Friday, July 17, 2009

Dog Show!

It's our favorite time of the year: The Houston Dog Show is in town!! We participate every year and truly value the opportunity that it provides us to educate the public about rescue and share our experiences of being owned by Goldens! So many people are shocked that there is a need for Golden rescue, but the fact is that a Golden is not for everyone. They are loyal, fun-loving dogs, but they shed, require grooming, exercise, training and they want/need to be a part of your family. Most people reading our Blog would say "yea, so?", but so many people don't research breeds before they purchase a puppy and by the third or fourth month they've had it. The puppy is too active, chews, digs, and won't sleep all night!

Every time we get to talk to someone about this incredible breed, we hope they walk away informed and in a better position to decide if a Golden is right for their family and lifestyle...and if it is, we're happy to make the match and send a Golden to it's forever home.
Pecos (left) and Tatum are ambassadors for rescue and their story is all too typical of what we see day after day. Pecos was found at 6 months old in a Houston shelter, sick and grossly underweight. It took months to get him healthy and trusting of his new family. Tatum's mom was the victim of a backyard breeder. Carelessly bred, she had multiple litters before her third birthday. But the bad times are behind them now and they happily participate in our education program!

1 comment:

  1. It is such a wonderful thing that you do to educate people about Goldens. It is hard to imagine that anyone would not love a Golden.
    ~Lexi's Mom~