The GRCA provides puppy referral as a convenience to puppy buyers to find out about breeders who are GRCA members and their litters. GRCA takes no responsibility whatsoever for any puppies/dogs that you may acquire through GRCA puppy referral. GRCA is not responsible for any breeder’s sale practices and sales contracts, nor will GRCA be involved in any manner in contract disputes between puppy buyers and breeders. Availability of puppies and conditions of sale are at the sole discretion of the individual breeder. Buyers are encouraged to read ACQUIRING A GOLDEN RETRIEVER, as found on the grca.org website, for general information about obtaining a puppy, to take as much time as necessary to locate a reputable breeder from whom they feel comfortable purchasing a puppy, and to investigate breeders and their puppies thoroughly before committing to a purchase. You are not obligated to purchase a puppy from the breeders whose names you obtain from GRCA puppy referral.
Thank you in advance for completing the following questionnaire. It’s lengthy because we take puppy placement seriously. Not every type of dog is a match for every type of home.
Your accurate communication on this questionnaire is essential. There are no right or wrong answers, only honest communication. We select pups based on owner input and consideration. This process is designed for us to get to know the kind of home you’ll likely provide for your puppy as well as the kind of puppy that will best suit your needs. For example, a high drive field bred pup that wants to fetch birds all day long should only go to a hunting or performance home. Likewise, a family with special needs may need a pup with an easy-going temperament.
The wonderful qualities of a Golden Retriever also make them exceptional family dogs. Our children were raised with Golden Retrievers and we understand the special contribution they make to a family.
After reviewing your inquiry, we’ll schedule a time to speak by phone or meet in person. Once an application is accepted, you will receive a reservation contract. A puppy is only reserved with a signed reservation contract and deposit in place.
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