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APRIL 2018



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
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. 
  Click here to see all the orphans that are available for adoption.
 

Adoption Day
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!
 
 


April 17th 
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! 
  
Fill out the
Event Order Form
.



ASK THE VET 

 

Taurine Deficiency Induced Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Golden Retrievers

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.  

ASK THE TRAINER

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.


Dogs Show These 3 Telltale Behaviors Just
Before They Bite - Can You Spot Them? 
 

RECENT ADOPTIONS

Congratulations to all of our pups who found their forever homes in March. 
 
Alaska TD17         Bodhi   
Bernice              Winter TD17  
    Icicle TD17          Traveler TD17
    Adrian Senior        Joe
Trouble              Bridgette Goldendoodle
Abe TD16            Heinz  
 
Thank you to all the foster families who helped these orphans (especially the TD's) find their forever families!



Too much Golden hair? 

AGA benefits when you buy 
Bissell  floor cleaning products.   Shop here  then enter the code "ADOPT" in the coupon or redemption box and select Adopt a Golden Atlanta for a chance for us to win a $5,000 drawing per quarter.
Shop at Kroger?
 
Put AGA as your charity and Kroger will make a donation. 
Just register your card for free  here using our NPO number 67180 and shop like usual to help support AGA.
 

Shop on amazon.com?

 

Before you start shopping for the Holidays, don't forget to use this link to get to Amazon and then shop like normal. AGA gets a donation from every dollar you spend while using our link.