Betty White’s Birthday Wish – 10K for Animal Research

January 17th is Betty White’s 91st birthday, and her birthday wish is to raise $10,000 for Morris Animal Foundation.

Betty White at the Time 100 gala in 2010

Betty White at the Time 100 gala in 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To help celebrate my 91st birthday on January 17, please help me raise $10,000 for Morris Animal Foundation, which will celebrate its 65th anniversary of advancing animal health this year. In honor of these two milestones, please consider giving a gift to Morris Animal Foundation today.”                                           – Betty White –

Here’s a PSA from 2011

Betty White is a long time animal lover and activist.  She has a golden retriever named Pontiac. Click here to donate.  Happy Birthday Betty!

Betty White Meets Gary – Jimmy Fallon’s Golden Retriever

Betty White was a guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday and the two golden retriever owners shared stories about their furry friends.  Betty owns a 7 year old golden named Pontiac.

Gary made a special appearance and got kisses from Betty!

Betty White and "Gary" on Jimmy Fallon (YouTube)

Betty White and “Gary” on Jimmy Fallon (YouTube)

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The adorable Betty White was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote her new season of “Off Their Rockers”

Before the show, Jimmy tweeted”

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Betty White. Just one more reason to love Golden Retrievers

Betty White is an actress and animal activist. She also happens to own a golden retriever named Pontiac.  He was rescued from Guide Dogs For the Blind in 2010.  Before that, she had a golden named Kitta, also a rescued former guide dog who had bad hips.

Betty was an only child growing up and only had pets as siblings.  She eventually came to love the golden retriever for it’s ability to read their humans feelings.  Kitta took care of Betty after her hip surgery, and she spent her 90th birthday with her favorite companion, Pontiac.

Once someone has had the good fortune to share a true love affair with a Golden Retriever, one’s life and one’s outlook is never quite the same.” –Betty White

I was born in the very early seventies, and grew up watching Betty White on Mary Tyler More, The Golden Girls,and more recently, on Hot in Cleveland and Off Their Rockers.

Betty was recently honored at The Second Annual American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards.Here she met Surf Dog Ricochet (another amazing Golden Retriever!) and agreed to match any donations that were raised on the sale of a custom made dog dress for dogs in need.

Click here to read the article from Dogster.

Here is Betty White  and Pontiac pairing with the Morris Animal Foundation to fight canine cancer.  Another great site that needs to be mentioned (and worth a whole blog post) is Land of Pure Gold.  This is a site ran by Rochelle Lasseur dedicated to cancer research in golden retrievers.  It is my favorite golden retreiver site on the web.  Click here to read a great article about Betty White from Rochelle.

Thank you Betty White, for all you do for animals!