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Help Goliath Walk Without Pain
$935 raised
23% of $4k goal
21 contributors
3 Years running
Goliath is a Bernese Mountain dog who is our foster failure. He is four years old and desperately needs knee surgery to help him walk and get out of pain. Goliath is our fourth Bernese Mountain dog we have adopted from the Bernese Auction Rescue ...

Goliath is a Bernese Mountain dog who is our foster failure. He is four years old and desperately needs knee surgery to help him walk and get out of pain.

Goliath is our fourth Bernese Mountain dog we have adopted from the Bernese Auction Rescue Coalition. He actually came to us when we were contacted by the rescue because his owner wanted to relinquish him. We had just lost our first puppy mill boy, Logan, to cancer after only having him fourteen months. After losing him we adopted Patience to honor his memory and to help another dog in need. It was only three months after adopting her that we were asked to foster Golaith. A 'normal' Berner. Goliath is anything but normal, he's a big crazy goofball. After only three days of fostering we ended up adopting him. Turns out we're not very good fosters.

Sadly In August  we tragically lost our second puppy mill breeder dog, Patience,  Four weeks later we had to say goodbye to our old girl Copper. We adopted another breeder girl, Bethany, because we needed someone else to love and she needed us. She has had some health issues we're dealing with. After adopting her Goliath needed surgery to remove a tumor. Before his sutures were out his leg starting acting up. He was in horrible pain.

Turns out the cruciate ligament which has been an issue shortly after adopting him is torn and he's in pretty rough shape. Between losing two dogs in four weeks, furneral costs, Bethany's health issues, Goliath's surgery we have spent over $4,000 in less than four months. Now Goliath needs a $5000 surgery and rehab so that he can walk normal and without pain.  While normally I am always there to donate to those in need we were just not prepared for $10,000 worth of dog bills in four months. Sometimes in life you need to ask for a little help and this is one of those times.

I have an online company, The Good Dogma Company, and we are all about doing good, giving back, and making a difference. You can read all about my company, our family, the kinds of dogs that make up our family on my website. I always try to help those in need and now I'm asking for some assistance.. We even launched a  'Paw It Forward' campaign on our site, it's about doing random acts of animal kindness and inspiring others to do the same. I hope my story inpsires some folks out there to help us. .If there is anything that you can do to help it would be appreciated more than you know. When we are back on our feet you can be assured I will be paying it forward. It's just good dogma, after all.

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K9 Yin Yang Dog Collar Tag
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Very cute dog collar tag. The collar tag is brass covered with silver plate, very strong, and durable.
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To The RESCUE Homesellers Kit
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Times are tough, and if you have a house to sell, it’s even tougher. The good news is, we’re here to help with a 100% helping of Good Dogma backing us up.
We’ve come up with a simple, yet innovative way to sell your house fast. How?

We’re going to bury the dog!
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Two Bags of Karma Krunchies Dog Treats
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One pack of our all natural Peanut Butter & Carob and one of our Double Pumpkin Happiness bags. Not only are they all natural they have good karma baked right in.
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Handmade Wood Sign
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Handcrafted wood sign with dog quote. Hang in any room.
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$100 USD
Paw Print Charm
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An adorable sterling silver paw print charm you can wear on a chain or on a charm bracelet.
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Set of 3 Coffee Mugs
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One each of our adorable coffee mugs. They are oversized at 16oz and dishwasher/microwave safe. Did I mention they're adorable?
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$140 USD
Ceramic Buket with Berners
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A really cool ceramic bucket with a silver metallic overlay and a woven wooden handle that has silhouettes of berners and hearts with the words " Live, Laugh, Love" on one side and the words "Lick, Woof, Wag" on the other. Can use this for a variety of purposes from large pencil, pen, scissor holders on a desk or on your kitchen counter.
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$150 USD
Never Endiing Love Necklace
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Our custom designed 'never ending love' necklace can be yours. Each one is made individually and hand finished. It is sterling silver and comes on 18" sterling cable chain.
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Set of 4 Martini Berner Glasses
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A set of four martini glasses that you can use not only for martinis but also for fruit cups, and dessert cups for small parfaits or sorbet. These are custom made and absolutely adorable.
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Paw Prints On Your Heart
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This heart shaped, sterling silver necklace is part of our Woofisms: Woofs of Wisdom© line designed to inspire the wearer.

Inscribed on the pendant is a quote from our resident rescue Kensy, “It’s not the size of your paw that matters, but the size of the paw print you leave behind.”

After all, we know the best advice comes from the family dog.
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$500 USD
Customized Dog Treat Jar
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An adorable dog treat jar with your dog's picture on it. Made by a wonderful Vermont artist.
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Handmade Wood Sign
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This is such so sweet and looks great in any room..
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Dog Nose Coasters
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Set of four adorable dog nose coasters made by artist in Kentucky. Look great anywhere.
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