We have a litter planned for this Fall/Winter! Please check out the "Litters" page for more information!

*Puppy Application*


Please copy & paste the following questions into an email or word document and answer them to the best of your ability.

Acorn Goldens Puppy Questionnaire

It's very important to us that our puppies are placed in the most loving homes and we take this responsibility very seriously. Our questions may seem intense or excessive, but we find that they really help us with successful placements. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding!

Please provide us with your contact information- including the place where the puppy will be living:



Telephone Number(s)

Email Address

When's the most convenient time to contact you?

Do you have any children living at home? If so, what are their ages?

Do you have any other pets? If so, are they spayed/neutered?

How did you learn about Acorn Goldens?

How did you decide a Golden Retriever was the most appropriate pet for your family? Are you familiar with the breed's characteristics? Have you ever owned a Golden Retriever?

What kind of a time frame are you looking to purchase your puppy? Are you willing to wait for the most appropriate puppy for your family?

Are you sure you are able to afford, not only the purchase price, but the puppy's ongoing care for possibly the next 10-15 years?

Does anyone in your family have any allergies to animals? If so, how do you plan to manage it?

What is your property (where the puppy will live) like? Is it located in the city or country? Is it fenced? If not, how will you keep the puppy confined?

Will the puppy be home alone all day?

Will you be keeping the puppy indoors as a member of your family?

Will you continue the crate training we have started?

Are you aware of the time and energy needed to care for a young puppy and willing and able to accept that responsibility?

Will you be attending an obedience class with your puppy?  If not, why?

What activities (Companion/Pet, Conformation/Show, Field/Hunting, Obedience, etc.) do you plan to use your Golden Retriever for?

Are you familiar with the differences between AKC Full and Limited Registrations?

Do you have any sex preferances? If so, any particular reason for your preference?

Do you understand that, even though we thoroughly research and tediously plan each breeding as well as engage in health testing, there are no 100% guarantees that your puppy will be completely free of genetic defects?

How do you plan to take delivery of your puppy? If delivery by air, are you prepared to pay all shipping related costs prior to the actual shipment of the the puppy?

Do you agree that at anytime if you feel you are no longer able ot care for or keep the dog he/she is returned to us?

It's very important to us to hear about our puppies' social & physical development.  We love to see pictures and recieve updates of how they are doing in their new homes. Are you willing to provide us with updates at regular intervals?

Please provide us with the names and numbers of at least two references.

I understand that completion of an application is not a guarantee that I will be approved to purchase a puppy from Acorn Goldens.

Do you have any questions for us?



Luanne Thorsvig

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