Hello all! I've gotten myself in quite a predicament here..I'm looking for a golden retriever puppy (preferably female) anytime between now and mid-December. I live in CT, but am willing to travel a good distance for a healthy pup.
Unfortunately it's already November and I know that most reputable breeders' pups are already spoken for before they're even born. I also know that many reputable breeders frown on Christmas puppies. So once again, unfortunately for me, the best time for me to get a puppy is during the holiday season
. I will have a month off to help potty train and acclimate the puppy to its new home in December, after this I will start my new job, which is flexible in hours but definitely not flexible enough to let me leave every 2 or 3 hours to let a little puppy out! So my timing is absolutely awful, but I couldn't confirm I would have the funds and time for a new puppy until now.
Many breeders that I spoke with will have puppies available in February or in the Spring, but I know I wouldn't be able to care for an 8 week old pup at that time. If I can't find a puppy in my time frame I probably won't be able to get one for another couple of years
. I am definitely willing to wait if I cannot find a healthy puppy around this time, but its definitely really upsetting knowing I'll be missing out on 2 years of the pure joy a golden brings.
If anyone knows of any reputable breeders in the New England area, NY or even further South I would really love their contact information. I have contacted the CT Golden Retriever Clubs and have been told there are no puppies available during my time frame. I really wish I had known earlier that a puppy would be a possibility this winter.
P.S. I am definitely not opposed to getting an older Golden, so if anyone knows of breeders with older Golden's available I would appreciate that information as well!