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We’re thrilled to announce the arrival on November 4th of three Goldens rescued in Turkey. Unfortunately we don’t know a lot about their backgrounds but we do know their lives are about to be 1000% better than before!

These lucky Goldens have already been placed with their adoptive homes. If you’d like to be considered for future rescues, please click on the "Adoption" tab near the top of this page, and submit an application to Foster/Adopt. 

Here is the flight info and the little bits of information we have on each.

From Turkey on Nov 4th at LAX Turkish Airlines Flt TK9 Departs Istanbul 9:20 AM
Arrives LAX at 4:45 PM. 

Track flight

Coco 19 054 Coco 19 0542

Coco 1-year-old male

Coco was found in a small municipal shelter near Istanbul. Not much else is known.

 Laila 19 055Laila 19 0552

Laila 3-year-old female

Laila was rescued from a hoarding house

Maisie 19 056Maisie 19 0563

Maise 6-year-old female

Maise was found in the middle of nowhere covered with mud. She seemed very tired and could barely walk. Most probably released on a highway by a municipal shelter after spaying.



Arrivals from Turkey

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7




For over twenty years, RAGofAZ has been rescuing lost, abandoned, and displaced Golden Retrievers from our own communities here in Arizona. Now the call for rescue comes from across the ocean in China and South Korea, and from our neighbor to the south, Mexico. In partnership with dedicated international rescue organizations, RAGofAZ has saved dozens of Goldens who had been wandering the streets in search of food, and running in fear from abusers or certain death. We refuse to sit by and do nothing while these precious animals wait helplessly for rescue and reprieve. We fly these dogs to America where they receive medical care, life-saving surgery, nutritious food, and the warmth and love of a forever home at a cost of between $1,000 and $4,000.

Our work must continue. Will you help save the life of a desperate Golden Retriever by donating today? Any amount is deeply appreciated. Because hunger, illness, and despair know no language, no culture, and no boundary.

Please note: Your donation goes to the organization, not just to the dog you selected or to international dogs specifically.  All donations go into a central fund to help all dogs.

Before they begin their journey to America, all international dogs are placed with pre-approved families.  If you want to be considered to adopt future dogs, international and domestic, please submit an Application to Foster/Adopt found on the website, and someone will contact you.  If you are already approved, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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