Adopt a Puppy
How the process works
At Lakeview Doodles we try to ensure our puppies go to families who are responsible, and are able to give their puppy a loving and caring home. We know that all puppies (especially ours!) are absolutely adorable, however you need to be able to commit to making your dog a member of your family for many, many years. Please keep in mind they require regular vet check-ups and vaccinations, a healthy diet, daily exercise, and lots of love and attention. In return they will reward you with love, devotion, companionship, and security. If you are ready to take on this rewarding challenge PLEASE FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FORM.
Our application may seem very detailed, but we try very hard to match up the personality of the puppy to the appropriate family. Placement will come about 7 weeks after the puppies are born, by which time we are better able to determine the coat type, size and personality of the future adult dog.
Once your application has been received we will contact you to set up a convenient time to discuss, by phone, more of the details of what you are looking for in a new little family member. Upon acceptance & a specific litter chosen a $250 non-refundable deposit is required within 24 hours to hold your spot. Please do not send a deposit until your application has been reviewed, and we've talked by phone.
We recommend using paypal to make the deposits, which will ensure it will be received within the one day time frame.
If you prefer sending a check, please make it payable to Lakeview Doodles and send to PO Box 26414 Rochester, NY 14626. When your deposit is recieved your name will be added to the specific litter we talked about.
When the puppies are born you will receive a birth announcment within a few days. The play-socialization day information, delivery date & group pick-up date will also be on this announcment.
At this time you will also have to choose whether you prefer a little boy, or a little girl.
At six weeks of age we hold what we call a play-socialization day. This is when we invite our families from each litter to come and spend the afternoon getting to know the puppies and us! It is not a time to choose your puppy, but to enjoy spending time with all of them! This will be the only visitation day we have for each litter.
We take our puppies to the vets when they are between 6-7 weeks old for their full physicals. After these physicals, and the puppies are 7 weeks old we will start the allocation process. We will then choose which of the puppies we feel will be the best fit for your family based on your application. From there we will share with you our thoughts, and if we feel there is more than one puppy who would be a good fit, we'll then ask you to choose between those puppies with our assistance. This can be done by pictures and video clips.
The puppies are able to go to their new homes once they're 8 week old. We usually schedule one delivery trip to Albany, NY and/or Clark Summit, PA for our families finding it easier to meet us at one of these locations. This is usually on the Friday after the puppies turn 8 weeks old. There is an additional fee of $300 for this service.
You are also always welcome to come here to pick your little one up. We have our group pick-up on the Saturday or Sunday following the puppies turning 8 weeks old. On this day we will spend time going over their daily schedule, vetting, crate training, potty training, grooming, etc.... This usually take about a hour or so. It's also nice because you will get to interact, and meet other families from your puppies litter, whether it's in Clarks Summit, Albany or at our place!
Occasionally I am able to make a home delivery, and bring your puppy right to your home. I normally spend about a hour with your family going over your puppies daily schedule, vetting, grooming, training, etc.... The fee for this is between $500-$650 depending on your location.
Again the puppies are ready the weekend following their 8 week birthday. If you have a puppy reserved, and can not pick him/her up by the group pick-up date, there will be a $30 per day boarding fee.
Please make all checks payable to Lakeview Doodles and send to PO Box 16250 Rochester, NY 14616. We do accept Paypal for deposits, but if you prefer to use Paypal for the final balance there will be a 3% service fee added.
Your puppy will leave our home with
A slip-tie leash, a blanket from their living area for security, hard & soft toys, and an ample supply of Purina Pro Plan 'Savor Chicken & Rice', the food which they currently eat. We do recommend a quality food with no bi-products, corn, wheat or soy should you choose to switch. You will also receive a medical record signed by our vet, along with a record of their dewormer schedule and first vaccination(s).
Each puppy is microchipped and you will be provided with the registration form for this microchip. The puppy also come with a 2 YEAR LIMITED HEALTH GUARANTEE. A signed spay/neuter contract is required. Once proof of alteration is received, Lakeview Doodles will issue the Continental Kennel Club (CKC) papers for labradoodle & double doodle puppies and Goldendoodle Association (GANA) papers for goldendoodle puppies.
Goldendoodle & Double Doodle Puppies:
Tiny-Petite (8-15lbs) $3500
Petite (15-25) $3000
Miniatures (25-40) $3000
Standard Size (40lbs & up) $3000
The $250 nonrefundable deposit will be deducted from the purchase price above.
When purchasing a Lakeview Doodle puppy we do require you to sign a spay/neuter contract.
Click HERE for an application.