Shadalane Golden Retrievers Vista, California

46 reviews

Book an appointment

Online booking unavailable.

Please call

(760) 295-2222

or

ASK A VET ONLINE

*with JustAnswer

Reviews: Shadalane Golden Retrievers (Vista)

All reviews (46)

Yelp (17)

Google (29)

Newest First

Newest First

Oldest First

Highest Rated

Lowest Rated

gary fisher

2 years ago

We have a nine month old Golden Retriever, named Gunther he is our third golden in the last 20 years. We have gone through four dog trainers. We just couldn’t get our golden to stop biting in a playful manner or pulling on the leash. We took Gunther to Shadlane to leave him for boot camp. Shelly the dog trainer worked with him for about an hour and suggest that we just do some training secessions with her, on a one on one! After a few training sessions Gunther is a different dog. Shelly is unbelievable! Thank. You Shelly!

A Google User

2 years ago

Allen and the staff are great genuine friendly people. I will continue to recommend this place to friends and family!

TAG Growth

2 years ago

We had high hopes for getting a golden retriever puppy. We paid a large deposit to hold a spot for an upcoming litter (almost 900). When it didn’t work out we called and explained why and got the run around. Never received our deposit back after many attempts. We were never told an answer. Just “we will get back to you.”

tom leatherwood

2 years ago

We were so happy to find this company and went to great lengths to acquire a Golden puppy....going to great expense as we had to travel 500 miles round trip which added hotel bills and fuel etc etc...only to find that they wanted 7000.00 additional for training which was for only 2 weeks??? The puppy was singled out for us and marked only 2 weeks ago! When we objected she told us we couldnt have the Dog unless we paid that. And now refuses to give us the Dog that we have a signed contract for but and is ALSO NOT going to refund the nearly 5000.00 dollars we prepaid. Which will force us to go to court to get our money back. This is a racket if not a total scam. Now are hearts are broken because we fell in love with "Bella" as we had named her, from the pictures they were sending us of her. And we still have to drive 250 miles home, empty handed. Shameful if not crooked actions on their part. We are in touch with their local newspaper and have a reporter who wants to do a story on this operation. I would AVOID them like the plague. Is the whole world being run by scam artists the way our COUNTRY seems to be heading? Shame on them......Karma is not always a reward. NOTE: Aftermath: After threatening us with THEIR lawyer as this played out and demanding full payment they wised up and returned our money. Very little satisfaction in that because here we are 3 months down the road, back home, without "Bella" who we had fallen in love with. I'm seeing $$$$$ as the motivation and not JOY in seeing a Pup placed in a loving home. So we will begin our search again.......As a sidenote, some breeders have told us that due to covid the demand for puppies has MUSHROOMED with so many staying home. What happens when demand goes UP? PRICES go up. Our "Bella" is probably going go to "fetch" more money then we were paying. Hmmmm......? Lesson learned.

Nubia Leon

2 years ago

I had a very reactive-aggressive dog and the trainers and owner Alan did everything they could for me! They’re so nice and professional. Great people. They take care for your fur baby like their own. They never worked with my dog’s breed and they still trained him well!! They gave us our life back. I tried 2 different trainers before them and none of them helped us, my dog was still bad and we wasted so much money but when we came here it was so different. I swear if you are contemplating on going with Shadalane, don’t! Best decision ever. They truly helped us and our dog be able to even go on a simple walk around my house. We did the board and train program and my dog came out so mature. I cannot thank them enough. I definitely recommend this place.

Tom Skahill

3 years ago

First rate facilities and a friendly staff!!

Tara Callahan

3 years ago

I'll be getting my first baby girl YMH'S Main Mommy from the Guardianship program sometime before the beginning of the year I believe ❤. I can't wait for the blossoming friendship I'll be developing between these generous, big hearted family and their gorgeous pups. Can't wait for all the pup play... crossing my fingers to raise my very own little girl to be a beautiful mascot for the Brody Stevens Furry Friend Program.

Papa Bear

3 years ago

Ok if u are planning to buy a puppy from here Stop and DONT!!! I spoke with alex back on march 24th and he said that they have 2 females pregnant but not sure which litter would be ours to choose from so we should expect a puppy to go home with us in june or early july the latest. So we went ahead and put our 100.00 deposit down and was told to call back may 24th. We called back in may and left messages never got a phone call back but finally i called on the right day and spoke with alex again and he said that he was just about to start calling people for the litter and if we put deposit down we should be on list and expect his call on the following sunday. Sunday came around and no phone call. I went ahead and called the following week and left messages and again no returned phone call. I kept calling, mind u this is like 3 wks later, and finally got ahold of Alex he then mentioned that the puppys would be born in july (which is like 2 wks away) and wouldn't be ready to go home til September. He said to call back then bc mom would be close to having pups but we should have no problem getting a female puppy because most are interested in males. Of course i called back and no returned phone call. Finally spoke with and said that because of covid19 they wouldnt have any puppies for 6 months!!! I cant believe they do business like this its unethical to take money from someone with no clue if there is even a puppy available!! Im sure im not the only ones they do this to and wish me luck on getting my deposit back!!!!

A Google User

3 years ago

We recently got a fully trained Golden Retriever (Hazel) from Shadalane, for use as a medical service dog...we could not be happier. Alan, Shelley and the team are THE BEST. Would highly recommend them!

A Google User

4 years ago

We got our sweet dog here when he was 1 and he is fabulous! The Shadalane staff and trainers helped us create the perfect match for our dog and our family with small children. We are so grateful for them and loved our experience!

brian feinberg

4 years ago

Shadalane is simply amazing. We came here in search of a service dog to work with my son. They took the time to carefully pair him with a dog with the right temperament and skill set. Every time we visited, Shadalane treated us like family. Everyone we worked with was wonderful -- from the trainers to the owners. When it was time to come home, the head trainer Shelly brought our sweet dog to our house a few hundred miles away to make sure it was a smooth transition. I could not imagine a better place to find a furry friend. Oh btw the dog is stunning -- looks like a show dog, works hard at school and acts like a stuffed animal at home. Shadalane, thank you!!!

Jacqueline Fealy

4 years ago

We had the sweetest golden that was a very large part of my husband's dental office. Bella was at the office everyday and calmed the patients and the staff as well. We lost her due to lymphoma and we needed a new golden for the office, and of course for our family too. We luckily were referred by word of mouth to Allen & Shadalane and found our beautiful, sweet, smart Delilah. She was fully trained by Shadalane and we brought her home right before Thanksgiving. Delilah had very large paws to fill as we say and she has fit in perfectly at the office and at home as well with our crazy older golden Daisy. Delilah is such a cuddle bug and senses who needs her most at the office and sits with them or even on them as needed for dental visits. At home, she can run like the wind, has a little stubborn streak, and is one of those velcro goldens. We simply adore Delilah and are so thankful that Shadalane has the training capability to train and match people's needs. We needed to ensure that our new family member was a good fit for the office and the patients, and we hit a home run. We will not go anywhere else but Shadalane and we are truly grateful for our Delilah.

Peter Hill

4 years ago

My kids do volunteer work here walking dogs and socializing the most adorable puppies. The dogs are wonderful and impeccably trained.

Robert Hechler

4 years ago

The best breeders and groomers of golden retrievers i have found

Ellen Guan

5 years ago

I cannot be more thankful to Alan & team at Shadalane for the love of my life (sorry hubby :P), Gatsby. He has the most amazing temperament, gorgeous looks, and most importantly is very healthy! I get stopped all the time with people wanting to know where we got him. He is gentle, intuitive, understanding, patient, loving, goofy, obedient, oh and just so much more than I cannot possibly finish listing. He is our little angel, and I know Shadalane raises all their dogs with positive training only. I've visited many times and love their facility. Additionally, it is where I take Gatsby back for boarding every time we go on a long trip. Ask me any questions you may have about Goldens or Shadalane. Happy to help :).

A Google User

5 years ago

My wife and I spent a lot of endless weekends to find the perfect golden breeder. Finally found Shadalane! Great Goldens. Our little Missy is now 2 years old and is so sweet and healthy. Highly recommend.

Lyndi Cutting

5 years ago

I had the pleasure of working with Shelley in the selection of a puppy for seizure response training. I couldn't have been more pleased with the basic skills Sunshine had when I picked her up from the Center and the advancement of skill sets she's acquired over the past several months here at home. Shelley has remained a great resource for me along the way and I would highly recommend her and Shadalane to anyone looking for a quality dog.

go1den5

6 years ago

Shadalane is the most experienced and trustworthy when it comes to golden retrievers. Their puppies and trained young adults are carefully bred and well-cared for. Beautiful is an understatement and anyone who has seen Alan's dogs will agree. Shadalane's dogs have a wonderful demeanor and temperament. Suitable for families as a pet, those in need of a therapy dog, or as a companion, Shadalane's experts will meet with you and determine the next match for you.

Ira Feinswog

6 years ago

I purchased my puppy for Alan and he is an amazing dog. I certified his hips, elbows and eyes and all checked out great. I just absolutely love my dog and would recommend Shadalane for anyone looking for a beautiful, friendly and healthy golden retriever.

James Navarra

6 years ago

Kelsey came into my life from Shadalane almost 4 years ago and she is the most wonderful of companions. Loves everybody and is friendly with other dogs. Alan has been wonderful whenever I had to board her at Shadalane and I never had to worry even though I act like a nervous parent. Kelsey is always happy to go up to Shadalane for a grooming or just to visit with Alan and the gang. I couldn't be happier with her temperament and personality and she has become number 1 in our household. Thanks Alan for introducing me to Kelsey even though I never had a dog before and now she is the love of my life!

Samantha Beswick

6 years ago

Alan and all involved at Shadalane Golden Retriever's are nothing but kind, genuine and knowledgeable. They have gone above and beyond my expectations of care and provided great information to me prior to me getting a dog from them. I highly recommend them to anyone who is searching for a wonderful, loving, smart, healthy and beautiful golden retriever!

Someone

6 years ago

I've never met a more passionate and knowledgeable breeder of Golden Retrievers than Alan. From the time my family and I purchased our first golden from him, we instantaneously saw how healthy and gorgeous he was and since then, have gone on to purchase more. Shadalane is sincerely keen on maintaining the standard of the breed and their quality is unbeatable. Once you see the goldens from Shadalane, you will definitely go home with one. Most of all, they are AKC registered so you can ensure the breed is of champion lineage. Anyone who is a lover of the golden retriever, I would highly recommend he/she reach out to Shadalane and see how Alan and his team can match you with the perfect golden. Other services that are available at Shadalane include grooming, boarding, and training. For the most, we've always chosen to have our golden babies groomed here and when necessary, board here too as they are always treated like family!

thu phan

6 years ago

We got Kody from Shadelane, he has beautiful personality, even temper and a curious and exploring sense. So happy with Alan and his team.

xoxo7777

6 years ago

It was clear after visiting with Alan at Shadalane that this is where I needed to be to get my first golden retriever. I could see this was someone who has pride, passion and is truly committed in breeding show quality healthy dogs. Lucas is now 3 1/2 years old and has added a whole new dynamic of happiness to our family. After deciding Lucas was the dog for us at 12 weeks old. We left him with Alan for eight weeks of training. It was the best thing we ever did. When Lucas came home, he was totally housebroken and never chewed anything in the house that wasn’t given to him. He is obedient and gentle with people and other dogs. He is health,energetic and loves to play. Shadalane Is Lucas’s second home when he comes for us to go away and bring him for boarding and grooming. There is never any hesitation that Lucas will not be cared for by Alan and his trainers. They genuinely enjoy taking care of him. Alan will send pictures and short videos to us of Lucas playing and interacting with people and other dogs while we are away. That warms our heart to see Lucas is having fun and being loved while in Alan’s care. If you are considering a golden retriever, or even if you just choose to board your pet,I recommend calling Alan at Shadalane. His dogs will stand out from any other breeder, and you will get the highest level of personal and professional care from Alan and his trainers. Thank you for caring and being the best at what you do. Frank C.

Cheryl Collands

6 years ago

I own two, show quality, golden retrievers bred by Shadalane Golden Retrievers and could not be happier with my girls. Their health, temperament and looks are everything I could have hoped for. When I met the group at Shadalane four years ago, I found a wonderful breeder, who became a friend and a mentor willing to take on a newbie to the coformation world. Thank you Shadalane.

Ann Adler

6 years ago

My son Connor was turned down for a service dog because he is severely developmentally delayed, non-verbal, and might be a little loud and rough. Our son’s doctor recommended Shadalane because her beloved dog was bred and trained there. Shadalane could not have been any kinder to us. Allan analyzed our needs and placed a gorgeous, healthy, patient dog with us. Amy is so calm and loving with Connor. She is so well trained we didn’t know she could bark for the first year. She has never jumped up on anyone. I love her so much and she was worth every penny!!! Thank you so much Shadalane for our amazing dog

Angelina Mitchell

6 years ago

Thank you for training my dog Bella. It saved me the hassle and she is well behaved.

Alexandra “AJ” Salch

6 years ago

Shadalane Golden Retrievers responsibly breeds litters at a low volume. They are very detail oriented and make sure to get OFA tests done on all of their breeding dogs and have an extensive ethical contract for the safety of their puppies. Aside from that, Alan truly cares about each and every one of his puppies and their future owners. When, I took my trained dog home, he got choked up and teary eyed saying goodbye. My dog was bred and trained by Alan, and he is the best dog I have ever met (biased of course). But people constantly ask me where I got him and how I got him to be so calm and sweet. He is steady and calm in every situation, but has a great happy and playful personality. He is also strikingly beautiful and is complimented everywhere we go. If I get another golden, I won't go anywhere but Shadalane. I also plan to send any puppy I have to Alan for training because I've been so happy with my dog. I should also add that my dog became a certified therapy dog on his second birthday because 2 y/o was the minimum age for our organization. He has successfully given love to people all over the country for 5 years now. And I don't think it would have been possible if it weren't for Alan's great breeding and training.

A Google User

6 years ago

Thank you Shadalane for giving me The best golden puppy we could ever have. Jordan’s beauty, her mellow disposition, and her loving personality are all that I’ve ever wanted in a golden. Anytime I take her to dog parks here in Las Vegas, everyone comments on how beautiful Jordan is. She’s also a great house dog and great companion for my 8 year old son. I have been on a waiting list to get one of their puppies for years. I have come across several other golden breeders and I can tell you that there’s none that can compare. I can’t thank Shadalane enough for bestowing me such a wonderful and very healthy puppy.

show more reviews

Shadalane Golden Retrievers, California, Vista

29976 Margale Ln

Is this your business?