Pacific Northwest Mini Goldens FAQ
Do you have any puppies available?
We anticipate having puppies available in the Spring of 2023 and Christmas of 2023. If you are interested in a puppy, please fill out an application.
What is a Miniature Golden Retriever?
The Miniature Golden Retriever, also known as the Petite Golden, Mini Golden, and Mini Retriever, is a Designer Breed that has been crossbred to produce a healthier dog with the happy people-loving temperament of the Golden Retriever, the small size and sweet cuddly personality of the King Charles Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel, and the intelligent temperament and low shedding coat of the Poodle. We love the Mini Golden for their sweet and happy temperament, smaller size, and good health.
Our Miniature Golden Retrievers range in size from 25-45 pounds. Occasionally we may have smaller puppies maturing at closer to 15 pounds and larger puppies maturing closer to 50 pounds. We will do our best to make an estimate of the adult size of your puppy, but ultimately we can NOT guarantee adult sizes.
How much do your puppies cost?
Our Mini Goldens are $3500 + Tax
To reserve your spot on our Reservation List, we require a non-refundable $250 deposit which is applied to the price of your puppy. Your deposit can be paid either via Zelle
, cash, or by mailing a check. Once we have received your application and deposit, you will be placed on our reservation list. Reservation List/Pick Order is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We begin accepting deposits once a breeding has been confirmed and we know our female is pregnant. A Mini Golden Retriever whelps a smaller litter than a Full-Sized Golden Retriever. Due to this fact, we limit deposits to 4 total before a litter is born, two males and two females. These four spots fill up fast.
However, once a litter is whelped, we will adjust accordingly and accept deposits for any additional puppies born. We will email notice of additional spots available, if any, based on the order/date of the applications we received. From this point, additional spots on the Reservation List will be filled based on the order in which Deposits are received. Once we have alerted you to additional puppies available, you must submit a deposit to secure your place on the List.
If you are interested in a future litter, please sign up for our email updates or check back when you are ready for a new puppy. We reserve pick of the litter on all litters. We also reserve the right to return a deposit without penalty for any reason.
For the balance due, please pay by Zelle
, cash, or check. We will accept personal checks/money orders if payment in full is made by six weeks of age. This gives the check time to clear before eight weeks of age. We can discuss payment options for our out-of-state families whose puppies are shipped. Payment in FULL is required BEFORE your puppy goes home.
What are the steps for purchasing a puppy?
- Phone Interview
- Puppy matched to family
- Signed Contract and Balance Paid in Full.
What can I expect once I have placed my Deposit?
Once your application has been reviewed, a phone interview completed, and you have secured your placed on the Reservation List with a deposit this is what you can expect and look forward to.
- +/- 5 days old: a picture or video will be posted on our website.
- +/- 3 weeks old and 5 weeks old: I will post videos of the litter on our website.
- +/- 6 weeks old: a snapshot of each puppy, and a litter video will be posted on our website.
- +/- 6.5 weeks old: the matching process begins after I post the final video. I will start with the first person on the list, I will call and chat with them about who is who in the bunch, and I will help match them up with a puppy. At that time, we will also schedule pick up day and time. I will work my way down the list calling folks. Sometimes it can take several days to get through the list, so please be patient.
- +/- 7 weeks old: After the matching is complete, I will email you a Puppy Pack. In it you will find information on how to make your final payment, puppy pick up details, puppy training tips and suggested resources, etc...
- Puppy Pick Up Day: This is a set time and date. Folks are assigned a time slot. It is a chance to mingle with some of the puppies with their new owners.
Also, you will be sent home with the following items in an envelope: Contract/Health Guarantee, immunization record, treatment for worm and parasite records, snuggle pup that smells like mom, and puppy food. Please be sure to take your puppies health record with you to the first Vet appointment.
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What is Puppy Culture?
is a program developed by Jane Killion, professional dog trainer and breeder. It begins at 3 days old and continues to 12 weeks of age. The program includes early neurological stimulation and passive and active enrichment exercises that are scientifically proven to greatly improve outcomes for puppies. Also included are manding training, early potty training, crate training, practice walking on leash and a number of socialization activities.
We love Puppy Culture and highly recommend it to our puppy families! We will do our best to follow the program to 8 weeks of age and strongly encourage our families to continue through to the complete 12 weeks of training and socialization activities. You’ll find that there is a difference to Puppy Culture puppies. Following the program is worth the investment and is a lot of fun too! When you’ve finished the 12-week program, there are more books and resources available from the creators of Puppy Culture
Can we meet the Puppies/Parents?
Yes. We are happy to have you meet our dogs and puppies. All visits are by appointment only and we will practice safety precautions to protect our puppies from exposure to any disease or contagion. We do not allow visits before puppies are a minimum of 6 weeks old.
Do you offer Shipping?
For those that cannot easily drive here to pick up your puppy, there are a few different options besides driving.
- Delivery to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). We will meet the buyer at Sea-Tac and deliver the puppy to the terminal. You can fly in, pick up your puppy and fly back home. When reservations are booked ahead of time, this is about the same cost or less, as having the puppy flown as cargo. The charge is $75 for delivery to your terminal at the airport. If an airline health certificate is required by your airline, the fee for the certificate is $75. The buyer is responsible for the purchase of a pet carrier that meets their airline’s under-seat size and specification requirements. We can make suggestions on pet carriers we have used in the past.
- Personal delivery to you in person, at your city’s airport. The cost for personal delivery is between $475 and $950, depending on cost of airfare. We will take care of making the reservations but you’ll need to notify us you’d like this delivery service during the first week after your puppy’s litter has arrived.
- Puppy Delivery – Depending on how close you are to us we'll drive and meet you PART WAY to deliver your puppy. Delivery fee and availability of this option is determined on a case by case basis and distance traveled. This is only an option for those Buyers who are a reasonable distance away from us.
- This is also a good option for our buyers in Canada. We can meet you with your puppy at the U.S./Canada border and you can pay VAT when crossing back into Canada.
What does my puppy come with?
- Full Veterinary Health Exam
- Folder including: Health Record of vaccinations and worming received, grooming guide, and other great information!
- Blanket or toy with mother's and litter mates' scent on it
- Two year health guarantee
- Lifetime Support
- Harness and Leash
- Sample of dog food
Do you offer a Health Guarantee?
Yes. Our puppies are guaranteed free from any debilitating, life threatening genetic defect for the first 2 years of life. We require new owners to have their new puppy examined within 4 days of pick up by their vet to ensure they received their puppy in good health. All puppies are examined and cleared by our vet before being placed in their new homes.
When can my puppy come home?
Puppies go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age. If you cannot receive your puppy on the 8-week mark just let me know and we can work out an alternative pickup date. Due to limited space for older puppies we do charge $20 per day for boarding after your puppy is 8-weeks-old.
Has my puppy been dewormed and vaccinated?
Puppies are dewormed on schedule as advised by our veterinarian.
Worms are an inevitable part of a puppy’s life. Most puppies are born with worms, which is why it is important to deworm all puppies. Our adult dogs are dewormed regularly as well. Dogs put everything in their mouth and need regular deworming to eliminate the parasites they will pick up. Consult your Vet on a deworming schedule for your new puppy.
Puppies receive a Neo-Par (parvo) vacination at six weeks of age. Your puppy will need a series of vaccinations to develop full immunity to Parvo and several other diseases affecting dogs. Consult your Vet on a vaccination schedule for your new puppy. Please educate yourself on the dangers of over vaccination in dogs. While it is imperative to fully vaccinate your puppy there is data suggesting adult dogs receiving yearly booster shots are over vaccinated. The American Animal Hospital Association now advises after a puppy receives its 1 year booster that all subsequent Core Vaccine boosters be given at intervals of 3 yrs or longer. - Source
How long before my puppy is safe from Parvo and can be around other dogs?
Puppies should be vaccinated against Parvo with a series of 3 vaccinations spaced 3-4 weeks apart with the final shot given at 16 weeks of age. They are vulnerable to Parvo until they have received all three shots in their vaccination series. It is imperative that owners take extra precaution during this time to prevent their puppies from contracting the virus. Make sure all dogs in your household are vaccinated, and be very careful when socializing your puppy. High risk locations such as Pet Stores, Dog Parks, and other places where dogs congregate are potential sources of Parvo. Please consult your Vet on a vaccination schedule for your puppy.
When is my puppy’s next vaccination due?
Please discuss vaccination scheduling with your veterinarian.
What do you feed your dogs?
We feed our puppies Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog Food
. This formula is highly rated and is appropriate for All Life Stages.
We do not feed dog foods with Peas or Lentils nor Grain-Free dog food as advised by our Vet. Please research the FDA’s investigation into the potential link between certain diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Source
- Puppy feeding schedule. We feed our puppies 3 times a day and follow the suggested daily serving amount based on their weight. This info is found on the back of all dog food bags. A regular feeding schedule will help with potty training your puppy.
- We feed our adult dogs twice a day.
Do you remove dewclaws?
No. Dewclaws have a function and purpose. When they are removed there are 2 sets of muscle bundles that become atrophied from disuse. In high performance sports dogs the removal of dewclaws has been linked to chronic carpal arthritis. Source