Our goal is to bring joy to your family through golden retrievers. Hear directly from other families, just like you! Check our Facebook page (Summer's Goldens) to see more stories and pictures.
"You were amazing to work with! We could tell you were a genuine person and someone who would take the time to make sure the litter was properly cared for. I don't think you could have done anything better! Hampton is adjusting so very well. He is adventurous and sweet and everything you could want in a puppy."
-Emilie and Boyd, parents of Hampton
"We can't say enough about your prompt reply to our inquiries whether by phone or email. You answered all questions and offered to be available after the adoption to answer more; this gave us great peace of mind. Charlie adjusted very well to his hours-long crate travel to his new family and arrived eager to meet everyone, including his nine-year-old brother, Max. He had only a couple of accidents in the house. I would say his adjustment has been exceptional! Jen, who has raised two other family golden puppies, agrees that he is the BEST puppy ever!"
-Judy, parent of Charlie
"You do so many things very well! You were very flexible and accommodating when we were planning our visit to see the puppies. You were so patient with us when we were visiting the puppies and choosing our sweet Abigail. Picking up Abigail was so easy and your care package was full of wonderful surprises. I love the puppy photo book! Your folder is organized and helpful ."
-Kelley, parent of Abigail
"Golden Retrievers make THE BEST family pets. Our Sadie and Aayla have adjusted wonderfully to their new homes within the family. The pups have been very successful in social settings with other family and neighborhood pets. They are smart (learn commands easily), are confident of themselves in new environments, aim to please, and have the sweetest dispositions. We chose Summer's Goldens based on their integrity with raising purebred goldens whose genetics are monitored to ensure that we will have our sweet pups for a long life of good health and joy to the family. Marta was fantastic with communication, provided us the opportunity to meet the pup's parents with our visit, and set us up with all the necessary information to transition easily to our local vet. The pups came microchipped and AKC registration applications ready to go. A truly wonderful experience that will extend happiness in our lives for years and years to come!"
-Kris, parent of Sadie
"I really liked you provided us with pictures and information, and the list of stuff to get beforehand was very helpful! I keep telling everyone I don't think we could've found a better breeder! The process was easy and couldn't have gone any better! Thanks again for everything!"
-Jessica and Josh, parents of Maddon
"I feel you communicated very well. You always responded to my emails or texts in a timely manner. The shipment of Rover also went very smoothly."
-Geoff, parent of Rover
"In my opinion you did everything well and even above and beyond what I expected. Everything you did was great for me and my family! I honestly can't think of anything that I think you could have done any better with your service. Everything you did for us was great and anything I asked or needed you provided an answer in a swift manner."
-Matt, parent of Riley
"I think the initial phone call and photos were extremely helpful as well as the care package when we picked up Charlie. We love Charlie!"
-John and Mandy, parents of Charlie
"Again, thank you, we absolutely love Lace! I can’t think of anything you didn’t do well, I have no complaints."
-Camille, parent of Lace
"Stella was a great little traveler. She would stand up in the box we brought along and simply sniff the air, then a minute later would be laying down sound asleep. She was great! She has truly been a joy. She is a very quick learner so she is doing great responding to her name, nearly house broken, and definitely knows where her food is kept! You really care about the pups and their well being. We truly could not think of a single thing that you could do better. You are a first class breeder!"
-Margitta, grandmother of Stella
"We think you were fantastic. United was also a delight. Manchester, NH is a tiny airport. Ember was delivered to the ticketing desk with another little puppy. The agent said that she loved her job but this was her favorite part!"
-Bob, parent of Ember
"She is a beautiful dog--not only physically, but mentally as well. Our daughter just finished 6 weeks of "Puppy training" with her, and the trainer said that she had never worked with such a well-adjusted and socialized young puppy--calm, loving and very quick to learn but fearless and daring as well. Ember starts her next set of training classes in late January."
-Wendy, parent of Ember
"I spent a lot of time looking at reviews and videos and Facebook. Lincoln seems to be very healthy and happy and open to new experiences. I can tell he is well-socialized because he is very happy to be with people and learns very quickly."
-Sarah, parent of Lincoln
"Jameson is adapting so well and everything has been smooth sailing! He had this first vet appointment in Chicago and they said everything looks great! He was a hit there. All of the veterinarians and assistants LOVED him!"
-Jessica, parent of Jameson
"The travel information was great. Hannah came to us perfectly fine. We were so excited to meet her, we got to the airport early. You provided all the information that we needed and more. The care package was excellent. My wife and I loved the photo album, especially that you included pictures of her mom and dad. I honestly can't think of anything you could do better. The experience was great for me all around."
-Tyler, parent of Hannah
"From the very start I could tell that your main goal was to raise good Goldens and ensure they went to good and loving homes. I could tell this wasn’t just a business to you, but that you genuinely loved and cared for every single puppy you had. That helped me to know I was dealing with the right person. I didn’t want someone who merely was wanting to make money for puppies. From beginning to end the process was extremely smooth and free of stress. It truly was a blessing to work with you on finding our puppy and bringing him home. We love him so much and are so thankful he’s a part of our family."
-Sarah, parent of Slugger
"Elliot is doing so well! He has the best temperament and loves to learn! I had done a ton of research on finding a good breeder, and I looked at breeders in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. When I found your website, I then looked you guys up on Facebook and read what people said. From there, I called you and felt confident in choosing you because you were very knowledgeable, kind, and always willing to answer any questions I had. The way you run Summer’s Goldens is fantastic and I couldn’t be happier with Elliot. Keep doing what you’re doing! Again, thank you so much for giving me the best little puppy in the world. We are already so close and I love him so much!" -Sara, parent of Elliot
"I love all the welcome bag contents. Everything was so personalized and the well-organized folder has made it easy to store the important information (one teacher can see teacher organization in another). Also, absolutely loved the pictures! This was our first experience adding a puppy to our family. There is no comparison and the bar was set very high. Thanks again, and if there is ever a Summer's Goldens reunion day, count us in!"
-Katie and Allen, parents of Helo (pictured with his new friend)
"Summer's Goldens has done everything to make every step of adopting a puppy an easy one. They sincerely care about the well-being of the puppies from conception, to birth, to being adopted. It was apparent how much they respect their dogs, the future of their litter's lives, and are extremely educated on how to properly socialize and raise puppies. I have had many dogs in my life, but our boy is the best puppy I have ever met. He is inquisitive, smart, playful, and so sweet. He loves everyone and every dog he has met, isn't fearful or skittish, and already responds to basic commands. He was crate-trained and potty-trained extremely quickly (in 4 days!). Summer's Goldens ensures that every litter, every puppy, is prepared for their forever homes. We are so grateful to have had this experience with them, they are kind, generous, and all around good people. We highly recommend Summer's Goldens. We are so happy to have our boy, Bowie, home with us, but we are eternally thankful for the first few weeks of his life that were spent at Summer's Goldens getting the best possible care a puppy could ask for."
-Jade, parent of Bowie
"I couldn't have asked for a better experience. You are friendly, knowledgeable and very passionate about raising fantastic dogs. The emails with details about what stage of life the puppies were in and the pictures were a great reminder that we were getting a well-rounded puppy. And finally the take home care package, you included everything we would need, so thoughtful. You are AMAZING!"
-Sara, parent of Birdie
"You were incredibly detailed with all of your emails regarding process, selection, care, prepping, etc. We have experience with puppies and dogs--but for people who don't--I am sure prospective, first-time puppy owners will be very encouraged by how well you communicate. I also didn't feel like a 'number.' This is a big investment financially and time-wise; you want to feel part of the process, not just waiting for someone to assign you a pet. It was also very encouraging to see just how clean and warm the environment in which these puppies are raised. "
-Josh, parent of Dexter
"Boone transitioned so well and I think it was because of his socialization. He has picked up on things like sit, going up and down stairs, and potty training very quickly compared to our friend's new golden. I love that you socialize the dogs and all the effort you put into them. Our vet was also impressed he was already microchipped and dewormed. She said it was great! Keep doing what you’re doing! We will recommend you to anyone considering a golden and we will definitely be using you whenever we decide to get our next golden!"
-Nita, parent of Boone
"Our experience was absolutely excellent! Summer's Goldens was very thorough from start to finish and they have the well-being of their animals as their first priority. They made our puppy-buying experience wonderful. Highly recommended!"
-Kyle, parent of Spud
"Based on Ellie’s temperament, I would have to say that from birth to their adoptions, your puppies are truly loved and exposed to so many different situations which leads to a loving, confident and secure puppy. Your weekly updates are certainly a special touch; it was exciting to see their changes each week and the information you provided was very helpful. Adoption day was such an exciting day for us and we could tell how happy you were for your puppies and their new families! My husband and I just can’t say enough about what a great business you run. We feel very fortunate that we found you and ultimately Ellie!"
-Kathy, parent of Ellie
"The process was easy and we can tell how much you care about the dogs. We enjoyed the little photo book of Maggie and especially loved the blanket that had her parents' scent on it. We could also tell that she was very well-socialized before we got her."
-Kim, parent of Maggie
"Your encouragement for questions was just one of the many ways you showed your love for your dogs. I loved the weekly pictures and even watching them on your website. Visiting your facility was also very impressive. You run a top shelf operation!"
-Jana, parent of Sven
"We are absolutely in love with our boy Winston! He has been good as gold. We are making good progress with potty and crate training, and have introduced him to most of our family members. He’s doing very well. We have loved how cuddly and playful he has been. I found Summer’s Goldens by comparing breeders... We found you all had an available litter, and a well documented and verified heritage of your dogs and puppies."
-Jordan, parent of Winston
"We are doing great! Gus is a sweetheart! We just love him. I heard about you from the golden retriever forum-- someone had commented how awesome their experience was and the quality of Goldens. We looked forward to the pictures; I’ve never had another breeder do that or give us photos to take home. I was impressed with how clean everything was on both visits and that you let us see where they stay and their parents. I wish I could think of something you didn’t do. Please please keep breeding Goldens!"
-Stefanie, parent of Gus
"We chose Summer's Goldens because you talk about socialization issues and take steps to begin socialization early, when it is most important. We enjoyed seeing your facilities and meeting Nova's parents. Low volume/high quality is why we chose Summer's Goldens!"
-Mark, parent of Nova
"I would absolutely recommend Summer's Goldens to anyone. The entire process for getting our puppy was wonderful. It is very easy to communicate with Marta and I appreciate the love and care that she puts into her golden retriever family. The kennel area is very clean and well-kept for puppies and adult goldens. Marta is also very organized. Having all the current health and vet information together in one place is greatly appreciated! When I took my new puppy for his first appointment with our vet, they were thrilled with all the documented vaccines and health records that Marta had given us. They said that Marta had pretty much followed everything to a T as far as that went. I was very happy to hear that! Our puppy is happy, healthy and loves everyone."
-Victoria, parent of Mack