BEFORE you submit a Puppy Application (at the bottom of this page), please read everything below to find out more about how we run things at Lost Forty Kennels. There's a lot of information here; thank you for taking the time to read it! We'll be happy to answer any questions you have! Just Contact Us
We are a sustainable breeder for every puppy that we produce. Sometimes things happen, life changes and you may find yourself unable to care for you puppy/dog. We WILL accept the dog back, without judgement, no matter the age of the dog.
I'll say it again: These puppies are our babies! Like any good parent, we want to keep up with how they are doing as they grow & learn. We ask for updates from you with photos at least twice yearly, but we hope you'll share much more often!
When you take one of our puppies home, you become part of our extended family! We will be available to you to support any way we can, whether your puppy is 10 weeks or 10 years old. You'll have our phone number, our email, and we encourage you to use them!
The first step to adopting one of our Golden Retriever puppies is to submit a Golden Application . If you have any questions, message us before you fill out the application. If we approve your home, we'll email you to let you know you've been added to our Wait List.
When pricing each of our litters, there are various considerations as well as extra costs that sometimes arise & therefore our pricing can vary. Our litters range from $1,700 - $2,500. Price of your puppy will be included in your puppy contract for your review when we ask for deposit to reserve (see more on deposits below).
We keep an open wait list. Once puppies are born, we will reach out via email to our Wait List to begin accepting deposits based on the number of pups & genders available - deposits are nonrefundable.
The remaining balance is due when you pick up your puppy. Cash or Credit Card are accepted forms of payment. A 3% fee will be added if paying by credit card.
Pick order is determined by deposits taken and gender preference. First pick is always reserved for breeder, though we rarely utilize this option.
We complete temperament testing with each of our puppies to determine their best qualities, in order to find the best fit for your family. With these results in mind, we will help you to select your puppy at 8 weeks during Pick-Up!
How exciting! Your puppy is 8 weeks old & it’s finally time to take home your new forever friend! We prefer that each family come to our home to pick up your pup. We like the opportunity to meet each of you & your family, and this gives you the chance to meet us & our dogs as well.
We’ll schedule a “Puppy Pick-Up Day”, on a Saturday, for puppy parents to select their puppy & ask any questions you may have. We’ll have your Puppy Welcome Kit ready to go! Your remaining balance is due when you pick up your pup.
We do not ship our puppies. Delivery options can be discussed.
Once you have your new puppy, we hope you will take lots & lots of photos to share with us, and allow us to share them as well via Social Media and our website!
We will periodically email our Wait List with pertinent updates. This is the best way to communicate with us as well, so feel free to email us or message through our website with any questions.
We also ask that you keep us updated as well if any of your information from the initial Golden Application changes.