Golden Rule Retrievers

Buyer Experiences

"Retrieving Freedom, Inc. (RFI) is a non-profit organization based out of Waverly, IA and Senatobia, MS that trains service dogs for disabled veterans, children with autism, and adults and children with diabetes. RFI has been blessed with two Golden Rule Retrievers, Hummer and Briggs. Nearing six months of age now, they're both on track to make outstanding service dogs for someone in need. Both Hummer and Briggs are gentle, patient, and nonjudgmental. They're work to please and do whatever they can to make anyone smile. They're exactly what anyone would look for in a pet. The unconditional love that both Hummer and Briggs show on a daily basis prove they'll make the best kind of service dog for a veteran, child with autism, or person with diabetes who needs them most. Thank you, Golden Rule!"

"I researched and talked to golden retriever breeders all around Texas and neighboring states before settling on this breeder. Amanda was BEYOND helpful and sweet. Many other breeders are difficult to communicate with and she gave me an "at home" feeling from the start. You can tell she puts an immense amount of care and time into raising these puppies. After telling her what look and temperament I was after, she helped me narrow down which puppies to look at before I even arrived. She went out of her way to send additional pictures and videos to me before my pickup date and she continues to quickly answer any texts that I send her. If you're looking for a golden retriever breeder in Texas who puts an emphasis on happy, healthy, certified goldens, there is no need to look any further."

"Hey Amanda! Ruger is doing great! He just adores our kids and he loves running with Kevin every afternoon. We can't wait to hear that Golden Rule will have another litter so Ruger can have a brother. We looked for a puppy for so long and visited several kennels. It was such a relief to find your family, to visit your home and to see where the dogs eat, sleep, play and learn. To us, it made all the difference that Ruger was raised in your home with your family. It was clear that your dogs are family. We really appreciated the time you took to share with us what we should look for in a puppy- even if we didn't get a dog from you. It wasn't enough helping us to select a dog; you have continued to check in with us to see how we are doing. We LOVE being a part of the Golden Rule Family!"

"My family could not be more thrilled with our goldendoodle, Sam! He's a sweetheart. Our whole experience was great. After reading all of the reviews I couldn't wait to meet Amanda. What an amazing woman. I was so touched by the work she does serving her community. Her love of her dogs and people is obvious. Her set up is amazing. We met all the dogs and saw where they live and play. It's clean with lots of room to run around and play. The dogs are healthy and happy. It's a great environment. Amanda took her time letting us play with the puppies and steering us to the perfect puppy for our family. We highly recommend Golden Rule Retrievers".

"After losing our sweet pups of 14 years we weren't sure if we were ready to introduce a new fur friend in our lives. Amanda at Golden Rules changed our minds in an instant! Amanda took her time with us and helped us to choose the best pup for our family. "Scout" is almost 6 months now and we are in love with her. Our children are 4-9-11 and now 6 months (fur baby). Scout loves our family; she loves to swim & kayak at the lake. She has already graduated from her puppy class and will begin her therapy dog training in September. We were inspired by all of the work Amanda does with her service dogs and can't wait to see how Scout impacts the lives of others. We HIGHLY recommend Golden Rule Retrievers! Top notch!!! Thank you, Amanda, for our amazing experience."


"Amanda we are totally in love with our little Oakley!! Thank you for making the experience such a positive one. Not only are you a fantastic breeder, but an amazing person as well! From the first moment we connected, I knew right away you were the right breeder for us. You put us at ease instantly, being upfront and transparent about Mom and dad, the puppies, their history and health. Such a nice change from so many of the other breeders we've talked with over the past year, in our search for the right one. Your texts, pictures and video updates helped us see him grow in the last couple of weeks and made our days of waiting for him go by that much faster. Thank you for doing what you do! Thank you for everything!"

"Hello Amanda, Oh my! Charley is doing so well! She loves our swimming pool! It doesn't matter if we are in there or not...she's in there all the time!!! Charley is living the life! She's growing so fast and goes with us everywhere. Strangers stop us to talked about how smart she is and she learns so quickly. She is brilliant, she plays hard and works hard! She even plays soccer. She made a goal and we all cheered! She was house-broken when she came home to us; she just whined to let us know she wanted to go outside! Thank you so much!"

"We had the best experience with Golden Rule Retrievers!
Most importantly, we have the sweetest, best disposition, most loving, yet full of energy pup we could have asked for, not to mention that he has gorgeous eyes & an amazing coat !! We are totally in love with our Archie! He is really my sons dog, but the whole family loves him!
Amanda was amazing in finding the perfect fit for our family! Just what we needed!"

"In search of a companion for my special needs daughter, I was referred to Golden Rule Retrievers by a dear friend. I couldn't have been happier with the entire process. Amanda observes the personality of each puppy and spent time with me to understand what I was looking for so that there was a good match. My daughter and Belle are perfect for one another!"

"Amanda and her family are doing so much more than breeding, they have put their heart and soul into helping others by donating some of these loyal retrievers to serve as companion dogs for veterans. I highly recommend Golden Rule Retrievers for anyone interested in a new addition to their loving home."

     "We wanted to tell you how happy we are with our new puppy Piper! We looked around for quite a while, trying our best to find a good breeder and a healthy puppy with a good personality. With the internet we had almost limitless options for breeders and at the same time a higher risk of finding a bad breeder making false claims.
     After looking at your website and reading about your story and your incredible work with veterans and people with special needs we felt even better about choosing you. 
     When we spoke to you we felt at ease, you answered every question we had and you were so helpful arranging the delivery of our little Angel!
She was everything that we had hoped for! She is beautiful, healthy and very smart. She came to us at 14 weeks old and within the first week she is already house trained and knows sit, down, off, come,fetch, and walks quite well on the leash.
The most impressive thing for us though is her sweet, loving personality. You can touch her anywhere and she never flinches! We have grandchildren ages 1 and 3 and she is so gentle with them. Never showing anything but sweetness. We have a 13 year old Lab that doesn’t get around really good anymore and Piper is very good with her and seems to know not to be too energetic around her. She has always shown that same sweet, calm attitude with EVERY stranger we have met! Human and canine!
     The other night as me, my teenage son, and Piper were out for a walk, my son said to me “I think we made the right choice, dad!” I couldn’t agree with him more! We can’t thank you enough!!"

"We had been searching for almost a year to find our new fur baby. After being so disappointed in the breeders we were finding on online listings, we found Amanda and her amazing puppies. From the first text conversation to the day we picked our Oakley up, we knew we had made the right decision. Being able to meet their family and see where the puppies are raised helped us know the care they take in raising their puppies. Amanda does an amazing job keeping you posted with pictures and updates until the day you can pick your little baby up. We highly recommend Golden Rule Retrievers! We love everything they stand for and how they help others through their Dog Squad and in training service pups for those in need. They go above and beyond. In the end you'll have an amazing little fur baby to add to your family!"

"Could not say enough positive things about Golden Rule Retrievers as well as Amanda and her amazing family. I got sweet Daisy Mae (6 month golden) what seems like 4 short months ago and do not think I would have such a well behaved dog had she been raised anywhere else. Amanda & Golden Rule helped me learn even more about goldens and worked with me every step of the way when I was choosing my little fur baby. As I was counting down the days until I could pick up my baby, Amanda was in constant contact with me. She sent me pictures, videos, updates and even Facetime so I was able to watch Daisy grow up even when I was not with her. The way that Amanda raises her dogs and uses them to help others is truly inspiring and shows the way that she is living her life for Him. I am forever grateful for my perfect puppy and could not imagine getting a dog from a better bloodline and people! Much love for Golden Rule!"