Rescuing Golden Retrievers & Golden Retriever Mixes Since 2003

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March 2024

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A Message from our Founder & Presidents

As March unfolds and we begin to witness the subtle signs of spring, we find ourselves reflecting on the incredible journey we've shared as part of the Adopt a Golden Atlanta family.

Lauren and Patti here, reaching out to express our deepest gratitude to every one of you who has played a role in making our community a warm and supportive haven for golden retrievers in need.

Your unwavering dedication and generosity have not only transformed the lives of these beautiful creatures but have also created a network of compassion that resonates far beyond our wildest dreams.

As we look forward to spring, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible efforts that have brought us to this point. Whether you've opened your hearts and homes to our furry friends, volunteered your time and talents, or made invaluable contributions to our cause, your impact is immeasurable. Each success story, every wagging tail, and the joy in the eyes of a golden finding their forever home are testaments to the strength of our community.

However, our journey doesn't end here, and we're reaching out to you once again for your continued support. As the season changes and nature begins to bloom, so do the opportunities to make a difference. Whether it's through donations, volunteering, or spreading the word about our mission, your continued support will help us ensure that more golden retrievers find the love and care they deserve.

With your ongoing dedication, we can make this spring a season of hope, growth, and new beginnings for even more golden retrievers in need. Together, we can create a future where every golden has a chance to flourish in a loving home.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for being the driving force behind Adopt a Golden Atlanta. Let's welcome spring with open arms and continue making a positive impact on the lives of these dogs.

With heartfelt thanks,

Lauren and Patti 

Funny Pups:

That Teddy does it again! Potentially one of the funniest pups out there!

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SAVE THE DATE: March 23,12-5p

Fire Maker Brewing

Location: 975 Chattahoochee AVE NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Purchase your limited edition Retriever Fest shirt before the event. They will NOT be sold at the event. All proceeds from t-shirts sold on Bonfire for Retriever Fest, as well as the limited edition Easter t-shirts, benefit AGA

Bonfire Adopt A Golden Goodies

Many exciting things will be happening, here are just a few Humans should be excited about..!

  • We currently have 20+ unique vendors for both humans and dogs and several silent auction items that will be available online starting Monday, March 18! 
  • ALL dog breeds (vaccinated and friendly) are invited to this paw-some event! 
  • NO admission charge for this event - instead our partners have graciously offered to donate a portion of their proceeds from sales that day - so any event you partake in or products you buy will benefit Adopt a Golden Atlanta 💰!

We will feature specific vendors and activities closer to the event but mark your calendars and plan on coming! 

You and your pup should look forward to: 

🐾 Dog massages 

✨ Hair tinsel for HUMANS! 💁🏼‍♀️

🐶Dog doodle sketches by our own talented, Maddie Apple! 

🦴Puppy lemonade stand hosted by Birdie’s Furry Friends 

🐕Agility course from Zoom Room with some open training sessions 

🏞️Doggy park play time at Fire Maker Brewing Company’s onsite dog park for all doggos to play and alumnis to catch up!  

🧘Mini doggy yoga session with your pup 

🍪Twin Kookies custom treats for humans and dogs

🍦 Doggy ice cream 

🦮Dog essential services like nail trims, turf grass and 💩 scooping vendors 

🏥Opportunities to learn more about Happy Tails Pet Therapy and how to get your dog certified as a therapy pet with this wonderful organization🩺 

👟Dog race opportunities 

🎾Tennis ball bob 

🎀Some really cute headband and jewelry vendors 

🧣Sewn by Sam will be back with her adorable, festive bandanas that were a huge hit at Photos with Santa! 

🥛Trendy glassware available for purchase 👀

🍺Fam jams and drinks from Fire Maker Brewing

🌭Really good food 

🦮AGA Merch Booth

📸 Opps 

🎨🖌️Did you know your dog is an artist? We’re gonna have a puzzle/game/art station run by VOLUNTEERS.


🖼️ This booth would be very entertaining - if you’re interested in more details, please contact Erin and Jamie at

Meet and Match

March 3rd at

Hotel Indigo - Vinings

Come mix and mingle with our adoptable and loveable Goldens at our next

Meet and Match Day at Hotel Indigo in Vinings

Sunday, March 3rd,

12:00 pm -1:30 pm.!

Want a sneak peek at who will be here? 

Check out our current Goldens looking for a home just like yours here!

Directions: 2857 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 

Orphan of the Month:


I am about 5 years old and around 30 pounds. Like Lettie, my coat was so matted they had to shave me too. The place we came from doesn’t spend any time brushing dogs! We are each looking for homes with families where we can have a safe place to play (meaning yard with fence), have toys and our very own beds and people who will love us a lot! Why don’t you ask when you can meet us? My new doctor said I was a sweet boy and if that’s what you are looking for – here I am! Your friend, Logan


Read more about me here

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Check Your Dog Once A Month on the 14th!

It is important that you start your fight against canine cancer and any other health issue from the day you bring your dog home.

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.

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.

Learn how to do a Full Check here

Download a Wellness Journal here

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.

Looking for Events

for you and your pups?

Check out local events here!

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

It's chilly, isn't it time for a new cozy

AGA sweatshirt?

We even have a few on sale!

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 items (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!

Shop AGA Today!

Data Security

Adopt a Golden Atlanta prioritizes your security by implementing strict policies.

We never solicit personal information via Crypto, nor do we store sensitive data like Social Security or financial details. While we may retain publicly available information for better service, we strictly handle it lawfully.

AGA actively collaborates with the FBI and local law enforcement to ensure internet security, underscoring our commitment to community safety.

Our donation process is exclusively through secure channels like PayPal and Venmo and we prohibit unauthorized use of our logo for fundraising. Please always check links before donating, if it doesn't appear to be from Adopt A Golden Atlanta, reach out to us and ask.

Suspicious solicitations can be reported to INFO@ADOPTAGOLDEN.COM.

Read more here

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 AGA's medical expenses; 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.