We are a premium breeder of English Golden Retrievers located in Manalapan, New Jersey. We have an impeccable reputation for providing quality dogs exclusively to peoples' homes.
We begin by raising our dogs alongside us within our home. The sharing of our space with our dogs makes for social, healthy, beautiful puppies and happy adult dogs.
We hold our dogs to the highest standards, with regular vet check ups and visits for all. They exercise on almost two fenced acres and receive premium foods. Care is the best available, their health and happiness is paramount to all our success.
Parents are chosen to mate based on carefully selected characteristics and family lineage. Hours of study and work go into pairing the right males and females toward breeding the best together, with improving our dogs and the breed always our priority.
The gestation period is 63 days. At the end of that time, puppies are born into custom designed whelping boxes built in our own bedroom so that we hear and can respond to every sound. The puppies are accompanied by their moms with an occasional visit by dad and select other females. The puppies live the early weeks of their lives with their litter mates. Content, nursing puppies can bring tears of joy to your eye
When our children were growing up, they always asked for a puppy - my husband was on board as well. Our daughter, Molly, was a figure skater and our other daughter, Emma, was a dancer. Our lives were incredibly busy so I didn't think we could give a puppy the time and love he or she would deserve. My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2014 and now that our girls are grown, I thought a dog would be a good companion for him. A golden retriever was our #1 choice - specifically an English Golden.
Moon River Goldens came highly recommended from a dear friend, and immediately upon speaking with Sue, we knew we had found the right breeder. Sue spent a great deal of time getting to know us and learning about our needs as a family. It was obvious to us from the start that she loved her dogs and was careful to be sure that the puppies would be placed with loving families. Sue not only was our breeder - she became our friend!
When the puppies were born, my husband, my girls and I visited Sue to meet them. I will never forget the sheer joy of seeing my husband and girls sitting in the yelping box trying to choose the perfect pup for our family! This was no easy task as all of these pups were a delight! One puppy in particular seemed to gravitate to my daughters - he circled around one daughter and jumped in the lap of the other. I was focused on another pup, and it was Sue - knowing the demeanor of the pup that was trying so desperately to get our attention - who suggested we take this little one home with us. She knew what we needed as a family, and I can honestly say that she was right. We chose "Gold" - meaning he had a gold ribbon around his neck - and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made as a family!
We brought our boy home on a sunny day in April, 2019. Henry Allan M. is the most loveable, fun-loving, and gentle boy in the world. To say that he has changed our lives is an understatement - he has given us more love than we could have ever imagined possible. There is constant laughter in the house, in large part due to Henry and his silly antics. All the neighborhood kids ring our bell just to say hi to Henry. Everyone is greeted with love and kisses. He means the world to us, and Henry lets us know exactly what we mean to him each and every day.
More than 15 years breeding puppies in partnership with a diverse and knowledgeable veterinary team, always standing by to offer the best support.
Our dogs and our puppies are born, raised and live in our home, alongside us. We have a 100% successful record of placing happy, healthy puppies.
The "lineage" of Moon River Goldens lives here, with our family at our home. In our commitment to better the breed, we choose from the best of the best to create even better English Golden Retrievers.
We carefully make sure we mix lines and do not overwork females to make sure each litter and puppy is a healthy treasure.
When our females are still young and very healthy they are retired to live a long and happy life, here at Moon River. They are not rehomed at retirement, as we return their commitment to us as a commitment to them.
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Our English Golden Retrievers are from Champion European stock, with carefully selected pairings.
Puppies can be brought to their furever homes no earlier than 8 weeks. They will come to you having been seen by our Board Certified Veterinarian, examined, and up to date on wormings and appropriate vaccinations. You will be given a signed Health Certificate to bring to your own veterinarian so that the puppy's progress can be monitored from birth.
Although we'd like it to be, life is not always perfect. When a situation arises that dictates you can no longer keep your puppy, Moon River puppies must come back to Moon River. We will always act on behalf of what is the best solution for the puppy.
Moon River Goldens go to individuals and families that will provide loving and caring homes to them. While we prefer people with their own homes and with yards for the dogs to be able to get fresh air and exercise, there are no absolutes. We make every effort to be flexible and understanding. Moon River Goldens come with all types of owners. The only things we insist on is you love our Goldens, feed and give them a comfortable home, give them love and proper veterinary care and give them love (have I said "love" before?) and suitable exercise.
Our babies are adopted quickly, so reach out to reserve your furever friend or to ask any questions.
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