Happy Golden Retriever Day!

From our home to yours – happy Golden Retriever Day!

What are you doing to celebrate?

We started off the day with some pampering at the groomers – now we’re off to our favorite park for some fetch and sniffin’!

Please share your photos with us using #GoldenRetrieverDay! Feel free to use the photos below to help spread the word!

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A wine that supports animal adoption? Yes please!

Our friends at ONEHOPE Wine just released a new California Pinot Noir (they are calling “Pinot for Paws”) where every case sold helps a homeless animal find its forever home through the ASPCA. How cool is that?

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We first tried it at one of our favorite local restaurants, and loved it so much we purchased a case! It’s such a fun wine to give as gifts and take it to dinner parties (since, like us, all of our friends are obsessed with their four-legged children!). Like them on facebook and share your pet pictures with them using #PinotforPaws on Facebook & Instagram.

ONEHOPE Pinot for Paws

ONEHOPE Pinot for Paws

This wine does so many wonderful things for the animal community.. that these guys just had to give it a kiss!

Golden Retriever Pinot for Paws

Thank you ONEHOPE for making it easier than ever to help our furry friends! Cheers!!

 

 

Easter-treat Hunt for your Pups

When the Easter bunny comes to your house, make sure he leaves behind some treats for your pups! It’s a family tradition we do every year – really easy to do and fun to watch!

Step 1: Take their favorite cookie treat, and break it up into smaller bite size pieces

Step 2: Dip each piece in a bit of peanut butter

Step 3: Show them their plate of treats before you hide them – they will go crazy!

Step 4: Without your pup(s) watching, have the “Easter Bunny” hide the treats all over your yard

Step 5: The hunt begins!

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Happy International #GoldenRetrieverDay 2013!!

From our home to yours – Happy International #GoldenRetrieverDay!! What are you doing today to celebrate? Here are some of our tips!

Wow, how lucky for all of our pups that it falls on the Super Bowl this year! I’m sure they’ll get a lot of extra snacks today.

Enjoy the day everyone!!

Happy New Year! Cheers to 2013!

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone has a wonderful time celebrating 2012 with your goldens! Remember to keep your pups safe and inside at night – fireworks, firecrackers, etc. can spook them and cause them to flee! Also, be sure to turn on a TV or two to distract them.

It’s been an incredible year for our family – as we welcomed a (two-legged) baby into our family! Our two goldens have been wonderful with her – Goldens are truly the perfect family dog!

What was your favorite memory from 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?

Golden Retriever Therapy Dogs Comfort Newtown, CT

The love of a pet is needed most during times of grief – so we loved hearing that Golden Retriever Therapy Dogs visited the town of Newtown, CT to comfort those affected by the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The Hudson Valley Golden Retriever Club & the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry are just a few of the many pet support teams that have visited the community, providing a much needed smile and cuddly comfort to the children and families.

For stories, photos and videos on these wonderful pups and the comfort they are providing – please visit the links below:

New York Daily News – “Comfort Dogs Help Ease Pain of Mourning Newtown Community”

The Today Show – Therapy Dogs are “Furry Counselors for Newtown Community”

We also encourage everyone to join Ann Curry’s #20Acts & #26Acts of kindness to honor the Sandy Hook Victims – maybe your Goldens can help? You can also donate to the Golden Therapy teams listed above.

..and we’re back!

We apologize for the long delay in posts – it’s been a busy year for our family as we are expecting our first baby within the next few weeks! We look forward to giving our four-legged children a new little (two-legged) sibling!

Now onto current events.. it’s hard to avoid all of the political drama going on. Regardless of which party you support, I think we can all agree that we’ll be happy when this election is finally over! If this guy ran – he’d get our vote! What about you? :-)

Stay tuned for updates on how our goldens react to their new sister! Do you have any tips to share?

 

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July to you and your goldens!

While it’s fun to have your pup outside enjoying the celebration – please, please, please be careful and keep your dogs inside during the fireworks show! Even the calmest of dogs can bet spooked and run away from the sound of fireworks (sadly, we learned this lesson the hard way – read about our scary experience here). July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters!

Have a wonderful celebration everyone! God bless America and those who have served and continue to serve to protect our freedom!

 

Bring your pup to work

Companies allowing employees to bring their dogs to work is becoming increasingly popular -for a good reason. Studies show that having a dog in your office reduces stress, improves productivity, and can lead to more social, fun meetings with your clients.

Since both Brad and I work from home (when we are not out and about for sales calls or meetings), we are blessed to work on our computers with a pup under our desk. As a matter of fact, Roxy is taking her mid-morning nap on my feet as I’m typing this..

The official “Take Your Dog To Work Day” is TODAY – June 22nd! There is even a fun website where you can share photos and tips – check it out!

Does your company allow you to bring your dog to work? If not, you should share this posting with your boss. Even President Gerald Ford worked with his Goldens in the oval office! :)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Wanted to wish you and your pups a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! We hope you enjoy the day doing what you enjoy most with your family, friends, and puppy dogs.

Please take time to remember why we celebrate this day – and to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country’s freedom, as well as all those who have served and continue to serve. We are the land of the free because of the brave!

This is one of our all-time favorite YouTube videos – of a Golden reuniting with her mom after a long deployment in Afghanistan. Warning: this will bring tears to your eyes – so have a tissue handy!