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Adopt a Golden Knoxville, along with our sister rescues Adopt a Golden Atlanta, Adopt a Golden Nashville, and Adopt a Golden Birmingham (and many other Golden Retriever rescue groups across the country) are taking part of a rescue operation bringing abandoned Golden Retrievers from Turkey to the United States and placing them in loving adoptive homes. So far, AGK has rescued 15 Golden Retrievers from Istanbul, Turkey.

There are many homeless dogs in Turkey and not enough room in the shelters for all of them. Because there is no shelter euthanasia and few adoptions in Turkey, dogs either live out their lives in a shelter or are put on the streets or in the forests after they are spayed or neutered and given rabies vaccines. But Golden Retrievers don’t survive well on the streets. They are not good pack animals and won’t fight back, so many are attacked by other dogs and their survival depends on people helping them.

The National Rescue Committee of the Golden Retriever Club of America supports AGK's effort as there are no Golden Retrievers being put at risk in the U.S. because of this rescue. The Turkish Government and our shelter volunteer colleagues in Istanbul want a better life for these dogs and work with us to make this happen.

Our Turkey Dogs News Coverage

WBIR Channel 10
Golden Retrievers from Turkey
Rescue dog from Turkey named Peyton
Shelter dogs from Turkey receive foster homes, 'Lady Vol' inspired names

WATE-TV Channel 6
3 More golden retrievers rescued from Turkey now in Knoxville
Knoxville rescue saves golden retrievers from Turkey
‘Peyton Manning’ among new golden retrievers in Knoxville from Turkey

WVLT - Channel 8
Golden retriever dogs traveled from Istanbul, Turkey to Knoxville, TN
Giving Golden Retrievers a Good Home

The Knoxville News Sentinel
Golden Retrievers from Istanbul find homes in Knoxville