My name is Curly!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Minnetonka, Minnesota - Curly
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Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota

Facts about Curly

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
In rescue, we like to say that Rescued is the best breed. Well, if you adopt Curly, you get to brag about his Rescued breed to all who ooh and aah over his unique and undoubtedly handsome looks! Curly is a young mystery mix, about two to three years old, and he weighs just under sixty pounds. He came to us from a shelter who picked him up as a stray.

Despite his black coat, Curly has the heart of a Golden Retriever, loving and affectionate as can be. His foster family describes him as a sweetheart and champion cuddler! While he acts like a wild child in the yard (he loves to run!), he is relatively calm in the house and wants to be close to you, or at least to keep you in his line of sight.

Curly is a social creature who enjoys meeting new people and dogs, all of whom he gets along with. He can live with or without another dog, but we think that he would do best with older children due to his excitability--we don't want him knocking over your little ones inadvertently!

We would like to see Curly in a forever home with a fenced yard so that he can do his zoomies to burn off his puppy energy. If you are a runner and willing to take him with you every day, that would be wonderful, too. In any case, Curly is a dog who needs to run. Wait till you see that big smile on his face as he tears around at top speed!

Having someone home most of the time would be a plus, since Curly has mild separation anxiety and doesn't do especially well in a crate. Resources are available to help you with his transition and continued training to ensure a successful adoption.

If Curly sounds like a good fit for your active lifestyle, we would love to hear from you! He is being fostered in the Twin Cities metro area, and his adoption fee is $350.

Please see Curly's webpage for additional updates and photos:

About Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota

About Our Rescue Group...

RAGOM has been rescuing pets since 1985! We are a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization.
RAGOM’s mission is to rescue and rehome unwanted, abused, neglected, and displaced Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes, and locate permanent homes for them. We advocate responsible pet ownership and support animal abuse and neglect prevention programs, as well as spay/neuter initiatives.
Rescued dogs receive comprehensive medical care including a complete veterinary exam, updated vaccinations, and a microchip, and each is spayed or neutered prior to adoption. While in RAGOM’s care, dogs live as part of a family in loving foster homes where they are fed, groomed, socialized, and begin to learn basic manners. Foster families provide ongoing temperament assessment for each dog to determine what qualities should be present in an ideal forever home, and then match the dog with an approved adoptive family.
Donations and new volunteers are always welcome!

Come Meet Our Pets...

RAGOM holds several adoption events each month. For more information about upcoming Meet and Greets, please visit our calendar at .

Our Adoption Process...

RAGOM requires interested adopters to complete an application online or by mail (application fee is waived for those referred by, and have a home visit (references, pictures, and/or a video visit may be used in place of a home visit for those applicants who live outside our standard territory). Adopters must sign a contract and pay the adoption fee by check or credit card at the time of adoption. Adoption fees are as follows: Puppy-4 years: $350; 5-8 years: $290, 9 years and over: $145. All dogs, including puppies, are altered before adoption.
RAGOM is an all-volunteer organization. We try to respond to all inquires within 48 hours!