A devoted dog owner lives with 13 golden retrievers after he decided to keep a whole litter of puppies and adopted another one that was due to be put down.

Collin Standon, 24, already had three golden retrievers when cherished pets Chloe and Sam had a litter of nine pups.

He made the decision to keep them all and now has 13 fully-grown dogs, insisting that he loves the “challenge”.

“It’s not like anything you’d ever imagine, happiness is an understatement. I hear people complaining about keeping up with one or two – try 13,” Standon said.