Posted by: twodogtales | November 2, 2010

Goldens turn out to help GRREAT

The “GRREAT Beginnings Lead to Happy Endings” 7th annual 3K walk drew dozens of dogs and their owners to Fairfax on a sunny Saturday morning to support Golden Retriever Rescue Education and Training.

Walkers gathered in the Weber's Pet Supermarket parking lot

It’s rare to bring together dozens of dogs, all leashed and strangers to each other, and not have a few growls occur. But when 95 percent of those dogs are laid-back and friendly Golden Retrievers, all you get is a sea of wagging tails and friendly greetings.

"Olden Goldies" wait for the walk to begin

The walk began and ended behind Weber’s Pet Supermarket. It was an easy stroll through a residential neighborhood and wooded trails. GRREAT set up a refreshment table with water and dog treats at the midway point.

Some dogs wore festive attire

Halloween costumes included a devil

After the walk, participants gathered for cider, cookies and other treats. There was a raffle drawing, a photo booth and Golden Retriever-themed merchandise for sale.

Three mellow Goldens relaxed after the walk

It was a great (no pun intended, of course) way to get some exercise, enjoy the crisp October weather, and support a wonderful cause.

Being blind didn't stop these two from knowing who had treats

Here are more pictures from the event:





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