Bringing Home Your Golden Doodle
Bringing Home Your Golden Doodle
Be prepared and know what to expect when you bring home your Golden Doodle.
Because nobody likes suprises.
Making the decision to safely bring home a happy and healthy puppy,
is not something that should be taken lightly.
Who can resist the sweet tenderness
and love of a puppy?
Sometimes though, irresponsible and impulsive buying are possibly the biggest threats to a young puppy's life. Make sure you are able to devote the proper amount of time and access to resources required to care for another family member. A committment to adopt a new puppy is a tremendous responsibility and should be taken very seriously. Many times, people make impulsive decisions to adopt a puppy based on strong emotions one can experience when looking at young puppies. As a result, puppies can end up in local shelters as unwanted adults. We don't want that to happen, which is why we encourage you to be informed about the needs of a Golden Doodle and to make sure you are able to provide the proper care for your new family member.
A Healthy Pet Is All Important
When you get your puppy, it will have had all necessary dewormings and vaccinations. Your newest family member will also have been examined by our veterinary and (presumably) given a clean bill of health. It is very important however, that you establish a relationship with your vet and get your puppy in for an exam within 48 hours after your puppy arrives at home with you. This is a very important part of the adoption process. If by some chance our vet overlooked a health problem that your vet finds, it is imperative that we are made aware of it as quickly as possible.
In a perfect world, there would never be any health problems with any dogs. Ever. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Dogs, like humans, can and do get sick. However, making sure that your dog remains active and in good physical condition reduces the chances of your dog falling ill. Making sure you pay close attention to your vet's prescribed course of treatment that should include annual exams, a full series of vaccinations including rabies shots, a regular deworming schedule and flea and tick preventatives, among others.
Of course, since the old saying "we become what we eat" rings true for animals just like it does for us humans, putting your new furry friend on a healthy diet is of utmost importance. Not all dogfoods are created equal, so be careful what you choose to feed your puppy. There are many helpful resources online that rate dog foods, so don't be afraid to spend a little extra money and get some good food for your new family member. We don't sell dog foods, or recomend any particular brands. But we will send a small package of dogfood with the puppy when it leaves our home, so you can mix it with what ever you will be feeding it and make a gradual transition.
After you make the decision to adopt one of our puppies, you will need to decide how you want to get your puppy home!
We currently offer three different options to get your new puppy to it's new home!
Depending on how far away you live, we could possibly meet you somewhere, up to 75 miles from our home in Bluffton, Indiana. If the meet up location exceeds 75 miles, a nominal fee may be requested.
There are specialty over the road pet transport services available online. Some of these are great, some are perhaps not so great.
Nonetheless, they are available.
We can ship your puppy to your nearest airport with United Airlines via their PetSafe program. Safety is PetSafe’s top priority. They’ll load your pet on board the aircraft just before takeoff, and they’ll spend their journey in a climate-controlled, pressurized compartment. After landing, PetSafe staff will unload your pet first to minimize their stress, and if they have a long journey or connection time, they will keep them in a safe place to care for them and keep them comfortable. We are thankful to have a partnership with an airline that takes pet care as seriously as we do!