Adoption Process

 

Selecting your puppy – 

After a Family questionnaire is completed and approved, you may schedule a time to meet the puppies. Keeping our puppies healthy and safe is of utmost importance. We do not run like a pet store where countless people handle our puppies. When dealing with a small breed, you must be extra careful with outside elements people can bring into your home. 

Pricing for Teddy Bear Puppies:

Maltipoos $2,800 to $3,400 

Havapoos $2,800 to $3,200

Mini Golden Doodles $3,000 to $3,500 

Depending on the color, sex, and size.

Please note that we do not accept checks or electronic payments. 

The purchase price includes the following:

Puppy from health\genetic tested parents

Puppy from parents with great temperament

Great socialization skills

Age-appropriate vaccinations and deworming

Licensed Veterinarian exam

One-year Health Guarantee

A month's supply of puppy formula food and a "security blanket" with the mother's scent

A solid start to house-training and crate-training

Placing a Reserve fee: If you meet your puppy before it's old enough to go home, then a reserve can be placed. A $500 reserve amount (goes towards the puppy's purchase price) is required to hold the puppy you are interested in. This fee is collected during the time you meet your puppy in person. Reserve fees are non-refundable but transferable to another puppy or litter. We do not accept any electronic payments or personal checks at this time.  

  

Our Guarantee – Our puppies come with a one-year (from the puppy's date of birth) written health guarantee against any major defects such as heart, lung, kidney, and other life-threatening congenital defects. You will receive our entire contract that clearly states our conditions and guarantee and additional important information outlined in our contract.

 

 

Scheduling when puppies can go home: Our puppies can go home between 8-9 weeks old. Around seven weeks, we can get a pretty good idea of when your puppy may be able to go home if it has reached its growth milestone. 

Our Adoption Process:

1-Fill out our Family Questionnaire.

 

2- Once approved, Set a date and time to meet the puppies. 

 

3- During your puppy visit, we will help guide you toward a puppy with the perfect temperament and qualities for your family. We will also go in order of a waitlist for puppy selection.  

 

​4- Once you have selected your puppy, we will go over the purchase agreement for your new puppy, and the reservation fee is due on this day. The reserve fee is $500 and is non-refundable but transferable. The reservation fee reserves your puppy until they are old enough to go home. Puppies are ready for their homes between 8-9 weeks.

Matching the right puppy to the right family is so important to us. It honors the puppy and is in your best interest as well. We do our Puppy Temperament Evaluations around 5-6 weeks of age. Then, we can help match you with a puppy that best fits your family's needs and temperament and what the puppy needs.  

 

We are located near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

We do not ship puppies at this time.

 

 Family Questionnaire

If you would like to adopt a puppy from an available litter, please fill out the Family Questionnaire form below.

All of our puppies must go to permanent, loving homes. Therefore, we feel it is essential to interview the new puppy's parents to match them with the right puppy. This ensures our puppies will be pampered and loved forever by their new family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WILL THE PUPPY HAVE VACCINATIONS AND DEWORMING BEFORE COMING HOME?

The puppies are typically dewormed 1 time before they go home (e.g., at 7-8 weeks) and have their vet health checkup and first set of vaccinations at 7-8 weeks. The next set of shots will be due around 3 weeks from then. That usually falls at around 11-12 weeks. Your puppy will likely come home at 8-9 weeks, so the first set will be due 2-3 weeks after the puppy comes home. It is essential to keep your puppy on schedule for its puppy vaccinations. Your vet can discuss the best plan at your first vet appointment when the puppy goes home. We recommend a well-check vet visit within 48-72 hrs of the puppy coming home so your vet can ensure the puppy arrives in good health.

 

WHAT WILL MY PUPPY COME HOME WITH?

Each puppy comes home with a 4 lb bag of formula dog food. Vet wellness check and vaccination records. Pee pads if traveling a distance.

A soft-sided dog carrier is helpful for safe travel in the car—lots of options on amazon.

 

WHAT AGE WILL THE PUPPY BE READY TO COME HOME?

Eight weeks the puppies are ready to start their next adventure!

 

CAN I TAKE MY PUPPY TO PUBLIC PLACES WHEN I FIRST GET THEM?

There is an introductory period between 8-16 weeks where puppies learn many of their social skills, but also it is a time that fears and nervous behaviors can develop. We want our puppies to be kept safe from infectious diseases before fully immunizing (typically under 16-18 weeks). However, it is also essential to have them meet new people, dogs, smells, sounds, and textures during this time. Having your puppy go with you to safe places - trusted family member's and friend's homes where you know that their dogs are healthy and fully immunized is a good compromise between keeping your puppy away from potential illnesses also allowing them to experience new things to help them develop into confident, well-adjusted adults. Taking them for car rides and having positive experiences is SO important. But you also need to keep them away from places with high risks for Parvo and other illnesses. Keep your under-immunized puppy away from pet stores and high foot traffic places like dog parks and sidewalks and when you go to the vet, hold your puppy off the ground. Puppies lick their paws and so be aware in the first 2 months that they can pick things up at places like the vet from other sick dogs, but take precautions like removing your shoes before entering your house, not letting the puppy lick shoes and other contaminated surfaces will help reduce the risk. Make sure to let your puppy experience fun new experiences, but be careful about how you do it.

 

WILL MY PUPPY BE MICROCHIPPED?

I don't pre-microchip my puppies for a couple of reasons:

  • Many people don't change over the registration into their name once the puppy goes home ( because a new puppy is distracting), so it is better if your vet inserts the microchip. If your dog ever became lost, it would be registered to you and your vet- who would have your current contact details and have the best chance of locating you many years down the track.

  • Puppies grow rapidly when they first go home, and if we microchip a young puppy, the placement of the chip can move as the puppy grows rapidly in the neck/back area. The microchip is better placed after most initial growth so that the chip will be in the right spot at adulthood.

  • Microchips are inexpensive and easy to do. Ask your vet about what they recommend when on your first visit.

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FEED MY PUPPY?

Puppies will need to eat 3 times a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The quantity varies depending on the puppy's age, size, and food quality. I like to give them a generous bowl of food for 10-15 minutes, and once they lose interest in eating, take it away and take your puppy out to the bathroom for the next 20 minutes. Don't feed your puppy too late at night, or your pup will need to go to the bathroom more often when you want to sleep! Suppose your puppy is a tiny breed size (teacup minis). In that case, they will need feeding more often, 4-5 times a day- their blood sugar levels can drop to dangerously low levels quite quickly if they are not eating regularly, and they may not have the fat stores to cope with it- keep a tube of Nutri-cal or Karo corn syrup handy- if they are looking lethargic or sleepier than they usual. Do give them a drop under their tongue. If they have a low blood sugar episode, they should pick up within the next 10 minutes. If you are worried that your puppy is hypoglycemic, seek veterinary help- it can be life-threatening in little puppies.

 

HOW DO YOU START THE PUPPIES ON HOUSETRAINING?

We use several methods depending on the time of year and weather. We do litter training or fake turf training on most of our puppies- that means that at 3 weeks, we start introducing a puppy litter or fake grass area that they learn to separate their sleeping, playing, and food area. When we start training them, just as they first start to walk around, they naturally learn to go to the designated area and keep the other areas clean. With Consistency and patience, they will be given more room to play as they get bigger, and by the time they are weaning from mom, they typically have it down! We can then start taking them outside on the grass (depending on the weather!) for more grass and freedom during the day. In Winter, when there is a lot of snow on the ground, it is not safe to have them outside so they may have limited outside time, but we keep them busy with toys and socialization. 

 

DO YOU SELL BREEDING RIGHTS?

We do not offer breeding rights.

 

How often does she need to be groomed?

Every 6-8 weeks depending on how long you wish to keep her coat. 

 

 

 Should I crate train?

Crate training speeds up the potty training process. Crate training at night and during the day while busy around the house, working from home, etc., and starting with short periods in the crate. 

 

Where is the best place to buy the puppy's food? 

I've looked for it at several stores that don't carry it. Try Amazon, Whole Foods, fresh thyme market, and chewy.com.

 

How do I train the puppy and learn the commands to teach her? 

At eight weeks old, your puppy needs only crate training and potty training. The commands you can start at 12 weeks old, like sit, stay, and down. You want to get her acclimated to your routine the first month she is home. Work on potty training with Consistency 

 

Do the puppies usually get up in the middle of the night to pee? What if they are in their crate? You will pick up the water and food at 8:00 each night and take her out just before bedtime. That should help her hold it longer throughout the night. If she wakes up in the middle of the night, you will want to take her out, but you will not wake her up to go potty. 

 

How many hours at a stretch do the puppies sleep at night, or do they sleep the whole night? It depends. Here they sleep about 5 hours stretches at night. When she arrives at your house, everything is new to her. She may wake up more often. 

 

How often should I walk her a day, and how long each time?

In the beginning, you are not walking your puppy. You are just taking them out to go potty approximately every 2 hours. Also, in the beginning, for every 10 to 15 minutes of play, they will sleep 2 hours. If you have children, do not let them tire them out or overplay with them. They need their sleep just like babies do. It's best to have the crate area off-limits to children. That way, the puppy can retreat to safety if they need a break. 

If you have a question that still needs to be answered, please ask!

We are located near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

We do not ship puppies at this time.