Lake Dogs 2017

By Holly Leitner

Our popular Lake Dogs portfolio returns for its fourth consecutive year with a fun, frolicking look at some of the pups who call Geneva Lake home. In the next eight pages, you’ll see the pure joy that lake living brings to all types of breeds — whether it’s Boomer, a Llewellin setter galloping through the surf or Cash, a four-year-old Labrador retriever fetching his favorite Frisbee from the lake.

It’s apparent from these photographs that our love of Geneva Lake is amplified twenty-fold by these blissfully happy pups, and we’re “paws-itive” each will bring a smile to your face.

We’ve supplemented our selection of lake dogs, with two pups from the Lakeland Animal Shelter. We’re hoping this added publicity results in forever homes for them.

Sydney
BREED: Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix (Rescue)
AGE: 5
FAMILY: Steve Reno
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: The front of the boat while cruising on the lake.
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Jumping off the pier and swimming.
PET PEEVE: Pillows on beds (she pushes them to the floor when nobody is looking). 
Buddy
BREED: Golden Retriever
AGE: 4
FAMILY: Chet and Kristen Wilson
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: The water! He will get right in as soon as he is near it. He also loves boat rides and will hop into the boat after he swims. He hangs out there until there’s another ride or he’s ready for another swim.
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Swimming and riding in the golf cart down to the lake to swim. He has the biggest smile on his face when he is riding in the golf cart!
PET PEEVE: Flies and bees. He will scurry away and take cover under a chair or someone’s leg to hide from them.
Packer
BREED: Golden Retriever
AGE: 4
FAMILY: Glen and Joan Iversen
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: The piers and shoreline at Oak Shores subdivision.
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Retrieving floatable rubber toys and sticks thrown in the water.
PET PEEVE: Being left behind. If family members go down to the lake without him, he will sulk and watch anxiously for their return.
Maya
BREED: Golden Retriever
AGE: 3
FAMILY: Chip and Barb Howell
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Anywhere along the Shore Path she can meet other dogs and people.
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Playing with other dogs, so she’s completely covered in wet sand.
PET PEEVE: When she can’t spend hours chasing and retrieving her favorite ball.
Lady Shillelagh
BREED: Irish Setter
AGE: 10
FAMILY: Cord Kirchhoefer
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Black Point
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Listening to Pat Hughes and John Wiedeman call Cubs and Blackhawks games on the radio
PET PEEVE: Peas
Riley
BREED: Golden Retriever
AGE: 16
FAMILY: Vic and Carolyn Grace
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Taking walks by Reid Park and greeting people, especially kids. He loves giving kisses.
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: On the boat and stopping in Williams Bay for a quick walk.
PET PEEVE: Having to wait around while mom and dad talk to people when we are walking.
Mackenzie - Available for Adoption!
BREED: Bull Terrier
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Lake Geneva
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Wading
PET PEEVE: Other dogs
Guinness
BREED: Labrador Retriever
AGE: 12
FAMILY: Kevin and Elizabeth Clarke
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Linn Pier
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Swimming after balls (or ducks).
PET PEEVE: When we leave him at home to go on the boat.
Gordy
BREED: Miniature Goldendoodle
AGE: 7
FAMILY: Jordan & Katelyn Pringle
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Rainbow Point
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Swimming
PET PEEVE: When nobody throws his toy into the lake for him to retrieve.
Boomer
BREED: Llewellin Setter
AGE:1
FAMILY: Herbie, Lilly, Abby, Gavin, and Isabella
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Lake Como Boat Launch
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Splashing around with the kids.
PET PEEVE: When his family is outside the house and he is not. When somebody is on the phone. Having to share his family with the two cats. Anything that flies, flutters, flashes, flickers, flops, and hops.
Jewlee - Available for Adoption!
BREED: Pomeranian/Miniature Pinscher
AGE: 11
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Lake Geneva
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Running!
PET PEEVE: Nothing!
Toby
BREED: Labrador Retriever
FAMILY: Chris and John Strong
AGES: Toby is 10, and has been swimming in Geneva Lake since he was 6 months old.
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Williams Bay lakefront.
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Fetching the Frisbees that our owners throw into the lake.
PET PEEVE: Ducks that chase us instead of us chasing the ducks!
Cash
BREED: Labrador Retriever
FAMILY: Chris and John Strong
AGES: Cash is 4, and has been swimming in Geneva Lake since he was 3 months old.
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Williams Bay lakefront.
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Fetching the Frisbees that our owners throw into the lake.
PET PEEVE: Ducks that chase us instead of us chasing the ducks!
Finley
BREED: Golden Retriever
AGE: 8
FAMILY: Candy Kirchberg
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: The Lake
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Launching into the water/ dock diving. He does it with such gusto!
PET PEEVE: When only one ball is thrown he waits for the second one to hit the water before he’ll jump in. He can count.
Bauer
BREED: English Cream Golden Retriever
AGE: 3
FAMILY: The Moorhouse Family
FAVORITE LAKE PLACE: Bauer loves all the people and activity down at Gordy’s on Fontana’s lakefront. Everyone seems to know his name and his whole body shakes with excitement when he greets people. He walks out our front door and straight down Third Avenue to his happy place. He usually takes a quick swim by the surf shack after a walk.
FAVORITE LAKE ACTIVITY: Jumping off the boat while anchoring in Williams Bay … although, jumping and swimming anywhere in the lake works for him!
PET PEEVE: Not being on the boat

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