Thank you for visiting our website and considering us for your puppy purchase. Here are the details on our little doodles.
As of January 2019, the cost of adopting one of our puppies is $3,000.00. (Because we are in Oregon, you will not pay sales tax.) A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to reserve a puppy and this will be applied toward the purchase price. The balance is paid at delivery of puppy, which is at 8 weeks of age.
Once you are placed on your desired litter’s reservation list, we will send you birth announcements when your litter arrives, as well as updates with pictures (and occasional videos on Facebook or Instagram) as your puppy grows. We want you to share in the process as you are “expecting”. We will hold an open house for puppy families to come and spend time with the litter at around five weeks of age (usually on a Saturday from 1 to 2:30 pm).
When the puppies reach seven weeks, we will conduct Volhard Temperament Testing on each puppy individually. We typically find that each and every puppy fully passes each of the testing below. The professionals that have evaluated our litters so far, have agreed! What may vary is energy level and that can be important in finding the right environment for a low or higher energy pup.
With this insight, we help you with YOUR selection in choosing a puppy that is right for you! These are the things we study in the Volhard testing:
1. Social Attraction – degree of social attraction to people, confidence or dependence.
2. Following – willingness to follow a person.
3. Restraint – degree of dominant or submissive tendency, and ease of handling in difficult situations.
4. Social Dominance – degree of acceptance of social dominance by a person.
5. Elevation – degree of accepting dominance while in a position of no control, such as at the veterinarian or groomer.
6. Retrieving – degree of willingness to do something for you. Together with Social Attraction and Following a key indicator for ease or difficulty in training.
7. Touch Sensitivity – degree of sensitivity to touch and a key indicator to the type of training equipment required.
8. Sound Sensitivity – degree of sensitivity to sound, such as loud noises or thunderstorms.
9. Sight Sensitivity – degree of response to a moving object, such as chasing bicycles, children or squirrels.
10. Stability – degree of startle response to a strange object.
What You Will Receive with your new Pup
When you come to pick up your puppy from us, we send each puppy home with:
- Copies of all health records which includes early vet visits, de-worming and first set of vaccinations
- Microchip to protect your pup from loss
- A 5 lb. bag of Fromm’s Gold Holistic Puppy food
- One soft toy and one rubber/hard toy
- Beef bone
- Blanket with Momma & siblings scents
- New collar
- Grooming illustrations
- Doggie poo pick-up bags
Before joining their new families, our puppies are already working on crate training, have been litter box trained (to learn to respect their sleep and play areas) and have been well socialized with our dogs and lots of people (both young and old).
We feed our dogs a top-quality, all natural dog food (Fromms Puppy Gold kibble.) We give them car rides, bath time, and most important, emotional conditioning and socialization – all to prepare them for their forever homes. Our puppies are in our home with us, exposed to all the noises of daily living and surrounded by people that love them.
All puppy allocations are done between 7 and 8 weeks of age, after our vet evaluation, and are based on buyer’s choices, along with our recommendations, first come-first serve, and our desire to make the best match for each family and pup.
We make decisions on always what is best for our pups, and with this in mind, in the event that we should become uncomfortable with the “fit” of the adoption, we reserve the right to refuse to sell a puppy up to and including the pick up and/ or delivery time of pup, regardless of a reservation deposit received.
We believe in responsible breeding practices and we are obligated to the strict guidelines of the Australian Labradoodle Assocation as it relates to ethical and responsible breeding practices. Therefore, all adopted puppies leave our home with a signed agreement for a spay or neuter surgery to be handled by their new owner at the age of 6-9 mos. Verification of the surgery from a licensed veterinarian must be submitted to Valley Vineyard Labradoodles by 9 months of age. If you are interested in adopting one of our puppies as a breeding dog, please contact us to discuss the details and cost of purchasing a breeder pup.