Puppy matching update and procedures

Puppy matching is in full swing! Our first two Cavapoo puppies have been matched with their forever families!

Congrats to them and their two cuties; Dolly & Willy.

 

I’ve reached out to several people past these that have picked, to let them know I’m getting closer to their names on the list and their turn to pick! These are exciting times.

We will get puppies matched as fast as we can so those getting puppies can start preparing for their puppies and also making travel arrangements. Unfortunately, puppy matching can move quickly or at a snail’s pace depending on how things go. Some know exactly who they’re interested in and it’s a quick pick! Others have questions about several puppies (which is normal) and they try to narrow down which is the best pick for them. And we do want to make sure each family or person gets matched up with just the right puppy, so patience is a key! I might match three puppies in one day or it might take three days to match one puppy! Please try to have your favorite puppies narrowed down, and get the logistics figured out with your family if you are considering a current puppy, so when it’s your turn we can get matching done fair smoothly. That is one reason I post the “going home” date when I put up each new litter’s album so people can “kind of” plan ahead to see if a puppy will work in the timeframe of their family’s schedule.

I understand that sometimes the person I’m communicating with might need to discuss things with their family and get back to me. Sometimes it takes a day or two. And then sometimes they decide to skip the current puppies and wait. As you can imagine if that happens (and it has) or it takes a couple days to match each puppy it can take weeks to get them all matched which brings us closer and closer to delivery day. Then those people that are matched with some of the last puppies don’t have a lot of time to plan and prepare.

I usually start emailing those on the waiting list as puppies approach five weeks or so. I will normally contact several down the list to give them a “heads up.” But I try to not contact too many past the number of puppies I currently have because I hate to say “hey, we’re matching puppies so be ready” and then not have a puppy for someone that has their hopes up. But inevitably what happens is I get much further down the list than I think I will by the time all the pups are matched. (Which is why some people are surprised when I contact them!).

If you wrote on your application that you only wanted a certain color and/or gender then you won’t hear from me if I don’t have your choice available as I reach your spot on the list. If things have changed on your end (maybe now you’ve decided your open to a girl or a boy), then you need to let me know that choice has changed.

Here’s an example of how matching can go..

Let’s say I’ve got six puppies to match. We’ll use Lucy’s puppies as an example; two blenheim girls, two blenheim boys, and two sable parti boys. Will the top six people be matched with them? I don’t think that has ever happened. Let me make up a list and what happens a lot. Just say for instance you are number twenty and you just know you won’t get a puppy from this batch.

  1. Picks a blenheim girl
  2. Wants an F1b
  3. contacted but never responded
  4. not ready
  5. found a puppy elsewhere
  6. found a puppy elsewhere
  7. not ready til next year
  8. life changes, please remove from list
  9. picks a sable parti boy
  10. only wants red female
  11. not ready until December
  12. wants a black and tan female

Number twenty might get one of those puppies after all!

This is just an example of what might happen but it helps illustrate what the process is like and how I get further down the list matching those six puppies then most people think I will. And why you never know what will happen. And why I always tell people when they’re considering getting on our waiting list to not “let the number scare you”.

*UPDATE* I typed this up on Friday and since then we have matched several more puppies. Congrats to the families that have been matched with these cuties

June, Summer and Treasures’ pup! Yep, all the girl Cavapoos have been matched.

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2 Responses to Puppy matching update and procedures

  1. Didi Dame says:

    You are amazing at getting out all info ! Don’t know how you do it but bless you!

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