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We Southerners love our potlucks, family picnics, and ball games, and here at Southern Water Dogs, we’re no different. You’ll often find us volunteering in the community, building friendships over a glass of tea, and developing partnerships with local businesses.

We hope you’ll join in the fun with us and our pups at the events featured below. See you soon, furiendz!

It's the most wonderful time for a beer

December 17, 2023

2023 Christmas Paw-ty!

Please join us at Mills River Brewery from 6-8pm. Bring a small gift from your pup to exchange with another pup! This is an RSVP event. Please send us an email, text, or submit the contact form here on the website to RSVP. Can’t wait!

Therapy dog

November 8, 2023

Therapy Dog Certification

We’re partnering with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs to certify qualified pups to become therapy dogs! We’re preparing a 2024 schedule of therapy visits, and would love to add your business or medical facility to our calendar. 

Gala's puppies went home!

October 7, 2023

Gala's Puppy Pickup Weekend

It’s time for Gala’s pups to go home to their new families, plus, join us in celebrating Gala’s retirement to her forever home!

September 1, 2023

Bikes for Kids Cycling Event

Southern Water Dogs is partnering with Tempo Cyclisme Cycling to donate 70+ children’s bikes to families in need this Christmas season. 

Dog kisses for charity

July 23, 2023

Pup-Up Shop

Just us at Mills River Brewery where Finn will give kisses for donations toward the Blue Ridge Humane Society. Pick up some awesome SWD merchandise while you’re there.

May 23 through July 23, 2023

Swimming & Dock Diving Lessons

Southern Water Dogs will rent the pool at Kabler School for Dogs and teach intro to swimming and dock diving classes weekly.

May 21, 2023

Carolina Dock Diving Competition

Beau will be competing in the Carolina Dock Diving event and he hopes to improve his distance! New and experienced dock divers are invited to dive!

May 9, 2023

Walk at Fletcher Park

Join us for a walk with our dogs around Fletcher Park where the creeks are perfect for introducing your dog to water.

April 30 through May 18, 2023

AKC Good Citizen Class

Sign up to participate with us in the AKC Good Citizen training class, organized by the Hendersonville Kennel Club.

March 26, 2023

Walk at Mills River Park

With the warm Spring weather, join us for a walk around Mills River Park’s dog-friendly trails.

Bingo night at Mills River Brewery

February 27, 2023

Mills River Brewery Bingo night

SWD takes on Bingo Night. Moshe invited his friends (human and fur friends) to join him for bingo and yummy food!

5k event photo

Feb 15, 2023

Mills River Brewery 5k

Southern Water Dogs is a sponsor for the first annual 5k and 1-mile fun run at Mills River Brewery. Sign up to participate, or simply come and visit to purchase our new SWD swag!

AKC Golden Retriever


Violet is a stunning light colored golden with a gorgeous coat! She is extraordinarily intelligent and consistently seeks your approval and direction. Violet has a way of staring deep into your eyes as if she can read your mind. She is a petite golden with slender composition and elegant stature. Violet is quite the lady, and is lovingly attached to her guardian family, where she lives with them at the beach. 

Health Report

  • DOB- June 13, 2021
  • AKC Registered SS27358403
  • Sire: Double K Saprky
  • Dam: Krystal Kath Alena
  • Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear
  • PRCD-PRA: Clear
  • GR-PRA 1: Clear
  • GR-PRA 2: Clear
  • Ichthyosis 1 (dandruff): Clear
  • Ichthyosis 2 (dandruff): Clear
  • NCL 5: Clear
  • OFA Hips: Good
  • OFA Elbows: Normal
  • OFA Cardiac: Normal