Goldendoodle and Retrievers on the way! Take-home will be 1/22. Reserving puppies now
Choosing where your puppy has been raised for the first weeks of his/her little life is an important decision. I am here to talk or email with you to answer any questions you may have. My goal as a breeder is to -
Start with healthy genetic and OFA tested parent dogs that are a loved part of our family and fed a quality diet (given an overall good life!) and then raise their healthy puppies with genuine care and cleanliness so that they have the best possible start to life before going to their new homes.
Our puppies receive Early Neurological Stimulation between days 3-16 to encourage these 5 benefits-
1. Improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate)
2. Stronger heart beats
3. Stronger adrenal glands
4. More tolerance to stress
5. Greater resistance to disease
We continue to develop strong puppies by following the Puppy Culture program which includes handling the puppies daily, rotation of new toys and stimulating exercises, introducing activities at key times in the puppy’s developmental stages along with positive reinforcement through beginning clicker training and introduction to crate training.
Should you decide you’d like to get your puppy from us, please reach out by filling out the Puppy Questionnaire to get on our waiting lists. I only take as many people on our waiting lists as I think there will be puppies for at some point in the year. I will tell you where you are in line for a Goldendoodle or Golden Retriever puppy depending on your preference through email after the puppies are born.
*We sometimes have available puppies throughout the year as well since people drop off of waiting lists from time to time.
As soon as there is a breeding between our dogs for the waiting list that you are placed on -Goldendoodle/Saffron, Goldendoodle/Liesl, Golden Retriever, you will be contacted by email (twice over 2 days in case one gets overlooked and/or through text.) We can arrange a time to talk by phone if we haven’t done so previously. After we have answered one another’s questions, you can then place your $500 deposit through Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal on the Pricing/Deposit page or send a check by asking me for our address and letting me know that is your preferred way of payment.
When Venmo/Zelle/PayPal/check goes through, you have reserved either a male or female puppy (whichever you put on the Puppy Questionnaire). I will keep in weekly contact with families after the litter’s arrival. (Please understand that I am sometimes communicating with more than one interested family and cannot hold a spot if you have not placed your deposit within 24 hours of our phone conversation or possibly emailing back and forth).
Puppies stay with us until 7- 8 weeks. Sometimes this will vary by a few days depending on where the weekend falls which is when most families want to pick up their puppy.
I will set up a Saturday for an open house with you and the other adopting families-most of the time this will be when puppies are 5 weeks old (possibly cancelled/Covid restrictions). I also send weekly updates, pictures &/or videos to help those who cannot travel to meet us ahead of pick-up day. The puppies are adorable and it’s my pleasure to send out quality photos.
Take-Home! Puppies go to their new homes on the weekend after the puppies turn 7 weeks. (This date will be known as soon as puppies are born and you will know the approximate date as early as the date I record the parent dogs breeding.)
Saturday is the most common day I drive to Portland for puppy families who would like to meet rather than driving down to Roseburg. Sunday is my Ashland trip for anyone in southern Oregon or coming up from California. The local families and I can arrange a convenient time over that weekend.
You will be assigned a time to come pick up your puppy on Take-Home day. (Again, I drive puppies to PDX generally on Saturday and Ashland on Sunday for the families that prefer a closer pick up and you will be assigned a time to meet up with us.) Please feel free to have people come with you but not other pets. We will go over paperwork and any last questions you may have. Puppy will be freshly washed with nails trimmed and go home with their gift bag including paperwork.
Before puppy goes home is the time to prepare the things he/she will need. I recommend a crate (36 or 42” with a divider will be large enough for your puppy to use as an adult) and a play yard (metal 42” so puppy cannot climb over it) on hand for the times puppy is learning and/or for sleeping or times you leave puppy home unsupervised. Instead of a metal play yard, you can consider baby gates in your home to keep puppy out of certain rooms. Remember to not give the puppy too much freedom to roam your house in the beginning weeks. Puppies need lots of love and attention so read up on appropriate amounts of time alone as well.
I personally love “raw food” for my dogs but it took me a long time to make the transition from only kibble meals and to consistently afford it. Also, it is confusing to find a solid resource for feeding puppies specifically so I encourage everyone to study and decide for themselves.
I understand that many new puppy owners will choose dry food for their puppy, I recommend TLC puppy/dog food. You will receive several days supply in your puppy gift bag to get you started. TLC will send you a link through email when puppies are 4 weeks old. Whatever you decide to feed, I recommend metal bowls as they harbor less bacteria.
Please avoid dogs parks and all places that could cause your puppy to come in contact with Parvovirus until puppy is fully vaccinated. Puppy will receive first vaccinations before going home but he/she is still vulnerable until the vaccinations are completed. Decide ahead of time which veterinarian you will use and make an appointment to stay on schedule for vaccinations and deworming. I will let you know ahead of time when the next vaccination will be due and your puppy’s health record will be dated.
Consider training classes or get prepared now with books and the internet for ideas in how you will positively work with your puppy. I encourage clicker training with treats as positive reinforcement. Puppies tend to learn quickly with this method and consistency on your part. The Monks of New Skete have some great puppy books such as The Art of Raising A Puppy.
First pictures will be emailed within 24 hours of the puppies birth; often sooner...I enjoy sharing the exciting time with you!
Keeping you up to date with new photos and a little news from our house so that the 7-8 week wait isn’t so hard!
An update from you after puppy goes to his/her new home is always anticipated and appreciated! Please note that I will always take a puppy (or grown dog) back if at all possible. I think of each puppy from every litter as mine before they become yours and will keep a place for them in my heart.
Playtime Paws/Your New Puppy is a great podcast to give you inspiration on many of the topics new puppy families are researching.
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