Teddy and Captain's Story
Teddy and Captain's Story
Message from the President
Lauren Genkinger
President & Founder
Instead of hearing from me this month, I wanted you to see Teddy and Captain's story. Teddy came into our program late last year in pitiful condition and TD9 Captain arrived from Istanbul in June also needing special attention. Both are seniors who were adopted by our Director of Applications, Palma Young, and her husband Michael. This is a story of what love and excellent nutrition can do for a golden in need. AGA believes that a high-quality, holistic food is beneficial to the overall health and well-being of all rescued dogs -- that's why all of our orphans start on good nutrition from Solid Gold, our exclusive dog food provider, when they enter our program. Watch their video -- it will make your day!


Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 23, to bring your golden(s) and your family for a fun-filled afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm) at the Field at Atlanta Athletic Club. Dog games, a DJ, training tips, kid games, silent auction, food trucks (even one for the dogs!), vendors and lots of dog stuff. We are also planning a Turkey Dog reunion for all of our TDs!
 VOLUNTEERS - If you would like to volunteer to work a shift at Goldenrama, please email our volunteer department at
SILENT AUCTION - If you have items to contribute, please contact Sue Glaskey,
BAKE SALE - Are you a baker? If you'd like to contribute your specialty baking item, reach out to Carolyn Waters, Bake Sale Chair,, to let her
know what you will bring and to receive packaging instructions.
Adoption Day
Sunday, August 7  12 noon - 2 p.m. @
                   4958 Lower Roswell Road Suite 124 Marietta, GA 30068            

Orphan of the Month
August Orphan of the Month
August Orphan of the Month

Posey is a precious 10-month-old girl looking for her forever home. She needs a house with a fence and preferably a house with another dog. Watch Posey's video to learn more about her and what she wants in an adoptive home.
6 Ways Baking Soda Can Do Wonders 
For Your Dog 
Who knew? Baking Soda is an old-new remedy for a myriad of problems, including pet smells from your dog and his favorite hangouts, bathing his toys, a soothing therapy for pain and several other uses. This kitchen staple is a remedy for many things in your kitchen and home, but is beneficial for several dog-related issues as well. Check out this article for the six canine-related uses.

Leave It...Drop It

Will your dog readily leave or drop something on command? If you were going to teach your dog just one cue, it should be this one (well okay, two). The leave it and drop it cues are quite possibly the most important to teach your dog. It can save your expensive items as well as your dog's life should they put something in their mouth that is dangerous. This article gives you all the details on how to teach these cues.


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

Bikini TD10, Baloo, Barefoot TD10, Breaker TD9, Breeze TD9, Derby, Flip Flop TD9, Jellybean TD7, Jonah TD10 Yellow Lab, Max, Memphis, Peach Blossom TD8, Ripple TD9, River TD9, Sailor TD9, Sandy TD10, Salty Dog TD9, Schooner TD9, Seashell TD10, Sharky TD10, Splash TD9, Stella Labradoodle, Suntan TD10, Taffy TD10, Tank, Turtle TD10, Wave TD10 and Yarborough found their forever homes last month. 
If you are looking for a place to board your dog, be sure to check out our partner, Pet Lodge Pet Resort.
Not only do they board, but their services include day care, training and grooming. Their 13-acre resort has lots of space for nature walks and a swimming pool.
Follow them on Facebook for updates on activities.
Thanks to Pet Lodge Pet Resort for all their help with our Turkey Dogs.

More TDs Coming in September

Because of the heat, we've taken the summer off for TD flights. They fly in an air-conditioned cabin (just like people!) but it's hot for them when they are loading and unloading. Stay tuned for our September flight.
If you are interested in ADOPTING a Turkey Dog, click HERE 
If you are interested in FOSTERING a Turkey Dog, click HERE
If you are interested in SPONSORING a Turkey Dog, click HERE
If you are interested in DONATING to the Turkey Dogs rescue, click HERE
To LEARN MORE about the Turkey Dogs, click HERE

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.

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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.

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