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12 Days of Christmas – Golden Gifts – Day 2

Golden Gift Suggestion #2: A Golden Retriever Calendar

Hard to believe it’s almost 2012! Every one needs a calendar to track those important dates – so why not have a golden’s smiling face there while you do it? Here are some calendars we love!

Rescue A Golden of Arizona “Hearts of Gold 2012” Calendar – $13.50

We love this calendar for many reasons. First, proceeds benefit Rescue a Golden of Arizona – so it’s a gift that also gives back. Also, there are adorable photos to enjoy! Most importantly, we like how each month features a Golden that was rescued, along stories from their adoption and the wonderful life they were given thanks to their adopter.

For The Love Of Golden Retrievers 2012 Calendar – – $14.99

Just Goldens 2012 Desk Calendar – – $13.99

365 full color golden photos! A new golden photo each day? Yes please!

Golden Retrievers 2012 – BrownTout Publishers – $13.99

12 Days of Christmas Products

12 Days Of Christmas – Golden Gifts

Happy December! Tis the season for giving, so we decided to create a i heart golden retriever’s gift guide! Looking for something special to put in your pup’s stocking? Want to give the golden lover in your life the perfect gift? We’ll be doing 12 posts this month featuring our favorite golden gifts!

Golden Gift #1 – Pet Christmas Stocking

Your golden is a member of your family – so it deserves his/her own stocking above the fireplace! Plus, it’s the perfect place for Santa to put all of your Golden’s Christmas Day presents! Here are some of our favorites..

Personalization Mall – Love Them Bones Embroidered Dog Stocking – $29.95

Personal Creations – Love My Cat, Love My Dog Stocking – $19.99

Plow & Hearth – Hooked Wool Personalized Dog Christmas Stockings – $29.95

Midnight Velvet – Personalized Pet Stocking – $34.99

For The Love of Dogs – Golden Retriever Needlepoint Stocking – $35.99

Do you have any other suggestions to share? Here’s what our fireplace looks like. We ordered our stockings through Personalization Mall a couple of years ago and love them! PS – Sorry there is not a pretty fire inside – it’s still too warm in AZ to light one!


Custom Pup Portraits

Just when we thought we couldn’t be more obsessed with our dogs.. we got custom portraits of them done 🙂 But I have to say – they are SO COOL!

How great are these? Now – I have to share with you all the artist who did these. His name is Lain, and I discovered his shop ScottieInspired on Etsy. I was so impressed with his talent, how affordable these were, and how quickly he did them! It was awesome – Lain just emailed me the digital file already formatted for canvas, so I just sent these to print at Costco. Saved SO much money in shipping costs (Lain lives in Scottland!), and we can save the files to print on other things if we choose.

Here is Roxy’s painting (with the photo I sent Lain) – love it!!

If you’re considering a pet portrait – seriously look no further than Lain. His work is impeccable – and between his incredible artwork and ordering from my local Costco, the pups’ portraits costed less than $200! Can’t beat that.


Introducing Our Online Store!

We’ve now made it easier than ever to show the world just how much you love Golden Retrievers. Please check out our new online iheartgoldenretrievers store featuring items like T-shirts, car magnets, and tote bags!

Love these hats!

Golden Retriever Mens Womens HatGreat tote bag to hold leashes, treats – or even use at the grocery store!

Golden Retriever Tote BagMens and Womens T-shirts – available in several colors

Golden Retriever Womens Fitted TshirtMens Womens Golden Retriever TshirtCar Magnets & Bumper Stickers

Golden Retriever Car Magnet


Dog Tags with Pizaaz

Today when Roxy did her morning routine of jumping into bed to say hello, we noticed her dog tag had fallen off her collar. Rather than going to the pet store to get another one, I thought I’d do a little shopping on Etsy to see what else was out there.. and I’m SO happy I did. I stumbled across the fun shop BowWowzerZ – HILARIOUS dog tags. Such a fun way to express your pets personality. Here are some of my favorites:

We got Quincey this one:
And Roxy this one (with her name on the front):


Shopping online for k9s

Today I was searching the internet trying to find the perfect gift to give to a client. Like me, she LOVES her dog so I knew a gift for her pup would be great! Since we are both in the wine industry, I was curious what sort of wine related doggy gifts/toys were available. I stumbled upon a cute pet site at and found this adorable wine cork collar. She is going to love this!

I’m so happy I found this site – they have tons of other cute products. Collars and harnesses with holiday themes, fun animal prints, even your favorite sports team. Now that football season is here I might have to order some for our pups!

They also have some really funny toys – the “iPaw” is my personal favorite 🙂

What are your favorite pet sites to shop at? Please share!




These toys are hysterical!! A ball for your pups to chase with a silly mustache on the other end – I’m definitely going to get a couple for the pups.. stay tuned for funny pics in the upcoming weeks. These Humunga toys can be ordered here for $14.99 – it got great reviews!


Bandanas – the perfect pup accessory

I love tying a bandana around the pups’ neck when throwing a parties or celebrating a holiday. They are an inexpensive and fun way to “accessorize” your Golden, and ours love to wear them! They look and feel so dapper 🙂 It’s also fun putting them on for sporting events. Roxy and Quincey always have red and blue bandanas on hand (to root for our Arizona Wildcats and Penn State Nittany Lions of course!) .



Golden Greetings

I think it’s safe to say that every greeting card aisle has at least one Golden Retriever card – nothing brings a smile to your face like a Golden! Here are the Valentine’s Brad and I exchanged this year.. no surprise here!


Shampoo for spoiled pups

Okay, how funny are these? We’ve all seen TIGI’s Bed Head products – and now they have Pet Head! Of course Brad and I had to buy it for the dogs. They have hilarious product names like “Life’s An Itch, Fears for Tears, and Feeling Flaky.” We tried the “So Spoiled” conditioner – and it actually works great! It really made the pups coat soft – and it smells really good, too. You’ve got to check out their website for some really funny dog photos. Genius idea!