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Testimonials — 5 Comments

  1. We are so fortunate to have a Rivereed pup from the 2021 litter. Jax has been an incredible addition to our family. When we picked up Jax, Shay was extremely organized and thorough with the paperwork going through everything in great detail. Shay and Chris had done an amazing job socializing the puppies so the transition from their home to ours was seamless. He adapts to every new situation with ease and loves everyone, especially children. We are amazed at how calm he is around elderly people where he will just settle in at their feet or give them a gentle lick. Around the home, he is extremely well-behaved and always nearby (even in bed!). Outside, Jax is defintiely full of energy, loves snow, water and has a natural ability to want to flush out birds on our walks through the woods. Jax has had Level 1 Obedience training where he excelled. Our next venture is agility which starts in a couple weeks. Jax is truly a beautiful dog – very well balanced, has fluid motion, extremely handsome and a coat that shines like copper – we get comments from everyone. We are blessed to have Jax in our life and cannot thank Shay and Chris enough for the effort they put into producing quality puppies. We highly recommend Rivereed and can only hope that someday we are fortunate to have another puppy.

  2. We lost Dakota, our dear rescue mutt, to cancer in summer of 2021, and we were very picky about getting another dog. We considered and ultimately passed on several litters and rescues, not because they were bad dogs or breeders, but because it felt like a betrayal of our irreplaceable Dakota.

    Rivereed welcomed us to visit the Jack x River litter without expectation. The first surprise was Shay giving us directions to their house – on *Dakota Avenue*. Seeing a smaller space with several adults dogs, we expected to get mobbed or at least barked at/jumped on as we walked in. Instead we found a handful of polite, relaxed, exercised, well-behaved and well-groomed dogs, which CANNOT be easy. We were very impressed by Shay not just as a breeder, but also as a trainer/owner.

    River is an absolute sweet girl, and even though we intentionally picked the “sassy dog of the litter,” her daughter Maple is, too. You can tell Shay really cares with the genetic testing and puppy care she does, and Maple has been everything we hoped for and more. A little friendly mischief 😊, but absolutely good-natured, no bad habits to untrain, and no health issues. Maple truly is the sister Dakota never got to meet…

    We have recommended Rivereed to friends and family, and if we find ourselves looking for another dog down the road we will definitely be checking in for a brother/sister or cousin. Thank you for Maple, and thank you Shay, River, and Jack for helping to patch the hole in our family.

  3. In January of 2023 we lost our golden Marshall to leukemia. We were absolutely heartbroken but knew we needed another golden. We were extremely picky when reviewing breeders after our experience with Marshall and came upon Rivereed. It felt like fate as soon as we saw the website. After our first conversation I knew that we would be connected to Rivereed for life.
    Shay is so knowledgeable and organized that it was a fantastic experience bringing Murphy home. He has filled a whole in our heart and is the best dog we could ever ask for. We love him so much that we got another pup from River to complete our family. I have recommended Rivereed to my friends/family and will continue to go back to them if we ever get another dog. Thank you Rivereed!!

  4. I can’t say enough about how amazing my experience working with Rivereed has been. I picked up my sweet Jennie this past September (Rain x Bullet litter), and she is just perfect in every way. No doubt about it, Shay’s passion for what she does is evident in every step of the process. Her weekly puppy updates were packed with info and she was so helpful any time I had questions outside of what she shared with us. She is knowledgeable, professional, and experienced – and, there’s no question that she loves and cares for her dogs like family. I am so thankful I discovered Rivereed and as a result ended up with my sweet little miss Jennie! Being a part of the Rivereed family is truly special.

  5. My husband and I knew for almost a decade that one day we would have a red golden, but wanted to wait until we knew it was the right time to add another 4 paws to our family “circus”. When the time came earlier in 2023 to start looking, we found Rivereed Goldens and knew without a doubt they were the perfect fit for us! Shay goes above and beyond to make sure all boxes are checked and works day in and day out to make sure your puppy is the right puppy for your family! We added Robert to our family in September and he transitioned perfectly to our family and lifestyle. His temperament, appearance, and willingness to learn are unmatched by any dog my husband or I have ever have (between the two of us that is over 20!). It was obvious with the way Robert acted around our other dogs and our toddlers that Shay took the time to properly socialize and acclimate the litter and I cannot thank her enough! When the time comes to add another golden to our family, there is no question for us, we will 100% be adopting another Rivereed Golden! Robert is perfect and we have Shay to thank!

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