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OUR PROCESS

STEP 1

Fill out Puppy Application, and we will connect back with you.

We love our puppies and want to find the best homes for them. If you are interested in any of our puppies, we will ask you first to please fill out our puppy application.  After we receive it and review the information, we will contact you.  We have created this questionnaire because we want the best match for you and your puppy.  We feel it important for us to know as much about you and your lifestyle as we can.  After determining that you will be a good fit for one of our puppies, we will put you on the email list to update you on litter specifics and updates.

STEP 2

After we receive a puppy application, we will contact you. 

We want to talk to all of our prospective buyers to answer any questions and discuss any parts of the application. 

We are very open and don't necessarily turn people away because they might not have what you think would be the perfect fit. So please don't be intimidated by our application. After we have had a conversation and decide that we are a good fit then you will be put on our puppy pick list.

We reserve puppy pics 1st, 2nd, 3rd pick for a female and 1st, 2nd, 3rd pick male. 

While we do want you to pick the dog that feels right for you, we also may guide you in the right dogs that match your situation. We always reserve the right to withhold puppies for our own breeding program first. 

STEP 3

We will contact you with updates on the litter(s) you are interested in 

  • We will email you the dates of any breeding

  • We will stay in close touch with you during the entire process, including giving you access to pictures, videos, and medical info

 

STEP 4

When puppies are born!!!

  • We will email you when the puppies are born and contact you to confirm that you still want a puppy.

  • After the puppies are 1 week old and hopefully everyone is thriving, we will form our puppy-picking list for both males and females in the order in which we received your puppy application.

  • At one week old, we will be collecting a non-refundable $300.00 deposit to reserve your puppy.

  • We will post weekly (at minimum) pictures and videos of the puppies.

 

STEP 5

Week 4 Visiting

We do encourage visiting in person after 4 weeks old. But please remember that we will also be making weekly videos and posting them.  Please contact us if you would like to come get some puppy love!

STEP 6

Week 7 picking puppies and final payment due

It’s time to pick puppies!  After we have finished our puppy personality tests (including Volhard Testing done at 49 days), we are ready for puppy matching!  We always reserve the right to take 1st picks of our puppies for our own program.  If there are enough puppies, we do allow you to pick in order (from when we have approved your application and spoken to you.)  But we will also be guiding you according to what puppies are best suited for your needs.  We feel it is very important for you and your new dog that you are matched appropriately!  In my opinion, all these puppies are darlings and good picks, but some have more energy and consideration than others. If you ever feel that the matching is not a good one, you can transfer your deposit to another litter.

If you come to our house to pick out your forever friend, you may pay us on that day, or if you pick from a video, it will be time to send the final payment.  We accept cash, Venmo, or Zelle (or checks that clear 7 days before pickup).  No puppy will go home unless paid in full.


 

STEP 6 

Puppy pick up

We prefer our Golden Retriever puppies to go home 71/2 - 8 weeks old. There are potential “fear periods" that start around 5-6 weeks old and then again from 8-10 weeks old, which is best to avoid major changes during that time.  We welcome and prefer local pick-up at our home in Columbus, NC.  There may be delivery options available if you cannot come to our home to pick up your puppy.  Please check with us for available options.  We will not ship puppies on airlines unaccompanied by a person (in cabin flights only). 

Rates 

 

Our puppies are valued at $3000 (AKC limited Registration). We feel strongly that every puppy has its perfect match, whether it be an adored family member, emotional support dog, therapy dog, or even a service dog. We do not want price to be an issue in these puppies finding their place with you if it feels like one of these babies was “meant to be yours.”  Please fill out an application, and we would be glad to explore a sliding scale if you need it. 

 

The value of our puppies is determined by these factors:

  • Our breeding dogs have very good bloodlines and have show quality pedigree. 

  • We perform all the OFA-required health checks and screenings.  We also have “all clear” DNA health screenings. 

  • Our Puppy Jump Start Program has us working with these puppies every day.  By 8 weeks, when your puppy is ready to go home, we will have started working towards basic skills, commands, and manners. 

 

There is a non-refundable $300.00 deposit that will be collected after the puppies are one week old. 

Only when your application has been approved, and we have spoken will you send in your deposit and be considered “in line” for order picking.

Deposits can be made through  Zelle or Venmo. You can also pay by Check made payable to Suelin Ammons.  We will refund your deposit (or transfer to a future litter - your choice) if we do not have a puppy for you or if, by some act of nature, a puppy dies before pickup. 

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