Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Just a note about adopting a senior dog or senior pairs... I adopted Pingo, 8 years old and cannot say enough about how wonderful adopting a senior dog is. Please consider adopting a senior dog; they are your forever friends, loving companions and grateful to have a wonderful home.
Needless to say, they are housebroken, quiet and above all very few, if any bad habits. Adopt a senior dog -- its very gratifying to know you can give love and attention to an older dog and allow him to live out his life in a wonderful world!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wendy, the pistol of the litter, was adopted by a great family who has been anxiously waiting to get a female golden. Wendy has an older golden brother named Stanley, also from AGA, to show her the ropes around her new home! Wonder if Stanley’s what has her attention in the picture?!
Casper found a forever home with his new Mom and her lab mix, Ella, in Greenville, SC. Casper and Ella will be the perfect puppy pair; Ella is very independent and Casper is a bit needier so the dogs should be a good match for each other. Casper’s Mom is a grad student so Casper will get to go to class with her from time to time, what a smart pup!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
AGA orphan Max Acworth is stealing hearts with his perfect doggie manners and lovable personality! He has already won the affection of his foster Mom, and this past weekend he made a new canine companion when he met his foster Grandma's dog, Abbey.
Fast friends, Max and his new pal Abbey enjoyed an afternoon drive in the back seat of the car.
A full day of playing with Abbey must have worn Max out! Time for some beauty rest.
...but Max isn't out for long! After a little cat (or should we say dog?) nap, he is back to playing with his purple bear, one of his favorite toys!
To learn more about Max, check out his biography on the AGA website.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thankfully, her owner was on top of the situation and killed the snake and immediately took Lady to the vet. After an overnight stay, she is recovering beautifully and is enjoying being pampered by her loving family.
AGA has reached an important and wonderful milestone! Our 312th dog of the year, Barney, is our 2500th dog saved since we began on October 1, 2003 -- 8 years ago this week and guess what... Barney is 8 years old!
In fact, Barney's date of birth is 10-11-03... ten days after AGA opened for business. Now you must admit, some higher power had a hand in this one!
It is appropriate that Barney is our 2,500th dog. Barney's owner died and he was being kept by a relative who did not want him taken to a shelter. This is the exact reason why we started AGA -- to work with owners who had to give up their goldens, but didn't want to take their golden to a shelter.
Barney's caretakers placed him on Petfinders and one of our volunteers saw him. He is now in our care. Unfortunately, Barney is in pretty bad shape as you can see in his photo. In fact, if ever a dog needed AGA, it is Barney.
Barney has Cushings Disease, which we will treat him for immediately. It simply requires daily meds. Also, he has the following: heart murmur, severe dental disease and a fractured tooth, horribly infected ears, severe arthritis in all limbs, hypothyroid, pendulous abdomen without a palpable mass, diffuse hair lose, scaling, crusting and redness of entire body with extreme leathering of the skin in numerous areas, and severe yeast overgrowth (meaning Barney does not smell like a rose.)
Despite his many medical maladies, his tail has never stopped wagging since we picked him up!
Barney will need our help and we have officially set up theBarney Fund! We know his care will go into the thousands, so what better number to shoot for in donations but $2,500. We will keep you informed.
Barney also needs a foster family to nurse him back to help. Can you help?
Let's give Barney a wonderful 8th year to enjoy! And HAPPY 8TH ANNIVERSARY, AGA!
Monday, October 3, 2011
We understand loyalty and that you feel your vet is a good person, but give them one chance to help and then if you don't see improvement in your dog, take your dog to another vet and get a second opinion.
Feel free to contact us about your dog's problem. We have probably had experience with the same problem over the years. We can steer you to a vet who has solved the problem. When it comes to troubles ranging from skin problems to bladder issues to seizures, all vets are not created equal.
President & Founder
Monday, September 26, 2011
This look says it all, Vanilla is clearly the furry queen of the house!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Adorable brother and sister Princeton and Sarah (now Colby)Lawrence are so thrilled to be able to stick together as they join their big, happy forever family! Living with their Mom, Dad, three human siblings, and 2 kitties, not to mention they have a pool to splash around in, there will always be something fun for these pups to do!
Yale was adopted this weekend by neighbors of his foster parents, a wonderful retired couple with plenty of time to play with their pup! After losing their 13 year old golden in May, it seems that Yale was just meant to be! Yale is looking forward to meeting his parents’ children, grandchildren, and grandogs; he can’t wait to go to the family’s lake house either!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
We would love to talk to you about being a foster. Give a Golden a little bit of your time…the reward is happiness for so many!!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Ricky Ricardo isn't the only one who loves Lucy! And while you may not catch this golden trying to hide candy with Ethel or on TV promoting "Vitameatavegamin," you can find Lucy (formerly Dolly) with one of her best friends Hannah taking a morning walk up the mountain.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
It's Niki here (AGA Nicole Doodle), with my new sister Dixie and my new Mom and Dad! They said they fell in love with me from the moment they saw me on AGA's website.... So they made a big trip to come and get me, and it was true love after all. I even got to go to the big family reunion on the lake for the Fourth of July!
Thank you for all of your help and Support!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Dr. Marty Becker, the resident veterinarian on Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show, wants to give more than $70,000 in veterinary and pet products to shelters and rescue groups - and AGA is eligible!
Dr. Becker will randomly select 50 finalists for the voting phase, which begins on May 18. The more times AGA is nominated, the more chances we have to be a finalist!