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Help finding a breeder in Delmarva area on a budget
Let me start at the beginning:
My family is looking for a Golden Retriever puppy. This will be the 4th Golden in our family, having lost our first, Autumn in 1994 at age 13, Jack at age 8 in 2010, and Annie this year at almost age 13. We have lots of experience with Goldens and dogs in general. We currently have a Pug in the house, my brother's dog. My sister has previously been a Vet Tech and has a Therapy Dog, and I am a Pet Sitter/Dog Walker. Our family has very much missed the spirit, joy, and love that a Golden brings to our home, and would love to bring one home.
I have been doing a lot of research on great breeders for the Delmarva area (we live in Gaithersburg, MD) and what should be seen prior to choosing. There is a problem that we keep running into, and it is quite frustrating. These excellent breeders that have everything you would ever need are just simply, excuse me for it but, too much for our budget. At this time, we could not really spend more than $800 for a puppy.
I am seeking advice, if any, on where I could find a Golden puppy in that realm. Ideally this puppy will come from a breeder that will have all the certifications and requirements that are necessary.
Thank you very much for anyone's help, I truly appreciate it.