Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much do your pups cost?
A:   Our Pups are offered for $1800-$2800 (including HST) depending on coat-type and colour, and
    go home to you already microchipped, dewormed, first set of vaccines and DNA coat testing for
    our F1b pups.  Find out the details on our
Pricing / Adoption Process page.

 

Q. What deposit do you require and are your deposits refundable?
A:  We require a $250.00 deposit to hold a puppy.  Picking order is given in the order we receive deposits!  Deposits are
  required to reserve a spot on a reservation list and is to be in the form of E- transfer.  

  The deposit is not refundable.  Please be aware of this. Our time spent with you in communication, handling your         
  requests and holding a reservation for you is what your deposit will be paying for should you choose to do something
  else.  We do accept moving your deposit to a subsequent litter should something turn up that the timing is not suitable
  for you to adopt a puppy at the time.

  If a mother has a false pregnancy, or if there are more reservations than puppies, we automatically reimburse your deposit
unless you wish to wait for the next litter or transfer to a different litter.


Q. What method of payment do you accept?
A:   We accept E-transfer or cash for payment.


Q.  When is the final payment due?
A.  The final payment is required in full by the time puppies are eight weeks of age.


Q.  When can we come visit the pups?
A.    Arrangements can be made to visit the litter of puppies you are getting a puppy from, after we have received
the DNA coat results and the puppies have had their vet check and first vaccination.  


Q.  How is puppy selection done?
A. Picking order is given in the order we receive deposits.  We will set up an appt for you to visit, for when the puppies are
between 3 and 6 weeks of age.  You will choose from the remaining puppies that are left after the parties ahead of you have
chosen.  This can be done by phone and by photo if you are not able to visit in person.


Q.   We want a caramel pup, what happens if there is not one in the litter?  
A. When you fill out our application for a Doodle Sweethearts puppy, we do ask you to give a 1st, 2nd and 3rd pick.  The
more open you are to colours and gender, the more options there will be for you.  However, if there is not a suitable choice
left for you, we will gladly move your name to another list.  Your name will go to the bottom of that list though, wherever
that list happens to be at.

Q.   What health testing is done on the parents?
A. We test hips, elbows, thyroid, heart, eyes and relevant DNA genetic diseases. Health testing will not guarantee the health
of your dog, but it will increase the likelihood you won't have issues. We provide a 2 year health warranty against life
threatening genetic conditions.  

Q.  What do you feed your pups and Mommas?
A. We feed our pups and Mommas TLC dog & puppy food.  We do recommend feeding your puppy / dog a high quality dog
food, such as TLC Puppy/ Dog Food.  We are convinced that this will make a difference in the overall health / development
of your puppy!  As a matter of fact, we are that convinced, that we will extend the 2 year health guarantee to a 3 year health
guarantee, if you exclusively feed TLC Pet Food to your puppy / dog that entire time!!!  


Q.  What is provided with a Doodle Sweethearts puppy?
A.    When you come to pick up your puppy it will have:
  • dewormed 3 times
  • vet checked
  • 1st vaccinations
  • microchipped
  • puppy's health record
  • 15lb bag of the TLC puppy food.
  • spay/neuter contract
  • 2 year written health guarantee against life-threatening genetic defects. (This includes things like the
       hips, eyes, heart, etc.  This does not include teeth as this is considered cosmetic.)  
       See
Health Guarantee & Spay/Neuter Contract  here.  


Q. May we bring our dog or cat to meet the parents / puppies before we commit to a  
 deposit for a Doodle Sweethearts puppy?
A.  Unfortunately we do not allow other dogs / cats / pets to visit our facility.  Since we have young puppies (that are waiting
   until 7 weeks of age to be vaccinated) we do not want to put them at risk!  Thank you for your understanding.


Q.  Do you spay / neuter and do you remove dew-claws on your puppies?
A.  No, we do none of these.  Doodle Sweethearts (and our vet) recommends waiting to neuter / spay until the
puppies are at least 16 weeks of age and are completely vaccinated.  We do have a spay/neuter (non
breeding) contract to sign.  This requires you to have your puppy spayed/neutered by the time your puppy is 8
months of age and sending a signed document (by a licensed vet) to us by the time your puppy is 10 months of
age.  See Health Guarantee & Spay/Neuter Contract


Q.  Do these dogs shed and if so how much?
A.  These dogs are considered a low to non-shedding dog. There are always a few puppies in every F1b litter that may shed a
wee bit.  We do coat test our puppies using a cheek swab and sending to
Paw Print Genetics, so that we know which puppies
these are.  See our
Labradoodle Coats & DNA Testing page for more details about coat types.



Q.   What are your visiting hours?
A. Visiting hours are by appointment only.  We are not available on Sundays.  We set Sundays aside for family
and worship.  Saturdays and evenings usually work well for us, especially for choosing your puppy, since this
usually takes some time, but we can make other arrangements if necessary.


Q.  Where are you located?
A. We are located near Listowel, ON.  We are 10 min east of Listowel, just off of highway 86.  We are just 30
min west of Kitchener-Waterloo and about 1  1/2 hours from Toronto Pearson Airport.


Q. How does the Doodle Sweethearts adoption process work?
A. Please see Adoption Process page.



Q.  What should we buy for our new puppy?
A. You should buy a nice sized crate, a collar and leash, and a bed for him to sleep on and claim as "his spot"   
in the house. You should also purchase a quality whole life, all natural pet food. We feed and highly
recommend TLC Natural Life Pet Food for our puppies and mommas.  See
Food & Nutrition link.



Q. Will we be able to see the parents when we come to see the puppies?
A. Both mom and dad are available to see but will not be out with the puppies.
FAQ's
?  How much do your pups cost?

?  What deposit do you require and are your deposits refundable?

?  What method of payment do you accept?

?  When is the final payment due?

?  Can we come visit the pups?

?  How is puppy selection done?

?  We want a caramel pup, what happens if there is not one in the litter?

?  What health testing is done on the parents?

?  What do you feed your pups and Mommas?

?  What is provided with a Doodle Sweethearts puppy?

?  May we bring our dog or cat to meet the parents / puppies before we
commit to a deposit for a Doodle Sweethearts
 puppy?

?  Do you spay / neuter and do you remove dewclaws on your puppies?

?  When do you allow people to come meet the puppies?

?  Do these dogs shed and if so how much?

?  What are your visiting hours?

?  Where are you located?

?  How does the Doodle Sweethearts adoption process work?

?  What should we buy for our new puppy?

?  Will we be able to see the parents when we come to see the puppies?
OUR MOST ASKED QUESTIONS!