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.
We are fortunate to have an expansive network of Corporate, Expert, and Charitable Partners who support our mission and vision.
Learn about our Corporate Partner’s Program.
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 Kaos, Pet Wants Portsmouth, Sunwater 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.
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.
Adventure Guide/Club Photographer
Lead Adventure Guide
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.
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.
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.
Adventure Guide Asst.
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.
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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.