OCTOBER 2016
 
The Biggest Golden Party: Goldenrama!
The Biggest Golden Party: Goldenrama!
 
Message from the President
Lauren Genkinger, President & Founder
 
In three weeks -- on Sunday, October 23 -- we are once again hosting the biggest Golden Retriever party ever. I hope I will see you and your Golden there. Where else can you spend an afternoon with more than 300 Golden Retrievers? Watch this video whether you have come to a Goldenrama or not. For those of you who haven't, you'll get a feel for what a fabulous afternoon awaits you. And for those of you have attended, you'll re-live the fun all over again.

We have dog games, a pet psychic, a DJ, pet costume contest, musical sit (for the Goldens, of course!), kid games, silent auction, food trucks, lots of dog stuff...and much more. This year, Yasemin, our TD rescuer from Istanbul, will be here in the TD tent for a TD reunion.
So bring your family and your Golden Retriever(s) to Goldenrama at the field at Atlanta Athletic Club on Sunday, October 23, from 1 to 4 pm. Don't miss it! $15 per person, children under 18 are free when accompanied by an adult.  Register here for Goldenrama.

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL DOGS ARE HERE!
 
The TD11 plane arrived earlier this week with 18 Golden Retrievers from Istanbul who are looking for their new life in America. The College Football Dogs (Buzz, Uga, Tiger, Gator, Cheerleader, Coach and Blitz -- just to name a few!) will be at Adoption Day on Sunday looking for a family to love. Visit the Turkey Dog Page on our website for more info on sponsoring, adopting and donating to our TD mission.
 
HOW YOU CAN HELP!

V OLUNTEERS - If you would like to volunteer to work a shift at Goldenrama, please email our volunteer department at agaatlanta@aol.com .
SILENT AUCTION - If you have items to contribute, please contact Sue Glaskey, sue@adoptagoldenatlanta.com
BAKE SALE - We need bakers! If you'd like to contribute your specialty baking item, reach out to Carolyn Waters, Bake Sale Chair, cswaters@mindspring.com , to let her
know what you will bring and to receive packaging instructions.

Adoption Day
Sunday, October 2  12 noon - 2 p.m. @
                       
 
                   4958 Lower Roswell Road Suite 124 Marietta, GA 30068            

TIME TO GET WOO'D
October 13: Time to Get Woo'd 
Our friends at Woo Skin Care and Cosmetics are having their 8th anniversary party on Thursday, October 13 from 4 to 8 pm at their Peachtree Battle location.
Even if you can't come, just call in that day and order a gift card. It's a benefit for AGA.
                       
 
                             

Orphan of the Month
BAILEY 
October Orphan of the Month

Bailey is a very sweet two year old yellow Lab girl. She loves other dogs and kids but she's not very interested in cats. Bailey has lots of energy and wants a fenced-in yard to run in. Watch Bailey's video to learn more about her and what she wants in an adoptive home.
ASK THE VET
Cancer and Goldens
  
Yes, it's a bummer, but unfortunately many Goldens get the "C" word. There are studies underway, like the Morris Foundation Study, to try to figure out why this breed sees so much of this disease. This PetMD article is an excellent primer on cancer, should your dog be diagnosed. It covers treatment, prognosis and aftercare. And as an AGA adopter, you are always welcome to contact our Medical Team - we are happy to share our experience with any medical condition with you.
ASK THE TRAINER
Translating Your Dog's Language

Ever wonder why your dog does certain things -- like "run" in his sleep, always bark at the mailman, and roll around in gross stuff? This article, "35 Tips for Translating Your Dog's Language," explains these and other "interesting" behaviors your dog exhibits.
RECENT ADOPTIONS

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

Brook TD9, Casey, Dandelion TD8, Honey, Jingles TD5, Lucky B, Lucy, Pepsi, Redford, Trigger, Tugboat TD9 and Zelda found their forever homes last month. 
 

A GOLDEN FAMILY STORY
What do all four Goldens like?
 
Here's a great story about a family of four goldens (including two TDs). Wait til you hear what all four have in common!
 


 

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?

 

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.