Adoption Day is on a Saturday, eight weeks after the puppies are born. If you have reserved a puppy, please block out the entire weekend to avoid any conflicting activities or commitments.
Pandemic Update: If you have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to Adoption Day, you do not need to wear a mask. If you arrive wearing a mask, my husband and I will put ours on.
Adoption appointments are scheduled for one hour each, beginning with the first reservation on the list. At your scheduled appointment, you will have your choice of the remaining puppies in the litter. I do not ship puppies. It's an easy drive here from central or eastern Wisconsin, and from northern Illinois.
Please be on time for your appointment. If you miss it, I will move to the next family on the list. You will have fewer choices or may not receive any puppy at all. If you do not arrive by 7 pm on Adoption Day, your reservation may be canceled and any remaining puppy or puppies offered to other people. Deposits are non-refundable.
Please be flexible in your expectations. Because of genetic variability, we can’t anticipate the exact colors, coats or genders of the puppies that will be born. Puppies will grow up to be somewhere between the size of their mother and their father, not necessarily an average of the two. Relative size as of Adoption Day is not always an accurate indicator of final adult size.
Not Enough Puppies
If there are not enough puppies in the litter to satisfy your place on the reservation list (for example, if you are number 8 on the list and only seven puppies are born), I will refund your deposit after Adoption Day.
Failure to Adopt
Your reservation deposit is non-refundable even if you decide you no longer want a puppy. If you fail to adopt a reserved puppy, I will have to quickly make special arrangements to find it a new home. 2021 is the last time I am raising puppies, so deferring your reservation to the next litter is no longer an option.
Parents with Children
Are you planning to bring your children to Adoption Day? Your children may choose and fall in love with different puppies, or not the one that you prefer. This may lead to conflict, power struggles and heartbreak. This is up to you, but consider making the selection yourself, without them. When you bring your new puppy home, your children will fall in love with the puppy you present to them.
The balance of the purchase price plus state and local sales tax (less your deposit) will be due upon arrival on Adoption Day. This final payment must be cash only. No exceptions.
When you reserve a puppy, you will receive a confirmation letter showing the final purchase price calculation. On Adoption Day, please bring an envelope with cash in the exact amount. I cannot accept checks or make change.
If for any reason I must take care of your puppy past your Adoption Day appointment, the boarding fee will be $50 (fifty dollars) per whole or partial day, where "days" are each successive 24-hour period following the end of your Adoption Day appointment period.
The Puppy Contract includes the terms of purchase and your health and genetic warranties. Please read the contract carefully before you return your Puppy Reservation Form and deposit. Ask me about anything that’s not clear to you. You and I will both sign the contract when you select and pay for your puppy. We will each retain a copy which doubles as a sales receipt.
Bring With You
When you come to pick up your puppy on Adoption Day, bring the following things for the drive home:
With your puppy and Puppy Contract you will receive:
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Lacey, my adorable Goldendoodle as a puppy.
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