We prefer that adopting families have a fully enclosed fenced-in yard or dog run. Tying or chaining up a puppy is not an option, as it makes them aggressive, bark excessively, and is not the way we would want any of them to live their lives! If you have a pool or an area that you need to keep the puppy out of, you must have a dog run. If you live in the country or have acreage, you still need to have a fenced-in area for the dog. Puppies don't know property lines and can get hit by a car before they learn them.
We do occasionally adopt puppies to families that live in condos/apartments. Please contact us for further information.
If you just had a baby or are about to become new parents, we ask that you hold off adopting a puppy. Both require a lot of time when they are young, with the dog that usually loses out in the end. Adopting to families with young children (1-4 years) will be assessed on an individual basis. We are finding that some families with young children are becoming overwhelmed with their new puppy.
Do you have time for a dog? If you're a family that is away all day and busy with activities in the evening, a Goldendoodle probably isn't the dog for you. Goldendoodles are very social dogs and love to be around people, and if left alone for extended periods of time can develop behavior problems.
*Our puppies are sold as indoor, family dogs only.