We are so excited that you are interested in adopting one of our wonderful puppies. Lucky puppy, lucky you!!
How the Process Works
First, please fill out a puppy application here. Our puppies sell for $3500 which includes a $500 deposit fee. We are required to charge Washington State sales tax of an additional $269.50. Oregon buyers are tax exempt.
The first step is to fill out an application on our website. Once received, we will review it and then contact you to discuss your interest in adopting one of our puppies if you sound like a good match for our program. Once approved, you will be asked to submit a $500 deposit fee which you can mail to Columbia Springs Labradoodles. Please note that we cannot refund deposits unless a puppy cannot be provided within your requested time frame.
Upon receipt of your deposit, you will be placed on the reservation list for the litter of your choice. In order to assign puppies to waiting families we use the information from your application, our phone visit and a personal visit here to learn as much about your family as possible. At the same time, we are watching our puppies as they grow to note individual temperaments. After spending many hours with the puppies over several weeks, we know their personalities well, enabling us to suggest one or two puppies that best fit your needs. However, just as important in an adult dog’s behavior is the training and socialization they receive throughout their life and that’s where you come in. We provide a sound foundation and it is up to you, the new puppy owner, to carry the torch and provide your pup with a world of experiences and the richest environment possible.
I have often said that the puppy picks the owner and I have seen it happen time and time again. That’s why we strongly encourage you to visit here when litters are six weeks old. If you cannot be here in person, we can arrange a Zoom meeting so that you can still “visit” the puppies. Formal assignments will not be made until after the pups have their health exams with our veterinarian at seven weeks of age.
Once the puppies are six weeks old and our visits are complete, the final payment of $3000 plus tax ($269.50) will be due. Oregon buyers are tax exempt. The payment can be mailed or sent by wire transfer. Our puppies are ready for their new homes at 8 weeks of age.
We begin socializing your puppy from Day 1 and continue with this important task in the weeks before your adoption is final. Puppies will play with each other and our other friendly dogs inside and outside, be introduced to adults as well as children, travel for short distances in the car and become accustomed to the sights, sounds and smells of a busy household. Puppies will be held and cuddled daily and will be introduced to the very beginnings of potty training with frequent trips outside and pee pad training inside. They will also become exposed to the basic grooming techniques of bathing, brushing and nail clipping.
We also conduct a Bio Sensor program consisting of 5 exercises done once a day with the pups from age 3-16 days. Researchers have found that with these stimulations not only are puppies able to better cope with stressful situations and problem solve better than other puppies, but they are actually physically healthier with higher cardiovascular performance, stronger immune systems, adrenal glands and heart beats. Thus, the nickname Super Puppies has been given to those that receive this early stimulation.
In addition to the puppies, nursing momma dogs need care and attention too. Once again, because we have small numbers, we are able to fully attend to the needs of our breeding dogs. Special attention must be taken in regards to providing a healthy, nutritious diet and daily exercise. We want our breeding dogs to feel comfortable and loved while in our home so that they can best meet the needs of their puppies.
We also feel it is important to have the time to meet the needs of our customers. All emails and voice messages will be answered within 24 hours. We enjoy speaking with those who are interested in adopting one of our puppies and feel it is the best way to get to know you and assist in determining if you are ready to bring a puppy into your home. We cherish the long term relationships that we have developed with our puppy owners.
We require that all puppies be picked up in person at our home or a prearranged meeting location. At present we do not ship puppies. We want our puppies to go directly from our arms to yours. We are able to accompany your puppy in the cabin on a flight to your local airport. The new owner is responsible for travel expenses. As an alternative, we can meet you at the Portland International Airport should you choose to fly in and pick up your puppy. The Portland area is a beautiful and fun place to spend a weekend. Treat yourself to a getaway in the Northwest and pick up your puppy at the airport as you get ready to head home. Just email us to arrange any alternate pickup option that best suits your needs.
When you purchase a puppy from Columbia Springs Labradoodles, not only are you getting one of the finest Multigeneration Australian Labradoodle puppies available, we will also include:
- ALAA registration
- four generation pedigree
- 2 year health guarantee
- first worming and vaccination
- health exam by our vet
- health record
- a puppy gift bag that contains a puppy toy, chew bone, leash, collar, a copy of The Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell, a grooming comb and a blanket with the scent of your puppy’s momma and litter mates and a Snuggle Puppy to help with a smooth transition.
Our puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract which requires the new owner to complete this procedure by the time the puppy is eight months old. This gives our puppy families the choice of determining the timing that is right for them and allows time to consult with the veterinarian twho will be taking care of the dog for his/her lifetime.
If training a puppy seems daunting to you and you just don’t know where to begin, we may have the perfect suggestion for you. We can put you in touch with a local trainer who will house your puppy for 2-3 weeks. During that time, your puppy will live in the trainer’s home, 24 hours a day. Basic household manners, basic obedience and potty training will be the focus. After the training period, you will meet with the trainer and learn how to reinforce those skills once you and your puppy arrive at home. Let us know if this is of interest to you.
Of course, we will remain available to support you as needed as you raise your puppy. Please feel free to email us at any time.