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Indiana dog grabs local and national attention this Christmas

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 21:30:35-05

If you've found yourself in a deep spiral on the Instagram explore page - you're sure to have come across this Indianapolis Golden Retriever.

Garth, widely known as "Garth the Golden," is a local celebrity with over 113 thousand followers on Instagram.

And for the past couple of weeks, he's been letting his fans know he's ready for some gifts - or some snow.

"Garth loves the snow," Abby Dorsett, Garth's 'momager,' said. "... he frankly loves all things involving water."

Unfortunately, Indianapolis hasn't received any snow on this first day of winter. Which probably explains why Dorsett let Garth open an early Christmas present in the video above.

The Instagram famous pup only wants four things this Christmas (all his favorites): pizza, dirty socks, another furry friend and for his parents to be "stay-at-home-dog pawrents."

Garth and his family live on the north side of Indianapolis. They enjoy walks around Broad Ripple where they usually get stopped.

"Generally when my fiancé and I are walking him around the Broad Ripple Farmers market in the summer, at least one or two people stop and ask, 'is this Garth the Golden?'," Dorsett said.

Garth is a two and a-half-year-old Hoosier, as he was born in Frankton, Indiana.

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