Adoption

Adoption Process

Step 1:  The first step to adopting a Bluebonnet Labradoodle is to complete an
“On-line Application”.   We will review your application, then contact you with any follow-up questions and let you know the approval status of your application.
 
Step 2:  Once approved, we will give you the information needed to send your $500 deposit.   This deposit will hold your spot in line for the next available puppy meeting your needs.  The deposit is non-refundable unless we are not able to provide you with a puppy matching your request within 18 months.  If this does occur, a full refund will be issued back to you.

  
Step 3:  After we receive your deposit, you will be notified that you are on the reservation list for the next upcoming litter. 
Step 4:  Once a litter arrives, we will post photos weekly on this website as well as on Facebook so you can follow the puppies’ development.  Between 6 - 7 weeks of age, the puppies will be evaluated for temperament and compared to our family profiles from the applications on hand. We do our very best to match each puppy with the families’ preferences, but ultimately Mother Nature determines the color and gender of our puppies.  In the event that we offer you a puppy that does not meet your wishes, your deposit will be rolled over to the next future litter. 
  

Step 5:  Look over our Pet Adoption Agreement and Health Warranty which you will be asked to sign when your new little one is picked up.   Let us know what questions or concerns you have right away so we can discuss and you will be prepared when the day comes to bring your new pup home.
 
Step 6:  At 7 weeks, the balance of $2,450 is due in full.   The puppies go to the vet for their 7 week vaccinations, microchipping, and an individual health exam.  They will also begin basic crate training and sleeping separate from their mother and litter mates.   This will help facilitate a smoother transition to your home away from the pack they have always know.  And at 7 weeks, final determinations are made to match each puppy to the person or family best fitting each family profile, and you will learn which puppy will be your new family member.
Step 7:  At 8 weeks, the little bundle of joy is ready to join their new family and move to their forever home.   You will need to make arrangements to pick up your puppy on this scheduled date.   The puppies will be small enough to carry on the airplane in a carrier (which I will provide) and slide under your seat if you live farther away than driving distance.  These little ones are precious members of our family until they join your family.  We will not ship puppies via air cargo.  If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, you may designate someone to come in your place.  For an additional fee, I will work with you to meet you at the nearest airport and deliver your puppy personally.
Step 8:
  • On delivery day, you will go home with a detailed ‘Going Home’ Information Packet
  • Preventative de-worming and first heart worm prevention pill (Heart Guard) and flea/tic prevention (Frontline Plus topical)
  • Age appropriate vaccinations
  • Veterinary certified health certificate, vaccination and detailed health record
  • Microchip Identification
  • Collar and leash
  • Toy or blanket that smells like Mom and his/her litter mates
  • Puppy food that he/she has been eating (3-4 day supply to get you started)
  • A five-generation pedigree of your pups ancestors
  • ALAA Registration documents (after proof of spay or neuter)
  • 3 yr. Genetic Health Warranty and Pet Adoption Agreement
  • Spay/neuter Agreement
  • Lifetime of Support for your dog
  
Bluebonnet Labradoodles does not support early spay or neutering.   We believe based on research, the puppies need their God-given hormones for proper structural development.   However, all of our puppies at this time are sold as pets only and not for breeding purposes.   Therefore, you will see as part of our Pet Adoption Agreement, a section requiring spaying/neutering your pup between 6 and 12 months of age.  We require documentation from your veterinarian showing the procedure has been completed and the date of completion.  Based on Australian Labradoodle Association of America breeding guidelines, this policy is strictly enforced.
 
We adhere closely to all ALAA guidelines to promote the highest possible health and welfare not only for the benefit your new pup and your family, but for all pups produced here at Bluebonnet Labradoodles of Texas.
 
Don’t forget important step 5 – to carefully look over Pet Adoption Agreement.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or clarifications you may have related to our adoption process.   We would love to visit with you about the possibility of one of our newest little bundles of joy joining your family.

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