Golden Retriever with 46 lb Tumor Abandoned On Beach

Last month, animal control officer Valarie Schomburg found a lopsided golden retriever wandering alone in the Newport Beach area..  It turns out the dog had been abandoned, probably due to the large mass on his right side.

Photo: Newport Beach Police Dept.

Photo: Newport Beach Police Dept.

“Everybody who has seen him has kind of taken up a [sigh] ‘Oh, my Lord.’ But the whole time, he’s trying to give you kisses and wagging his tail and so that kept us going for the time until we can make a decision,”  said Valerie in an article from CBS Los Angeles.

Valarie, too, fell in love with the sweet, affectionate canine and with some financial assistance and a local vet, managed to have the tumor removed.  It has been 6 days since the operation, and Henry now weighs a 78 lbs.

According to the article from  CBS Los Angeles, after a few weeks of healing, Henry will be ready to find his new forever home.

Please contact the Newport Beach Animal Shelter at 949-644-3656 for details.

If you or someone you know is having trouble with veterinary bills, here is a link with some places you may be able to find some assistance:  Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care?  – HSUS

Golden Video of the Week -Golden Retriever Wont Go Through Open Door

Poor Buddy.  According to his owner, Brittany, Buddy bumped his head once when the patio door was closed and it took him a few weeks to build up enough trust to walk through the door again.

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The struggle is real!  Must watch till the end!

Bretagne, The last known surviving 9/11 dog, has died

Bretagne, the last known surviving canine hero who searched the rubble of ground zero after the 9/11 tragedy on September 11, 2001, has crossed the rainbow bridge.  She was a 16 year old golden retriever.

photo: Today.com

photo: Today.com

When Denise Corliss, Bretagne’s (pronounced Brittany) owner and handler noticed earlier this week that Bretagne wasn’t eating, she knew something wasn’t right.  Eating was her favorite thing.  Sunday night she wouldn’t settle unless she was right by Denise’s side.

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Golden Video of the Week – Golden Retriever Rides Tricycle

Not sure where we draw the line here, as I know some will get upset at this, and rightfully so. It appears this guy is strapped to the tricycle, however, he doesn’t really seem to mind….

Please folks, don’t try this at home…

Golden Retriever and Duck are Best of Friends

I came across this video on Facebook this morning, so I did a little research, and found this story from WITN from back in July of 2014.

When Occy, the golden retriever was just a puppy, he befriended “Biggie” the duck, who was also a baby at the time.  Biggie and Occy hit it off so well, Biggie decided that he would rather be a dog, and chose not to live with the other babies who lived nearby.

The unlikely duo are inseperable.  They swim together, eat grass together, play together, and even eat together.  Biggie refuses to eat duck food, and eats out of the dog bowl and water dish!

The pair live in Atlantic Beach NC together at Mash’s Surf Shop and their owner Frances says people often go by on their boats and take pictures and videos of the pair..

This is the video I found on Facebook this morning, it’s been edited and put to music, and it’s kinda cute!

Hopefully they are still doing well. I found this photo on their Facebook page from August 2015 on National Dog Day.

Photo: Facebook/Marsh'sSurfShop

Photo: Facebook/Marsh’sSurfShop


Free Printable Coloring Page from Sugar The Golden Retriever

In honor of spring, our friend Sugar The Golden Retriever is offering a giveaway right now.  A free printable coloring page of of Sugar!

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Go visit Sugar’s page HERE to download your copy. You can also submit by April 16 for a chance to win a lady bug bow tie!  Happy spring everyone!

Golden Video of the Week – Golden Retriever Puppy Vs Baby Goat

Is there anything more adorable then a golden retriever puppy playing with a baby goat?  I think not.  Here is a 4 month old golden retriever puppy making friends with a 4 day old baby goat.  You’re welcome.