Our Golden Opportunity Maggie Jo CGC, BN

DOB: 5/2/2010, Altered & Retired

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prcd-PRA, Clear (Optigen); Iccthyosis Carrier, (Optigen)

“Maggie”

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Maggie is now retired and living with the Gomez family in Shelbyville, KY.

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Jenny Jo Riley’s Dream Come True, CGC, BN

DOB: 5/2/2010, Altered & Retired

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“Riley”

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Riley is now retired and living with the Lindsey family along with her son, Comet from our 2014 “I” Litter

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What can I say about the girls that started this golden journey I find myself on?? Always on my mind and in my heart, these girls gave us their all. Litter sisters, Riley came first, then at the age of 14 weeks, Maggie came home to us after her owner had health issues. Not only beautiful with personalities, but also very smart and willing.  My youngest son trained and handled Riley in 4-H obedience and agility, as well as AKC obedience and rally.  Griffin and Riley earned a CGC, a Beginner Novice, and 2 Rally Novice legs.  Maggie was handled and trained in the same by my oldest son.  Together Garrett and Maggie won 1 4-H Champion ribbon, her CGC, a Beginner Novice title, and 2 Rally Novice legs.  Both teams placed in the top three at every trial, and had average scores of 197 for Maggie, and 192 for Riley. Riley also was my certified therapy dog with TDI International.  She and I spend many an afternoon brightening the days of others.

After giving us 2 beautiful litters each, we retired them from our breeding program, as I do not believe in over breeding or breeding without a purpose.  Never did I think I would give up my heart dogs, but two fateful situations came up that lead us to this decision.  I met the Lindsey family, when they adopted one of Riley’s pups from her first litter, Molly.  Sadly, a tragic accident took her life shortly after at a very young age.    Riley was not content sharing me in a multiple dog family, so the natural step was to place her with the new family and help heal their broken hearts.  She also gets to visit the nursing home often, where her new mom works.  It was just meant to be. Likewise, Maggie was letting me know, she was done showing in trials. I received a call one day from a local breed club searching for an older girl.  A family was heartbroken to have lost their older golden and even more heartbroken was their one year old golden boy! Dusty was grieving for his lost friend, yet the family didn’t feel they could take on a new puppy.  So, now Maggie gives all her love to a little boy and his father, and her new golden brother. Both have wonderful lives with their new families, and we hear from both often.