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Hopelessly Romantic Golden Retriever Falls In Love With The Girl Next Door

Written by: Stephanie Maguire
Stephanie Maguire is a writer for She loves animals so much that she started her own pet-sitting business in 2017, and goes out of her way to point-out and pet every single dog she sees.Read more
| Published on November 30, 2022

When a Golden Retriever and a Rodeshian Ridgeback in neighboring houses fell in love, not even a fence could keep them apart. The pair of pups visited each other every single day, and even shared and exchanged toys across the divide.

So after this went on for a while, their families finally decided to arrange some “fence-free” playdates, and their friendship is simply the sweetest to see.


How It All Started

Pax’s parents started to notice a pattern. Every time they let their sweet boy outside, he would head straight for a specific spot along their fenceline. That’s where he would stand so he could longingly stare at their neighbor’s back door. Why? Because that’s where he would wait for the girl next door.

Even their neighbors started to notice Pax’s preoccupation with their pup. They often spotted him searching for Penny, and they would even send Pax’s parents pictures of him gazing into their yard. Luckily for the love sick pup, the feelings were mutual. Penny, the Ridgeback next door, also had an affinity for the gorgeous Golden Retriever.


In fact, Pax is one of the only reasons Penny was willing to face her fear of snow. After the pups’ backyards were blanketed with quite a few inches of snow, Penny and Pax were separated for a whole week. She was simply too scared to scamper out in the snow. But it wasn’t long before love won over fear. Once a path was shoveled, and she saw Pax’s pretty face waiting for her, Penny was finally willing to dash out into the snow to say hello to her best friend.

Soon after that, the pair was back to greeting each other every morning, and sharing toys across the fence. So the next step was naturally to arrange some “official” playdates for the pups, without a fence between them. And they went exactly as well as their parents had hoped!

“They just get along so well, that we felt like we couldn’t keep them apart,” said Pax’s mom.


They covered each other in kisses, were matched with their play style, and it was obvious they both loved each other very much. It was a match made in puppy heaven, and it’s one of the best love stories we’ve ever seen. 

You can check-out the heartwarming video of their love story, below. And, if you can’t get enough of this cute canine couple, you can keep-up with them via Pax’s Instagram Page.

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