February 3rd is National Golden Retriever Day.  Of course we all know that every day is Golden Retriever day, but it is nice to get the national shout out, right?

I encourage everyone to share photos of their Goldens across social media.  Let’s bring some sunshine into this snowy season and celebrate this beautiful breed.

Here are five Instagram accounts featuring Michigan golden retrievers that you should check out, guaranteed to make you smile.  You’re welcome 🙂



An almost three-year old golden living the best life in the Ann Arbor area, Bodie was named after the Bodie Island Lighthouse (SC).  I love that Bodie is a proud pride supporter and Michigan fan.




Get your Up North and Golden fix all in one account!  Enjoy watching three Goldens enjoy all the Michigan seasons.




This talented pup is not only totally adorable, but a golf instructor as well!  You will fall in love with his smile.




If watching videos of cute and funny dogs is your jam then you need to follow Tucker!  He’ll bring you the straight news and keep you updated on potoddos.




I can’t end this list without including the Golden Retriever Rescue of Michigan. Especially since Firefly Pet Photography (formerly Pawdacious Portraits) was born out of my rescue work, and I’ve supported GRRoM in the past.  They’re a great group, show them some love!



I hope you’ve enjoyed this round up of amazing and entertaining Michigan Golden Retrievers, did I miss any of your favorites?

P.S.  If your golden retriever (or any pet) has a connection to Northville you could be featured in the upcoming coffee-table book, Tails of Northville.  Round 2 Registrations officially open in March but you can sneak in and grab one of the last spots here.