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ADOPTION INFORMATION

Helpful tips and information when adopting one of our puppies, please read before contacting us if you are interested in one of our puppies. I have added more at the bottom of this page as a glide to how your puppy pick it made.

Please e mail us for more information on our litters at goldencavoodles@xtra.co.nz after reading.

DEPOSITS: On puppies already born we ask $500 deposit. On unborn puppies we ask a $300 deposit payable once we have bred one of the girls. We take 4 to 6 names per litter depending on the individual girl. Due to the amount of interest we get in each litter we cannot hold any puppy without a deposit. Any deposits paid are not refundable unless the puppy for any reason fails at the 8 week vet check.  If this happens we will refund in full or offer you the next available puppy. If you are unable to take the puppy after you have paid your deposit for any reason, this deposit can be credited to the next available puppy (see below) . This offer is only valid for 12 months from the date you paid your deposit. Finding a puppy with another breeder or changing your mind will see you forfeit your deposit as we have in good faith held your name on our list or held a puppy for you and have turned other suitable families away. On paying your deposit you are agreeing to our nonrefundable policy.  When making payments and i can not stress enough, please use the reference we give you and if payment is not in the same name as your e mail please let us know this is so we can make sure that we allocate the right puppy to the right family at the time. If deposits dont show within 24 hours of bank details being sent then we may offer that puppy to another family.

P.N. From the 1st of January 2021 we will be refunding deposits if we do not have a puppy to offer you that you ordered, all those already on our list will still be able to transfer once only. 

PUPPY SELECTION (****also see notes below)Pick of puppies is done on deposit date order on each litter so 1st to pay deposit will get 1st pick and so on. Please dont offer more money to move up the list. When putting down a deposit on an unborn puppy we can not guarantee a boy or a girl but this mostly works out for everyone as most people dont mind what they get. If you only want ether a boy or girl please let us know at the time you pay deposit. Once puppy is born the 2nd part of the deposit ($300 to $500) is payable on conformation we have a puppy suitable for you. If you choose to transfer to the next available puppy or litter for any reason  you place on our next litter can not be guaranteed as some litters are fully booked months in advance so your wait can be conceivably longer and prices may vary litter to litter. Please make sure that you are able to take puppy when he/she is ready to go as any delay of more than a few days will incur boarding fees, please do not book holidays around the time your puppy is ready to leave us.

VISITING PUPPIES Visits are only after the puppies have had their 1st vet check and vaccinations at 8 weeks. The health and well being is very important and this is done to protect the puppies at a young age. Please do not ask us to visit before this age.

PLEASE NOTE. Due to Covid-19 we are sorry but we no longer hold our meet and greet weekends, these have been canceled till such time we feel it is safe again. This is for your own safety as well as our own family’s.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Puppies do not leave us till around  8 1/2 to 9 weeks of age, sometimes older all depending on their independent assessments at this time. The price is set at the time of a deposit being paid and may vary within a litter .We always have people on our puppy lists so in many cases puppies wont be on our website until after they are spoken for. So it is best to let us know well in advance what you are hoping to get.

If timing is not right for you, you can go on our contact list and you will be contacted each time we have an expectant litter. Before paying a deposit please make sure that your whole family is already behind you getting a puppy and if you are renting please check this out 1st before committing to getting a pet. With the hundreds of e mails we get for each litter it is sometimes impossible to contact everyone at the same time once puppies are born so it is best to keep watching our web-site for updates.

Also please make sure you ask any questions before putting down a deposit as once deposit paid it is not refundable if you realize one of our puppies are not for you. All the information is on our website about the parents of any puppies so please read this carefully. We welcome questions to try and sort out the right puppy for you and your family.

SIZES Our puppies can come in 3 sizes, fully grown:

Toy (smallest) under 28 cm tall weighting less than 5kgs.

Mini Cavoodle size is over 28 cm to 35 cm, weighting over 5kgs to 8 kgs. (our most common size)

Maxi is over 35 cm to 45 cm and up to 12 kgs.

There is much confusion  about Toy and mini sizes.  One parent being a toy poodle does not guarantee that the puppy you get will be a Toy, in fact most are not toy Cavoodles they are mini Cavoodles and they should be classified by their heights and weights not their parents breeding as all Cavoodles are cross breds. A guide that can be used for small breeds is the following. At 6 weeks of age weigh puppy and double it then double it again to get adult weight.

The colours may change a little from birth photos, some puppies get lighter and some darker, white markings can also change, spots on heads and toes can get smaller as puppy grows, most white chest markings get bigger and more noticeable. We take photos at birth, 4 weeks and 7 weeks.

Puppies are all born short coated and this will grow as puppy gets older and will keep growing throughout their lifetime. Also pigmentation on noses and pads keep changing until puppy is fully grown, so some of our coloured puppies may have pink and black noses as babies but in most cases this is black by adulthood. Depending on who the parents are some puppies will have chocolate noses and green eyes, short or long coats, straight or curly.

No matter what cross your puppy is it is always near impossible to guarantee the coats they will have as adults.

ADOPTION WEEK

Once puppies have had their vet checks at  8 weeks, the remainder of the purchase price is payable.  When paying the final amount if doing online banking please make sure that funds will show in our account before you are due to pick up puppy. We are unable to do phone transfers on pick up day so to save any delays please don’t leave this till the last minute or you may find you will need to wait another day. If you are unable to make adoption day we are happy to hold puppies a few days but any longer than 5 days after the litter is due to left us we may charge for boarding as even one puppy is a lot of work as puppies live inside with us and we would need continue their house training.

On adoption day we will give you the puppies, toy, blanket, vet book, microchip information and a bit of his/her food they have been on. Be prepared for a few unsettled nights with your new baby, sometimes over the 1st few days puppy wont eat that much, dont worry just keep trying different things and they will eat when they are ready. Please be on time for any viewing appointments or your time visiting the puppies may be limited due to any other commitments or appointments we may have on the same day. When doing bank payments please use the reference we give you.

AFTER YOU TAKE PUPPY HOME

Puppy will benefit from a groom at around 5 months old, even if it is just a visit to groomer for a bath and blow-dry.

Always keep an eye on puppy’s bottoms that they are clean and free of matted hair, you may trim here gently yourself. Also keep hair trimmed around eyes to stop the hair getting into them, we will show you how to do this on your visit.

If you are going to crate your puppy do not use the soft crates and they be come very stuffy and hot in a short time. You are best with wire crates, you can find these at the warehouse or K mart.

Don’t forget to register the microchip number into your name, this is done by logging into the web site address on the card we give you when you pick puppy up. The cost is around $15.

Our diet sheet is also on this website so please read it carefully in case you have  questions to ask at your meet and greet.

Please DO NOT  get your puppy vaccinated for Lepto until at least 16 weeks of age. 

Please DO NOT  take your puppy out to meet other dogs or puppies or to any parks or puppy classes until your puppy has had his/her 2nd vaccination plus 10 days. The date of this 2nd vaccination is in the vet book you get along with your puppy. This is very important for the well bring and health of your puppy. If you have visitors with dogs please ask them not to bring their dogs until after this time.

Please do not leave urgent messages by e mail as i dont check my e mails more than a couple times a day.

We have done this page to help everyone have a better understanding about our puppies, mostly they are answers to questions we have been asked and each time we are asked something not covered here i will add it.

****Added information to understand puppy placements. 

One of the last questions asked is how do we choose our puppy. In a perfect litter this is done by date order of deposits paid BUT there are many variants to that. Some want girls or boys and wont chance their minds, that’s fine but if there are not enough to go around they ether take the puppy we have or get transferred to another litter. With so many people on our waiting lists you may find that is not as easy as one thinks and the next available spot may be months away and prices change from litter to litter. Once litter is born we try and accommodate everyone. In a litter that all look the same, we will micro-chip the puppies at 8 weeks and send photos to people in the order we have sorted out to be best.

Next to birthing this is the most stressful time for us as everyone wants pick puppy but its just not possible. If we feel a puppy may not suit your family lifestyle then we will try and find a puppy in the litter better suited, this is hard to do on the day. Some people only want Toys, now this is always a hard one as puppies are normally all born the same size and its not until they start to grow and walk around can we judge what size puppy will be. Same with coats, Cavoodles. F1 or F2 come in all types from short to long but this is also not noticeable until around 6 weeks of age if not longer. So it is very important to understand that there are no guarantees with the sex, size, or coats of puppies when committing to one.

So when we answer your questions we do so the best we can at that time.

Before paying your deposit, please tell us if you have asthmatics in your family, only want a boy/girl, only want a long cavoodle coat or a short coat and we can make notes on puppies files at that time and once born we can start to fit the right puppy to the right family. Those that just want a puppy and dont mind sex, color or coats puppy maybe be or have will always get a puppy in that litter.

One other important thing is pick-up times, with Christmas coming it is very important to know when your puppy is ready to go. As we stay elsewhere a few days late is ok, but we cannot hold puppies longer while you are on holiday over this time. So if the timing does work this please don’t pay a deposit and ask us to board your puppy till you get home. Also flying puppies over Christmas New year can be difficult so please also let us know well in advance if puppy has to fly. We will need to book puppies at the beginning of December to guarantee flights so these will need to be paid for even before your final payment for puppy is due as there are no refunds from Air NZ on tickets.