We’ve analyzed all available reviews for this breeder and summarized our findings below for your convenience!
Golden Girls Kennels has received mixed reviews from customers. Some customers have had positive experiences, praising the breeder for their beautiful and well-tempered puppies.
However, there have been several negative reviews mentioning health issues in the puppies, including worms, parasites, allergies, hip dysplasia, and an enlarged heart. These customers felt that the breeder did not take responsibility for the health issues and were disappointed with the lack of communication and compensation offered.
It is important for potential customers to be cautious and do thorough research before buying a puppy from this breeder.
Golden Girls Kennels Reviews
We’ve compiled a list of the most helpful reviews for this breeder below. We’ve included both positive and negative (if applicable) reviews to give you a better idea of the type of breeder you’re considering.
I am forever grateful for Golden Girls Kennels for my best friend. I got my little guy, Roast, knowing he had some health issues but I am fortunate enough to have a great team of vet care providers to help me with whatever I needed. We have watched Roast blossom from the tiny runt of the litter to a beautiful, healthy, 50 pound goofball that brings so much joy to everyone’s lives. Amazing people with amazing dogs.
Thank you Golden Girl Kennels for our third baby from you! We love him so much. Our vet said this about him “there is not a mean bone in his body”. He is gorgeous and they both get raving reviews all the time over their beauty. We miss our other guy (he lived to be over 12) but he brought us so much joy over the years and had a really good life. Our world is so much better with our goldens!!
We own Mysty, 13 week old Golden from this Kennel. We adopted a new member of the family. We did this is not just a pet. These ladies made the process fun and memorable with the best dog in the world!!!! Wow! Such great lines and wonderful temperament. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for our girl. Thank you Kate and Jen!
Puppy died less than 2 weeks after we picked her up. This is not a licensed breeder and they will not provide the name of their vet who ‘certifies’ the puppy’s health. We knew our puppy was small, less than 4 lbs, but she only gained 7 ounces in 11 days despite feeding her the breeder recommended food and amount. Our vet validated we did nothing wrong as she passed due to an undiagnosable and untreatable GI system failure. She never had a solid stool and showed signs of emaciation. When we asked for a refund to help cover the heavy emergency bills, this breeder’s offer was a fraction of our total cost and required we sign a non-disclosure. The non-disclosure suggested we would be liable for anyone we knew ever saying anything bad about the breeder – not enforceable, but gives you an idea of the business ethics involved. Regret working with this breeder. Recommend working with a licensed breeder who doesn’t have negative reviews on BBB and other sites.
We had a similar experience as previous reviewer Mike Larned. Our puppy health suddenly deteriorated after less than two weeks in our care. The puppy spent two days in emergency vet care and at a regular vet where he underwent extensive testing. They diagnosed a failure of his GI system that could not be associated with an infection, poising, or any other environmental cause. However, ultrasound revealed some structural issues with the puppy GI tract. In addition to the price of the puppy, we spent thousands in vet expenses. And of course this is an emotional loss as well. The breeder dismissed any possibility that there might be something wrong with the puppy even though several similar cases have been reported to them. They offered to sell us another puppy at a discounted price as only compensation. They declined our offer to settle the matter by providing us with another puppy free of charge. Communication with the breeder has been challenging. It is impossible tor reach them on the phone, they don’t return voicemails, and emails are only replied after several follow-ups.
L A Donnell
We picked up our boy, the last of his litter. From previous reviews, it would appear GG sold us a returned puppy that was older than initially indicated. That was a Saturday.
On Monday, we took our new baby boy in for a wellness check-up at our vet and mentioned ongoing loose stools and liquid stool. The vet took a stool sample, and our little boy was filled with worms and parasites. That day, I called GG, and Kate’s response was, “Puppies eat poo.”
This new member of our home had many, many allergies. The dermatology & allergy vet ran all of the tests, including the skin allergy test. Only one item he was not allergic to: saline.
Thousands of dollars in vet bills, overnight stays with the emergency vet he finally stabilized. Ongoing treatments, specialty prescription food, medications
This last fall, he was having trouble breathing and walking. Our vet did a full body x-ray and found hip dysplasia in both hips and an enlarged heart that took up 2/3’s of his chest cavity. The vet looked at us and let us know that our baby boy did not have long to live. There was pain management available but no quality of life.
We made the decision to euthanize our beautiful boy. He was two years old and had won our hearts very early on.
NEVER would we EVER suggest or refer GG to anyone!
We have always felt that we rescued our boy from a puppy mill. His life was much better with us after having such a bad start with these two puppy mill owners.
In Colorado, there is zero regulation on puppy mills like GG. There is no one to report to except the local ASCPA that can’t do anything.
FIND SOMEWHERE – ANYWHERE ELSE, then these two.
We keep his ashes in a prominent place, and his photo is on our wall. He will forever be in our hearts.
Thank you for your response.
Several items in your response are not true.
1.) When I called, I stated that I just wanted you to know as the rest of the kennel maybe infected – yes, we were at your kennels.
2.) At NO TIME did you ask for a copy of the Vet bill.
3.) At NO TIME did you offer a $500 refund.
This puppy was 14 weeks old when we picked him up on December 16, 2018. This corresponds to another reviewer stating that they returned there puppy who was VERY ILL. After much conversation, you agreed to take the puppy back. Do you see the correlation?