Purchasing a Puppy
Our 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 text us to set up an appointment to go over your application and questions 401-487-4036 Holly or 401-340-8205 John.
Please call for all pricing Questions
We are implementing Pick Of The Litter option for An additional $1000 For all our litters.
Mini & Medium F1b, F2b,& Multi-Generation Golden Doodles $2500-$3000 depending on color
mini, medium and standard F1, F2, F1b & F2b and F3
Tricolor ,Merle, phantom ,Chocolate tricolor, bi color ,& tri parti starting at $2800-$4500 depending on color & rarity
Golden-Mountain Doodles & Australian Mountain Doodles 35-55 Pounds Mini & Medium F1b, F2 and F2b (Pricing starts $2800-$4500
Black & White Chocolate & White, Red/Apricot
Tri Parti Phantom or Tri-Color
Merle & Merle Phantom
***Plus Connecticut state sales tax is required on all purchases 6.35% (This is required by the state)
A spay/neuter contract is mandatory on all of our pups, sold as companion only!!
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, and Zelle. Checks are no accepted on Gotcha day. Deposits are non refundable NO EXCEPTIONS, however you may switch to 1 other litter within 1 year of your received deposit. If you switch gender or to another litter you would start over in deposit line. To send using Venmo use @Holly-Deffley, to send using Zelle or BofA use my cell number 401-487-4036, to send with PayPal use the link on the deposit page.
We send, text pictures of our litters at birth, three weeks of age, six 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. **Gotcha Days are always hosted on Fridays, we start at 10 am and end at 2pm. ** Appointments are 20 minutes. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment you will have to choose by FaceTime, no exceptions.
We also offer puppy virtual training packages please see the blog page for packages and pricing.
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.
What's Included with Your Purchase
Items included upon purchase:
One-year health guarantee 2 year if Nu Vet is continued
UTD vaccinations and deworming
30 Trupanion pet insurance
Puppy toy with litter scent
Sample of NuVet Vitamins
Information puppy folder
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.
Start your puppy with 1/3-1/2 a cup dry food each feeding. We are feeding at 7am breakfast 12 noon snack and 5pm. NuVet vitamins are given in the morning at first crumble over their food. We are feeding Victor hi pro plus 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
Create mat, bed (size you would like) once he/she is potty trained
Victor Hi-Pro active puppies and adult
Dog crate possibly 2
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
Potty training bells
Seresto collar for flea & tick prevention order from chewy.com
harness size small
Nail Clippers & Quik Stop
Shampoo and Conditioner (I love tropiclean)
Linoleum to protect flooring
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
If you are unable to pick your puppy on gotcha day, we can offer boarding for an extra $25.00 per day.
Virtual puppy training program packages, see our Sterling Puparatory Academy website for packages and pricing.
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.