Power Goldendoodle Adoption Process
Due to high volume, our wait time is approximately 5 litters or 1 year from the first time you contact us.
If you subscribe to our email notification list, you will be the first to know when a litter becomes available for applications. Please like our Facebook page, Google reviews or youtube channel to get to know us and trust our history. We do not take a waitlist. You will get an email from us announcing puppies coming soon, a few days before the puppy applications are open. Then you will get one announcing a litter with a link to an application. We will always contact you and talk with you in-depth before commitment.
Our puppies sell very fast, so if we call you, please be prepared to talk about what puppies are available to you. While we are on the phone with you, we will ask you to decide if the puppy or puppies we offer you are a good fit for your family. If we receive a verbal yes from you that you agree with us about the puppy or puppies available to you, you will have until the next business day at 12 to initiate payment in full and returned our signed health agreement to secure your puppy.
We try to process applications quickly so you are not hanging waiting to see if we contact you. If we contact you and don't hear back, we try email and phone call so you won't miss us. We only contact those that have risen to the top of the list. The rest of the applicants will be notified via email that all the puppies have sold.
If the timing doesn't work for your family, there's always more puppies coming. We try to be as fair as possible in our selection of puppy homes. Our #1 priority is the best home/fit for our puppies. #2 is how long a family has been waiting for a puppy from us (based on when you first contacted us, and we highly consider how many serious litters you have applied for).
Will you get a puppy from us if you wait? Yes, we have about 10 litters a year averaging 7-9 puppies. We hope you will wait for us, but we encourage you to buy a high-quality Goldendoodle puppy when you are ready and find one available.
Do we chat or allow visits before we open a litter? No, we guard our mother dogs, puppies, and children's time and safety. See why below. We encourage you to visit dog parks and other places where you can get to know Goldendoodles to see if they are a good fit for you. You can read our blog for helpful tips. It is best if you know for sure that a Goldendoodle will be your perfect breed of dog before applying for our puppies. We breed Goldendoodles and the sizes we because we believe they are among the safest and friendliest family dogs. We do not breed the trendiest dog, but the healthiest, best-tempered dog for the well-being of families.
A note about children: Please do not take your children on this emotional up and down ride. Please do not promise your children a puppy. This puts added pressure on you and us to produce a puppy. Breeders can only control so much. We are at the mercy of God to produce puppies. We have the very best reproduction team in our region and have higher than normal success because of our knowledge, but we cannot control nature.
Puppies are life-changing events like moving or having a new baby. Even if you have paid for your puppy and everything seems like a go, they are still live animals. Changes in circumstances could cause your puppy to fall through. We highly suggest that you damper your children's excitement either with little info or with bits of understanding that it is not final until the puppy is home with you. Discourage them from announcing it to their friends. Kids are in the moment, so they also quickly lose interest in puppies, shockingly, once they are home. This is an adult decision and we expect you to be the one speaking with us and making all of the decisions with us. This protects your children's emotions and ensures that our puppies have safe long-term homes.
Our process does not guarantee that you will get a puppy within a certain timeframe. We used to use a more traditional waitlist approach, with a deposit and a litter list. We found that there was just as much guarantee that way as the way we do it now. Many people have placed deposits on future waitlists and the puppies have not been born, they have changed their mind, or the breeder decided to do something else and refunded the buyer. It does not guarantee you a puppy when you place a deposit with a breeder. In many cases, it can cause more heartache because you feel like you will be guaranteed a puppy when the breeder cannot produce what you want when you want it.
For 8 years, we were able to provide puppies within 2-3 litters and a 6-month wait. Due to COVID, we have had to extend the wait time.
1. SUBSCRIBE TO THE EMAIL LIST
2. PUPPY APPLICATION
When the email is sent out and the link is opened to the application page, please fill it out.
Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss questions you have for us, and questions we will ask to see if you are a good fit for the Goldendoodle puppy you're applying for.
4.INITIATE PAYMENT IN FULL
When your application is approved, we ask you to initiate payment by noon the next day to hold your puppy. Puppies go home 2-3 weeks after we choose families so this is timely to let payment clear before puppies fly.
Power Goldendoodle Visitation Policy
We raise our goldendoodle puppies in our home because we strongly believe that home raising puppies is ethically the right thing to do, as well as producing the best possible results. The downside to this is that we do not have an office or kennel outside of our home that people can visit.
Unfortunately, it’s a sad product of our times that stranger danger is a real thing in today’s world, even for adults. Here are just some of the reasons we no longer allow visits from people who are not yet on our reservation list.
We have health concerns for the puppies, who are still developing their little immune systems and not yet protected by vaccinations and maturity. (People can inadvertently—or even intentionally—carry diseases in on their shoes, hands, and clothing.) Information about parvo, canine influenza.
We have health concerns for our mothers. Activity and new people in the house are a significant source of stress for nursing moms. Stress produces cortisol and other stress hormones, and those hormones go into mom’s milk and directly into the puppies, causing biochemically induced stress in the puppies. This is not healthy for moms or pups. Stressed moms also can get frantic and accidentally roll on or step on puppies if they panic. This is not an acceptable option for us.
Puppy theft is also a growing problem, so unknown traffic in our home endangers the safety of our goldendoodle puppies due to theft. So this means that seeing us or our parent dogs means that you are also seeing our home and any puppies we have.
We are a real family, with a real life. We have home responsibilities and also rely on our home as a place we can relax and feel safe. Inviting strangers over on a regular basis is not conducive to a strong family life.
Our home is not a petting zoo, and it’s impossible for us to ascertain who is coming over to genuinely look at goldendoodle puppies and who is coming over because it looks like fun to bring the kids and play with puppies.
Some children (and even adults) are not able to behave appropriately around puppies. We may not realize which people these may be until it is too late and a puppy is hurt—or worse.
Our puppies have reservations on them. So we are protecting them for you if this goldendoodle puppy will be your family member.
We are happy to have our committed buyers over at pick-out time and go-home time, providing we don’t have any concerns about current disease outbreaks or any other similar biosafety or puppy/dog health concern.
We consider these concerns as indicative of our reputability as a breeder—the safety of our goldendoodle puppies, dogs, and family will always be placed above a potential sale.
I remember growing up, it was always deemed important to visit your breeder and see where the puppies are being raised. I still believe this to be true. Luckily, modern technology has a good solution for this modern problem. Live video including Facetime and Facebook Live, Videos and pictures. So although we aren’t able to allow the general public to visit, we do provide a significant number of videos that show where and how our goldendoodle puppies are raised. If you are very concerned about meeting us face to face before moving forward, we are willing if we are able, to meet at a public restaurant nearby to develop a relationship with you prior to meeting our puppies.
We have over 20 videos on our Youtube channel. You will see and learn more about our program from these videos than you would from ten visits to our house.
We encourage you to view these videos and give us a call to discuss any questions you may have. We also encourage you to check out our history on Facebook, as well as frequent posts on our Facebook page from very happy, satisfied families that have our puppies.
We appreciate your understanding of our commitment to the safety of our puppies, dogs, and family.