THE GRACEFUL GOLDEN RETRIEVERS
OF NORTH FLORIDA
ADOPTING A PUPPY
LOOK ON HOME PAGE FOR
OF LITTER DATES.
Which we will post as soon as
we are sure of pregnancies.
6/3/21 Update. We are now taking reservations for both AKC Golden Retrievers and LabraGolds. Scroll down for
information on how to reserve a pup. Call 850-227-2185 or 859-512-8332 (Mary) with questions.
Thanks, Dr Bob
Adopting a puppy is just like adopting a baby. There are a lot of unknowns that dictates the number born.
We keep a Master list of people wanting a Puppy (four legged baby).
The position on the list is established by the date we receive your reserve deposit !!!
• The first person to send a Reserve deposit is first on the list and
gets first choice of the next litter or litters, of puppies available.
• The next reservation received is second on the List , the next is third, etc. etc.
If the next litter only has 9 puppies at weaning age and we have 10 or more Reservations;
Number 10 (11,12,13,etc) has 3 choices:
1) A puppy (your choice) from the next litter born, POSITION ESTABLISHED BY ORIGINAL DATE WE RECEIVED RESERVATION DEPOSIT.
2) Extend their deposit to "whenever" we have the next
“Special Family Member”
You are interested in.
(No additional fee)
3) You may sell/transfer your deposit and position in line to a third party (for the next litter or litters).
We also keep separate lists for those who want a puppy from a particular female.
Since we have several breeding females we usually will have 5 or more litters each year.
Only Mother Nature or the “Good Puppy Lord” knows when the next litter will arrive or how many puppies will be weaned.
But, our "SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBERS" are worth waiting for.
In almost every litter one or more adopters will forfeit their place in line for a later adoption due to family matters,
thus making their space or spaces available for those lower on the list.
BE THE GOOD PUPPY LORD WILLING
To Reserve a Puppy please E-mail a copy of this form:
1. Full Name of person adopting the puppy. _________________________________________
2. e-mail address:__________________________
(PLEASE send ALL correspondence with ONLY ONE e-mail address)
"DO NOT send any correspondence with a different e-mail address for the same puppy" AND,
WHEN SENDING A CHECK BE SURE TO LIST THE NAME, ETC. WHO WE SHOULD ALLOCATE THE CHECK TO !!!
3. Your Street, etc. Mailing address: ____________________________________________________________________
4. Your phone # __________________________
5. Name of female you prefer a puppy from: ___________________________
(and, do you want an AKC _____registered purebred Golden Retriever; or, _____ a "Hybrid" Labra-Gold???)
6. Preferred sex ______& coat color____________________ (we cannot promise we will have your preference.)
7. Reserve Deposit- $100 (Good indefinitely until we have a puppy to your liking)
*** Your position on the list is established by the date we recieve your reserve deposit !!!
8. Please make ck. out to BOB GRACE, "our bank will not accept otherwise"
9. Send to: 1129 Indian Pass Rd. Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
10. BE SURE TO E-MAIL ME SO I CAN ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR DEPOSIT WITH A REPLY.
IT IS BEST TO ATTACH/SEND CHECK WITH THIS APPLICATION SINCE
MANY CHECKS WE RECEIVE HAVE A DIFFERENT NAME & ADDRESS IMPRINTED.
Or, If you live close enough to us @ Indian Pass, FL you can come see
the parents & some Grandparents & siblings and if you like reserve one in person.
Our “Special Family Members” LOVE company.
When Reserving a puppy
Because our Golden AKC Retriever puppies are so popular we rarely have enough for all the families that request one.
In addition we have no way of knowing before delivery how many puppies will be available and what sex they will be, therefore,
we request a Reserve deposit of $100 to save one for you by placing your information on our current waiting list. It will automatically
Transfer to the next litter born if we cannot provide you with a puppy from a current litter.
We have a ”Picking” order list based on "the date we receive your reservation deposit”.
If you are #10 or #11 & she only weans 9 the remaining re-servers are #1 & #2 pickers on next litter (According to deposit DATES).
This is the only fair way we know of to provide you with a guarantee of a puppy and the sex you prefer.
It is transferable TO THE NEXT LITTER, If we are unable to provide you with a puppy.
Please remember If you reserve a puppy from this litter and there aren't enough to go around,
You can forward your reservation and be one of the first on our next liter.
And to preserve our "Special Family Member's" bloodline,
COME VISIT ANYTIME !!!
OUR "SPECIAL FAMILY" LOVE COMPANY
Regrettably we cannot guarantee sex or hair length & color.
However, since I dislike grooming & the summers are so hot here in Florida I select most breeding stock
with short to medium length hair that sheds less than the show dogs with their beautiful real long double coat.
Nonetheless, some of Ivan's future Litters will probably have a few babies with longer hair length.
Which should make those of you liking long hair happy.
My wife would probably be happier with the house dog's hair like the "Mexican Hairless".
Due to age my short term memory is "strange".
I receive "Hundreds" of contacts, (10-15% phone) about my puppies
For that reason, I only "officially" recognize statements I make "in my e-mails."
I cannot possibly remember each "phone" conversation.
(However, I can still remember my 1950 Army Serial #)...Strange ?
A RESERVATION FEE IS REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1) It guarantees your choice of a puppy from the litter you choose or the next avaiable litter.*
2) It establishes a contract that you desire to adopt one of our puppies.
3) The date we receive your deposit positions you on our “Picking” list,
eg. first one we receive gets first pick of the litter,
the second one gets second pick, etc…
This is the fairest way we know of to give you a guaranteed puppy.
*Please Note: Those with Reserve deposits who do not get a puppy from the first litter are
automatically placed in first positions for the next litter born; Again, "positioned by deposit date."
Effective June 1, 2016
Deposit Policy Please read:
The main reason we request a deposit to reserve a puppy is to establish a contract between
the buyer (you) and seller (The Graceful Golden Retrievers of North Florida).
The seller agrees to place your request on their waiting list.
The date your deposit arrives at the seller’s office establishes the buyers position on the waiting list.
The buyer agrees to pick the puppy up when he/she is weaned and ready to leave it’s mother.
Puppies are like children sex, hair color, size, shape are all variables and cannot be guaranteed.
Your deposit is good until you can obtain a puppy that meets your choosing.
It (deposit) carries forward to the next litter or
You may sell/transfer your deposit and position date in line to a third party.
We no longer refund deposits (But, they are good until we have a puppy you like)
Due to the office expense in labor, time and increasing number of scams and buyer’s change of mind.
We live 30 miles round trip from the post office and all refund checks were sent by registered mail to help avoid fraud (which we have experienced several times) eg. people claim they never received the check and want another.
IF YOU CANNOT WAIT FOR THE EXACT PUPPY YOU WANT PLEASE DO NOT SEND A DEPOSIT
Why do we have such long waiting lists? Ask someone who has one of our "Special Family Members"
-They are Special -
SWEET, SWEET, SWEET