About/Pick-up/Food/Price/Choosing

We are located in Parma Idaho, which is approximately 35 minutes from Boise Idaho.

  I just love Golden Retrievers, I've had and met so many that are such good, happy, beautiful dogs that are just great with kids and families and are so smart. That is my top goal in the pups we breed, that they be great companions and fit into your family doing and being part of the things you like to do and loving you all the while. When we got our place here in Parma, ID,  we decided to get 4! Echo, Nike, Camo and Ace were our originals, all but Ace are now retired, but Star, Koda, Tess and Rose are some of their pups. They have had some amazing puppies through the past 9 years of breeding and many of the pictures and comments are from customers who have gotten their puppies, we are grateful to those customers and all their referrals and great comments, sorry if you've sent me pics or comments that aren't included in the gallery page, keep them coming, I love to hear how your pups are doing. Our original goldens all came from Ponderay Goldens (great genetics, health, hunting and sport lines and wonderful family companions).  Our puppies are socialized with our family and our other dogs. With proper training, you will get a great dog and best friend. I encourage you to read up on the breed prior to purchase and learn all you can to make sure a golden is a good fit for you and your family.  I hope for all puppies to go to a family that is ready to love them for the length of their life time which averages 10-12 years but can be longer or shorter (sadly, cancer is the #1 killer of goldens, even if they come from great genetics and healthy lines).  Goldens are amazingly loyal and loving dogs, they thrive on positive training and do not do well with harsh methods.  

PICK UP or DELIVERY OF YOUR PUPPY 

Our golden retriever puppies come with first shots, wormed every 2 weeks, Health Form, Health Guarantee/Hip Warranty, little blanket with mom's scent and of course they come very pre-loved and socialized. I will provide limited AKC forms upon request for those who want them. You are welcome to talk to me about possibility of full for additional fee. I allow puppies to go home between 7-8 weeks of age.  I try to work as best I can with your schedule.  Most puppies are picked up at my home and people have driven or flown from California, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming and even New Jersey to get their puppies. Make a fun trip out of it and plan ahead. I do local delivery (within a 45 min drive) for $50.  I can also meet you at or near the Boise airport if you have made arrangements with your airline to fly with your puppy as a carry on, or I have had others fly into Boise and then rent a car to drive home with their puppy. I have found that Tues/Wed flights are cheapest and you can often fly in and out on same day. If my schedule allows, I can deliver or meet part way, for an additional fee, contact me about this possible option. Or you can make arrangements with a puppy carrier/nanny service to get your puppy, just contact me about the arrangements so we can work out payment.

FOOD 

I now feed pups Purina Pro Plan large breed puppy and encourage you to get a bag ahead of time and you are welcome to slowly transition them to your preferred food or continue them on this one. 

PRICE/PAYMENT OPTIONS

2024 Puppy price:  $1500

A $150 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold a puppy.  Deposit is currently only accepted in Venmo (preferred method, MUST be as friends so I don't get charged fee) or personal check made out to Holli Johnson and mailed, or if local, cash by appointment, contact me for info/address. Deposits can be transferred to next available litter one time if circumstances come up (to do so, you must add an additional 150 to your current deposit), note that price for next available litter may be different so puppy price will increase to that litter's price if it is higher.  If you have an early deposit down on and upcoming litter and not enough of the gender you want are born, you can switch to the other gender (if available) or to next available litter. Balance on puppy is due in CASH when you take your puppy home.

I have aimed to keep our puppies at a more affordable price than others of this caliber so more families can have a wonderful golden retriever in their life. 

CHOOSING YOUR PUPPY

Choices are made in order of deposit received. I try to have those with earlier deposits pick as early as possible, preferably by 3 weeks old. I prefer choices be made from photos and video clips and I can also do video call through Facebook Messenger where I can show you pups and answer questions all at once if needed. I do allow you to choose in person if my schedule allows , I do NOT prefer this method as I am very adamant about keeping our dogs and puppies free from any diseases or illness that could accidentally be brought in by a visitor. If you do come, please wear very clean shoes and do not pet or feed our dogs or puppies without prior hand Sanitation and our presence and permission. And please, even though we'd love to meet them, do not bring other pets unless you are leaving them in your vehicle. We thank you for understanding how important it is to keep everyone healthy.