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Welcome to GaetaCreek Labradors !!

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Our new vision and direction
~ * Pet Therapy * ~


"New Photos"

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imageimageWelcome to Labrador Land! The home of GaetaCreek Labradors and Our Dream come True!! We have been Truly Blessed !!! We are Hobby  Breeders located in Ridge Long Island, New York 11961. Approx 1 hour from NYC. We have all three colors, striving for great temperament and good retrieving instincts. All of our dogs are OFA certified and Optigen tested to keep our bloodlinesimage healthy and strong. Our championship  bloodlines include: Sandylands, Dickendall, and Lobuff. Please take a look at "Brodie" (or here)...he has been an influential part of our breeding program. We are now proud to announce our new import from Finland, to enhance our breeding program. You can see him under our boys page, click on "Josh". We are also members of the National Labrador Retriever Club. We attend training classes imagetwice a week and travel to many shows to keep our dogs well behaved and our breeding stock evaluated. We do have occasional litters, so contact us if your looking for that special puppy. It is our job to carefully select where each and every puppy is placed. We hope to see everyone at the shows, or come visit us. You're welcome to come and see our unique kennels and training facilities. Our Labradors are our friends first and foremost! So, we hope you find the joy we have found in sharing our home, lives and love with our Labradors!!! Thanks for visiting GaetaCreek Labradors and we hope you enjoy your visit!!!

Sincerely yours,
Frank & Gina Gaeta
GaetaCreek Labradors

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Our Best Friend, Aspen
November 11, 1998 - October 3, 2011

 

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In Aspens Honor
"You are the most special person in your dogs life; his world revolves around you.  You will have, ready at all times, a playmate and companion, guardian and friend.  Selecting, raising and training a wonderful dog will increase the quality of your life.  It is not without cost, nothing worth anything is.

You will invest yourself, your time, your energy and your heart, and your dog will reward you tenfold.  May you find the love, joy and challenge we have with man's best friend."   

- Brian Killcommons

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Boarding is available to the Labrador Retrievers born and raised at Gaetacreek !!

"We Are Making A Difference"

A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old)

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.'

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!
Our time is so short. Make the most of every moment.

 

A PET'S TEN COMMANDMENTS........


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters. Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!

 

All Creatures Great And Small,
The Lord God Made Them All!!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by !!!
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