Welcome! I am Betsy McMichael, I have been caring for the now Safari line of Golden Retrievers since 1981 when I purchased my first Golden, Rebble. You can still see her in my dogs pedigree’s some 8 generations back. As a breeder, my goal is to produce the healthiest, best tempered, beautiful Golden and give my puppy owners a support system to keep them healthy, well trained and loved. My focus is on local pet homes throughout the Pittsburgh and surrounding tri-state area, I do not ship and all my puppies are sold with limited AKC registration. I do campaign my dogs in the AKC and International conformation show ring with 3 International Champions to date.
My dogs all complete their OFA & Cerf. Certifications and are posted on this sight. AKC Golden Retrievers are the only breed of dog I own and the only puppies that are born here. I do rescue and re-home some dogs that are not Goldens, I do love all dogs! My puppies go to their new homes with AKC registration, micro chipped, current on all veterinary care, a purchase agreement, care plans, puppy food, and a plush toy that smells like mom.
I have socialization Saturday every week here at the farm to give hands on help with any problems we may be having with our dogs. I have no applications to fill out for a Safari puppy, I find them useless, and people just tell you what you want to hear. I reserve the right to refuse the sale of a puppy to any person or persons I feel are unfit. My motto is the right puppy-in the right home-at the right time.
There are many factors to take into consideration when getting a new puppy; I will help you with that. I insist any prospective puppy buyer bring the family and spend time with my Goldens to get an idea of what they want in their new family member and decide if they are ready. I have had customers pick prospective planned parents of their puppy and come watch them be born! I give complete clarity to anyone that wants to see my program, day or night!
I am the sole caregiver of every animal here and help deliver every puppy born in a special nursery built in my home. My animals are all beloved pets with every consideration given to their health and happiness with lots of room to run and play in an clean safe environment 24/7. Safari Goldens is my hobby and not motivated by profit. There is no better place on earth than to be here at this beautiful place with all these wonderful animals and be visited by people that love them as I do!