Golden Retriever Service Dog Participates in Graduation

Hudsonville, MI – A golden retriever named Walton was part of Freedom Christian High School’s graduation ceremony.  The service dog accompanied Desi as she received her diploma.  Desi suffers from Cerebral Palsy and received the service dog about 4 years ago.  Prior to that she was forced to use a wheelchair.  Desi says holding her up is a full time job, and that she wouldn’t want to experience this without him. They have attended high school together, and are now graduating together. (The following photo was taken in May on picture day, courtesy of Huffington Post.

Desi and Walton - Photo - Huffington Post
Desi and Walton – Photo – Huffington Post

Full story and video from Fox17 News.
He’s part of the class:” Service dog helps girl…all the way through high school graduation

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Golden Retriever Celebrates 1000 Therapy Visits One Month After Owner Dies

Delhi, ON (Canada)  Ok, this story is close to home, so I post with great pride.  Eight and a half year old golden retriever Amy celebrated her 1000th visit as a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog on May 21, 2014.  Amy visits the local hospital, nursing homes, special events and Delhi Public School, where youngsters were are to practice their reading. She is only one of about 12 dogs who have reached this milestone in the program in the last 20 years.  It is believed she may be the youngest dog to achieve this goal.

Dan Nakonechny and Amy (Photo - The Simcoe Reformer)
Dan Nakonechny and Amy (Photo – The Simcoe Reformer)

Sadly, Amy’s owner Pat Nakonechny, who was looking forward to this accomplishment, passed away a month ago. They were celebrated with an assembly at Delhi Public School and a tree was planted in their honour in front of the school. Her husband Dave said she loved the program, and would talk about it “to anyone who would listen”  Amy and Nakonechny made three visits a week, every week for seven years.

Thanks Pat and Amy, for all of your time and effort.  It won’t be forgotten.

Golden retriever celebrates 1000th visit – The Simcoe Reformer

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Golden Retriever Returned after Mystery Surgery

Louisville, KY – A prominent racehorse family, owner of Kentucky Derby’s “Ride on Curlin” were distraught when their 13 year old golden retriever Roscoe went missing.  Strangely, he was returned after about 12 hours, with a shaved right hip and 10 stitches where a small patch of inflammation had plagued him for about 10 years.

Roscoe - Photo - The www.TheExaminer.com
Roscoe – Photo – The http://www.TheExaminer.com

Owner Lori Dougherty is hoping for answers.

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Golden Retriever Rescued from House Fire

Pocopson, PA – On 21 May 2014 about 50 firefighters from local and surrounding departments fought a 2 alarm blaze while a golden retriever lay afraid in the basement. The homeowner, Michael Pacifico, who was in the shower when the fire started, was alerted of the fire by a neighbor. The fire had started in the garage. The homeowner was unable to find Cody, a 3 year old rescued golden retriever. After almost an hour, while owners Michael and Lisa watched in horror, firefighters found Cody in the basement and brought her to the safety of her very happy owners.

Cody and his owners - Photo Michael Price - The Daily Local News
Cody and his owners – Photo Michael Price – The Daily Local News

Reporter Michael Price from The Daily Local News in West Chester, PA captured the moment on video: (skip to 2:55 if you don’t want to watch the house burn for several minutes)

It felt really good. I feel like I’m in a dream right now” said Cody’s owner Lisa Pacifico in an article from the Daily Local News about seeing her dog being brought from the home.

Full story here:

Fire guts house; Golden Retriever Saved – Michael Price – Daily Local News, West Chester, PA

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Golden Video of the Week – Golden Retriever “Swims” on Air Mattress

This silly golden retriever is entertaining his gentle “little human” on an Aerobed.  So cute!

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Golden Retriever Deemed Aggressive After Owner’s Murder gets a Second Chance

Jake the golden retriever was found next to his owner’s body, who had been murdered.  Because Jake growled at police, he was labelled as aggressive and was scheduled to be euthanized. This occurred in California.

Photo - WPBF 25 News
Photo – WPBF 25 News

The Tri County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton Florida heard the story and took him in.  Aside from looking very sad and confused, he appears harmless in the video from WPBF 25 News. Jake will be available for adoption in about a week.

Golden Retriever Deemed Aggressive for Guarding Owners’ Body Gets Second Chance – WPBF 25 News

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Drone walks Golden Retriever (video)

I discovered this video this morning. It appears to be going viral. I don’t suggest you try this at home, but what a good dog! This golden retriever is being taken for a walk on the streets by a helicopter drone. Video by Jeff Myers.

*After some comments, just want to add, Jeff did this purely for fun, and is not lazy, and does not recommend this. Yay Jeff! I, personally, love it!

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Jimmy Fallon’s Golden Retriever Makes an Appearance on The Tonight Show

This huge Jimmy Fallon fan was happy to see “Gary Frick” on The Tonight Show last night.  She did a pretty good job!  Jimmy was promoting Purina Beggin Party Poppers and Gary was posing as the host, with Jimmy’s arms.  Here’s a link to the video:
http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/gary-frick-is-a-party-animal-for-beggin-party-poppers/2784488

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There is hope for more Puppy Predictors yet!

Golden Video of the Week – Golden Retriever and Baby Chicks – Part II

A few weeks ago I posted a video of golden retriever Champ and some baby chicks.  They are a little bigger now, and Champ adores them.  Thanks Candice Sedighan Photography – another masterpiece!

Candice Sedighan Photography
Candice Sedighan Photography
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