Adoption Process

 

HOW TO APPLY- 

To become eligible to purchase one of our puppies you will first need to complete our Puppy Application online. If your family is interested in holding a spot on our reservation list for our current litter or upcoming litter please complete our puppy application as soon as possible. Please make sure your family has thought carefully about the commitment it takes to raise a puppy. To process your application and reserve your spot we require a non-refundable application fee of $300 which will be deducted from the purchase price of your puppy. When you are ready to pay the application fee, please email us for further instructions. English Goldendoodles are quickly becoming a highly sought-after breed, if you're ready to purchase a puppy we suggest you apply right away to avoid a long wait time. If you have specific preferences for your future puppy (time of year, color, generation, size) please be prepared a slightly longer wait time.

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE-

 Once your application fee is received and your application is approved, you will be notified of litter confirmation (pregnancy confirmation). If you are still interested in purchasing a puppy at that time Selah Mountain will mail you our Puppy Purchase Agreement & Health Guarantee. This contract includes your payment plan, terms & conditions of purchase and health guarantee. The signed agreement and 1/2 the total balance(minus the application fee) are due by the litters 3 week birthday (or immediately if the litter is over 3 weeks old). The remaining balance is due by the litters 6 week birthday Sales tax and delivery fees( if needed) are not included in the puppy price and will be added to the total balance. 

The inability to make payments on time will result in your reservation spot being removed from this list. We understand that life doesn't always go as planned, but unfortunately, we are unable to hold your puppy reservation longer than 3 days after a past-due payment if evidence of payment is given. If hardship should occur and you become unable to purchase the puppy, we are willing to work with you on moving your reservation (and current balance) to a later litter. Please keep us in the loop as we are willing to work with you.

 

CHOOSING YOUR PUPPY- 

Puppy picking is based on your spot on the reservation list and is done at 7weeks. The reservation list set up is: pick of the litter is always reserved to Selah Mountain (if we choose to keep a pup) and then by the date application fees were received. So, first payment received means first spot on our reservation list and first pick of puppy (and so on). We will be sending weekly (sometimes more) photos and updates of the litter so that those on the reservation list can get to know the puppies. We feel that picking a puppy should be based on temperament above all else. Since the puppies true personalities do not come out until around week 7, we feel it is best to wait to pick your puppy until then. At week 7 we will have personal dog trainer come in to give each individual puppy a temperament evaluation based on the Volhard testing guide. We are happy to help suggest the puppy available that best fits your preferences. 

We welcome and encourage puppy buyers to come visit the puppies before picking at 7 weeks old. This will you a good sense of the puppies and which particular puppy is drawn to you!

 

BRINGING HOME YOUR PUPPY-

Your puppy will be able to go home when he/she is 8 weeks of age. This puppy will have had their age appropriate vaccinations and deworming medication. Once your payment is paid in full we will schedule a pickup date and time for you to take your puppy home. It is important to not miss this time as we will likely have other puppy buyers scheduled to pick up their puppy's that may conflict with your time if you are late. We like to give each new puppy buyer time to meet us and ask questions so please be on time! We cannot keep puppies longer than 9 weeks of age. If you know that you will not be able to pick up your puppy by that required date, you will need to let us know asap as additional charges may apply. 

We prefer that your puppy does not get shipped to you. If you do require transport for your puppy please let us know as soon as possible so that we can discuss your options. Shipment of puppy will be at the buyer's expense and responsibility. 

 

MOVING YOUR RESERVATION-

If you want to move your reservation for whatever reason to a later litter, you may do so for up to 3 litters. Your spot on the next reservation list may change if you choose to move.  

 

If you have any other questions about the process of adopting a Selah Mountain puppy feel free to contact us!

 

 

Selah Mountain Dogs reserve the right to refuse the sale of any dog for any reason and at any time before the placement of the dog.