Finding warm, loving permanent homes for orphaned Golden Retrievers
Adopt a Golden Knoxville (AGK) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding warm, loving permanent homes for orphaned Golden Retrievers to prevent them from becoming strays or adding to the shelter overpopulation. We also assist owners who can no longer care for their Goldens. AGK accepts Golden Retrievers, regardless of medical condition or age, and provides comprehensive veterinary care, including spay/neuter, and training/behavioral services. We also accept golden mixes and Labrador retrievers when possible. Our mission includes educating the public in Knoxville and East Tennessee, and specifically dog owners, about responsible pet ownership, spay/neuter, positive training methods, and veterinary specialist referrals. Our intake service area includes Eastern Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, Southwestern Virginia, and Western North Carolina.
Based in the Knoxville, TN area, AGK is a foster-based organization with no facility. We are fortunate that Knoxville is a dog-friendly community close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, state parks, wilderness areas, lakes, rivers, and hiking trails. Our dedicated fosters take advantage of these outdoor opportunities as they help our orphans get ready for their forever homes.
Golden News & Notes
Ever wondered what the most popular names are for Golden Retrievers? https://www.rover.com/blog/top-golden-retriever-dog-names/
Golden Retrievers Lend a Helping Paw in Muscular Dystrophy Research – https://news.cvm.ncsu.edu/research-roundup-nc-state-veterinary-medicine-february-2023/
Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study collects data on histiocytic sarcoma, an aggressive canine cancer found in golden retrievers – https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/article/study-data-could-shed-light-deadly-cancer
Due to the large number of new adoption applications received, please expect up to a four-week delay before we can begin the approval process for any new adoption application. Our application coordinators are working hard and will respond to new applications as soon as they can.
Save the Date!
Goldens in the Park (GnP) is our annual family and dog friendly event and our largest fund raiser. GnP raises much needed resources for AGK orphans through sponsorships, tickets sales, and a huge silent auction. This big golden party also offers fun activities and games, a live band, food trucks, AGK merchandise sales, and so much more. Adults must purchase tickets – kids and sweet, sociable dogs are free. Bring your kids, dogs and lawn chairs and join the fun. More details to come soon on our June 8, 2023 GNP!
Your Donation Helps Us Save Golden Retrievers
Your tax deductible gift is extremely appreciated not only by our volunteers who help care for these Golden Retrievers, but by the Golden Retrievers themselves. They all deserve to have a healthy, happy and Golden life.