Find a Golden Retriever Puppy

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

Adoption Options

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.