Aspen and Spirit
After losing our 12.5 year old Abby girl in January of 2010, and then our 11 year old Golden Jazzy girl in January of 2011, our hearts were aching with sorrow. We weren't really sure when or if we were going to welcome dogs back into our lives.. it was so painful losing them. As spring came on, we realized with the warming weather that we longed to the love and companionship of dogs. We knew we were going to lean heavily toward the Golden Retriever breed.
We browsed numerous breeder websites and rescue websites looking for something to trigger us into action. When we found Snitker Golden's, the words and images on the website sounded so full of personal passion, love, and respect for this wonderful breed, that we found ourselves going back many times to view pictures and the youtube videos of previous litters. We could tell by Rhonda's voice on the videos that this was a person cares deeply for their pups. We contacted her via email and she faithfully answered our many questions with warmth and honesty. After several more weeks we finally decided that we would add a dog from Snitker Golden's to our home.
We met Rhonda and visited the pups and confirmed all of our impressions of Snitker Goldens we formed from the website and emails. Every testimonial on the website could have been written by us, I echo all of their comments. Rhonda, you're AWESOME! Rhonda patiently helped us through our agonizing process of trying to decide on one or two puppies. We eventually could not take just one, but chose Mr. Blue and Ms. Green. We picked Aspen (Ms. Green) and Spirit (Mr. Blue) up on June 11th and started our new journey.
The Peanuts, as we call them, have been so wonderful. You can tell they've had a combination of wonderful parents and a very good foundation of "imprinting" by Rhonda during the weeks before they came to us. Everything has been better than expected with respect to their manners, house training, etc. We have had so many wonderful compliments from neighbors and passers by; most didn't believe how young they were... they were so well behaved. Don't get me wrong.. they ARE puppies, but they really very good puppies ;-)
They are now 15 weeks and 4 days old as I write this, and every week our bond grows stronger with them. As we gaze upon them comfortably stretched out sleeping at our feet, words cannot describe how thankful we are to have them be a part of our family (Greg, Lori, Aspen & Spirit, & 3 rescue cats... can you believe they all get along?? )
Greg & Lori Leibfried
Why Snitker Goldens
We begin with quality tested and approved breeding Goldens and build on that solid foundation with our puppies. Championship pedigrees in their lines are our way of remaining true to breed standard. We strive to personally imprint each pup with positive, rewarding experiences – to nurture each one with love and care, realizing that each day we have your puppy is one day closer to the day you will hold him or her. We use this time to make that permanent impression on your pup, one which he or she will carry for a lifetime.
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