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It’s raining dogs: Golden Retrievers are popping up EVERYWHERE

16 Retrievers wait to board a train... dog-wow
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If you were lucky enough to be at Barnes station recently then 16 Golden Retrievers may just have brightened your day. And that’s not the only place they’re popping up…

By Natasha James

Published on the 15/11/2019, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:38

No ordinary commute

Picture the scene: it’s 8am on an overcast Tuesday morning and you’re waiting for your commuter train into London. So far so dull. But now, imagine looking across the train platform and seeing 16 glorious Golden Retrievers seemingly waiting for the 8.07 in the opposite direction. Bliss!

That’s exactly what happened to a group of very lucky travellers recently, and the best part? It’s all for charity.

A charity calendar

The Golden Retrievers were taking part in a photo shoot for the Barnes Golden Group (The BGs) 2020 calendar, all in aid of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

The calendar was the idea of Anne Mullins, the founder of The BGs, who started the group in order to connect with other dog owners. She said,

“Dog owners are such a beautiful lot, so I thought it would be fun to do a calendar and give the proceeds to a dog charity. Ours are a pampered, much-loved lot and not all dogs are.”

The team at Battersea are delighted with the fundraising efforts.

Unlikely locations for dogs

The calendar features these beloved Golden Retrievers in a series of situations that you wouldn’t usually expect to see a pack of pooches. Think a doggy date at the cinema and even four fabulous pooches crossing the iconic Abbey Road.

The calendar will soon be on sale and we have a pretty good idea what we’re gifting the Golden Retriever lover in our life this Christmas.


The dogs were gathered on the platform for a photo as part of a charity calendar to raise money for Battersea Dogs and...

Posted by Joann Jordan on Friday, November 8, 2019