Puppy Adoption FAQ
Adopting a puppy from Big Oak
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Before adopting a puppy please spend some time and get as much
information as possible,
it is a big commitment, and raising a puppy requires lots of time and
Are Located in
in the Small Town of Yamhill
We Raise Medium - Standard
F-1 or F-1b Goldendoodles $1775.00 to $1975.00
Our Medium sized
Goldendoodles as adults will usually be 35-45 lb for females and
45-55 lb for males.
Our Standard F-1 and F-1b Goldendoodles will average 35-60 lb as
How do I reserve a puppy?
A $250 deposit is required to reserve a puppy from a current
litter. Deposits are non-refundable.
We take deposits only through
We only take deposits for puppies after they are born, so please
contact us before making a deposit
To make a deposit go into
PayPal and pay to my email address
Please be sure to put your name in the notes, with your
PayPal payment, and whether
you're reserving a male or a female. Especially if your using someone else's
Note: If final payment is
less than 3 weeks in advance we only take Postal
What happens once I have reserved a puppy
with a deposit?
All deposited family's will have
the option of coming to pick out their own puppy here, at
our ranch, when the litter is between 6-7 weeks old. We
typically do this on a Saturday or Sunday. If you live a distance
away, or cannot come here during the allotted time, to pick your
puppy, then we are glad to help you pick using pictures, and
talking about temperaments and personality through email, or by phone. We do this
a lot and we don't mind it at all.
When puppies are between 8-9 weeks old, and
after they have had their 2nd shots, we will then schedule an
appointment for you to pick your puppy up. I will go over
everything, and you will be given your supplies and shot record. If
I am shipping your puppy, or meeting you, then we will have that all
figured out ahead of time.
What will I receive with my puppy?
All puppies include the following:
Health record including all shots and worming information
Sample of the food puppy is used to eating.
Crate and Health certificate from Vet if shipping
Written Health Warranty & Bill of Sale
Is shipping an option?
Many people ask if it is safe to
ship a puppy. They think animals are drugged, put in a box, and
treated like a mail order item. If this were how animals are shipped
we would never ship our puppies!! After 15 years of shipping
puppies all over the US we have never had any problem other than
normal flight delays. Alaska Airlines
and United Airlines are the best pet shippers by far. The one-way
pet ticket costs have increased in the past few years. Both Alaska
and United Airlines use climate controlled vans to transport pets
from the cargo dept. to the airplane, where they are placed in climate
controlled cargo compartment of the airplane that is very much like
the cabin of the airplane without the seats and windows. Puppies are
never drugged. They are shipped in
a safe crate in which they can easily see out the sides and front, with
food, water, and a blanket.
Extra food is taped to the side
of the crate in the event of an unexpected layover/delay. Shipping pups
takes a lot of time and planning. Pups must be taken to the vet just
before shipping to get a shipping health certificate.
We also spend
several days getting the puppy used to their shipping crate. We use
crates that are bigger than the airlines require for the size of the
puppy. This gives added comfort on shipping day and also provides you,
in most cases, with a crate that can be used for a few months after
you receive your puppy. We can ship puppies within the
continental US. The charge for this service is $295 - $350, which includes the vet-health certificate, and shipping crate.
Sometimes we can offer a discount
on shipping depending on the ticket price and if we are going to the
airport to ship another puppy the same day. The airport is a 3 hr
round trip drive for us so we combine puppy travel whenever possible.
Can I pick up my puppy?
Yes we allow the puppies that will be picked up here to leave after
they have had their second round of puppy shots, which is about 8 1/2
or 9 weeks.
Do you allow the general public to
visit and handle your puppies?
No, we are very serious about protecting our puppies, only those who
have a deposit and a vested interest in our pups are allowed to come
and visit. While we do understand the interest in this breed and why
many great families want to just come and visit and hold one, a lot of
times people will go from place to place viewing and playing with
puppies. What they do not realize is that they will be exposing our
pups to whatever germs were at the last several places they visited.
Do you have a health warranty?
Yes, all puppies come with a 72 hr health warranty that gives you time
to take the puppy to your vet and have a full check up to make sure
you are completely satisfied with your purchase. If you are not
completely satisfied the puppy must be returned to us ASAP for a full
purchase price refund. Any shipping charges are non-refundable. In
addition a 2 year health warranty that covers certain genetic defects is