Completing this application is a step in the process to acquiring a puppy from Illawarra Labradoodles, but it does not guarantee you'll get a puppy from this or any future litter. While it's unlikely, the breeder reserves the right to refuse any placement at any time.
APPROVAL AND DEPOSIT: We will review applications within 4 business days of receipt. Applications are processed in the order they are received. If your home is a good fit, I'll notify you. We breed infrequently, so we will only accept deposits when puppies are actually available. Approved homes will receive details to lodge a commitment deposit on a puppy, and will be sent out in the order approved applications were received. Please make this deposit within 48 hours of the approval e-mail.
Deposits are Non-Refundable. The only time a deposit may be refunded is if we are unable to provide you with a puppy from a current or future litter where the wait time is not unreasonable. The deposit amount is deducted from the total price.
YOUR PICK OF PUPPY: Puppies will be assigned in deposit order by the first or second preference of the depositor as indicated on the application. If neither of your choices are available, you may elect another puppy from another litter if available. We ask that you make a choice within 24 hours of notification since there may be other families waiting for a chance to choose.
GOING HOME: We cannot hold puppies past 8 weeks of age or onces sold, unless indicated by you in the application and agreed to by us via acceptance of your application; it is critical for their social development that the litter departs within a reasonable timeframe. If you have a big holiday planned or have events that would conflict with a young puppy, please know puppies cannot be boarded in a kennel until they have received their full immunisations. Puppies must be picked up by the go home date - or from 8 weeks of age, by the nearest weekend - unless prior arrangements have been made. Alternatively, private, in home boarding will be arranged with a local family at a current rate of $20 per day. All vaccinations etc after sale of puppy remain the responsibility of the purchaser.
CONTRACT: We have a contract and will not place a puppy without a signed contract. We believe it's the professional thing to do to memorialise our obligations to each other on paper so there are no questions later, and for that reason it's a bit lengthy. If you have questions about specific terms, you need to contact us prior to picking up your puppy.
SPAY/NEUTER: All pet puppies are desexed before they leave us. If you're a breeder you should enquire with us first for alternate arrangements and availability. Sadly, many well-intentioned people don't remember to desex before the first heat cycle, and suddenly their barely-adolescent dog is pregnant by multiple studs of unknown heritage. Spay surgery while pregnant is exceedingly risky, and several canine STDs such as brucellosis can be transferred to humans, which poses an unacceptable risk to our families. Because we take cradle-to-grave "original home" responsibility for the puppies we created, puppies must be de-sexed before leaving us unless you are under a guardian home agreement.
REGISTRATION PAPERS: Our excellent family companions come with registration with the Australian Labradoodle Association (ALA). You will received your Certificate of Registration with certified Pedigree from the ALA Registrar either by mail or email in due course. This can take a short while as it is time consuming to register each pup/litter and generate pedigrees.