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,
ORPHAN OF THE MONTH
Don't let her age fool you, she's a happy, active girl!
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
Sunday, January 6, 12 noon - 2 p.m. at
4958 Lower Roswell Rd #124, Marietta, GA 30068
SAVE THE DATE!
"A Celebration of the Golden"
The AGA Annual Golden Gala
will take place on
Saturday, October 26th
Atlanta History Center.
Mark it on your calendar!
ASK THE VET
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.
DogFoster FamilyAdoption 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!
Looking for a reliable organization to help care for your Golden?
Click through to meet AGA's preferred vets, dog trainer and boarding facilities.
Too much Golden hair?
AGA benefits when you buy
Bissell floor cleaning products. Shop herethen 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.