Golden Retriever Puppies at Sun & Sand Goldens

Looking to welcome a Golden Retriever into your home? We understand the excitement, and we want to keep you informed!

Our Upcoming Litter:

We have a litter due on May 23rd, and the waiting list is currently full. However, sometimes unexpected surprises happen! If additional spots become available due to unforeseen circumstances, we'll promptly update our website to reflect this.


Looking Ahead to Fall 2024: CLOSED-waiting list is full

Great news for those planning in advance! We have a litter planned for this fall, and spots are still open on the waiting list. Secure your potential pup's spot now by joining our waitlist for the Daisy & Shadow 2024 litter 


Interested in a Spring 2025 litter? OPEN VERY LIMITED SPACE- accepting only applications for males

We have planned litters for Spring 2025 and spots are still open on the waiting list. Secure your potential pup's spot now by joining our waitlist for the Daisy & Shadow 2025 litter

Welcome Your New Dog with Confidence!

Bringing home a new dog is exciting, but preparation is key! Here's a guide to create a smooth transition for both you and your furry friend:

Dog-Proofing Your Home:

Safety First: Secure wires, remove harmful objects, and block off restricted areas.

Fenced Yard? Double-check fences and gates are secure.

Cozy Crate: Set up a crate for a quiet, safe haven for your dog to relax.

Essentials for Your New Dog:

Food & Water: Bowls for food and fresh water are a must-have.

Identification: A collar, leash, and ID tag ensure your dog's safety.

Playful Fun: Stock up on toys and chew toys to keep your pup entertained.

Bringing Your Dog Home:

Gradual Introduction: Start outside, show them the yard and take them for a walk.

Introducing Pets: If you have another dog, have a slow introduction outdoors first.

Home Tour: Gradually explore your home with your dog on a leash.

Quiet Time: Give your dog time to adjust, avoid overwhelming situations for the first few days.

Routine is Key: Establish a feeding, walking, and playtime routine from day one.

Training Time: Consider dog training classes to help you and your dog learn together.

Kids & Dogs: Supervise interactions between children and your new dog for the first few weeks.

The 3-3-3 Rule: Adjusting to a New Home

Every dog adjusts at their own pace, but here's a general guideline:

First 3 Days: Your dog may be overwhelmed, not eating, or testing boundaries. Be patient!

After 3 Weeks: Your dog will settle in, show more personality, and may start testing behaviors.

After 3 Months: Your dog should be comfortable, bonded with you, and feel at home.

Essential Supplies for Your New Puppy:

Crate or Carrier: Provides a safe space to sleep, rest, or travel.

Comfy Bed: Gives your puppy a sense of security and comfort.

Food & Water Bowls: Sturdy, non-slip bowls for easy eating and drinking.

Leash & Collar: Essential for safe walks and training. Ensure a proper fit.

Variety of Toys: Keeps your pup entertained and prevents chewing on unwanted objects.

High-Quality Food: Choose puppy food appropriate for your dog's age, size, and breed (consult your veterinarian).

Potty Training Supplies: Pads, a grass pad, or a litter box can help with house training.

Cleaning Up Accidents: Pet-friendly cleaners, paper towels, and odor eliminators are helpful.

Training Treats: Reward good behavior during training sessions.

Basic Grooming Supplies: Brush, comb, nail clippers, and a toothbrush for regular grooming.

By following these tips and having essential supplies on hand, you can create a smooth transition and a loving environment for your new dog. Welcome to pet parenthood!

Welcome Home, New Golden Family!

Congratulations on welcoming your adorable Golden Retriever puppy! We at Sun and Sand Goldens are thrilled to have you join our family. This guide covers essential care for your new furry friend:

Golden Retriever Puppy Essentials:


Three meals a day for balanced nutrition (adjust portions as your pup grows).

We recommend a mix of high-quality puppy food (wet & dry) for a varied diet.

Always provide fresh water.

Follow vet or food package guidelines for portion adjustment.

Potty Training:

Designate a specific litter box location (easily accessible).

Take your puppy to the box after meals, drinks, and naps.

Reward them for using the box correctly.

Maintain a consistent routine and clean the litter box regularly.

Puppy Health:

Deworming: Your puppy received deworming at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks. Consult your vet for a continued schedule.

Vaccinations: Your puppy will have been vaccinated at least once. Discuss a vaccination schedule with your vet to continue boosters and keep your puppy healthy.

Heartworm Prevention: Start a prevention regimen as recommended by your veterinarian.

Additional Tips:

Spaying/Neutering: Discuss the best timing for spaying/neutering your puppy with your veterinarian (around 6 months is common but we suggest 1 year or more).

Keeping Your Pup Safe:

Registration: Register your puppy with breed registries or kennel clubs to establish ownership and access health records.

Microchipping: Your puppy will come with permanent identification. Ensure your contact details are up-to-date. 

Keep Your Furry Friend Safe with BuddyID Microchipping

Your adorable new puppy is all set for adventure, but have you considered how to ensure their safe return if they ever wander off? All our puppies come microchipped with BuddyID, a reliable and permanent solution for reuniting you with your furry friend.

Never face the heartache of a lost pet again:

The unimaginable scenario of a lost pet can send shivers down any pet parent's spine. BuddyID microchipping offers a permanent and reliable solution for reuniting you with your beloved companion animal.

What is BuddyID microchipping?

Imagine a tiny biocompatible capsule, about the size of a rice grain, containing a unique identification number. That's exactly what a BuddyID microchip is. Implanted painlessly under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades, this microchip offers a safe and secure way to identify your furry friend.
Important Note: BuddyID is not a GPS tracker.

How does it work?

Should your pet wander off and end up at a shelter or veterinary clinic, a quick scan with a reader reveals the microchip number. This number acts as a key, unlocking your pet's unique profile stored in a secure online registry linked to BuddyID. Unlike other services with recurring fees, BuddyID offers lifetime registration for one affordable price, providing peace of mind without breaking the bank.

Benefits of BuddyID microchipping go far beyond convenience:

Increased chance of a happy homecoming: Statistics speak for themselves. Microchipped pets have a significantly higher chance of being reunited with their families compared to those without.

Peace of mind you deserve: Knowing your pet is microchipped allows you to focus on finding them during a stressful time, rather than fearing the unknown.

Safe and permanent solution: BuddyID microchips are biocompatible and designed to last the lifetime of your pet, ensuring your furry friend is always identifiable.

Travel made easy: Microchipping is a requirement for international pet travel in some countries. By getting your pet microchipped with BuddyID, you're one step ahead of planning your next adventure together.

Registration for life: Complete the online registration process with BuddyID to link your contact information to your pet's microchip number. This ensures you're easily reachable if your pet is ever found.

Why Register Your Dog? Understanding the Benefits of AKC Registration

Looking to give your furry friend the best start in life? Dog ownership goes beyond walks and playtime. Registering your pup with a recognized registry like the American Kennel Club (AKC) offers a surprising number of benefits for both you and your dog.

The AKC: More Than Just Registration

Founded in 1884, the AKC is a leader in all things purebred dogs. They don't just register pups; they offer pedigree analysis, connect you with reputable breeders, and organize exciting events showcasing canine skills in agility, obedience, and conformation.

Registration: Beyond a Piece of Paper

Registering your dog isn't just about having a fancy certificate. It's a key part of responsible dog ownership:

Proof of Ownership & Heritage: Registration provides an official ID, verifying ownership and tracing your dog's lineage. This is especially important for purebreds, offering insights into potential health concerns.

Responsible Breeding Practices: AKC registration ensures breeders follow strict standards, promoting healthy breeds and discouraging practices that compromise your dog's well-being.

Unlock the World of Canine Events: AKC registration opens the door to competitions, fostering a sense of community with other dog lovers and offering valuable networking opportunities.

Supporting Canine Health Research: Your registration fee contributes to research initiatives, helping to understand and combat genetic diseases in dogs.

Making Registration Easy:

Gather Documents: Collect proof of ownership and, for purebreds, pedigree information.

Register Online: The AKC offers a user-friendly online application process.

Pay the Fee: A small fee covers registration costs (price may vary).

Get Confirmed: Once processed, you'll receive your dog's official registration documents.

Keep it Updated: Regularly update your registration to maintain accuracy.

By registering your dog with the AKC, you're not just getting a certificate; you're investing in your dog's future and contributing to a healthier, happier canine community.