Hearts of Gold Calendar

2024 'HEARTS OF GOLD' CALENDAR Submissions for the 2024 calendar
are now open until Saturday, September 30th, 2023.

2024 calendar

Our calendar sales help fund the medical needs of dogs who find their way to our rescue...it may be an 'old school' format, but it's a beautiful way to showcase many of our success stories.

Is your 'Golden Treasures' rescue ready to be a pinup pup? Does your fur friend have a special story to tell? Our scouts are in search of feature-worthy stars to grace the pages of our next calendar! Remember, there are only 12 spots available.
Any GTR ALUMNI (including those who now reside at the Rainbow Bridge), that has not previously been a Pinup Pup, is eligible for submission.

Quality criteria for pinup months:

  • For best results, we need photos at 300 dpi. Photos with the dimension of 2550 X 3300 pixels or larger will meet this criteria.
  • Please submit bright, in-focus pictures that do not pixelate when enlarged to 9” x 12”. (Cameras with less than 8 megapixels, older smartphone cameras, and digitally enhanced files, will generally NOT meet the quality criteria.)
  • The calendar committee will have final say in determining if the quality criteria has been met.
  • Please send your submission photos as a large file attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Only photos received at this email address will be considered.
  • Limit of 4 photos, which may include other pets or family members.
  • Every rescue has a story, so be sure to send your 'Happy Ending'--there is a 175 word limit.
  • If you are submitting professional photos, please include the photographer's information for copyright protection.
  • Photos may be cropped or edited by the graphics editor, if necessary, for the purpose of featuring the dogs as opposed to their surroundings.
  • Photos that cannot be enlarged successfully may be used throughout the calendar.

We are also accepting photos for the following calendar pages:

  • Special Interest ~ Our unexpected litter of pups. If you became an adopter of one of these golden nuggets, please send us an adoption photo and a brief update of their life!
  • Thumbnails ~ Smaller photos we use to fill the blank spots on the calendar pages. Closeups work well for these.
  • The Rainbow Bridge ~ You can help defray the printing cost of the calendar (32 pages in a 9X12 format) by memorializing your special pet on our Rainbow Bridge page with a $25 donation. If interested, please email a picture, a short tribute and the pet's name, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    Payment instructions will be sent once we receive your memorial submission. Accepted payments are through PayPal, Venmo or check