Adoptable Golden Retrievers – Rescue one today!

I vow to try my best to keep my Pinterest board up to date on Adoptable Golden Retrievers.    Hopefully the links will show if they are adopted anyways, but thank you for reading this post, and considering rescuing a golden retriever.  If you need assistance, please contact me at thedailygolden@gmail.com with the subject “rescue” and I will be sure to respond within 24 hours with local goldens in need of rescue.

This is Chris - 2 yrs old. He is an owner surrender to a local shelter -  he kept escaping the yard. He has not had much training and is a high energy boy. He gets along with other dogs, has not been cat or kid tested. Chris needs a forever home that will take him to obedience class, provide him with plenty of exercise and make him part of the family. He is at Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue CA.

Chris – 2 year old male – Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue CA. (click on picture for link)

Please click here to see my Pinterest board on adoptable golden retrievers.  You can also Google “golden retriever rescue ___________” your state, province, whatever.  Petfinder is another source, just use common sense and beware of those who want to “give away” their dog. (although sometimes, these can be the most urgent cases!)

Ideally, I would like to have a listing of all golden retriever rescue organizations…another thing I strive for.

If you are still reading this post, thank you!  Thank you for considering Golden Retriever Rescue!

I have said it before and I will say it again, although I strongly support the dedicated and responsible golden retriever breeders, I vow to only choose rescue from here on out.  I’ve been there, done that with the puppy (twice) and will continue to support the breed on a daily basis, but my heart strongly feels the need to reach out to one of these senior or special needs goldens.  Now to convince the boyfriend…

Meet Einstein – A Special Needs Golden Retriever

I came across this little guy on Pinterest.  I have to be honest, the picture blew my mind.  I have never seen this before.  Einstien has hydrocephalus which causes his head to look this way.  I think he looks absolutely adorable.  The writeup below is copied from NOLA Labrador Retriever Rescue. (I feel they say it best, through Einstein’s eyes.  If there is any problem with this, I hope someone lets me know, I’m doing it for Einstein)

“Hi, I’m Einstein. I’m just a pup. That is not a photoshop trick in my picture; that’s really me.I’m a very smart boy I even know the theory of relativity because I feel it every day.E=MC2 therefore there is not enough space in my head for all the fluid my head body creates and it creates energy against my head in the form of contained pressure. Matter can turn into energy. Did you know that?See, I am really smart for such a young guy, right? Yes, I know I have a huge head from having hydrocephalus, but believe it or not my heart is even bigger; overflowing with the love I am now feeling. NOLA Lab Rescue has agreed to foster me. They promised they will help me find the diagnostic care and treatment necessary to cure or contain my condition so I can live long and happy.First I need an MRI to get a good diagnosis and a treatment plan. After that, we will know if I need a shunt put in to drain the cerebrospinal fluid to other areas of my body that can absorb it, or if it can be treated with steriods and other medications so my body stops producing so much of it. I’ll be so glad to know what needs to be done. Up until NOLA said they would help I figured I would just stay like this or get sick because of it.I’m otherwise healthy but starting to have vision problems because of pressure in my head. If I can get that relieved, I will probably see just fine again.My treatment plan is going to be expensive; more doggies bones than I can add up even though I’m pretty smart. I appreciate any help you can offer.I’d love to look normal and have a forever home one day but not many people would adopt me like this. I have to get fixed up. Would you please help NOLA help me?”Hope this sweet boy does okay.  I will do my best to spread the word for his cause.  If you wish to donate, please click here.  Thank you to all who support rescue.  My dream is to be able to do more!

If you are able to donate even a little, please click here.  To keep up to date on Einstien, follow his Facebook page here.

Golden Retriever Shaming

Dog shaming has become a huge fad on the internet as of late.  There is actually a whole site dedicated to shaming our canine companions.  If you have a few minutes, check out dog-shaming.com.  I am challenging all my golden readers to shame your dogs and send me the results to add to my Pinterest board or another blog post at thedailygolden@gmail.com.

Tucker hasn’t destroyed anything of note recently, but tonight I caught him in an embarrassing act…(taken with my cell phone, I can do better)

Here are some great golden retrievers being shamed that I found on Pinterest.

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Click here to follow my golden retriever shaming board on Pinterest.

Just found this video that I just needed to add..Maymo being shamed, The Ultimate Dog Shaming

Just A Little Something…Peanuts!

Just a little something I found on Pinterest!  (did I mention how I love Pinterest!) My favorite comic of all time…You’re welcome.  lol

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Diary of a Dog Blogger…My 100th Post

For my 100th blog post I thought I would write a little about the progress so far with the blog.  I began the blog on 12 April 2012 with my first post Introducing Tucker.  Since that time I have come to know many great bloggers and Golden Retriever enthusiasts.  As much as I enjoy writing the posts, some days I struggle to find relevant content.  The blog is called The Daily Golden, so I feel a little disappointed in myself if I cant come up with a post every day.

If anyone has any great dog stories, articles, poems, videos, whatever – involving Golden Retrievers, I would graciously accept the privilege to post them up on this blog. (with links to your website/blog of course!)  Please send me your submissions to thedailygolden@gmail.com

Growth has been at a slow yet steady pace.  I recorded my progress on July 27 and this is how things looked at the time:

July 27, 2012:  1800 blog views,  57 blog followers, 117 Pinterest followers 63 Twitter followers, and 8 Facebook likes.

August seems to have been my best month so far…

As of today…3429 blog views, 72 blog followers, 499 Pinterest followers, 84 Twitter followers and 10 Facebook likes.  I also have one Google Plus follower!

Thanks for sticking with me!

For the love of Goldens,

Shannon