This page was created to give you information on acquiring a Pinewood Puppy. We hope this will help with the process and answer some questions also.
There are two important steps that you need to do to get on our waiting list for a puppy;
- Fill out the puppy application forms. Please make sure you fill out Part 1 and Part 2 and submit them at the same time. This is very important. I need both. There is no place for your name on Part 2 and if I get a random one a few days later it is hard for me to sometimes figure out who it belongs to. (I will review your application and get back to you after I receive them with any questions or concerns I may have and/or send you my mailing address.) If you have not heard back from me within 48 hours, please shoot me an email to check in. Sometimes when I receive more than one application at a time they all get dumped together in my emails and get lost in the shuffle. I try to be very prompt in answering messages.
- Mail a check for the $50 application fee (or PayPal, although I prefer a personal check). This is a non-refundable fee, separate from the puppy price.
There is no deposit required to get on our waiting list (just the completed application and application fee). Once you are matched with a puppy, you MUST send the $300 non-refundable deposit to me within 5 days, for me to hold your puppy for you. The balance for your puppy will be paid on delivery day with cash or check.
The puppy application forms may seem comprehensive, but it helps us to help you find the right puppy. We take this “job” seriously and have invested a lot into our puppies and want to make sure each one goes to an appropriate home.
Please carefully consider the decision to get on our waiting list. We want serious adopters that are prepared to take on a puppy when a puppy is available. If you get on our waiting list and then pass numerous times when offered a puppy you will be moved to a separate list. We will then wait for you to tell us when you are ready to be added back to the active list. If you stay on our list for over a year (because you have passed more than once for whatever reason, and our price increases, you will need to pay the current price.) Please don’t ask for a summer puppy, and then plan a trip for that summer. Unfortunately, I can’t plan my dogs’ pregnancy around someone’s vacation plans. You need to be ready for a puppy when one becomes available if you are serious about getting one. Obviously, I understand that sometimes life “throws a curve ball” and something happens, and we are happy to work with you. I just want people to be serious about getting on the list for one of our puppies.
If you have questions beforehand, please feel free to contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 509-722-6008 (No Friday night or Saturday calls please.) There is lots of information on the website pages and the FAQ page that might help with some of your questions too.
Also please read through all the pages under the “Puppy Info” heading and also the NuVet info under the Health heading. There is a lot of good information, which may answer some questions for you. If you have more after reading through the pages, feel free to contact us!
Around five weeks of age we will begin the selection process of matching puppies with those on our waiting list. (Unless all the people on our list know what they want when pups are born, then we can start matching sooner!) We try to do weekly pictures or videos as the pups are growing. So usually by this age most people have an idea of which puppy/puppies they are leaning towards. Some people want a certain color/sex, which they might pick earlier which does make the selection process go faster. Please pick out a couple favorites so when we contact you, as we make our way down the waiting list, you will already have an idea of what you’re interested in. Just in case one of your favorites has already been chosen. Here is a page with more information https://pinewoodcavapoos.com/puppy-info/puppy-selection-process-2/
Your puppy will be ready to go home around nine weeks of age. Puppy will have it’s first puppy shot, been through our de-worming program and started on litter box training. Puppy will have had a stool sample checked and a health exam done by our veterinarian. Puppy will go home with a puppy packet of information, health record, health exam sheet from our vet, food sample, NuVet sample (although we recommend you order your own supply ahead of time; see NuVet page for order info), AKC (limited) registration papers (for Cavaliers & Poodles), a home-made baby blanket, toy and our on-going support once you get your puppy home.
As a courtesy we will set up a delivery day to Spokane when the litter is around nine weeks of age and meet everyone that has been matched with a puppy from that current litter. It is a big process for us to get several puppies ready, leave early in the morning and drive two plus hours to Spokane. Please plan accordingly so we can make the delivery day run smoothly for everyone. If you can’t make that day work, you are welcome to drive to our home to pick up your puppy. We want your puppy home with you and bonding and as soon as it’s ready. We will keep your puppy up until it is ten weeks of age at no additional cost. (Please check with us first, before assuming we can do this for your puppy). After ten weeks puppies will automatically be entered into our Progressive Puppy Program and charged accordingly for training. Please see our Progressive Puppy page for more info.
The balance can be paid at the time you pick up your puppy either with cash or a personal check.
- Cavaliers-$1500 (limited registration)
Additional charges….*For those pups that are flying home with their pup, there is a possible $60 charge for the health certificate. It is your responsibility if you are flying with your puppy to find out if you need a health certificate. Most airlines do not require it if puppy is flying in cabin with you) (If the puppy is older and has already received his vet exam there will be added fuel charge of $30 since it is over 100 mile round trip to our vet.)
For our Canadian adopters; a health certificate is required for you to get your puppy back across the border.
*We can also have our vet micro-chip your pup for an additional $60. Please let us know you want this done when you are matched with your puppy. (If the puppy is older and has already received his vet exam there will be added fuel charge of $30 since it is over 100 mile round trip to our vet.)