May 3, 2023Hi James and Tina,Just wanted to let you know that we had a good trip home (Lily is an awesome traveler) and she is doing really well. It was obvious the first two days that she really missed her siblings and you guys, but now very bonded to me. She follows me everywhere! A bit of separation anxiety when she can’t see me, but we’ll work on that later. Right now I just feel good that she knows she is safe and happy in her new home. This morning was the first time my two cats ventured out from hiding and they did some nose to nose contact and checked each other out, so pretty sure they will all get along.Thank you both so much for nurturing such a great little puppy. She is a little sweetheart and there is no question that her first few weeks with you were good ones.Take care and I promise to send some photos.Susan GriffinTelluride Colorado (Lilly from the Theo/Brandy litter)
Hi Tina and James,
I wanted to touch base and let you know how Wroofy is doing. He is the BEST DOG ever! He already has made some friends, dogs and humans alike, who love him. He has a fun personality and is quite lively, not to mention very handsome! He is quite the trickster… stealing stuff off our nightstands, or socks from the laundry basket and towels from the oven door and running off with his loot for a lively game of keep-away. He is a character!
He grew fast. I can’t believe he weighed only about 6 lbs when we got him! He’s now 60 lbs (as of two weeks ago). His coat is very much like Shasta’s in color and it’s incredibly soft. Sometimes he looks just like his mom… even sits like her all prim and proper with his back legs nicely tucked under him (speaking of the photo of Shasta on the website). Other times, he looks just like Simba like when he gets up on the sand pile during his walk and looks down. It’s really fun to see both of them in him.
We have some fields by our house so we take him there to walk him off leash every day. He really enjoys his walks. He also likes to sit out in the front yard just to sniff as the breeze springs up. He loves children and has interrupted more than one softball practice at the nearby park, successfully eluding our attempts to catch him. J We discovered early on that he loves white fish (salmon, not so much). He also loves bananas, grapefruit, celery, broccoli, coconut milk, apples, treats, Frosty Paws, cashews, brazil nuts, peanuts, and water. Holy cow. He eats anything in sight so we police him pretty well.
Sometimes he does some gardening for us by preparing areas in the garden for future plants, or he will prune the fruit trees and manicure the other plants. He will even trim the lawn one bite at a time. J Seriously, though, we often comment on the fact that even though he is a typical puppy, he really is a good dog. He is relatively calm, even for a puppy, and does not have any kind of anxiety or bad behaviors. He has eaten a few socks, but he has never chewed our furniture or our shoes. He is the best dog ever.
I just wanted you to know we are happy to have found you. We have also passed along your information (website) to our vet who gave it to another client who was looking for a Golden. The vet asked us for your information, so it’s not just us being proud dog parents. You have done a fantastic job in breeding your dogs and it shows.
I make sure to tell him how happy I am that God picked him just for us. J
Jeanne, John (Demko) and Wroofy Snowshoe
Santa Maria, Ca.
Hello Werner family,
Hope you are all enjoying this holiday season.
Enclosed are two photos of Halia who will turn
one December 28, 2014 we thought you would
enjoy. She is a bundle of love and energy and
we are enjoying her so much. Can’t believer
how fast she has grown. Thank you for breeding
such a beautiful golden with a great disposition.
Halia is a real joy to our family.
The Schulte family/ Westlake Village, Ca.
James & Tina,
Molly is so much a part of us. She goes to our
Big Bear hideaway with us. The yard is totally
fenced. Molly will be two on January 16, 2015.
Thank you for
our special gift….Molly
Jeff and Joanne Fort
Hi James and Tina, It’s been a week already with Hurley and he is doing so well! Loves his kitty brother as you can see in the photo. He had his first week check up and passed with flying colors and will get his next set of shots this week. He has really changed our lives in the last week and added so much happiness to our home. Everyone he meets loves him and he is just so mellow with just the right amount of spunk
(one year later….)
He is gorgeous. I’ve never received so many compliments on a golden before. Just the cutest face and softest fur (still!) and everyone just loves him. He loves being the center of attention but he shares it with the now ten month old baby very well. He always wants to be near the baby and now that the baby is feeding himself finger foods, they are the very best of friends! I so love that they are going to grow up together… We take him everywhere we go ( or at least everywhere that will accept him!) so he’s a dog about town quite often. These are some of my favorite pictures of him with the baby and out and about…everyone compliments and asks about him (we have even had people offer to buy him! He’s our family member!) we tell them about you guys and just rave about you. He’s some of the best advertising you could ask for! Thanks again for giving us such a wonderful gift!
Brian and Courtney Goode/Escondido, Ca.
Hi James and family,
I want to give you an update on our beautiful Daisy girl.
She is such a joy to have. She is very healthy and happy
dog, who is loved very much. She gets to travel to any
softball games and beach trips with us. I want to thank
you for allowing us to make her part of our family.
Thanks, Cathy Acosta
El Centro, Ca.
Hi James ,
Hope that you and your family are doing well.
We are absolutely loving Kona. She is such a sweet
little girl. We get stopped all the time and told how
beautiful and calm she is. As you can see from the
photo she loves her bath time. I also texted you some
photos over the past few months but I am not sure
if you got them. Thank you for raising such beautiful
and healthy puppies. She has brought so much joy
to our son and the rest of the family too! Take care!
Chino Hills, Ca.
We celebrated Ryder’s first birthday today
and we are thinking about all of you! We
have so much fun, so much love, and so much
puppy craziness in the last year! Living in
San Francisco with Ryder has been amazing.
He loves all the parks, beaches, and people
this city has to offer. Ryder is a butthead at
times, but he is so cute that he can get away
with anything. He is like the third child in our
family and my two kids are obsessed with him.
Not only is he super smart, but he actually enjoys
learning new commands and tricks! His favorite
foods are watermelons, yogurt,cream cheese,
peanut butter, and cat food. He will pretty
much eat anything as long as it isn’t a vegetable.
Ryder is definitely a gentle giant; he has the
warmest heart and the softest black button eyes.
People always compliment his beauty when we
go for walks and ask where we got him!
They even assume we comb and manage his golden
coat every day when the truth is that we simply
give him baths when he gets dirty. Believe it or not,
Ryder is also a service dog in training! When he
gets a bit older and more mature he is going to
become a therapeutic dog visiting hospitals and
senior homes. I cannot stress enough how
thankful I am to have come across your website
and your beautiful puppies. Ryder has been a
blessing to our family and he brings smiles to all
of our faces everyday. Please enjoy some photos
of Ryder’s first year of life!
Best wishes, Katarina, Carolyn, and Gabriel
San Francisco, Ca.
Mary and Pete Lee
Just wanted to send you a few updated pictures of our handsome Gunner. He is doing great, and has such a delightful and gentle temperament. He loves the park, the beach, and loves playing with any dog that gives him the chance. We nicknamed him “Monkey” because he is incredibly playful and clumsy growing into his long legs. 🙂
I also wanted to thank you and your wonderful family for raising such amazing and graceful Goldens. The love and care you put into raising your dogs truly shows! Gunner receives compliments almost everyday on his gorgeous looks and sweet personality. People ask all the time where we got him, so we are constantly singing your praises. We can’t imagine life without him, he has brought so much joy into our lives.”
add a Golden Retriever to their lives.”
“James, just wanted to say Thank You to you and your family for opening up your house to us the other night. It was a tough week and seeing your puppies gave us something to look forward to. We all are so excited counting the days until we get Brooklyn. Again thank you for the great experience we are having for our new addition to our family.”
Sincerely , The Neubauer Family.
Hello! I was just thinking about you guys and wanted to give you an update about the puppy I adopted from you during April (I think). His name is Cereal. He was a very light golden and he still is!! (which is what I hoped for because Simba is such a stud) Cereal is 9 months old now and he’s shedding like crazy. His puppy fur is shedding so my black car turned white from his fur. Cereal is very smart! He knows how to close doors, balance treats, “just touch” the treats, shake, beg, down, rollover, heel, weave through legs, stay, sit, leave it, say hi, and ring a bell to go potty outside! He’s so easy to train! He LOVES food and sometimes he could get a little aggressive over his bones. His favorite treats are hotdogs and bacon strips haha! I’ve attached a few photos of him and how he looks currently. He kind of resembles Simba a bit, don’t you think? I hope he does grow up to look just as handsome as Simba!
It’s great to hear from you. When we take Atticus on a walk, we’re always approached by people asking where we got him from, so hopefully some will contact you soon.
I’ve attached a recent picture of Atticus and me on a hike. He’s doing very well. He’s definitely still a puppy, but his size sure doesn’t show it. We continue to have a session with our trainer about every other month just to correct some habits that we see coming up, but he’s been great at learning. Thanks so much again to you and your family! We’ll continue to keep you updated 🙂