JUNE 2019

A Message from the President and Founder, Lauren Genkinger

I'm sure all of you have read the book, "The Art of Racing in the Rain." It was a fabulous book and if the cast is any reflection on the movie it will be a blockbuster. The dog is gorgeous and the male cast is for all ages I guess.

Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner and Patrick Dempsey, and the same producers as Marley and Me. We need to be prepared for a spike in applications when the movie opens in August, and of course every applicant will want the dog to be identical to the one in the movie and the expectations placed on the golden will be unattainable. 

This happens every time a dog movie is a hit. Hopefully we will not see a rise in backyard breeding. They will want a soul touching connection with this golden, so we will be prepared for returns. 

Let's hope backyard breeding will not increase and hope the respected breeders will be sought out. We don't want a 101 Dalmatians result happening where everyone went and bought Dalmatians and months later the shelters were jammed packed with homeless Dalmatians. It's the Golden's who will pay for the popularity of this movie. So it will be our job to protect them and make sure people's expectations are realistic. Every AGA volunteer will need to educate people who "saw the movie and must have a golden" after falling in love with the star of this movie. 

Most of us are extremely lucky to have that special connection to a Golden Retriever in our lives, so see the movie and go home to yours and tell them how much you love them. Thank you for helping and protecting this fabulous breed.
With much gratitude,

Here I am, back again with all the latest on me and it's all good.  I am healthy
again thanks to my heartworm treatment being over and I have graduated from
training school.  I have worked really hard to do all the right things.  I am looking
for someone who can spend time with me going for walks and giving me time to
exercise and practice my commands.  Being with my people means a lot to me so
maybe if you might be someone who likes to be calm and quiet and mostly stays
home we'd be a good match.
Click  Here to read more about me! 

Sunday, June 2nd, 12 noon - 2 p.m. at 
4958 Lower Roswell Rd #124, Marietta, GA 30068

                  SAVE THE DATE 
              "Celebrating 150 Golden Years" 
The AGA Annual Golden Gala
will take place on
Saturday, October 26th
at the Atlanta History Center. 
We encourage anyone interested in
helping with planning the event to contact
Megan Bailey at [email protected]

                   ASK THE VET  
 Giardi & Pets
Giardia intestinalis (aka: Giardia duodenalis, Giardia lamblia)
is a common, microscopic (intestinal) parasite that
commonly affects humans, dogs and cats.
Common signs and symptoms of Giardia infection (in both
humans and pets) are diarrhea, gas, abdominal discomfort,
nausea and vomiting.  However, it is possible to be
infected and have no signs or symptoms of illness. 
Click here for more information.  

There's still a couple of days left to purchase
Adopt a Golden merchandise at our special May prices.   

If Golf is your game, make
sure to check out our stylish, high
quality cotton polo shirts  for
men and women.  


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

               Yogi                    Bama
               Millie                   Mowgli (Moe)
               Snoopy                 Kevin Jonas Pup      
               Nick Jonas Pup        Amelia    
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 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.