"Merry Christmas from BRUNO MARS. 7/5/19 Son of Molly May 2 & Thunderstruck Cooper. Always smiling and very talkative!" - Kevin Wade
"My wife and I had been looking at adding a golden retriever to our family for some time. Cindy and Oak Grove Golden's were fantastic to deal with and the boy we got is super loving, smart, and healthy! Thank you for the perfect addition to our family!" - Brandon Conner
"Sunny is 6 months and 6 days. He is about 45lb and very healthy. He loves humans and other dogs. It took for a while for him to get along with our old dog (Hana, 10 years old), but they are getting along with each other now. He finished obedience classes. He is very smart and learned a lot quickly. He still needs training for counter surfing and putting anything in his mouth, though. We are so happy that he is a member of our family." - Andrew and Iku Funderburg
"I hope all is well in Rickreal. Our middle son Scott decided to be a Oregon Duck instead of a Beaver at Oregon State. Anyway, I figured I would send a couple pictures of the boys to ya. They are beautiful guys. They thoroughly love being together. They pretty much see each other every day. I just wanted to say thanks again. Pumpkin now 12 puts them in there place and plays with them too. Leroy is the one in the photo with Pumpkin and by himself on the boat. Rubin is the other one. Take care" - Janell/Doug Hayes
"I wanted to send you some pictures of Pinot. We brought her home in May and she was Lady Addison / Charles litter. She is 4 months old and is so smart. She loves people so much but is a little shy around doggies. We are continuing to take her to puppy socialization and puppy play dates. She weighs in at 26 lbs and is so gorgeous. We get compliments all the time on her coloring. She is very lean and long. She is the best girl." - Alyssa Tarbox
"Twelve years ago, we bought a puppy from you whose parents were Reggie and Lady Sabrina. We named him Brody, and he became a huge part of our family. We raised our kids with him, and he traveled everywhere with us. I don't think there's a trail or beach Brody didn't go to anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. He led a healthy life with only an occasional ear infection.
"Hi Cindy, hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather. I wanted to give you an update on our girl that we brought home yesterday. Safe to say WE ARE IN LOVE.
"First i would like to thank everyone at Oak Grove for your part in introducing me to the best dog I have ever known. Our Maizey gave us her last goodbye recently after 16 glorious years. Seriously the sweetest being we could have ever hoped to have join our family. Just an absolutely perfect friend. We would like to reserve another female pup this spring or summer if you have any available. We're very much looking forward to hearing from you soon. Seriously, thank you again for our Maizey. There simply aren't words. - Andy Thornton
" 13 years ago, we got the best dog we have ever had from Emily and I believe Maxwell at Oakgrove Goldens. She did everything with us. We power walk, jogged, multiple times climbed Hamilton, Dog and Wind mountains in the Gorge. She spent countless hours chasing the tennis ball and swimming at our lake cabin. All 5 of our grandchildren were raised by her. The oldest is 12. We found the reason for her sudden decline in appetite and energy on 3/23 by scan. It was a widely spread vascular cancer involving the liver, spleen and lymph nodes. Even then, she had walked 3.25 miles on 2/22 with us, although we let her set the pace. Because we were told she could have a sudden catastrophic end, we were with her when she was euthanized 3/24. We are left with a huge hole in our hearts. I can't tell you how many times people volunteered what a great dog she was. Our Vets were so impressed that they eventually brought home 4 goldens from Oakgrove Goldens. The bottom line is that we would very much like to get a cousin from you as soon as they are available. Thanks so much for the great job in breeding such wonderful dogs. - David and Laurie Wills
"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR OUR SWEET ROSIE!!! We picked her up from you two weeks ago today. She was one of Buck and Cami's sweet girls. I am so grateful you do what you do. I'm so thankful she joined our family. We love her so much. She is doing wonderful and I believe she loves her new home. Although cats are still adjusting to her she wants nothing more than to be good friends with them. - Carrie Clark
"Just wanted to give you an update on Krieger, from Piper & Buck's January 2020 litter. He's the best little dude that I could ask for, and was definitely a life saver during Quarantine. He loves to cuddle up on the bed and always had to have a toy ( or two ) in his mouth. Hope all is well and thank you for such an amazing dog!!" - Samantha Gage
"Calli goes to school Every day with her owner who is a high school teacher. She has to put her head in every students lap to get her pet each day. She is an excellent Companion and therapy dog. She is only eight months old!" - Maureen Walter
"Just wanted to let you know that Lincoln did very well on his first car ride home. I have attached a photo of him sleeping in the car. His big sister seems to really like him and they've been playing very well together. He is super spunky and smart! I think he is going to be a wonderful addition to our family! Thanks again for being so lovely to work with." - Kristen, Taylor, Finley, & Lincoln
"We've adopted two pups from Oak Grove over 8 years. I am extremely impressed by the breed quality and health of these genetics. Smart dogs, gentle, easily trained and beautiful. You have a preference for color, body and eyes? They have it. Yes the pups are not inexpensive like backyard breeders but quality is far more important. Best Dogs Ever. - Anne Elise Kinsey
Theadore Tobias, Son of Sir Cody / Lady Samantha, 4/10/11
Bruno Mars, son of Thunderstruck Cooper / Molly May 2, 7/5/19
"We have a wonderful female golden whose parents are Lacy and Buck, born June 6, 2018. Harley is the joy of our lives - she's such a sweet, smart and sometimes mischievous girl. Everyone has to stop and ask to pet her. She loves to retrieve items and is well known in the neighborhood for packing her own 'poo' bags home so proudly!! Wonderful breeder = wonderful dogs !!!" - Sheri A. Mosher
We live on a farm and his gentle, loving temperament has been invaluable here. Our sheep run up to the dog yard and stick their heads through the fence for Scout's kisses. He's fantastic with our other older dog and our cat also. He gets along so well with visitors, their dogs, and children.
I am also a training therapist and have had Scout accompany me to sessions. He is a calm, gentle, kind presence in the therapy room, even at such a young age and without being neutered yet.
He is already nearly 50 lbs. and has a beautiful, light red and blonde coat. He went from a tiny fluff ball to a slender giant! He is just so healthy and has amazing genetics and disposition, we can't thank you enough for the beautiful lineage and responsible breeding you conduct. Our other dog has anxiety and Scout's presence alone has calmed her and helped her learn that things like car rides and the vacuum aren't so scary after all.
We love our little Scout more than we can express and are endlessly grateful to your family for our new addition. He greatly improves every day!" - Shae and Nick Ferguson
"Hey, just giving you an update on our new puppy! He's perfect and so good, he's already potty trained really well and is super smart! We named him Forrest! Just wanted to send you a couple pictures of him and his new big brother! It snowed a lot this week at our house so there's some fun ones of the boys in the backyard. Thank you guys so much!! We love him so much!!" - Karla & Isaac (and Dillinger the black Labrador)
"We wanted to share some pictures of the awesome golden retrievers we have raised (and continue to raise) from Oak Grove Goldens. Recently we picked up our newest family member, Ember, from Buck and Elsa's litter. She is our fourth Golden from your kennel! She is also 4th generation of Sir Maxwell's line. Max was the sire of our first male puppy, Duke. He had a long curly mane like Max (see attached pictures). All of our dogs have come through Max's line. Each of these dogs have had unique personalities, but all have been kind, smart, obedient and loving companions to us. They came to us healthy and happy and have brought great joy into our lives. Since we take our dogs nearly everywhere we go, they have had some great adventures over the years across the US and Canada. We look forward to more fun with Bosun (6 yrs old) and Ember (8 wks old). Ember has made herself right at home and is already asking to go outside to potty (after only 3 days of house training). She gets it! A video of Bosun pulling our dinghy in to shore is also attached. Enjoy!" - Lew and Lori Allen
"We are so in love with little Gus! (From Molly and Buck.) He is spectacular and so loving. We've bonded deeply, he knows his name already and sticks with you like glue (but not that he's afraid to wonder just that he likes being with you)! Anyway, we thank you for taking such care and pride with your breeding - the temperament of your puppies is incredibly sweet and we feel so blessed to have little Gus. We'll be in touch to let you in on his progress and even a little brother down the road." - Judi and Al
"We got our Samson this past July, from Molly and Buck's litter. He's now about 6 months old and I have to say I don't think a day has gone by that he hasn't made me laugh! He has a sweet, giant and very funny personality and I hope he never loses that. He also gets alot of attention wherever we go as he is absolutely gorgeous! He's everything I could have hoped for and more. Thank you." - Denise Darby
"Hi! This is Larry, puppy #76 from Millie and Buck's November 6th, 2017 litter!!! He is now 8 months old and HUGE... weighing at about 75 lbs and growing!! He is always smiling, and is the sweetest boy ever, he loves everyone and everything. He is also very smart, he potty trained in about 2 weeks (or less), and learns/ picks up commands very quick! Right now, he knows sit, lay down, stay, leave it, drop it, roll over, shake, high 5, fist bump, he will sit up on his hind legs on command, and is learning play dead right now! We seriously got so lucky with him, he has been the best puppy- has never chewed up anything of ours, listens amazingly, is calm and relaxed, and his main goal is solely to please us. We love this dog so much, and we thank you for raising such great dogs! If you happen to have any pictures/ updates/ info about his litter mates, we would LOVE to see/ hear about it!! We would also love to get in contact with his litter mates for play dates if possible!" - Alaina Johnson
Teddy was just 7 weeks old when we brought him home on February 10th 2018. From the get go, his temperament was wonderful! So loving, smart, and easy to housebreak. At six months old he is a beautiful,loving,dog!
I'm 62 years old, for the last ten years we have had Boxers, my daughter has a 18 month old Boxer and these two boys are best buds! My point here is the difference between the two breeds is like night and day! Where the Boxer is super high energy and runs circles around Teddy, Teddy runs and plays awhile, (never catching up)and then just lays down. At my age, and while still quite active, (I live on 10 acres) I wanted a calm mellow dog to be my devoted companion. I got that in Teddy. He is everything I hoped he would be and more! He exceeded my expectations!
Easy to train, super smart,calm, loyal, loving, soooo funny, and a good watch dog!!! He is NOT destructive, not a digger, not a barker and not a chewer.
He HAS to have something in his mouth just holding it, bringing it as a gift. Mostly blankets and socks. But he's a retriever, that's what they are bred to do, and he is the best dog I have ever had or been around, and I was a dog groomer for years.
That breeding produced an amazing dog! Your Buck sired wonderful puppies, and Lady Piper brought her wonderful attributes to the puppies.
Teddy was neutered two weeks ago and never bothered his incision, he healed up beautifully.
Thank you for being a responsible breeder of such beautiful dogs, I know how much time, planning and effort that is involved in producing a great dog!" - Kathleen Naylor
"I wanted to update you on Colbie, from Sage and Cooper's litter born 2/8/2017. Colbie is almost a year now and is about 60lbs. She is the happiest dog and loves to be loved. She comes to work with me everyday and is so good at making friends with both humans and other dogs. I could not have asked for a better dog. Thanks again and here of some photos of her!" - Sara Boraston
I need to share a story with you though. We have an area where they go to the bathroom and it's big enough for them to run and play. One evening as the sun was setting, they'd been playing and it sounded like they were fighting. I never heard the kind of yelps coming from Enzo before. I ran to break it up and realized that Arthur's lower jaw had gotten Enzo's collar wrapped around it and it was twisted. Each time they struggled, it would tighten acting like a tourniquet around Enzo's neck. It took all my strength just to hold them still. Just then, my son, Matthew came out. I asked him to hold Arthur's jaws still so I could unclasp Enzo's collar. It worked, but Enzo wasn't breathing. He didn't breathe for close to ten minutes. I blew into his nose and he came around. I was afraid he had a broken neck because he didn't move. He laid there for a half hour motionless with his head in my hands. When I pinched his paw, he didn't react. We were going to carry him to the car and my other son came out to help. When Enzo saw Ian he just stood up and wagged his tail. During the whole ordeal, I tried to get Arthur to go away and he refused to leave Enzo's side.He was worried too. We took Enzo to the Dove Emergency Clinic and he had petechial hemorrhaging in his eyes. He didn't suffer any other injuries or complications. He is totally healthy and fine now. The vet said puppies are able to go longer than you would think without oxygen going to their brain.
Our dogs never wear collars now. I try to tell everyone I can about what can happen with collars. We got lucky with our dogs, but it scares me to think what could have happened. We love both of them so much, and they love each other. We feel so lucky to be with such amazing dogs. Thank you so very much.
We're wondering if you can tell us about Enzo's eyes. He has beautiful eyes that seem uncommon for a golden. Could you tell us if we're right about that. I love the color of eyes he has. I can't remember ever seeing such light colored eyes on a golden before. They're amazing." - Becky
"Here a couple pictures of Flash and Arrow! (Pups we got from your early September litter Millie/Cooper.) Lovely dogs! I tell everyone about you. I don't know how you ever let the puppies go!
You assured me all was great with Theo's lineage and sure enough, you are right! He is 101/2 and going strong. :) we just love him to a million pieces.
We would love to come out to the farm for a visit some time soon too and see the parents and puppies :)
Thanks for all the beauty and happiness your have provided our family over the last 10 years. Priceless!" - Teresa
"I just wanted to touch base with you about Sophie and send you a couple of photo's.
"We were out having some fun with our wonderful Augie doggie this afternoon, and I thought you might like to see a picture or two of him. He is a little over three years old now (out of Daisy and Jake) and he just keeps getting better!
"Just realized I hadn't sent you any photos since we picked Huckleberry up at the end of February, so thought I'd show you our two Oak Grove Golden boys, currently almost 9 months(Fin) & 16 weeks(Huckleberry). They are such amazing, beautiful, sweet pups. Thank you so much!! They've completed our family!" - Dosha Baureis
"We brought our beautiful Aria home exactly one year ago today. She is from the litter of Lady Sage and Sir Cody born in June of 2014. She's a happy, healthy little rascal! Smart as a whip, and stubborn as a mule at times, but she knows how to behave when it counts. :) She'll be starting scent training for her diabetes alert work very soon. She's been such a source of joy for us throughout the last year, and we're looking forward to many more years of love with her." - Chris and Emily Reed
"We picked up our Charlie on February 21 and it has been an adventure ever since!!! She is such a little brat. Stubborn, hard to housebreak, likes to bite to play and we love every quirk she has. She is the cutest, sweetest little golden ever. She is still getting used to traveling in the car. Isn't thrilled but she always settles down. She loves us and we love her. She is perfect for us. We just got her last shots yesterday and she weighs 26 pounds. Healthy and happy. She loves everyone (sometimes a problem!).
"It has been a while since I have emailed you about our wonderful Oak Grove golden, Augie. He is not yet two. Here is a link to the video of his new self taught trick! He is so fun! We adore him! Have a great day!" - Michelle Stapleton
"Buster is the best dog we have ever had. Great appreciation to you guys." - Emmett D. Wortman
"Earl is doing awesome. (Parents were Katie and Cody) He is so smart. At 10 weeks he is already reminding me when he has to go outside to go potty. He and Chester are such great buddies. Thanks so much for the wonderful little man." - Jim Ellis
"Hope all is well with you, and your family! I just wanted to give you an update on my baby Blaze. He is from Cassie and Jake's litter from Oct. 30th 2011. Blaze is amazing!!! Now that he's 2 1/2, he's pretty laid back. Although he's always been pretty calm. We went through all the puppy training classes, and beyond. I still work with him every day to assure that he keeps his manners. He's pretty active. We hike, and walk a lot, and go to a local park, so he can play with his buddies. He's loved by everyone who meets him, and he has never met a dog that he didn't get along with. He does, although, make sure that all his friends get along. Jumping into any fight that occurs, and makes sure that they keep the peace. He's frequently called the negotiator. I have been using him for friends that have brought home puppies, to socialize. He's been soooo good at being a teacher for the young ones, and is very tolerant of their puppy shenanigans...lol. He is the best friend I've ever had. He's very protective of me, but not to a fault, and I thank God every day that I have him in my life. We recently took in a kitten, and he and Chaka kitty have since become bff's. They absolutely love each other, and are inseparable. He's super gentle with her, and lets her clean him. I think he actually enjoys it. He's quite comical as well, as you'll see in some of the photos. Hopefully one day, we can come visit you, so you can see for yourself how extraordinary he really is. He would love to see you!! Thank you so much, again for giving me the opportunity to bring such an amazing dog into my life!!" - Rachel and Blaze
"I just wanted to send you some updated pictures of Millie! She is growing up so fast. She LOVES to play soccer with the boys, chase the goats, go for rides in the farm pick-up, and digging in mole hills. Her and I recently finished up a 6 week dog training course, here in Tillamook, and she graduated as the "Most improved" dog. She is developing a HUGE personality. She can be very stubborn and as I call it "on her own program". She is a good girl. We love her very much and she has been a wonderful addition to our family!" - Wendy Landolt
"We just got back from a road trip to the National Parks in Utah and the Grand Canyon...(good thing it was last month!) I wanted to share a few pictures of Maggie [Parents are Riley and a Cody.] with you. She IS a wonderful girl! She traveled very well...she is so affectionate. We laugh a lot because she truly likes to hug! We did end up having her work with a trainer at 6 months. She was quite a wild child. Much better now, but still very spirited! She absolutely loves other dogs and plays very well with "other's".....her favorite place is a dog park! People always say how beautiful she is.... We are really enjoying her.." - Patti Fascell
I see that you have two litters currently. We have been giving some thought to getting Sophi a companion. I would like to rescue a dog but Sophi is just the best dog that I am also thinking that having another of your wonderful Golden's would be the perfect match. Do you have any girls available? As a breeder, do you suggest that we wait until Sophi is 2 yrs old before bringing another dog into her home or is there a better time for this transition? Do you ever adopt out any of your older dogs?
I have included a couple of pictures of Sophi!
Thank you again for the joy you have brought to our lives," - Jeanine & Davin Anderson
"We brought [Samson, born to Sadee and Cody on March 12th, 2012] home after we lost our last Golden to cancer. In some pictures he looks like Sadee, others he looks like Cody. We’re having so much fun with him. He is very smart but very mischievous and is also absolutely the funniest dog I have ever known! Our lab Luna did not like him for the first month. Snapped at him, growled at him, then one day after he was here for 4 weeks, she suddenly realized that he’s here to stay and they’ve been best pals ever since!" - Shelley Ballestrazze
"Hi Cindy, just wanted to give you an update on Cooper and how he is adjusting. He slept all the way home about 1 1/2 hrs, didn't get carsick. When we got him home we took him out to the backyard and put him down and he went absolutely crazy in the grass!!! he was biting it and rolling. He doesn't like the sun or heat at all. the first few days he wouldn't go anywhere the sun was. he's over that now. He LOVES the water and is very helpful while I am watering the flowers. We got him a pool and just put a few inches of water in it and he plays in that a lot. He also enjoys gardening, rototilling, pruning and pullin weeds.He is a very smart boy, already sits and knows the word 'No' (he wanted to be attached to our pant legs and shoes at all times) He does have a bit of a temper, when things aren't going his way he has this cute little bark. It's nothing serious. Usually a toy is stuck out of his reach or the cat won't play with him. She put her foot down immediately and he respects her. (so far). I did get 2 weeks off, and then my mom will take him while we are at work, she's already bought him new toys,bed and treats. He's doing great with potty training and the only accidents he's had has been our fault. His appetite has been great, and he really didn't seem to have any separation anxiety, he has adjusted wonderfully...already the boss-well not to the cats-but to us. we are so in love with him and he has made this house a home again. We miss Gabe dearly and will never forget him. I always wondered what it would be like to always have a clean house, well we did for about a month and I hated it, it seemed sterile. Now there are toys all over the house and muddy footprints on the kitchen floor, we now have our home back!!!!I was wondering at what age do we start advantage? We haven't seen any fleas,but I would like to keep it that way. And what advice can you give regarding teething? We have some toys and a bully stick, but sometimes when he's chewing he whines, I feel bad for him. Here's some pictutes of his first few days at home." - Dawn Steinmetz
"Keagon is the best thing that ever happened to our new family. He really is the most relaxing pup I have ever had the opportunity to call my own. Thanks again so much for all you have done." - Zach Mcganney
"I wanted to tell you how Cody is the love of my life he is my baby cinnamon bun...and now learning how to surf lol...he has swam with me with floaties along the sound at Cold Spring Harbor, NY...I adore him he is an angel pup ...my pupaloopa my honey bunch my love of my life...I never believed I could love a puppy the way I loved Casey who passed last summer...but Cody has his heart and spirit and he is all heart and soul...courageous loving loyal playful adorable goofy and soooo intelligent...I adore him we are always together ...how loving he is....he is a sweetheart never growls or is mean to my Dutchie or Avery my other two...Nova Scotia duck toller and English cocker spaniel...he is my angel ...I could not have asked for a puppy more loving and wonderful and amazing and goofy he makes me laugh so much he is everything I dreamed of and more ....thank you so much for this wonderful gift xooxoxoxoxoxo" - Silvana Marie
"Just thought I would let you know, Kody's made herself right at home. Cats both hate her but she LOVES them! My son's dog is pretty sure the new puppy is for her. She's eating, drinking, going potty outside, even going to the door and sniffing around when she has to go. I'm amazed!!! She's too awesome! Thank you!" - Kris
"Hi there Cindy,
"I just wanted to drop you a line to say how happy we are with Molly May!!!!! She is really everything that we could have asked for! She was off her leash at home within two weeks and has never strayed. This is her home and she guards it well. The other really great thing is that she is a pleaser. You know how some dogs always want to please their masters? Molly is one of those dogs! When you get one like that it is really special. Thank you for doing such a great job with your dogs. We keep having people ask us where we got Molly. We tell them and give you a 5 star rating. Keep up the good work!" - Brian and Mary King
She was named "Tessie". (thought we were going to name her Lucy) But our son loves the Boston Red Sox baseball team, and that is their team anthem song, so it is original and meaningful to him and his dog, so he wanted to name her.
She is the BEST dog and we are so incredibly in love with her. At 5.5 months old she already can: On command: Sit, Lay Down, Stay, wait to told it's OK to eat....she sits at attention. She still fetches, catches anything, newest trick....she can catch a treat off of her nose and holds it till we tell her OK... She shakes with both paws, sits at door to have feet wiped off before coming into the house.
She is such a cuddler, loves car rides, going for walks. We are taking her to the beach this week and can't wait to watch her in the water! She is such a smart girl and very easy to train. We were all potty trained in less then a week!!!
Her only faults: she chews/eats rocks, howls at neighbor dog, vaccum, lawn mower, but doesn't run away from it, loves to steal socks, dish towels, small pieces of clothing, doesn't like her nails clipped.
We wanted to THANK YOU AGAIN and let you know how much we are loving her!" - Kimberly Hunter
We take our dogs everywhere with us and everyone comments on how well behaved he is especially since he is just a puppy and they absolutely love his light color. Remy has been a great addition to our family. You guys have some awesome dogs and they produce some great litters. I have attached some pictures for you to share as well and hope that you enjoy them. " - Brodie Knox
"I just wanted to give you an update on the puppy we got from you on March 18th (Cody & Lexie's puppy, Oct. 30). We absolutely love her! She has fit in to our household so wonderfully, and she gets along great with our chihuahua and cats. You would love to see how Bella and Babbit (the chihuahua) chase each other around the house and play, it is very comical!
"We bought our Golden puppy from your kennel two years ago and Jake has become the fan favorite of the neighborhood. He is the SWEETEST animal and has been so responsive to positive training. He has lots of friends at doggy daycare once a week to stay very socialized. He loves to hike, swim and play fetch with his chuck it. We love him so much and can't imagine not having him in the family. He has the sweetest temperament which is a benefit of reputable breeding so thank you so much for that. We look forward to many happy years with Jake. He's even going to Canada on vacation with us this summer....he's so excited!" - Carmaleta
The first week I taught her to sit and not to jump up on the kids. She pretty much now can sit on command. Coming to us on command is still getting trained. She loves to explore everything outside. I walk her around outside on the sidewalks in our neighborhood, but on rainy days she gets awfully wet. Tonight, I tried introducing her to our treadmill. She walked on it after working with her for just a few minutes. Now I have a good way to exercise when the weather is fowl.
She is an awesome retriever. She brings balls and her multitude of toys to us for a quick toss across the house.
I can't tell you how happy we have been with her and her awesome personality. We really love our dog. We'll keep you informed of more adventures. Our veterinarian really likes her as well. She gets another shot tomorrow. Checked for worms and all was clear. Our vet thought she was just perfect and in great shape.
Thanks again for your superb breeding, you should be proud. I still can't believe she is only 10 weeks old and all that she can do. I can't wait for many more weeks/ months/ years with her." - Bob Paluska
"I can't rave enough over Shawnigan [parents are Cody and Lilly] and what a perfect puppy he's been in his first six days with us! He rarely cries, has only had one or two small accidents in the house (usually because I didn't get him out quite quickly enough) and he's just about the cutest puppy we (or our friends) have ever seen! I love that he's from Max's lineage and can see a few traits from our previous Golden in him. We're looking forward to the magnificent dog he will become, but in the meantime, we're treasuring every moment of puppyhood with him! By the way, on the long, 6 hour drive home, he never uttered a peep and to this day (knock on wood) hardly ever cries. He's just a joy, through and through. We can't thank you enough! And have recommended Oak Grove Goldens to all our puppy-loving friends. Have a Merry Christmas--ours certainly already is!" - Christina & Jim
"We have a four year old (born Sept 11) from Chase and Ashley. he looks exactly like his brother, Jake. They both even have those few white chest hairs and, from what I can see in the pictures, the same couple of white hairs on the crown too. Our 'Scout' is the talk of the neighborhood. He puts on an actual show at the beach. People walking down the beach just stop to sit and watch him. He will not come out of the surf until he gets his ball no matter how tough the battle for it rages. He sleeps with a ball tucked under him for the hope he may need it first thing when he wakes. Scout is patient with the kids and tolerates chickens and rabbits that want to nestle with him in the yard. Every afternoon, he climbs the stairs with our two year old and they both have their nap on the big bed. He doesn't get up until she does and they come down chipper together." - Tonya Nichols
Hope you're well too. Take care." - Kathy Watson
"Our girls are doing terrific! They are sweet family companions, trained to hunt, and are experiencing dock dogs comptetiions. By the way we have run into another Oak Grove Dock Dog. Funny. I was by the pool admiring how pretty the golden was that was getting ready to jump and then asked where they got her. Yes, from you. So now we always greet each other at dock dogs. By the way, Adelle's daughter is learing to compete. Adelle sleeps with little John, they are inseperable. Thanks for such great girls!" - Your friends, the Haas Family
"In 6 more days Charlie will be 1 year old. I can't believe it. I got him right after Thanksgiving 2009 when he was 4 months old. His parents are Reggie and Bailey. I already had another Golden who was just 17 months old at the time but had wanted one of your dogs for about 3 years.
"[Cyrus] did beautifully! He just sat on Cheryl's lap, kissed her, slept, kissed her...and slept...We hit traffic jam at 5 miles before I-205 bridge (because of the work on it), it took 45 minutes to travel those 5 miles and Cyrus did just fine. Yesterday he got to visit his grand-ma in Longview for the Mother's Day. Grand-ma loved him to dead, she even invited her next door neighbor to come to visit him. On the way back we stopped by Fred Meyer, Quan had to wait with Cyrus outside and he took a short walk with him on leash. People around complimented how cute and adorable he was. There was a family on a SUV, they stopped their vehicle right in the middle of the street just to look at and admire him. Cindy, after only 2 days we truly feel he is our dog. He got everything we always wanted in a dog. Today he went to the vet in Battle Ground for his shots, everyone in the waiting room loved him too. Quan gave him a bath this morning, he enjoyed it very much. Cyrus is a sweet boy! We are serious about getting another one from you around X'mas time this year. Thank you again!" - Quan and Cheryl
She is just great and while still a puppy has learned quickly and become a special member of the family.
We are thinking of coming down to visit sometime with her and will call ahead of time to see if that is alright. We thought you would want to know how she is. I am sure with all the dogs it is hard to keep track, but wanted to say thanks to a great job raising her in the early weeks. She really is such a joy to be around." - Brad and Amanda
"We adopted a Golden Retriever from you in December of last year and I recently put together a short (4 minutes) video showing her progression... (click here.) We take her everywhere with us and people are amazed at how well behaved she is. We have recommended you to many people." - Devon Pearsall
"Chief turned 1 year old on Dec. 18th & he's recently learned (without our teaching, mind you) how to open doors. Our doors have the latch handles instead of door knobs and he's tall enough now that they are just 'mouth-level'.
"Ray and me got a puppy from you few weeks ago, she is doing great, she grows from 9 pounds to 15 pounds now. she is perfectly healthy and she can do several tricks like sit, down and hi-five. We love her so much ... I took over 300 pictures of her, she has a lot of funny sleeping poses, if you want I can send you more. Thank you so much and Happy new year!" - Yoyo
"Thank you so much for bringing Murphy into our lives. Since we picked him up on Tuesday evening, he has had no transition issues whatsoever. He has been the easiest to train. He already knows how to sit, his name, his toys, and how to use the facilities. He loves up everyone he meets. His crate training has been a snap. He loves going to work with me & just follows me so naturally. He woke up once the first night & settled down within 15 minutes & has slept through the night ever since. He is also a real munch mouth- no issues with eating his kibble or drinking. He loves his car rides & is wonderful with kids.
"I just thought I would send you some pictures of my little man Charlie, he is from Cassie and Chase's Aug 1st litter. He is quite a little heart-breaker wherever we go. He is a happy little guy. But I have to tell you the funniest thing, you warned me about his dad liking rocks, and I laughed...but it looks like it is a trait that got passed down!! I have a pile of rocks on the inside of my front door from when Charlie and I go out for walks! He likes to carry them in his mouth. I am just so incredibly happy that Charlie is a part of my family and he has won the hearts of my family and friends as well. Thanks for my little man.
Happy Holidays" - Andrea and Charlie
"What a fine dog Chief is becoming. He turned 11 months old a week ago today and weighs just over 80 lbs. I've attached a few recent pics for you to see.
I cannot tell you how many compliments he's gotten – he even has a 'Fan Club' at OHSU's National Primate Research Center, the Children's Clinic near St. Vincent's Hospital and West Coast Bank. He loves everyone and they all tell us what a handsome, magnificent, beautiful, cute, gorgeous animal he is. Of course, we agree! Just last night while shopping at Wilco Farm Store, I gave 2 people your name & website.
This Thanksgiving, we are grateful for so many things and especially for the new addition to our family.
We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!" - Carol Beaulieu
"Lobo is the best dog ever!! He is from Reggie and Lexie's June 4th litter and we think he is the most handesome boy ever. He is doing great with training, he loves to learn and he picks things up fast. Just wanted to say thanks again and send some pics." - Tom & Breonna
"Things are going so great with Libby, I just had to send you an email thanking you a million times already. She slept great in her kennel last night, didn't whine at all and had zero accidents! I'm in a great deal of shock and awe over that. She's already responding to her name and the come command, she just happily follows me around and it's incredible. She's made fast friends with her stuffed squeak toy eddie the elephant, she drags him around practically everywhere she goes. I took her to the vet today to get her all checked and the vet just went crazy over her, she was complimented multiple times on her good looks (she gets them from me) and her sweet temperament (she fell fast asleep on the table and let them do whatever they wanted to her). I'm already sending pictures for you, thank you so much for the sweet new addition to my life!" - Alicia
"We want to let you know how much we love our little Truman... Cassie and Chase's December 2008 litter. He is a great companion who loves to cuddle. True to his name he is an extremely loyal and affectionate puppy. He is now 7 months old and approximately 70lbs. We are so happy that we have added him to our family. We have already shared you with others who are looking to adopt a beautiful, healthy puppy and we will continue to recommend you in the future. Thank you so much for Truman!" - Greg and Sandy Caputo
"Please feel free to post these pictures of Jax on your wall of fame... Jax is a great looking and very smart dog, we could not be happier with our new family addition. We were especially lucky to meet Jax's parents Reggie & Sammy and we could tell right away that we would have a wonderful dog to add to our family. If we could have another puppy, I wouldn't go anywhere but Oak Grove Goldens" - Cheers, Jim
"Hi Cindy!!!! Ricky Rock Star is AWESOME!!! [parents are Reggie and Sammy] He is Happy Healthy Brave, a clown, and fits right into our family. The Boston Terrior, Eddy LOVES him and Nadje the older German Shepherd is gentle with him.... He is also Very smart and sits already and is getting good at potty training-Only problem-He is a STAR!! Every kid in a 5 mile radius is in love with him!!! Thank you! Thank! you-What a fun experience!! ps I am referring some folks to you!! Thanks for all wish I could send pics but need tech help!! Love always and will always keep in touch." - Gayle
We took her up to our cabin this weekend (she rides just fine in our car or our truck). She loves being out in the woods! Every pinecone and stick needed to be investigated. I'm attaching two pictures we took this weekend.
Thanks for the wonderful pup!" - Connie and Jerry
Brody, has grown up to be quite the looker :-) He's one of Sammy's puppies from Her and Reggie's litter born January 15th. He has been deemed the cutest puppy ever by the drive-thru barista at Starbucks.
He has become such a handsome young man, and the temperament of a loving little boy. He's daddy's pride and joy, becoming a great fishing partner, and attached at the hip to me. He has successfully completed "puppy school" (a.k.a. Dog obedience) as one of there youngest members @ 5mths.
Did I mention we take him everywhere, he is quite the adventurist..... He has gone camping, fishing, many of this summers afternoons swimming in the Molalla river, and most recently to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins. He's the best co-pilot any one could have. He's even had his picture professionally taken (we took him to The Picture People in April) I have a copy of the cutest picture I will put in the mail for you.
We want to thank you so much for letting us have one of your precious puppies! He is truly the love of our lives....
Stay tuned for more pictures, and perhaps another inquiry for a little girl.......
Thanks again" - Keri Kudrna
"[Sam] is the sweetest, most mellow puppy I have ever met! He is already fully crate trained; he sleeps in his crate next to my side of the bed. He whined for about 5 minutes the first night, I just put my hand down there & he went right to sleep. He even goes in there when the door is open and lays down on his own. Amazingly he has not had a single accident in the house. Of course, he is not housetrained completely yet but we are shocked by how well he is doing so far! He does not jump, lick or puppy bite. He sits for petting, comes when we call his name & is learning quickly how to walk on the leash. We have him registered to start puppy class next week; we can't wait to see how well he does. Our family is so in love with this little pup! Thank you for all of the work you put into giving him such a great start in life. I will be sure to send you pictures as he grows." - Tina Fox
"I just wanted to take a minute to let you know what a pleasure the process of getting our 2 new golden's was. Beau and Annie are just amazing. There was a big empty hole in our lives after Buddy passed but with the addition of these 2 clowns we are getting back to normal. Annie, the little red headed girl is definitely the "boss" and has a type A personality. Beau is laid back and the calmer of the two. Took them to our vet Dr. Ferris on Monday for their puppy check up and he was amazed that they were both in perfect health. He said he rarely see new puppies without any problems what so ever, not even a flea. He said to let you know that you did an outstanding job with their health. He and Dr. Tbold also asked for your web site. Anyway, thanks again and if anyone worthy of one of your pups asks, I will highly recommend you. You and your golden's ROCK!!!!" - Ken and Pam (Beau & Annie) Wilcox
You may recall, we came to you after we suddenly lost our beloved Senior Rescue dog, Pip. Our family was devastated and wasn't sure if another dog could fill our hearts. Mac has become such a wonderful part of our family and we're proud to have such a beautiful, well behaved and friendly pet.
Thanks again for all of the joy he has brought to us!" - Pattie, Steve, Aidan and Ethan Wagner
Nothing is safe around her, she has to check everything out and be right in the middle of what ever we are doing. She has a mandarin orange box that we have attached a string to that she just loves to grab hold of and race around the room with that box flying along behind her. We think it is her favorite toy. She loves to go for rides in the van and take walks.
We are so pleased with her coloring and the straight coat. We are so proud of her. I carry a little photo album of her pictures that I show off every chance I get. Thank you for the wonderful puppies that you breed. Hope you don't mind that when I am asked where we got her I tell them about your kennel." - Dodie
"I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much we appreciate our new puppy. This is Lilly's puppy #36 and we have named her Willow. She is growing like a weed and is very spoiled already. Our old Golden Lab adopted her and they play non-stop all day long. The girls can't get enough of her and we have finally found someone with more energy than my 7 year old girl, Shelby. Anyway, she has found a happy home and we are all very pleased. We will be sure to pass your name around as people asked where we got our new puppy." - Jeff, Nevada
"Josie is doing great. She's getting along really well with my other golden, and they have a lot of fun playing together. I have to wonder, though, if you bred these puppies to have super bladders -- she has never had an accident in the house, and started going to the door to be let out the second day. She sleeps on the bed and just sleeps there all night. What a great little girl.
Thank you for giving us the privilege of having her in our family." - Jason, Erin and Austin Lowery
"In all the dogs I've had over the years (and that's alot, because I used to show them!) she is one of three that I would never part with, she's my buddy, awesome company.. play when I feel like it and is a couch potatoe with me too! She is always welcoming of other dogs (she was socialized alot as a puppy) to play with and absolutely LOVES children. She turns herself inside out with joy when my nieces and grandsons are over. She allows the girls to do "makeovers" on her with glasses, hats, clothes she eats up the attention! Last summer our grandson flipped his kaiak and he was in no danger he had his lifejacket but, that didn't satisfy her she swam out to him and insisted he hold onto her and she swam him back into the shore! So, we had to go and retrieve the kaiak but we didin't dare tell her not to do that because what if he truly had been in danger! When the neighbor kids are out they always want Roxy to come over and dive for rocks! This year she is discovering her "voice" and lets strangers know she is watching them, which I love! My neighbors aren't dog people and she knows it and doesn't care for them either, I'm working a fine line of her accepting their presence in their own yard and yet having her alert us to strangers but, she's smart enough to figure it out. She goes almost everywhere with me and is such a good girl in the car I can even leave freshly purchased fast food in with her, while I run into another store and she won't touch it! My husband actually is kinda glad her coat isn't as thick as most goldens because then there isn't as much shedding to clean up. Anyway, I thank you for such a wonderful girl!" - Debbi
"Wow! 11 weeks old and [Nugget] has gained 4 lbs since he came home... not even two weeks yet.
"[Sienna] is so precious and learning to fetch and play very quick. She loves this rope toy with a ball of local wool felt at the end. She slept under our bed the first night, and in her crate the second night with the door open. She is a quiet puppy and barely whined at all the first night. The second night I didn't hear her at all." - Patty
"Two years ago we purchased a red male from you. We named him Max after his father. He has grown into a very large and beautiful boy. He is my constant companion. He gets along great with my Jack Russel named Rosie. His favorite thing to do with Rosie is take her for walks with him carrying her lead in his mouth. What a sight to see. Thanks for breeding such great dogs. I highly recommend people who ask where I got him, to you. Thank you so much." - Sheryl Ehrlich
"Dear Cindy, Our Gracie is almost 4 months and a wonderful part of our family. She now weighs 32 puppy pounds. She gets puppy energy surges and loves the tall grass and big mud puddles. She knows how to sit, high-five, speak, lay down, and roll over. She also retrieves and loves to play get the ball. She spends time in my classroom and my students are helping train her to be a therapy dog. She is like candy to them, they can't keep their hands off her. She is turning out to be quite the amazing companion. Thank you. I'll send pictures soon." - Sherry Lindquist & Gracie
"Hi Cindy, I have been meaning to write and let you know how much we are enjoying our new puppy. Life is busy and fun so a whole month has gone by so fast. "Koda" [Lady Madaline and Sir Maxwell's puppy] is a wonderful addition to our family. He is growing so fast and is so smart. He is already potty trained and has learned most of the basic commands very well. Our 2 year old lab mix (Lucky) was initially a little jealous but they have grown to be pretty good friends. Koda wants to do everything Lucky does (right or wrong) and it is so cute to watch them together. After buying numerous chew toys in preparation for Koda's arrival, his favorite toy still seems to be Lucky's bushy tail! Thankfully Lucky is pretty easy going and tolerant of all this.
"Cindy, just wanted to tell you how great your web-site is (about time) and how much I have loved my Abbey Rose that I bought from you 3 years ago. She is out of Max and Maddie, and is the "daughter" I never had. She's loving, smart, and beautiful. She had a litter last spring that were gorgeous and were sold to teacher friends - all of whom are thrilled with their dogs. I kept on and she(Rita) and her mom are truly best buddies. They love to wrestle and, especially, go the beach with me every day and jump the waves. Rita is very agile and her favorite game is Keep Away with a thrown stick, although eventually Abbey gets ahold of it and Rita submits it. I would love to send your pics, but not sure how yet. Both are red, and Abbey looks so much like Max. Rita is my constant shadow and loves to cuddle. In fact, she usually is happiest lying no more than and inch from me, although with her muzzle or toe touching my foot is her preference. Thank you for raising such loving and lovely dogs. Best wishes from us all!" - Valerie Baker
"I just wanted to follow up with you on Lexie (Hannah's last litter). She is doing amazing! As you may remember she took a while to potty train, but she is a champ now. She is an extremely intelligent puppy, has an amazing red coat and has such a great personality. We just absolutely love her - she grew into her AKC "Princess Lexus Hannah Bodenlos" well, she is definately the princess of the house. She loves daycare, swimming, and of course her 3 kitties. She has a serious golden preference, and really lo! ! ves to play with them. In fact we were lucky enough to have a 2 year old golden move in next door! I would love to bring her out to meet her family if you are open to that. Also, my husband thought it would be a good idea to send you some pictures of her for your website to show just how beautiful your puppies turn out!!! Most of all I just want to thank you for making my life complete. I don't know how I ever lived without a golden. Thanks!!!" - Jenny Bodenlos
"To those interested in great dogs! Golden Retrievers have been in our family for many years. We were attracted to Cindra Noreen by her warm personality and cleanliness of her breeding facilities. After enjoying our first puppy for 18 months we acquired a second and have found both to have very nice conformation and demeanor." - Kay Metcalfe
"My husband and I have had one (or more) golden retrievers as pets since 1989. We got our 'Katie' from the Noreens at 'Oakgrove Goldens' four years ago. She is a large female with a very outstanding, shiney red coat. Healthwise, she has been absolutely problem-free so far. Her hips have been rated 'Good.' She has no skin problems ('hot spots,' allergies, itchiness) which many goldens are prone to. She is very athletic and loves to swim and 'play ball.'
"I am so happy I found you as a source for puppies! It has been a pleasure from the beginning. Thank you for the opportunity to visit with your dogs even before the puppies were born and the chance meet with the puppies several times before we brought them home. It gave them time to get to know us and they were perfect all the way home to Portland. Thanks again!" - Cathy Brauer
"I bought my male golden retriever puppy at the beginning of January. He is a great looking puppy. This golden retriever brings a lot of joy to our family." - Suzanne Rea
"No one could buy a more beautiful puppy in the best breeding conditions I have ever seen while working with SPCA! These indeed are dogs born and cared for with much love." - Joy Berg
"Richard and I wanted to send you a quick update on our baby boy we bought from you last summer. First we would like to thank you for the quality of dogs you breed. Before buying Tucker we did lots of research on the breed as well as visited many litters. Well, there was just no comparison. You guys breed beautiful dogs with excellent temperaments.
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