The Cavapoo waiting list is so hard to gauge. We haven’t opened it for almost a year (last October was the last time it was open and we accepted new applications ). In fact, I had to close the list again after only about four days because we got slammed with so many applications (a nice surprise)!
As I’ve explained before, once a person goes through the application process and is added to our list, its their “job” to follow along and know what’s going on here if they want to be matched with their puppy.
Whenever we have a new litter I make an announcement about who the mom and dad are, how many puppies and what colors and genders are in the litter. The litter gets its own “album” on the website with the Puppy Matching Day and Puppy Delivery Day dates posted for everyone to see.
I update the album weekly with new pictures, do blog posts about the litter and when they are moving around I take videos and post them on our YouTube channel so everyone can follow along with their growth and progress.
I understand how some people eagerly get on the waiting list and then they have a life change. Maybe they find out they’re expecting a (human) baby, they have a job/home change or they’re one of our Canadian families that can’t cross the border. And some people have gotten back on wanting to add a second pup, “but not right away”. I get it, life happens.
But I currently have ninety-seven (97) people on my waiting list. Yes, you read that right! And yet only a small percentage reach out for with interest anytime I have a litter to match. And lately, the number has even decreased. I’m truly not sure what’s going on?
These are the current names (in the order they are on my main Cavapoo waiting list) that have reached out with interest in either or both litters that we will be matching on Sunday (Amber and Raven’s).
- Suzy L (both)
- Joni C (Raven)
- Sheena H (both)
- Linda F (both)
- Jessica S (Amber)
That’s it. I have less people on the matching list than the number of puppies I have to match.
**If you’re on the main Cavapoo waiting list and interested in getting on one of both of these litter lists for Sunday’s puppy matching, I will add names until noon on Friday. **
I have people asking almost daily when I’m going to open the waiting list again. But I’ve hesitated because I still have almost one hundred people on there and want to keep it manageable.
Where is everyone? I don’t understand getting on a breeder’s waiting list and then showing no interest in a puppy? (As I mentioned before, I understand that life throws curve balls at us, but I can’t believe eighty-some people are not ready for a puppy.) And if you’re on my waiting list or another breeder’s list and you already got a puppy or have changed your mind, please let that breeder know so they can remove your name from the list and open the spot for someone else.
Can someone clue me in? I’m seriously baffled…
Holstein is curious too 😉