June 6th 2010 2:16 pm
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OMD, I've never seen so many of my own kind in one place! Mom,dad and I took the long drive from the mountains to the "Big City" Hot Atlanta to the Adopt a Golden Atlanta Adoption Day today. They took me because Mom says I am a main priority in this process. and they wanted me to meet any of the dogs they were considering adopting.
Mom and dad have always bought their Goldens from a breeder, but through our friends here on dogster, they've discovered what a wonderful thing adoption is. We are all new to this process, but we are becoming more impressed by the moment. Let me share a little bit about it with you.
First, mom and dad had to fill out the application, then there were a lot of phone calls and conversations about the kind of home we have and the kind of care I get. Then there was the HOME VISIT! Yes, they came to our house and mom had to give them a tour of the house and our yard and answer questions about how I travel and promise that they would never let me or any other Golden ride in the back of a pick up truck. We don't have a pick up truck and mom said if we did she wouldn't let a child ride in the back of one, so why would she let a Golden Retriever? LoL mom forgets some people don't realize that dogs are kids too!
The Adopt a Golden Atlanta organization wants to make sure that any dog they adopt out gets a good safe home with just the right family for the needs of each dog. Today was sort of a Match Day. We met the dogs and their fosters and they got to talk to us. We learned more about each dog and their particular needs and they learned about our family and our needs. They are trying to get a perfect match. Mom and dad selected three dogs that they were interested in and ranked them. The next step is where the fosters will rank those people that were interested in the dog they have and if there is a match, then we will get a phone call and they will try to set up another meeting. If every thing goes well then, the adoption will be finalized. Then there is a lot of paper work and the changing of the microchip into our name. Goodness, so much to worry about. It was so much fun meeting the dogs and the foster owners. Adopt a Golden Atlanta has an AMAZING thing going on and mom said she thinks she'd like to volunteer with them. As for me, I think I will just take a nap and It dream about the day I may get a new brother or sister to play with. That will be a sweet dream!
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I came from As Good As Gold, the GR rescue in Northern Illinois. AGAG has placed over 1,000 dogs since they began in 2003. Paws are crossed that you'll find a PERFECT match, and your new Golden will be the first of many rescued Goldens in your lives.
Licks and love,
LuckyLucy and the rest of
The Chicago Crew of Angels'
Hi everyone! Your family was one of the first to start talking to my mom about adopting from a rescue. Mom didn't know about them until she got to dogster with my fur sister Annie and met all the wonderful pups who have been rescued by loving families. Mom decided 3 years ago that when the time came their next family member would be a rescue and HERE I AM!!!! Thanks for all your help and inspiration, because without you, I wouldn't have the new home I have today! Did you realize you were making such a difference? Your inspiration and dedication made this a reality for me. Thank you all So much. Love and licks, and a GREAT BIG THANKS, Ella