Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lee's Summit, MO (formally Franklin, MA)
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There are plenty of golden retriever therapy dogs out there. Contact your local breed club.
My dog is not therapy certified yet but the a friend of mine had a special request a few weeks ago. A dying woman wanted to see "a bunch" of goldens playing together in her backyard. We were able to surprise her with 8 goldens visiting, we could not have them all together because none of them were neutered, but they all visited and took turns with her, getting up on her bed and giving her loving. She did at one point have three females on the bed with her. She had about five relatives with her too - and I think they enjoyed the visit just as much as she did. I just found out she passed away a few days ago. Sharing my dogs was so rewarding.
I have a friend that was in the same place as you, he was not ready to bring another dog home but was heartbroken. He ended up volunteering at the local shelter, taking the dogs on walks and hikes etc until about a year later a dog found him.
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