Rescuing Golden Retrievers & Golden Retriever Mixes Since 2003
May 2023
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As we welcome the arrival of May and the warmer weather it brings, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude for all the incredible support you have given us throughout the year. Your contributions, both big and small, have made a significant difference in the lives of our furry friends.

With summer just around the corner, we are excited to share all the fun activities you can do with your four-legged friends in this newsletter! Goldens are loyal and loving companions and are perfect for outdoor adventures like swimming, hiking, and playing fetch.
Looking ahead to the coming months, we are excited to continue our work of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming golden retrievers in need. But we cannot do it alone. We need your continued support to make sure that we can provide the best care possible for these precious pups.

Whether you are able to make a donation, volunteer your time, or simply share our mission with your friends and family, your support makes a world of difference to us and to the golden retrievers we serve.
Thank you for being a part of our community, and for all that you do to help us give these dogs a new lease on life.

With gratitude,
Adopt a Golden Atlanta
Come celebrate with us!
Adopt a Golden Atlanta is throwing a belated 1st Birthday party for The Celestial and Encanto Pups at

Stop by for a short visit, or stay the whole time! Bring family and friends, both 2-legged and 4-legged welcome! Please share to help us spread the word!

Fire Maker Brewing will be hosting the event and will even be donating $1 of a designated tap for every pint sold!
The brewery is dog friendly inside and out,
so this is a rain-or-shine event:)

AGA Meet and Match Day
May 14th, 12-1:30 p.m.

Come mix and mingle with our adoptable and loveable Goldens at our next
Meet and Match Day at
Pet Lodge Pet Resort Sunday, May 14th from
12:00 pm -1:30 pm.!

Want a sneak peek at who will be there? Check out our current Goldens looking for a home just like yours here!
Check Your Dog Once A Month on the 14th!
Now how exactly do you do this?
Facts about Cancer in Dogs
Did you know that 1 in 3 dogs will be diagnosed with cancer? 50% of those dogs will die from cancer. In humans, there are 1.5 million new cases of cancer each year, but in dogs, there are 6 million new cases of cancer diagnosed each year. Dog cancer prevention is key to a long healthy life with your dog.

It is important that you start your fight against canine cancer and any other health issue from the day you bring your dog home. Checking your dog once a month for lumps and bumps or any abnormal behavior is key in the prevention of any health issue with your dog. We recommend doing it on the 14th of every month. Checking your dog will be a great little bonding time with your dog. If you are starting with a young dog, this time will also prepare them for their future vet wellness visits.
Now how exactly do you do this?
Start at their nose and work all the way to their tail. Make sure you are in a familiar, low-key environment where you and your pet can do this without distraction. In other words, not during dinner time or when you expect the mailman to be buzzing by the house.

Also, make sure you keep a journal of each of your Check Your Dog days so you will have notes to compare with should something arise.

Learn how to do a full check here
Download a wellness journal here

Orphan of the Month: Buddha
I just had a birthday this month and now I am 8 years old. 
My family had to move and I couldn’t go with them. I feel kind of lost and not sure what’s ahead for me but everyone is being kind and told me they will find another home for me with people who…

Does Your Dog Have Allergies?
Or is it something else?
Summer Pup

Lots of pets suffer from allergies in today's world, and a major cause of the condition in dogs is food (the other is the environment).

Recognizing your dog's allergic response is food-related, and identifying the specific food or ingredient, can be a challenge.

Check out this article by
Dr. Karen Becker for more information.
Blue Pearl Pet Loss Support Group
Our beloved pets are dear to us filling our hearts with unconditional love, companionship and joy.

When we lose them, it is very difficult. We feel a void, sadness, and grief. But we are not alone.

Blue Pearl Georgia veterinarian specialists understand and began offering a pet loss support group 10 years ago where we can gather with others and support one another.
The group meets virtually on Zoom most Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 PM. There is no charge for participation. Reservations can be made by contacting Robin at 404-308-8731 or emailing She is happy to help.

AGA Golden Store

Show your love for AGA by shopping at our AGA
Golden Store!
100% of the proceeds go to helping our Goldens in need!
Show your support with a wide range of AGA t-shirts (some on sale too!) with lots to choose from - stay cool (and look cool) while sporting your support for your favorite org in ATL!

And why stop there? Check out more Golden Goodies while you are there....!

Check out our AGA Store today for one-of-a-kind items and if you're like us and love sale items, we have some of those too!
Wondering what to do with your pup this summer in Atlanta? Wonder no more...!
Atlanta is a beautiful destination for everyone AND you don’t have to worry about leaving your furry friend at home! There are many dog-friendly activities and sights throughout the city of Atlanta that both you and your pup are sure to enjoy.

From sweeping parks perfect for playing to quaint coffee shops where you can catch your breath, Atlanta has seemingly countless dog-friendly destinations. Throughout this dog-friendly guide to Atlanta, you will find all the best things to do, dog-friendly Atlanta Restaurants, and of course pet-friendly hotels.

Looking for additional ways
to support AGA?
Here are just a few ways
you can continue to help!

If you would rather buy something specific that our dogs need,
look no further than our Amazon Wish List!
We've compiled a list of items like bowls, beds, and toys that our pups would love to have.
Shop at Kroger?
Select AGA as your charity and Kroger will donate. 
Register your card here using our NPO number 67180. From there, shop like usual to help support AGA (at no additional charge to you!)
Walk your dog?
Don't just take your dog
for a walk -Take your
"Walk for a Dog!"
Visit, download the app, and support AGA every time you walk your dog.
(Golden Retriever not necessary)
You are the driving force behind AGA saving goldens. Honor a golden, memorialize a loved one, and help with Heartworm treatment; every dollar counts, and no donation is too small!
Other Ways to Donate:
PayPal: Adopt A Golden Atlanta
Check: Adopt a Golden Atlanta | P.O. Box 420256, Atlanta, GA 30342-9998
Looking for a reliable organization to help care for your Golden? Look no further!
Visit AGA's preferred vets, dog trainers, and boarding facilities
through the links below.

Dog Boarding: Your dog's home away from home.That’s why Pet Lodge Pet Resort in Alpharetta is Metro Atlanta’s top choice for dog boarding. Choose from various accommodation types and fun-filled activities for your pets.

Dog Daycare: Exciting indoor & outdoor play! Over 20,000 sq. feet of outdoor turf, obstacles, toys, and pools for your dog to play. You have to see Pet Lodge Pet Resort in Alpharetta with your own eyes.

Tenasity is Atlanta’s leading Canine Behavior Specialists. We excel at improving owner/dog relations while directly enhancing the lifestyle of the dog owner(s).

With over 21+ years of training experience, we have identified key characteristics in normal canine behavior patterns that have allowed us to create and implement a system that entails practical training methods which we guarantee will produce lasting results.

Our 24-hour pet hospital is located in Sandy Springs just off of Roswell Road in Abernathy across from the Sandy Spring Tennis Center.

We serve much of Georgia and the Atlanta metro area, including Roswell, Woodstock, Marietta, Smyrna, Tucker, Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Alpharetta.