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Kevin - NY

"If you are considering adding a puppy to your family, I couldn't recommend Golden Hearts more. This breeder genuinely cares about all of their puppies and takes excellent care in raising them and preparing them for their new homes. I had many questions during my process and I received prompt, straightforward guidance (Golden Hearts ostensibly held my hand through the adoption process and then for several months after when I had one off questions). I couldn't have imagined a better experience."

Holly - NC

"We got our best friend from Golden Hearts Retrievers!!! Stephen was absolutely incredible throughout the entire process, providing my husband and I with updates on the litter and eventually how our little fur baby was doing. When we were finally able to pick miss Sydney up at 8 weeks, Stephen had all of the information neatly packaged in a folder for us and answered all of our questions. Sydney and the rest of her littermates had been to all of their required vet appointments already and were so well taken care of. As a previous owner of Goldens, I can say these pups are among the best! You can tell Stephen truly cares about all of his pups - I'm so thankful to have found this breeder and would recommend to anyone looking for a perfect, lovable, and healthy Golden Retriever!"

Kiersten - NC

"We have had the best experience with Stephen. He is very communicative and trustworthy. If you want a breeder you can trust he is the right guy! We have gotten both our fur babies from here!"

Margot - NC

"We had a wonderful experience with Golden Hearts Retrievers. Stephen was very helpful throughout the process and sent weekly photos of the liter. Our pup is our best friend. He has a wonderful temperament. He loves to play but also loves to cuddle. He loves everyone he meets!"

Don - NC

"Best Golden Retrevier Breeder.
We waited a long time and did research to select what we feel is the absolute best golden breeder around. Stephen initially provided information about how his breeding operation works, and sent us a lot of photos of his extended golden family, to include the parent dogs.
Stephen has a large climate controlled facility that keeps the puppies at the correct temperature during the early weeks of development. He ensures all shots, wormings, and vet checks are competed during their time with him. He also sends pictures periodically once you have picked your puppy out which was really nice! We got the last female in the litter and she is beautiful and awesome. Communication with Stephen was great throughout the process. When we picked our Biscuit up, he discussed what her routine had been and what we could expect during the first few weeks.
If you want a loving, smart, high energy sweet fur baby - this could be the breed for you. Please read up on Golden Retrievers before getting one - it sure helped us prepare for her to blend in easily at home."

Sarah - NC

"We couldn't be happier with our experience here! Stephen takes the health and safety of these puppies very seriously, it was clear from our first call why his litters were in such high demand. He communicated/shared updates and photos frequently, explained his process, and answered our 3rd grader's endless questions with such patience :)
Miss Honeysuckle has been such a source of joy for our family—she is a star at training class, has a silly sense of humor, and is a pro at snuggling."

Alex - NC

"We bought our puppy from Golden Hearts Retrievers and couldn’t be happier. The dogs that they breed produce the most well mannered and smart dogs we have ever seen. People think we are exaggerating when I say we don’t know the pains of training a puppy because ours has been perfect since the day we got him. My only regret is not buying a second from the litter, but it’s only a matter of time before we get our second."

Henry - NC

"My golden from Golden Heart Retrievers is the best dog in the world. She loves everybody and everything. She is very loyal and follows me wherever I go!"

Rachel - NC

"We have 2 amazing pups from Golden Hearts Retrievers! Our experiences with the breeder, Stephen, have been great - he is responsive and timely and really cares about his pups. Stephen also provides weekly updates with puppy pictures after birth and is always open to questions anytime. We could not be happier with our boys. Thank you!"

Ariana - VA

"Almost two years ago we reached out to Stephen after after being referred. Stephen was very thorough and answered all our questions. He made sure to give us weekly updates from the day our puppy was born. Since the day we brought her home Lorelai has filled out hearts with so much love. She is so kind and gentle with our our cats and other dogs. We highly recommend Golden Hearts Retrievers for your your next puppy!"

David - MA

"Stephen was easy to work with and we couldn’t of asked for a better dog. We picked up our boy in July of 2020. A very smart, handsome boy."

Sarah - NC

"This is by far the best dog we have ever owned! We stumbled upon Golden Hearts from a referral and could not be more happier! We will forever get our sweet golden pups from this breeder."

Jennifer - NC

"We are so thankful that we found Stephen! We purchased our first golden retriever from him 5 years ago and she is so beautiful and has the best personality! We loved her so much we purchased a second golden from him 3 years ago! Stephen and his family raise their Golden’s as if they were their own! They love each and every one of them. We are blessed to have such beautiful healthy happy Golden’s."

David - VA

"If you’re looking for a great Golden Retriever breeder look no further and get on the list ASAP! During our search, we spoke to a number of different breeders and Stephen definitely stood out to us. His communication was top notch and his attention to detail was extremely impressive. Safe to say we’ll be back for a second puppy in the next ~2 years and Golden Hearts Retrievers is 100% who we’ll choose."

Maureen - NJ

"This Breeder has been A+++ from communication day one until we had our sweet golden with us in our home.
Beautiful..healthy and awesome with our children. We also have 2 cats that our golden gets along great with. Perfect temperament.
Highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed 😃"

Leah - VA

"We absolutely love our Golden we got from Golden Hearts Retrievers! Stephen was wonderful from day one. He was transparent in every regard, and kept us informed throughout the entire process of purchasing our sweet puppy. We wouldn't recommend getting a Golden from anywhere else. We are definitely customers for life!"

Mary - NC

"This is Daisy, she is going to be two years old on May 31, 2022. We got her from Golden Hearts Retrievers and she has been absolutely the best young dog ever. Our experience with Stephen at Golden Hearts Retrievers has been wonderful; not only does he breed amazing dogs, his communication with us was rapid and very professional. His facility is spotless. He is extremely knowledgeable about breeding and care of the dogs. We are so pleased with our Daisy that we have gotten on his waiting list for our next baby and cannot wait to meet her. I hesitate saying too many nice things because the more people who find out about his wonderful dogs, the longer the wait list will be."

Kate - NC

"My perfect little Mowgli (Reynolds x Brickley 2020) came from Golden Hearts Retrievers and I can confidently say any future goldens I get will come from them as well! I found Golden Hearts Retrievers through my friend who had gotten a golden girl from them a few years prior. Golden Hearts Retrievers was extremely helpful with questions I had before and after Mowgli came home and it was so nice that her vaccinations had been started and gave me peace of mind knowing I was bringing home a very healthy pup! Their pups are truly the most beautiful/handsome girls and boys with very fun, sweet, and extremely loving personalities. A Golden Hearts Retrievers puppy will be the perfect addition to your family."

Ashley - NC

"We had a wonderful experience with Golden Hearts Retrievers! Our girl is very smart, loving, and cuddly. Stephen was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the process. He also sent weekly pictures of the litter which was a bonus (Reynolds x Brickley). We couldn't imagine getting a pup from anywhere else!"

Rikki - NC

"We had a great experience with Stephen. He is knowledgeable, communicates well and in a timely manner, and really cares about his dogs and their pups.

We got our pup during the peak of COVID (July 2020) and Stephen made the process easy and safe for all.

We are extremely happy with our pup (Meli). She is such a sweetheart and is great with other dogs, pets, children, and people.

Thank you Stephen for giving us the Golden we’ve always wanted!"

Carin - NC

"We have had a wonderful experience with Golden Hearts Retrievers. Our dog Magnolia is almost 2 years old now, and she is a wonderful family dog. She loves everyone she meets, is incredibly smart and athletic. I highly recommend getting a golden puppy from this loving and small breeder."

Jordan - NC

"We absolutely love our girl from Golden Hearts Retrievers. This is my husband and my first dog, so I had a ton of questions throughout the process and Stephen was easy to communicate with and incredibly helpful. I could tell he truly loves and cares for all the puppies. We’ve had our dog for a little over a year and she has been in great health and is just the best girl. She’s been the perfect addition to our family."

Chris - VA

"Stephen was the most professional breeder I have had the pleasure of working with. Very communicative throughout the whole process, up to pickup and after. The price was also very reasonable, especially during the pandemic when everyone was looking.

I am very happy to say my girl Belle and I will need another companion here in about a year or so and I will be glad to come back to Golden Hearts Retrievers for my next one!"

Sherry - NC

"Just wanted to send you a quick update on the golden we bought from you last December. I named him Harvey and he has been a blessing. Dealing with you was easy and efficient, Harvey was available when promised and picking him up was a breeze. Your kennel was clean and comfortable and Harvey has been healthy since day one. your availability to answer our questions is greatly appreciated.. Harvey has a great temperament and is a great addition to our family. I would highly recommend your kennel to everyone."

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