Power Goldendoodle Adoption Process
If you subscribe to our email notification list, you will be the first to know when a litter becomes available for applications and deposits. 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. If you really want a Goldendoodle puppy from us, 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 open for deposits with a link to an application. We will always contact you and talk with you in-depth before deposit. We do not hold Goldendoodle puppies without deposits placed. Our puppies sell very fast, so be ready with your $400 non-refundable deposit to hold a puppy. 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 they first contacted us).
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 puppy when you are ready from a good breeder.
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 have most because we believe they are among the safest and best family dogs. We always strive to breed not the trendiest dog, but the healthiest, best-tempered dog for the well-being of families.
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.
When your application is approved, we ask for a $400 non-refundable deposit to secure your place on our waiting list. There is not a button on our website for a deposit because we want to talk to all potential families first. The balance is due shortly before your Goldendoodle puppy goes home.
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.