Adoption Process

Adopted black and white doodle on a chair

Step 1: Apply Online

You’ve made the important decision to become a puppy owner! The excitement has begun!

The journey to find the best puppy for you and your family is a careful commitment that will bring great joy! You may wonder, “When should I fill out an application?” We would strongly urge you to fill out our puppy application as soon as you can. Our reservation lists are generally 75% and in most cases, 100% full by the time puppies are born. If you believe that now or 6+ months from now is the right time to adopt a puppy, please start the process by filling out an application.

Submitting an online application does not guarantee you a reservation or commit you to anything, but simply starts the process! This is only the first step in connecting with us at Crossfield Doodles. We look forward to receiving your application soon! Do not delay!

Step 2: Matched to a Litter

You’ve finished the application! We want to thank you for taking the time to fill it out. The purpose of our application is to not only gauge your interest but also provide us with information on your family, your desires for timing, coat type, color type, and any specific litters you may have interest in.

We will be emailing you to set up a call time to contact you to answer any questions you may have about Crossfield Doodles! During this phone call, our CFD Client Manager will also give you information on litter availability, our doodles, and match you with the best litter for your family. Please write down any questions you may have so you are prepared to discuss them during this phone call time.

Step 3: Reserve Your Spot

After your selection conversation with our Crossfield Doodles Client Manager, we will send you a contract and deposit via email to move forward with your reservation selection.

We ask that you return 1) the signed contract and 2) your non-refundable $500 deposit. Your deposit must be returned with 14 days of receipt as all reservations are held by a received deposit.

When we receive your signed contract and your deposit, your name will be secured on the reservation list for the litter of your choice.

Step 4: Pick Your Pup

We’ll be working to socialize your puppy with the many children in our families; but, we know you look forward to visiting this soon-to-be member of your family! As the puppies grow, we do our best to keep your puppy well-socialized.

Families will be invited to visit when the puppies are 6 weeks of age and this is when puppy selection is made. Each litter has a list of families in order of reservation or “Pick.” Beginning with Pick #1, each family is given a space of time to visit with us and the litter, and make their selection. Pick 1 chooses first, then Pick 2 arrives and is offered the remaining puppies, and so on.

Don’t worry, once you place a reservation with us, you will receive emails with dates and the plan for picks well in advance as well as further information regarding your puppy and questions you may have at this part of the process!

Step 5: Furever Home

We understand that the most exciting part of this process is being able to take your puppy home to its furever home!

Puppies will be ready to go home at 8 weeks of age.  We will schedule your litter for a going home day after the 8 weeks has elapsed (usually a Friday, Saturday or Sunday) and puppies must be picked-up on their going-home date.

In the event that you are unable to pick up your puppy on the scheduled date, we may consider boarding your puppy. Please see our Puppy Pricing for further information regarding boarding, delivery, and shipping. All arrangements must be made well in advance of home-going day.