Hundreds of Golden Retrievers Gather in Golden, Colorado for Annual Celebration

A rare sighting occurred near the mountains of Colorado this weekend – hundreds and hundreds of golden retrievers.

The City of Golden held its annual Goldens in Golden event on Saturday, inviting golden retrievers and their human parents for a massive celebration.

The annual event, which is meant to celebrate “those popular pooches with lots of fun, fanfare, fluff and photo ops,” went on hiatus during the pandemic and returned in full swing this year.

Event organizers told CBS4 of Denver they estimated that over 2,000 golden retrievers attended, which may even be an unofficial record for the largest gathering.

Golden is a former mining town that sits in the foothills of the Rock Mountains about 20 miles west of Denver. It is home to the Colorado School of Mines, the Coors Brewery and an arched “Welcome to Golden” sign, where hundreds of puppies gathered and posed for a photo Saturday.

Local businesses would also have had fun and offered “hot dogs” and pupcakes. Some hotels even offered pet-friendly packages. The event organizers also gave away free “Pup Cup” treats.

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The event coincides with International Golden Retrievers Day, which takes place on February 3 every year.

Golden Retrievers are still one of the best dog breeds in the United States. according to the American Kennel Club.

This story was reported from Detroit.