We know. You are just trying to find out more about getting a happy, healthy Golden Retriever to join your family. But like many things, if we take this right for granted, we will lose it.
Your have probably noticed it is hard to find an appropriate dog. The State of California spent four years, from 2007 - 2011 trying to pass laws that would make it illegal to have any dogs in the state that were four months of age or more that were not sterilized.
And failing that (in no small part to the time that I and people like me spent in Sacramento for years) the people who want you to adopt from the shelter rather than purchase a puppy are working to get that law passed in local jurisdictions - with a lot of success. So many, many responsible breeders have left California are more are leaving every month. So please also take some time to look at this section and see how you can make sure the puppy you get soon will not be the last one ever.