My mother is looking to get a golden retriever puppy. We lost our dog lucky, to kidney failure during the summer. Were not looking for a dog that will win awards or anything. We just want a healthy dog with a good temperament. we picked lucky because she was a smaller than average lab and no one wanted her. she turned out to be better than we could have ever hoped for. I'm trying to find a place that we can get a dog before February. We dont have to go to a breeder who has a hundred year old line of championship show dogs. We just want a dog that will be good around people and other dogs and will make a good companion.