503 290 6997mary@sundancingoldens.comAberdeen, Washington in the Pacific Northwestern United States

Puppy Adoption

Adopting Our Puppies

We care deeply that each and every one of our puppies is adopted into the perfect home and family.  In addition, we will ensure they are healthy before going to their forever home. Each puppy will be dewormed, have their first shots, and have a puppy wellness exam from a board-certified veterinarian.

The health of our Goldens is important to us. Our dogs have great pedigrees and are the offspring of generations of healthy OFA-certified dogs and DNA. All have Genetic Health clearances and OFA Certifications. Our dogs have been cleared of all genetic health risks to the Golden Retriever breed.

Our puppies come with AKC Limited Registrations. Our current price is between $2000-$2500 per puppy depending on Sire. If you want Full Registration, we will discuss your breeding and showing plans and arrange to have our puppies evaluated by a specialist to make sure you are getting the best puppy for your plans. The price for Full Registration depends more on the puppy’s qualities and can be up to an additional $1000. A Co-ownership contract is included with all Full Registrations which gives us breeding rights. 

We are members of GRCA and adhere to the Golden Retriever Club of America Code of Ethics.

First steps to adoption

If you are interested in becoming a puppy parent, please complete an application. Once approved, be prepared to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a puppy and be added to our wait/hold list. During your wait time, we will post videos and photos on our Facebook page. In addition, we will want to have online chats with you to get to know you and give you the opportunity to get to know our puppies.

Which is best? PayPal or Venmo?

PayPal charges 2.9% of each transaction plus $0.30 for purchases made with a credit or debit card. Venmo charges 3% per transaction for purchases made with a credit card and has no fee for debit card purchases. Although neither service charges to transfer money to a connected bank account with a standard turnaround (one to three business days for Venmo and one to two business days for PayPal), Both services charge a 1% fee with a maximum of $10 for an instant transfer. This fee is charged to Sundancin’ Goldens and so the difference between your deposit and the fee will be reflected on your final invoice. The remainder of the payment is due on pickup and in cash only.

When can the puppy go home?

Pick-up dates are tentative, and appointments are made. No early pickups. Our puppies go home after 8 weeks. Their personalities don’t form until 6 or 7 weeks, so we wait to match them with their families until that last week before they go home. Your application helps us match your needs and wants to the individual pups. Pups are chosen in order of the waitlist and received deposits. Deposits may be paid by mailed-in check, Venmo, or Sundancin’ Golden’s PayPal account. Please review our contract before you pay your non-refundable deposit. Contracts will be completed prior to pick-up.

Here’s what you get with your bundle of joy:

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