Dogs stars of AOL. Dogs are well-known for not only being man\u2019s best friend, but also a faithful lifelong companion. At AOL we not only love the outdoors, but we love dogs as well! It\u2019s great fun to watch our furry friends play on our artificial lawns, walk through our picturesque outdoor areas, and even splash about in our pools. In fact, we love dogs so much here at AOL that we decided to dedicate a series of blogs to our favourite animals! \u2018Dog Stars of AOL\u2019 will focus on introducing you to the cute puppers and doggos from our AOL TV shoots. We\u2019ll get valuable insights from their owners as well as first person accounts from our office staff about what it was like to be around such lovely pups. After all, every dog deserves to be the centre of attention. Today\u2019s star is\u2026 Hamish the Golden Retriever! Owner: Mary Moloney \u2013 Executive Assistant. Golden Retrievers were initially bred to retrieve game during hunting and shooting parties, but over time they have become more popular as a family pet. Their friendly demeanour and love of making friends makes them great around kids, and their bubbly personality means they\u2019re great around both strangers and other dogs. Their trusting and gentle disposition means they probably wouldn\u2019t be good at keeping intruders away, but at least they\u2019ll distract any burglars by licking them to death! Hamish made himself at home instantly. As soon as he visited the office he began making friends with as many people as possible. Every time someone new walked in, he would rush over to them with a huge grin on his face and welcome them into the office. Licks and tail wags were the theme of the morning, and some lucky staff members were even able to participate in a game of \u2018tug of war\u2019 using Hamish\u2019s teddy bear! Of course, being a Golden Retriever, Hamish was more than happy to head outside and get to work on some photo opportunities. The Australian Outdoor Living display centre was transformed into a puppy playground for the morning, and Hamish made sure he explored every inch of it. He frolicked on our artificial lawn, relaxed in the shade of our pergolas and outdoor blinds, and even decided to jump in the pool for a quick dip! After all that excitement Hamish enjoyed a quick lie down at Mary\u2019s desk before being whisked off home. What we loved about Hamish\u2026 \u201cOur big, loveable golden boy, Hamish, will be celebrating his first birthday later on this month. He never fails to brighten up our day with his big smile, endless affection, and waggly tail. He is a social butterfly and makes new doggo friends everywhere he goes! When he\u2019s not hanging out with his dog friends he absolutely loves getting in the water\u2026 So we weren\u2019t really that surprised when he dove right into one of our display pools! Hamish is an all-round happy guy who will steal your socks and your heart. He had the best time hanging out in the AOL office and\u00a0can\u2019t wait to come back!\u201d \u2013 Mary Moloney, owner and Executive Assistant \u201cHamish was one of the friendliest \u2013 and bubbliest \u2013 dogs I\u2019ve ever seen. He bounced around from one person to another! He was so spontaneous and excited\u2026 He gave me the feeling that as he bolted around the office he was thinking \u2018What is going on? Why am I getting so much attention?\u2019 He was a truly amazing dog and I loved his energy!\u201d \u2013 Paul Leong, SEO Specialist. Hamish, looking even cuter still. \u201cHamish\u2019s guest appearance made for a very different Friday in the Australian Outdoor Living office! He was very energetic and spent most of his time bouncing around the office and searching for pats and playmates. Hamish is a welcome visitor any time!\u201d \u2013 Alexandra Hand, National Brand Manager. \u201cHamish is a goofy, lovable ball of fluff. With his cheeky and playful personality he is an endless source of entertainment and laughs around the office!\u201d \u2013 Holly Soininen, Graphic Designer. \u201cEvery dog I see quickly becomes my favourite dog, and Hamish was no exception. His beautiful personality and loveable grin really made the office brighter. He and his teddy bear are welcome back whenever they want!\u201d \u2013 Anthony Cochrane, Content Writer. What do you think? Do you have a Golden Retriever or a dog that loves their teddy bear? Tell us about your furry friend! Read here to learn more about the dogs of AOL. Australian Outdoor Living\u00a0is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including: \tOutdoor blinds \tArtificial grass \tRoller shutters \tConcrete\u00a0and\u00a0fibreglass\u00a0swimming pools \tCarports \tTimber decking \tPergolas, verandah and patios Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.