Our Puppy Matching Process

Our puppies are matched with families on our waiting list. (We do not have “available” puppies to the general public at any time.) Our waiting list is made up of those who have committed by filling out our Puppy Adoption forms and sending the application fee. The waiting list is formed by the order applications and application fees are received.

If you applied and have gotten on our waiting list it’s imperative that you sign up for email notifications from our blog/website. This is how you will keep up on news about litters and puppy matching, plus you won’t want to miss out on the daily happenings here. I would also encourage you to “like” and follow our Pinewood Kennels Cavapoos Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube channel (don’t forget to “ding” the bell after you subscribe) so you don’t miss any of the videos. (We’re also on Instagram if you’re interested).

Once you get on our main waiting list, you are welcome to email me anytime we share that a new litter has been born and the time frame works for you. (Please do not ask to be added to a litter list to be matched with a puppy if the puppy pick-up day does not work for you. We cannot hold  puppies past their delivery day. And most importantly, they need to be home with their new family as soon as they are able to start bonding and learning their family’s routine.)

Let me explain. (And you will understand why it is of utmost importance to sign up for email notifications from the blog so you keep up on all the news here). Whenever we confirm a dog is pregnant we will post something on the blog about who is pregnant, who she was bred to, approximate due date and expected colors. Once the litter is born and we know what we have, we will make an album on the website for that litter. In the album we will post new pictures weekly. Also in the album will be the date that the litter will be matched (around five weeks of age) and the puppy delivery day when the litter goes home (usually between eight to nine weeks of age).

If you are interested in that particular litter, are available for a phone call on the matching day and can meet in Spokane on delivery day, then shoot me an email (please email on the original thread that I sent you when you sent your application in, if at all possible. It’s so much easier if all our conversations are in one place). Please refrain from responding that you are interested on the blog comment section or Facebook messenger. Sorry for being so particular, but like I said, keeping all our conversations in one place is so much easier and saves me time when I’m trying to answer your questions and remember what we’ve talked about.

I will keep a call list for each litter (we usually have more than one litter here at a time and you are welcome to get on each litter’s list as it’s posted until you are matched with a puppy. I will not automatically add you to a litter’s list just because you are on our main Cavapoo waiting list. You will need to email me each time we introduce a new litter if you’d like to be considered for it. I don’t want to waste time calling people if they are not available or ready for a puppy).

As the pups grow and develop I will update with pictures and when they start moving about, with videos. This keeps everyone a part of the process over the weeks leading up to puppy matching day. (And also another reason why it’s important to follow the blog/website to see each new update and puppy pictures as the litter you are interested in is growing and developing. And also why subscribing to our YouTube channel is so important). We want you to be part of the puppies life from the beginning until it goes home. And also to have an idea (by the pictures, posts and videos) of which puppy you may be interested in before puppy matching day. Please be open-minded about this and pick a couple “favorites” as one may already be picked by the time I get to your name on the list.

Before puppy matching day I will remind everyone on the blog that the day is approaching (it will usually always be on a Sunday) and post a list of names of everyone that has reached out about the litter we’re matching that weekend. You can add your name up until the Saturday night before puppy matching day.

On puppy matching day I do not call everyone on our main waiting list. I only call the people that have reached out to let me know they are interested in the litter we are matching that day. Sometimes people are not interested in a particular litter because maybe they are wanting a certain color, or maybe they have a vacation planned around puppy delivery day, maybe they want an F1b and the litter we’re matching is an F1 litter, etc. When I will call those people that have reached out about a litter on puppy matching day I will put them in order of where they are on the main waiting list. (So those that have been on the main waiting list for a long time do not have to worry about someone that just got on jumping ahead of them in line so to speak). Obviously, those that are higher on the main waiting list have a better chance of being matched with a puppy, but you never know what will happen. That’s why I encourage anyone on the main waiting list to reach out if they are interested in a particular litter and be added to that litter’s “call” list.

From past experience only about one quarter to one third of the main waiting list ever reaches out on any particular litter. So you probably have a better chance then you think.

Once all of the puppies are matched on a puppy matching day, I will send out an email to those I didn’t call to let them know all the pups have been matched.

But please don’t get discouraged if you don’t get matched right way, especially if you just got on our list. Keep trying. You will get the right puppy for you at the right time. It’s a process and everyone has to wait a while. Be patient. It will be worth it!

This process smooths things out for me (from our old process) as I only call people that I know are ready and interested, we get all the puppies matched in one day and everyone that gets matched has plenty of time to prepare to bring their puppy home.

If we have two or more litters within about a weeks time, they will all be matched on the same puppy matching day.

If we have multiple litters growing up at any given time, you are welcome to let me know you are interested in one or all of the litters.

Please check this page for more details to help our process work more smoothly. https://pinewoodcavapoos.com/cavapoos/puppy-selection-process-2/puppy-matching-a-few-more-details/

If you have any questions about the process please feel free to email me. (pinewoodcavapoos@gmail.com)