Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Snow is SO Cool!

Hey, Orwell here! Read my story in the adoptees section and you'll see that things were looking pretty bad for me. But now everything's wonderful! No one can believe how great I look and feel. I don't know what the big deal is - all I needed was LOVE. And boy, did I get that. Yippee!!
The other day, the weirdest thing happened. White stuff started coming out of the sky! And it was wet! It took me a while to figure out that I need to close my eyes but it was so fun watching it come down. That's my sis Cali in the photo top right - she loved it too.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Get-Well Card for Rocky

You might not think an orphan dog with a bad leg would feel lucky, but I sure do!!! I was lucky to meet Adopt A Golden Atlanta and even more lucky that Katherine Hawkins fell in love with my picture. She has done so much to raise money for my operation (it costs $2000!!) - and she's only 8 years old!! Read about it on her aunt's blog gave her allowance, sold baked goods, went door to door, all for ME - wow! Maybe she'll even let me come live with her (hint, hint). Everyone has been so nice to be sure I get well and live a long, happy life. I just want to say thanks - to Katherine and to everyone. You can read my whole story here.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

We still have some 2008 calendars left

Woof! Woof! What could be better than 15 months of cute golden photos? And you'd be helping raise money to save more orphaned goldens!

We still have some 2008 calendars available. You can order on the website under "golden stuff." They are $15. What a deal!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Insight from Bentley

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace."

- Milan Kundera

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Otis before and after

Hey there,
Otis here. I owe everyone at Adopt A Golden Atlanta a huge thanks! When I was first turned in to the local shelter I was in pretty bad shape. I weighed 58 pounds, had heart worms and a bad skin condition (the photo says it all). AGA volunteers helped to give me all the medical attention and love I needed. My foster family took me in and soon adopted me. I was just too irresistible! They are now my forever parents and I couldn't be happier. I'm not the only adoptee in the family. Mom and Dad adopted my sister from China this summer. When she first started walking, I got to help! I would sit really still and she would hold on to me for balance. I also have a brother, Cosmo. He's a golden like me. My forever family is the greatest and I owe it all to AGA. Thanks everyone!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Can I come live with you?

My name is Buffy and I'm a 7 year old female golden who was abandoned by my owners. I lived with my family all my life in the backyard in an igloo dog house. I never left even though there wasn't a fence to keep me there. One day my family left and didn't take me. I really miss the two children. I had lots and lots of ticks and the vet had to shave my coat. But now it's grown back and everyone says it is soft and beautiful. I'm very happy in my foster home and I've really learned what love is all about. No more igloo dog houses -- only comfy beds. I have a little arthritis, but I still enjoy strolling through the woods and going on short walks. I get along with other dogs and just need a quiet home where I'll get plenty of tummy rubs. I would love a little girl to play dress up and princess with. And if it's not asking too much, a home without a lot of stairs would be best.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

I have a golden heart, too

As you can see, I am not a golden on the outside, but here I am with my foster brother Toby that was an AGA dog and he came to stay with us for a while (I tired him out I guess) - he was a golden inside, too, even though he was a flat coat retriever on the outside :o) My mama says I am a test dog for AGA dogs that might have dog aggression - not sure what that means really but I get to meet alot of goldens at Pet Lodge. Sometimes I get jealous when she walks them every day and goes right past my day care kennel but I know she is helping them. My pa did not want another golden right away after their golden died last Thanksgiving so they rescued me (thankfully for me). Have a happy day - Sasha Vom Lebemshunger Shields

We have golden hearts!

Hi gang,

Archie here (aka Schooner) along with my sister Harley. As you can see, we're not your typical goldens, mom says when we were puppies we got a little too much sun so our outsides look a little different but our insides are pure gold. I've also included a picture of my two sisters (Hally and Sailor) who were also saved by AGA. Thank goodness they opened their heart to us sunburned goldens, that shelter was just awful!! My sister Sailor was actually adopted by someone in my neighborhood so I can have playdates with her all the time!

Mom says that my days of rest and relaxation are almost over, I'm getting a job soon. When I'm finished with my training I'll be able to go to work with mom and help her with the kids she works with. She says that I'm a perfect example of the life lesson, it's what inside that counts!! See you guys at the next Goldenrama, do you think anyone will notice me?

How I lost my leg

I'm trying to help my mom with's called a blog. What is a blog? Anyway, my name is Butterscotch but for a long time my family has shortened it to just Butter. I only have 3 legs because when I was younger they "say" I fell off a deck and the country vet could not set my leg. Now,I'm not entirely sure I believe that but anyway, they cut off my right front leg. I can't really remember what it was like to have 4 legs anyway so I get around just fine with 3! I have 3 other doggy friends that I live with. I'll tell you about them next time.

Adopt A Golden Atlanta: Bentley Needs a Family!

Adopt A Golden Atlanta: Bentley Needs a Family!

Bentley Needs a Family!

Hey ya'll, I'm Bentley. I'm a 14 month old red golden retriever and they say I'm "gorgeous." I think that sounds a little sissy and I prefer "handsome" but hey, a compliment's a compliment, right? My former family sent me to boarding school and never came back to get me. I was there for 3 months! The Clayton County Humane Society called AGA and some nice people came and got me. They are looking for a forever home for me and in the meantime I'm staying with a real nice foster family. Please tell any nice families you know about me! They can get more info at Thanks!

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Gang

Hi AGA - Abby, Logan, Trooper and Buckley here. Bet you can't guess who is the rescue dog. Pretty hard isn't it? It's me-- Trooper. I am the third golden in the top photo and number four in the second one. I am very handsome as you can see. I was found up in the north Georgia mountains after I had been hit by a big truck. I almost lost my leg but Mom didn't care. She made me swim alot and it finally got all better. I don't even limp. But I was in lots of pain but I was a real trooper - that's how I got my name. I am special but so is every golden.

Your Pal,


Handsome Boys

This is Landon, 3 years old (on the left) and Hunter , 1 year old. Hunter is an AGA dog. He had hours to live when a tireless volunteer raced into the shelter to save him. He is an exceptional, loving and smart dog. His tail is always wagging and he wiggles with pleasure over his beloved stuffed cat that he carries with him EVERYWHERE he goes. He falls asleep with it in his mouth and only relinquishes it to drink and eat. We just found out he has severe hip dysplasia. He starts physical therapy in a few days and I will keep you posted regarding his progress. Landon's motto is fun, fun and more fun and don't be stingy with the treats and belly rubs.

A Day in the Life........

This is how Val (AGA Sugar) spends her day while I slave away working to buy her and her 3 siblings dog food and bones and toys!

Being a rescue is the best!

My name is Laney and I've been in my forever home for 4 years now. My new life started when I was picked up as a stray, taken to a shelter and given to something called a rescue organization who put me with a foster family. My foster family got me healthy again and took me to an Adoption Day where they helped me pick my forever home. Now I have a real Mom and I know what it is to be safe, secure and loved. I'm Miss March in the 2008 AGA calendar. I asked my Mom to send it to my foster family (they live in Mississippi now) to show them how happy I am in my forever home.

Thank you, AGA, from Norma Jean!

I'm Norma Jean and I'm my mom's 11-year-old baby! I was adopted from AGA when I was 8 years old. Mom says I am the BEST. She says it's great adopting an older dog because someone else has already potty trained us. And in my case, someone really loved me and taught me to behave like a lady. I don't bark (much), or get on the furniture, or jump on people. I don't know why my person took me to a shelter and just left me there, but my mom I are very grateful to AGA that they rescued me. We are best friends!

Welcome to Adopt A Golden Atlanta

It's been a busy day today watching my person typing away on the computer trying to figure out this thing called a blog. It made me think about that saying, "sleeps like a log," so I decided to just do that - take a nice long nap. When I woke up she was still at it! What is this blog thing anyway???