A message from the President & Founder, Lauren Genkinger
I often wonder why any one has to "rescue" a golden retriever . . . who in their right mind would ever abandon one? We, who own them, spend thousands of dollars caring for ours and those of us who have helped one travel to the bridge would do anything God asked of us to have them back with us. How can anyone throw one out? Unfortunately, there are many heartless people on this planet, but fortunately, there are people like us who view goldens like a potato chip - you can't have just one. I'm down to 3 myself but I know that will be short-lived. Once you have 4 - it will happen again. But my message today is "take time to spend with your own golden today", because I just finished building a cemetary for the 5 I have lost since I started a rescue to save them.
Also, please think about coming to the Golden Gala to celebrate the over 4,000 goldens we have rescued and found new homes for. The Gala is our largest fundraiser so it is the most important event we have every year. Without the money it brings in, we could not continue.
Thank you for loving this goofy, loving breed of dog.
ORPHAN OF THE MONTH
Meet Bodhi & his AGA orphan friends
Bodhi was the orphan of the month, but lucky for him he was adopted
shortly after his video was made! We love that for Bodhi, so he has
added some of his orphan friends here for everyone to see.
here to see all the orphans that are available for adoption.
Sunday, April 15, 12 noon - 2 p.m. at
4958 Lower Roswell Rd #124, Marietta, GA 30068
We're getting closer each day to our Golden Gala event
which will be taking place this year at Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre.
We will also have a silent auction & live auction and
for the first time the silent auction will be an online auction.
With an online auction, we're hoping to raise a lot more money!
Click here to purchase tickets, become a sponsor & register for the auction!
Shop for a Cause!
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Enjoy sips, sweets and jewels
20% of proceeds benefit
Adopt a Golden Atlanta!
Can't attend but want to support AGA?
Your Kendra Scott purchases can still benefit our orphan dogs!
Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is becoming more prevalent in golden retrievers. Dr. Joshua Stern, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology) at UC Davis, starting seeing a pattern and recognized that many cases were due to dietary taurine deficiency in golden retrievers fed grain free diets.
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It's National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 8 to April 14), the purpose of which is to educate the public about preventing dog bites.