Rescuing Golden Retrievers & Golden Retriever Mixes Since 2003
APRIL 2021
A Message from the President and Founder, Lauren Genkinger
I hope you and your families are slowly getting back to “normal” and have remained healthy. 

Hopefully, you have started following our newest arrivals, the China dogs. All 15 are safe in their foster homes, and 3 have found their forever homes! We are still waiting for the next 9 to leave China and get here. It has been a very expensive rescue, as you can imagine, but so worthwhile. For the first time in their lives, these dogs are stepping on grass, playing with a toy, seeing what love is after they've spent their entire lives without being loved, cuddled, kissed, or hugged.

Fortunately, they are healthy and LOVE attention. Please help us bring the other 9 over to America safely. They need you now more than ever! If you've been waiting for a golden, please reach out to us and we'll help you meet one of them and help you with a transition to your family! The adoption fee is higher than our normal cost, but their transportation to the US is a bit more expensive. It's a very long flight.

Thank you for supporting this important rescue. Please give, if you can, so we can get the remaining 9 into safe and snuggly forever homes. 

With gratitude, 
Our China Pups Are Here!
Curious about how our first 15 China Dogs are acclimating to their new life in the US? Check out our latest video highlighting their new adventures below, and please share with your network!
AGA would love to continue saving more dogs from China in the future. For this to come to fruition we rely heavily on donations and adoption fees to help cover the costs associated with each dog we can save. The average price to transport each Golden from China to Atlanta is approximately $2,640 (inclusive of airfare from China to JFK, The ARK facility expense, and the Transport Fee getting all 15 dogs to Atlanta). Next, we have the vet bills which average $1,000 (AGA goes above and beyond with the tests we run for International dogs). The adoption fee for our China Goldens will be $1,500 due to the large number of expenses associated with each. Each dog adopted allows AGA to help save another dog in China!
Looking for Corporate Sponsors
We are looking for companies that, in return for name recognition, will sponsor a China Golden. Your $2,500 sponsorship fee will cover the cost of the flight for one Golden. The adoption fee from our forever families will cover the vetting expenses. Each sponsored adopted dog will save another dog from the slaughterhouses in China.
As a sponsor, your company name will forever be attached to your Golden sponsored. You will be recognized on our website next to your Golden, as well as on all social media including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and all live feeds as well as our monthly newsletter (this one!).

We could not do this without your tax-deductible support. If you and your company are interested, please email us at
Wear Your Support Proudly For Our China Dogs
The premium unisex tee is a classic crewneck t-shirt. Made with a 60/40 blend of cotton and poly. All fabric is combed and ringspun for a soft texture and premium feel. Available in 5 colors.
Pullover Hoodie is a classic unisex hooded sweatshirt. All hoodies are a 50/50 blend of cotton and poly. Available in 5 different colors.
Help us celebrate the China Goldens with these limited edition Freedom Flight apparel items! These are just two of the 9 styles to choose from. Each purchase made helps us get closer to our goal for saving the China dogs. Also, who wouldn't want one of these great shirts!
Looking for AGA Adopters that drive Subarus!
Have you adopted from AGA and drive a Subaru? We're looking for you! We are looking for individuals that would be happy to share photos and their story for potential Subaru of America and AGA co-marketing! Please email us with your interest at
Potentially Deadly Easter Dangers for Your Pups
Along with the beautiful weather, colorful blooms, and the singing of freshly hatched birds comes some serious dangers to our four-legged friends, especially surrounding the celebration of Easter. Follow these guidelines to stay safely away from the animal ER this Easter holiday.
Recent Adoptions
Nothing makes us happier than finding the perfect fit for our rescued Goldens. Here are some of the new families formed in March.
Congratulations to all of our pups who found their forever homes.
Jenga Pup, Aylin TD, Sassy, Simba, Lucky, Monty TD, Xiao Xiao CH,
Zhi Zhi CH, Fiona CH, & Barney TD
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers, especially the foster families that helped these orphans find their forever families, particularly during this pandemic!
Looking for additional ways to support AGA?

If you would rather buy something specific that our dogs need, look no further than our Amazon Wish List! We've put together a list of items like bowls, beds, and toys that our pups would love to have.
Shop on
Before you begin your Amazon shopping, use this link and shop like normal. AGA receives a donation from every dollar you spend while using our special AGA Amazon link. Please bookmark for future use.
Shop at Kroger?
Select AGA as your charity and Kroger will donate. 
Register your card here using our NPO number 67180. From there, shop like usual to help support AGA (at no additional charge to you!)
Walk your dog?
Don't just take your dog
for a walk . . . Take your
"Walk for a Dog!"
Visit, download the app, and support AGA every time you walk your dog.
(Golden Retriever not necessary)
You are the driving force behind AGA saving goldens. Honor a golden, memorialize
a loved one, help with Heartworm treatment; every dollar counts, no donation is too small!
Looking for a reliable organization to help care for your Golden?
Click through to meet AGA's preferred vets, dog trainer and boarding facilities.