How Things Work!
How To Reserve A Puppy:
The first step is to fill out a puppy application. After your puppy application is approved, we will add your name to our general in line reservation/wait list which is compiled according to the size of the puppy your wanting. We will then contact you once puppies are expected (or pregnancy is confirmed) and ask if that litter works for you in regards to color, size, and the take home date. At that time, you will need to send a non-refundable deposit to hold your spot on the reservation list. If the anticipated take home date does not work for you, we will move your name forward to another litter.
The second step is to send in a deposit and complete the E-sign guarantee and contract (which is required to be completed at the time of the deposit). Please do not submit a deposit without checking with us first. We cannot accept deposits on wait-lists that are already full and you will lose the 3.5% service fee when we refund your money. Puppy deposits can be made by using PayPal $258.00 (preferred method), using our email address BeyondBlissDoodles@gmail.com or by sending a personal check for $250.00 to Beyond Bliss Doodles, PO Box 391, Evans Mills, NY 13637. The non-refundable deposit/reservation fee of $250 will be applied towards the total price of your puppy.
The deposit/reservation fee is NOT refundable if there is a puppy available and the buyer changes their mind or for any other reason at any other time. When it's time to select your puppy, if you do not find a suitable puppy, your deposit can only be moved forward to another litter in our next available opening on the in-line reservation list. Once the puppies are born, if the gender you chose is available, your choice of gender cannot be changed, unless one is available after the reservation list is fulfilled. If the gender that you prefer is not available, you will have the option of choosing the other gender or moving your deposit forward to the next available litter opening. If there are not enough puppies born in the litter list that your name is on, you'll have the option of moving your deposit forward to the next available litter/opening or receiving you deposit back. The buyer has the right to contact the breeder PRIOR to the birth of the puppies, to change their choice of gender. Should the sale be terminated by the Breeder, your deposit/reservation fee will be returned to you.
Mother Nature is ultimately in charge, so we can never guarantee due date, number of puppies or genders but we can give you our best guess on estimated due date, go home times, colors and litter size. However, we generally cannot tell you in advance specifically which girl will be the mom as Mother Nature oversees exactly which girls go into heat and when they go into heat. The only thing you can count on with the timing on heat cycles is that you can't count on the timing on heat cycles!
How Puppies Are Selected:
We don't pick out your puppy 'for you' or allocate a puppy for you......Instead, in order to assure the best possible match between our puppies and their families, we approach puppy selection process by making it a JOINT effort, that INCLUDES our puppy families in the decision making. By monitoring and evaluating them every day, we see traits that would place them in the most appropriate home. We offer suggestions based on the preferences you are seeking in a puppy (personality, size, color, coat texture etc.), as well as what you tell us about your family, in order to help you make an informed decision. We as breeders know our puppies and our breed the best, so we feel it's important for us to work WITH families to choose the best puppy, rather than let a family choose based solely on emotions, ... like "this puppy likes me" (because they all like everyone, they're puppies and this is a happy breed!), or "that's the quiet one" (they are all quiet sometimes and they all get the 'puppy crazies' at other times!!). Or ....."I want the puppy to pick me" or "I want to pick the puppy that I feel a bond with" (the bonding process occurs with any puppy once he or she enters your home). Goldendoodles are such loyal, kind and loving dogs. They get along with all people and pets.
After the puppies are born, you will get newborn pictures and notification of the selection order, (based on the order of the applications/deposits received and gender you selected on your application), as well as the go home date for the puppies. If the gender that you prefer is not available, you will have the option of choosing the other gender or moving your deposit forward to the next available litter opening. If there are not enough puppies born in the litter list that your name is on, you'll have the option of moving your deposit forward to the next available litter/opening or receiving you deposit back.
Per our vets orders, in order to protect our puppies, we are not able to allow visitors to view or interact with our puppies before they have been vaccinated and are ready to go home. In lieu of this, families receive newborn puppy pictures as well as new pictures and updates of the puppies progress at 2, 4 and 6 weeks of age so you can follow them as they grow as well as answers to any questions you my have along the way. (Once they are 2 weeks old, each puppy will all be assigned a colored collar that they will wear until they go home so that you can easily identify them). Puppies cannot go home until 8 weeks of age. You must not visit another breeder, canine care facility, pet store or shelter on the same day that you come.
When the puppies are around 6-7 weeks old and we have had the opportunity to assess temperaments, sizes, coat types and individual personalities (we know our puppies better than anyone does!), we call each family on the reservation list in the order of applications/deposits received by gender, and answer any questions you may have in order to help you make the best choice in selecting the puppy that best fits your families needs and preferences. We ask that you choose your puppy at that time (when we call you). Once your selection is made, we will call the next family in line and so on. If we don't hear back from you or cannot reach you for your decision within 24 hours, we will be happy to pick your puppy for you based on what we feel best meets your families needs and preferences. If you commit to a litter and change your mind on a puppy from that litter, you can move your deposit forward to the next available opening on our in line reservation list. Puppies go home at eight weeks of age.
We reserve the right to first pick from any litter and the right to refuse sale should we feel we are not able to meet the buyers needs or that buyer is not a good fit for one of our puppies. Should the sale be terminated by the Breeder, your deposit/reservation fee will be returned to you.
Our Health Guarantee:
Our puppies come with our exceptional two year genetic health guarantee. Should the puppy develop a condition that our parents are tested for, that is diagnosed and proven to be genetic and not acquired, and is shown by your veterinarian (and our vet confirms at buyer’s expense) to have a parental-tested genetic defect that significantly compromises the dog's life as a companion dog and requires surgery, we will reimburse up to the purchase price of the puppy. The Buyer does NOT have to return the puppy to the Breeder. Should the dog be found to have Hip or Elbow Dysplasia before 24 months of age, Buyer must provide Seller with proof in the form of documentation from OFA. Expenses pertaining to testing, treatment and exams to confirm a diagnosis are the responsibility of the Buyer.
Spay & Neuter Policy:
Our puppies are sold on a STRICT spay/ neuter contract, meaning that you do not have permission to breed one of our dogs. Your puppy must be spayed or neutered before 8 months of age and proof (a copy of the certificate from your vet) MUST be sent to us. NO EXCEPTIONS.
In order to break up the trip, most families travel to our area (and stay overnight in a hotel) the day or evening before the puppies go home date. They then pick up their new puppy the next morning and travel back home.
We sometimes get asked “Why don’t you allow people to come and visit?” This is not surprising given the number of ‘what to do when buying a puppy’ websites that advocate for visiting the breeder and meeting the puppy's parents first. The problem with these sites is that their priority is the buyer and not the health and safety of the puppies or the breeders. Per our Vets orders (whose directive we work under), in order keep our puppies (and your puppy) safe, we cannot allow visits before puppies have had their first vaccinations and are around 8 weeks old. Please remember that our pups are home raised – in rooms in our house. This means you can’t come visit without also ‘visiting’ our pups and their Mom and our other dogs.
Safety of the Pups:
- Pups immune systems are very immature. Many unsuspecting visitors have brought disease (parvovirus, distemper, etc.) with them when visiting pups, the result of which is the death of the entire litter. I personally know several breeders that have lost entire litters to parvovirus brought in by visitors.
- Stressed out Moms create stressed out pups. A new mother is emotionally charged and in hyper protective mode. When a stranger comes to visit, Mom becomes stressed causing her body create cortisol, which goes into the milk. The puppies consume this cortisol rich milk and become stressed themselves. Panicked Moms can hurt pups. Many Moms have unintentionally stepped on or crushed a puppy in their urgency to get out of the whelping box to assess the threat.
- I don’t ‘own’ the puppies. All the puppies are sold and belong to other families, I am simply the guardian. As such, I am entrusted with the care of the puppies for the first critical weeks of their lives. If one of the pups was yours, I’m certain you would expect me to do the same for your puppy too.
- People that email me are strangers. I don’t know anything about them other than the fact they emailed me with basic information about themselves and their family.
- Some people think visiting pups is a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We have family activities, responsibilities and commitments. Inviting strangers into our home interferes with all of that.
- Raising puppies and dogs is a very demanding 24/7 job. Every minute spent with visitors is time not spent working with and caring for your puppy or enjoying and caring for our own dogs.
We thank you for your understanding that we will not ever jeopardize the health and safety of our puppies and we hope you see this as a positive quality of a reputable breeder.
Please read our testimonials or contact our vet to learn more about how our puppies are raised.
Are you able to ship puppies?
Shipping: YES we CAN ship your puppy to you!! If your puppy is being shipped, the balance due on your puppy (including the flight costs), MUST be paid for in full BEFORE the puppies reach 4 weeks of age. Payment can be made by sending a personal check, money order or a certified bank check only. If your puppy is NOT being shipped, payment in full is due at the time of puppy pickup.
There are 2 shipping options- The first option is shipping your puppy to you on a flight. The cost to ship a puppy to you is $495 (payment for the balance due on your puppy and the shipping costs are due by the time the puppy reaches 6 weeks of age). OR-- You can fly into Syracuse and meet us at the airport, pick up your puppy and your puppy can fly home with you in cabin as carry on. There is an additional fee of $100.00 if we meet you in Syracuse.
We have puppies living in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Virginia, Rhode Island, Iowa, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Alabama, Canada
Can you keep my puppy beyond the go home date?
If we have available space in our puppy room (and are not boarding other puppies at the same time), we would able to keep your puppy for 2-3 days beyond the scheduled go home date. There is a boarding fee of $30.00 per day. The optimal time for puppies to be placed with their new families is around 8 weeks of age in order to create a socially self-confident, well-behaved puppy that is strongly bonded to you. Therefore, there is a 2-3 day limit on boarding.