These are some of the questions I am commonly asked. If you have a question not answered here, feel free to message me.
Thanks! Chris Martin
HOW MUCH DO YOUR PUPPIES COST?
Because we only infrequently have litters of puppies, we wait to set prices for a litter until we list the puppies (usually when the puppies are 5-6 weeks old). Each litter is priced differently because there are many factors that effect 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 home 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 moms and litter scent on to help with the transition to their new home 🐶
HOW BIG WILL THEY GROW TO BE?
Our Cavapoos typically grow to 15-25 lbs as adults. They are F1 Cavapoos (Mom is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and dad is a Miniature Poodle) 🐶
Our Mini Goldendoodles typically grow to 25-45 lbs as adults. They are F1b Mini Goldendoodles (Mom is a Goldendoodle and dad is a Miniature Poodle) 🐶
WHAT IS THEIR PERSONALITY / TEMPERAMENT LIKE AND WILL THEY BE GOOD WITH CHILDREN?
Cavapoos in general are very sweet, sensitive, gentle, 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!
Mini Goldendoodles in general are also very fun-loving, happy and easy going. They love to cuddle on the couch and also take a walk through the park or play in the backyard. 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 $200. 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 IS THE ADOPTION / RESERVATION PROCESS?
Because we are a small breeder and only occasionally have a litter of puppies, we do not accept reservations/deposits in advance. I do not maintain a Contact List or Waiting List.
If you are interested in one of our future puppies, the best way to stay up-to-date with when puppies are available is to follow me on Instagram, Facebook or MeWe, I post about our puppies on these platforms.
Normal Process: We take individual portraits of our puppies when they are between 5-6 weeks old. We list them online and at that time 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’ personalities, looks and size are more apparent after they are 5 weeks old.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept the $500 non-refundable deposit either in cash or through PayPal or 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 everyone’s schedule is busy, so we normally offer a "Take Home Dates" window that covers several days. The "Take Home Dates" are specified in each puppies listing, and you are welcome to schedule pickup any day/time within that time frame. If you are unable to pick up your puppy within the given "Take Home Dates," there is a possibility we may 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, be sure to make arrangements with me prior to sending a deposit. If we are able to make arrangements to keep your puppy longer, we do charge $20 per day beyond the pick up window until you pick your puppy up. You must pick up your puppy before he/she turns 11 weeks old or you will forgo your deposit.
These are some of the questions I am commonly asked. If you have a question that is not answered here, feel free to message me.
Thanks! Chris Martin