How our Puppies are Selected
Please Read this carefully before we chat. We are happy to explain anything further but this gives a great synopsis of how our program works.
When it is agreed upon by both parties that a pup will be placed in your home from Goldendoodle Acres, a $400 deposit is required to be placed onto a “GENERAL” waiting list in the category of either “Petite Mini/Mini Goldendoodle,” “Medium/Standard Goldendoodle,” and/or “Mini Bernedoodle.” The $400 is not refundable, but it does come off of the purchase price of your pup.
Deposits can be made AFTER we have spoken to you by phone. We care about where each and every one of our pups go and like to speak with new potential puppy owners.
There are 3 separate lists.
List 1 – Micro mini Goldendoodle, Petite mini Goldendoodle, and Mini Goldendoodles (10-35lbs)
List 2 – Medium Goldendoodles (35-55 lbs)
List 3 – Mini Bernedoodles (25lbs -45lbs)
If you would like to be placed on 1, 2, or all 3 lists. We are happy to do that.
Once a litter has Arrived:
When a litter arrives and is in the size category you are looking for, we will be sending individual pictures of the two week old pups identifying the parents along with the males and females. We will let you know the pickup date for the pups and will email you in the order that your deposit was received.
We will ask you 3 questions:
1. Will the pick up date work for you? (If the pickup date/time doesn’t work, you will need to pass on that litter)
2. Do you want a male or a female? We will let you know selection-wise where you’d be sitting for choosing a pup of a specific gender. **THE INDIVIDUAL PUPS ARE NOT SELECTED UNTIL 6 WEEKS. Only gender is decided at that point.
3. Are you willing to accept the opposite gender if the preferred gender isn’t available?
If we don’t hear from you within a 24 hr period from the litter announcement, we will assume you are passing and move down the list.
Passing on a Litter:
If you pass on a litter, you DON’T lose your place. You stay right where you are on the waiting list until the next litter becomes available. If we do not hear from you for over a year of receiving litter announcements you will be removed from the general waitlist.
Committing to the right litter for you:
Once you decide to take a pup from a particular litter, you will come off the GENERAL waiting list and on to that dog’s specific list and start receiving updated pics of that litter. If you back out of a litter once you’ve committed, you go to the bottom of the wait list. If it happens a second time, you will be removed from the wait list and forfeit your deposit.
Puppy pictures go out at 2, 4, and 6 weeks.
When the pups are 2 weeks old, you will know whether you are getting a male or female based on your preference for that specific litter. Individual pups aren’t selected, however, until 6 weeks. With that being said, people will still tell us yes, they want to get on the list and which color ribbon pup they want. LOL! We will not know that until 6 weeks old.
At 6 weeks, our vet will come and give every pup a thorough exam. We will vaccinate, microchip, take final weights, temperament testing, and final pics. Based on all of that criteria, which will be shared with you, you will make your puppy selection. We will be calling or emailing the families on the waiting list, one by one, in the order their deposits came in. If you would like, we can talk by phone and discuss any possible differences (coat colors, textures, size, temperament, etc.) that may help you make your decision.
For the safety of our puppies, we don’t allow visitors to view or interact with them. Read more about our visitor policy. In lieu of that, we will send out pictures of the puppies at 2, 4, and 6 weeks of age, keeping them in different color ribbons so you can keep track and watch them as they grow from week to week.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE BREEDER RETAINS THE RIGHT TO KEEP ANY PUP BEFORE THE AGE OF 7 WEEKS. On occasion, we see a pup that we would like to keep for my breeding program. We don’t keep a pup from every litter but we retain the right to do so if we find a pup to be a wonderful addition to our program.