ADOPTION INFORMATION | RDL Goldendoodles (2024)

The following will be read over and signed by the Breeder and the Buyer on Pick Day. Our Health Warranty is precise and detailed due to the differences in opinions of several veterinarians.

In the event that the buyer gives the seller fake money and/or the buyer’s check cannot be processed due to non-sufficient funds, or the funds are disputed and withdrawn from Paypal, Venmo, or any other electronic form of payment, the buyer will be responsible for any NSF or other fees charged, and the puppy will be returned to the breeder immediately with no reimbursem*nts of expenses to the buyer.

H E A L T H G U A R A N T E E :

  • All puppies are successfully weaned from the mother at the time of the sale.

  • All puppies are up to date on shots and de-worming medications.

  • All puppies have been thoroughly examined by a veterinarian and will go home with a health certificate from the veterinarian.

H E A L T H W A R R A N T Y :

  • Buyer has 3 days from the date of purchase to get the puppy examined by a veterinarian for any sickness or disease. If a sickness or disease is discovered in the puppy during that time, buyer can choose between the following two options:

1. A full refund will be offered in exchange for the puppy if the puppy is returned within 7 days after being released by the breeder, or

2. Breeder will pay for medication for the treatment of any parasites, viruses, ear issues, and/or worms found in the puppy, up to the purchase price of the puppy. This includes giardia, coccidia, parvovirus, hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, heartworms, ear mites, ear yeasts, and ear infections. If the puppy is insured by health insurance, the breeder will reimburse the buyer for the out of pocket costs paid by the buyer, not the costs that was covered by health insurance, up to the original price up the puppy.

  • If the dog is diagnosed with hip or elbow dysplasia, the cost of surgery will be covered by the breeder up to the original purchase price of the dog if all of the following statements are true:

1. The dog is diagnosed with mild, moderate, or severe hip or elbow dysplasia between 18 and 24 months old. The dog has to be finished growing before diagnosing. If the hip dysplasia is genetic, it would be shown during this time. If the hip dysplasia is environmentally caused, it would be shown later on in their life.

2. The diagnosis of dysplasia comes from the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing.

3. The hip or elbow dysplasia was not caused by trauma or high-impact exercises (including staircases).

4. The dog isn't considered overweight at the time of diagnosis. Breeder will get a second opinion from vet of her choosing.

5. The dog was spayed or neutered after 10 months of age.

  • If the dog is diagnosed with dental issues:

1. If the dog is diagnosed with Base Narrow Canines: The breeder will cover the out of pocket cost of surgery if the puppy is in obvious pain due to dental issues. The cost of surgery will only be covered by the breeder if the surgery is done at the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing, and the puppy is showing signs of pain. These signs include inflammation, bleeding, inability to eat normally or play with toys, and chew on bones or chew toys. The buyer understands that the puppy’s mouth and teeth are still growing and will continue to grow at different rates until they are full grown. The puppy teeth should be pulled as a last resort due to the importance of the canines in tongue retention and risk of damaging the adult tooth. The buyer understands that in the case of base narrow canines, a puppy’s palate is soft and has already made a pocket for the tooth, hereby allowing the puppy to close his/her mouth painlessly. Base Narrow Canines are very common and are usually fixed once the adult teeth come in, but if the puppy still has Base Narrow Canines once the dog is a year old, the breeder will cover the cost of surgery to fix the issue by the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing. Breeder will NOT reimburse or cover expenses related to dental issues if the buyer chooses to have the puppy canines pulled without pain, swelling, redness, or inflammation present. CONTINUED: A personal note: Base narrow canines are considered "heritable", but mostly it just comes from poodles having a more narrow jaw. Most veterinarians will not raise awareness on this issue if they see a puppy with base narrow canines, instead they will just watch and make sure the puppy outgrows the issue timely. However, there are some veterinarians out there that will scare the owners into pulling the puppy teeth, and they are convincing. If you do choose to do this, we will not be responsible for any damages caused by this procedure, and you are doing this at your own risk. Those veterinarians and personal research will convince you to pull the teeth because they say "pulling the teeth will allow the adult teeth to come in correctly". However, the teeth correct as the jaw grows, without the teeth being pulled. Out of the many cases of base narrow canines we've had (usually one in each litter, sometimes up to 3 puppies in a litter), 100% of those cases have corrected within a few weeks (average 2-3 weeks), without the puppy teeth being pulled. The facts are hard to ignore, and this is not an exaggeration. Puppy canines will fall out at 5 months and adult canines grow in correctly no matter what, but most of the time the base narrow canines correct as the jaw grows a bit way before those canines fall out on their own. We have never had an aggressive puppy due to base narrow canines, they have never acted as if they were in pain, and they have all eaten and played as normal with base narrow canines. There are rare cases of base narrow canines where the case is extreme and does not correct when the adult teeth are fully in, but that is very rare and has never happened in any of our lines. Choose your vet wisely.

2. If the dog is diagnosed with an underbite, overbite, or retained puppy teeth, the breeder will cover the out of pocket cost of surgery to fix the issue, up to the original purchase price of the dog, if the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing advises that the issue needs to be fixed due to health related issues, at the time that the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing says it needs to be fixed. In these cases, the issue is usually very mild and cosmetic. Rare cases could occur when the dog is unable to eat or chew properly and surgery would be necessary.

  • If the dog is male and is diagnosed with Cryptorchidism:

1. The breeder will cover the portion of the surgery cost related to the removal the undescended or retained testicl* during the puppy’s neuter surgery if the testicl* is not descended by 6 months of age. The buyer understands that the testicl*s are commonly both descended by 12 weeks old but may also take up to 6 months of age. The buyer also understands that pain or complications are rare in these cases and there should be no rush to neuter until at least 6 months of age due to the risk of arthritis and structural issues.

  • If the dog is diagnosed with a hernia:

1. The breeder will cover the out of pocket cost of the hernia repair if it hasn’t closed on its own by 6 months of age, if the owner’s veterinarian deems the hernia in need of repair. If the owner decides to have their veterinarian repair the hernia during the dog’s spay or neuter surgery after 6 months of age, the breeder will cover the portion of the surgery cost related to the hernia repair. If, before the dog reaches 6 months of age, the owner’s veterinarian deems the hernia to be critical and in need of repair immediately, the breeder will cover the cost of the hernia repair surgery. The buyer understands that most umbilical hernias are innocent and should resolve on their own.

  • If the dog is diagnosed with a heart murmur:

1. The breeder will refund the purchase price of the dog if the dog has a non-physiologic grade 3 heart murmur present between 12 and 24 months of age. If the dog has a grade 2 non-physiologic heart murmur present between 12 and 24 months of age, the breeder will refund half of the purchase price of the dog. The diagnosis MUST be made by a veterinary cardiologist after performing an echocardiogram. If a grade 2 or higher heart murmur is present after 12 months of age, the breeder will pay for an echocardiogram to be completed to rule out any underlying issues. If the echocardiogram shows a normal heart with no canine heart disease, there will be no refund given. The breeder will require that a heartworm test be performed on the dog after the diagnosis, and if the dog is heartworm positive, no refund will be given. The buyer understands that innocent “heart murmurs are not serious and often resolve with time. They are most commonly found in young dogs and are typically a grade 3 or less” (

  • If the dog is found to have any other genetic conditions EXCLUDING those listed above before 2 years of age that greatly affects the quality of life of the dog, a full refund will be given to the buyer or another puppy will be given of the buyer's choice, subject to the terms below:

1. This warranty does not cover juvenile cataracts or other genetic eye conditions if the dog is on Ivermectin or Moxidectin and/or an oral flea/tick pill, unless the owner agrees to withhold Ivermectin or Moxidectin and/or the oral flea/tick pill for 3 months and then re-examine the dog's eyes.

2. This warranty does not cover allergies of any kind. Allergies can happen any time in any generation and can be caused by environmental and food factors.

3. This warranty does not cover any nutritionally caused conditions, such as chronic yeast infections, skin conditions, or DCM. A high-quality dog food is highly recommended from the time you bring home your puppy.

4. This warranty does not cover seizures or epilepsy unless the seizures are recurring (the dog has had more than 1) and the owner can prove that the dog has NOT received oral flea and heartworm medications. Breeder's note: Dogs can be sensitive to chemicals and toxins. Chemicals & toxins from flea & heartworm prevention, flea shampoo, over vaccinating, or even lawn chemicals can build up in their system over time. Studies show that environmental factors play a big role in canine epilepsy. Golden retrievers and Poodles are prone to epilepsy, although it is rare, health insurance is recommended.

4. If the dog is diagnosed with luxating patellas, out of pocket cost of surgery will be paid by the breeder, up to the price of the purchase price of the dog, if the luxating patella condition is a grade 1 or 2.

5. This warranty is void if the dog is not spayed or neutered by the time the dog reaches 18 months of age.

6. In the case of death, a necropsy report will need to be performed by a veterinarian if the dog's death was the result of a possible genetic disease or disorder.

B U Y E R R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y :

  • Buyer is responsible for spay/neuter of the dog before 18 months of age, and proof must be sent to the Breeder. If the dog is bred without approval from the breeder, and the applicable breeding rights weren't paid for at the time of the sale of the puppy, an additional $2,500 will be due to the breeder immediately. In this case, there will be no refund or reimbursem*nts given to the buyer by the breeder. This includes any vet bills and expenses for food, shelter, medication, etc. The buyer understands that we do this to protect our puppies from going to puppy mill breeders, back yard breeders, and those who have no knowledge and experience of breeding. Buyer understands that we only sell breeding rights to experienced breeders who agree to do the necessary health testing, screening, and temperament and structural evaluations for their dogs in order to better our bloodlines and the overall breed of goldendoodles.

  • Buyer is responsible for keeping the dog healthy with yearly vet wellness visits after the dog is brought home.

  • Buyer is responsible for feeding the dog a high-quality dog food. Please view dog food brands on before purchasing. Breeder's note: A low-quality dog food will result in skin, ear, anal gland, coat issues and poor health overall.

  • If the buyer decides he/she doesn't want the dog anymore:

    • the buyer agrees to find the dog a good home based on the dog's needs, and make sure the new home understands the care and maintenance required for the dog.

      • If the dog is not spayed or neutered:

        • The breeder will facilitate the transfer of ownership of the dog. It is the responsibility of the buyer to find the dog a new owner. However, the new owner will sign a spay/neuter contract before taking ownership of the dog or paying the buyer a rehoming fee.

      • If the dog is spayed or neutered:

        • The buyer must update the breeder of the change of ownership immediately.

    • The breeder can rehome the dog at the request of the buyer, subject to the terms below:

      • The buyer must notify the breeder of the intent to rehome the dog via email. There will be a Rehoming Questionnaire required to be filled out by the buyer.

      • Buyer agrees to house the dog and keep the dog safe for at least 30 days from the date of notice to ensure that the Breeder has enough time to find a great home for the dog. The Breeder will facilitate the transfer of ownership to ensure that the dog goes to a safe home that is aware of the care and maintenance required for the dog.

      • The buyer will not receive a refund or a rehoming fee once a new home is found for the dog.
    • If it is discovered that the buyer has given the dog to a puppy mill or animal shelter, there will be a $1,500 fee due to the breeder upon request.

  • If it is found that the buyer has slandered the breeder publicly or privately, the buyer understands that there will be legal action taken if the negative statements cause the breeder to lose business in any way. The buyer understands that we are very open and honest about everything involving our puppies, we will talk to each person on our waiting list about their future puppy before they purchase the puppy from us, and we will always discuss any concerning condition or issue with our reproductive veterinarian specialist.

If the buyer does not comply with the above responsibilities listed under "The Buyer's Responsibility", there will be a $1,500 fee for breach of contract.

Buyer will be responsible for any legal/attorney fees if legal action needs to be taken in order to enforce the terms of this contract, and all legal proceedings will take place in the breeders parish.

ADOPTION INFORMATION | RDL Goldendoodles (2024)


How do you answer a dog adoption question? ›

It's important to be honest. They're not looking for anything too deep or personal. They just want to make sure you're not adopting for the wrong reasons.

What do I need to know before adopting a Goldendoodle? ›

Goldendoodles are prone to ear infections and hip dysplasia and their ears and hips should be checked regularly. Goldendoodles are easy to train. They're usually eager to please, which makes them a good choice for first-time dog owners.

What I wish I knew before getting a doodle? ›

What I Wish I Knew Before Getting a Doodle
  • No doodle is truly hypoallergenic. ...
  • The fur is a lot of maintenance. ...
  • You feel like a bad dog parent when they have to get shaved. ...
  • You will never be alone again after owning a doodle. ...
  • Your entire camera roll will be of your dog. ...
  • Doodles have attitudes.
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What are the behavior issues with Goldendoodles? ›

Goldendoodle issues can include: Aggression. Boredom. Destructive behaviors like mouthing, nipping, chewing.

How do I pass my dog adoption interview? ›

Ask a Lot of Questions

The rescue wants to know that you're committed to providing a forever home. Put together a list of questions you have about the animal. You'll want to ask about any behavioral or health issues that will need to be addressed and be prepared to explain how you'll handle them.

What questions do dog rescues ask references? ›

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  • Have you personally witnessed their care and treatment of animals, and do you feel that they would be a good and responsible pet parent for the pet's entire life?
  • Do they currently have any other pets and how many of each type?
  • Are you aware of any history of rehoming or abuse/neglect to animals?

At what age do Goldendoodles calm down? ›

Even after your doodle loses its puppy teeth at around six to eight months old, puppy-like behavior is likely to continue. Generally speaking, doodles are most hyper during the early stage of life, then become a little more docile at three years old and calm down a lot by the time they reach 10.

Are Goldendoodles worth the money? ›

You Won't Regret Buying Quality

Paying $3000 or more for a Goldendoodle puppy isn't about purchasing a status symbol or a high-priced pet; it's about supporting responsible breeding practices, ensuring your pup's health and happiness, and investing in a lifetime of companionship.

Why not to buy a doodle? ›

Doodles are prone to barking quite a bit, being mouthy, humping, counter-surfing, jumping up on everybody and everything when not shown how you want them to behave. Some can be prone to barrier frustration or reactivity. They will need positively enforced but consistent boundaries.

What is the best doodle for a first time dog owner? ›


Due to their inherent intelligence, Goldendoodles can follow a wide variety of training regimens. They are eager to please nature, making them ideal for first-time owners. Goldendoodles usually take the color of their Retriever ancestors but on rare occasions can be white, black or red.

Do doodles pick one person? ›

Doodles and other similar people-oriented breeds tend to bond with all members of the household. It is generally quite easy to win their affection — a simple belly rub will often do the trick.

Why do Goldendoodles have a bad reputation? ›

They are very much pack animals and need constant attention and something to do. They can become destructive if they are not entertained; prone to seperation anxiety as well. Very hyper and high maintenance.

What is the leading cause of death in Goldendoodles? ›

What is the No. 1 killer of goldendoodles? Cancer appears to be one the main causes of death for goldendoodles, as golden retrievers are one of the main breeds known to suffer from the disease. However, heart disease and bloat are also common causes.

Can Goldendoodles be aggressive? ›

Some Goldendoodles can be nervous or aggressive around unfamiliar dogs, so it's a good idea for their Goldendoodle temperament to socialize them with other dogs early and often as is modeled in our training program, they will become very social dogs.

How do you answer the question why do you want a dog? ›

“I have a dog because I love animals and going for long walks." “When my husband occasionally has to leave for work before dawn, it makes me feel safer to have dogs for protection - in addition to the unconditional love they give!” “I wanted both an incentive and a partner to hike in the Santa Monica Mountains.

How do you describe a dog for adoption? ›

-“Appreciates the finer things in life, like a comfy bed and a delicious meal.” -“A wonderful family dog who's just missing a family!” -“He loves you already… and he hasn't even met you yet!” -“A happy-go-lucky dog who needs a home to call his very own.”

Why are you interested in adopting a dog answer? ›

You save a life.

They have been lost, given up or abandoned. They are all unwanted and helpless. You are giving them a new life in a loving home.

What questions are asked during adoption? ›

Some adoption-specific interview questions could include:
  • What kind of parenting style do you think you will have?
  • Do you understand the adoption process?
  • Are you prepared for the unexpected in the adoption process?
  • Why do you want to adopt a child?

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