Sunday, December 28, 2008

Seren (Buttercup) Lives It Up in Nashville

Hey all you Southern pups! We get snow up here in Nashville, TN and it's so much fun. Here's a picture of me playing in it with my big (little) brother Ollie. I just wanted to let you all know that everything has turned out great for me since that day when my previous owners decided I wasn't right for them. I came to this new family and they named me Seren cuz they said it was serendipity that I arrived when least expected but much needed. Big word, huh? Big love too!

Next month I will be 2 years old! I love all the many dogparks here in Nashville. I am very serious in protecting my family and Mom says I'm quite the watchdog. Hope y'all get some snow too - you'll love it! Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Christmas Surprise in Colonial Williamsburg

What an unbelievable life I have had already!! First my puppy siblings and I are saved from the shelter by AGA and then I get named Lou Who. Next a nice man drives a long way to meet me and then we drive back to his city, Williamsburg, VA, and I get a new name, Sotheby. Dad keeps telling me about my new brother and sisters but I have to wait to meet them in a special surprise.

Mom and Dad set up a history-based hunt with the kids and I was the gift at the end! It was awesome!! Savannah (8) almost cried when she realized that I was hers forever, and Piper (6) thought Savannah had wished me to them. My brother Cole (11) simply couldn't believe it. It was a great day and I'm the luckiest girl in the world!

Here's how the hunt worked. My parents are SO smart!!

There were 18 clues in all which took them from the Capitol in the East end of Colonial Williamsburg, to the Palace in the West end where they "found" the "present" that Santa brought for them. Some of the cards were green and some were red. The red ones each had a letter on the back of the clue. At the end of the hunt they had to put the letters together.
  • #1 What is the name of the Queen inscribed on the Capitol? (Queen Anne)
  • #2 What flag flies above the Capitol? (British Flag)
  • #3 When was Sheild's Tavern established? (1745) Red clue: S
  • #4 Where did the Burgesses meet to call for the Continental Congress? (Capitol)
  • #5 What is hanging outside of James Craig's store? (a gold ball) Red clue: o
  • #6 Where can you find a barber pole? (the wig maker)
  • #7 What is the sign of the cabinet maker? (a chair) Red clue: t
  • #8 What does a cooper make? (barrels and casks)
  • #9 What fuel does a blacksmith use to bend metal? (coal) Red clue: h
  • #10 How many sides does the magazine have? (eight)
  • #11 What is the name of the shape of the Magazine? (octagon) Red clue: e
  • #12 How many shoes on the shoemaker's sign? (four)
  • #13 How many pears on the trees in the sign next to the saddle shop? (42) Red clue: b
  • #14 Where did the colonial people go to worship God? (Bruton Parish)
  • #15 Who is the famous boy buried in the cemetary? (Matthew Whaley) Red clue: y
  • #16 Go to the school named for this famous boy. Find your next clue by the bench in the front.
  • #17 The school named for Matthew Whaley was built on the grounds of our 1st Royal Governor's home before it burned. What is the name of this royal place? (the Palace)
  • #18 Go to the home of our 1st Royal Governor and seek the princess with the red bow waiting for you at the Palace. Put the letters from the backs of the clues together in the order you found them, before you go so you will know whose name to call out for at the gate.Princess ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ (Sotheby)SHE will be your next clue!

There is a path that the locals take to go between Matthew Whaley Elementary and the Palace. The family started down that path and the kids are yelling, "Princess Sotheby...Princess Sotheby...." When they got to the clearing in front of the Palace, a nice lady from Colonial Williamsburg came running down the Palace Green with ME. I was the princess!!

Thank you, AGA, for saving me! I am so happy to hear that all my puppy brothers and sisters have found amazing homes for the holidays too. What a wonderful world it is!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

(Yosemite) Sam Sends His Hellos

Y'all! Look at my brother - he's huge!! I don't know what kind of dog he is, but he has some funny habits - like eating hay and letting my mom ride on his back! I tried the hay, but it wasn't that great.

I'm so happy here. Thank you for driving 7 hours to rescue me from that shelter in Alabama. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Lucky Lucky!

Hey look at me! That's my new dad, Tim. He's awesome. We walk 5 miles together every day and I am his only child. And get this ... he has two houses!! A cool condo in Midtown and a place in Florida! Boy, Lucky really is a good name for me. Thanks AGA!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Waiting for Santa

I hope Santa brings us lots of cookies and treats. My big brother Montana and I have been very good pups this year. We'll pretend we're asleep so he will hurry and come down the chimney!
Love to all my golden pals,
Georgia (formerly Rosie)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Autumn Lives the Good Life

Yeah, so this place is MUCH better than that shelter in Alabama. Thanks to AGA, I have a great family, an older brother named Marley and lots of comfy places to nap. No more cold concrete floors and lonely days for me - yippee!!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Eggnog Gets a New Home and New Name




I might look like a cup of frothy egg nog but my new name is Riley. Pretty, huh? I am the happiest little girl. My new family's really nice, especially my big brother Buddy. You can see him in the pics. Isn't he handsome? My mom says he had to get used to having a shadow. What do you think she means by that?


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Maggie and the Christmas Decorations

Dear Santa,

Could I have one of those pretty Koi fish for Christmas? Please!!!

Love,
Maggie

P.S. Thanks for finding me a great home - I love it here!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pooh Bear Celebrates One Year in His New Home






I just love this time of year! The leaves are SO fun to play in AND it's the time of year that I was rescued by AGA and brought to my new family. My mom says it seems like they've had me forever, but it's only our one year anniversary. We all love each other so much and just wanted to take this momentous occasion to say thank you again!

I love to sit on the leather chair beside mom while she types, and I always put my head over the armrest so she can see me. She says I'm such a part of this home that she would have been so lonely this last year without me. And believe me, the feeling's mutual!

My favorite game right now is burying my favorite tennis ball in the leaves and then and then pouncing it, tossing it and burying it and pouncing it all over again. Mom says I'm a "big goof" - is that good?
Thanks again, AGA!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Home for the Holidays!


Well, I sure did pull a fast one over on this guy. His daughter Paige is a volunteer with Adopt a Golden Atlanta and knew he was in Birmingham on business. They heard I was there and needed rescuing so she talked him into giving me a ride on his way back home. Let's just say the next stop was his house and I haven't left since!

After picking me up, he started to think I was kinda cute and sweet. After about an hour in the car, he called his daughter and said he was keeping me! Yippee!! She was floored cuz they already have a rescued Lab and weren't planning on getting a second pup. And dad was a little nervous about what mom would say too. But I handled that lickety split.

I now have a new name - Lucy - cuz Biscuit Bea was a little cumbersome. And I have a new buddy – Duke - to romp and wrestle with, new parents to run circles around, new fun places to visit and explore, and a giant family full of dog lovers.
What a wonderful holiday it's going to be for me!! Thank you Paige, AGA, and DAD!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from Joe GP!


Hi AGA,
Joe GP here. I just wanted to let you know that I am doing great. My neck burns have healed, I have gained my weight back, and I have never been happier. Now I have a real family. I feel loved more than I can ever express. I am safe, I have plenty to eat, and I have both wonderful humans and canine brothers (Mac and Banjo Goldens). I fall asleep at night with my head in my Dad's lap after going for a great walk. I guess that sounds like the real meaning of Thanksgiving, at least to me. I am definitely thankful to AGA for giving me the chance for a new wonderful life. I hope the orphans will have as great life as I have. Thanks AGA, and I hope everyone has as wonderful a Thanksgiving as I will have.
Joe GP.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We're Thankful for Puppies!

Look at that face! Now multiply by five. That's right, we have five adorable puppies joining us for Thanksgiving. Their mom is a purebred female Great Pyrenees and their dad is a golden. What a perfect match! They are 6 weeks old, 3 girls and 2 boys. We named them Pumpkin, Egg Nog, Grits, Sweet Potato and Lou Who (Dr. Seus fans will recognize). They will be ready for adoption this weekend! Click here for a few more pictures and go to the website to read their stories and decide which one you want to bring home for Christmas!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mac's New Friend


Hi Everyone-

Mac here. This is a picture of me at Goldenrama. I made a new friend here this year, she was a pet communicator. She was really fun and knew a ton about me! Somehow she knew how much I like to play around, and my great sense of humor. She also knew how much I love my forever family.

Notice my favorite bandanna I am wearing- it is an Adopt A Golden one! Mom has to wash it for me so I can wear it all the time!


-Mac

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Rescued A Human Today


I rescued a human today. Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.


As she stopped at my kennel, I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.


As she read my kennel card, I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.


Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.


I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one. I rescued a human today.


~Author unknown

The Fashionable Banjo (AGA Mr. Bojangles)

I love my bandana so much that if it falls off my neck, I will carry it around until a nice human ties it back on. I think this one brings out the color in my eyes. Some colors wash me out, but this green one is perfect. Whatcha think?


My best friend at my forever home is Oreo the guinea pig. My golden brother Mac is great, too, but Oreo reminds me of all the puppies I used to play with before Adopt A Golden saved me. I hug my dad everyday to thank him for giving me such a wonderful forever home.

Woof Woof!

Banjo (AGA Mr. Bojangles)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Katie Celebrates Her Birthday


Hi AGA-
Its' been over a year now since you guys at AGA came to my rescue and found me my forever home. I was known as Hathaway, now my Mom and Dad call me Katie. Because we didn't know for sure when my birthday was my vet gave me a birthday of February 14, 2006 because I was such a sweetheart. Here are some photos of my birthday this past year. Boy did we celebrate - cake, ice cream with sprinkles and NEW balls. My favorite thing to do in the whole world is to play ball and oh yes pink balls are my favorite. My Mom and Dad wonder how I know when a ball is pink and I just tell them it's because I'm a girl after all!


This year has really been a lot of fun. First I went to doggie school and the teacher gave each one of us a name that described our personality. I was called the play dog. We had trips to the beach, camping, hikes and there is a park close to my home where I like to walk. Occasionally my Mom and Dad will go into my back yard to do yard work, it's my job to keep the ball as close to them as possible just incase they need to throw it. My Mom, Dad and I would like to thank all of you at Adopt a Golden for saving me from that puppy mill and finding me my forever home.

Forever Grateful,
Katie

Monday, November 17, 2008

Time for a belly rub!

If I lie like this long enough, mom will give me a tummy rub. Yep, this is the golden life.

Love,
Sam (AGA Oakley)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Beezie Checks In

Dear AGA,

I am sure you all remember me. My name was Lolly. Now I go by Beezie. I spent the first few weeks in the program at GVS because I had parvo. While I was there I met a very wise old Golden named Henry. He was there fighting cancer and was really ready to get his wings. Henry had lived a very full life of almost 14 years being loved and cared for by his girl, Dominique. She was the only reason he decided to continue to fight. You see, Henry could not bear the thought of leaving his girl without a BFF. I listened as Henry told stories of all the adventures they had together over the years…going on walks and fun trips, to horseshows, school and cuddling every night! Henry even saved her life when she was 4 years old! He is so brave.
As I listened to the countless tales, I thought to myself, "How perfect! If only I had a girl of my very own to love!" Then Henry got an idea. Henry told me to fight to get better and he would arrange for me to go live with Dominique. He said I was much too young to get my wings and he was looking forward to a nice comfy cloud where he could watch me and the girl grow together. I promised him I would take good care of her and love her with all my heart. He closed his eyes, smiled and said "I know you will." Then the most magical thing happened, Instantly, Henry received the most spectacular set of golden wings and I felt all better!

Just as Henry had promised, I went to go live with Dominique. She is my very own girl! Dominique is teaching me all about being a BFF. We spend every minute we can together. Henry was right. Life is really worth fighting for when you have so many things to look forward to each and everyday. Every now and then Henry calls down from his cloud and gives me a few pointers. When he does the girl always says, "Sweet girl, Henry used to do that too!" She smiles and kisses me right on the tip of my nose. And when she does, Henry smiles down from heaven and whispers to me, "The girl always used to do that to me too!"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Boo's New Home!



Hi Everyone!

Winston here, you may remember me as Boo, one of the November orphans of the month. I saw my brother Casper wrote a note yesterday! I was just writing to update you on my new life and home from the past 3 weeks.

I have gone from 5 pounds to now 13 pounds. Sadie and Finn, (my golden sister and brother) have taught me the family life. I especially love following Finn around. Sadie is more of my mom, who loves to sneak nibbles at my food. They have been very nice to me. My guilty pleasure has become getting brushed every night, which I love. Hope Casper and Milky are having fun in their new homes and receiving the same amount of love as I am. My owners and I look at Adopt A Golden Atlanta every night to see new updates and adoptions. Today Taylor (my human sister) and I went on my first walk. I was very excited to smell all the different smells and meet all my neighbors. Thanks again AGA for all your help in finding me a new family!



Love, Winston (aka BOO PUP)



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Congrats November Orphans of the Month!

It's me, Journey. You may remember me and my brothers from the video below. That's back when I went by the name Casper.




Anyways. Just wanted to write in and give you all an update. Milky, Boo and myself have all been adopted! November is turning out to be a great month for all of us. My forever family is huge! I have six human sisters, a golden brother and a GP brother.



So, I never feel alone! I'm sure Milky and Boo will be writing shortly with great stories about their new forever homes. Thanks Adopt A Golden for making us youtube stars and finding us all loving forever homes.

Vote for DOPPLER!


Paul Ossmann from 11Alive News is looking for our help in naming the weather dog. His 11-week-old golden pup doesn't have a name yet, and they are asking visitors to the website to vote for their favorite. Follow this link to read more about Paul's weather dog and be sure to vote for DOPPLER! This is the name submitted by Adopt A Golden Atlanta.



Remember that voting ends Thursday (tomorrow) so get your vote in right away!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Luna Sends Her Love!


Hello to all my friend's at Adopt-A-Golden.
I miss you and thank you so much for taking care of me until I found my forever family. I am sorry I haven't "written" before now, but as you can see from the pics, I've been a little busy! I graduated from puppy school already! I looove my new friend around the corner, Everest ( yes he was with you too!) Thanks again for a great start. I will try to write again soon, but you know how busy it is in the fall with all the leaves falling( someone's got to chase them! )

Loves and Licks, Luna

Monday, November 10, 2008

White is the New Gold


We may be white but we have golden hearts. What are we? Great Pyrenees! There is no rescue organization in the area that specializes in our breed, so Adopt A Golden Atlanta is helping all of us to find forever homes. Read this article from one of the AGA volunteers to learn all about us.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ben Is Found!

Great news! Ben is fine. He just walked in to a lady's house when she went to let her other dogs in! We have no idea where he was these last few days but are so glad that he's okay. Thanks to everyone who helped us look for him.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Please Help Us Find Ben!


BEN IS LOST! Please help us find Ben!

Ben is a 1 year old great pyrenees that AGA recently rescued from a shelter. He left his foster mom's house yesterday and hasn't been seen since. Please help us find him. He was last seen in Alpharetta (Big Creek Court) near Old Milton Parkway. Lake Windward area. Near Webb Bridge park. He has on his AGA tags. If you see him, please contact his foster mom Emily Darraj at 678 522 4488 or AGA at 404-364-5377.

Please tell everyone you know in that area. THANK YOU!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Drake's First Letter From His New Home

I wanted to tell you I'm really liking my new forever home so far.

This family walks and hikes a lot which helps me get my teenage energy out. I went on my very first hike this weekend to Kennesaw mountain where I met lots of other doggies. I sure do like hiking. My new parents tell me I'm going to be an excellent trail dog.

I like that my new pal, 3-year old Jenna, has lots of stuffed animals. I try to nonchalantly grab one every time I'm in her room, but I always seem to get caught. She's clever, though, and has started hiding them in her laundry hamper.

My friends at AGA mentioned I wasn't very good on a leash and boy did I give my new mommy a run for her money when she came to adopt me-- pulled her clear across the parking lot. But she caught onto my games and, thanks to AGA advice, got the right collar then **poof** I was a totally different dog. I had to show her I really did know how to heel and walk very nicely on the leash (drats!). By the end of my first day with my new family, I was heeling like a champ. I guess if it gets me extra treats and loves, I don't mind showing my doggie manners.

Thanks to Lisle, Candace, Renee, Kay, Heather and Carol at AGA for all the great advice they gave my new parents during the approval/adoption process. Everyone was so responsive and it allowed me to quickly find my new forever home.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

AGA Saves 300th Golden This Year!

Wow, it looks like my luck is taking a turn for the better. I just found out that I am the 300th golden retriever to be rescued by Adopt a Golden Atlanta this year! They named me Sunshine, which I quite like, and they got me out of that horrid shelter in middle Georgia.

I'm about a year old and a small golden girl. All the kind volunteers know about me right now is that I ride well in the car and I'm calm. I really look forward to showing them my true personality over the next few days, cuz I have a feeling this will help them find me a forever family. And this is what I want more than anything in the world!

Things are going to get better for me, just like they have for the 299 pups before me this year. I'm honored to be #300 and I thank you all for saving my life. Woof! Woof!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Goldenrama A Successful Day!

This past Sunday was about as golden as golden can get! 541 humans and 271 pups (mostly goldens) gathered for the Fifth Annual Goldenrama. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a wonderful time playing games, shopping the silent auction, buying AGA merchandise, eating BBQ, and just having fun. Thank you to everyone who participated!!!

To look at all the photos, check out Kelli Baxendale's photos here: http://www.baxendalephoto.com/goldenrama08. And if you'd like photos of your dog, call Kelli at 404-822-8224.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Abby's Mom Writes In



Hey y'all! My mom wrote you this letter below. I just want to add in my two cents: THANK YOU for giving me a wonderul life! Love, Abby

Dear AGA,
I have been meaning to write you guys for the longest time. I am sorry that it has taken me this long. I adopted "Abbey Road" on April 1, 2007 and I wanted to send you an update on her. I am also going to attach some pictures for you!
I cannot express to you how wonderful it has been to have Abby in my life. Now I can't imagine life without her. When I brought her home, AGA told me they thought she was ABOUT 7 years old. My vet told me she thought she was closer to 8 years old. So, I decided that we would say she was 7 and 1/2. I then decided that 6 months from the date I got her would be her 8th birthday. (Oct. 1, 2007). So, Abby is now 9 years old! Go Abby!
And just as you all had "warned" me, she is definitely a couch potato! She is also, however, been the greatest joy and addition to my life, to date. Sometimes I wonder if the love that I have for this dog is unhealthy in any way. She is my constant companion at home and I miss her while I'm anywhere else. I always look forward to going back home because I know SHE will be there waiting for me.Recently we have been dealing with some behavioral issues, but we won't give up! We have a great vet and behaviorist to help us along the way.
Overall, I just wanted to express my gratitude to your organization for all that you have done and continue to do. Again, "thank you" is not enough but for now all I can offer.

Ginger has a new friend


Hi, Ginger here! Well, I’ve been at my new home about 4 months now and I am sooooo happy! When I first came everyone was so worried I would not get along with the resident cats. That was so silly, when I first met Leopold I immediately gave her a kiss. We are best friends.

She sleeps with me and she makes biscuits on me. I don’t really know what that means but it feels good and she purrs a lot while she is doing it. I never get any biscuits out of it but my mom and dad think it’s just wonderful and get all excited!

I have another cat friend named Corky (I call him Corkscrew because he’s a real shy and likes to hide alot). He is nice but nothing like my Leopold! I’m so glad I came here.

When mom and dad are loving on me they call me Ginger Snap and snap their fingers or Ginger Bread (must have something to do with the biscuit thing). Anyway, I hope to see you at Goldenrama!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Orwell Checks In

Sorry you haven't seen me lately, but I have been very busy raising my new little brother. It's tough work! I have to make sure he takes good naps (so I take naps in his room with him), provide cushion when he falls (so I strategically place myself right next to him at all times), and I'm forced to clean up after him when he drops his food on the floor (sweet potatoes are my favorite!!). I feel so lucky to have my family and constant TLC, so now it's my job to return the favor!

I'm bringing my parents, sister Cali, and baby Wade to Goldenrama. I hope to see you there!!

Love, Orwell

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vote for Crosby!

I am so excited to let you know that this photo of me and my baby Bennett has made it to the Top 100 Anniversary Contest photos at Milkbone.com! The winner is decided on votes and I was wondering if you could please vote for us! If we win I will be the first Milkbone "SpokesDog" - can you imagine how great that would be for Golden rescues everywhere?!

It's really easy too - go to www.milk-bone.com and click on our photo. You'll have to put some info in the first time and then you can vote every day!! People can vote one time a day now through November 18th.

Thanks, AGA! You've already made me a winner by saving me and finding me this great family - Milkbone would just be gravy. But yum, I do love gravy! Woof!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cookies and Cakes Needed for Sunday's Bake Sale!


CALLING ALL COOKS! GOLDENRAMA BAKE SALE NEEDS YOU!

Please share your family's favorite dessert with us! We still need delicious home-baked goods for the Bake Sale at Goldenrama. That's this Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at The Concourse. We have a particular need for cakes, pies, a cheesecake or a batch of your famous cookies, popcorn balls or candy. Baked items need to be packaged in boxes, ready to sell (So sorry but we don't have the resources to package them for you!) and brought to the Bake Sale table as near to 12:00 as you can get there.

Please contact Delynn at delynnelliott@yahoo.com for details or 404-704-0375 if you have any questions.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stormy Reports in from Orlando




Happy Halloween, my spooky AGA friends!
Wow, being Orphan of the Month not only made me a YouTube star but it got me the greatest forever family! I am really starting to feel at home in Orlando. I didn't want my new mom to leave me at first but I'm starting to realize that she has errands to run (sometimes to buy me treats!) and that she always comes back to me.
I'm really scared of loud noises like thunder, lightning and any outside equipment like lawn mowers and leaf blowers. My family feels so sorry for me - they just hold me and love me when I cry. They take me to get a bath and brush on the day the lawn guys come so that's doubly awesome - no noise and I get all clean and pretty! I think I'm going to get better now that I know there's really nothing to be scared of.
I have the cutest 3 little girls who love me constantly and my best friend is Teddy who's a little pup compared to my svelte 100+ pounds. He is a doll and we have so much fun. Mom says I'm going to visit our vet soon to have my teeth cleaned and meet everyone! She says they are going to just LOVE me!
Once upon a time I was always in trouble because I didn't do my job herding goats. Now my days are filled with walks, lounging out on the front and back porch, and receiving lots of loving. I like this job a lot better!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Q: What's better than ONE adopted golden?

A: TWO adopted goldens!!

Hee hee. Molly and I love riddles.

Our parents just wanted to send in a photo to show people how pretty and happy we are. That's me, Sammy, on the left and Molly's on the right. I'm somewhere around 3 years old and got adopted in February 2007. Then in May of this year, mom and dad went back to AGA and adopted Molly who is 6 and now I have a big sister - woot!

Mom stays at home so we play with her and each other all day long. We are best friends and Dad says it's hard to see the age difference between us. I like to think of myself as the alpha but I let Molly be in charge sometime too. That's just what best friends do. If you know someone who already has a golden, show them my letter and maybe they'd like to check out the orphans and go get their pup a brother or sister. It worked out great for me and for Molly!

My First Month at My New Home, by Brandi


Hi everyone at AGA. You used to know me as Alexandra before my Mom and Dad changed my name to Brandi, which I quite like. I have been in my forever home for just about a month now and things are going great. I have an older golden brother, Jake, and two kitties, Chui and Simba, to play with. We all get along fine. I have a fenced back yard to run and play in, but, of course, I do have my chores. Someone has to keep those pesky squirrels in line. They like to stay up in the trees and wait for a chance to get to the bird feeders. That’s me in the picture while on guard duty. I wait patiently; hoping one of them will make a mistake. I also like riding in the car even though my Mom doesn’t want me to sit on her lap in the front seat.

I spend my nights sleeping on my own cushion in Mom and Dad’s bedroom. For some reason Jake doesn’t like cushions but he has his own polar fleece blanket in the doorway which he enjoys. Jake and I plus the kitties get lots of pets and brushings and we doggies love the tummy rubs. I know I am going to be really happy here. I love my Daddy and follow him around everywhere.

Thank you AGA for rescuing me and bringing me to Atlanta where I have such a wonderful life. My prior life and the fire in Alabama seem like a distant memory. I didn’t know that life could be so good!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Note from Dusty and Belle

Divorce is bad, for sure, and we're so sorry that our first mom and dad had to get one. But when they knew they were going to have to give us up too, at least they knew to call Adopt A Golden Atlanta. And well, things are GREAT with us! We live in Hilton Head and play all day long, every day!

We have two adorable little girls to love and we get to ride in the car to take them to school every day - yippee! We love going to Atlanta to visit our grandma and cousins. Our forever mom says we are the best pups ever.

Thanks for helping people get through the hard times, AGA.