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Welcome . . .
to the world's largest Golden-inspired website! Since 1997 we have strived to help others strengthen and proactively lengthen the bond. Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit additionally provides cancer treatment grants for working dogs and funds research in comparative oncology.
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Golden Inspiration
Long devoted to championing the human-canine bond, our knowledge and spirit have been strengthened by the important work of such visionaries as Dr. Allen Schoen. A believer that all animals have emotions and feelings, Allen began his research into natural healing in the 1970s, at a time when his colleagues neither understood nor cared about what he was doing.

The tender image above of 'paw in hand,' that graced the initial printing of his book, Kindred Spirits, gives visual reminder to the power of
The Bond—so framing those actions on the behalf of our vital animal companions.


Advancing our Mission
Celebrating our 14th year on the web, our educational and charitable nonprofit is promoting cancer awareness, providing Cancer Treatment Grants for ALL breed Working Dogs, and funding research in comparative oncology, the study of cancers that occur similarly in humans and companion animals.

Totally volunteer-run with no salaried employees, we do this via Donations and our Foundation Store, many items supporting our holistic, chemical-free and organic view of wellness and prevention.

Online or via pickup, we provide organic, eco-friendly, and chemical-free products, plus items to beautify your home and spirit. As a small volunteer-run nonprofit, we can't compete with the pricing at large stores. However, having no paid staff allows all our net proceeds to fund cancer research and  treatment for working dogs. Sit, stay & shop for what truly matters — health, home, happiness and healing.

To both strengthen and proactively lengthen 'The Bond', we provide storytelling, interactive activities, and several hundred pages on canine rearing, holistic health practices, and motivational learning. There is also a PetTalk Newsletter that is dedicated to giving animal companions a voice in the world. We demonstrate that the love of dogs needs to be viewed within the grander context our preserving our world and having a respect for all life. In that same vein, a further area to explore special topics Important to Us is also provided.

Through our Foundation's Facebook Page there is sometimes laughter and sometimes tears, but always food for the soul. Here, we demonstrate that the love of dogs needs to be viewed within the grander context our preserving our world and having a respect for all life.


Gotta Dance and Dr. Modiano Documentary Films

The GOTTA DANCE documentary film captures the journey of two moving from fear to freedom, and so inspiring the lives of all whom they have touched. The film, Dr. Modiano: Helping Both Man & Dog, reveals how dogs have become one of our most helpful allies in fighting cancer.  Your tax-deductible donation to comparative oncology research allows for both of these films to be provided for FREE!

 


A Guiding Philosophy

LIVE LOVE LAUGH and LEARN forms the central theme and structure of our huge 1,000+ page website. It actually came about as a special tribute and can be seen on the logo that adorns the bottom of every one of our site's pages. So, do be sure to

Live and Learn . . .
See Loyalty at Work . . .
And, Love and Laugh

The lessons these furry angels teach us are never ending, so inspiring a new respect, appreciation, and celebration of life. For that reason, we encourage folks to share their own tales of discovery. Dr. Schoen very wisely reminds us, "Far from a luxury, pets are now recognized as a necessity—friends who fortify us daily with their gifts of love, loyalty and laughter." Yet, our shared affinity for Golden Retrievers is noted in his special adage, "G-d made dogs and then when he perfected them, he created Goldens."
 

Rochelle Lesser, School Psychologist
President & Founder

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