Smiley was a dwarf Golden Retriever born without eyes in a puppy mill in Canada. He was rescued by his Mom Joanne at age 2 and spent his life spreading his message of 'SEEING WITH YOUR HEART'. He did this by working as a St John ambulance therapy dog and also with children listening to them read.

Smiley was loved by thousands of people around the world and they all shared his family's grief when he recently passed away. Smiley's family wanted to create a place that served as a legacy for Smiley and helped to continue to spread his message and help others cope with the grief of losing a beloved pet.

You can join that legacy by providing financial support to build the statue, making a single donation or shopping our merchandise. Or you can follow us on social media for any support you might need in your time of grief over losing a beloved pet.


For the Love of Smiley


The process of designing Smiley's statue has begun! Lena Toritch - (Salt Lake City, Utah) the sculptor we have chosen to create Smiley’s likeness has completed the sketches. It is a glimpse into the process of Smiley’s resurrection in bronze.  She wants to create something for us to feel, and to hug. His paw will forever be waiting for anyone to shake.



Smiley has made the world much smaller by creating a community of people who were inspired by his love for all, and the ability to make us smile even in the darkest times. We would love for you to join us on a special journey of Smiley's Legacy.

Our first mission is to have a bronze statue of Smiley in our town so that he is never forgotten, and can continue to teach others his life lessons. We would love for you to be part of this, and to feel this statue belongs to you as well because Smiley belonged to the world.

By becoming a Patron of 'For the Love of Smiley' you will initially be able to watch behind-the-scenes of the sculpting and production of the statue. You'll have access to special Patron-Only content and will be able to purchase exclusive, limited edition merchandise to help us raise more funds. You will also receive a special Smiley postcard in the mail.

Once the status is built, we hope you will continue to support us and we will use the monthly funds to assist with other special-needs dogs, and to fund educational projects for kids using Smiley's life-lessons.

You can choose to pay as much, or as little, as you wish to support us and there are special rewards for $1+ and $5+ pledges.

If you're able to make a PayPal donation we would be very grateful and it will help us build Smiley's statue to allow him to continue to spread his message of love and carry on supporting young children to read.



We are growing our collection of merchandise for sale but for now you can purchase the 'Smiley A Journey of Love' book on Amazon or a beautiful adjustable 'Seeing With Your Heart' bracelet.


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