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Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

ADOPT A PET: Meet Homer

ADOPT A PET: Meet Homer

ATLANTA -- If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Homer is a six-month-old Labrador Retriever/Hound mix in search of a forever home. Homer would be most comfortable with a family who would take him on long walks and play catch and other active games with him. This dog isn’t trained; however, he would thrive if he was. Bring your family by to meet him.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Mr. Burns

ADOPT A PET: Meet Mr. Burns

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Mr. Burns is a six-month-old Labrador Retriever mix who is in search of a forever home. He would thrive with a family who’s willing to care and love her. He’s still a young puppy and needs a family who will understand that he will continue to grow and that he probably needs obedience training. Mr.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Tamale

ADOPT A PET: Meet Tamale

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Three-month-old Tamale was born at the PAWS shelter after her mother was abandoned, pregnant, at the shelter. According to the Humane Society, she will make a great family dog. She’s somewhat shy, at first, however, she loves playing with other dogs. Tamale has seven brothers and sisters and they’re all at the PAWS shelter. She can be adopted for about $225.00.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Hyde

ADOPT A PET: Meet Hyde

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

According to the Atlanta Humane Society, Hyde was brought here because his owner could no longer care for him. They say he is a sweet energetic dog who needs time and training. He knows a couple of commands but could use a refresher. He is one-year-old and is a large Hound/Retriever.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Buffalo Soldier

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Buffalo Solider is a seven-month-old Labrador retriever mix. He is looking for a forever home with a lifelong companion. According to the Humane Society, he’s a sweet and active pup who would do well in any home. The dog is brown and black and he is small for now. He was brought into the shelter, earlier this month and has not been declawed.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kona

ADOPT A PET: Meet Kona

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Kona is almost a year old and she's a Lab mix. She is a puppy and is small, now, but she will probably get considerably larger. She’s black and white with short hair, so shedding won’t be an issue. According to the Humane Society, her previous owners said she doesn’t respond well to men. She is a sweet dog and will require lots of training to be her best.