Some of the questions I am commonly asked.
WHEN WILL YOU HAVE YOUR NEXT LITTER?
We only have a few litters per year. Since Nature has a mind of her own, there are many aspects of having a litter of puppies that is out of our control (e.g. When will mom come in heat? How many puppies will be born in the litter? What gender will the puppies be? etc.) All of that to say, we don't always know when we will have more puppies available. If we have any news to share about upcoming litters, that will be posted at the top of our Home Page. You can see any available puppies on Available Puppies.
We do not accept reservations in advance or maintain a waitlist. If you are interested in one of our future puppies, follow me on Instagram or Facebook. I will post an announcement on both Instagram and Facebook whenever we have puppies available.
HOW MUCH DO YOUR PUPPIES COST?
We wait to set prices for a litter until we list the puppies on our website (usually when the puppies are 5-7 weeks old). Each litter is priced differently because there are many factors that affect current prices as well as our costs. Some puppies may be priced higher than others, especially small litters or puppies with tuxedo markings. You can see any available puppies and their prices on our Available Puppies page.
We always include a clear vet health check, a health guarantee (10 days for any illness and 180 days for any genetic issues), toys, a small bag of puppy food, and a blanket with mom's scent on to help with the transition to their new home 🐶
WHAT IS THE ADOPTION / RESERVATION PROCESS?
Normal Process: We take individual portraits of our puppies when they are between 5-7 weeks old. We list them on our website and make the announcement on both Facebook and Instagram. Then we will accept a deposit ($500 non-refundable) on the puppy of your choice on a first come first serve basis. We prefer this way as the puppies' looks and size are more apparent after they are 5 weeks old.
Because we are a small breeder and only occasionally have a litter of puppies, we do not accept reservations or deposits in advance. We do not maintain a Contact List or Waiting List.
HOW BIG WILL THEY GROW TO BE?
The adult size will vary from puppy to puppy. When we list our puppies, we include their current weight and an estimated adult weight which is calculated based on each puppy's current size.
The following gives you a general idea what we typically see our puppies grow to be:
Our Cavapoos typically grow to 17-27 lbs as adults. They are F1 Cavapoos (Mom is our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and dad is a Miniature Poodle) 🐶
Our Mini Goldendoodles typically grow to 27-55 lbs as adults. They are F1b Mini Goldendoodles (Mom is our Goldendoodle and dad is a Miniature Poodle) 🐶
Our Standard Goldendoodles typically grow to 45-80 lbs as adult. They are F1b Standard Goldendoodles (Mom is our Goldendoodle and dad is a Standard Poodle)
WHAT IS THEIR PERSONALITY / TEMPERAMENT LIKE AND WILL THEY BE GOOD WITH CHILDREN?
Just like people, each puppy will grow up to have their own unique set of personality traits, temperament, likes and dislikes, etc. so these personality traits should be understood as being a generalization of the traits often seen with each breed.
Cavapoos in general are gentle, sensitive, attentive, love-to-please, and are real cuddle bugs!! They typically do excellent with children! (Several of our previous puppies are therapy dogs for children with a variety of special needs) They are very sweet, tender-hearted little puppies.
Goldendoodles in general are fun-loving, active, happy and easy-going. They love to cuddle on the couch and also take a jog through the park or play in the yard. They are more active than Cavapoos, and need regular exercise. They typically do well with children!
Our puppies are held and cuddled from the day they are born! We believe that having a puppy played with and well-socialized is crucial to having a socially well-adjusted adult dog. 🥰
I LIVE 10 HOURS AWAY, HOW DOES SHIPPING / TRANSPORTATION WORK?
We live in Ephrata, PA. My wife and I have decided not to cargo ship any of our puppies, for the puppies sake and also so that we are able to meet their new families in-person. For folks out of our area, we can meet you at either Philly (PHL) or Harrisburg (MDT) airport for an additional $250. This includes the additional required vet flight certificate, an approved flight carrier, and us meeting you at the airport with your puppy! 🥰✈️ 🐶
Note: This does not include your airline ticket or any additional fees the airline may charge for an in-cabin pet.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept the $500 non-refundable deposit either in cash or through Venmo. The balance is due in cash when you pick your puppy up. I know there are many alternative payment options available, but do remember that my wife and I have poured an abundance of time, love and expenses into our puppies and cash is the only way we can be sure to receive payment.
WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO PICKUP MY PUPPY THE DAY IT TURNS 8 WEEKS OLD?
We understand that everyone’s schedule is busy, so we normally offer "Take Home Dates" that cover several days. The "Take Home Dates" are specified in each puppy's listing, and you are welcome to schedule pick up any day within that time frame. If you are unable to pick up your puppy within the given "Take Home Dates," there is a possibility that we might be able to keep your puppy longer, but do not assume this as we have busy schedules also! 😊 If you need us to keep your puppy extra days, be sure to make arrangements with me prior to sending a deposit. We charge $25 per day beyond the pick-up window. You must pick up your puppy before he/she turns 11 weeks old or you will forgo your deposit.