100th Golden Retriever Rescued from Turkey Arrives in Atlanta

- Since May, the Adopt a Golden Atlanta organization has worked to save dozens of Golden Retrievers from the streets, shelters and forests of Istanbul, Turkey. Sunday night, the 100th pup touched American soil as more rescued dogs arrived in Georgia.

This was the group’s fifth international effort to save Golden Retrievers.

Yasemin Baban, a resident of Turkey, is the woman behind it all. She flew into Atlanta on Sunday and was there to watch the dogs arrive to their new home. The pups were transported from the airport to Pet Lodge in Alpharetta, where they were uncrated. Baban got to open the crate for the 100th dog.

Once the dogs are evaluated and bathed they will go straight to foster homes Monday afternoon, where they will live prior to adoption. Baban will be with the dogs all day as they begin to adjust to their new lives.

If you’re interested in adoption or would like to learn more about Adopt a Golden, click here.

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