Available Puppies & Adoption Process

Education is important here so please read on…As with most reputable Bernedoodle breeders, there is a waitlist. If you are looking for a puppy available now or soon (within a few months), 98% of the time these puppies come directly from a puppy mill or through a breeder who buys them from the puppy mills and sells them as “home-raised” for quadruple the price. They do this so they always have puppies available, even though these puppies are often unsocialized, visibly sick, have heritable diseases which are not showing yet and their parents are kept in crates 24/7 (unless being bred) until they die. Please don’t contribute to this disgusting industry. A healthy puppy and companion for more than a decade is worth the wait. Occasionally, there is a puppy available from me if a family needs to postpone at the last minute. 

Please scroll down to read about the adoption process.

Please see the planned litters page for the latest updates on upcoming and planned litters for 2018 & 2019. Contact me, Kim, at Massdoodles@gmail.com and visit my facebook page @massdoodles for daily updates! You may also text me at 774-452-5567 to get the latest updates on upcoming litters and availability -Kim

I made the decision to keep my breeding business small, allowing for all dogs and puppies get the attention and love they need and no one spends any time in a kennel. Everyone lives in the house together and they run together in a big back yard. There will be approximately eight litters available each year. Please read the entire page as most questions will be answered in the following paragraphs including; information on Bernedoodle coats, temperament, how to reserve a pup from a litter, coat color(s) & patterns, cost, puppy-pick-day, deposits, Puppy Adoption form, health info and how to contact me, Kim, the loving owner of Massachusetts Bernedoodles.

Please see my FB page @Massachusettsdoodles for more up to date pictures and videos. Please click here for information on how pricing is determined.

 

 Regardless of your number on puppy-pick-day, all of these puppies will be healthy, beautiful, loved, loving, non or low shedding, smart & loyal Bernedoodle puppies!

If a family who has put down a deposit decides to opt out of either or both litters, spots may become available on a first come first serve basis to those who have submitted a deposit. Confused? Give me a call and we can talk live 🙂

I try to update this website weekly, however, the to get the most up to date information on where you would be on the waitlist, contact me directly via email at massdoodles@gmail.com or text at 774-452-5567.

Scroll down below for more information about next steps in the adoption process, puppy-pick-day and what to do if you want a puppy now and are unwilling to wait.

 

SUMMERTIME…and the livin’ is easy

I am now accepting deposits for the FALL 2018 & WINTER, SPRING & SUMMER 2019 litters!  However, this is subject to change and tends to change daily based upon when deposits are made. Please text or email for more information and, if interested, to see where you would be in line for on the waitlist. The health and well-being, both physical and mental, of my crew is #1 in my book. Healthy mama’s produce healthy puppies!

How Does The Adoption Process Work?

In General: Your spot/place for “pick your puppy day” is on a first come first serve basis, after you are approved for adoption and a deposit is confirmed.

1st Step in the Adoption Process, Puppy-Pick-Day & How It All Works

Thinking about adding a Bernedoodle pup to your family? The first step is filling out the Adoption Form.  This form gives me a glimpse into your family and what you are looking for in puppy. It is also very useful information for determining which puppy would be the best fit for your family dynamic and day to day life. Next, contact meprior to making a deposit to find out where you would be on the list for puppy-pick-day.

What is Puppy-Pick-Day? At 6 weeks old, each family will have an hour to spend with the puppies that are available for them to select from, which is based on your number in line. You will then pick your puppy (or the puppy will pick you!) and, if you’d like, I will assist with things like temperament & coat type. The 6 week mark is chosen for three reasons; 1. They’ve had their first shots and their immune systems are now strong enough to be around humans 2. Their coats have come in and we are able to determine coat color and type 3. By six weeks, I am able to get a good feel for the puppy’s temperament and personality. This will allow for a  better match between pup and family based on need or desired traits (ex; alpha vs. submissive or active vs. calmer). I am happy to help with the puppy pick process based on your needs/desired traits and what I have seen as they have developed since birth. I encourage you to select your puppy based temperament and how that matches with your individual needs. For example, if you have an active family or you are an active individual, I would suggest an active puppy because a quieter puppy might not be able to keep up! If you work from home and/or have a napping baby, you may want a puppy that is more submissive and quiet. On puppy-pick-day, the active puppy might be the one that jumps onto your lap and starts licking your face vs. the more submissive one that climbs on your lap and just wants to snuggle.

Deposits are $500 and are non-refundable, however, they are transferable to the next available litter. Puppies will come with their first shots, physical completed and health certificates. For puppy pricing information, please click here.  To see the current wait list, click here. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and/or if you would like to meet the parents and see the environment in which they live.

Don’t want to wait for one of my pups and looking for a Bernedoodle puppy sooner? Most reputable breeders will have a wait list going, therefore requiring potential adoptive families to wait, because they are breeding according to the well-being of both the parents and the puppies. If you are looking for a puppy available “now”, here are some tips to avoid inadvertently buying from an unethical, backyard or mill breeder. Typically, reputable breeders will have a wait list. Additionally, please click here to read about puppy mills and the signs to watch out for.

  • Ask to schedule a meeting to meet the parents of the litter you are interested in, not just the best behaved “parents” the breeder has to show you. In certain cases, the sire (dad) of the litter may be from another breeder and may not be available to meet at the home where the litter will be born. This is common and not a red flag.  In this case, ask about the sire/dad, the research that went into selecting this sire and where he comes from. Visit their website, if they have one, and get a feel for the breeder and their facility. Since the Sire’s owner was either paid a “stud fee” or given pick-of-the-litter, a meet-and-greet to meet the sire may not be accomodated. The breeder of the sire is likely busy with their own adoptive families, coordinating meetings for the parents of their own litters. However, ask about the sire’s health testing if it isn’t readily available on their website.
  • If there are always puppies available, this is big red flag!
  • Ask how many litters the mama’s have each year, how old the mama is and how many litters they’ve had thus far (total)
  • Ask to see where the puppies will be whelped/born, how often the puppies will be handled and who will be taking care of both mom and puppies
  • Ask how many different breeds are available from the breeder (several different breeds is a red flag)
  • Ask where the dogs are housed day-to-day. Do they live in the house or in a kennel? Look in the back yard and, if there are kennels, ask for a tour so you can see the environment/conditions that the dogs live in & the puppies will be raised in for the first 8-9 weeks. Kennels are okay as long as they are properly maintained, have adequate staffing for socialization of both the parents and litters and are temperature controlled.
  • Spend time with the parents to get a feel for temperament and look at how well they are groomed; coats should be mostly clean and free of matting, nails maintained and not too long and ears for any signs of infection. However, all dogs can get the occasioal ear infection from a food allergy (new food introduced or given table food) or moisture getting trapped in breeds with longer ears
  • Be very wary of breeders who won’t allow you to see their environment or meet the parents, including the sire if he is at the same location, of the litter you are looking to adopt from