AVAILABLE: this puppy or position is available for reservation to an approved applicant.
HOLD: this puppy or position on our waitlist is on hold for someone that has been approved but we are currently awaiting payment. Check back for updates.
RESERVED: this puppy or position on our waitlist has been secured and a payment has been made.
TBD: this position on our waitlist is not available for reservation yet. Check back for updates.
BSG: this puppy is reserved for our program or is a show prospect.
PENDING: this puppy is being monitored by us and is not available for reservation at this time. Puppy could become available at a later date. Check back for updates.
All Reservations are transferable to a different litter at any time, your pick of the litter depends on current availability. Reservation payments are valid for 2 years should you decide to transfer to a future litter. If after 2 years you have decided not to reserve a puppy from any of our litters, your Reservation payment will be forfeited.
The Pre-Reservation payment for your placement on our waiting list is non-refundable unless there is a change of plans with our breeding, a failure to conceive, if we do not have your preferred gender available at birth or if puppies were to become ill and pass away. The FinalReservation payment that is due at 2 weeks of age to hold the puppy for you until 8-9 weeks of age is also non-refundable unless we do not have a puppy available for you(ex. if puppy were to become ill, pass away, not a good fit, etc). Any other possible reservation refunds are at breeder’s discretion on a case-by-case basis.
Unfortunately there is no way for us to be able to guarantee that a puppy of your preferred gender will be available at birth and although it would be amazing to know in advance; the sex of the puppy will not show up in canine ultrasounds. We could potentially have all males or all females in any given litter although the chance of that happening is low. We include the options to reserve 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th position for both females & males on each litter to allow for families that would like to reserve a puppy ahead of time to do so. Families that are on our waiting list have priority over new inquiries. We recommend applying and placing a Pre-Reservation(if you are approved); if you would like to have a chance at top pick of the litter.
Breeder’s Reservation/Pick of litter
Families that are on our waiting list have priority after us when we are accepting reservations. We evaluate and decide which puppies will kept back or placed at 7 weeks old. Not every puppy in a litter will be of breeding/show quality. Breeder’s pick could come available to an approved program only depending on the pairing, please contact us and/or apply to be considered(requirements will apply). We reserve the right to pick of litter at any time and of every litter. If we choose not to keep or place any puppies from the litter than the first pet reservation on our waiting list will have the next position available.
Important: Bear State Goldens reserves the right to withdraw an approved application, issue a full refund and void contract(s) if at any time we feel that one of our puppies is not the best fit for you. If for any reason and at any time that a puppy owner is unable to care for the puppy; Bear State Goldens must be notified immediately of the return of the puppy.
Our time is extremely valuable as a small home- based responsible breeder with limited breedings, we do not allow visits from those who have not submitted an application or have placed a reservation after approval. Although cute, fun and cuddly.. puppies are an insane amount of work so we hardly ever have spare time outside of caring for our dogs. We ONLY allow visits at 7 1/2 - 8 1/2 weeks of age with an approved application and a reservation placed when you are meeting with our puppies. Visits are by appointment only, we will reach out via email after vet checks and temperament tests are completed. We are so blessed to have the duty of raising these confident beautiful puppies and to be able to spend so much time with them. I completely understand the excitement of bringing home a new puppy however there will be plenty of time to spend with your puppy once they are of age and leave to their forever home with you. By 7 weeks old, the puppy has had at least 1 vaccination to help build their immunity against deadly illnesses. This requirement is for our puppies as well as their moma’s mental health and safety. Our puppies are raised in the privacy of our home. We do not operate our program as a kennel. We are not a petting zoo or a pet store.. we do not allow pop up visits to those just driving through our city, when mama is raising newborn pups, when she is pregnant, etc. Heavy foot traffic near the puppies and on our property isn't ideal due to the high risk of the unvaccinated puppies catching deadly illnesses & parasites that can travel innocently through clothing & shoes. Our dogs and their puppies will always come first. Please keep in mind that if we did allow a guest to visit and they accidentally tracked parvo or another deadly disease into our home infecting our newly born puppies.. that would be devastating news to EVERYONE including the other families that are also patiently waiting to bring their puppy home. It would also contaminate the soil at our home and we would then have to eradicate the disease which can take several years to remove completely. This risks the health of our future litters and even our fully vaccinated dogs as well. On the plus side, we do post regularly on social media and send weekly updates so you can see how the babies are growing and view the environment that they live in. Thank you for understanding!
Sorry, there will be no exceptions to this policy.
Our puppies are sold on Limited Registration unless approved otherwise when an application is reviewed. We have a strict no breeding policy. With limited registration your puppy is a companion but will still be able to compete in dog sports other than conformation. Full rights are only available to approved small programs however co-ownership may apply. There will be titling and health testing requirements.
If you are unable to pick up your puppy at 8-9 weeks of age, please let us know in advance. After 9weeks of age, the puppy must be paid for in full and we will begin to charge a nightly rate to board your puppy(this includes food and top quality care from us). We do not board our puppies for longer than 2 weeks. If you need your puppy boarded for longer than 2 weeks then I suggest buying a puppy from a future litter with better timing for you. Any vaccinations or dewormings needed while the puppy is boarded will be charged at an affordable rate. If requested, training will be an additional cost.
We offer a special 15% discount to our loyal puppy owners that are looking to add another loving companion. We also offer a 5% discount to Military personnel(Active Duty & Veterans) that are looking to add a puppy for service, therapy and/or pet companion. Please contact us and show a Valid ID to redeem (Please be advised, discounts are not applicable for show dogs).