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Love Your Pet Day

Just heard that today is “Love Your Pet Day” – isn’t every day that? 🙂

Maybe today you can do just a little extra pampering for your pet.. An extra 5 minutes of belly scratching? Homemade dog biscuits? A trip to their favorite park?

Or even better, maybe today you can show your love for the pets that still have yet to find their forever home by donating to the ASPCA , your local Humane Society or Golden Rescue organization.

We’d love for everyone to share their favorite pics of them and their loved pet on our facebook fan page! We’ll include them in tomorrow’s Post-Love Your Pet Day blog post. Here’s one of our facebook fans, Jane, and her two beautiful Goldens that she rescued!

12 Days of Christmas – Golden Gifts – Day 6

Let’s be honest, dog parents need to be spoiled, too. On Day 6 – here’s a great gift suggestion for animal lovers that will be sure to please!

Golden Gift Suggestion #6: ONEHOPE Wine

ONEHOPE’s award-winning portfolio is produced by world-renown winemaker Rob Mondavi Jr, and HALF of the profits are donated to a good cause. We love that online shoppers can see how much of their purchase is going to charity, and that they also can choose a charity of their choice to receive an additional donation. Animal lovers can choose the ASPCA to receive 10% of the purchase – all at www.onehopewine.com!

Here are some of our favorite gifts from their site:

ONEHOPE Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir Reserve Gift Box Duo – $52.99

For every gift box sold, $8.00 goes to Children’s Hospitals, and $5.30 can go to the ASPCA if you wish!

Pink Perfection Gift Basket – $75.00

$6.00 is donated to the Fight Against Breast Cancer, and $7.50 can go to the ASPCA if you choose it!

Wood Box Gift Set with 5 Mixed Bottles – $120.00

$15.00 goes to the ONEHOPE Foundation, and $12.00 goes to the ASPCA if you pick it!

 

I love that I can support the ASPCA and other fabulous charities by simply enjoying a bottle of wine – we love ONEHOPE Wine! So does Quincey 🙂 – his favorite is the Zinfandel because it supports the troops, and his dad is a Veteran!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas – Golden Gifts – Day 4

Golden Gift Suggestion #4 – Paw of Love Ornament

We are excited to introduce everyone to the newest item in our online shop – The Paw of Love – Ornament for Charity. Our Paw of Love Ornament is the perfect holiday gift for all animal lovers. For every ornament sold, 100% of the profits are donated to HALO Animal Rescue – A No-Kill Animal Shelter. For only $9.99 – give the perfect gift that also gives back.

Paw of Love - Ornament for Charity - $9.99

About HALO:

HALO is an acronym that stands for Helping Animals Live On. It is a succinct, four-word definition of what we are here for.  It is the reason each and every employee and volunteer puts two feet on the ground.  It is a passion that goes beyond just loving dogs and cats.  It is a driving force in our lives; to make this community, this world, a safe place for homeless pets.

Located in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, HALO Animal Rescue is a safety net for thousands of homeless dogs and cats each year.  We are a no-kill facility, which means we never euthanize an animal because we have run out of room, but it also means we are limited in the animals we can take in at any given time.  Our specialty is to provide a refuge to those pets who might otherwise be destroyed at other Valley shelters for reasons such as a treatable injury, illness, or those who are too scared or too young to go up for adoption at their time of arrival.

12 Days of Christmas – Golden Gifts – Day 2

Golden Gift Suggestion #2: A Golden Retriever Calendar

Hard to believe it’s almost 2012! Every one needs a calendar to track those important dates – so why not have a golden’s smiling face there while you do it? Here are some calendars we love!

Rescue A Golden of Arizona “Hearts of Gold 2012” Calendar – $13.50

We love this calendar for many reasons. First, proceeds benefit Rescue a Golden of Arizona – so it’s a gift that also gives back. Also, there are adorable photos to enjoy! Most importantly, we like how each month features a Golden that was rescued, along stories from their adoption and the wonderful life they were given thanks to their adopter.

For The Love Of Golden Retrievers 2012 Calendar – Amazon.com – $14.99

Just Goldens 2012 Desk Calendar – Calendars.com – $13.99

365 full color golden photos! A new golden photo each day? Yes please!

Golden Retrievers 2012 – BrownTout Publishers – $13.99

Rescue A Golden

This weekend we had the pleasure of attending Rescue A Golden of Arizona‘s “Golden Harvest” celebration and fundraiser at Arizona Bread Company in Tempe. It was so fun to be in a room filled with people who are as obsessed with Goldens as we are 🙂

Rescue A Golden of Arizona rescues Goldens who have lost their homes through no fault of their own, and places them through adoption in their forever homes. Since the organization’s inception in 1998, over 3,000 Goldens have been rescued! Although I do not know how anyone could part ways with a Golden (since they are such an amazing breed and have nothing but love to give!) I’m so thankful for this organization and all that they do to ensure this amazing breed is never euthanized.

My company ONEHOPE Wine donated the wine for this event, so I made the pups ONEHOPE bandanas to wear. How cute do they look in them?

The other avid Golden Retriever fans there told us something we never heard before – that Roxy had a “zipper nose.” When Roxy was just a pup, her “zipper nose” was more of a mohawk and it evolved to being a line down her nose. We never knew there was a special term for this! We love her zipper nose, just another thing that makes our girl so unique and special.

To learn more about Rescue A Golden of Arizona or to make a donation, please visit their website. They have some adorable, loveable dogs available for adoption that are so anxious to find the perfect home!!