So, you think you’re ready to adopt? Our first recommendation is that you make sure you know all about golden retrievers. Read up on the breed. Interact with several of them. Talk to people who’ve had a golden for a long time. Adoption is a lifetime commitment so be informed and be ready. Golden retrievers are a lovable breed, gentle by nature, easy to train and eager to please.
But, they are also big, energetic, have long fur coats and would prefer to have their own way most of the time – just like most creatures on earth. They are very social, don’t like being alone for long periods of time, and need to be an active part of your life. They incur costs for vet bills, training classes, quality food, fencing in some instances, not to mention toys, leashes, brushes… the list goes on. Some like cats and some do not.