Also during that time, AGK built relationships with shelters, other rescue groups, owners, volunteers, adopters, and veterinary partners; cared for goldens with serious medical conditions including heart worms, orthopedic issues, cancer, blood disorders, and skin and ear infections; and addressed training and behavioral needs of its dogs. AGK also recruited volunteers (including wonderful foster homes), raised much needed funds, and strengthened donor and grant support. Additionally, AGK welcomed opportunities to educate the public on responsible pet ownership through our Facebook posts, local media appearances, relationships with owners, adopters and volunteers, and participation in community events.
Adopt a Golden Knoxville is a private non-profit organization that does not receive any government funding. We rely on private donations, fundraisers and grants including assistance from the Golden Retriever Foundation and Goldstock, so that we can help as many Golden Retrievers as possible. We are eternally grateful for our donors and these foundations for their support.
These videos, released at our annual Goldens in the City fundraiser events, share the rescue stories of some of the golden retrievers taken in by AGK since 2010. Watch the volunteers, adopters, and vets as they describe the transformation of some special dogs from orphans to much loved adoptees.