Hoosier Heartland Goldens

Golden Retrievers Raised with LOVE!!!

Cozmo (Audit x Roxie) HEART Litter June 28, 2017

Amy,
Thank you so much for allowing us to "adopt" our baby, Cozmo from your gorgeous
Heart Lið_er.   We have been wai#ng 2 years for him and he is our pride and joy.    He
is such a sweet boy and we love him so much!   He was de'nitely worth the wait!  He
loves every person he meets and any dog.   He enjoys playing with our three children
so much!    He has completed our family!
I would also like to thank you for being so wonderful during the "adop#on" process.  
You provided us with such wonderful informa#on, videos and pictures a*er the birth
of the Heartland Lið_er.   You provided so much love for the puppies all the #me! You
are a wonderful Breeder and we recommend you to anyone who is looking for a
Golden Retriever.   
Thank you for being a part of our family!!!
Love,
Tonya and Aaron Hardwick

Amy,

Thank you so much for allowing us to "adopt" our baby, Cozmo from your gorgeous Heart Litter.  

We have been waiting 2 years for him and he is our pride and joy.    He is such a sweet boy and

we love him so much!   He was definitely worth the wait!  He loves every person he meets and any dog.  

He enjoys playing with our three children so much!    He has completed our family!

I would also like to thank you for being so wonderful during the "adoption" process.  

You provided us with such wonderful information, videos and pictures after the birth of the Heartland Litter. 

 You provided so much love for the puppies all the time!    You are a wonderful Breeder and we recommend

 you to anyone who is looking for a Golden Retriever.   


Thank you for being a part of our family!!!


Love,


Tonya and Aaron Hardwick

 

 

 

Max ~Sir Max's Golden Heart ~ Sophie ~ Sophie's Christmas Grace~

(Max - Zoe's 2006 litter, Sophie - Lilly's first litter 2009)

Hoosier Heartland Golden's has added 2 loving and beautiful Golden's to our family. We came across Amy and Hoosier Heartland Golden's when our last Golden (Reba) was very sick and we wanted to get on a waiting list for a puppy.
Amy was wonderful to work with when we got Max (a Zoe/Buddy puppy) four years ago. Our Max is a very calm, loving and devoted companion to our family. We have a daughter with seizures and recently we found her having a seizure and Max was right by her side.
We decided to get Max a companion to keep him company during the day and of course we wouldn't have gone to anyone but Hoosier Heartland Golden's.
On Max's 4th birthday we brought our Sophie (a Lilly/Silas puppy) home. Sophie is healthy, smart and growing bigger every day. She and Max have become quite a pair.
Amy has always been honest and upfront with any questions we have had concerning both of our dogs. We have kept in contact with Amy throughout the years sending pictures and updates. Amy truly loves each puppy, I've often told her that each puppy goes home with a little bit of her in them.  Both of our puppies came home well socialized and very easy to train, which tells me that Amy gave each of them lots of attention and love. We feel so blessed to have Amy and Hoosier Hearland Golden's in our lives.
 
Rachel Moor

KC ~Kc Going For The Horseshoe ~

(Zoe's Final Litter 2010)

Buying a puppy from Hoosier Heartlands was a very pleasurable experience. Amy encourages everyone to spend as much time as possible with the pups from the very beginning so that you get to know the one you want to pick when the time comes. You can tell that she really puts her heart into each litter. Our puppy (KC) fit right in with our family and our four year old Golden Retriever.

 

Bill and Sharon Carter

Coby~Robeson's Kiss Me I'M Golden~

(Zoe's 2008 Litter)
 
I was skeptical at first...you just hear so much about puppy mills and over breeding.  Amy was the greatest throughout the entire process.  She made the adoption process so easy- yet she is very careful in screening families to be sure adoption was best for both the family and the puppy.   After all that she had done for the puppies, all that she gives you to take home with the puppy, and all that she does for the birthday parties, I don't even know how she makes any money.  I am convinced she does it for the love of the process- to make families happier.   I don't think I have ever met someone that cares about Goldens as much as Amy.  What other organization hosts birthday parties and get-togethers for the past puppies?!
 
We got Coby from Hoosier Heartland Goldens and both my husband and I agree that he is the best dog either of us has ever had- even growing up, with all of the wonderful memories we have of our pets, he is the best for our family.  He is good natured, healthy, happy, and he doesnt even BARK!!!  We love him so much and we are so glad we found Amy and Hoosier Heartland Goldens for the adoption process. 
 
Kathleen Robeson

Carson ~ Carson's Home for Christmas~

(Lilly's first litter 2009)

Our experience with Hoosier Heartland Goldens was wonderful.  Amy was very helpful in helping us find Carson, who is a great addition to our family of five.  Carson was healthy, happy, and well trained for his age when we took him home.  Amy cares very much for her puppies, and was kind enough to follow up with us to make sure Carson was adjusting well to his new home.  We would recommend Hoosier Heartland Goldens – and Amy – to anyone who wants to find a great Golden for a good home.

 

The Lennox Family

~Annie~Lady Sierra Rianne Aberdeen ~Molly~ Lady Molly Noel Tomich

(Annie - Zoe's first litter 2005), (Molly - Lilly's first litter 2009)

 This is my second time dealing with Amy and her loving dogs.  I first got a puppy almost 5 years ago.  Annie has been an absolute wonder for me.  I was looking for a breed that would be gentle but loving.  When I discovered the Golden Retrievers, I then began my search for a breeder and came upon HHG. Amy was awesome and helped me pick out a puppy that would be good for what I was planning.  Annie , who was the runt of the litter, has become a therapy dog and goes to work with me everyday.  She works at an alternative school and interacts with children, grades K-12.  Annie has been just wonderful with the kids and they are very protective of her.  She has even worked with the staff when needed.  They come looking for her when they need a boost during their day.  Annie is an intelligent dog.  She has worked with a student who could not speak, so she has learned all of her commands, about 20, in sign language.

    About 3 weeks ago, I was able to return to Indiana and got another golden from Amy.  Molly is much bigger than Annie.  She is learning quick.  She is able to sit, lie down, stay for about 20 seconds and is beginning to sit-up.  She is a handful with getting into everything, but very quickly has learned to respond to expectations.  Molly already knows 2 sign language commands and will continue to learn more.  Molly is beginning classes next month and within the next 2 years will also become a therapy dog.  She will start next school year with Annie and I.  Thanks Amy for these wonderful gifts and your friendship.
 
Elaine Meyer, Annie and Molly

Sampson ~ Sampson's Rush To Win ~

(Zoe's Final Litter 2010)

Getting our Golden puppy, Sampson  "Sam"  from Zoe's litter is one of the best things we've have ever done!  He is so smart, catches on quick to everything!  He has such a sweet personality, he plays well with our 1 yr. old grandson, never offers to jump or knock him down, it's like he knows he's a baby so he approaches him slowly. I have also taken him to the nursing facility where I work, he was so gentle with the elderly, walked slowly beside me, well behaved, they loved him. He is getting along well with our cat, (which was a concern) and he has met 27 baby chickens, he was very curious, but never attempted to hurt them. We are introducing him to many types of people & things, everyone has to stop & talk with him. His colors are awesome, I can't say enough about him, but we are totally satisfied, and think you raise wonderful puppies. Thanks for all your kindness, and information. I wouldn't change a thing!  Debby, Butch & Adam Johnson of Roseville Ky. 

Colt ~ Christmas From The Heartland ~

 (Lilly's first litter 2009)

Our experience w/ Hoosier Heartland Goldens was nothing but the best! During our search process for our newest family member, HHG was the best in providing helpful information about Golden Retrievers as a breed and what kind of puppies to expect! Amy allowed us into her home to meet the litter and their mom, Lilly, and kept us well informed on how our puppy was doing until we could bring him home furever! Our puppy has met and exceeded our expectations. We are so happy w/ our HHG puppy, Colt!

 
The Nagy Family, Indianapolis, IN

Kiko ~ Mcshanley's Lucky Lou~

(Zoe's 2008 Litter)

As soon as we met Amy we knew we could trust her, and we knew that we’d be getting a top quality golden retriever.  She was very professional and had all of the vaccinations, microchip and  paperwork ready.  She sent us pictures of the litter weekly and encouraged us to visit our puppy before he was old enough to bring home.

She loves her dogs and treats them like family.  One of my favorite things is that Amy still  keeps in touch, asks about our dogs, offers to board them if we ever go out of town, and even plans birthday/reunions of the litter.  I don’t know how she keeps up with all of them, but she does.  They are her extended family.

Kiko couldn’t have been in a better place before we adopted him. Amy’s love of dogs and her professionalism as a breeder are topnotch.  We highly recommend using Amy for finding that dog that will become a wonderful part of your family.

Tally, Caroline, and Kiko Shanley

 

Marley ~Magnificient Marley Of Deerbrook~

(Zoe's 2008 litter)

Marley is our 2 year old Golden from Hoosier Heartland Goldens.  He is awesome! His temperment and health are excellent.  He is smart, sweet, and fabulous with our children.  Amy loves her "babies".  She is easy to work with and is profesional.  We would not hesitate to get another dog from Amy and recommend Hoosier Heartland Golden's without reservation.
 
Paul and Anne Stewart
 

Max ~ MAX" A Million Valentines~

(Zoe's 2006 litter) Hi Amy, We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the entire adoption process. Being able to visit Zoe with the puppies allowed us to see firsthand her friendly, calm, sweet personality. I can see these traits in Max. He is so friendly with everyone, which is exactly what we wanted. At 10 weeks, Max loves to play, play, play! Attached are some photos so you can see how big and handsome he is. I will have to brag that he hasn't had an accident in two days, and he lets me know when he has to go out. That's pretty amazing for only being 10 weeks old! We love him dearly! Wes, Linda & Jonah Jordan (picture of Max @ 10 weeks old)

Zoe ~ Zoe Mae Jr.~

(Zoe's First litter 2005) Sun Aug 07 13:42:15 EDT 2005 Just adopted one of Zoe Mae\'s puppies....this is an INCREDIBLE puppy. Came to us at eight weeks pretty much potty trained, able to play fetch, and the most gentle and prettiest puppy ever. Lets our four boys carry her around like a baby and under her armpits. Zoe and Buddy make the best Golden pupppies EVER!!! Thank you Amy and Diana!!! Sorrells Family (Picture from Halloween 10/05)

Max ~Bud Lite to the "MAX" ~

(Zoe's first litter 2005)

When our family found Amy ,Zoë, and Buddy, we had recently lost our golden of 11 years, Jake.Having a dog for that long , there is just something missing when they are no longer with you.We all felt that we were ready to love another dog and to our surprise, Amy had Zoë's first litter
in the works! Our name went on the list that day and she kept us up to date and informed thru the entire gestation and delivery, complete with pictures! We fell in love with our Max from the first moment we laid eyes on his tiny green ribbon around his neck! We visited OFTEN and stayed until we had our "fix".  That was almost 2 years ago and Max insists on staying with Amy and only Amy when we travel!  Amy and Zoë have become extended members of our family.  If you are considering a golden puppy,you simply CAN NOT make a better choice than Hoosier Heartland Goldens!
Thank you Amy!
The Oswalts and Max  :)

 

Zoe ~ Zoe's 5th 'lil Valentine~

(Zoe's 2006 litter)
 
I purchased Zoe's Fifth Valentine last February from Amy.  She is named after her sweet mother and she was the fifth puppy born of the litter on Valentines day.  I can't say enough about Amy and the care that she gives to the puppies and us parents.  I have told countless people including my vet how responsible she was with all of our paperwork and making sure everything was just perfect when we picked our little ones up to go home.  What has impressed me the most is the temperament of my precious golden.  I had her bell trained to potty outside in less than 10 days.  She is very calm, and obedient especially for being only a year old.  When I take her places not only do people comment on how beautiful she is but how well behaved she is for her age.  If you are looking for a golden I highly recommend Amy.  The beauty of her goldens is wonderful but their temperament is a golden find.  Sincerely
                                                   Susan Cleek, mommy of Little Zoe

 

Bailey~Valentine's Sweet Surprise~ & Barkley~Cupid's Golden Dream~

(Zoe's 2006 Litter )

 

Now, about my experience (and my husband's!) with Amy Clark.  In January 2006, we lost our "Baby Girl" Samantha (a Lhasa Apso/Beagle Mix) - she was 15 yrs old.  We loved Samantha very deeply, our kids grew up with her - it was such a blow for her to just not be there.  We did have a diversion though, a Basset Hound named Jack - now 3.  Jack started out as our son's dog, however he ended up living with us and that was just fine.  Bassets are characters, and we love him dearly, but he was also lonely after Samantha was gone.  We have always really wanted a Golden Retriever and since we were expecting a grandson late last year, we knew it was time, as Goldens are well known for their temperament and being gentle with children.  So, we geared up and started looking around.  Well, someone must have been watching over us because I was lucky enough to find Amy on the web.  I really wasn't even seriously looking, as it hadn't been very long at all since we lost our Baby Girl, I was mostly trying to figure out the world of breeders.  I wanted to make sure that we found a reputable breeder, with all the health clearances so as to best insure a healthy puppy.  (We found out very shortly after getting Jack that he has Hip Displaysia and will be needing surgery in the future.)  So I see that Amy lives within a reasonable distance from our house by coincidence, she had a really neat and thorough website, the parent doggies had their health clearances, and it just so happened she had a litter in the works.  Oh my goodness!  We made contact, filled out our questionnaire "just so" in hopes she would like US, and we made it on the waiting list!!    

 

From that moment on, Amy kept us up to date with everything that was going on with Zoe and her pregnancy.  Zoe, by the way, is the sweetest dog I have ever met, and she's one fantastic mommy too!  I love her!!  That sweet Miss Zoe Mae gave birth to ten healthy and adorable puppies on February 14th (yes, Valentine's Day!!!)  We were interested in getting one female, we already had Jack at home, never even considered TWO puppies...but that's just what we got.  We are the proud parents of the first born female of the litter, Bailey (AKC:  Valentine's Sweet Surprise) and the tiniest boy, Barkley (AKC:  Cupid's Golden Dream)!!  Hopefully you've had a chance to see some pictures of our babies on Amy's website!  :-)

 

Our visits with Amy, Zoe and her pups began on February 15th, the pups just one day old.  We met Amy, sweet lady I thought, she immediately invited us in to see Zoe and her babies in the kitchen.  I made sure to greet Momma first, I didn't know how she would react to strangers just coming right up to her brand new pups.  Zoe was a sweetheart from the very start.  She even let me get in her pool and sit with her while holding puppies.  I had never seen a brand new litter so I was in heaven!!  From that point on, and upon Amy's invitation, we visited every weekend, watching our babies grow, and getting update emails and pics in between visits too!  As we got to know Amy better, we realized that we are kindred spirits.  We are the same type of "dog people"...just crazy about them!!  Not only do I have two of the most gorgeous Goldens on the planet, I have a new best friend in Amy...and that's icing on this cake!  She even threw a birthday party for our puppies and made Beef Jerky cupcakes!  They had Frosty Paws doggie ice cream and wore party hats, it was a party for sure!  (see pics on the website!)    

 

I feel so fortunate we found Amy.  She is very professional, caring, devoted, and compassionate.  Everything she does within her breeding program centers around the health and well-being of Zoe and her puppies.  She loves each and every pup as if it were the only one.  She keeps them safe, keeps their area clean, keeps the puppies clean, she makes sure everyone eats, nobody has a chance to choke, encourages each puppy's new family to get lots of visitation, gives them toys to play with, lets them run and play in the yard under direct supervision, of course.  Amy also asks prospective puppy families to complete the questionnaire (like you did), so she can get a feel for the interested family.  She is very concerned that her puppies go to the best possible homes for them.  She just plain loves every puppy and wants nothing less than the best for all of them!

 

Now about MY kids again - when they came home with us, of course we were delighted, but to our amazement, these two puppies were 99% potty trained!  We had only a couple of accidents, and we knew they were our fault.  I think it was around a month later that we had them trained to ring a bell at the back door when they wanted to go outside.  We took Bailey and Barkley through two sets of classes at PetSmart and they did great!  They were so easily trained, and really, you can't even raise your voice to them as they are pretty sensitive. BUT, there usually isn't anything to raise your voice about anyway--they are so well behaved.  We aren't into showing them, we just want well minding pets/family members, and that is exactly what we got.  We couldn't be happier!!!!! 

 

I just can't say enough about Amy's program, puppies, Zoe, all of it.  At our house, our dogs are our world.  We have Amy and Zoe, and Buddy and Diana too, to thank for Bailey and Barkley, and for helping to fill the void we had back in January of 2006.  Oh, Jack instantly took to the puppies and became their full-time caretaker, a position which he still fills to this day!  He loves his new puppies too!!  :-) 

 

Paula and Robert Shuman

Bailey, Barkley and Jack's Mommy and Daddy  :-)

Peyton ~ She's a WILD ONE~

(Zoe's 2007 Litter)

 

My name is Allison Reilly and I have been working with Amy Clark for 3 months now.  She is wonderful.  We originally began emailing back and forth when I sent in my puppy questionaire (that I pulled from the Hoosier Heartland website).  At the time Zoe wasn't even pregnant yet.  Amy was extremely kind and invited me over to her house to meet Zoe and Buddy (the daddy).  I took my husband and his two sons with me to Amy's house and we sat and talked for over an hour about Zoe, Buddy and the previous litters.  Amy showed us Zoe's scrapbook that had pics of Zoe from birth until now.  Going to Amy's house was like going to a friend's house, very comfortable.  Amy asked me tons of questions to be sure I was someone she was willing to give a puppy to.  Since that first visit, I have been to Amy's house at least 5 times to see the puppies.  Amy works with all of the families to ensure everyone gets to see their baby at least once a week, even when that means giving up her personal time.  Amy has purchased toys and treats for the pups and I know she has grown very attached.  It's going to be difficult for her to say good bye this Saturday (Aug 18th).  Amy has a heart of gold.  She would do anything for anyone.  We have become friends through the puppies and I hope we can keep in touch for many years to come.  I can't wait to pick up Peyton (my puppy).  There is no doubt in my mind that she was cared for properly every day since the day she was born.  If you are looking to adopt another golden retriever, there is no better place to go than Hoosier Heartlands.  I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

            Allison Reilly (and Phil too)

ROCKY~Sir Rolling Rock-A-Lot ~

(Zoe's 2007 LItter)

 

 I am writing as a reference for Amy Clark (Hoosier Heartland
Goldens). We adopted Max from Zoe's second litter born 2/14/06. Max
has the best temperment, he is sweet, loving, great with our cat and
other animals. He is also beautiful. We get comments all the time
about how beautiful he is. We feel blessed that we adopted from Amy.
She made the process fun by allowing and encouraging us to visit the
puppies while we waited for them to be old enough to bring home. If
you meet Zoe (Max's dog Mom), you'll see where Max gets his 
temperment. She is wonderful.

We love Max (and Amy) so much that we are adopting a second puppy from
the latest litter. We will pick him up on Saturday and our whole
family is thrilled. I can assure you, you
will not be disappointed if you decide to go with Amy.



Lola~Champagne Lola Cherry Cola~ & Stella~Back In The Groove With Stella ~

(Zoe's 2007 litter)

I have nothing but high regards for Amy and her breeding methods.  She takes a very personal approach to selecting the prospective puppy families.  Her application process is quite extensive and for good reason.  I believe that a breeder should want to interview those purchasing a puppy as much you should want to interview the breeder.  Amy’s passion is her dogs and helping families who desperately need a golden puppy back in their lives. 

 

We lost our golden girl a year ago in April.  Last August I began working with Amy and all our efforts will be rewarded this Saturday when we will pick up our two beautiful golden girl puppies.  It has been a wonderful experience and I now consider Amy a friend.  I highly recommend that you meet the dogs (who will be bred) and some of the puppies from past litters.  It isn’t hard to do because everyone keeps bringing their dogs back to Amy to dog sit.  I met both parents and dogs from each of the two past litters.  I was not disappointed. 

Becky and Scott Higgins

 

Special Readings

AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise

AKC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER PET PROMISE

As a dog owner, I do solemnly swear:

* I will never overlook my responsibilities for this living being and recognize that my dog's welfare is totally dependent on me.

* I will always provide fresh water and quality food for my dog.

* I will socialize my dog via exposure to new people, places and other dogs.

* I will take pride in my dog's appearance with regular grooming.

* I will recognize the necessity of basic training by teaching my dog to reliably sit, stay and come when called.

* I will take my dog to the vet regularly and keep all vaccinations current.

* I will pick-up and properly dispose of my dog's waste.

* I will make sure my dog is regarded as an AKC Canine Good Citizen® by being aware of my responsibilities to my neighbors and to the community.

* I will ensure that the proper amount of exercise and mental stimulation appropriate for my dog's age, breed and energy level is provided.

* I will ensure that my dog has some form of identification (which may include collar tags, tattoo or microchip ID.)

* I will adhere to local leash laws.

 

 

A Living Love
By Martin Scott Kosins

If you ever love an animal, there are 3 days in your life you will always remember

The first is a day, blessed with happiness, when you bring home your young new friend. You may have spent weeks deciding on a breed. You may have asked numerous opinions of many vets, or done long research in finding a breeder. Or, perhaps in a fleeting moment, you may have just chosen that silly looking mutt in a shelter—simply because something in its eyes reached your heart. But when you bring that chosen pet home, and watch it explore, and claim its special place in your hall or front room—and when you feel it brush against you for the first time—it instills a feeling of pure love you will carry with you through the many years to come.

The second day will occur eight or nine or ten years later. It will be a day like any other. Routine and unexceptional. But, for a surprising instant, you will look at your longtime friend and see age where you once saw youth. You will see slow deliberate steps where you once saw energy. And you will see sleep when you once saw activity. So you will begin to adjust your friend’s diet—and you may add a pill or two to her food. And you may feel a growing fear deep within yourself, which bodes of a coming emptiness. And you will feel this uneasy feeling, on and off, until the third day finally arrives.

And on this day—if your friend and whatever higher being you believe in have not decided for you, then you will be faced with making a decision of your own—on behalf of your lifelong friend, and with the guidance of your own deepest Spirit. But whichever way your friend eventually leaves you—you will feel as long as a single star in the dark night. If you are wise, you will let the tears flow as freely and as often as they must. And if you are typical, you will find that not many in your circle of family or friends will be able to understand your grief, or comfort you.

But if you are true to the love of the pet you cherished through the many joy-filled years, you may find that a soul—a bit smaller in size than your own—seems to walk with you, at times, during the lonely days to come. And at moments when you least expect anything out of the ordinary to happen, you may feel something brush against your leg—very very lightly. And looking down at the place where your dear, perhaps dearest, friend used to lie—you will remember those three significant days. The memory will most likely to be painful, and leave an ache in your heart.

As time passes the ache will come and go as if it has a life of its own. You will both reject it and it, and it may confuse you. If you reject it, it will depress you. If you embrace it, it will deepen you. Either way, it will still be an ache.

But there will be, I assure you, a third day when—along with the memory of your pet—and piercing through the heaviness in your heart—there will come a realization that belongs only to you. It will be as unique and strong as our relationship with each animal we have loved, and lost. This realization takes the form of a Living Love—like the heavenly scent of a rose that remains after the petals have wilted, this Love will remain and grow—and be there for us to remember. It is a love we have earned. It is the legacy our pets leave us when they go. And it is a gift we may keep with us as long as we live. It is a Love which is ours alone. And until we ourselves leave, perhaps to join our Beloved Pets—it is a Love we will always possess.