Our decision to turn a passion into a business was “forced” upon us by innocent citizens! People we meet in every day life persist in asking for our help – and they wanted to buy our dogs! Their pleading eyes were worse than a puppy’s longing looks! But seriously, they were genuinely needing help in finding quality dogs with good bloodlines at a reasonable price.
As we traveled often with my Service Dogs we would draw a lot of attention from people who passed by. Inevitably we stood for long periods of time talking about our dogs. Adults and children from all walks of life would pet them and enjoy loving on them. Businessmen became toddlers as they gushed over the dogs!
Sometimes we would not get our errands done since so many people would stop us. Walking through an airport or hotel lobby could easily take an extra hour!
Many people would then notice how our Goldens were quietly seated or lying down as we talked. This was impressive since most dogs would not be so patient and compliant. People who watched our dogs’ gentle mannerisms asked us where they could find a dog like ours. We decided then to breed our own.
We have been able to help many people with their own dog’s behavior training. We are able to walk you through most issues you encounter or we can refer you to the best trainers in the area.
The Trigger Point of Change
It was upon the tragic death of my beloved dog, True, that I realized the need for someone to breed for longevity as well as super qualities. True died suddenly of cancer at only 8 years old. True had saved my life on three occasions, she never left my side. She was an angel in a dog’s frame!
Her death was unexpected and heartbreaking. No one should have to experience the premature death of a beloved friend.
I went in search of puppies from a breeder who could tell me about the grandparent’s good, long health. It was surprisingly difficult. Most breeders had no idea about the ancestors of their dogs or how long they lived.
Finally I found a breeder who actually had my key word “longevity” in her vocabulary! They had bred for health – not just color or temperament. Most Golden Retrievers already have a fantastic, cheerful temperament so breeding for health and longevity makes so much sense.
I was impressed with the older ages of the family members within the blood lines, so that I became confident that this was the excellent start we needed. The grandfather was a champion hunter and the mother was an incredibly sweet companion dog. We chose a female puppy as our first breeding bitch, Treasure.
Quite soon after, we found another breeder with the same qualified pups. True was the biggest yet most calm puppy in the litter. He was a cuddler from the start.
Service Dogs for Loving Life!
As we conducted our own further research we noticed another problem that exists in the canine world: good trainers and breeders charge very expensive fees! And they deserve every penny.
We now breed and offer training for Service Dogs in order to provide wonderful companions to deserving people.
This is a blessed combination.
Our goal is the joy of blessing others with wonderful Companion and Service Dogs going to loving people who need assistance. We love to see disabled people find the help and companionship they need.
Our program is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals as well as the people we meet ever day who fall in love with our dogs and declare…
"Love at first sight!"
We’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please contact us.
True 2 Gold is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your realistic expectations.