Customer Reviews:  I like to share emails that I received from the families who have adopted our pups. These are unsolicited and unedited.  

Thanks so much to our adoptive families for your positive feedback and staying in touch.  Your compliments and praise mean so much to me as a sign of recognition for our dedication here to our pups…giving them the best start in life, so that you can reap the rewards of a well loved, well cared for puppy.  It’s so nice to hear that you appreciate all the hard work and effort we put into our pups for you to enjoy them for many years to come:)

To our new potential customers, I prefer to share the continual flow of emails that I receive from our customers rather than take my precious time responding to falsehoods I’ve read by bloggers on the internet. 

I look forward to hearing from you!

    Warm regards, Patricia



Happy New Year! Here are some pictures of Cosmo (our baby boy) we love him so much. He adjusted immediately and he is such a good boy. He also gets along with our cat. He had his first vet visit he is now 14 pounds and healthy. He met his cousin which is the golden doodle in the picture who also came from one of your litters. I will send you more pictures soon.

Hope all is well!

Jillian D.



Hey Patricia

Happy New Year and hope you are doing good. I’m writing this to just let you know that we are really enjoying Oslo with us. He is happy and healthy and importantly one of the most handsome guy in our neighborhood. He is getting so many likes and compliments. Sending you some pictures with love and big thank you...


Priyanka, Oslo and Vignesh



Hi Patricia,

Haven’t reached out in a bit, but I wanted to send you a message as ducky is almost a year old now. Honestly I can’t believe how big he’s gotten. He is such a fantastic puppy and every person he meets loves his face and his extremely playful personality. Can’t say enough positive things about the little man! He got neutered a few weeks ago and was so good throughout the recover process. Anyway, just wanted to let you know all is well. Thanks!

Eric D.



Hi Patricia! I hope this email finds you well! It's been a month now since we brought our little guy, Bourbon, home, and I just wanted to reach out to send you a few photos! Bourbon is doing so well! We've had two trips to the vet for shots (all good reports!), he's almost fully potty trained and sleeping through the night! We are really enjoying training him too. Within the first couple of days, he learned how to sit and give us his paw! He also knows how to lay down, and he's even rolled over a couple of times! Still working on that one 🙂 He has adjusted so well, and it truly seemed like he was so comfortable with us from the beginning!

We don't have enough good things to say about Bourbon, and a lot of that credit is owed to you for being an amazing breeder, and so easy and professional to work with. So thank you!! We are just so in love with our sweet little boy!

Thanks again,
Bridget & Dave L.


Hi Patricia!!!

Tomorrow is our Bear’s 5th Birthday and we wanted to share a few pictures with you of our boy. He is truly the sweetest, most gentle lump of love. We are so blessed that he came into our lives through you!

Jennifer, John, Johnny, Hannah and Bear O.


Hi Patricia!

I want to thank you for our wonderful puppy!!! We just love Luna to pieces! She is such a special puppy... sweet, playful, and easy going. She was also a pleasure to train! We couldn't be happier ♥️

Warmly, Cristina B.


Hello Patricia! I just wanted to let you know how well Charlie is doing!! Charlie is almost 4 months old now and getting big fast. He is such a sweet, and smart puppy! He knows how to sit, stay, lay down, speak, give paw, fetch and give kisses! And most importantly, he rings the bell whenever he needs to go potty outside! He fits into our family and our life and we all are so in love with him! Here is some updated pictures of our beautiful Charlie Boy!

Kelly M.


Hi Patricia,

We have had Stella for four weeks now and she is the most amazing puppy! She sleeps through the night, has done great with potty training, and the vet said she is a very healthy little puppy. She is so sweet and loving and everyone constantly stops us to tell us how cute she is and how much she looks like a little teddy bear. She loves playing fetch and snuggling with us; she has brought us so much happiness already! Thank you so much for our new family member!

Alexa & Evan 😊


Dear Patricia,

I know it's only been 1 day since we've arrived home with Stewart. But, I must tell you how amazed I am that these two are getting along so well at this early, introductory stage. Ivy (3 years old, and our first from one of your litters) does enjoy a good tug of war with him, but still, is much more gentle than she could be. She is even willing to share her toys with Stewart which is incredible. Ivy is constantly "checking" on him when he is more quiet -- seemingly to make sure all is well. Also, last night -- (Stewart's first away from the litter) -- was not bad at all. He awoke every 3 hours to potty, but then went right back to sleep. In my opinion, their behavior and temperament is a credit to you and the dogs you breed. We are so fortunate to have found you, and shall continue to recommend you as a breeder.

It was so good to see you . . .

Take care, Kathy


Hi Patricia, I just thought I’d give you one more update on Misty. She is SO sweet and affection and amazingly easy to train. I can’t believe how quickly she picks up new commands! She is 13.4 pounds now at just over five months old. The vet thinks she may remain below 25 pounds, which would be completely fine with us! She and Nilla love each other so much now. They play several times a day. They love walking together and I’m having fun exploring all the parks with them. Thank you again for all the work you put into socializing the puppies. I know it makes a difference!

Diane U.


We hope all is well. We want to thank you so much for the wonderful experience and for being such a great breeder! Our baby is perfect! I could not have asked for a better puppy. He is so sweet, loving and extremely smart. Rex fills our household with so much JOY. We can't thank you enough. Thank you for your part in our journey!

Jackie R. and family 😊


Hi Patricia!!

Can’t believe this cutie turned 2 in March!! She is truly a joy and so much a part of our lives! Thank you again for such beautiful pups... both Annie and Rosie !

Gary and Pat


Hi Patricia,

I hope you are well! Since tomorrow is Chef’s 4-month birthday, we wanted to check in and let you know how amazing he’s doing and how much we love him! He’s fully potty trained now and rings the bell hanging from our doorknob to let us know when he needs to go outside. He’s made so many doggy and human friends in the neighborhood, so he does ring the bell from time to time just to go outside and play- especially if there is snow outside, which is his absolute favorite. He also loves going to puppy play group and the multiple dog runs in our neighborhood. He’s been sleeping through the night for the most part since the third day he’s been with us.

Lots of love,

Carly, Michael, and Chef


Hi Patricia,

Thanks so much for your note! This is Macie and she has been great! Everyone loves her to pieces!! She is getting so big so fast! She loves exploring the yard and loves sitting on laps!

Hope you are well!

Jen and Jarrid Kantor

KODA aka Frankie

HI Patricia, I just wanted to send you a note to let you know your Frankie ada Koda is a wonderful addition to the family. He's the sweetest puppy and we are over the moon with him. He's doing fantastic!

By Day 2 we taught him to ring the bell to go outside. He loves going ouside in his fenced in yard and getting to run around. He's so smart. He's doing great with potty ouside. It's only when we miss a clue that he might have an accident. At night from the first night he did so well and he is sleeping in our bedroom and has done fantastic with that as well. He had his vet visit today and all is great!

Just want to say THANK YOU so much for giving him such a great start. He is the perfect puppy and we adore him!!!

Joe F. and family


Hi Patricia, Lucy sat still long enough today for me to take a puppy portrait. She's growing and learning and is a wonderful addition to my life.  So glad I decidied to add her into my family! Thanks for the wonderful puppy with the most pleasant disposition.  We have such fun together everyday:)

Robin R.


Hi Patricia,

We bought Monty from you in the summer and i wanted to Thank you for breeding such a wonderful dog He is gorgeous beyond words and so loving I am thinking of getting another maybe next year My friend who is a photographer snapped these when she dropped by the other day

Jill C


Hi Patricia, I know you said keep in touch and I have been so remiss about our precious Pippa. We got her two years ago in December - a baby of Sadie and Casey. Jeanne H. who has Dublin, recommended you. We live in Summit and my friends in the Boston area got doodles from you from the same litter about a year later, they tell me based on the ideal disposition and behavior they saw in Pippa.

She has been the best imaginable dog. She is 30 lbs, still soft as velvet and beyond obedient. She walks off leash and never leaves my side. We have a cut-out in our fence and she wanders in and out but never out of our front yard. She goes to take a look, and comes on back!

Our 4 children adore her. My reluctant son who cried when we brought her home, loves her the most. Except for my 16 year old daughter, I don’t think there is a love greater in this world than she has for Pippa. She plays so well with other dogs, we did puppy training which conditioned her well to others, and she had been in perfect health since we came home.

Thanks again.

Toni M.


Hi Patricia,

I just wanted to give you an update on Lola (Roxy’s litter). We are so in love with Lola. She is the cutest and sweetest little puppy. She loves playing with the kids. The kids ask me to put Lola in each of their beds every morning so they can wake up to her trying to kiss them:) She has slept through the night every night! She woke up at 4am the first week or so, but now she wakes up when I wake up around 6 or 7. She spends the day with my mom when I work so she has been pretty good with potty training too. The past 2 days she has discovered digging in the dirt😳 she loves running around outside in the backyard in the rain too! This week I saw a neighbor walking his 2 mini golden doodles. One was light almost white and one was the same red color as Lola. After talking to him I found out that he got both his dogs through you also!! They are around 2 years old.

I just wanted to let you know how much happiness Lola has brought our family. My son told me he can’t stop thinking about her because he loves her so much. I have a feeling a 2nd dog will be in our future!

Thank you!!!
Melissa W.


HI Patricia, I just wanted to update you about how happy we are with Sophie from the July 14th litter. She fit right in with our other dog Callie and also loves to play with my sister and parent’s dogs! We asked you to guide us to a puppy that was friendly. That’s exactly what she is. She loves all dogs and is so sweet! We are enjoying every minute with her!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!! Kathy D.


Hi Patricia,

I hope you are well and had a great holiday and new years. We were away and didnt get to send our holiday photo in but wanted to let you know how in love we are with our now four and a half month old Yaffa. She has been amazing and we legitimately get stopped in the street by strangers who want to meet her. We always send them to you! Take care.

Avery K. and family 01/09/18


Hi Patricia,

Wanted to let you know that Rigby is an absolutely amazing puppy! We are completely smitten with him. He’s so calm, smart, obedient, social, and has a great disposition and personality. People comment all the time on what an exceptional dog he is and some of our friends have said they would want a dog like him in a heartbeat. Of course we have given them your name! Miriam and Beth


Hello Patricia,

This is one of your pups we bought from you(Sonny ) . I can’t even begin to tell you how great he is. His temperament is unbelievable. He is almost human lol. The joy and love he brings to our family is off the charts.

Thank you from the Carmine C. and family


Hello Patricia, This is the Romeo family. Just getting asked again where I got beautiful Bentley and another person interested in getting a golden retriever and of course I always brag about you and your services and dedication to golden retrievers. So I figured I need to send you more pictures of Bentley and how amazing he truly is. I can’t believe he just turned 5 where did the years go. What a blessing to have in our lives!

We all love Bentley so much and so does the neighborhood as well. He is just always the happiest dog and just absolutely amazing. Loves car rides and going swimming and just always being close to the family. My family and I always talk about picking him up at your house and how amazing and loving the entire experience was. I know I wish the time would slow down with him. I will keep in touch.

Best regards,
Romeo family


Hi Patricia,

Hope this email finds you well! I have been meaning to call you to tell you how lucky we feel to have gotten such a great dog.

We are beyond obsessed with Teddy and he has now become the most loved member is the family!

Our home truly is complete and I cannot thank you enough. I have given your name and number to several people already and we just may want another in the near future!

Hope you enjoy these pictures to see how he has grown.

Have a wonderful Fourth and summer!

Warm regards,
Suzanne C.


Hi Patricia, I just searched your name in my mail account and read the last message you had sent me back in September, I guess I was busy at the time and it slipped my mind to reply about the testimonial, we'd love to be apart of it! My father and I were talking the other night and he said "I really wish I could thank Patricia everyday for Cubby!" the little bear has become the highlight of our lives 🙂

I know I've thanked you numerous times in my past emails but I don't think I could ever thank you enough! CubbyBear has become my daily smile and continues to be the love of my life. I never thought I'd love an animal as much as I love him! 🙂 🙂 🙂

I attached some great pictures! including Cubby's first haircut! Cubby's first Christmas! Cubby's first snow! and a few others that make you smile so wide when you see that face!

By the way, when I was in PetSmart two weeks or so ago a girl stopped me and was so curious about Cubby and was complimenting me on how beautiful he was, she asked for your information.. I gave her your number and told her to google "Patricia Hess Pennington NJ Bella Pups" 🙂

Hope you and your doggies are doing well!

Sincerely, Elizabeth Gushue


Hello Patricia! I recently recommended a friend to you, her name is Diana P. Her and her family are getting an f1b goldendoodle from you in April. I had nothing but good things to say about you and your dogs. 2 years ago I got my f1b Mason from you and my family got our golden retriever Hudson from you! I wanted to send pictures and show you how adorable they are. We could not have asked for better dogs! They are so loving and caring, they complete our family 🙂

Michelle V.



Hi Patricia- we are so in love with Westin. He came from your oct 22nd 2016 f1b litter. Today marks his 4 month birthday and he is doing wonderful. We took him to the beach last weekend and he absolutely loved it. Watching all the kids play at the playground, playing with other puppies on the beach and going to the dog park.

Thanks again for giving us such a wonderful family dog. Pictures attached. He is such a cutie and loving life with us. So many people have asked us where we got him from so i might be sending clientele your way! They were so impressed with his temperament and love for kids. Keep doing what your doing!

all the best,

Mandy and Gene C.


Dear Patricia,

Good Afternoon! I hope all is well!

Just a quick update, one to say THANK YOU for making our pick-up day so seamless and pleasant. You run a fantastic operation, everything was so organized and it made for a really great experience. Ludwig has been an absolute DELIGHT. He continued to be his loving affectionate self from the moment we brought him home. He took to potty training like a CHAMP (was using pads in less than 24-hrs, and accidents are minimal and infrequent). He loves his rope and darth vader toys, he's eating and sleeping well - we couldn't be happier, he is very special to us (and has already reached massive popularity via pictures on facebook!). One friend even inquired about your contact details, so I may have an upcoming referral for you!

Second, we had our first vet visit this morning - all well and good, a clean bill of health all around (and Ludwig was VERY well behaved - not even a whimper! So proud of him!).

Thanks again for everything!

Sincere Regards,
Luke and Leon

Jiffy as a puppy

"My husband and children begged for a dog for many years, but I was leary about getting one. It seemed like it would be a lot of extra work and wear and tear on our house. When my husband told me about finding Patricia Hess and about her wonderful reputation for breeding golden retrievers, I decided it was now or never to get a dog. This was one of the best decisions I ever made. Our golden, Jiffy, is the love of our lives. She is gentle, beautiful and incredibly smart. She was house trained within a few weeks and has never chewed on any of our furniture or belongings. She listens to any command from anyone in our familly and stays within our yard at all times. She is gentle with small children and rarely barks. Patricia said that many of her past customers raved about the wonderful dispositions of her goldens, and I concur 100 percent! "

Maria H, Chesterfield, NJ


"When we stepped into Patricia's house to see if we wanted one of the pups she had to offer, we knew right away that we came to the right place. She has such a loving, warm environment for the pups and we truly feel that having Patricia as their surrogate Mom for a little while has definately contributed to Holly's loving and unique personality".

Mike and Loretta F.


"From the moment I came across Patricia's website, Bella Pups, I knew I wanted one of her puppies. It was obvious she had a passion for Goldens. We exchanged numerous emails and I appreciated Patricia's warm and friendly personality. Patricia was able to answer all of our questions, making the experience a pleasant one. Tucker is an amazing puppy with a loving personality. He makes our family complete."

Lisa A


"Could not be happier with both our dogs. They both have an amazing temperament and are absolutely beautiful. It was a pleasure to have found Pat, she couldn't have been more helpful and it was very obvious her puppies have the very best start to life. We would definitely buy from her again."

The Willmer Family


"Our experience with Patricia and Bella Pups couldn't have been more pleasant! During the selection process Patricia let us spend ample time with all the pups - which made our choice even harder since they were all so wonderful! They were playful, happy and most importantly, comfortable with me and my children handling them even though we'd just met them. It's obvious that Patricia prepared them for the change from mother and siblings to humans, as our Connor transitioned quite easily.

Patricia also spent time going over the finer details of what it takes to raise a Golden - eating, training, grooming, etc. And on the day we came to get Connor, she told us not to hesitate to contact her with any questions or concerns. She truly cares about the pups she breeds.

Connor is just over 12 weeks-old now and we couldn't be more pleased with our decision. He is full of energy, took to his training right away - two weeks now without a house accident! - and has been a wonderful addition to our family. Even the cat has started enjoying his playfulness! We wouldn't hesitate to purchase another Golden Retriever from Patricia and Bella Pups again.

Thank you Patricia!"

The Sanger Family - Montclair, NJ