Turkey Dogs 9 – June 12, 2016

It’s June, it’s hot and Turkey Dogs love water so, of course, the TD9s are the “Water Dogs.” There were 10 boys and 8 girls on the flight, ranging in age from 6 months to 8 years old. With this flight, Adopt a Golden Atlanta has rescued 195 Golden Retrievers from Istanbul in the past year.

The most exciting news is that the 500th Golden Retriever to be rescued from Turkey by Golden Retriever rescue organizations in America since AGA started the effort on May 9, 2015, was one of the Water Dogs. Captain, an 8-year-old who was living in the street, is #500! Here is a photo of Captain before he boarded the plane in Istanbul. Welcome to America, Captain, and all the TD9s.

Captain living on the street in Istanbul

Captain getting treats after his arrival in Atlanta.






Here are the TD9s:


Bimini – 2 years old
Breeze – 1.5 – 2 years old
Brook – 2 years old
Flip Flop – 1 year old
Mermaid – 5 years old
Minnow – 6 months old
Schooner – 1.5 – 2 years old
Splash – 2-3 years old


Breaker – 3 years old
Captain – 8 years old
Fish – 2 years old
Kayak – 1 year old
Ripple – 3-4 years old
River – 3 years old
Sailor – 2 years old
Salty Dog – 8 years old
Tadpole – 1 year old
Tugboat – 8-9 years old

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