Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from Joe GP!

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!


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

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,

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.

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.