What is your shipping policy?
Because we care about our puppies, we do not ship them commercially. However, you're always welcome to pick up your pup and take them on the airplane with you, or we can recommend some people to transport your pup to you either via ground and/or air (flight nanny.)
What is your pricing?
Please contact us for more information on our current prices. If you'd like to reserve a puppy, there's a $200 non-refundable fee that will be discounted from the price. Please understand that without a reservation we cannot guarantee your chosen puppy.
Can we visit your farm to choose a puppy?
Sorry, but for the safety of our dogs and puppies, we have to limit outside visitors. We usually have lots of videos of our current puppies you can view here. If you're interested in seeing our dogs or puppies live, we can accommodate you during a FaceTime or Skype call.
Can I get on your contact list for future puppies?
Absolutely! Contact us by filling out our form (click on the "Get in touch" button on any page in the upper right-hand corner), and we'll let you know when we're expecting a litter.
What kind of health care do you offer?
By the time they're ready to go home with you, our puppies have been dewormed and received their first shots. They have also been checked by a veterinarian.
Do you offer a health guarantee? What is your refund policy?
We offer a 14-day health and a 1-year heredity guarantee for our puppies. Let me elaborate...If within 14 days of the date of purchase you believe the dog to be sick, you agree to return it to us, with a letter from an examining licensed veterinarian, and then we will either refund the purchase price, return your dog to you in well condition, or exchange the dog for another dog of equal value. We will not pay, nor reimburse the veterinary bills. If within the first year a serious, life-threatening, hereditary problem should develop, we will offer a replacement puppy back to you or half of the original purchase price. We assume no responsibility for this puppy after leaving the premises; medical expenses, landlord disapproval, disagreement of family, or for any other reason than stated. If for any reason you must find a new home for your puppy, you agree to notify us. The puppy is to be spayed/neutered no younger than 6 months of age (later is better, however, this is for the proper development of the pup and NOT for breeding purposes). Puppy is sold as pet quality and NOT for breeding! The puppy will need additional vaccinations, de-wormings, and possible other normal medications.
What is included with the purchase of the puppy?
When you come to bring your puppy home, you will not only receive your new best friend current on vaccinations, dewormings, and vet health checks, but you will also receive our puppy starter package that will ensure that you get a good start on your relationship. I tend to change it up a bit each time, so please don't hold this against me, but I'll tell you what we currently have in our package... We include a Puppy Guide booklet full of tips for new owners, an exercise booklet that'll explain to you what your puppy is capable of handling, your dog's health record, some tried-and-true toys, and a blanket with familiar scents. You also have us as a resource and help with anything related to your new companion.
What form of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks (for reservations, or max. 50% of the remaining purchase price), credit cards, PayPal, or Venmo transfer. If there's a fee for a particular type of payment, we'll add that fee to the purchase price of the puppy (this includes payment protection via PayPal or Venmo.) Credit card purchases will have an additional fee of 2.7%. For PayPal transactions, there'll be a possible additional 2.9% charge (depending on how your PayPal account is set up) to the price of the puppy. You will not be able to purchase the puppy through our website.
What Supplies do you recommend?
While we do provide a puppy starter package, below is a list of supplies that are recommended for when you take your new puppy home.
1. These are the different types of food we've fed our puppies in the past. Ask us about the food we are feeding your puppy, so you can keep them on the same food for at least the beginning to minimize stress. I recommend you buy at least one bag of the same food your puppy is used to, then you can gradually transition them to your chosen food. It'll ease the transition of the puppy and provide superior nutrition for them during the stressful time of getting used to their new people and home. Make sure that you use good quality food that is recommended for puppies. On each bag, you should find feeding guidelines for certain ages and weights. I'd recommend you allow them access to "free food" for the first couple of weeks since that is what they're used to. After that, you could give them food 4X/day (so 1/4 of the recommended daily amount on the bag each time) up until they're 3 months old, then 3X/day until they're 6 months old. After that, they could eat 2X/day.
(a) Orijen puppy dry dog food- We feed this brand of puppy food for several reasons. The puppies love the flavor and the kibbles are a small size. This brand also has built-in probiotics, and it is one of the best quality foods out there. You can buy this food at Petco or order online.
(b) Purina Pro-Plan All life stages- Purina Pro-Plan has several different types of all-life stages dog foods that you can feed not only for puppies but for adult dogs as well. Ask us which kind we feed your puppy. Tractor Supply sells this food.
(c) Victor Hi-Pro Plus- Also an all-life stages dog food. You can buy it locally from Murdoch's, or order online.
(d) Victor Nutra Pro- Another all-life stage dog food. I have seen this formulation sold by Tractor Supply, but you can always order from chewy.com or even Amazon.
2. Canned food- While we do not recommend feeding canned food all of the time, we do recommend having some on hand when you bring your new puppy home. Puppies can lose their appetite when going to new environments. Adding some canned food to their dry food helps stimulate their appetite. Here's another one we like.
3. Zuke's mini treats- The reason I prefer these treats over others is that they're small, healthy, and there is no mess. Also, even very young puppies can quickly eat them because they are soft, so we can get on with our training.
4. Zesty Paws probiotics- We recommend daily probiotics and have found this to be one of the better brands on the market. The tablets are soft chews which are nice because if the puppy does not want to eat them, they can be crumbled up easily and placed on top of their food.
5. Canned pumpkin- This is one of our favorite pantry staples. This all-natural plant is fantastic for upset stomachs. We recommend giving canned pumpkin as a daily supplement.
6. Doc Roy's Forti Cal- A nutritional supplement for puppies that need to gain weight, picky eaters, and for any other time a dog may need some added nutrition. The puppies love the taste, so it's also a great way to mix in medications that do not taste good on their own. We recommend the liquid or the gel for young pups.
7. Dog crate- We recommend a wire crate for ventilation and portability. They're usually foldable and easy to clean. Puppies also tend to chew on plastic crates (ask me how I know!) To make it more den-like for your pup (also to keep out draft) you could cover part of it with something that the puppy cannot pull inside the crate (I have heard of a pup that got strangled this way!)
8. Puppy playpen- Playpens are great for containing your new puppy when you are unable to watch them. The 40-inch height is ideal because puppies cannot climb out. I recommend putting the pup's crate inside a pen as well, and leaving the crate door open, at least initially.
9. Adjustable collar- Puppies grow quickly. These collars are great because they are easy to adjust as the puppy grows. (You can check with me about the size of your puppy's neck before you purchase a collar.)
10. Leash- You'll probably have multiple leashes at any given time, as one tends to misplace them every now and then. Even if you're more organized than I am, it never hurts to have an extra in case one breaks or gets chewed up. I like to have both 4-foot and 6-foot leashes, depending on where we go (the shorter ones are easier in high-traffic areas, like a vet office.) Here's one that's handmade in Colorado and we REALLY like it for its unique capabilities.
11. Slip leash- This is the type of leash that Cesar Millan uses. This leash is ideal for leash training because it tightens with resistance and loosens when the pressure is released.
12. Snuggle puppy- This softy stuffed puppy has a battery-operated heartbeat. This helps puppies adjust to their new environment by making them feel like they are not alone in the crate.
13. Kong toy- The Kong toy is a classic toy that puppies enjoy. It can be filled with yummy treats!
14. About rawhide bones- We never give our dogs rawhide, and here's why.
15. Rope toy- This toy is great for teething puppies.
16. Dental bones- Pet dental hygiene extremely important. These chews help to remove harmful plaques.
17. Canvas tote bag- These bags are fantastic for carrying young puppies around. This is a great way to take puppies into high traffic (i.e. vets, pet stores) pet areas where they can easily be exposed to illnesses. These bags help to keep your new puppy safe.
18. Dog vitamins- Whether you choose this, or any other multivitamin for your dog, the most important thing, in my opinion, is feeding them high-quality dog food. Most dogs will do well on just that. High-quality food will minimize vet visits, won't get your dog overweight, and will require less food for the same amount of calories.
19. Pee pads- These are handy to have for car rides, or in the pup's pen (just outside their crate) to set them up for success and the new owners for less frustration. You can also use these heavy-duty, washable ones.
20. Litter box- We use these with our puppies that would otherwise rip up disposable pee pads. This is an excellent solution for nighttime potty "training" because the pup will use this instead of the floor of their pen or their crate, while at the same time the owner can sleep through the night. This can be substituted with any shallow, but large pan that the pup can easily get into. You DO NOT use kitty litter, however. We recommend animal bedding pellets (or any wood pellets that don't contain any other material.) The trick is to change this out regularly as it's degrading into dust from the moisture.
21. Dog bed- This dog bed is soft, supportive, and comfortable. Puppies like the sides because it makes them feel comfortable. I recommend one that can be easily cleaned. It's an added bonus if you can throw it in the washing machine!
22. Shampoo- Oatmeal shampoo is gentle and safe for puppies' skin.
24. Ear cleaner- Some doodles will have hair growing inside their ears, so regular ear cleaning is so important. This cleaner can be used as frequently as necessary, but at the same time it's medicated, so it's also a great way to treat an infection.
25. Brush- Slicker brushes are great for doodle coats that require regular brushing.
26. ID tags- Having identification is critical for safety.
27. Wi-fi indoor smart home camera with night vision- These cameras are great (and very affordable) to keep an eye on your pup while you're not around. You can monitor them from your phone wherever you are, and can even grant access to multiple people to do the same. It has night vision, so your puppy is always visible to you. You can even talk to them from afar to calm them down with your voice.
28. Real turf delivered- This is one of several options available for those who live without a grassy backyard. This company will deliver a fresh patch of new grass to you periodically, wherever you live. You can use it on your patio, balcony, or even indoors.
29. Urban Paws- This company is local to the Denver Metro area and will also deliver fresh turf to your door on a schedule.