our homes in northern San Diego county, and Long Beach, CA.
- What is your Visitation Policy? ONLY Families with an approved Adoption Application AND
confirmed puppy reservation (DEPOSIT) are invited to visit our home, their future puppy, the
litter, and dogs that live with us, during allocations. Allocations are scheduled once the litter is
9 weeks of age & have had their 1st vaccination. Absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS! Please read &
respect our policies that are put in place to protect your future baby. We take the health and
safety of our family, which includes our dogs and puppies, very seriously!
- Where are you located? We are located in southern California. We currently go between
We are a home breeder, so our puppies, and dogs that live with us are with us of course.
- Okay but where are your puppies?? Hold on, let me ask my assistant.... Just kidding :-)
On allocation days each family is scheduled individually in the order of deposits received. I will
- Where are your dogs located?? We do utilize Guardian Homes for some of our breeding
Labradoodles. This enables us to focus on raising our puppies, as well as taking care
of/spending time with our own forever fur-babies; whilst also ensuring that each of our
breeding dogs is a pampered and beloved family pet! A Guardian Home is a family located in
Southern CA that is entrusted with one of our top-quality breeding dogs as their own family pet.
We raise and test these sweet future mamas & papas, then place them in their wonderful
Guardian Homes once they are 3-8 months old. The mama's and papa's come to visit us
frequently for cuddles with their 1st mommy (me), vet appointments, breedings, & to have and
raise their babies. Then they go back home to their forever families! Once the dogs are retired,
full ownership is transferred to their Forever (guardian) Family. If interested in our Guardian
Program please email us!
- Male VS. Female? Just like with people temperament and training plays a crucial role. There
really is minimal difference in behavior; hormonal or otherwise, between male and female. This
is an interesting discussion on males vs. females: HERE
- What are allocations and how does it work? Do I get to pick my own puppy? What if I am last
on the list? Puppy allocations are when families on the waitlist (waitlist means approved
application AND submitted deposit) for a certain litter are invited to our home to visit the
available puppies, finalize which puppies will be theres, and take there new baby home.
Allocations are scheduled when the puppies are between 9-12 weeks of age. As for picking your
own puppy yes & no. We take each family on our waitlist and each puppy into consideration!
meet with each family and they will have 1-4 puppies to choose from based on: size of litter, place on
waitlist (ie when deposit was received), their application and how specif it was (color, sex, size, coat,
etc.), and most importantly temperament (what is best for the family and my puppy/ies).
At their young age puppies are usually operating (all at different times) in and between 3 stages;
sleepy, normal, zoomies (crazy playtime). So in short after knowing them for 9 + weeks I know their
true temperament best. Having 8 or even 5 adorable sweet little puppies to choose from all in their
varying activity stages would not be conducive to finding the family AND the puppy's best forever
match. If you are last on the waitlist of course you won't have multiple puppies to choose from but
rest assured we have still placed a puppy with your family that is a wonderful fit! If for some reason
you decide our darling baby is not a good match you can definitely move your deposit to another
litter with availability! We feel this is the best way to take every individual puppy and family into
account, while still letting everything happen as it is meant to be! And yes your new baby
does typically go home the same day as your scheduled visit!!
for 1st or 2nd pick (yes we get asked this!). Yes, order of deposit does take precedents if there
- I understand, but I would like to be 1st or 2nd to choose my puppy. How do I make this
happen? I am sorry but that is not (exactly) how it works for us, & no you cannot pay extra
is a puppy/ies that may be a good fit for multiple families! However there are many factors involved
in the initial deciding of which puppies & families are a good potential match. We thoroughly enjoy
working with each family individually to find our babies their best forever home while still letting
the families meet and for the most part choose their new fur-baby. This is how we do it plain
& simple. There are other fabulous breeders that do it 100% based on deposit placement, or 100%
trainer assignment, temperament testing, etc. etc. SO PLEASE choose the breeder that fits best
with what you are hoping for instead of trying to force your expectations on their program that
they have poured years of love and devotion into!
just our HOME!
- Can I come visit your facility, site, or kennel? NO, because we don't have any of those,
- Can I just come visit and meet some of your puppies and dogs? Sure! IF you have an approved
Adoption Application AND confirmed puppy reservation (DEPOSIT) with us you will be invited
to visit our home, your future puppy, the litter, and dogs that live with us, during allocations.
Allocations are scheduled once the litter is 9 weeks of age & have had their 1st vaccination.
REALLY?!? This is honestly the most infuriating and insulting of all the things we get asked.
- I am in your area! Can I come visit tomorrow or Saturday...etc. etc.? PLEASE see above &
many other pages on our website for info on our Visitation Policies.
- Okay well I was really hoping to visit you today, I would like a puppy and I am visiting a few
other places today so I was really hoping to add you to the list?
This is exactly why we have such strict policies and procedures. What exactly would one hope to
hear when asking this question? "Sure come on over, I will make myself available for you. Don't
bother following our policies stated all over our website like all of our other wonderful puppy
families!! We would love for you to go visit other breeders, kennels, pet stores, maybe a puppy mill,
shelters, etc. then come on over to our HOME and bring all those potentially devastating viruses you
may have come in contact with and share them with my family, beloved pets, and sweet young
puppies who have not had all their vaccinations!"
Huh okay well next time you're closer to me in (fill in the blank) give me a call and I will just
- Oh your allocations are in Long Beach right now. OR Oh your in San Diego right now.
come by? Yes of course!!! I will definitely do that
& I will have champagne & caviar awaiting your arrival!
If it is convenient, but it's usually not, we will schedule phone calls for general questions and
- I would like to talk to you about your availability, price etc.? Our Availability is usually fairly
current on our Available Puppies page. There are two places with dates of the last update
towards the top of the page. Also feel free to email us regarding availability! We also have an
Adoption Information page with all the pertinent details including price.
- I would just like to talk on the phone, I have some questions can you please call me at #?
inquiries. Please take the time to review all the information on our website. Once you have reviewed
our website, emailed with any unanswered questions and submitted an adoption application so I have
a better understanding of what you are looking for (and if I even have/will have what you are hoping
for in a new addition) I would be more than happy to set up a phone call to discuss further.
I understand, however if I take 10 hopefully just "5-minute phone calls" a day that is 50 minutes
- Well I would just like to talk on the phone with you. Its a 5-minute phone call?
taken away from my family (including my dogs & puppies), and my puppy families who have
submitted an application. Please see above.
Hello, and thank you for trying to blowup my phone in order to avoid the apparent hassle of reading
- Well I have not yet emailed you but I called the number on your Contact Us page 6 times now,
left 2 voicemails & sent a text!! How can you offer a lifetime of support and help your puppy
families if you never answer the phone??
our website, and emailing us with any questions you may have. Please see above for information on
scheduling a phone call. Our priorities for phone calls and most things in general are as follows; 1.
Our Family (including dogs/puppies 2. Our past/present Puppy Families, 3. Future Puppy families
who have submitted their adoption application and deposit 4. Families who have submitted an
Adoption Application 5. General Inquiries & Questions. If you fall into category 1-3 you have my
personal cell # so give me a call or text!...& yes the dogs & puppies do also have my personal # on
their collars or microchip info but sadly they never call me :-( If you fall into category 4. Hopefully
we have already had a chat on the phone but if not email me and lets set up a phone call! If you fall
into category 5. Please see above, & above, & above, & all the other information throughout our
website and feel free to email with any questions!
EVEN MORE INFO, TIPS & QUESTIONS ANSWERED!!!
That being said I feel meeting individually with each of the families is important for me, them and my
- So we have sent you pictures of the puppies (if you are on our Waitlist), one of which is your
future baby!?! I know how exciting this time is and I am so happy to share the babies with you
as they are growing! BUT please remember our Allocation Process explained above. I am NOT
sending you these pictures for you to pick your baby, puppies are not picked/allocated until I
meet with you in person on the designated allocation day.
- BUT that one puppy with the tilted head (or white spot on its head/toe/chest, blue eyes, perky
ears, etc. etc..) is meant to be my puppy! I just KNOW it!! Yes, albeit rare we do get these
messages occasionally from our future families...even based on sleeping newborn pictures. If
you are on one of our waiting lists we have spoke on the phone about your preferences
(including the physical) and we agreed on a certain litter's waitlist that is the best fit for you
and/or your family. During that phone call we also discussed the MOST important thing...
TEMPERAMENT! I'm sure you realized that the white toes, floppy ears and, one adorable
photo have absolutely nothing to do with the puppies temperament? They are changing every
day/week in the first few months and pictures of the same puppy can vary greatly based on how
tired they are, lighting, how they are sitting, holding their ears and more. Hopefully after
reading this you understand more on why we do things the way we do. This is not Build a Bear
and we are dedicated to finding the best fit for our babies and our puppy families! Again the
Allocation Process is explained above.
- Okay, I understand but based on the photos their is only one puppy in the entire litter that I
think will work for me! Should I let you know? YES, please let me know because it may be
best for you to move to another litter's waitlist or another breeder may be a better fit for you.
- Can I visit? If you are on one of our litter waitlists you will be invited to visit on your litters
specified allocation day.
- I would like to visit before the allocation day. No, you will not be able to visit prior to the
allocation day. The visitation policy is, and always has been, extremely visible on various
places throughout our website and states no exceptions. No one outside of those necessary (me,
family, and vets when needed) interact with our puppies prior to their 1st vaccination given at 8-
10 weeks of age. After that we only schedule visits on the specified allocation days for families
on the wait list. If you have noticed we are also usually juggling multiple waitlists and
Allocation days. These allocation days are so exciting for our puppy families but extremely
stressful for my family, dogs, mommies and young puppies & ME! They are an average of 6
straight hours of juggling puppies going home, their new families, questions and more. This
does not include the prep work of getting the puppies ready to go to their new homes, vet
appointments, balancing the other waitlists and litters, extra cleaning, readying
paperwork/files/goodie bags, & scheduling a family member to be with my new moms and young
puppies to keep them calm and safe while I am busy for several hours on the allocation day.
babies so I continue to do allocation visits on the specified dates at our HOME!
So again, no you cannot visit before the allocation day, I will not schedule a private visit for you
prior to all the other families patiently waiting on the same waitlist as you, and there are no
exceptions. Thank you for understanding!