Therapy Golden Retrievers Maggie & Sadie say Merry Woof-mas!

Maggie is one of our hard working stars at the Land of PureGold. Learn more about her at her very own page at our foundation’s site.


Maggie and Sadie from Shrewsbury Paws for Patients


Sunbear Squad Watch Tip of the Week: December 9th

The Sunbear Squad has resolved to make a difference for neglected and abused companion animals. They are transforming animal lovers into animal welfare defenders — with knowledge, tools, and inspiration.

Watch Tip: Watch and listen for chained and kenneled dogs during subzero weather—without adequate shelter and extra food, they may freeze to death.

A note about the mortgage crisis: it has also created a crisis for some household pets of foreclosed-upon owners. The former homeowners leave their pets behind, trapped in empty homes, because they can’t take their pets with them for various reasons. They don’t understand that weeks or months may elapse before agents inspect the home. Please take action when a home is foreclosed upon in your neighborhood. Be a Good Samaritan. Go stand near the home and call out repeatedly for the pet; it may bark or meow or come to the window. Listen and watch for signs of life. Do this several days in a row because some traumatized pets may be frightened, too frightened to respond at first. You may save a life!

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Your Daily GOLDEN Thought: Dec 8th

Did you know that if you THINK better, you will FEEL better? Learn more about this REBT life adjusting attitude by clicking here.


Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and a madness of desireoh, nolove is not that! It is goodness and honor and peace and pure living—yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest. — Henry Van Dyke