Palm Springs Animal Shelter
4810 E Camino Parocela Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 323-8151

Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue http://scgrrescue.org

Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles and Rescue  http://www.grcglarescue.org/RP_WebDoc.asp?ttid=262

National Golden Retriever Dog Rescue Group Directory – goldenretriever.rescueshelter.com/USA

Golden Retriever Club of America   http://www.grca.org

The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee –  http://www.grca-nrc.org/

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals –  http://www.aspca.org/

 

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The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

Top 10 Reasons NOT to get a Golden Retriever

(with apologies to Mr. Letterman)
Printed with Permission – Cheryl Minnier

YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN OUTSIDE ONLY DOG.

YOU DON’T LIKE DOG HAIR.

YOU HAVE NO SENSE OF HUMOR.

YOU ARE A CLEAN FREAK.

YOU ARE A COUCH POTATO AND HOPE YOUR DOG WILL BE TOO.

YOU LIKE EVERYTHING TO STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU PUT IT.

YOU ARE APPROACHING GETTING A DOG AS A TEMPORARY CONDITION.

YOU DON’T LIKE MEETING NEW PEOPLE.

YOU WANT TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK BREEDING DOGS.

YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GUARD DOG.

YOU LOOK AT THAT LITTLE 10-POUND BALL OF FUR AND OFFER UP A SILENT PRAYER THAT HE’LL STAY THAT SIZE.

YOU THINK DOGS MAKE GREAT NANNIES FOR SMALL CHILDREN AND A WONDERFUL LESSON IN RESPONSIBILITY FOR OLDER KIDS.

AND THE NUMBER ONE REASON “NOT” TO GET A GOLDEN RETRIEVER..

YOU THINK AN IDEAL PLACE TO GET ONE IS THE PET STORE IN YOUR MALL!

If you’ve run out of excuses NOT to “GO GOLDEN” – Congratulations! – you’re ready to be owned by a Golden Retriever! and yes, for the obsessive-compulsive types there ARE 13 reasons – not ten – but “the top 13 reasons” just sounded silly 🙂