and fully vetted. I know how to walk on a leash and be a great dog in the house. The volunteer who came to evaluate me says I am just a fantastic family dog, and I think so too. I like to go on walks but I can also be calm and be your best friend. I've lived for a long time with my sister Abbie, but I'm more confident and I can be an only dog or I can have a new dog friend, too. Contact my mom at agtrinchard@hotmail.com to arrange to meet me. 

Fluffman is a golden retriever mix.  He is approximately four years old, 75 pounds and in good health.  He is house trained and also enjoys outdoors.  He needs a fenced in yard.  Fluffman can be timid in the presence of men, but bonds quickly with women.  While out in the back yard, he takes his guard-dog duty seriously (no squirrels may enter!) but seldom barks.  He is a typical homebody and more than anything, prefers to be home with his foster mom.  His energy level is low to moderate, and while walking around the neighborhood is not his favorite, he likes to have play dates with his foster siblings.  He is also respectful of cats.  Fluff would do best in a home without kids, another doggie playmate and a person who can help him to continue to gain trust in humans.  If you are interested in learning more about him or meeting him, please email Maja at:frytki40@gmail.com or text: 919.395.6605

Tundra is an adult male mix who was rescued after a life of neglect and malnourishment.  At the time of his rescue, he was chained to the side of the house and could not reach shelter.  His back end is paralyzed, likely from being hit by a car.  Despite that, he has no problem getting around. He loves people and any attention you can give him!

Aside from the paralyzed legs, Tundra is very normal and loves all the things other dogs love!  He can play fetch with the ball and loves to chew on bones and toys.  He greets you when you get home, naps at your feet and sleeps quietly through the night.  Tundra is starting to use a wheelchair to take walks. Everything is very new to him and he gets more comfortable each day.  Check out Tundra's video!

If Tundra might be a fit for your home, please contact trace.hoekstra@ragom.org .

NOTE: This is a courtesy post for Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM).  Tundra does not live in N.C., but for the right home, he can move in with you!