The Adoption Process & What to Expect

Before the puppies are born.

Cleo Pregnant

Prompt, courteous, professional responses to all your questions and concerns.
Health Tested Breeding Dogs (CERF, PRA, Hips, Knees, Cardiac, Elbows, vWD clearance).
Our Dogs are fed a high-quality, grain-free diet.
Notification that the Dam is in Labor.
You will be given the opportunity to watch the delivery.

After the puppies have arrived.

Cleo and Puppies

You will receive a “Birth Announcement” by email stating that the puppies have been born, the size of the litter, the gender and color of the puppies. You will get a list of procedures and important dates. You will have access to the Puppy Cam on our website from birth through age 4 weeks, when they are moved out of our bedroom into the family room, kitchen, and outdoor play area. You will receive weekly photo updates by email letting you know what has been happening in their growth and development. We encourage you to ”Like” our Labradoodle Lane Facebook page. If we take candid photos or videos during the week, this is where we will post them. We will provide a clean, loving environment for your puppies to grow and be healthy. We provide the utmost attention to physical, developmental and social development. The puppies receive lots of socialization with our family, including our three children, friends and relatives, and the other dogs in our home. They will be very used to the sights and sounds of a busy household. They will receive an initial introduction to car rides, crate training and litter/potty training. All puppies receive daily (and nightly) love and attention.

Puppy selection and delivery.


Puppies are taken to the vet at 8 weeks for an exam, health certificates, microchips and vaccinations. Families begin to select their puppies in the order that deposits were received. Puppies must be picked up in person. We do not ship our puppies.

Per Federal Regulations effective November 2013: Shipping is available only if buyer views puppy at breeder's home, designated location or has a proxy on their behalf see the puppy prior to adoption.

Your puppy will recive the following.

Puppies in Crate

Dewormer at 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks. Parvo shot at 5 weeks. Vet exam, vaccinations and health certificate at 8 weeks. Microchip at 8 weeks. Two year health guarantee against genetic diseases, as outlined in our contract. A puppy package, including: notebook with all paperwork, health records, pedigree, training and developmental information; a collar, a transitional toy from the litter, some new toys and chews that we recommend; a three day supply of the food that your puppy has been eating. Lifetime support. We will assist you with re-homing your puppy/dog, should your situation even change and you are unable to keep your pet.

What we expect from you.

Puppy Family

Be on time (with payments, answering our communication, appointments for visits, and puppy pick-ups).
Be realistic. Your puppy is a baby. It will need rules, socialization and training. Puppies jump, nip, chew, wake up during the night and must be house trained. These things all take time and commitment. Make sure you are prepared.
Training. Take your puppy to at least one series of training classes by the age of six months.
Take your puppy for a check-up within 3 days of receiving him/her to make sure he/she is healthy.
Take your puppy to the vet for a check-up and vaccinations at the age of 12 weeks and 16 weeks.
Groom your puppy. Your puppy should be brushed well at least three times a week. Daily brushing is best. Your puppy will need to be groomed about every 6 to 8 weeks, depending on how quickly your puppy's hair grows and how long (or short) you like their coat.
Spay or neuter your puppy by 10 months of age. Provide us with proof of spay/neuter (Severe monetary penalty if this is not done).
Provide a high-quality diet, regular exercise, and vet care. Do not allow your Labradoodle to become overweight.
Enjoy your puppy!

Australian Labradoodle Association of America

ALAA Member Breeder 003260-0314 Valid 03/17-03/18

The Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) protects the welfare of the Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle breeds. The organization promotes responsible dog companionship by cataloguing helpful information about the breeds and by offering networking services to breeders and owners.