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Selecting the Perfect Puppy for Your Family

The Fantasy

Excited for a new addition to the family, they set out to find the perfect Golden Doodle. After visiting several breeders, the children were surrounded by cute fluffy pups. Suddenly, one special puppy separated from the rest and licked their daughter's face. They knew instantly, this was the one. Hearts full of love, they agreed on a name and lived happily ever after...

The Reality

Welcome to the year 2024! As we all learned from the world having to navigate through the recent pandemic, we have to be vigilant about transmissible viruses with dogs as well. Parvo virus is a considerable risk for young pups, as well as other diseases passed to them by other dogs. We take extra precautions to ensure the safety of our puppies. Our pups are born and raised in our home, and receive personalized care and attention from us. We understand the importance of finding the perfect companion for your family, which is why we offer virtual meetings and consultations to help you choose the right puppy from the comfort of your home while they are under 4 weeks old.

So What Do We Do?

At South Paw Doodles we want to make the process of selecting and adopting your Doodle pup as simple as possible. We want you to be happy, and to recommend us in the future. The first step is to fill out the Adoption Application. We will review your Application, and if we see that you are a good fit for our puppies we will schedule an appointment by phone to discuss your needs, and what you are looking for in a dog. This will help us match you up with the right puppy. If you are serious about reserving a puppy, then we will accept a non-refundable $200 deposit to add you to our litter list. Our list has 8 slots. More will be added if the litter is larger than 8. If the litter is smaller, say there are 6 pups, then the last two people added to the list will receive a refund of their deposit. The x-ray will tell us how many to expect, but sometimes x-rays are not 100% accurate. (Keep in mind, we are a Doodle Boutique... we have one litter a year, not a constant rotation of litters. There are no other lists to switch you to.) If later someone further up the list drops out for whatever reason, then those that were dropped from the list because of litter size will be immediately contacted and given the option to be put back on the list. 

The Puppies Are Here! Which One Is Yours?

Pup Personality Assessments

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, we have implemented technology to keep our clients involved in the process even if our client lives as far away as California or Maine! We will not live stream the birth of the litter, as it could take up to 24 hours and we need to focus on the delivery and care of the puppies. However, we will be posting photos and videos regularly on Social Media such as Facebook, and clients on the list are welcome to contact us with any questions via text, calling or on our Facebook page.


Around 6 weeks of age, we will perform personality assessments on each individual pup. This will help us match them with families based on their unique personalities and the needs of the client. As the puppies are raised in our home and become part of our family for 8 weeks, we believe that our assistance in selecting the right puppy is the best way to ensure a happy and lasting relationship between the new owner and their furry friend.

How We Handle Visits

At South Paw Doodles, we understand the importance of meeting your new puppy and building a strong bond from the very beginning. That's why we offer a "meet your puppy" weekend exclusively for our clients during weeks 5-6 of the puppies' development. This is an appointment-only event to ensure the safety and privacy of our clients and puppies. We also take extra precautions to protect the puppies from any illnesses they may be susceptible to at their young age, such as Parvo. For clients who are unable to attend in person due to distance, we offer the option to schedule a FaceTime session to meet their puppy virtually. Our goal is to provide a personalized and convenient experience for every client, regardless of their location.

"I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons!" - Will Rogers

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