Puppy Adoption Process

  • Fill out the Puppy Application .  The first step is to head over and fill out the River Rock Farms Labradoodles puppy application! This application does not commit you to purchasing a puppy.  The information provided helps us to know what you are looking for and to help offer advice to which puppy will fit your lifestyle. We will contact you within 24 hours of completed application via phone or email. 
 
  • Phone Call.  We touch base via phone with every potential adoptive family.  This is to ensure that you understand the Australian Labradoodle breed, care requirements, and to ensure that families have a plan in place as their puppy grows.  It’s also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have regarding the breed, adoption process, and overall care of your Australian Labradoodle puppy!
 
  • Deposit.  Once approved, families can place their $300 deposit via the “deposit” button located at the bottom of the Puppy Nursery page (If using PayPal there is a 3% fee). Once your application is approved and deposit is placed, you will officially be on the reservation list and your place will be held for that litter.  Reservation lists fill up quickly and we are unable to hold a puppy without a deposit.  Please note that deposits are non-refundable, however they are transferrable to another litter.
 
  • Notification.  If you are reserving a puppy before the breeding occurs, we will contact you once the pregnancy has been confirmed.  We will also notify you the moment the puppies are born so that you can take part in their journey and 8 week transformation!  We post multiple pictures to our Facebook, Instagram and website.
 
  • Puppy Picks!  At 7 weeks of age River Rock Farm will have a "puppy visit day" any puppy parent that has placed a deposit on the litter may come out at a specified time to visit and choose their puppy. River Rock Farm begins evaluating pups anywhere from 4-6 weeks of age, this allows us time to evaluate the puppies individual personalities and specific temperaments.  The evaluation along with the information that you provide to us on your application form helps us to make a knowledgeable recommendation of which puppy will fit your families needs. Final choices of puppies are allocated to families in order of deposits received.  Final puppy payment of $2200 is due at 7 weeks of age.
 
  • Visit to the Vet.  All River Rock Farms Labradoodles, will be up to date on all immunizations, worming, and microchipped before going home.  Our puppies are generally placed on spay/neuter contracts at the recommendation of our veterinarian.  (**If placed on spay/neuter contract, puppy parent is eligible for a $100.00 credit at time that proof of spay/neuter is given.  Puppy will need to be spayed/neutered before 7 months of age.)
 
  • Puppies go home with their new families! 8-9 weeks old  


*Puppies will be ready to go home at approximately 8-9 weeks of age.   We do not have a kennel facility; however, under certain circumstances we are more than happy to work with you regarding pick up date and short term boarding.  We understand that it can be difficult to find boarding for pups under 6 months of age.   In the past we have had the pleasure of puppy sitting our puppies on occasion; specifically, when they are under 6 months of age.  
Please contact me if you should need any assistance in working out a pick up time other than what has been specified for the litter.