Thursday, December 30, 2010

AGA Night at Atlanta Thrashers Game – Discounted Tickets and AGA Benefits

January 7 is AGA night as the Thrashers take on the Maple Leafs! Buy a ticket at a discounted price and AGA makes money, too! The more tickets purchased, the more AGA benefits.

Two price levels are available:
200 level seats (section 205); tickets regularly $57 are only $36 and $5 of every ticket sold goes to AGA.
Upper level seats (3...00 level); tickets are only $21 and $5 of every ticket sold goes to AGA.

To purchase tickets, contact Karin Beckman at or 404 878-3781.

AGA volunteers and golden retrievers will be present at the game as we are the 50/50 Raffle partner for the evening. We will be selling the 50/50 raffle tickets and AGA benefits from that as well! As the 50/50 raffle ticket partner, we take home 25 percent of the money raised from the raffle tickets sold at the game (50 percent goes to the fan who wins the raffle, the other 50 percent is split between us and the Atlanta Thrashers foundation).

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Last chance to make your 2010 tax deductible donation

If you need that tax deduction before we ring in the New Year, please remember Adopt a Golden Atlanta.  We will thank you and all the goldens in your life will thank you, too!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Six Top Holiday Hazards

Gabby & Kirby, AGA Orphans
Keep your pets safe and happy this holiday season.  Here are six of the top holiday hazards to watch out for.  Happy holidays from all of us at Adopt A Golden Atlanta!
The Christmas Tree

The stagnant water in the tree stand may contain fertilizers and is a breeding ground for bacteria which will cause stomach upset if your dog drinks it .Also every Christmas, the ER is full of dogs having surgery to remove ornaments and lights from their stomachs.


We all know not to feed our dogs chocolate, grapes, raisins and anything sweetened with xylitol, but be aware of the lengths to which an enterprising Golden will go to chomp on something yummy?  Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans and leave the leftovers for the humans. NO HUMAN FOOD OR ALCOHOL.


Caution houseguests to keep medications behind closed doors.


Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems.


Punctured batteries can cause severe burns to the mouth and esophagus.

 Hustle and Bustle

 Dogs are lost every year at Christmas and New Year’s when doors and gates are accidently left open.  Be sure your dog has his collar with contact info tags on AT ALL TIMES.   If your dog should be lost, remember to call AGA immediately.  Consider providing your dog with a quiet separate room away from the hubbub.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Get fit with AGA and Boot Camp 4a Cause

Thanks for everybody's votes this month for BC4C / Boot Camp 4a Cause! It’s a fitness boot camp that donates 100% of proceeds go to local causes. 50% of Jan, Feb, March proceeds go to Adopt a Golden! Great way to get fit for the new year and plenty of time to get fit to be seen at the Golden Gala on Feb 26th!