Frequently Asked Questions
What is the puppy adoption price?
All of our puppies are $3,000. There is not a price difference based on gender, size, or color.
What will my puppy come with?
Your puppy comes with a puppy packet containing their vaccination/worming records, microchip information, a sample bag of Life’s Abundance All Stages Food, grooming card, and free 30-day insurance through Trupanion Pet Insurance. A collar and leash are also provided.
Will my puppy be desexed i.e. spayed/neutered before arriving to me?
Your puppy will not be desexed prior to arriving to you. Instead, your puppy will go on contract to be spayed/neutered by your vet at 6 to 8 months of age. We believe delaying this procedure is better for their growth plates and overall well-being of the dog.
Will my puppy be microchipped?
Your puppy will be microchipped and will need to be registered in your name on buddyID.com or over the phone. Your puppy’s microchip information will be provided in their puppy packet.
Has my puppy gotten vaccinated?
Your puppy has received age appropriate vaccinations and will come with a copy of their shot records in their puppy packet.
Will I get a copy of my puppy’s vaccination record?
You will get a copy of your puppy’s vaccination/ worming record, spay/neuter certificate, and microchip information. If your puppy is flying to you, this will be taped to the top of the crate your puppy travels in. If you receive your puppy prior to 12 weeks of age, your puppy has not yet finished the shot series so be sure to bring the vaccination record in to your puppy’s first vet appointment and follow your vet’s protocol for finishing the shot series.
What is the price for having my puppy shipped to me?
When possible, we encourage our families to pick up their puppy in person but do understand this is not always an option. Our shipping cost ranges from $600 to $1,200 based on location i.e. domestic or international and availability. The price includes their shipping crate, health documents required for travel, and travel ticket. We also offer hand-carrying our puppies. This is where one of our staff members flies in cabin with your puppy for an additional cost. Let us know if you would like to know more about our hand-carrying option for delivery of your puppy.
What should I expect for the first week of bringing home my new puppy?
The first 24 hours of bringing home your puppy should be set aside as time for your puppy to adjust to your home and bond with you and your family. Your puppy might jump right into your family’s routine with little transition time or it may need additional time to adjust. It is very normal for your puppy to be up some during the night crying in their crate as they are getting used to being away from their family and friends. Take this first week to nurture, love and bond with your new family member. This doesn’t have to be all play all the time. Spending some quiet cuddle time also works wonders to create a loving and safe environment and helps your puppy bond with you- this first week is essential. For the first week the most important things are to make your puppy feel safe and loved, to help your puppy learn its new name, and to teach it where to potty at your home- these dogs are very smart and eager to please so with consistency they will learn quickly. We believe in positive reinforcement in puppy training, loud noises or physical interference in training can detract from bonding with your puppy.
How much and how often should I feed my puppy?
Your puppy should be offered food and water from approximately 7:00am – 5:00pm. This is called the “free feed” method and works best with our puppies and dogs. They are not known overeaters and will graze/eat only as they are hungry. Your puppy has been eating Life’s Abundance All Stage dog food. Upon arrival of your puppy, you need to make sure your puppy is eating and drinking. If not, their blood sugar can drop quickly and they can become dehydrated. If not interested in the kibble, you can offer canned albacore tuna or cooked ground hamburger to get them to eat if not interested in the other food. Loss of appetite can be normal when transitioning into a new home.
How long has my puppy been sleeping in their crate at night?
Your puppy has been going to bed around 10:00pm – 11:00pm and comes out of their crate in the morning around 6:00am – 7:00am. Your puppy can hold it overnight for this time period. Puppies should be taken out to “go potty” right before bed. Your puppy has been sleeping through the night here with us before leaving, however this does not mean a guaranteed smooth first couple of nights. If your puppy cries or barks at night in the crate, and you plan on crate training, do not take your puppy out in the middle of the night for comforting as your puppy will be positively reinforced that to be let out it just has to make noise. Where you leave your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle’s crate at night is up to you. It is ok to leave the puppy in their crate in a kitchen or laundry room. What many people do is have the puppy’s crate in their room where the puppy can see them.
How soon can I bathe my puppy?
You can bathe your puppy as soon as you want to. Some of our favorite shampoos are Life’s Abundance Revitalizing Shampoo in Kiwi Mango and top performing shampoos from Petedge.com.
My puppy’s appetite seems to be off, is this normal?
It is normal for a puppy’s appetite to be off for the first few days of arriving at their new home. Puppy’s need time to adjust to their new home and surroundings. They are away from their mother and littermates so may be a bit sad. This can mean a puppy is not eating/drinking as much as you may expect during the first days so make sure food and water is available throughout the day. Your puppy may also not be going potty regularly/at all for a day or so. A young puppy’s blood sugar can drop rapidly if not eating so keep an eye on your puppy’s eating.
Phone & Email
Monday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm PST
Friday 9 am – 3 pm PST
2950 Newmarket Street Suite #101-181
Bellingham, WA 98226