Please set your calendars and join us in celebrating International Golden Retriever Day on February 3rd!
Kristen Shroyer at iheartgoldenretrievers is the proud creator of #GoldenRetrieverDay. A quick story about how this holiday came about:
One day while watching the news with a cup of coffee and her golden, Quincey, at her 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? Kristen searched all over 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!
Why February 3rd? February 3rd was the birthday of Kristen’s golden retriever, Quincey. He was truly one in a million, a remarkable dog that touched so many lives. Sadly, in 2015 Kristen lost Quincey to cancer, he was just 7 years old. Although devastated he is gone, his love and light continues to shine as the world celebrates #GoldenRetrieverDay every February 3rd!
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!