Joy Viola: “CELEBRATING THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER AND THE FORTHCOMING 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE BREED”
One of the nation’s most popular dogs, the Golden Retriever, originated in a small village in the Scottish highlands on the Guisachan Estate of Lord Tweedmouth, a member of the British Parliament. Joy will discuss this early history, the forthcoming anniversary celebrations, the development of Golden Retriever rescue organizations, and the canine cancer research funded by the Golden Retriever Foundation.
Joy Viola has served as Director of Development for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue and for the Golden Retriever Foundation. She was the recipient of the Vern Bower Humanitarian Award given by the Golden Retriever Club of America. She is currently President of the Friends of Guisachan.