How We Started

Golden Dog Adventure Co., formerly the NH Dog Walking Club, began as a community outreach program of It Takes a Village Pet Care, a professional dog walking company located in Barrington, NH that closed in 2021. Traci Bisson, owner and founder, made the decision to close her pet care company so that she could focus her efforts on reaching and supporting more dog owners.

The idea for a dog walking club originally started with an employee at her 30-day review who expressed interest in getting together with co-workers for walks with their own dogs. The idea developed from there and grew into the NH Dog Walking Club which officially launched in December 2018. At its first test event, a few hardy dogs and their people, braved the elements to climb Blue Job in Strafford.

In 2022, the “dog walking club” evolved and was officially renamed the Golden Dog Adventure Co. From the beginning, the company has grown and pivoted to offer fun and unique experiences throughout most of New Hampshire, and parts of Maine and Massachusetts. By the end of 2024, our goal is to offer organized events throughout NH.

Our Partners

We are fortunate to have an expansive network of Corporate, Expert, and Charitable Partners who support our mission and vision. 

Corporate Partners

We are grateful to our Corporate Partners for their ongoing support, including Friendly Pets Pet Stores, Pet Supplies Plus in Somersworth, Mary’s Dogs, and the Mall at Fox Run.

Learn about our Corporate Partner’s Program.

Expert Partners

Our Expert Partners support the educational programming we offer as well as provide amazing giveaways and prizes each for our community.

We are fortunate to partner with Canine Strong, Barrington Barks & Behavior, Miss Behavior Training, Greg West Photography (formerly Sit.Stay.Smile Pet Photography), Lisa Boyer DVM, Red Pointy Dog Training, Jody Crotty Soul Level Animal Communicator® & Intuitive, You and Your Dog Training & Services, Kimberly Sarah Photography, No Monkey Business Dog Training, Sandra McCarthy Photography, Good Paws Bakery, K9 KaosSunwater Pet Resort, and Canine Academy, LLC.

Learn more about our Expert Partner’s Program.

Over 2,900 passionate and engaged dog lovers

Join our Golden Dog Community on Facebook

Discuss pet care topics that are important to you in a supportive and welcoming community group on Facebook. Get answers to your important questions from our expert members, including veterinarians, dog trainers, pet store owners, canine fitness experts, pet photographers, animal, communicators, and more!

Our community group is hosted by Traci Bisson, owner/founder of Golden Dog Adventure Co. located in Barrington, NH.

Our Team

Traci Bisson

Owner/Founder/Adventure Guide

As a child, Traci spent most of her time outside. From morning until night, she would play in the woods with friends, build forts, look for animals, and enjoy getting dirty.

Ray Bisson

Adventure Guide/Club Photographer

Ray has a strong love of the outdoors and a keen interest in history. He enjoys camping, biking, skiing and boating with his family, and is an avid photographer.

Kate Sullivan

Lead Adventure Guide

Kate is a licensed foster parent and an active volunteer at her kids’ schools. She enjoys hiking with dogs, loves to run, and has completed three half-marathons.

Diane Morgan

Events Mngr./Adventure Guide

Diane loves to be outdoors enjoying long walks with her two rescues and geocaching, hiking, golfing, and gardening. Prior, she spent 30 years in the event planning field.

Dakota

Adventure Guide Asst.

Dakota is a Collie/Brittany Spaniel mix who has learned new socialization and pack skills by participating in walks. She enjoys sharing all the good smells with other dogs.

Alyssa LaFoe

Adventure Guide

When not working, Alyssa and her service dog Basil, spend lots of time training. They also love participating in dog sports, including dock diving events around New England. 

Ms. Gilly

Adventure Guide Asst.

Ms. Gilly is a Cattle Dog/Shepherd mix who enjoys meeting new dogs on the trail. She also likes to “moderate” interactions between other dogs if she feels they are not getting along.

Marie Rouleau

Adventure Guide

Marie is a nature lover and passionate about the environment and her pups. She enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, skiing, paddle boarding, traveling, and general adventuring. 

Charitable Partner's Program

Annually, we support a New Hampshire pet non-profit by raising funds and creating awareness for their organization.

The program started in 2020 and has helped raise $11,497.44 for our Charitable Partners as well as provide additional exposure to our community of dog lovers. 

2022 Charitable Partners

This year, our community is supporting Mary’s Dogs in Northwood. The Dover Dog Howloween event held in October, in collaboration with Sit.Stay.Smile. Pet Photography, supports Pope Memorial Humane Society annually.

Fundraising Goal for 2022

Our goal for this year is to exceed $10,000 in donations to our Charitable Partner’s Program with the help of our Partners, Members, Community, and Sponsors.

Testimonials

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What programs and events would you like to see in 2022?

We are always thinking and looking ahead as we plan more exciting events for dogs and their people. If you are a member of our community, we invite you to take our 2021 survey and offer your feedback on outings you have attended as well as topic ideas you would like to see offered in the future. 

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