About AGB

Our mission is to give second chances to Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes in need with the goal of matching each and every one of them with their forever home. We never reject a golden due to age or condition. Our expert veterinarians give every dog a thorough wellness check and handle any necessary vaccinations, spaying or neutering, heartworm treatment, and any other medical needs.

Dogs placed in our system are evaluated not just for health by our veterinarians, but our experienced dog volunteers and certified trainers also assess their behavior and temperament. By doing this, we ensure that our rescues in care are happy and ready for their new families. Therefore, it is important to know whether a particular dog is good with other dogs, young children, or cats. Some Golden’s are high energy and will need a lot of exercise, others are more laid back and just want as many belly rubs as possible. This is why our adoption process is so thorough. It can be very disconcerting to a dog and distressing to adoptive parents to have to return a dog to us because it simply wasn’t the right fit.


We have a big heart for both dogs and their owners, which is why it is so important to us to educate the public on topics like being a responsible pet owner, the benefits of spaying or neutering, help with obedience training, and heartworm prevention.  We’re dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of Golden Retrievers and reducing the number of dogs that end up in shelters or need to be surrendered.


We are an all-volunteer,  501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization and your donations qualify as tax-deductible within the guidelines of the US law. We also meet the requirements for corporate matching, employee giving, and volunteer grant programs.