Older Dogs and Retired Breeding Dogs


Usually 5 years old or younger, we occasionally have some young dogs that are 2 years or less, that we have released from our breeding program.  Most of the dogs listed will be retiring as they have produced successful litters, completed their contracts or have had heirs so they are more than ready to be spayed/neutered and become an official member of someone’s family. Sometimes we have younger dogs that we saved as possible breeders due to their stellar genetic testing as puppies but once they  get their adult health screenings not all pass our desired criteria and therefore are placed up for adoption as retired breeding dogs.

All of these dogs have been well socialized with other dogs and have been introduced to people throughout their time with us.  

 A retired breeding dog home typically will live within a 4 hour drive of Lexington, KY  — We prefer to be close to the retired dog because the dog will have to adjust to a new family and home. We want to be close to be able to offer support during this adjustment. However, each of our retiring dogs are individually assessed so their allotted distance from facility may vary. Prices of the retiring dogs are based on the individual canines as a result of their age and other qualities.

Placing our dogs and puppies in the right home is of the utmost importance to us. We want to ensure that our dogs find the best fit possible for the forever home, especially our retiring dogs as they’ve aged with us. Although a dog may have the look your family is looking for, GoldenQuest wants to be sure that we find the perfect personality for your home as well as find the best possible home for our dogs. Some of our canines are spirited, outgoing and spunky while others are mellow, relaxed and subdued; it is our belief that personality should be the main factor when selecting a new family member. If you are unsure of what it is your family is looking for please speak with us on your daily happenings and we can help guide you toward a good match. 

If you have questions about our available retired dogs, email us at info@comfortretrievers.com or call (859) 879-DOGS. 

Older Non-Breeding Dogs Available

Astrid JU5  was born on 3/30/2016 to parents, Murray FD6 (Comfort  Retriever®, weight is 50lbs and height is 18 inches) and Shadow GL2 (Comfort  Retriever®, weighs 38lbs and height is 21 inches). You can see pictures of her mom and dad here. Astrid is social adult who would love to spend the day getting belly rubs from others. She is submissive with people, does great with children who respect dogs and cannot be homed with cats. Astrid was in a private home up until recently so she has potty training skills and in-home manners. Her adoption fee is $500.   Please give us a call to learn more about Astrid. (859) 879-3647


Astrid- Female – Comfort Retriever


Astrid JU5, Female Available to Waitlist



Retired Breeding Available

Lyssa FH6 is a standard Golden Retriever; she was born on 4/07/2013 to parents Majik Despina “Sadie” (Golden Retriever) and Celtic Cembro Du Pin Aux Cinq Aiguilles “Gunny” (Golden Retriever). Lyssa has been a wonderful mother but she has finished her time however she is still awaiting the right home. She is a goofy, spacey and happy big girl. Lyssa adores people but is aloof when it comes to other canine friends. She is a sweet soul and is looking for a family that has the patience to work with her on obedience as well as one that will enjoy her adoring nature. Her adoption fee is $500.

Lyssa FH6 – Female (FULL  Golden Retriever!!)


Lyssa, FH6, Female   Available



Waiting List

Just as a clarification: this wait list assists with putting your family or yourself in line to be contacted first before an adult retired dog is listed on the website. We usually base our contacts on whether the upcoming dog meets your desired traits you had previously spoke with us about. Since it would not be fair to the dog to wait forever too long, after the time restraint (given in your individualized emails) comes up then we would open up selection to the public. As a reminder, our goal at GoldenQuest is not only to match you and your family with the best match but also do the same for the dogs as well so that everyone gets their happy ending! 🙂 


1. Ayers, OH 1/16/2017 – phone confirmation

2. C. Eskew, 1/19/2017  interested in Snow

3. A. Witt, IN, 4/10/17.  Interested in retired dog 2yrs or older

4. B. Wienert, 6/22/2017.

5. S. Wasson 7/31/2017  Dep made 7/31

6. B. Mitchell for daughter