The simple steps on how to apply for a puppy.
We have a lot of information here I know. So, take your time, look through this page, and learn about how to apply for a Stonegate puppy. We hope this will help you understand the steps you need to take.
If we have answered all of your questions, please fill out the Puppy Application.
Yes, you will be charged $50 application fee to ensure you are serious because we cannot have people who change their minds because they found another breeder, wasting my time as well as other puppy buyers who are serious about wanting a Stonegate puppy.
Not only that, it does cost money to maintain an online form unfortunately. Nothing's free nowadays.
We will speak either through email or a phone call to discuss and see if both of us have questions for one other. This is to ensure we are truly a good match.
If it all works out, we will be sending you an Wave Invoice for an nonrefundable $500 administrative fee, which is applied to the puppy balance, to reserve a spot on our Puppy Waiting List.
This is the hardest part of all. We have to wait for them to come into heat, so we can actually breed them. Then they will be bred. Once bred successfully, it will be another two months until puppies arrive. This is the most nerve wracking time for us at Stonegate Labradoodles. We will fret and hover over our mamas and make sure everything is going smoothly.
Once they are here, we will let you all know, or you will notice us posting newborn puppy photos on Social Media. We can't help, but show our excitement to the world haha. We do love puppies around here! But over the weeks, we will keep posting videos and photos of the babies as they grow!
Once they are six weeks old, we will again get in touch with you all. We will send you all our next steps as well as what days are Puppy Pick Up. We will also set up appointments for you all to come and pick up a puppy at eight weeks old after their first vaccinations and microchips.
They are now eight weeks old. They have been vaccinated and microchipped. At this point, you all will have an appointment and a Puppy Pick Up Day. You will come with the full balance minus the deposit amount and you will be able to take a puppy home that day. You will be of course required to sign a contract.
Our contract has three major things.
We give a 2 years health guarantee for all canine genetic diseases.
It is required that our Stonegate puppies are spayed and neutered. No Breeding Allowed.
Lifetime Return Policy:
Anytime in its lifetime if a puppy cannot be kept for ANY REASON, it is required that it be returned to us, ONLY US, not shelters or rescues. Not surrendered to the vet. Only Stonegate Labradoodles. This is to ensure we do not have a Stonegate puppy sitting on death row due to space. We do not ask questions or judge. We are just here to help.
*NO PUPPY FLIPPING ALLOWED*
When you leave, we will be giving each puppy a toy, a blanket, a bag of food and a collar. This way you can keep them as mementos and give the puppy some comfort from familiar scents.
And that's it! You now own a Stonegate Puppy1
I've noticed certain questions being asked repeatedly. So here's a few.
1. What sizes do we breed?
We breed Standards and Mediums. No Minis.
If you really want a Mini, I suggest you check out Labradoodles of Long Island. I highly recommend them.
2. How big is each size?
Standards are usually 55 pounds and up. Around 20 inches and higher.
Mediums are 30-45 pounds, around 16-18 inches high.
Minis are under 30 pounds and 15 inches or shorter.
3. How do I know that I'm guaranteed to have a puppy?
We keep a short list. For instance, we might have 4 litters we project to have this year, but we will only have enough spots to cover 2, that's it. This way, we can ensure that everyone has a puppy. In case if nature decides to throw a wretch in the works, we still guarantee you a puppy. Just a puppy from the next following litter.
4. Can I pick the color and gender now?
You can, but we do not guarantee that you will get that. We put a huge priority on temperament first. We do take your preferences in consideration. But we also focus on your family needs. For instance, if you have small children, we will prefer to focus on picking the best calmest puppy for your family regardless of your color and gender preference. Not only that, mother nature gets to decide what color and gender gets produced, not us.
5. Do we come at 6 weeks old to pick out our puppy or visit you?
No, we do not allow that due to Parvo and Covid.
We cannot allow Parvo to get on the grounds. Once they are in the ground, it's very hard to get rid of. Unvaccinated puppies are incredibly vulnerable to Parvo.
Covid is also a danger to my family, one has MS and is a high risk for hospitalization. We want to keep it as clean as possible both for puppies and humans.