Adoption Process

Getting Started

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Filling out an application helps us help us get to know you and determine exactly what you are looking for and learn what kind of home our babies are going to. After you submit an application, you will receive an email response within 24 hours. 

If it's a good fit, we will accept your $200 nonrefundable wait list deposit to reserve a spot.

 

Once a litter is born, we will contact the wait list in order.  When contacted, you have the option of waiting until another litter or reserving one of the puppies from the available litter. (You can stay on the waitlist for one full year from deposit date)

There is a $300 nonrefundable litter deposit to reserve a spot for that litter (once the litter has been born).  By paying the litter deposit, you are committing to that litter, and your deposit is not transferable. This means that, if you decide not to purchase a pup from that litter, your deposit will go toward the time we spent communicating with you and will spend re-reserving that spot.

 

The total purchase price of your puppy after your deposits must be paid in full before you take your puppy home. We accept checks until puppies are six weeks of age. Cash is the only method of payment accepted at the time of pickup.

Overview Of Process:
1) Submit an application!
2) Reserve a spot on the wait list with $200 nonrefundable wait list deposit.

3) Once contacted about a litter reserve your puppy with $300 nonrefundable litter deposit.
4) Call your vet to schedule your puppies first appointment before you pick your puppy up!
5) Remember, if you wish to pay via check, the full balance of the pup is due when the puppies are 6 weeks old! Cash is accepted the day that you take your puppy home. We do not allow puppies to go home until they are paid for in full.

Please remember, we do our best, but we can never guarantee:

How many pups will be born in a given litter
A specific color, gender, or coat type will be born

If you have an adamant preference regarding those qualities, you'll have to be willing to wait for a future litter if the current litter does not produce those traits. 

How does the master waitlist work?

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You can stay on the waitlist for 1 full year from your deposit date after you have been offered your first litter. 

 

*Sweetiedoodles reserves the first 2 spots, (pups) in each litter. 

 

About 2 weeks after a litter is born we will contact everyone on the waitlist to ask if you will be interested in picking a pup from that specific litter, (pictures of litter will be sent to you).

 

You will have 24 hours to let us know if you are interested in the litter, for the courtesy of other families on the waitlist. Please reply to the email we send in that time, if we have not heard back from you in that time period, we will assume it is not a good time for you and we will move down the list.

 

If you respond to us after the 24 hours, we can offer you the next available spot in that litter, if a spot is available. If there is no longer a spot available, you will not loose your place on the waitlist, and will be contacted again with the next litter. 

How do I pick out my puppy?

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The puppies are picked in the order the deposits for the master list are received. Puppy selection day is generally when the pups are around 6 weeks old.

 

For puppy selection day we will let you know which puppies are available once the people ahead of you have chosen. We will send you pictures, videos, and the temperament test results. We give you a day to decide, and answer any questions you have. 

Please note that for the safety of the puppies, we do not allow visits. 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 carry diseases in on their shoes, hands, and clothing just from walking around outside.)

 
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.


Puppies are at their most vulnerable before 4-5 weeks old, and in their fear period at 5-6 weeks. We put up as many videos and photos as time allows, so please feel free to view those for our younger puppies. 


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. Videos! So although we aren’t able to allow the general public to visit, we do provide videos that show our puppies growing up. 

We encourage you to view these videos and contact us to discuss any questions you may have.
We appreciate your understanding of our commitment to the safety of our puppies, dogs, and family.

 

These puppies are also not ours to risk—they belong to the families that are taking them home and we are just their caretakers for a brief period of time.

We consider these concerns as indicative of our reputability as a breeder—the safety of our puppies, dogs, and family will always be placed above a potential sale.


We apologize in advance for any anxiety or uncertainty our new policies may create. 

What is the pick-up day process?

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All pups need to be picked up on their go home day at 8 weeks old, we do not hold pups past their go home day. The go home day for the puppies will be the day they turn 8 weeks old, or the Saturday closest to that date. You will need to be sure you can pick up your pup on go home day BEFORE you reserve the pup. You will need to make arrangements to get the pup on that specified day.

 

The total amount must be paid in full before the puppy leaves. Final payment can be sent via check 2 weeks before pick up, or if you would like to pay when you pick up your puppy, it must be in cash.

 

We currently do not have visitors inside our home where the pups are, due to germs that you could unknowingly bring in around the pups, future pups, and any pregnant or nursing moms. 

 

We will set up a time for you to pick up your pup, and we will take your pup, and puppy go home bag out to you. We will answer any question you may have and you will sign the Spay & Neuter Contract. Most of the info (and even more) is on the website, specifically in links on the page Our Puppies.