Thank you for stopping by to learn about our Cavapoos. We do not have Cavapoo puppies “available” immediately. But feel grateful that so many people have heard about our Cavapoos and would like to adopt one.
What this means for you the potential adopter is that we do not have any puppies “sitting around”. We have a waiting list for our puppies and match those people on the list with our puppies. So if you’re interested in one of our puppies, the sooner you start the process, the sooner you have the chance of being matched with your puppy. Here’s the place to start:
(Our waiting list is currently closed and we are not accepting applications at this time.)
We are not a puppy “factory” or big operation. It’s just my husband and I raising these adorable creatures. Our dogs are loved and taken care of and we only have a certain number of moms. Sometimes those moms have a small litter, sometimes they have a big litter. Sometimes those moms need a break. Sometimes we match a mom and dad up for a certain future litter, and for whatever reason, they don’t “cooperate” as we plan. There is no absolute when it comes to raising dogs. They are living creatures and we can’t predict what will happen.
Our girls tend to cycle together in little “packs”. So it seems to be feast or famine around here when it comes to puppies! We’ll have few to no puppies or a bunch at once! Usually, about the time one litter is going home, another is close to being born or we’ll have two or three litters very close together.
The million dollar question that everyone has (I would too) is “How long is your waiting list” or “How long until we are matched with a puppy?” Well, the wait time depends more on what you’re looking for in a puppy instead of the numbers on the list. It’s easier for me to give you an educated guess on how long of a wait it will be according to what you want; color/gender or if you’re open to any color/gender. Although that’s all I can give you is a guesstimate. There is never a guarantee on how long you will wait for a puppy. There are too many variables when we are dealing with living creatures (canine and human) in the process. Unfortunately, a lot of people end up on the list and then when puppies are available will pass for various reasons. So the list gets super long, but there might be a number of people that are just “sitting” on it because they had a life change, planned a vacation, moved, etc and aren’t ready for a puppy.
Now for approximate wait times…. Our most frequent request is for a red or apricot female Cavapoo. You can expect to wait from a year up to eighteen months for one of those girls. If you add on more specifics like “we want white on the face and chest too” or “we want a dog that will end up smaller than average size-wise”, your wait time will be on the longer end of that guesstimate because we have to wait until all those particulars “line up” and you’re far enough up the list to choose that particular pup. Red or apricot puppies with white markings are snatched up quickly!
But let’s say you apply for a puppy and you don’t care what color it is or what gender it is. You just want a Cavapoo puppy, period. You will get matched up much sooner then someone that wants the most popular color or gender. (My estimate for someone getting on the list that is open to any color, any gender is probably more in the seven to ten month range). Here’s why. Let’s pretend we have a black and white male available. Lots of people will pass on him because they are wanting a girl or a tricolor, black and tan, blenheim, etc colored puppy. So black and white boy gets passed over by many people and ends up getting matched with someone much further down the list that is open to color and gender. (FYI; more people want female puppies. More on that subject here https://pinewoodcavapoos.com/puppy-info/male-vs-female/)
So depending on the color/gender your wait time could be anywhere from seven (for say a black and white male) to almost eighteen months (for a red/apricot female) or somewhere in between for other colors.
The reason why I share this is to let you know that you will need patience and most likely have to wait a while before bringing your precious pup home. We think our pups are worth the wait! 🙂
Please be aware that the Cavapoo is gaining in popularity with each passing year. If you find a breeder with an “available” puppy or a much lower priced puppy you’re most likely looking at a scam, a puppy mill, a broker (who has a fancy website but is the middle-man for puppy mill puppies) or a “backyard” breeder (no health or genetic testing). Depending on what part of the country your breeder is in the current Cavapoo pricing will be in the $2000-2800 range. These are from breeders that home-raise their puppies from health and genetic tested parents and are going the extra mile (starting crate training, litter box/potty training etc) to give you a great puppy.
Some people even ask me if I know any other reputable Cavapoo breeders that I can refer them too. And I let them know there are a few, but their wait lists are as long, if not longer than mine.
But there is lots to do in the meantime. After you have officially gotten on our waiting list (adoption forms and small application fee required); start preparing for your puppy!
- There is lots of information on the website, especially under the “Puppy Info” heading, but check out the other headings also. There are a couple of pages of “Getting Ready For Your Puppy”. (Who doesn’t like to shop for fun puppy things?!)
- Don’t forget to check out the information about our partner program to help train your future puppy. https://pinewoodcavapoos.com/training/online-puppy-school/
- Subscribe to our blog/website (via email) and receive any new blog post updates (this is very important so you don’t miss out on our Puppy Matching Day details and other important announcements)
- “Like” and follow our Pinewood Kennels Facebook page (look for the apricot Cavapoo wearing sunglasses). We frequently post pictures, videos, and updates about our dogs there. Also, you can visit “posts by others” there to see past adopters bragging about their Pinewood puppies and learn what they like about them.
- We have a YouTube channel you can watch and please subscribe too (Pinewood Kennels Cavapoos)
- You can also follow us on Instagram.
- And lastly, feel free to email me with questions you might have.
I hope this helps get you a step closer to your Pinewood Cavapoo puppy!