Steps to adopt a puppy.
1. Puppy Application Form
The first thing to do is fill our Poco Creek Puppy Application form. This let’s us know what your interests are and how we can help match you with your new puppy. The most important factor to consider is from which litter do you want a puppy. Also, we always recommend being open on gender. We cannot predict the number of boys vs girls.
If you have questions, you can email us on from the Contact Us page or feel free to call us at 951-789-0551. We want to here from you and know your questions. Nothing is better than talking directly and getting to know each other. The form also has a place where you can indicate to us whether you might be interested in our Local Family Program .
Once your application has been approved, we will notify you, and you can reserve a puppy.
2. Make Your Deposit
If you are sure about getting a Poco Creek Labradoodle puppy, and your application is approved, families can make a deposit on the Pricing/Payment page [link here]. The deposit is $500.00. Deposits can be made automatically by using the PayPal button (transaction fees are included in your automatic payment). You may also send a deposit to us by check, mailed to us at the PO Box address on the Contact Us page.
The deposit reserves a puppy for you and your place is held in the litter you select. Single deposits are for one litter only. They cannot be used to hold a puppy in multiple litters. Reservation lists often fill up quickly, and we cannot reserve a puppy for you without a deposit. Deposits are non-refundable, however, they are transferrable to a future litter.
If you are reserving a puppy before the breeding occurs, we will contact you once the pregnancy has been confirmed. We will also let everyone know when the puppies are born, the number of puppies, and how many boys and girls. Pictures will be posted regularly on our Facebook page and the website.
4. Puppy Visits and Selection
Puppy selection takes place when pups are between 6 and 7 weeks old. Before that, we will work with each family to make sure that the best match is made for you and the puppy. Flexibility about gender is encouraged, as we never know how many boys or girls will be in each litter. A visit schedule will be made to make and confirm puppy selections. We hope you will visit in person to select your puppy. It is special day for all and great fun! Final payment for your puppy is due at this time.
5. Puppy Pick-Up
The Big Day! The puppies go home with you and become part of your family. This is such a special time. Between 8 and 9 weeks of age, families may come and pick-up their puppy. We love sending off our “kids” with you, a little sad too, but we know they will be loved and cared for so well by our Poco Creek families. We will be here to help and offer support whenever it is needed.