Thank you so much for stopping by to find out how to get one of our adorable Cavapoos! This is the place to start the process. It has a lot of information, but it is all important information and should be thoroughly read before proceeding with the applications.
(*For those applying for an Aussalier puppy there is no application fee to be added to our Aussalier waiting list, just fill out the applications, submit them and I will get back to you with information.*)
The wait time for a Cavapoo puppy can be as little as a few months to as long as a year+ depending on what color/gender you want or how flexible you are. (FYI, if you’re looking for a reddish/apricot (some might call them caramel, light brown, etc.) this is our most requested color and the wait will most likely be close to a year.) When I give you a guesstimate it is just that a “guess”. There are so many variables (between what the dogs will do and what people on the list will do) that it could be longer, or possibly sooner. (Read more info about the process here: https://pinewoodcavapoos.com/cavapoos/puppy-selection-process-2/ and here: https://pinewoodcavapoos.com/cavapoos/puppy-selection-process-2/let-me-explain/
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 AT THE SAME TIME. 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.) 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 lumped together in my emails and get lost in the shuffle. I try to be very prompt in answering messages.
- Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee via PayPal at our email address (email@example.com) or you may pay by check. Please do not send money until your application has been approved. 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 $500 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 decide you are ready to get on our list for a puppy and then pass when we offer a puppy that matches what you asked for on your application and our puppy price increases, you will need to pay the next price increase each time you pass. An exception would be if you wrote on your application (“red/apricot female ONLY” ) and I’ve not had one to offer you.
And if you have life changes where it looks like you’ll have to pass several times or wait a year, it might be better to ask to be removed from the list and reapply when you are ready. That frees up our list for more people that are anxious to adopt a puppy and keeps our list moving and active! (If you have to reapply you do not have to pay the application fee again.)
Please note, that if you find a puppy elsewhere, your spot on the list is non-transferable to a friend, neighbor or relative. We don’t think it’s fair for those below you on the list. And if you do find a puppy elsewhere, Congratulations! But please have the courtesy to let us know so we can remove your name from our list and free it up for someone else.
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!
Each litter will have a page on our website under the “Cavapoo” heading. Once a litter is born a litter picture and information will be added to the page. Once the puppies hit two to three weeks of age, we will post weekly picture updates until eight weeks of age andn also lots of videos on our YouTube channel (Pinewood Kennels Cavapoos). It is your “job” to check those albums, watch videos and start picking your favorites to be prepared for our “puppy matching” time.
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!) Since we’re doing weekly pictures and videos, 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/
I will post a reminder about a week before puppy matching starts so everyone will know it’s coming and be watching your email and checking your voicemail for a message from me. After I contact you (via email and phone; please be sure they are correct on your application), please respond asap. If I don’t hear back from you within twelve hours, I will move on down the list. I like to get through the matching process as quickly and efficiently as I can so those picking puppies have time to make travel plans and get ready for their puppy a few weeks ahead of our puppy delivery day.
Your puppy will be ready to go home around eight to nine weeks of age. Your puppy will have its first puppy shot, been through our de-worming program, started on litter box training, and used to sleeping in a crate (with the door open). Your puppy will have had a stool sample checked and a health exam done by our veterinarian. Your 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), 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 eight to 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. But realize there is an extra cost for any puppy staying after delivery day. We want your puppy home with you and bonding and as soon as it’s ready. Puppies staying past puppy delivery day 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 check.
Health Certificates….Any dog crossing the border into another state is required to have a health certificate (whether by plane or vehicle). So for those pups that are traveling out of the state of Washington to their new home (whether flying or traveling by vehicle), they will be getting health certificates at the time of their puppy exam. You may never be asked to show this certificate to an official but we want those pups to be in compliance and have the proper paperwork should you need it to get your puppy home. And as before all our Canadian adopters are required to have a health certificate to get your puppy across the border. Washington adopters will not need a health certificate. This will be an additional $60 for those puppies need it.
Microchipping…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.
Older puppy extras….If the puppy is older and has already received his vet exam there will be added fuel charge of $50 since it is over 100 miles round trip to our vet if we need to make an extra trip back for a health certificate or microchip.