Customer Reviews

Connecting Puppies & Humans Is Our Passion

Here at Rockvale puppies when you become one of our customers, you become family. We love walking our customers step by step through our dog raising process, creating intimate moments far before they pick up their puppy. See what are past customers have to say about their experience below.

Explore Our Breed

We offer the gold standard of Golden Retriever puppies. Our puppies are all trained from birth with early neurological stimulation training. Making them the perfect Golden to bring into your home 8-weeks after birth.

There are not enough wonderful things I can say about Todd and  Rockvale Puppies.  We couldn’t have had a better experience working with Todd and will be forever grateful for providing our family with the best possible addition we could have.

Todd was so responsive and answered any and all of my questions thoroughly and in a brief matter.  He even was able to set up a last minute  transportation drop off for our sweet girl to be delivered right to our home.

It is obvious how much love and care Todd and his family give to all of the puppies.  From an early age it’s evident at the demeanor, love and trust Winnie (Winter) immediately showed us.  She came to us at 15 weeks and was so wonderful around the kids, bright, quick to learn and just brought us such immeasurable joy.

I would 10/10 recommend  Rockvale Puppies! In fact, I’ve already recommended to numerous friends and even strangers we have met on our adventures. We are forever grateful. 


Laura Rymer

Overall I had a smooth and positive experience with Rockvale Puppies. I received frequent photos and videos of my pup as she grew – I really appreciated the personal touch. The pup is beautiful and an absolute sweetheart with the best temperament. Couldn’t be more in love with the newest member of the family! 🙂

Lacey Henry

Todd was responsive and easy to work with.  Puppy is fantastic.  Would get another from them in the future.

Dennis Lincoln

Working with Rockvale Puppies was a pleasure. Rockvale Puppies was by far the best breeder we have worked with in our experience (Bo is our fifth dog). Todd thoroughly answered every question and provided us with lots of information about our dog. Once we selected our pup, he sent photos and videos to let us see our Bo before we got to meet him. We were happy to have the vet records and appreciated his attention to genetic testing for his Goldens. Todd so clearly loves his dogs, and it’s a family affair. His son came with our pup to keep him company until we could get to our pick-up spot. Our new family member has the sweetest disposition and has fit in with our other dogs beautifully. I highly recommend this breeder. We couldn’t be happier with our new addition.

Becca Leary

Our English cream golden is now 11 weeks old and is a real sweetheart. We have had her for 2 and 1/2 weeks, and appreciate her having already been crate trained by Todd, who obviously loves what he does and works well with people. He has followed up with us several times. Our puppy quickly slept through the night and has shown a calm but alert nature, and our 5 grandchildren just love her as do we. She has adapted well to our sometimes chaotic household. She even tries to get the grandkids’ 70 pound Bernedoodle to play with surprising success. We feel that she will continue to be a positive influence in our house for many years.

William and Barb Roberts

Abbie Cottle European Golden Retriever Puppy

We can’t say enough good things about what a great experience we had working with Todd and Rockvale Puppies! We had a bad experience with a breeder in the past so did extensive research and feel so lucky we found the perfect place to get our new puppy, Penny! When we were starting the process Todd and Kathy were incredibly helpful and responsive and gave us all the information we needed, and then continued to send updates along the way. It made us feel so reassured that Todd and his family were taking such good care of all the puppies from day one. We brought Penny home right before the holidays and she is a beautiful and SUPER SMART girl. She recognised her name within a couple days and responded to simple cues so quickly. She adjusted immediately to our large family and older dog, probably due to the wonderful time and effort Todd and his family took to socialize the puppies early on in their lives. We ABSOLUTELY HIGHLY recommend Rockvale Puppies!!

Abbie Cottle

We had a terrific experience with Todd and Rockvale Puppies! Todd was easy to communicate with and happy to answer any and all questions throughout the process. He worked with us to ensure that we found the best puppy for our family. We loved all of his updates – especially the pictures and videos that he sent! 

Todd clearly cares about all of his dogs. He raised our puppy, Bailey, until he was 4 months old and Bailey came home to us as a happy and healthy puppy who is incredibly calm, sweet, and well behaved. He loves being around people and has been a great addition to our family. We definitely recommend Rockvale Puppies!

The Belger’s

We had a great experience with Todd at Rockvale Puppies. He was awesome at communicating throughout the process, always providing pictures and videos of the litter. He was very helpful in walking us through the process from day one all the way until we pick up our little guy. Radar has a great temperament and is doing really well in his new home. Based on our experience we would totally recommend Todd and Rockvale Puppies!

Scott White

We had a great experience working with Todd at Rockvale Puppies. He was communicative through the whole process and the team goes above and beyond to put puppies on the best path to success for socialization, house training, and crate familiarity. The dogs’ living area is clean and spacious and it’s apparent the whole family puts a lot of love into their litters. Worth every penny!

Amber Lee

A fabulous experience from start to finish. Todd was generous with his time, kept us updated with pictures and videos,  explained the process, answered all our questions, and was super personable and nice. Above all, it was beyond clear how well cared for and loved his puppies are.
We couldn’t be happier with our decision to work with Todd and Rockvale Puppies and would highly recommend to anyone!!
We look forward to loving on our new (and first) Golden ❤️🐾.🥰

Kris and Bob Robie

We couldn’t be happier with our golden retriever pup from Rockvale. Communication was excellent every step of the way. We received almost daily photos of the pups. During the selection process, all of our special requests for photos and videos were happily met. 10/10 recommend!

The Proia’s

We had an amazing experience with Rockvale Puppies! Todd was extremely courteous, thorough, communicative and accommodating. His puppies are absolutely gorgeous, well tempered and my family and I couldn’t be more thrilled with our newest member!

Brandon Hall

happy couple with golden retriever puppy

My husband and I are more than thrilled with our golden retriever puppy, Murphy. We found Rockvale Puppies on Google and Todd has impressed us throughout the entire process (from the first call,  to the day we picked up Murphy). He answered all of our questions, and sent pictures and videos every step of the way. We have several grandchildren and we’re so appreciative that Todd’s little boys played with the puppies from their birth. Todd did a fantastic job with crate training. Murphy slept in his crate from the first night! If you are looking for an educated, informative, and amazing breeder, Todd is the man and Rockvale Puppies is the source for outstanding puppies! Thanks Todd, so much
Brian and Teri Smith

Karen and I have a wonderful golden retriever pup, Penny. We highly recommend Todd , owner of Rockvale puppies. He is most informative and truly cares. He kept sending us pictures of the litter and finally of the pick of the litter we decided on. He gave us great advice. My wife and I have been married 44 years and have six retrievers at different times and chapters of our life together. Never had such a good experience in purchasing a pup!
Matt and Karen Carlucci

Todd was a wonderful communicator and it is evident he and his family take good care of the litters and love them like their own. We are loving our little female, Harper, and hope to share lots of photos throughout the years. Thank you again.
Joan and Russ Swinehart

Absolutely fantastic! Beyond happy with our puppy. Extremely well socialized and smart. Wonderful experience. Would recommend to everyone wanting a quality dog.
Denise Consalo

We have had nothing but an incredible experience from our very first call to rockvale puppies. This breeder is clearly very passionate about their dogs and is very knowledgeable as well. Customer service has been impeccable and we could not have asked for a better experience getting a puppy !!! – Summer and Kim

Our family has had a wonderful experience with Rockvale Puppies. Our girl, Stella, is the perfect addition to our family. Todd is great to work with. He is very knowledgeable and trustworthy.
Robyn Pugh (5/30/2021)


We can’t thank Todd/Rockvale Puppies enough for such an amazing experience. We were searching for the Todd is absolutely amazing!! We picked up our baby girl a little later than usual and she’s so precious!! Todd was very informative and responsive throughout the whole process, highly recommend to anyone looking for a golden retriever puppy!

Thomas Notaro (8/13/2021)

I recently had the pleasure of purchasing an English Golden Retriever from Rockvale Puppies, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. From the moment I first reached out, Todd was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and genuinely passionate about their dogs.

The facility was clean, well-maintained, and provided a warm, welcoming environment for both the puppies and prospective buyers. It was evident that the dogs are well-cared for and raised in a loving, social environment.

My puppy, Jagger, is healthy, well-socialized, and has a wonderful temperament. Todd provided all necessary paperwork, health clearances, and a comprehensive puppy pack to help us get started. They also offered valuable advice and support for the transition period.

Overall, I highly recommend Rockvale Puppies to anyone looking for a top-quality English Golden Retriever. Thank you, Todd, for bringing such joy into our home!

Brian and Kim Kennedy

Dillon and Olivia

Thank you so much to Todd & Rockvale Puppies for their incredible service & utmost care for our new baby boy. Todd was great every step of the way, supplying pictures & videos during the first 8 weeks, making us feel apart of his early life. Uno has been an absolute gem for us & we couldn’t be more thankful for all that Rockvale Puppies has done for us.

Dillon and Olivia

Barry Sarlow golden Puppy

Our experience with Rockvale Puppies was totally positive!
Todd is very pleasant and professional.  He was informative and supportive.  We were thoroughly impressed with the small, family-style living environment where he raises the puppies. Our newest family member, Sunny “the Wonder Pup,”  is doing great, growing quickly, very healthy, so smart, and easy to train. —Would 100% recommend Rockvale Puppies to others!

Barry Salow

Our family decided to have a pet in 2022, we researched a lot before finalizing the breed and next was to find the best breeder. We are so glad that we found Rockvale puppies, Todd made this journey of having a pet more easier. Hershey is 7 months now and is a healthy, happy member of our family!! 
The Sandha’s

Amazing breeder, was with us every step of the way during the adoption process and was in constant contact with us. If I could give more than 5 stars I would, will definitely be going to them again for our next golden.
Erik Ahrend

We had a great experience working with Todd to find our new puppy.  Todd was very responsive and informative throughout the entire process, including regular pictures, videos and updates on our pups progress.  Pickup day was well organized, easy and fun for our kids to experience.  Todd had all of the paperwork ready to go which made the first trip to our vet a breeze.  I recommend and will work with Todd again when we are ready for our next pup.
Daniel Patten

What a joy it was to work with Todd! He was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the entire process. I am loving my little Herbie so much, and it’s obvious how much care Todd put into raising these little babies. Herbie is crate trained, incredibly intelligent, and winning hearts all over Lower Manhattan. If I am looking for another golden retriever puppy, I know where I will go. Thank you, Todd!
Josie Smith

We brought our golden retriever puppy home from Rockvale Puppies 5 weeks ago.  The process of working with Todd was and continues to be excellent. From our first phone call, followed by Todd sending us photos and videos of the golden retriever puppies born just a few days before, his frequency of communication, responsiveness to questions, and expertise as a breeder have been wonderful.  As other reviews have noted, he continued to send us photos, videos, and updates throughout the 8-week period that followed. Our visit to Rockvale Puppies was completely satisfying and the environment was well maintained, very clean, and seemed quite comfortable for the puppies.  It was important to us to find a golden retriever puppy raised with plentiful and positive socialization experience in the first 8 weeks as well as having good health and healthy parents. In this Todd shines – he raises the pups with lots of contact with his young children as well as adults. This was critical as we have young children in the family and wanted a puppy that was friendly and not fearful of children (or grownups).  Bodi has been amazing in this way – he is friendly, curious, playful, and loves being with the children. He has a wonderful temperament: calm, intelligent, open to new experiences, easy to get to “potty” outside only and responsive to training (and has a lot of puppy energy and exuberance!).  When we asked Todd for his advice regarding crate and house training, he gave us excellent recommendations about a few things for which we are very grateful. We continued the crate training and sleeping schedule he started the pups on, and Bodi has been extremely easy with the nighttime routine – sleeping quietly through the night for 7+ hours and no potty accidents in the crate beyond the first couple of nights. He adjusted easily and well in the transition to our home.  We are happy with the entire experience of working with Todd and Rockvale Puppies and highly recommend them!
Lib Hembree

From the moment I called Todd (as a referral), I could hear his passion for animals, and in our case golden retrievers. He was always available to answer our extensive list of questions and provided impromptu updates multiple times a week after the puppies were born. It made my family feel involved with the puppies from the moment they were born. My kids especially loved getting updates and seeing the puppies grow up. It was wonderful when our family had the opportunity to go to Todd’s home and visit the puppies. We could see they were being raised in a clean, spacious, well loved home by Todd and his entire family. Even after we brought home Izzy and Leroy, Todd continues to be readily available to answer our questions and help in all way possible!  We would absolutely recommend Rockvale Puppies to anyone!  We are really looking forward to years to come with Izzy and Leroy.
Ashley and Andrew Grimm

Todd was amazing to work with at Rockvale Puppies!  Our entire experience was flawless and thorough.  I researched a handful of breeders nearby and there was no question about our decision once I heard back from Todd.  He was very responsive and kept us involved in our puppy’s life the entire time.  Todd and team put a lot of time and energy into raising their puppies, starting right after birth with neurological stimulation and exposure to all different elements of the environment.  He begins the potty and crate training process as well.  We are so grateful that we got to see him grow up from Day 1, instead of 8 weeks.  Todd is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help any way he can to make the transition for the puppy and the new owners a smooth one.  Thank you Todd and family!  Joey is the just the best!
Jay and Julie Kapiner

From start to finish, my experience with Todd was A+. We did a lot of research in our quest for an ethical, trusted breeder and I’m glad we did. This is NOT a puppy mill. I was immediately impressed with the timely, transparent communication and weekly+ photos and videos of the puppies. We got to meet the litter at 6 weeks where it was immediately evident that they were well cared for and their living conditions comfortable. I loved that they were exposed to Todd’s young kids early on— a bonus for anyone expecting or with young children. The best part: our puppy Archie is a dream. He is playful, sweet, cuddly and smart. If you are looking to bring a beautiful, well-adjusted golden retriever into your home, look no further.
Katie Schlessel

On Sunday we brought home two puppies from Winter’s litter. They are beautiful and well socialized. Todd was extremely helpful through the entire process. It was important to me that we purchase healthy puppies. He answered every question about the parents genetic health and directed us to an online data base. The kennel was immaculate and the puppies had clearly been raised with love.
Chris Van Meter (5/30/2021)

Mathew Collins

I was very fortunate to find Todd through the AKC website when I started my search for my male golden retriever puppy. Throughout the entire process, Todd was responsive, helpful, and communicative. He also clearly cared about making sure that the situation for his puppy and I was going to be a great situation for the both of us. For anyone looking to work with an understanding and caring golden breeder, Rockvale Puppies will be hard to beat.

Mathew Collins (7/22/2021)


We can’t thank Todd/Rockvale Puppies enough for such an amazing experience. We were searching for the right dog breeder for a while now and we’re so lucky to find Todd online. Todd was extremely responsive and took the time to answer all of our question and concerns. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Our puppy, Penny is a gorgeous golden retriever with a great temperament. Our family couldn’t be happier with her and will be recommending Todd to all of our family & friends!
Matt and Lauren (8/12/2021)


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