One-of-a-Kind Kenyan Collection Beaded Leather
Collar and Lead
The Kenyan Collection comes from a collaboration among business people and
artisans showcasing the wonderful and diverse culture that is Kenya. The goal is
to provide people a greater opportunity to share their talent and improve their
lives. Their beaded leather product line features true works of art, with no two
collars, leads, belts, or horse browbands alike. Hand beaded by the
Maasai mamas in Kenya and imported for sale in the USA, each piece is
created with individual instinctive techniques and designs. Beautiful beading
on sumptuous leather must be seen and touched to be appreciated.
The mamas average the beading for two collars a day. Beads are hand sewn in
leather, then an overlay of leather is glued and stitched on the back. Because
each product in this line is a unique creation, specific designs cannot be
selected, and widths and lengths may vary slightly. Supplies are limited to the
number of pieces that the Maasai are able to produce.
Blue Skies® Jewelry
Blue Skies® Jewelry celebrates the special bond between precious pets and
Very special friend, Foundation Board Member, and talented artist,
of the Smiling Blue
Skies Cancer Fund, has graciously donated a few pieces from her exciting new
line of people and companion animal jewelry. One prize to a lucky
winner will consist of a customized Silver pendant on a Sterling Silver chain and accompanying
tog for his/her beloved companion. A second prize will consist of a customized
Silver dog tag.
All "Smiling Blue Skies Jewelry" pieces are one of a kind. Each piece is made
just for you, with pure and precious fine silver. And, you can choose one of 10
semi-precious stones to add to your special piece. The stones that can be
utilized are: Turquoise, Amber, Amethyst, Lapis, Garnet, Citrine, Malachite,
Crystal, Moonstone, and Rose Quartz.
All of these pieces are customized for you, For instance, the dog tag can have
your dog's name embossed on the front and phone number or special saying on the back, with
choice of semi-precious stone. And, the winner of the pendant
necklace will be able to specify the name or message that s/he would like
embossed on the front.
Oliver's Paw Pal: The Next Generation in Nail Grooming
Peter F. Baekkelund, Oliver's Paw Pal inventor, has graciously donated one of
his marvelous units for our contest. We have used ours for a few years now and
just cannot imagine life without it.
Learn how to groom
nails without all of the Blood, Sweat
and Tears! Think about it. A guillotine nail clipper, named after an execution device, is typically
sold with styptic powder to stop bleeding. And, the nail grinders
that are available
for pets are merely rotary power
tools—originally designed for
industrial applications—not living,
Oprah's groomer loves the Paw Pal. It is easy to use and naturally mimics the action of a dog's walking on rough surfaces
to painlessly wear down his or her nails. There is a smooth finish without need for buffing or filing,
and nails are shaped just above the quick, with accuracy. There are no more marks on your skin or costly hardwood floors,
and you additionally save on grooming costs!
here to learn more about this incredible product.
Gift Tins filled with 1½ lbs of 100%
Organic Honey Healing Hearts Cookies (for 2 winners)
These gorgeous Golden Retriever puppy and kitten Gift Tins are quite few in number. We have had one for several years and it remains one of our most
favorites, also looking as new as the day we received it. The handle makes the
tin so wonderful to transport. It keeps your special treats accessible for you
yet just as importantly, inaccessible to your furry kids.
There are absolutely no dog treats available today that can compare to
these. Initially developed several years ago for a Golden who was very,
very sick with inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatitis, it was a
miracle that she lived through her ordeal. These were actually the only
treats that she could have. No other dog treat out there has 100%
organic and kosher certified ingredients.
No treat out there has Active 15+ Manuka Healing Honey. No other treat
has been specially formulated to be totally soothing and non
allergen-provoking. Not only are our
ingredients exemplary, but the companies providing these wonderful items
are also beyond reproach.
ingredients to these heart-shaped wonders are: organic
milled whole oat flour, organic apples, organic whole rolled oats,
organic oat bran, organic Active 15+ Manuka Healing Honey, organic
Saigon cinnamon (5% oil content), and organic ginger. All of our organic
whole oat ingredients come from USA based Grain Millers, the world's
largest supplier of conventional non-GMO and Certified Organic oats and
North America's premier oat milling and specialty whole grain company.
And, our organic apples come from the orchards on the shores of the
Sample baggies of these luscious treats will also be provided for all of
our other doggie winners.
Roger Hite's Inspirational Buster
Books & More
Some years back we discovered the 1994 book, Buster At The
Wall. Hungering for more from Golden Retriever author, Buster, we did some
earnest detective work and finally located Dr. Roger Hite─Buster's
talented co-author. We learned that Roger, recently retired CEO at
Dominican Hospital, had published 17 books and is currently (2008) working on
another story for his "Buster" series. But, many of these books are
not to be found . . . except for now being featured at our Land of PureGold.
The author-signed books that we provide─unavailable anywhere
else on the web─truly comfort and inspire.
An ancient philosopher's maxim says, "The unexamined life is not worth living."
Buster and his companion leave no doubt in their readers' minds that life is
truly worth examining. What do they discover as they sniff around The Grand
Scheme of Things? Nothing less than the Ultimate─a living appreciation for the
"wonderful stuffness of beingness."
Whether one is reading those written by Golden
Buster (with Roger's help), Roger (with Buster's help), or just Roger
on his own, the experience will be a unique and uplifting one.
How can it not be with Buster's special brand of dog-philosophy
and Advice For Living? Just look at the potent dog philosophy
about leashes and even sniffing.
Sets of Fine Linen Art Cards
& Fun Stickers
These are oversized 5¼" x 7¼" quality classic ivory linen
cards at a hefty 80-pound weight
with matching 70-pound linen envelopes. Our lovely art collections of pure
Golden whimsy feature original illustrations by
the talented artists, Paulina Stuckey-Cassidy, of the
Moon Gallery, Anna Moore, and Suzi Beber, founder of the
Smiling Blue Skies Cancer
Fund. Paulina's images display an innocence that draws one into her magical
brew of whimsy. And Anna Moore's angel is our favorite, joyfully
featuring an engaging puppy smile.
So unique, these vivid cards can be used for every occasion, in happy times and
in sad, for they truly express the joy that only our special Golden souls can
In February 2004, we had the luck to photograph this chubby litter of three
5½-week-old puppies. And, along with their sweet message, we believe they are
even that much more irresistible. The actual size for these bright Photo Gloss
oval stickers is 4" wide x 1 6/16 high.
This short sleeved black tee shirt is made from a durable, high-quality,
pre-shrunk 100% cotton. It is what to wear when you want to go comfortably
casual. The design is based on a wooden angel piece that was created by gifted
artist, Anna Moore and her talented hubby, Terry. Anna paints like a dream and
her husband creates the finest wood items we have ever seen.
Mr. Ollie Golden Plush Pups
These plush pups from Russ Berrie are 5 inches high and 12 inches long, and are
definitely show quality! They sport a card that tells you about Mr. Ollie,
and also how to care for him he plays too hard and gets dirty. They are super
soft and unbelievably cuddly . . . as all Golden puppers should be.
Terry's Ryan's Quick Access Treat Pouch
Terry Ryan has been very busy coming up with new and
must-have items. Her Treat Pouch as a super strong hinge, water resistant
lining, two storage pockets, a ring attachment, and is roomy enough to fit your
entire hand. The pouch comes with the following: Hinge stays fully open &
closes with a touch; Front storage pocket and back
zippered pocket; Belt clip and detachable belt; and, FREE training tips booklet by Terry
Ryan. This pouch is the perfect accompaniment for our clicker trainers.
Learn more about our favorite training technique here.
Art Vanderbilt's Golden Days Book
There could be no finer gift than this lovely, author
signed, lovely book.
Written by Art Vanderbilt, one of our Foundation's Advisory
Board Members, Golden Days: Memories of a Golden Retriever,
tells a beautiful tale of the affection between people and
their very special dogs. As Art writes, "She had taken us
places we never would have gone and shown us things we never
would have seen without her."
We are forever after Art about
bringing a Golden into his home, but fear that his still sharply focused memories of Amy
keep getting in the way. Yet, we can empathize with him about this dilemma,
our sharing in
the pain that he experienced when Amy transitioned to The Bridge, as lymphoma (which
Ollie battled) proved to be her downfall as well.
Amy had golden eyelashes, a
real fondness for Vermont cheddar, and a worn-out slipper she never tired of bringing to
those she felt surely needed it. From puppyhood, she considered herself in charge of the
Vanderbilt familymaking her round of bed checks each night,
greeting long-absent members of her human pack with unrestrained affection, herding the
family back to shore when they went for a swim in the ocean, and bartering brand-new shoes
for one well-chewed rubber frog. And, being the ultimate drama queen, she would lapse into
a sulk worthy of the very best Hollywood leading ladies, whenever she was left out of her
family's activities. Please do enjoy the book excerpt below, courtesy of Art.
RuffDawg K9 Flyers and Sticks
From founded in 1998 by dog enthusiasts, enjoy their K9 Flyer. It is
just perfect for medium to large size dogs. This 100% superior-grade, rubber
retrieving toy is made in the USA. Nontoxic, it is also rugged and bendable,
tear and puncture resistant, stretchable, and gentle on the teeth and gums. A
great source of exercise, this K9 Flyer is definitely the next generation of
Throw The Stick just like, well, a stick! A perfect
retrieving toy for medium to large dogs, and safe for use in pools and
almost anyplace where there’s water. We love to throw it indoors
as well. You should just see Alfie prancing around with his in his
And, it is sooo much safer than the real thing. Measures 1 3/8 inches in
diameter and a whopping 12 inches long.
KeepSafe Break-Away Collars
Proven to save dogs' lives, the KeepSafe is the only collar with a patented
safety buckle designed to protect dogs from collar accidents and be used
securely with a leash. Did you know thousands of dogs are injured or strangled
by their collars each year? In an informal 2003 North American Veterinary
Conference Survey, 96% of veterinarians reported having seen/heard of a
collar-related injury or death within the last year. They believe that
only 1 in 4 dog owners are aware of the risks of collar injury or strangulation,
93% reporting that they would recommend a break-away collar for dogs.
This collar, made from high-quality Dupont nylon webbing
known for its durability and its ability to hold up in rugged
environments and harsh weather conditions, has a patented break-away
safety buckle designed to protect dogs from collar injury. Rigorous
testing has proven the buckle will release when dogs get themselves
in situations where pressure is applied to the collar. Available in
5 sizes; the breaking strength of each safety buckle has been
engineered for its corresponding collar size. If a dog's KeepSafe
Break-Away Collar becomes entangled, sufficient force is supplied to
cause the safety buckle to release, freeing the dog from danger and
saving it from possible strangulation. After the collar has
released, it can be reattached and used again and again.
Go learn more about this important product.
Mia Lane "C is for Curious" Limited Edition
and Numbered Prints
This adorable image is part of Mia Miniature Alphabet Puppy Collection.
The print is part of a Limited Edition printing of 850, and is signed and
numbered. The print measures 3 inches x 3 inches, and with matting and a frame
would make a great gift.
100% Wisconsin Cheese Please Baked Treats
these human-grade treats, they simply crumble Wisconsin cheese and bake. Nothing else is
added. The result is mini crunchy-nuggets packed full of all natural goodness
and flavor your dogs will truly love.
Since these treats require no refrigeration, they are great to have on the go
and to use for training. In fact, their small size is simply perfect for all you
clicker trainers out there! The 1.7oz. package
includes 75 treats.
These treats are hard for us 2-legged folks to
Cheese Please is actually a human snack disguised as dog treats.
If you like grilled cheese sandwiches, you'll love Cheese Please.
This prize is for our doggie pals, so moms and dads,
please please try to resist munching on them (they are actually great in