RAGofAZ is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, shelterless, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, evaluation and placement of Golden Retrievers who lost their homes through no fault of their own. Our volunteer network spans the entire State of Arizona and sometimes beyond. We receive no compensation other than the deep satisfaction of knowing that we are saving the lives of these dogs that are uniquely intuitive, patient, eager to please, hilarious clowns, and mostly dear friends.
We have been rescuing Golden Retrievers in need and finding new permanent homes for them since 1998. In addition, we spend considerable time and resources educating the general public about the breed, responsible dog ownership and what rescue is.
To the best of our abilities, we evaluate all of our Goldens temperament and suitability for living with other dogs, cats, and children. We will rescue any Golden, regardless of physical condition, as long as the dog is not aggressive. Each rescue dog’s health is checked, and we make sure they are up-to-date on all shots and are spayed or neutered. Our goal is to meet the needs of each dog as an individual and to assure proper placement in a loving forever home. All of our Goldens are adopted to pre-screened applicants.
We welcome anyone who would like to become a part of the RAGofAZ family. Our newsletter and website will let you know what we are up to, tell you the stories of the Goldens waiting for their forever homes, warm your heart with the tales of happy placements, and answer a great many questions you may have about Goldens and rescue. Take a moment to explore.