Pick of the Litter Program

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Looking for your furever family dog at a low cost?

Our family believes that each and every one of our dogs deserves the best.  At God Given Goldens, we limit the number of adult Golden Retrievers living in our home.   This ensures that each of our dogs are well cared for and truly loved as a member of our family.  There are times that we require more dogs than what our family limit is. 

In order to expand and continue to provide puppies, we select honest, committed, dog loving families to raise our breeding dogs in a wonderful home environment.  This best suits our program because we avoid kenneling altogether and are confident that each dog is loved on and cared for.

Here’s how it works:


MOST of our Pick of the Litter program dogs are ready to go to their homes as a puppy at 8 weeks old.  Your puppy will be first pick of the litter. Occasionally, we will place a young adult or adult female to a Pick of the Litter chosen home.

In exchange for a puppy or young adult dog, God Given Goldens retains breeding rights for the life of the Guardian Program Contract.  (A maximum of 3 breedings for a female).

Pick of the Litter candidates must live within 250 miles of Deer Park, be willing to complete an application and place a small deposit if selected.  

Although this can be a neat opportunity for families, this is a major commitment that should not be taken lightly.

Families must be willing to sign a contract, loan their dog back to our household for OFA health testing, breeding, whelping, and raising puppies.

Pick of the Litter families are responsible for:

- Providing a loving and caring home

- Secured yard

- Vet Care, including vaccinations

- Socialization and training

- Exercise

- Feeding Life's Abundance dog food

- Frequent communication with God Given Goldens

*All cost related to health testing, breeding and whelping are solely the responsibility of God Given Goldens.

If a dog does not pass their health tests, they will be spayed or neutered at God Given Goldens expense and will be retired from our program.

Now accepting applications for future female puppies.