Oliver the Golden Retriever

Jamie Edlin's pure-hearted rescue loves greeting new faces at a Santa Ynez Valley winery and chasing after any friends he can find

Oliver the Golden Retriever
Feb 19, 2021

Owner: Jamie Edlin, marketing communications director and brand manager for Cordon of Santa Barbara winery

Location: Santa Ynez, Calif.

Dog Name: Oliver

Age: 8

Breed: Golden Retriever

In a Word: Sweetness!

Job Title: Greeter extraordinaire

Star Quality: "Ollie" believes that every living thing is here on earth as his playmate. He only knows love!

Favorite Reward: Hugs first. Treats second. A squirrel in motion third.

Favorite Activity: A good chase after anything that runs—other pups, squirrels, gophers, deer, wild turkeys...

Favorite Getaway: Beach

Forgivable Flaw: Being too good of a watch dog and barking at every moving object within sight from the house.

Background Story: Oliver is a purebred rescue. A greedy dog breeder realized he couldn't get big bucks for a Retriever born with elbow dysplasia. A vet advised not to adopt Ollie because there might have been health issues. The advice came as this 3-month-old puppy was wrapped around my neck. Needless to say, I took the risk and the puppy home with me. Eight-plus years later, "Ollie" is a healthy, happy and loving dog.


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