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Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta


Adopting a bonded pair is not the answer for every home, and it can the perfect answer for many adopters. These duos can bring twice the love into your home. In some cases, a bonded pair is a parent with an offspring. Sometimes it is two litter mates — puppies, teenagers, or even seniors. Occasionally, the two dogs are simply long- or even short-term companions with no blood relation at all. But they have a well-established bond through their shared experiences. These are dogs who may be well socialized but depend one another as a survival technique. They rely on one another for their social cues, for confidence building in new situations, and for stress relief from any uncomfortable predicament.

Bonding is not about any two dogs who have come into the GRRA program together even though they are connected by birth or family situation. Two such dogs may very well be placed in separate homes so that they may both become “the best dogs they can be.” One dog may thrive away from the shadow of the other, more dominant dog. In contrast, a truly bonded pair honestly has a visible cadence that seems to control their every move and their every response to their environment. It's essential for them to remain together.

Why adopt a bonded pair?

These special duos seem to provide unique rewards and benefits to those adopters who make them a part of their family:

• First, there is the undeniable realization that you have brought not just one, but two dogs, baffled and confused by an unexpected turn in their world, into a safe and loving home. What a feeling!

• Second, the adjustment into their new environment is eased simply by the fact that these dogs still have each other. Security trumps fear in many cases!

• Third, having a built-in companion and playmate provides stimulation that reduces boredom, destructive behavior, and potential separation anxiety.

Introducing GRRA’s newest bonded pair…Tinsel & Twinkle

We are a lovely bonded pair of 10-year-old seniors that need foster home or a foster to adopt arrangement. GRRA can clearly see we have been together all our lives, and we want to remain together. We just had to have surgery to repair our eyes. We had something called “Ectropion”. It's a condition where the lower eyelid turns or sags outward, away from the eye, exposing the surface of the inner eyelid. This condition can cause eye dryness, excessive tearing, and irritation. Don’t worry! Our eyes have healed nicely. We can see so much better!

Unfortunately, we weren’t well taken care of as we are both heart worm positive. This will involve about 90 days of treatment and exercise restrictions per GRRA Heartworm protocol. Due to our age, we both have arthritis in the hind area. It does not affect our mobility although we’d prefer not to have many stairs.

Hi… I’m Tinsel.


I’m a large sweet boy. I am extremely polite and mind my manners. Recently, I met a child and a rabbit and displayed only the most positive manners. I do not pull on my leash, and I like going on walks.

Hi… I’m Twinkle


I’m a social butterfly! I love to meet any dog or person with positive vibes. I’m extremely sweet and try be a lap dog. I have the pure golden personality.

If you are interested, please contact your adoption consultant if you have been assigned to one and/or respond back to

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