Please complete our Puppy Application before you contact us, this is the first step in our process.
Our Puppy Application needs to be filled out if you want to be placed on waiting list, wish to place a deposit to hold a puppy or wish to purchase a puppy, as well as before a phone call.
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For our families moving forward with us, we ask that you join our private Facebook page for families on a wait list or already have a puppy from us...please click here for our private page - make sure to answer questions or we will not accept your request to join. Thank you!
Puppy Application / Interview Process
BEFORE your initial contact or phone interview, you will be asked to thoroughly review website that details our philosophies on breeding and caring for Australian Labradoodles and our policies and expectations required to complete the puppy process. If you choose to move forward, you will be required to fill out our Puppy Application. This helps us in finding you the best fit for you and your new puppy.
Making a deposit to hold a place in a litter
After the Application questionnaire, next a $500 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit will need to be placed. This deposit has no expiration date to it and can be transferred to any other available litter for your family. Please note that a placement on the litter requested will not be finalized until the interview takes place, adoption application is turned in and the deposit is received. At that point you will receive an email or text stating there is a confirmation on a litter.
IMPORTANT: If any important information is found inaccurate (not mistakes or misunderstandings- only serious lies and deceit), falsely given, attempts to scam and it turns out that we choose not to place a puppy in your home, your deposit will not be applied to ANY future litters and will be withheld from any amount of monies refunded for time spent/wasted with said family and not allowing us to provide a puppy to good, legitimate home. The deposit will pay for our consultation/inconvenience fee.
UNDERSTANDING OUR PROCESS OF SELECTION BEFORE MOVING FORWARD
Getting to know your family
The information supplied during the initial phone contact provided you with information about us, as well as provide more information about you. The details you share in the Puppy Application/questionnaire, phone conversations, texts, emails or other communication aid us in getting to know you better, so that we can help to pair you with the puppy you are looking for. Application & deposit is needed to be complete before you will receive an email or text approving confirmation on a litter.
Possible changes that can occur in the placement of the litter:
Estimating litter size
There is no definitive way to determine the number of viable pups until they are a few days old. The puppies are usually past that critical stage at two weeks. We do our very best to keep every puppy healthy and alive. We use vitamins, supplements, good nutrition, etc. that aid in the success of the puppies and mother, ultrasounds, (radio-graphs only for emergency situations), and the dam’s history to aid us, but in the end, all we can do is estimate the number of pups that will be available for adoption.
The list begins with our Breeding Program
Depending on the individual pups, and the needs of our breeding program or other approved breeder programs, we select our keeper pup/breeder prospects. In most cases, we chose a single puppy as a breeding prospect. On rare occasions, we may chose up to three, but that is the exception and not the rule. Other approved breeding programs, as well as Service or Therapy spots have priority above companion puppies.
Next in line are Service/Therapy Dogs
Next in line of priority are Service Dogs or Therapy dogs. This was one of the main reasons we began breeding this breed, for Service related needs. If we have a need for a Service or Therapy Dog in the litter, those needs/requirements will be placed in front of a family looking for a companion pet. The reason being, Service Animals or Therapy Dogs require very specific traits, testing, demeanor, etc. If there happens to be one in the litter, it would need to be placed in a home that would be best suited.
Next we carry forward
Next on our waiting list are those families carried forward from the prior litter. This may happen if the previous litter size was over estimated, or if there were stillbirths or neonatal deaths. Those adopters are given the option of being placed on the waiting list for the next litter. You will be notified as soon as we are aware of any changes that may effect you.
Reserve waiting list
Once the primary list is full, a small reserve waiting list is set up. One or two potential adopters, willing to accept placement on the secondary list, is an option. Should someone drop off the primary waiting list, or if the litter is larger than expected, we draw from the reserved waiting list of pre-approved puppy adopters.
How the waiting list works
First, we pick our keeper pup
The litter is continually assessed from birth onward. At 49 days of age they are "temperament tested".
Matching pups to people
From the moment we first meet with potential adopters we focus on their needs, lifestyle, goals and expectations, as well as living situation for their new puppy. Our priority is to match each pup with their ideal family. We work very closely with the families and take into consideration the desires for their new puppy, like gender & color. However, we match temperament first, then sex, size, color etc. If we have a few "good matches" for your family, we may request a "top three" list from your family or give you the option to pick from those "good fits". We will do our best to accommodate your desires, however, please understand, personality matches are much more important than color matching. If you are not okay with this, it may be best for you to find a breeder who sends puppies home by the number you came into the litter. If possible, we will give you a couple of options (that meet any requirements, like gender & size if possible in the litter) we feel is the best match for your family and our puppy... based on the puppies personality and your lifestyle and desires for your new puppy and what we know about the individual puppies. Please keep in mind, we are spending day and night interacting, working with and raising the puppies and know them very well. We want to set your family and our puppy up for success. We will take into consideration desires like color and markings if possible. If you are not in agreement for what options we have given your family, you may choose to move to another available litter.
If a match doesn't work
If the puppy adopter is not happy with the pup they are matched with, or if a suitable pup is not available, you may ask to be placed on the waiting list for the next litter. We do not have an expiration on our Application Fees.
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