The Pet Lodge in Alpharetta, Georgia is a pretty golden place these days. The newest residents are 36 golden retrievers, rescued from the streets and shelters of Istanbul, Turkey.
Lauren Genkinger, the founder and head of Adopt a Golden Atlanta, led the effort to bring the dogs to Atlanta.
“This is the largest known rescue of golden retrievers internationally, ever.”
Genkinger says that an American living in Istanbul contacted Adopt a Golden Atlanta, reporting that she was seeing golden retrievers everywhere…living on the streets and filling up shelters.