International Golden Retriever Day

Please set your calendars and join us in celebrating “International Golden Retriever Day” February 3rd!

I’ve looked everywhere, and there is no established holiday for this amazing breed. Please join us in helping celebrate this day! We need your help spreading the word!

Wondering how to celebrate? Here are some ideas:

– Treat your Golden to a car ride, trip to his/her favorite park, and a nice long walk

– Donate goods or funds to your local Golden Retriever Rescue, animal shelter, or Humane Society

– Surprise your Golden with his/her favorite treat – a peanut butter KONG, homemade treat, whatever they love best!

– Don’t have a Golden Retriever? This day might be the perfect time to adopt!

We look forward to celebrating with you February 3rd! Happy Golden Retriever Day!!

32 Comments on "International Golden Retriever Day"

  1. Kathy Peck says:

    I ADORE Golden Retrievers! They are the best of the best when it comes to dogs….that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!!!

  2. Karin taylor says:

    Frisbee was my golden for 13 years.. One day I will be the happy owner of a golden again! It’s the eyes: they look into your soul!

    • kristen says:

      We did a toast to Frisbee last night – so happy you got 13 long years with Frisbee! Let us know when you get another golden :) We agree, those big brown eyes get us every time!

  3. Angie Kendall says:

    LOVE my Goldens and they deserve a holiday!

    • kristen says:

      Thanks for joining in the fun for Golden Retriever Day Angie! We’re glad you agree they deserve a holiday :) Mark February 3rd on your calendar every year!

  4. Joanne says:

    I love Golden Retrievers…they are such beautiful smart animals….They are the best of the best to own my golden is 6 yrs old and my best friend always there for me and he sleeps at the foot of my bed every night! Before he settles down he comes to the bed and gives me lots of sloppy kisses! In the morning he brings me my slippers what else can I say! GOLDEN’S ARE THE BEST !!!

    • kristen says:

      He even brings you your slippers?!?! That’s incredible! You’ll have to send us some pictures and more fun facts about your golden boy – we could feature him on a “Wednesday Friendsday!” Thanks for sharing Joanne :)

  5. Sue says:

    Golden’s are the best! I have 2, you can’t have just one! lol They are gentle & oh so loving, all wrapped up in the most beautiful Golden fur … and that Golden smile just melts my heart ♥

    • kristen says:

      We agree! We have 2 also – it’s so cute how they cuddle together. You’ll have to share some pictures with us! :)

  6. Pat Johnson says:

    What a wonderful coincidence that this is also the 5th anniversary of my adoption of Truman, my adult rescue golden!

  7. Maki Moisan says:

    We’ve owned three Golden’s over the years, and each one comes with so much love to give! Frankie is our current golden pup. He is one years old and is a riot! He smiles when he is excited. We love you Frankie!

    • kristen says:

      Gotta love a golden puppy.. a LOT of energy, but so much love to give! Happy Golden Retriever Day to you and Frankie!

  8. Alexandra says:

    You shuold make this day international, not only national! let’s make a FB page and an event about this for the next year!

  9. laura says:

    i have a golden named casey but we call him doodle. he is the best boy ever..

  10. Ann Evans says:

    What a wonderful Day to celebrate. My husband and I had the most wonderful Golden -Rebecca.
    We called her our Amazon Princess due to her size 105 pounds and very tall. We also had birthday parties each year and all her pup friends and owners joined in.
    Unfortunately she passed in 2010 due to Cancer. We are thinking of getting another, but it is really hard. She meant so much to us.
    It is so nice to get e-mails that are worth seeing and reading.
    Hope to see this Day next year. I will mark my calendar and send to all my friends.

    • kristen says:

      Wow – 105 lbs! Rebecca truly was an Amazon Princess! We’re so sorry to hear that she passed last year. Having to say goodbye is the hardest part about being a dog owner. However, think of all of the wonderful moments and memories you have together! She was a very lucky dog to have such an incredible life and loving parents.

      We will definitely celebrate next year! Thanks for helping spread the word about this holiday!

  11. Darlene says:

    How fitting!!!!! My very first litter was born on 2/3 6 years ago…. Marty ( our son) turned 6 last week 2/3 and he thinks this international day was named for him!!! Shhhhhhh let him think that :) His daddy Chopper is almost 13 and his mother ChessieJo is almost 8. All 3 of them are with us and I take my female to work with me everyday. I will always have Goldens for the rest of my life. Love is Golden with a Golden Retriever <3

  12. Barley is our golden gal– 10 years young and still going strong. She is our chief of security and public relations director for our company… wephaus.com. I did not know there was a Golden Retriever Day, but best believe, we will celebrate it in 2014! Barley will be pleased to know she has a special day beyond her birthday (Jan 1)… have owned other dogs along my life journey, but goldens are the best. God make a great dog when He made the Golden….

  13. Doug says:

    Red was my very best friend until he left this world for doggy heaven. Now we have Beau and he’s my best friend, but in a different way. I adopted both because they were deemed “too old” by their previous owners. Shame on you whoever you are…

  14. tonianne says:

    wish i had known this before today. i have 4 goldens, 6, 6, 5, and 4 (none related) who i would have enjoyed showing off :)

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