Two weeks ago, we purchased a Golden Retriever puppy from a woman named Julie Mills. Julie lives on a farm in Richmond, Minnesota, which is near St. Cloud. Her family owns and runs the Gold Meadows Hunting Preserve. We were very picky when picking a breeder, although Julie's credentials seemed to be very impressive - breeder, trainer, runs the hunting preserve. Things looked great, although we were wrong. Last week our little puppy Kona was rushed to the emergency room. She was in ICU for 4 nights, hooked up to an IV because of coccidia and roundworm parasites, along with several ulcers. If our little puppy Kona had these parasites, the rest of the litter had them as well. The parasites may have been transfered from the mother, Mazy, or were contracted after birth because of Julie's unsanitary kennel facilities. Somewhere out there, there are 12 other golden retriever puppies with these viruses. We know that Julie sold puppies to pet owners throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. The roundworms should be taken care of with their next deworming, but the coccidia may not appear for sometime, but eventually the puppy may become very, very ill. In Kona's case - facing death. Kona is finally home from the hospital, but will require routine blood tests for sometime. We're hoping there's no other serious problems due to the parasites. If anyone else purchased a puppy, born on May 11th 2008, from Julie Mills, please contact me. After having gone through the horrible experience, my husband and I may be able to help. Unfortunately, now that Julie received payment for our puppy, she won't return any of our phone calls and wants nothing to do with us, even though there are 12 other at-risk puppies out there. She doesn't care. Her uncaring nature makes us strongly question her as a breeder, a trainer, and a dog educator. Reconsider, or take EXTRA, EXTRA caution when purchasing a puppy from or bringing your dog to any training program involved with Julie Mills or her family in Richmond, Minnesota.