MARCH 2018

A message from the President & Founder, Lauren Genkinger

DIFFICULT TIMES - Last week I lost my 15 year old Finn, and I realized what a joy it has been to share my life with golden retrievers and why this rescue is so important to me.  Not only do we get to give abandoned goldens a second chance in life, but we get to pick people and families and get them ready to share their lives with these wonderful dogs. 

I can testify - 9 times - that goldens make your life better and we now want to hear from you why and how your AGA golden has made your life and your family's better.

Send a recent photo and tell us in your own words how your AGA golden has made your life better.  We will post it on Facebook so our volunteers can see how important their work is!!! 

Please send to:  Caroline Johnson -
We might even save them for another AGA calendar next year.  Write us today.  
P.S. - If you don't have your own golden and you foster for us, tell us how your AGA foster dog has made your life better.  

Our March Orphan of the Month - Meet Riley
Our March Orphan of the Month - Meet Riley
When I first came to AGA I was only about 7 months old with more problems than one little golden deserved. My elbows and my hips needed surgery and I was in really bad pain all the time. I was afraid of being touched because I hurt so much and it made me crabby. My family couldn't afford all that I needed and so asked AGA to take me and help me find a home. After I got adopted, I did have my elbows fixed but the two special bone doctors wanted to wait until I was older to try and fix my hips. When my bones stopped growing, the special bone doctors decided the hip surgery might not be such a good idea and surgery might make them worse!  
  Click   here to read more about me.

Adoption Day
Sunday, March 4, 12 noon - 2 p.m. at 
4958 Lower Roswell Rd #124, Marietta, GA 30068

We're getting closer each day to our Golden Gala event
which will be taking place this year at Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre.

We will also have a silent auction & live auction and
for the first time the silent auction will be an online auction.
With an online auction, we're hoping to raise a lot more money!

Don't miss an opportunity 
to give to Adopt a Golden Atlanta.

Come shop at Kendra Scott 
Avalon  & 20% of all
proceeds on April 17th
will go to AGA!

Can't attend but want to support AGA?
Your Kendra Scott purchases can still
benefit our orphan dogs! 
Fill out the
Event Order Form



A ubiquitous flagellated protozoa, giardia infection in pets may have minimal symptoms but severe, long-term effects. 


If I'm a dog, and I'm on a leash, and another dog invades my space, I'm gonna growl.  That's just how I feel.  Back the heck off, pal!  I can't get away from you, on account of I'm on a leash!


Congratulations to all of our pups who found their forever homes in February. 
  Eve TD16B                Rover  
      Rubble TD15              Olwen TD17
      Icicle TD17               Max
      Happy TD16B             Rosie
  Frosty TD17              Powder TD17
  Aspen TD17              Jack Frost TD17
  Olaf TD17                Storm TD17
  Wonder TD17             Blizzard TD17
  Elsa TD17                 Boots TD17
  Mac TD17B                Snow TD17
Thank you to all the foster families who helped these orphans (especially the TD's)
find their Valentines in 2018!

3x your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate
on your first purchase!
Go to and Amazon donates to
Adopt A Golden Atlanta Inc.

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


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.