Blind Golden Retriever “Ray Charles” Nominated for Pet of the Year

Calling all golden lovers!! Ray Charles would like your vote for “Pet of the Year”.  The Today Show‘s Orange Room Awards have nominated Ray and a few other amazing pets that have taken the internet by storm in 2013.

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Other nominees include a pig in a wheelchair, the blind dog with his seeing eye brother in rescue, and a really cute coonhound who poses on all kinds of objects.  They are all really worth watching!

It is very simple to vote, no email or login required.  I noticed after I voted that it says you have to be in the US to vote, but it still accepted my vote.  Hey!  I am from Canada and have grown up watching The Today Show!  I should be able to vote 🙂

As of the time of this post, Ray Charles is in the lead by over 10%.  Hurry!  Voting closes December 6, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. ET   Click here to go and vote!

10 Random Facts about Ray Charles The Golden Retriever

Do you remeber that little golden retriever in footie pyjamas that went viral a few months back?  How could you forget internet sensation Ray Charles?  He is quite possibly the cutest dog on the planet.  Despite the fact that he is now no longer a small puppy, he continues to melt hearts on his Facebook page daily, and has over 88,000 followers.

Here’s some facts you may not know about Ray Charles:

1.  Ray has two big brothers Jack (left) and Harley (center)


2.  Ray Charles is an avid Bruins and Red Sox fan.


3.  Ray has captured hearts around the world, and now has merchandise available for you to purchase.  There are mugs, t-shirts, phone cases, water bottles and more!  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to various charities.


4.  Ray will be making a celebrity appearance at the Salty Dog Parade to benefit the Friends of Marblehead Animal Shelter in Marblehead, MA on August 11  to pose for photos and give autographs.  If you are in the Boston area, stop by and say hello!

saltydog5.  Ray was featured in American Dog Magazine – Collector’s Edition

americandog6.  His favorite treat is a frozen bone stuffed with peanut butter.


7. RC has a vertical tail wag..

8.  He likes to sleep in his big brother’s doghouse.


9.  His big brother Harley doesn’t like thunder and hides in the bathtub…


10.  Here’s a segment of Ray on Rock Center on NBC:

Photos are property of Ray Charles The Golden Retriever and were posted with permission.

Golden Video of the Week – Ray’s World

This video was made by Debbi McDonough of ( illusionfxslideshows )  It is a tribute to Ray Charles, the blind golden retriever.  It’s a long one, and you might need some kleenex.

Ray Charles, the blind Golden Retriever – Viral Sensation and Cutest Dog on the Internet

I just wanna say you heard it here first!  A few weeks ago I posted about Ray Charles winning a photo contest for dog of the week in Modern Dog magazine.  Since that time, he has taken the internet by storm on an international level.  His Facebook Page has almost 35,000 followers and now he is being featured in newspapers around the world including The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and The Today Show.   This morning he was off to do a live interview with NECN.   Ray Charles is being labled the “cutest dog on the internet”  Sorry “Boo”  Your time is up!

12 Pictures That Prove Blind Golden Retriever Puppy Ray Charles is the cutest dog on the Internet – Metro, UK

It all began with the picture in the footie pajamas..

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RC’s fans have started a petition to get him to drop the puck at a Boston Bruins game.  He is a fan you know!  The goal of 2000 signatures was met in a matter of days.  To sign the petition, click here

Fans Petition for Blind Golden Retriever Puppy Ray Charles To Drop Puck at Bruins Playoff Game – NESN

Ray Charles the Blind Golden Retriever - Facebook

Ray Charles the Blind Golden Retriever – Facebook

Just click on the above photo to go over and like his page.

Ray Charles, the blind Golden Retriever Puppy Wins Photo Contest!

Well of COURSE he did!  I don’t know if I have seen a more adorable puppy.  This is Ray Charles, the golden retriever puppy who was born blind.  Check out his story on his Facebook page (and like it!)


“RC” has taken the internet world by storm with all of his precious photos, and managed to snag this weeks’ Photo of the Week contest at Modern Dog Magazine.  Congratulations little guy!  If there is a Photo of the Year contest, I will be voting for you 🙂