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 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.
We are grateful to our Corporate Partners for their ongoing support, including Friendly Pets Pet Stores, Pet Supplies Plus in Somersworth, Mary’s Dogs Rescue & Adoption, Mall at Fox Run, and Woofmeow Family Pet Center.
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, Sunwater Pet Resort, NH Coalition for the Support of Service Dogs, and Happiness 4 Dogs, LLC.
Learn more about our Expert Partner’s Program.
Over 3,100 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.
Charitable Partner's Program
Annually, we support several local charities by helping to raise funds and create awareness of their causes.
Since our program was established in 2019, with the assistance of our members, partners, sponsors, and community, we have donated $21,119 (not including goods/services) to local pet charities.
We invite NH-based pet nonprofits, who subscribe to our Core Beliefs and Values, to apply to our Charitable Partner’s Program.
This program is newly revised for 2023 in an effort to offer additional assistance to nonprofits to maximize their fundraising efforts. Charities that receive support in 2023, must wait 1 year before reapplying.
Fundraising Goal for 2023
Our goal for this year is to exceed $12,000 in donations to our Charitable Partner’s Program with the help of our Partners, Members, Community, and Sponsors.