A Message from the President and Founder, Lauren Genkinger 
Our biggest fundraiser for the entire year is almost here.  We are having a fall gala because 
we are running short on our fundraising so far this year.  We have lots of goldens who need  
us to help with medical issues, behavioral issues and simply help them start their life over.  Many
have not been able to enjoy a golden life and we want to help them have that.  So go to our website
and click on the gala logo and think about becoming a sponsor.  It's going to be a grand evening
at the Atlanta History Center and we are going to celebrate the birth of the first golden retriever
over 150 years ago in Scotland.  The color for the evening is tartan plaid.  Our special guest will be
Oscar, the singing golden who was on America's Got Talent where he impressed Simon Cowell
for singing on key!   We will also select the Golden of Courage  winner and show his brave story
on video.  Don't miss the best golden party in town.
See you there!

I started out with a breeder who sold me when I was just 8 weeks old, but after just a
little while I was returned to the breeder who found another home for me that wasn't right
for me either. From then until the time I came to AGA, about four months ago, I felt like
I had been bounced back and forth like a basketball because everyone gave up on me. They
said I was too fond of guarding my things. They said I was too anxious and nervous. They
said I wasn't good around little children,
even though I thought the children didn't know how
to treat a dog! I ended up in a dog training
school which is not like a home!  Day after day
of lessons and loneliness and I tried my best - I really did!  I am about 3.5 years old and I
feel like I will never find a family.
Click here to read more about me! 

Celebrating the birth of the first Golden Retriever
150 years ago in Scotland
Saturday, October 26th
6:30 - 10:30 pm
Atlanta History Center
Join us for an elegant seated dinner, open bar
featuring our signature Goldentinis, silent and live auctions.
Special entertainment by Oscar the Singing Golden Retriever
and owner Pamela, who were featured on America's Got Talent.
Sponsorship includes a pre-party at the Atlanta History Center's Cyclorama.
All proceeds go toward rescuing homeless Golden Retrievers.  
Sponsorship and individual tickets available here.  
Donate an item for our silent auction here. 

Sunday, September 8th, 12 noon - 2 p.m. at 
4958 Lower Roswell Rd #124, Marietta, GA 30068


AGA was very busy this past month with some amazing adoptions!  Here are some
of the new families that were formed in August.  Congratulations to all of our
pups who found their forever homes
in August.

Brook, Bella, Savannah Pup, Vito TD, King, Mac Pup, Nancy, Wyatt,
Skye, Trenton Pup, Robin, Apollo, Zoey, Greta TD, Piper Pup, Blaze Pup,
Milan Pup, Enzo Pup, Elliott, Dallas, Jax Pup, Taffy, Zeyna TD,
Luca TD, Angel & Nalah
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers, especially 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


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.