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Rescue A Golden of Arizona 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 History

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.

How to Get Involved

All our rescued Goldens are expertly evaluated and receive restorative Veterinary care. The RAGofAZ “Gold Standard” of Vet care insures our Goldens are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, tested for Valley Fever and given medication when required. We need YOUR help to make this “Gold Standard of Care” possible. The average cost is $800 for every dog that enters our rescue. Adoption fees do not cover this cost for initial medical care, even though our veterinarians greatly reduce their service fees. Fundraising events, donations, and memberships help bridge the difference. When you become a RAGofAZ member you will be making a “Golden” difference! With your membership you will keep up with our Goldens and their involvement in Valley events through our quarterly newsletter.

Goldens rescued by RAGofAZ are looking to you…

to help them find a forever home. Matching goldens to their “forever” families is what RAGofAZ has been doing passionately since 1998. Over 3,000 dogs have come through our rescue, and each one received the “gold standard” of veterinary care, was carefully evaluated, and then placed with a prescreened family. Our placement success rate is second to none.

to join a rescue team. The teams are the heart and soul of the rescue process. Whether you can volunteer one hour a week, a few days a year, or need to accommodate a sporadic schedule, we can match you with a position that will help a rescued golden. Training is provided.

to assist at RAGofAZ events. We need people throughout Arizona to participate in:
• Holiday Barnes and Noble Gift-wrapping
• Petsmart Meet and Greets
• Golf Tournament
• Bowl-a-rama
• Pet Expos and Adoption Events