Reserving a puppy

Of course, now the FUN begins!  How do you actually get to be assured that you can be a Forever Family of one of our beautiful  puppies?  Before a litter is born, we accept reservations for both males and females.  Once the puppies arrive, if there are more reservations than puppies available, you would have the option of switching gender if there were any unspoken for, transferring your deposit to a future litter (price my vary), or a full refund.

Reserve your new
Companion Now! 

Making a Deposit

Once you've filled out our request form, a NON-REFUNDABLE* deposit of $500 will hold your puppy.  The deposit will be applied towards the full purchase price of your puppy.  Puppies are picked in order that the deposits are received (IN HAND).  You must choose whether you want a male or female at the time you make your deposit.  It pays to get your deposit in early!  Some even put deposits in before a breeding! 

We accept Deposits via Paypal, Cashier's Check, Postal Money Order, or Cash if you prefer to deliver the deposit in person.

* Click on the "Reserve your new Companion Now!" button in the section above to find the our Purchase Agreement.  Within the purchase agreement, you'll see the exceptions to this.

Paying for your Puppy

​The price of the puppy depends on the litter.  The full payment of your puppy (including any delivery fees) will be due at the time your puppy reaches 6 weeks of age. 

We accept final payments via Cashier's Check or Postal Money Order before you pick up your pup. Or if you prefer to pay your balance at the time of pick up (in person) we ONLY accept Cash at that time. (PAYPAL IS ACCEPTED FOR ADDITONAL PAYMENTS, BUT WE DO NOT COVER THE FEE FOR THESE.)

Preparing for your new companion

After receiving your puppy request form, purchase agreement, & deposit, we'll send you an extensive guide to help you prepare for, care for, & raise your new golden retriever companion! This will include suggested items to have before you take your puppy home, food/vitamins/treats/toys recommendations, grooming/exercise recommendations, training tips & recommended books/videos, potty/crate training, what preventative vaccines & meds we recommend discussing with your vet, & some help identifying certain medical concerns (especially while young & during transition to new home).​​​​​​​​​​​

Choosing your puppy

​We want you to get your perfect new companion, but we just ask that you call first and make an appointment so we can make sure we have plenty of time to spend answering your questions and making you feel at home.

Families are welcome to come visit the puppies as early as 3 weeks to start holding them and socializing with them.  And then Individual puppies may be "chosen" at 7 weeks of age when personalities and physical traits become more apparent, when the puppy considered "neurologically complete," and it has the brain of an adult dog.  If you are interested in upgrading to "first pick" for an additional charge, please ask if it is still available for either Male or Female.  After that, picking order is determined by order of reservations.  

If you are unable to make a trip at this time, many families choose from afar as we can send you a few different pictures/videos and tell you a little about each of the puppies personalities for you to choose from.

The Big Day!!

It’s the most exciting moment isn’t it? The day you get to bring your puppy home.
It isn’t surprising we all want that day to come as soon as possible, but there are various factors that we carefully consider, in order to do the best for your puppy.  

You may pick up your new companion once he/she has reached 8 weeks old.  

We want what's best for our puppies and we know that this will affect all aspects of their early life in a positive way.  Therefore, we are very strict about keeping them here with their mother and siblings until then to prevent the phenomenon is known as “littermate syndrome”

Your puppy will be sent home with a toy with scent of mom and litter mates, a few NuVet daily vitamins,
a small bag of Life’s Abundance Premium All Stage Dog Food, and a “Puppy Folder” complete with all follow up paperwork including AKC Registration Form, Microchip Registration Information, Vet Record, Puppy Culture's "Puppy Fitness" Booklet with age-appropriate exercise guidelines, and etc.  

And your puppy will be freshly groomed (bathed, brushed & clipped) prior to your arrival!​​

Driving HOME WITH Your Puppy

When picking up a pup it is good to have a crate and/or a laundry basket, an old towel, leash, collar, food and water bowl, a small water bottle, zip lock bags, paper towels, and wet wipes.  They will have been on a few car rides with us, but unfortunately we don’t get to go for hours at a time, so there is a chance for car sickness. We will retain from feeding them a few hours before they are picked up to decrease the risk, but the wet wipes are nice if your pup happens to get car sick. As a new puppy owner, we ask that you to be responsible and pick up after your dog should he/she stool while in a public area. Your pup will need a leash & proper-fitting collar so it can potty safely on the way home.  A laundry basket is good if your traveling home with one or more young passengers that may want to interact with the pup.  The laundry basket allows some level of containment but allows easier interaction than a crate.

Flying Home With Your Puppy

 We have had great success with puppies flying in cabin as a carry on. ​Make sure your airline has approved you carrying your pup on the airlines. Some airlines require a health certificate, please check to be sure if you will need this document so that we can  get it while at their final vet check. The airlines treat your puppy sort of like a laptop; they must be "stowed" in an airline-approved carrier under the seat (during take-off & landing.) They are free to sit on your lap during flight! We’d recommend an airline-approved soft structured duffle bag / backpack type carrier; there are a ton of good ones to choose from.  We can send you a couple pics of some that others have chose to use in the past.

We recommend looking into your airlines policy on how much food you can carry on etc. so you don’t have to just throw away what we give you if it’s more than you are allowed to fly with on board. We can divide it into a couple bags so you can put some in your checked bag and have some in your carry on.  We will have prepared your puppy with sound socialization to prevent them from stressing over the airport and airplane noises, but we’ll send you with a small bottle of Adaptil (basically momma’s hormones in a bottle) to spray on your carrier/toys a before the flight to help with any transition/anxiety they may encounter. It is nice to have a small dish for food and water for delays/layovers.  You should also bring a small bottle of water, toys, and some ziplock bags, leash, collar, wet wipes, & some potty pads (to potty your pup if you are between flights and don’t have time to go outside & for stool pick up.)  Remember to keep your puppy hydrated; they can live without food for a good stretch to prevent air/car sickness. We’d recommend pottying your puppy just before the flight, and try and withhold food/treats at least 3 hours before flight. Wet wipes can be helpful if your puppy does happen to have an accident or gets airsick. It is a good idea to read For Those Driving HOME with their Pup to get suggestions for supplies to have on hand for driving home from the airport. ​

flying your puppy to you

We don't recommend transporting pups by cargo because of the stress and anxiety it may cause.  If you aren't able to come here to pick up your puppy, we can arrange for a flight nanny to personally transport your puppy to you by plane anywhere in the U.S. 

We'll prepare your pup in an airline-approved carrier that you want her to use, and then she'll fly here, pick up your puppy, and then fly to the airport of your choice! 

Be assurred that your pup would be treated as if it were hers; she is a total animal lover!  She furnishes the "just in case" wipes and pads, and we will supply the Adaptil Spray (basically mom's hormones in a bottle) & treats. Your puppy will always feel safe and comforted. She will hold your puppy during the entire flight (except during take-off & landing when they are reqired to be "stowed" in an airline-approved carrier under the seat.) And she'll meet you at a specified location within the airport of your choice (usually the baggage claim area.) and hand you your puppy!

She charges $600 to meet you at any airport in the U.S.  She resides in the Charlotte, NC area., so if she meets you there, she only charges $350. References supplied upon request.