About Us

Our hope is to raise quality, healthy puppies that will make a special addition to your home.

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A Little About Us…

Golden Crest Retrievers & Doodle, owned by Mark and Robyn Otto, is a small family breeder in Florence, Co. Formerly known as Prairie Wind Pets, we moved from Illinois in 2022 to work for Choice Books. We brought our dogs with us and they have very much appreciated the climate change. They love to lay outside in the sunshine. Years ago, we had a few Rottweilers we adopted as family pets and grew very fond of their loving loyal personality. We thought it would be exciting to be able to raise puppies, but it wouldn’t be until years later, after having had kittens, baby goats, lambs, and chicks on our property, that we were able to make that dream a reality. 

In fact, we had a number of Rottweilers before we had children, and we soon learned that Rottweilers think they are lap dogs regardless of how big they are or how small the human is and so our small children were not able to “hold” them. Later we purchase a Golden Retriever, and our son says “I love dis dog, she doesn’t poosh me” so we decided the Golden Retriever is a better fit for a family with small children because of their medium size and very gentle nature. The dog breeds we specialize in are Golden Retriever and Goldendoodle.

Of Course, our children were excited about the new mommas we adopted, and they love to play with our adult dogs as well as puppies and it’s our joy to be able to share this experience with them and to teach them the great responsibility of caring for animals. We are thankful that we can share this experience with our children and hope that our small size will help us better connect with the families that are looking to bring a special furry friend into their homes.

Especially, Our goal is to raise healthy, happy puppies that will make a special addition to your home. You can rest assured that our puppies will be up to date on vaccinations, deworming, and will have a Veterinary health examination before going to their new home. 

Above all else, we believe that raising healthy puppies starts with healthy parents so we are in the process of doing DNA testing on our dogs and hope to someday have all our adult dogs OFA certified in hip, eyes, and elbow as well as clear of any genetic health risks. All our adult dogs have access to lots of fresh air and sunshine.

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“Children are a gift from the Lord ; they are a reward from him.”

Psalm 127:3 NLT
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