Dog Mascot - Sailor
The 2017 HSOMC dog mascot is Sailor, a 4 year old golden retriever. Sailor was a surprise Christmas gift from Abbie to her husband, Gary. He is very affectionate and protective and is fantastic with their 3 year old son. He also gets along great with other animals and loves a good play with fellow dog friends.
Sailor is not a fan of fetching, but he loves going for a walk, riding in the car, swimming, and chasing rocks at the family lake home in Traverse City. He loves the water so much that getting him out can be a bit of a challenge.
Abbie says that Sailor has brought the entire family closer together and increased their passion for animals. Gary claims that Sailor is the best Christmas present he ever received. It is very heartwarming to know that a beautiful animal can make such a positive difference in the lives of all the family members.