Essential Information

How do I reserve a puppy?

To reserve a puppy we ask that you fill out a puppy application first. We will contact you about our reservation list and how to place a reservation on a litter. There is a $400 reservation fee which will be applied to the puppy price. The fee is nonrefundable so please make a well thought out decision.
However, it is definitely transferable to another litter.

How do you raise your dogs and puppies?

Our dogs are integral members of our lives. We nurture them and love them as cherished members of our family! They are not raised in kennels. They regularly visit their veterinarian, undergo genetic testing, and are showered with abundant affection. Typically, we raise only one (or two) litters at a time, right in the heart of our home. We begin showering them with love from the moment they are born! They are accustomed to the sights and sounds of our family and the daily activities of our household. We employ ENS (Early Neurological Stimulation) and follow Puppy Culture protocols to enhance their upbringing.

Do your puppies come with any kind of guarantee?

We offer 30 days of FREE Health Insurance through Trupanion that you need to start up when you pick
up your puppy. You do NOT need to use a credit card for this at all. It is free.
We also offer a 2 year, testable genetic health guarantee that is in your puppy contract. We do not guarantee against common puppy ailments or accidents (such as foreign object ingestion, parasites or worms) that may happen after they leave our care.

Visit your Puppy

We delight in sharing our dogs and puppies with you! It brings immense joy! However, we must prioritize their well-being and that of our family’s. As they are still young and haven’t received vaccinations, their health is a primary concern. Get in touch with Donna’s Doodlebugs to arrange a video chat/Facetime session, exchange pictures, videos or a time to see your beautiful puppy.

Do I get updates on my doodlebug?

We enjoy taking pictures and videos of them so much! Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. Also, if you would like an individual update or picture, please feel free to contact us through text
or messages at any time. I’ll happily oblige!

When do I get to choose my puppy?

Families choose their puppy in order of when deposits were received. When the doodlebugs are between 5 and 6 weeks old (sometimes varies) we will have puppy picking!!! This is always a fun and exciting time! You will have the opportunity to schedule a visit with the puppies
either via Facetime, or in person (with safety precautions in place of course to keep all the puppy’s health a priority).

When is the final balance due?

The balance for your purchased puppies is due when they reach approximately 8 weeks old. If your puppy needs to stay longer, a boarding fee will be required, which will need to be added to the purchase price for the extended stay.

How can I get prepared for welcoming home my new doodlebug?
  • Schedule vet visits for a checkup, and for when they are approximately 10 and 13 weeks old, for their second and third round of vaccinations and check-ups. If you’re local, we would highly recommend our vet, just ask us. He is super with our doodles.
  • Prepare your home for your new puppy by puppy-proofing. Decide on where the crate will go and how you will house-train your baby. I recommend looking into joining Baxter & Bella Online Puppy Training to help with this, especially if you have children at home. It helps everyone to be on the same page about how to train. For one very reasonable fee it is a lifetime of support.
  • Order online the PawTree puppy food your baby is being weaned on, to have it when your doodlebug comes home. This will help avoid digestive challenges.
  • If you haven’t yet, start deciding on a name.
What does the puppy come home with?

– Puppy Contract

– Vet records from their thorough check up, de-worming, and first round of vaccinations

Mention you saw this ad and receive a FREE Snuggle Puppy on pick-up day! The Snuggle Puppy recreates the intimacy of their Mom and litter-mates, with physical warmth and a real-feel heartbeat. The result is a calmer, more peaceful pet-one that feels less loneliness, fear, and separation anxiety.

– 30 days of FREE pet health insurance through TRUPANION. Please remember to activate this immediately to be valid.
– Treats/samples
– Informative literature
– Scent “blanket” with Moms and litter-mates scent on it.
– Puppy collar