Adopt a Golden Atlanta Names Solid Gold Pet as Exclusive Dog Food Provider

Nov 30, 2015, 12:32 ET from Adopt a Golden Atlanta

ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) has named Solid Gold Pet, America's first holistic pet food, as the exclusive dog food provider for their rescue. One of the largest rescue organizations in the country dedicated solely to Golden Retrievers, AGA believes that a high-quality, holistic food like Solid Gold is beneficial to the overall health and well-being of all rescued dogs, especially those it has saved from Istanbul, Turkey, this year.

In May, AGA brought 36 abandoned, purebred Golden Retrievers from Istanbul, Turkey, to Atlanta in the largest rescue of Golden Retrievers internationally. AGA has brought in three additional flights from Istanbul this year, rescuing a total of 94 Golden Retrievers. Virtually all of the dogs have had poor nutrition. Some have lived in shelters for years while many lived in the streets and forests surrounding Istanbul forging for food.

"All of the Turkey Dogs we have brought in have skin issues as a result of poor nutrition. Probably 90 percent of them need to gain weight and 10 percent of them – those who were living in front of restaurants and were fed scraps constantly – actually need to lose some weight," explained Lauren Genkinger, AGA founder and president. "Good nutrition helps with all these issues. Getting the Golden Retrievers from Turkey started right away on a high-quality, holistic dog food like Solid Gold is very beneficial for them," she added.

"We have named Solid Gold Pet our exclusive dog food because we believe good nutrition is important for all rescued dogs – not just those from Turkey. Many of our orphans here in the Atlanta area come from shelters as strays or are owner surrenders from people who can't afford to keep their dog any longer," Genkinger said. "Getting these Goldens started on an excellent dog food that can be customized for their particular nutritional needs is very important. We are very pleased to partner with Solid Gold to make sure all of our dogs can start a new life with great nutrition," she added. In addition to eating Solid Gold food while they are in foster care, each AGA orphan's adoption kit will include a bag of Solid Gold food.

Adopt a Golden Atlanta's fifth rescue flight of Golden Retrievers from Turkey arrives in December with 30 dogs landing in Atlanta. As part of the partnership, Solid Gold Pet will help support the rescue efforts from Turkey through 2016.

"We are proud to partner with Adopt a Golden Atlanta and look forward to helping provide a foundation of health and well-being to each new dog they bring into their organization, including their special Turkey Dogs," said Bob Rubin, CEO and President, Solid Gold Pet. "Similar to AGA, we believe that all dogs deserve a chance to live a full and healthy life and we are excited to work with them to help deliver upon this goal."

As the first holistic pet food, Solid Gold develops transformative nutrition for pets. All recipes are packed full of nutrient-dense superfoods and clean, high-quality proteins like whitefish, venison, chicken, bison and more. Solid Gold offers grain- and gluten-free and healthy whole grain options for both dogs and cats.     

About Adopt a Golden Atlanta
Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding warm, loving permanent homes for homeless Golden Retrievers regardless of medical needs or age. Founded in 2003, AGA has rescued more than 3,500 dogs and is Georgia's largest and most experienced rescue organization dedicated solely to Golden Retrievers. AGA relies solely on donations for its income and 100% of donations goes toward rescue of Golden Retrievers. A 501(c)3 organization, AGA is also licensed by the State Agriculture Department as an animal rescue group. Adopt a Golden Atlanta is one of the largest rescue organizations dedicated to golden retrievers in the country. Current orphans and more information are available at

About Solid Gold Pet
Founded in 1974 in San Diego, California, by a devoted pet lover, Sissy McGill, Solid Gold Pet is America's first holistic pet food. Solid Gold has over 40 years of experience developing transformative nutrition for dogs and cats of all sizes and life stages. All of Solid Gold's balanced recipes have a minimum of 16 nutrient-dense superfoods and clean, high-quality proteins like whitefish, venison, chicken, bison and more.  In 2014, the company was honored with the Natural Choice Award for Best Natural Pet Food by WholeFoods Magazine—an annual recognition to companies who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to excellence in the natural foods industry. Solid Gold was the only winner in the pet care category. Solid Gold's holistic approach delivers results that you can see and your pet can feel.  For more information, visit

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