Golden Partners for Life: Loyalty at Work|
In his introduction to the book, Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover’s Soul,
renowned veterinarian and writer, Dr. Becker, offered this affecting commentary “Our pets lend a touch of grace to our lives. They teach us the
real meaning of unconditional love and bring out the kindest and most generous
impulses of humanity.”
Modern medicine has also discovered the remarkable
power of our canine companions to detect, treat and cure a host of diseases and conditions. There are
Goldens who can sniff out cancers; others who can sense when their human is about to have
a heart attack, seizure or panic attack; and, many who provide a safe passage in the world
for the physically or emotionally challenged.
We believe there are some unrivaled reasons why Goldens are the most utilized breed
in the assisted-animal therapy and assistance dog communities. They have
an intuitive sensitivity to emotions, and thus ability to cut through our often
misleading veneers to get to the truth within. Honestly, their ability to read
their human companion's thoughts and feelings make them seem almost magical.
Goldens want nothing more than
bonding with people—often described as leaners as they
seem to crave a physical closeness to us. They have an eagerness to please,
their tolerance of discomfort and forgiving attitude allowing them to remain
both gentle and patient when working with those who are compromised. Further
inspiring confidence in others, they are ultimately primed to calm the anxious, bolster the
insecure, and lift the spirits of the depressed.
There are many fields of endeavor for our Golden kids.
They assist the
blind, the deaf, the
mobility-challenged, and the
They bring cheer to the lonely and our sometimes forgotten
They lend their superior olfactory
skills to a multitude of search & rescue vocations.
They serve as
displaying skills in multiple areas.
Their attachment to
humans and human endeavors contributes to their acts of
Loyalty is seen in the dedication provided by our
true champions of rescue.