Adopting a puppy is a big deal. Here’s everything to know when you choose your new member of the family…


We pride ourselves on our open and frequent communication! At any time during the adoption process, we encourage families to bring their questions to us. We can be reached several ways for your convenience.

After you let us know you’re interested, we will have a phone or video call to confirm your desired puppy. During this meeting, you can view your lovable fur baby and make arrangements for pick-up.

We post puppy updates regularly, but additional photos or videos of your reserved puppy can be send directly to your email upon request. We know it is hard to wait until they are big enough to leave mom!


Puppies are left with mom from the time they are born until they are eight weeks of age. During this time, they nurse and sleep around the clock to grow. They begin to open their eyes by day 10 and become more steady on their feet by the end of week 2.

By week 3, puppies no longer need their temperature regulated by Momma. Their legs can now support their weight, so they begin to explore their surroundings and play with each other. Puppies also begin teething around this time.

Weeks 4 – 8, Puppies senses have matured. They begin socializing and becoming familiar with their environment and routines. Play is an important part of development through this month. Some time between weeks 6-8, puppies will also receive their first veterinary visit for:

  • Distemper 
  • Two types of adenovirus: hepatitis and kennel cough
  • Parainfluenza 
  • Parvovirus
  • De-wormer

The Puppy

Goldendoodles were first bred in the late 1960s as guide dogs for the impaired. They quickly became popular for their hypoallergenic coats and lovable temperaments.  Because poodles do not shed, pet dander is greatly reduced which makes them perfect for people who struggle with pet allergies! However, many choose this breed as a family dog due to their friendly, energetic, intelligent, and highly trainable traits.

Goldendoodle puppies will have a unique range of coats. Usually once in the first year, a newborn pup will shed it’s coat and grow their permanent coat texture and color. Puppies can have any of these coats:

The First Days Home

When you first bring your new bundle home, it is important to provide a positive environment for your pups transition. You can do this by creating a space just for your puppy; a bed or blanketed crate works well. Allow him or her to explore the area using their nose and limit stimulating lights or sounds until the puppy has a chance to become familiar with the surroundings. Once you and your new family member are settled, follow these guidelines for general care and grooming:

Though Goldendoodles don’t shed excessively, they still need to be brushed regularly which removes dead hair and prevents nasty matting. To keep their skin and coat healthy, they need a moisturizing bath every few months. Depending on the dog, a Goldendoodles may grow long hair over its eyes or between its toes and appropriate trimming is required.

With average to above average energy levels, Goldendoodles require daily exercise and love to go for walks, runs, hikes, and swims. Their playful nature and retriever genes make them great fetch partners, too. Owners should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.

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