Pets/dogs are allowed in any non-deed restricted single family home area. If you are looking to purchase a home in a deed restricted community then you would need to refer to the rules and regulations for each particular community. Most condos only allow pets up to 15 or 25 pounds. Some mobile home parks allow pets, but not all allow large dogs and some have a pet section. Single family home communities also limit either size or breed of dog. I don't know of any communities that exclude a golden retriever breed if they allow pets.
I would be happy to send you some listings if you could provide your search criteria. I can set you up in the MLS to receive listings that do allow pets. I can also send you rules an regulations for most communities. If I can answer any other questions, let me know. You can search for properties on my web site at: http://www.tammyhayes.remax-florida.com/
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty