A message from the President & Co-Founder, Lauren Genkinger
My message this month is bittersweet for me. First, I want to wish all of you a very happy New Year and tell you how grateful I am for your friendship and support over the last 15 years. I heard from so many of you over the holidays and most of you said to me "have a great new year but please take care of you. So I decided to take that advise. 

Each of you know AGA will be in my heart forever. For over a decade it has been my life, but I must take care of me now as most of you know I suffered a stroke a couple of years ago. Which, is why I am stepping down as president of AGA for a while and handing the reins of AGA to my dear friend of over 20 years, Amy Johnston. As many of you know, I chose Amy for this task just like when I picked her to start and run Adopt a Golden Knoxville. 

I hope you understand why I must do this. We have actually fulfilled our mission which is "to save homeless Golden Retrievers and find new loving homes for them, and thereby reduce the shelter and stray population. Compared to 2003 when AGA started,  numbers of Goldens found in animal shelters are significantly down in Georgia and across the country. That is a good sign that it's possible to put ourselves out of business. 

I hope that day comes, and I will have forced retirement.  I will not be totally gone from AGA as I still serve on our Board of Directors. 

With much gratitude,

Sandy Senior 
 Don't let her age fool you, she's a happy, active girl! 
Sandy Senior
Sandy loving it outside!

I grew up with my brother dog but when we came to AGA we told  
them we would each rather have our own families.  That's because    
we love getting all the attention!!!   Read more about me here. 

Adoption Day
Sunday, January 6, 12 noon - 2 p.m. at 
4958 Lower Roswell Rd #124, Marietta, GA 30068

"A Celebration of the Golden"  
The AGA Annual Golden Gala
will take place on
Saturday, October 26th
at the
Atlanta History Center.
Mark it on your calendar! 


It's Not Just Grain-Free: 
An Update on Diet-Associated
Dilated Cardiomyopathy  



Congratulations to all of our pups who found their forever homes in
November & December.

      Dog                       Foster Family                   Adoption Family         
        Riggs                                  Rachel Spradley                             Rachel Spradley
Badem Pup TDFV20          Carol Swenson/Heather Duffie               Nancy & Al Groves
         Oliver                           Meghan Franczek/Jenny DuBois                      Angie Woods
Mr. Darcy TDFV17                        Sydney Borgemenke                     Mark Worrel & Glynn Hartin 
        Roxy                  Cherlyn Humberg/April Nielsen/Erica Madsen       April & Mark Nielsen 
        Renny                                 Andrew & Holly Heaton                            Heather Havette 
Borek Pup TDFV19                    Carol Swenson/Ann Cox                              Ann & Dan Cox 
    Sam Senior            Janice Lumsden/Ali James/Wayne Whitelaw                Ali James  
       Maggie                      Sharon Dejonghe/Debbie Rosebrugh                Ann & Chuck Doherty 
    Willow Pup                                  Stephanie Kenney                                 Jennifer Bailey 
 Chance TDFV13                     Allison Carico/Trace Walsh                    Laura & Carmine Milone 
     Luna Doodle                               Sophia Avgeris                              Andrew & Sarah Allman 
       Tiger                      Cheryl Pettigrew/Debbie & Jim Williams/               Tina Clark 
                                               Pam Anderson/Allison Carico 
      Maggie                               Ali James/Erica Madsen                        Debi & James McNeil
Thank you to all the foster families who helped these orphans (and thank you
to the flight volunteers who bring the Turkey dogs) 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.