Please set your calendars and join us in celebrating “International Golden Retriever Day” February 3rd!
We need your help spreading the word! Use #GoldenRetrieverDay on all of your posts, and feel free to use the shareable images below.
Wondering how to celebrate? Here are some ideas:
– Treat your Golden to a car ride, trip to his/her favorite park, and a nice long walk
– Donate goods or funds to your local Golden Retriever Rescue, animal shelter, or Humane Society
– Surprise your Golden with his/her favorite treat – a peanut butter KONG, homemade treat, whatever they love best!
– Don’t have a Golden Retriever? This day might be the perfect time to adopt!
A quick story about how this holiday came about:
One day while watching the news with a cup of coffee and my golden, Quincey, at my feet – the newscasters were celebrating national “Eat Cherry Pie Day.” If there was a holiday for this, then there certainly had to be one for golden retrievers, right? I searched all over for one and realized it did not exist! So why not start one? Thanks to social media, word quickly spread and now every February 3rd, the world gets to celebrate this amazing breed!
So why February 3rd? February 3rd was our golden boy Quincey’s birthday. Quincey was truly one of the most remarkable dogs I have ever come across, and was so lucky to call him my own. Sadly, in 2015 we lost Quincey to cancer. While our heart breaks with him gone, we love that this holiday now brings so much joy to goldens and their owners across the world!
We look forward to celebrating with you February 3rd! Happy Golden Retriever Day!!