What to Expect

The Adoption Process & What to Expect

Before The Puppies Are Born

Prompt, courteous, professional responses to all your questions and concerns.
Health Tested Breeding Dogs (Hips and Elbows, CERF, PRA, EIC, DM, and vWD clearance).
Notification that the Dam is in Labor. You will be given the opportunity to watch the delivery.

After The Puppies Have Arrived

You will receive a “Birth Announcement” by email stating that the puppies have been born, the size of the litter, the gender and color of the puppies. It will contain a list of procedures and important dates. You will have access to the Puppy Cam on our website from birth through age 8 weeks. They are born in our bedroom and move into the family room and outdoor play area at 4 weeks. You will receive weekly photo updates by email letting you know what has been happening with their growth and development.

We encourage you to ”Like” our Labradoodle Lane Facebook page. If we take candid photos or videos during the week, this is where we will post them. We will provide a clean, loving environment for your puppies to grow and be healthy. We provide the utmost attention to physical, developmental and social development. The puppies receive lots of socialization with our family, including our children, friends and relatives, and the other dogs in our home. They will be very used to the sights and sounds of a busy household. They will receive an initial introduction to car rides, crate training and litter/potty training. All puppies receive daily (and nightly) love and attention.

Puppy Selection and Pickup

Puppies are taken to the vet at 8 weeks for an exam, health certificates, microchips and vaccinations. Puppies go home the first weekend after they are 8 weeks old. At that time, families begin to select their puppies in the order that deposits were received. Puppies must be picked up in person. We do not ship our puppies.

Per Federal Regulations effective November 2013: Shipping is available only if buyer views puppy at breeder's home, designated location or has a proxy on their behalf see the puppy prior to adoption.

Your Puppy Will Recive The Following

Dewormer at 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks. Vet exam, fecal check, vaccinations, microchip and health certificate at 8 weeks. Two year health guarantee against genetic diseases, as outlined in our contract.

A puppy package, including: notebook with all paperwork, health records, pedigree, training and developmental information; a collar, a transitional toy from the litter, some new toys and chews that we recommend; a three day supply of the food that your puppy has been eating. Lifetime support. We will assist you with re-homing your puppy/dog, should your situation ever change and you are unable to keep your pet.

What We Expect From You

Be on time (with payments, answering our communication, appointments for visits, and puppy pick-ups).

Be realistic. Your puppy is a baby. It will need rules, socialization and training. Puppies jump, nip, chew, wake up during the night and must be house trained. These things all take time and commitment. Make sure you are prepared.

Training. Take your puppy to at least one series of training classes by the age of six months.

Take your puppy for a check-up within 3 days of receiving him/her to make sure he/she is healthy. Take your puppy to the vet for a check-up and vaccinations at the age of 12 weeks and 16 weeks.

Groom your puppy. Your puppy should be brushed well at least three times a week. Daily brushing is best. Your puppy will need to be groomed about every 6 to 8 weeks, depending on how quickly your puppy's hair grows and how long (or short) you like their coat.

Spay or neuter your puppy by 10 months of age. Provide us with proof of spay/neuter (Severe monetary penalty if this is not done).

Provide a high-quality diet, regular exercise, and vet care. Do not allow your Labradoodle to become overweight.

Enjoy your puppy!

Labradoodle Lane Disclaimer

Dates for planned litters are approximate. They are estimates based on their prior history.
They could cycle sooner or later than predicted and Mother Nature is in charge.

Labradoodle Lane reserves the right to use a different stud than planned. There are many reasons and circumstances which may require this.
When a substitution is made, Labradoodle Lane will make every effort to use a stud of similar size and temperament
and who will produce similar colors whenever possible.

Labradoodle Lane has the right to refuse to sell a puppy to anyone for any reason. If we choose not to sell you a puppy, your deposit will be refunded.

Australian Labradoodle Association of America

ALAA Member Breeder 003260-0314 Valid 03/17-03/18

The Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) protects the welfare of the Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle breeds.
The organization promotes responsible dog companionship by cataloging helpful information about the breeds and by offering networking services to breeders and owners.