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Reserve a Spot on Our Waiting List with a Puppy Deposit

Price and Deposit


We ask that a puppy application form be submitted and/or a phone consultation be made before deposits are placed. We enjoy talking with our future puppy’s family and use this time to learn more about you and answer any questions you may have about us. 

The $300 deposit will be applied to the total purchase price of your puppy ($3200). The remaining balance of $2900 will be due at 8 weeks or when you pick up your puppy.

After your deposit is received, your name will be placed on our waiting list for the current or future litters. You will be notified after the puppies are born and asked whether you would like to secure your place in line for that litter. If you do not wish to pick from the current litter you will move to the next litter and will be notified shortly after the puppies are born to secure your spot for that litter. In-person puppy picks will be made at 6 weeks in the order we received your deposit. We will provide individual photos of each puppy and a litter video for those who are unable to visit and make a selection in person. If someone in line before you picks the puppy you were wanting and you no longer wish to pick from that litter you can wait and pick from the next available litter, possibly having first pick of the next litter.

*In-person puppy picks will be made between 6-7 weeks. Please arrange your plans accordingly so puppy picks can be finalized by 7 weeks old.

Click Here to read more all the steps of the adoption process.

Deposit Refunds

At Golden Crest Retrievers, we understand that life happens and things can change at any moment, and we don’t want you to lose money if they do. We want you to feel confident in working with us and if circumstances arise that prevent you from completing the adoption process with us we will reimburse your deposit minus a 10% processing fee. Please get all the permissions needed (ideally in writing) before making a deposit. If you rent your home be sure your landlord allows dogs on the property.

Once you select a puppy from Puppy Picking Day, (detailed below) deposits will no longer refundable as you will be transfer from the waiting list to being matched with a puppy.

We will notify you when a litter is born to provide details about the litter and of the date for in-person puppy picking and what picking order you have. Picking order is based on when you have placed your deposit. Puppy picking usually occurs when the puppies are between 6 weeks and 7 weeks old

Visitation Policy 

We welcome anyone to come to meet us anytime but we ask that you wait until the puppies are 4 weeks old to meet the puppies and 6 weeks old to pet/hold the puppies.

We take great care of our puppies, and we wish to keep them as healthy as we can. We ask that only serious customers come to visit the puppies to reduce the risk of someone unintentionally bringing in a harmful disease (like parvo, giardia, etc.) into the nursery and risking the health of our puppies.

Please note that it places stress on the mother when strangers are around her puppies and handling them.