Whether you’re a current or prospective Golden Retriever owner, our goal is to provide you with valuable resources and guidance to ensure the well-being and happiness of your furry companion. From responsible breeding practices to effective grooming techniques and the rewarding experience of adoption, we’ve curated a collection of resources to support you on your journey.

Educational Links

About Golden Retrievers

Selecting a Golden Retriever could be a decision you will live with for the next 10 to 15 years. 

We are pleased to provide valuable information about Golden Retriever puppies through our booklet called “All the Poop On Puppies.” This resource covers essential topics to help you make informed decisions about bringing a Golden Retriever into your life.

Essential Topics:

  • Is the Golden Retriever the Right Dog for You?
  • Puppy or Adult?
  • Health Considerations
  • Selecting a Reputable Breeder
  • Owning a Golden Retriever
  • References

Find a Puppy

If you are considering adoption, there are a few options available to find a Golden Retriever:

  1. Golden Retriever Rescue Organizations: They can provide information about available puppies and guide you through the adoption process.
  2. PVGRC’s Puppy Referral Service: Reach out to PVGRC’s Puppy Referral Service at They can provide details about upcoming litters listed by PVGRC members.

Please note that PVGRC does not maintain a list of members who are breeders.

Important Adoption Considerations

When searching for a Golden Retriever puppy, it’s essential to be aware of the following factors:

Waiting Periods

Responsible breeders often have their puppies spoken for well in advance and require new families to join a wait list.

AKC Registration

"AKC registered" Golden Retriever puppies only confirm the breed heritage. It does not guarantee health, temperament, or breeding quality. When considering a puppy, carefully evaluate the breeding environment and conditions.

Breeder Selection

Review the breeder selection section in "All the Poop On Puppies" for guidance on choosing a reputable breeder. This will help ensure you find a well-bred Golden Retriever.

Financial & Ongoing Responsibilities

Owning a dog entails a significant investment. Apart from the initial purchase price, you should consider the costs of feeding, training, and maintaining your dog's health and well-being throughout their life.

Grooming Golden Retrievers

Shared with permission from Morningsage Goldens, Joanne Lastoka Jan. 18, 2001

Breeding Dogs

Responsible Breeders

Breeding a dog is a decision NOT to be made lightly. Give careful thought before taking such a serious step!

Find a Club

For information and help with making your decisions, contact your local breed club.

Helpful Reading

The GRCA's publication, “Acquiring A Golden Retriever,” contains a thoughtful chapter, “Breeding your Golden Retriever."