Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving
We all have much to be thankful for at Thanksgiving - health, happiness, family, friends, and, of course, a bountiful turkey dinner. Likewise, AGA has much to be thankful for -  our volunteers, our donors, our adopters and our fosters. The wonderful work of AGA would not be possible without each of you.

Golden Retrievers are a magnificent breed and our mission is to never say no to a Golden Retriever in need and to never let a Golden die in a shelter. We are proud of our efforts to meet our mission, whether it means bringing in a dog from another state or in doing our part to help rescue Goldens from Istanbul.

During this holiday, the AGA Board of Directors wants to thank each of you for your part in helping us fulfill our mission. Here's wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Our next flight of Turkey Dogs, the TD13s, are arriving this month. We need fosters, sponsors, donors and adopters for our Thanksgiving Dogs. If you would like to foster, fill out a Foster Application. Visit the Turkey Dog Page on our website for more info on sponsoring, adopting and donating to our TD mission.
Adoption Day
Sunday, November 6  12 noon - 2 p.m. @
                   4958 Lower Roswell Road Suite 124 Marietta, GA 30068            

Orphans of the Month

No, they're not Golden Retrievers.
But they are adorable male and
female 8-year-old black labs who lived
together all their life until their
owner abandoned them when he moved
Watch their video to learn more about them and what they want in an adoptive
home. And come to Adoption Day on Sunday and see how awesome they are!
10 Thanksgiving foods your dog can't eat

Yes, Thanksgiving is a special day, and while  you might want to share some of your holiday feast with your Golden, think twice about what it is. This list of 10 foods from a PolicyGenius article outlines what you should avoid feeding your precious pooch. According to the article, humans spend, on average, $185.80 more to take care of a pet's upset stomach over the Thanksgiving weekend than other days.
What is your dog saying?

Barks, growls, howls, whines, and whimpers - your dog is talking to you, and he's got a lot to say! Is it a distress bark or a plea to play? What is a sound of pain vs. boredom?
Check out this article from The
Whole Dog Journal  to learn more about your dog's vocal communication.

Congratulations to all of our pups who found their forever homes in October. 

Angie, Blitz TD11, Buckley, CaneTD11, Carmela, Coach TD11, Commodore TD11, Crimson TD11, Cymbal TD11, Drake Lab, Finnegan, Fumble TD11, Ghost TD12, Grace Pup, Lola TD11, Majorette TD11, Oak Leaf TD12, Punter TD11, Seminole TD11, Smitty, Smokey TD11 and Tiger TD11 found their forever homes last month. 


Look what's new in the Golden Store!  Two new t-shirts, a logo mousepad and two long-sleeve logo shirts (black and hot pink).
And our to-go mug is on sale ($5).
Shop now in the Golden Store and get your order on its way. Order by Friday night and you can pick it up at Adoption Day Sunday and avoid shipping charges!



November 17 is Georgia Gives Day.
Medical expenses for our AGA rescues are particularly high right now.  AGA is asking our volunteers to help us raise money for medication, heartworm treatments, and surgeries needed by a number of our rescues on medical hold. For these rescues, every dollar counts!  Please help us beat our $2,500 record by donating $10, $25, $50 or more on this special day. Don't forget to maximize your gift by letting your company's matching donation program know you donated on Nov 17th!
Georgia Gives Day is a 24-hour, statewide giving event that has raised more than $9 million for Georgia nonprofits in its three years. Tens of thousands of Georgians will be donating to the nonprofit of their choice on November 17th!
It's easy to participate! Simply visit Georgia Gives Day, click on "DONATE" at the top of the page, and find us under the Animals category listed right at the top.  Donations can be made with a credit card or echeck.   Help AGA raise needed funds for rescue medical expenses - visit and donate on November 17th!

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


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.


Look what's new in the Golden Store! Two new t-shirts, an AGA mousepad, and two long-sleeve logo shirts. And the to-go mugs are on clearance ($5). Shop now at the Golden Store.