Purchasing a Puppy

Purchasing Process

We believe the key to developing a healthy, rewarding relationship, lies in starting your puppy correctly. This will set the stage for a balanced, lasting relationship and a puppy that can handle transition into his new home and family quickly and easily. We evaluate our puppies’ individual personalities and temperaments, in order to find the best fit our families.

Please read all information below and review our Buyer's Responsibility Agreement and Health Guarantee prior to submitting your puppy application. Once you have submitted your application please call or text us. 

Pricing

Goldendoodles

  • Mini Multi-Generation Golden Doodles, 30-45 lbs - $2400-$2600 color rarity markings

  • F1B & F2 Goldendoodles, 30-45 lbs - $2400-$2600 color rarity markings

Aussiedoodles

  • F1 & F1b Aussidoodles Medium, 35-45 lbs: -$2000 - $2600 (depending on color rarity (Merle)

Bernedoodles

  • Black & White Bi-Color, Chocolate & White, Red &White Standard & Mini/Medium Bernedoodles, 35-65 lbs: $3200-3500

  • Sable Bernedoodles: $3500 - $4000 (depending on color rarity)

  • Tri-Color Bernedoodles: $3500 - $4000 (depending on color rarity)

Golden-Mountain Doodles, 45-65 Pounds

  • Black & White: $3000

  • Chocolate & White, Red/Apricot: $3000

  • Phantom or Tri-Color: $3400 - $3800

A spay/neuter contract is mandatory on all of our pups.

Deposit Terms

Once your application has been approved you can then place your deposit. Deposits are $500.00. A deposit is required to reserve a pup.

Deposits and balances can be paid by cash, Venmo, Bank of America Mobil transfer. Checks are no accepted on Gotcha day. Deposits are non refundable NO EXCEPTIONS, however you may switch to another litter within 1 year of your received deposit.  If you switch gender or to another litter you would start over in line. If you have deposited for a pup and for whatever reason you change your mind after the puppy is 5 weeks of age your deposit is no longer transferrable. 

 

We post, or send pictures of our litters at birth, three weeks of age, five weeks, and seven weeks. Then it is Gotcha Day. Puppies are chosen in the order received in person on Gotcha day. If you are unable to pick your puppy on gotcha day, i do allow a 2 day grace period anything longer we can offer boarding for an extra $25.00 per day. 

 

Puppy boot camp is also available for an additional cost of $650.00 per week. Puppy Boot Camp does include a training crate and other training materials. Call me with any questions.

We reserve the right to withhold up to two puppies for our breeding program. We reserve the right to refuse to sell a puppy when circumstances indicate it is not in the best interest of the puppy.

 

Our puppies are all health checked before they go home for worms, coccidia, and giardia. Even though we test, we ask that you also have your pup tested as soon as you can make your first vet appointment. Some of these things are not always in every poop.​ 

What's Included with Your Purchase

Items included upon purchase:

  • One-year health guarantee 2 year if Nu Vet is continued

  •  Puppy folder with medical records and paperwork

  • UTD vaccinations and deworming

  • Microchipped

  • Dewclaws removed

  • Puppy toy with litter scent and cow hoove or bully stick

  • Sample of NuVet Vitamins

  • Information folder

  • Breeder support

Gotcha Day

PLACEMENT

As a breeder I spend a lot of time with the puppies getting to know their personalities. Puppy temperament testing helps me choose the best puppy for the right person or family. I understand that each family is looking for something special and different in a puppy. I plan my litters in advance by talking to each family with their goals in mind. Once I know what you are looking for in a puppy, I can give you information on which puppy might suit your needs.​

GOTCHA DAY PICKUP

We keep our puppies for 8-9 weeks so that the puppy will have their first vaccinations and a healthy mentality to be the perfect family pet, leaving the litter and mom to early does not give your puppy stability and sound thinking. On Gotcha Day all families will have an appointment to come see the mom (and sometimes dad). We go over all paperwork and medical records. I will give each family their time slot a week prior, if you cannot make your appointment you will have to choose by picture or FaceTime. Please be on time for your appointment, not early you will have to wait until your scheduled time. If you are late you may have to loose time if there is an appointment immediately following.

WHAT TO BRING

I recommend you bring a puppy blanket, paper towels, and something to put the puppy in, a basket etc. They usually want to be held, thus a crate is not necessary unless traveling alone. If you are planning to make a stop make sure you bring your leash and harness. Do not worry about food, treats or water until you get home.

NOTE: We reserve the right to withhold any puppy for our breeding program. We reserve the right to refuse to sell a puppy when circumstances indicate it is not in the best interest of the puppy.

Feeding Instructions

Start your puppy with 1/3-1/2 a cup dry food each feeding. We are feeding at 7am and 5pm. NuVet vitamins are given in the morning at first crumble over their food.  We are feeding Purina Pro Plan Focus Lamb and Rice Puppy, we order from Chewy.com. If your puppy eats it all and is looking for more all move up to 1/4 a cup each feeding. Continue to gradually go up on their food amount. At three months they should be eating 1 cup each feeding. Give fresh water through the day start out with 4oz every 3-4 hours. Gradually go up as they get older. By eight months of age you will be able to let you puppy graze as they wish with both food and water. If puppy is not eating have a can of puppy wet food to mix in with dry food.

Bringing Your Puppy Home

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  • Create mat, bed (size you would like) once he/she is potty trained

  • Purina Pro Plan Focus Lamb & Rice Puppy

  • Dog crate possibly 2

  • Puppy gate

  • x-pen, possibly 2 (one for inside and outside)

  • Nu Vet Vitamins ( I will give samples and information to order on Gotcha day)

  • Puppy treats (Wellness well bites or anything small and soft to break up)

  • Water and Food Dishes 

  • martingale collar for walking after 4 months of age

  • Steel Comb & brush

  • Puppy blankets and towels

  • Collar

  • Name tag

  • Seresto collar for flea & tick prevention order from chewy.com

  • leash

  • harness size small

  • Nail Clippers & Quik Stop

  • Shampoo and Conditioner (I love tropiclean)

  • Linoleum to protect flooring

  • Poo scooper

  • Pet insurance

  • Don’t forget to find a fantastic Vet and an experienced Doodle groomer

  • Lots of Love and Patience!!



RECOMMENDED / Required READING

1. The Other End OF The Leash

By Patricia McConnell

2. Cesar's Way

By Cesar Milan

3. How to Raise The Perfect Dog

By Cesar Milan

Additional Services

If you are unable to pick your puppy on gotcha day, we can offer boarding for an extra $25.00 per day. 

 

Puppy Boot Camp is also available for an additional cost of $650.00 per week. Puppy Boot Camp does include a large crate and other training materials. Call me with any questions.

Visitor Policy

Sterling Brook Doodles is dedicated to raising the healthiest  puppy possible for your family. For this reason, we have necessary policies in place for visitors.  Parvo is an opportunistic and fatal disease that can infect a puppy in a matter of 24 hours. It is shed by infected dogs and can live for months on hard surfaces and grass. It is not a disease that affects humans therefore it would be difficult to know whether a member of our visiting families was a carrier. There are also many other virus that are very dangerous to our mommas and babies. This is simply a risk we will not take with your puppy-to-be.

For this reason we will not allow any visitors who do not have vested interest in the litter. Also puppies need to be vaccinated and health certified prior. We extend visitation privileges  to families who are picking up their puppy on Gotcha Day. Thank you for your understanding. 

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