I’m Mel, and I’ve loved golden retrievers since I was 5 years old. That’s when my parents decided to get me a golden for Christmas. Since then, I’ve had three golden retrievers at different times, and I’ve been just as devoted to them as they were to me.

Having a dog is one of the great joys in life. They’re friends, playmates, and even sometimes counselors when the chips are down. I’m grateful every day for my dogs.