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
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!!!
Tonya and Aaron Hardwick
(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.
(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
(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 - 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.
(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.
(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!
(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
(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
(Zoe's first litter 2005)
(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 ShumanBailey, Barkley and Jack's Mommy and Daddy :-)
AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise
AKC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER PET PROMISE