Dharma, our medium f1 Goldendoodle (daughter of Willow and Champ) will soon be bred to Sailor, our Purebred Standard Poodle stud. These two have had two previous litters which turned out even better than we expected. If you are waiting for an F1b Goldendoodle, this is the litter for you!
Kaya, our blocky-headed English Golden Retriever, who is beautiful inside and out is in heat and being bred to Bernie, our Purebred Golden Retriever stud.
We will be selecting potential new dogs for our breeding program from this litter. The remaining puppies will be available to excellent, approved homes when they are between 9 and 14 weeks of age.
Our priority is finding the best family for each puppy,
and selecting the best puppy for each family.
We keep a pool of approved families as well as a pool of families who are interested in applying for a puppy. These families are not listed according to when they got on our mailing list (below), when they applied, or when they were approved. Our process is unique, and it works!
PUPPY PLACING PROCESS
When we take reservations on a litter of puppies (usually when they are about 3 weeks old), we send an email to ALL of our approved families, asking who wants to reserve a puppy. When there are more interested families than puppies, we gather together, review the applications and select the families best matched to the litter at hand.
Frequently, there are puppies remaining after this first step. This is when we open the application. We send a link to everyone on the mailing list, and anyone else who inquires. Next, we gather to review the new applications. From those approved, we select families and take puppy reservations. Any approved families who were not able to reserve a puppy are then placed on our approved list for future litters.
PRIORITIES FOR PUPPY PLACEMENTS
We give special consideration/priority to the following types of homes:
Returning Acadia Goldendoodle Families
Referrals from our Puppy Families
Our own friends and family members
1) add your name to our mailing list
2) fill out and submit the application (when available)
3) watch for emails about new puppies
4) respond - request male or female
5) if selected and contacted, place deposit
6) At 6-8 weeks, find out which puppy will be yours
7) Pay balance due -- purchase food & vitamins
8) Pick up your NEW PUPPY (at 9-10 weeks of age).
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Introduction - Contents of your puppy's binder
What you need to know about your puppy's first vet visit. This includes when to schedule the visit, what to take with you, and things to discuss with the vet.
Information about your puppy's microchip: where it is, what it does, how and why to register it.
Your puppy is registered with the Goldendoodle Association of North America. Currently, we are the "owners" of record. Here's how to change that!
When and how to adjust the auto-ship for your Goldendoodle puppy's food, treats and supplements.
This is all about the puppy care sheets which are in your binder, and downloadable below.
This video explains the paperwork you will get regarding each parent of your puppy. Registrations, pedigrees, health certificates, hip and DNA reports are shown and explained.
Here is some advice about the trip home with your puppy. Most families travel 4-6 hours to get their puppy, so they wonder about the trip home.