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                               Research Your Puppy
Picking out a puppy is like picking out a new family member. We want each one of our puppies to live a good life with an amazing family. We encourage all our adopting families to do their research and understand not only the different breeds and their specific traits, but also take time to get to know us, the breeder, and whether or not we are the right fit for your family. 

                              Click on the breed to learn more about their traits                                           

       *Bernedoodle                       *Aussiedoodle                     *Australian Mountain Doodle                  

To view our available puppies visit our Available Puppies Page. There you will find links to our individual litters with available puppies. We keep our website as current as possible, with available puppies and sold puppies always up to date. Therefore, if you see a puppy you like and they have a                      link next to them you can tap on the link and place a deposit to reserve them for you.  When you have decided to adopt one of our puppies (or if you need more info) the next step is to contact us by either email or phone. 

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We love getting to know all our adopting families to ensure that your puppy is a great fit for you and your family. That’s why before placing a deposit, we ask that you please get in touch with us and let us answer any additional questions. We want to  you find the perfect puppy.

     If you would like to know how the adoption process works after having fallen                  in love with one of our puppies we have provided a list below. Our adoption process           is simple and straightforward. We want to make the process the easiest part               of your search for your new family member.

Reserve Your Puppy
          Once we’ve answered all your questions and havd helped you decide which                     puppy is the right one for you the next step is to reserve your puppy with a                      non-refundable deposit of $500.

To reserve your puppy, simply click on the Available Puppies Page and find your specific puppy's litter. Click on the                     link next to the puppy you wish to reserve. You will then be taken to the PayPal link where you can pay the deposit fee.

Why PayPal? We use this method because it offers buyer and seller protection so that you can have peace of mind about your purchase. 

Many people ask if our deposits are transferable and the answer is yes! You can transfer your deposit to reserve another available puppy in any litter or a different breed, including any upcoming litters we have announced. 

If all our puppies happen to be reserved, you may be added to a wait list for the next upcoming litters.

                                                Getting Ready for Puppy
Once our puppies reach a minimum of 8 weeks old, they are ready to a leave our home and join you in yours! Until then, you’ll be in communication with us as they grow. We’ll send you photos, share videos, and generally keep you posted on your puppy’s growth, health and development. 

During this time, it’s a good idea to begin preparing your home to have a new puppy join you and your family. We have created a list of items we reccomend to have handy when you bring home your new family member.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

         You can email or call us anytime to go over any additional questions you have.

All our puppies are seen by a vet at about 5-6 weeks old for a healthy puppy Report Card. We will forward the results of that to you. On some rare occasions, our puppies are not quite ready to leave their nest at 8 weeks and for their health and wellbeing we reserve the right to hold them longer than this should they need it. Should this happen in your case, rest assured you will be kept informed so you know when you can expect your puppy to come home. 

Bringing Puppy Home

If you live within driving distance and plan to pick up your new puppy in person, we will contact you to decide on a travel date and time. Once an appointment has been made we will stay in contact to avoid a long waiting period upon arrival.

Your puppy will go home with:

                                                              1 Year Health  Guarantee                                                                                                                                Health records                                                                                                                                    Registration Application                                                                                                                            Small bag of Food                                                                                                                                     Collar and Leash                                                                                                  Small Blanket that smells like their litter mates and mother.              

Your final payment will be due at the time of collection. The preferred payment method is cash and we regret that we are unable to accept checks of any kind.  In some circumstances we can accept credit card via PayPal invoicing, there will be a 3% fee for this service.We encourage all our families to arrive prepared with the correct amount of cash to ensure a smooth transaction. 

Shipping Your Puppy
If you don’t live near us, or would prefer to have your puppy shipped to you, we can make the arrangements.

Many people worry about the potential risks of flying a puppy via Air Cargo.  We have shipped puppies all over the USA and have had 100% success with this due to rigorous health checks and high standards. Of course, puppies can and do catch colds and minor illnesses while in transit, whether they travel in a car or on an airplane. Before your puppy is shipped, they must undergo an additional wellness check with the vet to confirm they are fit to fly.

When your puppy is shipped from our facility, he or she will travel in a crate with food, water. Their paperwork, a collar,leash and blanket will be attached to the exterior of the crate. 

Our preferred payment method for shipping is PayPal and payment of your balance is due 72 hours before the travel date.

We have started working with Puppy Nannies and several Ground Couriers. If you are interested in that option we will forward their contact info to you. They work on their own schedules and will set up a travel date with you.

          Settling In           

The first few weeks of having your new puppy home are important. Establish a routine, help your puppy settle in, and start implementing some light training. Remember that your puppy will need time to get used to you and their new environment. At just 8 weeks old they have a lot of growing, learning and socializing to do. When training a puppy patience and consistency is key. The training process is not a one size fits all do plenty of research even the simplest changes can help so much.

Training
At this time we do not offer specialized training packages. We do highly recommend that you find an experienced trainer in your local area.

**We have a trainer in the Illinois area that will do preliminary training with the puppies and deliver them to you after they have graduated his program.**

If you would like his contact information contact us