More Cute Puppies

November 24, 2018


Puppies on Turkey Day

November 23, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from Red River Retrievers!

The puppies enjoyed their standard fare of Purina Pro Plan Large Breed puppy food. But the grown up dogs got a few special Turkey treats.

Everybody got some snuggles while recovering from food comas.

These sweet babies are so soft! Getting more curious and playful by the day.

2 weeks to adoption weekend! Contact us if you have any questions. As of today, 2 puppies available. Ask about our Black Friday discount!

Sweet Little Blur

November 20, 2018

Phoebe, Chickadee, Esther, and Rue are our 4 yellow females. 5 weeks is a fun, playful age of exploring. 3 of them are currently unreserved.

We are running a “Home for the Holidays” sale. If youreserve a puppy this Thanksgiving week by Sunday night, ask about the discount.

Half Way to Adoption Day

November 15, 2018

The puppies look like real puppies now, with eyes open, ears flopping and perking up, paws exploring. They are playing, engaging fully with us and their world, giving lots of sweet kisses, and loving their new meal plan with softened kibbles.

Raven and Murphy, our male and female black puppies, are ready for some snuggles from anyone who gives them. There has been a lot of homework done with a puppy ok n the lap lately.

This is such a great stage because the puppies are playful but not as active as they will get in a few weeks, and not trying out their teeth yet.

We have a few yellow females available. Let us know if you are interested!

Eyes Wide Open

November 7, 2018

The puppies eyes are open now! At first they couldn’t see much, and then as their vision came into focus, everything startled them fir a day or two.

Now that they have gotten accustomed to the view, they come tottering over to investigate when we come in the room, and give tentative, curious kisses.

This is the age that the puppies become really fun. We have no shortage of people to snuggle puppies, and no shortage of puppies for our people.

We still have females available! Get in touch if you have questions.

Butter Balls of Joy

October 27, 2018

Our 7 babies have basically tripled in size in the last 10 days! They still just do all the baby things: eat, sleep, and poop.

Their favorite pasttimes are snuggling and dinnertime. There are still a few unreserved, so if you have any questions please get in touch.

Ponca Has Puppies!

October 17, 2018

Born on October 16th, Ponca and Clem’s babies will be ready to go home around the weekend of December 8-9, just in time to settle in before the holidays.

Here’s the rundown:

4 yellow females (1 reserved)

1 yellow male(reserved)

1 black female

1 black male (reserved)

We will be posting weekly (ish) updates. If you are interested in reserving a puppy, please get in touch by phone or email.

More information about Ponca and Clem.

Therapy Dogs

May 19, 2018

Addie is becoming a certified therapy pet handler, and Ponca is her pet partner. She is certifying with the local organization Able Paws, and the national organization Pet Partners.

She’s ready for her evaluation, carrying on the family tradition.

Just Us for Now

April 28, 2018

Just in case you have been eagerly awaiting news of a spring breeding for a summer litter, we have not breeding’s right now and won’t for a while. If you are waiting on a puppy, be looking for a fall litter. Happy spring!

7 Weeks of Winter

January 4, 2018


The puppies are big and playful and want to tumble and taste and explore.  They, like the rest of us, are not thrilled about the 4° F temperatures, but even that doesn’t slow them down for long.


Their personalities are definitely emerging, but none stand out as either particularly dominant or noticeably shy.  There are minor differences in how much exploring versus cuddling each puppy does and in whether they come say hi immediately or take in the situation first.  But, as is common in Labs, and even more than usual in this litter, the pups all seem to have balanced, middle of the road temperaments.


They are at the age of being ready to bond with humans, and we can’t wait to let them begin doing that with their new families, although it is always a little sad on this end when the children say goodbye to “their babies.”

(In this photo shoot, some of our grown up dogs were standing nearby.  They wanted to come up close to investigate the puppies but we told them to back up. So then all the puppies wanted to check them out and kept looking that way.  And since that was about the only time they weren’t blurry, that was the pose of the day.)

Happy New 2018! Hope the rest of the year gets warmer!