Please leave a comment in our Guestbook, please note your comment will only display in the Guestbook once it has been approved.


Guestbook — 66 Comments

  1. Update on Miss Harper Rae: We have had our golden, Miss Harper Rae, since June 2022. She has made such a difference in our life since we lost our 13-year-old golden in 2021. Miss Harper is a beautiful and healthy golden (if I knew how to post a picture of her here I would) and her mother is Libby. I seriously thought I would never get another dog but when I saw Valerie’s puppies, I could no longer say no. And to top it off, I got Miss Harper for my husband, but she has definitely become my dog as she will not leave my side and I sometimes think she is attached to my leg!! I guess she knew I needed her!

    It was such a pleasure dealing with Valerie to select our new family member and we still stay in touch with her as she only wants the best for her pups and always wants them to go to good families. If I were to want to add to our family, I would definitely go back to Valerie to select one of her pups. I am so happy that I decided to get another pup and going through Valerie made it a great experience. Thank you so much Valerie.

  2. I got my little girl from Valerie in December and the past couple of months have been wonderful with her. My vet recommended a dna test to check for potential health concerns. The results were consistent with the testing that Valerie does resulting in no genetic concerns. That’s great news because this pup is so special.. Great personality, great temperament. I couldn’t ask for a better pup. ❤️

  3. I got my sweet boy from Valerie a few months ago. He has been an absolute joy! He has the best personality, loves going on walks, to the beach, basically loves going anywhere! He is great with other dogs. I could not have asked for a better fit!!

    I am thankfully that I heard about Valerie. She loves all her pups so much and takes the time to get to know the potential owners.

  4. We bought the most beautiful golden girl from Valerie September 2021. Our sweet Autumn girl just turned 1 and we are more in love with her than ever! Autumn is healthy, silly, lovable and the most loyal dog. Valerie was amazing and very organized throughout the entire process. We felt very supported as this was our first puppy! She gave us excellent recommendations on food/training, etc and you can tell all the puppies at her ranch have an excellent life. We are so so happy with our pup and when we are ready for another we will definitely go through Valerie. Thanks again!!

  5. Valerie has been incredible! Lola came home with us June 15th
    Valerie made sure to communicate with us before she came home with us and after as well. She is happy and healthy she is the cuttest smartest most loving Golden. She has helped my daughter with her anxiety so much just because she is the most loving dog we’ve ever had. She is the perfect fit to the family

  6. Valerie has been absolutely wonderful and we couldn’t be happier with our little Ollie from Takoda and Harley. Ollie stayed with Valerie for an extra 4 weeks and it was clear she took the best care of him. She always checked in with us and sent us pictures – we absolutely knew Ollie was in the best hands. She made this process so easy and seamless and has also been a great resource now that Ollie is home with us. My boyfriend and I both grew up with dogs, him all goldens, but getting a puppy is a whole new ballpark and it’s been great working with Valerie through it all. She genuinely cares and loves all her pups. Thank you, Valerie!

  7. For years I dreamt of having a Golden so I was finally ready to make it happen and found Valerie’s Retriever Ranch. I had called Valerie just to set up a time to “come look”. WELL as soon as I met Valerie and all her pups I knew this is where I wanted to get my pup. You can tell Valerie loves every single pup which is so important in the first weeks of life. I believe this made a huge impact in my puppy’s (Gatsby) temperament. Gatsby is very well mannered and calm. He is extremely friendly and all around a great dog. I get so many compliments on how well behaved and smart he is. Valerie follows all of Gatsby’s adventures and is always available if I have any questions. I am so happy to have found Valerie and to finally have my Golden Gatsby!

  8. We are so happy with our baby girl, Blue. We have a 7 year old boy and it’s been a joy seeing them play together and having a very strong bond.
    Thank you Valerie for beeing such loving and caring with every puppy coming out of your ranch.

  9. Could not be happier with our sweet boy Jasper! He is 1.5 years old now and such a loving, healthy and smart pup. He has been so wonderful with our older lab and actually keeps him young with all the play and companionship. Jasper turned out to be my 14 year old son’s best friend. Thank you Valerie for this special golden!

  10. We love our sweet Rusty. He loves and is loved at all times and places by everyone. We are so glad we replaced our first Golden love. Our new baby will be everything we needed to fill the void. We have good memories and are making new ones each day. Thank you Valerie for having him at the right time.

  11. As a family with 3 young boys, we were looking for the perfect forever dog to welcome into our family. We knew we needed a breed that would be good with kids and ultimately decided on a Golden. We also wanted a dog that could grow up with our children. After learning about Valerie & her ranch, we decided it was our best option. We selected our pup and when he was ready to come home, we made the drive from Arizona to pick him up. It was so worth it! Valerie was so kind, easy to work with, answered all of our questions and helped us prepare by letting us know all the things we would need before taking our sweet boy home. She definitely loves her dogs and takes great care of them. We welcomed Finn into our family at the end of June and he immediately became part of the family. Our boys love their “little brother” and he is the most patient boy ever. He even joins in the fun by getting all wet when the boys play on their inflatable water slide. He is already a water dog! Thanks for making our little boys dream come true, Valerie ❤️

  12. Our family is so thrilled with our new adorable addition!!! We brought our male golden home from Valerie in June. He is so amazing, funny, and so GREAT with people. He is 16 weeks and already 31 pounds. We have had goldens for over a decade and lost out boy last December. We were looking around for a golden retriever pup and when we met Valerie and her pups/Dogs we new this was a match. Valerie puts all her heart into these dogs and it shows!!! We are so blessed to have our boy ” Bronx” as a part of our family!! Bronx is so great with kids, as we have our grandson who is 3 staying with us sometimes. The temperament of this pup is amazing. He is so smart and observant, he makes us laugh every day!! Thank you Valerie!!!

  13. After much thoughts , we decided on getting a golden puppy this summer for my 9 year old daughter and I must say we just got lucky to find Valerie and have “Ari” our puppy boy from Maggie’s litter. Even amidst her busy schedule , Valerie responds promptly , gives as much as information required anytime i ask her questions and recommendations even now.Being a first time puppy owner,i consider that a very sweet gesture and it clearly shows how much she cares for her puppies. Our puppy is a show stealer wherever he goes with the most pleasant manners and we are very happy with my puppy boy. I highly recommend Valerie for her beautiful puppies

  14. My wife and I looked all over for a golden retriever puppy and finally found Valerie. She helped us so much through out the whole process and we got the most perfect puppy we could have hoped for. He is happy, healthy and so well socialized. We can’t take him anywhere without being complimented on his good looks and how beautiful his coloring is. He has been the best!

    Thank you Valerie for our handsome boy!

  15. My wife and I looked all over for a golden retriever puppy and finally found Valerie. She helped us so much through our the process and we got the most perfect puppy we could have hoped for. He is happy, healthy, and so well socialized. We get so many compliments on his color and looks.

    Thank you Valerie for our handsome boy!

  16. Our family had been looking for a Golden Retriever for a while but I was a bit leary of finding a breeder on-line. Were they reputable, are they a scam? Then I came across Valerie and her business and knew she was legitimate. We picked up our puppy on May 31st and she has been the best, smartest, and healthiest puppy we could ask for. It is obvious Valerie cares for each and every dog that leaves her home and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a purebred Golden.

  17. We found Valerie through friends, who also adopted a pup recently and could not be happier. We adopted a female from Maggie’s litter in July 2022. Opal has been in our home now for about a month and is a beautiful, sweet little girl. Opal is a wonderful mix of energetic puppy and loving sweetheart. She is a healthy little girl who has quickly folded herself into our family of children and cats.

    Valerie’s attention to her care before adoption was exactly what you want to find from a breeder. We have had other Golden’s in the past but our search for a breeder is now over. We can only hope that when our time comes for another Golden pup that Valerie is still working her magic! While there are other breeders out there, you will find none better than Valerie.

  18. We have been so happy with our relationship with Valerie from the very start! She has excellent communication skills, kept us updated on Takoda’s pregnancy/delivery, and answered all our questions promptly. We are absolutely in love with our boy, Zeppelin. His personality fits our family perfectly, and his color is gorgeous! We are always getting compliments on how handsome he is. Oh, and his paws are huge and super cute. He has been such a joy to train, and has picked up on it quickly. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to work with Valerie, and continue to appreciate all her knowledge and experience as we navigate this incredible journey. If raising a puppy in general was easier, we would love to welcome another boy from the ranch; however, our three kiddos and Zeppelin keep us busier than we could’ve imagined. Though I secretly think about how fun it would be for Zeppelin to have a buddy! I would absolutely recommend getting a puppy from Valerie, because it is an investment and she truly cares about her pup families and success with their new family member. Thank you for helping us grow our family.

  19. My family and I had been thinking about getting a puppy for a while. My brother and I lost our dad in February, we’re both still in high school and in college, and wanted to get a puppy that could fill in the hole our dad left. My boyfriend and I reached out to Valerie only a month or two before we actually got to pick up our boy. He is perfect. The sweetest and most well behaved puppy I’ve ever seen. The process was very easy and smooth and Valerie was very accommodating and welcoming. We knew our puppy was coming from a responsible and loving home. We are so happy with our sweet Bear and always recommend Valerie to those who are interested in getting their own Golden.

  20. We lost our 11 year old golden to cancer in December 2021. I really thought that I would not have another one because my heart was broken. Our daughter had gotten one of Valerie’s pups four years ago and she kept letting us know that there were some pups available and I went to the website and saw the pictures of these beautiful little pups. So we picked up our new little girl, Harper, in June. Harper is a beautiful dog (sometimes a bit crazy but very entertaining). Valerie made it so easy to adopt her and there’s so much love that she has with her golden family. I would recommend her to anyone.

  21. We just got our puppy this past July 3rd and we have nothing but great things to say about the entire experience and our sweet boy. I had emailed Valerie saying we were interested in a puppy later this year and she was so helpful with the process. Then, I got an email saying a puppy was returned and if we wanted him, and we were there the next day. He ended up being my boyfriend and I’s soulmate in a dog and we have not been this happy in our entire lives. Valerie was SO sweet, helpful, kind, and gave us so much food and things to take home with the puppy to help with the transition. Our sweet boy is so loving, cuddly, well-tempered, calm (besides when he has the zoomies), and he loves to play with us (mainly our fingers with his sharp little teeth). The vet says he is a healthy, beautiful, dog that is one of the best-tempered retriever puppies she has seen in a while. Thank you Valerie for our live long son. We cannot wait for him to be with us as we grow in life and get married and start a family.

  22. We picked up our newest family member on Saturday, May 7th and we couldn’t be happier. We lost our GR, Lily, on February 21st and felt we would never heal. Along came Valerie with her sweet babies. One of her mommas, Sophia, had a litter and Valerie assured us we could adopt one of the girls to try to start to heal our hearts. Well, it has started to happen. We still miss our Lily, but Miss Isabelle Montague Noceda is slowly healing our hearts. She is a sweet tempered, brilliant little girl and we love her with all our heart. Thank you Valerie for making our family complete again.

  23. Valerie definitely cares deeply about her pups and the families they go to. We had an amazing experience with our puppy, she is the best behaved happy and healthy puppy. The whole process from start to finish was very well done and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you Valerie!

  24. I just lost my Lucy, she was 10 years old and my best friend. I am looking for another golden to raise in a loving home.

  25. I just picked up my beautiful baby golden girl and named her Marley. She’s my soulmate but in dog version. After coming to pick her up at Valerie’s ranch, i knew they were so so loved. Valerie had a whole house for the dogs themselves!! The puppy even came with her own puppy bag. Valerie was very informative and how so much genuine care for the puppies. Before meeting Valerie I was scammed almost $2000 for a puppy and even got death threats. I was very skeptical but Valerie was everything i was hoping for and more!

  26. We got a beautiful male golden from Valerie’s Retriever Ranch as a playmate for our other golden, and I’ve has been the best dog! He is so sweet and friendly, has a happy personality, and completes our family. It was so hard choosing which puppy we wanted because they were all friendly and cute, but I’m so happy with the one we selected. I loved everything about our experience with Valerie and her golden retrievers. She is a wonderful woman who clearly loves her dogs and takes care of them. We are so happy that we found her!

  27. After losing our 13 year old golden Sheba 2 years ago , we had been lookin an yes even gettin scammed our granddaughter came across Valerie’s golden called her an WE could not be more than glad with Valerie’s kind words an informative updates while we waited for our Big boy Keno
    He’s a happy an cubby hugger great. Personally
    Also Valerie’s calls to check if any questions we had this is always helpful when dealing with a puppy again
    Keno has been Worth the wait
    I would recommend Valerie’s retriever Ranch
    to all an any one looking for this breed
    Thanks again Valerie’.

  28. My husband and I lost our golden retriever, Enzo, in November of 2019. Enzo was such a amazing dog and my second golden retriever. My husband promised me a golden retriever puppy after we started to recover from Enzo’s loss. Around Christmas time, I started to look for a puppy and ended up getting scammed by someone who identified themselves as an out-of-state breeder. On New Year’s Day, we ran into a couple on a hike around Lake Hodges who had one of Valerie’s puppies . They highly recommended her. She was very responsive when I emailed and understood our need to come there meet her, the parents, and see her ranch due to our experience. From that moment on we knew we had met a wonderful breeder that we could trust. She was amazing through the whole process and kept us updated. We now have nine week old Tilly at home and she’s the best addition we could’ve made to our family. I highly recommend Valerie to anyone looking for a golden puppy.

  29. This past summer I visited Valerie and the two litters of pups she had at the ranch who were just getting ready to go to their homes. I had lost my Golden retriever Gracie, after 16 unforgettable years together, and I was looking for a new start. Valerie’s care and love for her dogs (especially Shelby !!) and her pups was evident. They were happy, robust and fun loving. I put a deposit on a female pup. On Dec 14th I was feeling the loss of my Gracie as it was the 1 year anniversary of her death. But then I received a text from Valerie that the pups in my litter had been born on December 14, one year to the day of losing Gracie ! I was so so happy ! Valerie kept in touch while they were growing, sent video and photo’s so I could see the progress. I was chosen by one of the lighter honey colored females and brought her home Feb 13 , 2021. She is now Finnegan Grace and I am so happy to have her in my life ! She is happy, healthy, smart and beautiful ! Her first vet appointment confirmed she is a very happy healthy Golden Pup. If you are looking to add a Golden retriever to your family, contact Valerie. She is knowledgeable, helpful and honest and most importantly keeps the best interest of her dogs and her pups above anything else. I had the best experience from first contact to driving away with Finnegan on pick up day. Thanks Valerie, Finnegan and I are very happy !

  30. We picked up our adorable and sweet pup in early December as a family holiday surprise. She is perfect in every way and has brought so much light to our lives. Valerie was very responsive the whole way and we plan to keep sending her photos has our little girl grows up. She’s amazing and so are her dogs!

  31. Picked up my Christmas puppy Leia from Valerie about a month ago and could not be happier.
    We were kept updated throughout the whole process from requesting information to picking up our happy healthy puppy. I would definitely recommend Valerie to anyone looking to making an addition to their family.

  32. My wife and I received our puppy, Biggie, from Valerie’s Ranch in December 2020. He is the son of Harley and Libby. Biggie is a beautiful, well-tempered, smart, playful, and loving puppy. He picks up commands quickly and has done very well with his crate training. He is very healthy and is going to be a big dog like his father, Harley. Biggie loves playing with his toys, chasing leaves that blow in the wind, running around the backyard, laying on his back and getting belly rubs, meeting new people, laying in the sun, and taking naps in his crate.

    We are very grateful for Valerie and the attention that she gave our puppy before we took him home. We got to meet Harley and Libby and they are both wonderful dogs. It was reassuring to spend time with them and see their personalities. We also got to meet some of the other dogs in the ranch and they are all beautiful and well-tempered. We highly recommend Valerie’s Ranch. Every dog is lovingly cared for and we are very happy and in love with our puppy.

  33. Valerie and her pups are absolutely amazing! I spent so much time researching breeders and I’m so happy I came across Valerie! She cares so much for all her pups and I’m beyond thrilled to have a beautiful loving puppy! Thank you so much Valerie for the wonderful pup and great experience!

  34. We got our little Penny from Valerie, she is probably the smartest dog we’ve ever had. She has the best disposition, I couldn’t ask for a better dog with my kids. She absolutely loves them and is constantly watching over them as they play. We can’t wait to get another one next spring to be her companion!

  35. My husband and I loved everything about working with Valerie to our new pup! We had been looking for a puppy for so long but came across breeders that seemed like they cared more about the money than the dog until we met Valerie. She made the process so easy, you can tell she cares about her pups and we absolutely love our new family member, he is the sweetest and cutest thing. Thank you!!!

  36. My husband and I got our first puppy from Valerie’s Retriever Ranch! I have been wanting a golden retriever for sooo long and our pup, Maui could not be more perfect!!

    Valerie has been sooo wonderful to work with! She is kind, quick to respond to text or email, and shares updates of the puppies while you wait to pick up your little family member! She truly loves her Golden’s and even puts together a goodie bag of important information and treats/toys for the puppy on pick up day.

    We truly could not be happier with our puppy and the love and care that Valerie shows her Golden’s! I can not recommend Valerie’s Retriever Ranch enough!!

  37. It took over a year for me to decide on where I was going to get my dog. I knew it had to be the right fit for me and the dog and I was willing to wait until I was sure. I’m so glad I did. Reading other comments on this page I decided to reach out to Valerie and she was very open to answering any questions I had and set up a time for me to visit the ranch and meet her and the mama pup to be.

    When I got out of my car Sophie – pregnant with eight pups – came running up to me and again I knew I made the right choice. Valerie kept me updated throughout the pregnancy and plenty of pics after the pups were born.

    When the pups were old enough I was able to sit and play with them and sure enough, one let me know that I was their human.

    I’ll be honest, with all the planning and research I did, I still was not fully prepared for puppy fatherhood and Valerie was always supportive and encouraging and went above and beyond to help me adjust.

    Lucky is now 12.5 weeks old – I got him at eight weeks – and everyday is a new adventure! I highly recommend Valerie!!

  38. We brought home our sweet Sunny – a girl out of Sophie and Harley’s litter – a month ago and we couldn’t be happier. She’s wicked smart, kind to every person and dog she meets, and has lots of fearless energy for adventure. We know she is going to make a great companion for outdoor activity as she gets older!

    We’re so fortunate to have found Valerie (through the AKC golden retriever breeder list). She made the process of choosing our dog easy and fun. We got to take a trip to the ranch many months ago to meet momma Sophie, and we fell in love. We could also see the care and attention Valerie put into raising her dogs and puppies, and finding a home for each of them that would be equally as loving. We look forward to our new life with Sunny and to staying in touch with Valerie. 🙂

  39. I cannot exaggerate enough how happy I am that I chose Valerie’s Retriever Ranch for my beautiful golden pup! After a horrible experience with a bad breeder, Valerie was a godsend! I did hours of research on breeders in the area and, by far, was the most impressed with her. She even let me and my boyfriend come visit her ranch prior to putting down a deposit. I was impressed by the care that she gave not only her puppies but her other animals as well and by the time we left I was SOLD. We just took our baby, Clover, home last month and we couldn’t be more thrilled! She is a JOY and came to us healthy and ready to love us! Unlike many other breeders, Valerie still checks in and answers any and all questions I send her way. If you’re looking for a reputable breeder with some amazing pups, look no further. Thanks for everything, Valerie!

  40. Our friends from the Navy got their golden, Eve, from Valarie. We’re excited to start the process and bring a Golden back into our family!

  41. I researched golden retriever breeders for about a year before I settled on Valerie. My husband and I got our Sandy from the ranch in February and she’s been the most amazing retriever. She’s healthy, incredibly easy to train, and the perfect addition to our home.

    Valerie really, really loves her dogs. When we visited her property, it was clear to us that her animals are well cared for. In fact, she uses her insulated building as the puppy barn, and she freezes her butt off in an uninsulated building next door on her property. If that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is.

    Should we or any of our friends want another retriever in the future I’ll be headed her way. Thanks Valerie!

  42. I’ m so lucky that I was introduced to Valerie through my friend. Her exceptional diligence in finding the perfect Golden Retriever breeder made it easy.

    Our dog is healthy, socialized, and quite well trained at just 10 weeks. My son and I couldn’t be happier.! Should I seek another dog in the future, it will also be from Valerie’s Retriever Ranch. Thank you Valerie! Chewie is gorgeous and he warms our hearts.

  43. Molly is one beautiful and smart puppy. My friend Dave Potts fell in love her at first sight. She passed her veterinarian check with flying colors. She now lives in a mansion on 15 acres by Barona and she loves it. Valerie was very knowledgeable about how to care for a young pup.

  44. Such Beautiful an awesome Website for your Golden Retrievers. They are so exuberant in they photos; what a beautiful family.
    I am so looking forward to visiting them.
    Thank you for sharing and inviting me to come to the ranch Valerie.

    Connie Cantrell

  45. I have nothing but good things to say about Valerie and her pups! First off, my golden boy I received from Shelby and Harley’s litter is so so smart. All of her pups are gorgeous! Valerie made the process of buying our sweet boy so simple and enjoyable by sending us updates/pictures while our boy was growing until he came home with us .

    Thank you so much Valerie!!

  46. After doing a ton of research, my husband and I fell Apon Valerie’s Retriever Ranch, and we couldn’t be any more happier about our decision.
    Since day one Valerie has been nothing but great. Any questions, concerns you may have she is there to help you every step of the way. She cares so deeply about her pups and makes sure they go to great homes only, which is so very much appreciated. she made sure to send us updates right away, and even shared some great tips and recipes for a happy healthy puppy!
    we picked up our sweet Charlie Mae Feb. 5 2020 and we are so deeply in love with her, she is the smartest, sweetest, loving , and most gorgeous dog ever. Potty training down at only 10 weeks! So lucky to have this little angel in our lives, and it’s all because of Valerie!
    You are in amazing hands when you purchase a pup from her ranch<3

  47. We are so pleased with our choice of breeder and pup from Valerie’s Retreiver Ranch. She trully has a passion for Golden’s, and it shows with her concern about the welfare
    of her puppies and finding the right homes for them. We trully feel we hit the jack-pot with our “Ellie,” who’s almost 15 weeks now. Not only is she beautiful and sweet, she is one
    smart dog who has caught on well with her potty training and training in general–of course, with consistent daily training reinforcement. She’s our “love bug” and only wants to be
    with us and snuggle (a perfect characteristic trait of the breed – to want to please). She’s perfect for us and we have no doubt she will grow into a wonderful adult dog to enjoy for many
    years to come.

  48. We got our sweet pup, Lea, at Valerie’’s Ranch at 8 weeks old. She’s a now a little over 3 months old & after our first visit to the Vet- the Vet told me that Lea was beautiful, healthy, smart and that the breeder did a wonderful job with her. She was in perfect health & growing beautifully. She has a great temperament, and so far has been easy to potty train. She is smart & gorgeous. I get stopped all the time! She is a very social, playful & loving puppy. I’ve fallen in love with Lea & so has the rest of my family. Thank you Valerie for helping us along the way & doing a great job with these pups! Valerie likes to check in & have us send pictures of Lea. It’s obvious that she cares so much about her pups and that they have a good life with a good family!

  49. My husband and I are so happy we found Valerie and her pups! We met someone who had a beautiful golden and I asked her where she got her boy and she had so many great things to say about Valerie. I immediately found her information and reached out that day. Thankfully, a boy was available from a litter that had just been born! Duke is now 3 months and he has the best personality and has been the perfect addition to our family. Our experience with Valerie has been amazing and she loves all of her pups so much. Thank you Valerie for being available with any questions we had before we brought our boy home. We love our Duke so much!

  50. My boyfriend and I took home our sweet boy, Jax, in October 2019. From the start, we knew we made the right choice with Valerie and her pups. Valerie was always very responsive with updates regarding the puppies, questions, and guidance. It was clear she truly cared about all of the puppies and her adult goldens. And, Jax has exceeded all expectations. He is healthy, handsome, and extremely social – always feels the need to introduce himself to everyone (people + dogs)! We will forever recommend Valerie as the go-to golden breeder.

  51. Valerie was so amazing with every step in getting my puppy. She was thoughtful and always had the pup’s best interest. I can’t thank her enough- not to mention her goldens are gorgeous! Thank you for all your thought and care in raising such healthy pups!!

  52. Me and my husband were looking for a golden retriever puppy to add to our family in the second part of 2019. I spoke to 5+ breeders and based on conversations and an in person meeting, we decided to go with Valerie! When we visited Valerie’s ranch, you can tell she really cares about her pups and her adult dogs. I thought it was great that she feeds her adults dog organic meals and provides them with a spacious ranch. I also really appreciated the fact that a Valerie would be in constant communication with us by sending us updates, photos and videos. We are so happy that we found Valerie and have smart and healthy fur baby!

  53. Thank you again for the info Valerie! We are looking for a golden puppy, our beautiful Cali passed in June and our home is feeling empty.

  54. After having our pup for a couple months now, he’s so perfect and the best new addition we could have wanted. Val made the process very easy and understanding, and seeing pictures of her pups previous litters, sold my girlfriend. Our little Axle was raised in the best hands and with the most nutritious puppy caretaker of them all! Thank you so much Val.

    Nick& Marisa

  55. I bought a Golden puppy, and named her Appa, from Valerie about a month ago and could not be happier. Valerie had a very easy to follow process to get Appa and made sure to communicate in the months leading up to adoption day. After getting Appa I continued the care plan that Valerie gave me and she is incredibly healthy and happy. Everywhere I go too, people stop me to say how cute and beautiful she is! Valerie gave me everything I needed within reason to get Appa started and we had a great adjustment period. I love her so much already and am excited to continue growing with her and training her! I’m so happy I chose to work with Valerie!

  56. We are so pleased and happy with the sweet addition to our family! As a young family with 3 babies under 3 we knew we wanted a family friendly dog. We had heard that Golden’s are the way to go. After a horrible fiasco with a backyard breeder who sold us a sick puppy who died, we finally found Valerie! We couldn’t be more please with the level of care and safety used to raise healthy happy puppies! We purchased our Ruby girl and we even asked Valerie to give a recommendation on which puppy she thought would be well suited for our family. She helped us chose the perfect pup! We are so appreciative of all the help given, for our new fur baby and are so happy to have a continued relationship with Valerie!!

  57. We got our boy, Doc, from Valerie in December of 2018. It was an absolutely wonderful experience working with Valerie. Doc is such a sweet puppy!

  58. We are so fortunate to be the parents of the only female from Shelby and Harley’s last litter of six. As the only girl, she learned how to keep up with her brothers at an early age. Fiona is now 14 weeks old and is beautiful, intelligent, athletic, loving and spunky. Whatever she’s doing, she’s all in. She started puppy class yesterday ready to learn and ready to rumble. She’s a lot of fun.

  59. Valerie is amazing! We met her when we were looking to add a golden to our family. She was so amazing with allowing me, my husband and our sons to interact, play and snuggle the puppies until we were able to decide on one. We did weekly visits and soon Valerie became our close friend and we have 2 wonderful goldens from her. So playful, sweet and loving. Our veterinarian even asked me for her contact info since our golden puppies were the healthiest he had seen! 🙂 I will always recommend Valerie when people ask for a golden breeder. You can tell she truly loves these dogs and the families that they go to. 🙂

  60. We brought our Frankie Boy home in August 2018! He is a wonderful dog that we are training to be a seizure response dog! My son has seizures and Frankie at 9 weeks starting staying with him and licking him during seizurfes. Whenever he has one Frankie will sit on top of him and stay with him until he is able to care for himself again. He is amazing! We have had a wonderful experience with Valerie. We are able to visit several times before we brought Frankie home and visited after too! She has wonderful dogs!!!

  61. My wife and I surprised our four children with a new puppy from Valerie’s Retriever Ranch on December 23rd. It was just before Christmas and we have had four Goldens in the past. They were beyond excited and couldn’t wait to take a drive down to Campo to pick up our new addition to our family. Valerie kept in touch every step of the way, providing photos fo the pups, asking all the right questions to make sure her dogs were going to the right family, and honoring our request for the largest male blond Golden Retriever pup in the litter from Shelby and Harley. I had done my research as well and had been following Valerie’s posts on the AKC for Golden Retriever puppies in California. We would have driven anywhere in California to find the right puppy for our family.

    Yet finding the right Golden meant doing our homework as well. These were the questions we had: What is the cost of a pure breed Golden? Valerie’s price was on the low to average price. How healthy are the Goldens? Through pictures and research, we found that Valerie purchased her dogs from a breeder with AKC paperwork, from respected family lineage, her dogs have plenty of space to run free on her 10 acre ranch and were not born in a small backyard . Was there a contract? Yes, she does provide a contract for the puppy of your choosing that details the vaccinations, de-worming treatment, dog food she provides with healthy vegetables and chicken she provides in her dogs diet, questions you may have about taking on a new puppy, and emergency contact information related to poison control. And if you are not able to care for your new pup after you take it home she will gladly take it back. Does the breeder care for her pups and dogs? Yes, she is very passionate about all of her animals, including her horses as if they are her own children. Does the overall look of the dog look like a Golden Retriever? I know this may seem like a strange question, but believe it or not, some of the breeders on the AKC website had dogs that may have had mixed breed parents and not necessarily a pure breed Golden Retriever. As I mentioned, we had four Goldens in the past so we were looking at bone structure, boxy head shape, the color, size of the paws, the health of their coat, etc. I wanted to know if the parents had hip dysphasia and other health ailments. All of these factors were an important factor for our family choosing the right breeder and Golden for our family.

    Finally, with Valerie she wants to stay connected with the pups she has and with the new families that adopt them. To us this meant that Valerie was vested in her puppies much more than a quick profit but wanted that connection to be able to share the lives of her puppies with the families that enjoy them. I will leave you with this – my wife and I, and our kids have been having so much fun with our new puppy, watching him grow, play, explore his new home as he is a new addition to our family. We would most definitely recommend Valerie’s Retriever Ranch to a family interested in a quality dog.

  62. I purchased a pup from Valerie in April 2018 and picked her up on May 24,2018. Her name is Sadie Mae. She has been such a wonderful pup who is very loving and loves to hug you. She has been the best thing for me in a long time. I would totally recommend going to Valerie if you want to have an amazing pup who loves you and is a lot of fun.

  63. I love Valarie and all her dogs! I found Valarie through a shared Facebook post within our small mountain community, and I was hooked at one picture of 9 small beautiful golden retriever puppies, but who wouldn’t be right? I did a lot of research on Golden Retrievers, never having one before, but having grown up with other dogs, I knew what I was in store for. At first contact from Valarie, you could tell that she is a serious breeder who ensures that these pups will only go to the best of loving, and caring homes.

    I went to the ranch, not having a specific sex in mind. She allowed me to go into the pen, and play with all the puppies, telling me which ones had found homes and which had not. I sat there for almost a good hour letting the puppies play and interact with us, all while having a delightful conversation with Valarie. After a long-while, I didn’t choose my puppy, but rather my puppy chose me! A few short weeks later, I finalized my paperwork for my Kassy girl, and took her home.

    Kassy, a lighter golden like her momma Shelby, but big like daddy, Harley, has been by far the best and most loyal dog I have ever had. She has an amazing demeanor and an adorable personality to match. She LOVES to give hugs, (literally – her paws cross when she loves on you!). She is smart as a whip. She makes all of us smile all the time and couldn’t have gotten a better fit for our family.

    I often get asked where I found such a beautiful, loyal, and gentle creature, and refer to Valarie’s ranch. Valarie is a wonderful human-being and ensures only the best for her animals. Valarie has become extended family and follows our girls journey through facebook, picture sharing, and messages! We are so happy with our entire experience and am glad to stay in contact. The kids and I are trying to meet up soon and visit the ranch with Kassy!

  64. We bought a male Golden Retriever from Val last summer and have had nothing but good things to say about our experience. First, all of her dogs are beautiful, probably the best looking dark goldens we have ever seen. They also have amazing temperaments. Our boy, Chip, is growing by leaps and bounds, he’s already pushing 60lbs at 7 months old. He gets along great with our older Lab mix, and is probably extending her lifespan with his youthful exuberance. We rarely can walk him without being stopped by someone who wants to admire him, and of course he loves everyone. Val is truly concerned about placing her pups with good families and continues to check in with them as they grow. Thanks Val

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HTML tags allowed in your comment: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>