Owners of Go Fetch include Bryer Pingel, not pictured, and Bre Krueger — both of whom say they are serious dog-lovers. Above, Krueger hugs her furry family members Dizzi, Badger, Reddi and Amber, all of whom are golden retrievers.
Owners of Go Fetch include Bryer Pingel, not pictured, and Bre Krueger — both of whom say they are serious dog-lovers. Above, Krueger hugs her furry family members Dizzi, Badger, Reddi and Amber, all of whom are golden retrievers.

   Going the extra mile for a dog?

   That’s just common sense to Bre Krueger and Bryer Pingel, owners of Go Fetch, which offers “doggy daycare” and more.

   Take, for example, the time they went well out of their way to save a dog on a cold December day in 2016.

   “A dog owner from Neenah approach us because her dog ran away and was spotted in Winneconne,” said Krueger, who operates Go Fetch with Pingel in Winneconne. “That December was extremely cold and the temperatures at night would get down to the negatives without the wind chill and this dog had very, very short, pit bull-like hair.”

   They could have simply offered to keep an eye out for the pup, yet chose to do much more ...

   “It took a couple of days but finally one night at around 2 a.m. the cops gave us a call,” Pingel said of the dog being found. “She was so sweet and scared, but so happy to get in our car ... The next day, we got a hold of her owners and they were all reunited. It was the best feeling ever.”

   Not every encounter with a dog will be that dramatic, but Krueger believes it’s important to provide good care for canines.

   That’s the attitude she and Pingel have brought to their business, Go Fetch, since opening it years ago in Winneconne.

   It’s also the attitude they plan to bring to Ripon when they open a second branch of the shop at 1129 W. Fond du Lac St.

   Next month, Go Fetch will open in the same building as Animal House Feed Co.

Read the full story in the Jan. 25, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.