DoodlePup Shire

Puppy Selection Process‚Äč



After you have done your research on the breed that is right for you, and all of the work that is involved in raising a puppy and you are ready to make that lifetime commitment, we ask that you first contact us to speak about availability and upcoming litters and wait time. We do not sell puppies on a trial basis, only to forever homes. 


 We do not like to have a lengthy list of pre birth deposits and if we do not have any litters confirmed then you will be placed on a contact list (no deposit required to be on our contact/update list) 



Deposit

Once we have a litter born, we will accept a $300 deposit (please note that these deposits are non refundable but are transferable to future litters) deposits can be sent via PayPal or e-transfer.  Your order of selection will be based on the order of the deposits received. At this time we are only accepting pre birth and pre selection deposits from families who are flexible with colour and sex.  We cannot guarantee litter colour or sex of the puppies that will be born. 


Previous deposit holders (families who have passed 1-2 times on previous litters) will be contacted at this time and offered first selections of the litter (in order of deposits received) before we start to take more deposits. We try to avoid having a long list, so please only submit a deposit if the timing of a litter is right for you. We try our best to give families an idea of what colour is expected from an anticipated litter.


We will keep deposit holders in order of deposit received. If a family needs to 'pass' on a litter, then we will do our best to inform the family of the selection order that they will have for our next available litter. We only allow families to 'pass' on a litter 2 times and keep their priority spot. After the second time passing on a litter we will then ask that the family contact us when the timing is right for them and we will get them back onto a list. 


Please note: We always reserve the right to have 1st selection of any litter that is born. We also reserve the right to refuse any sale of any puppy that we deem necessary.


Week 1-5
Once a litter is born we will be updating our website to announce the litter, and will be doing group photos for weeks 1 and again at week 3-4.  No puppies will be chosen at this time.  We understand that you will be very excited, but we have decided to wait until around 6 weeks old to start the puppy selection process so we have a better idea of colour, temperament and coat type for each puppy. We will upload any update photos onto our website and no families will be contacted at this time. We appreciate your patience! 


 Around 6 Weeks Old
We will contact families and be sending individual photos of the available puppies at that time and pricing of each puppy.  Families will be contacted in order of the deposit list.  You may choose from our current litter or pass to the next litter.  Once a family has their selection narrowed down or chosen a puppy via photos, we will send a video of your puppy or puppies to aid in the selection (Please note that we will need you to choose your puppy within 12-24 hours once it is your turn) Half of the total purchase price of the puppy is required once you have selected your puppy, your $300 deposit counts towards this amount. 


7 Weeks Old

 Update of you baby will be sent on week 7


8-9 Weeks Old
Pickup or delivery of your baby will be between 8-9 Weeks.
Final balance is due at this time.  If paying with e-transfer for final balance, it must be sent at least 24 hours in advance, and received and processed before the puppy can go home.  If the puppy is being shipped via westjet, we will book the flight 5 days in advance and full payment is due at that time. 





If placing a deposit on a puppy, please be sure to check your schedule to be sure you can bring your puppy home when it is ready to go.  8-9 week old puppies require a lot of individual attention and training.  If you cannot bring your puppy home when it is ready to go, please pass to the next litter. Boarding fees will be charged past 9 weeks old. Please visit our 'Puppy Imprinting' Tab for a boarding/training option.