If you are interested in bringing home a Blue Ridge Bernedoodle pup, please review the following information and then complete an application. After we have reviewed your application, we’ll contact you with any questions and to discuss a deposit and next steps.
Step 1: Application. Click here to access, complete, and submit an application. https://bit.ly/2SnbLBD.
Step 2: Deposit. After we have reviewed your application to ensure you are ready to provide a great home to a great pup, we’ll contact you regarding a deposit. The deposit is due within 48 hours of your receipt of the email notifying you your application has been approved. The deposit is a non-refundable $500 “earnest money” payment that secures your right to one of the pups in the litter. This deposit will be credited toward the purchase price when you pick up your pup.
If you make a deposit, you are committing to buying a pup, regardless of whether your preferred gender or color is available. If you decline to buy a pup, you may transfer your deposit to the next litter (which likely will be at least one year in the future since we breed fairly rarely), but it cannot be refunded.
Because this deposit is a non-refundable “down payment” on a pup, we only approve and accept as many applications and deposits as there are puppies in the litter. (In other words, if you put down a deposit, you are guaranteed a pup from the current litter. You cannot lose your deposit unless you subsequently choose to back out of the purchase.) The order in which we receive the deposits also determines the order in which you get your “pick of the litter.”
Step 3: Matching. When the litter is born, we'll post an update and photographs to this website or our social media accounts. At around five weeks of age (once the puppies' eyes are open and they are more easily distinguishable from one another), we will contact the prospective homes that have placed a deposit, beginning with the first deposit received and going down the list in chronological order. Each person will pick their top three preferred pups. Each person has 24 hours to give us their top three choices. If the client doesn't respond or give us their choices within 24 hours their place on the deposit list will get bumped or else we will choose for them. We will do our best to accommodate each person's first choice if possible.
Step 4: Pick up or delivery. When the puppies are eight weeks old, they will be ready to go to their new homes. At this point, the pups will have been checked for health by our veterinarian, have received their first round of vaccinations, have been weaned and begun eating solid food, and have begun the first steps of housebreaking. It is important for the puppies to go to their new homes in a timely manner at this age so they can be checked by your veterinarian, begin integrating into your home, and be ready to receive their next round of vaccinations from your veterinarian. We will not hold a pup for you past nine weeks of age without our prior, written agreement to do so, which may require that you pay an additional holding fee in our discretion. Please review your schedule in advance and be sure you are ready to bring your new puppy home on or around the weekend of their eight-week birthday. (The pup will need to stay in your home, since pups cannot be boarded at commercial facilities until they have received their final immunizations and vaccinations at 12 weeks of age.)
Our preferred method for you to meet your new puppy is to come to our home in Greenville, South Carolina. There, you'll meet your new pup, exchange some paperwork (discussed below), receive some items to help ease the transition to your home (i.e., some of the food the puppy is already accustomed to eating, a suitably small collar and leash, some age appropriate chew toys, and a small blanket that carries the scent of Stella and the pup's littermates), and pay the remaining balance of the purchase price with a certified check or cash.
Alternatively, when necessary, we can arrange to bring the puppy to you for delivery. Because of the additional time, expense, and administrative burden required to deliver a pup, this service is available only for an additional fee. The pup can be delivered to you at your home either by us or by a trusted courier we know personally. (We've found that shipping pups by air cargo is both traumatic on the pup and often logistically impossible due to air carrier restrictions relating to the temperatures at the starting and ending locations and while in transit in the plane's cargo area.). This service is available for an additional fee calculated as the actual costs of the delivery (i.e, airfare and/or mileage plus a reasonably priced overnight stay when necessary) plus a $500 fee for the courier's time.
Step 5: Paperwork and follow-up. At the time you receive your new puppy, you'll also receive a copy of our health guarantee. This guarantee warrants the pup for one year against genetic or congenital health conditions that materially impairs the use or enjoyment of the dog and is diagnosed by your veterinarian and if we choose, confirmed by a veterinarian of our choosing. For this guarantee to be effective, you must have your new puppy initially examined by your veterinarian within two weeks of taking your puppy home. If that requirement is fulfilled, and if at any point thereafter prior to the pup's first birthday he or she is determined to suffer from a genetic or congenital condition that materially impairs your use or enjoyment of the dog, we will accept your return of the dog and will either, in our sole discretion, replace the puppy with another one from our next litter or will refund your money.
At the time you receive your new puppy, you will also be required to sign a spay/neuter contract. We do not sell pups to breeders nor do we sell them with breeding rights. We require you to spay or neuter your new pup prior to is first birthday and to send us a hard copy or scanned copy of the veterinarian's invoice or other proof of completion.
Because Bernedoodles (like other breeds of "doodles") are not recognized by the American Kennel Club ("AKC"), your pup will not come with any certificate of registration from the AKC or any other canine-registering body, nor will it be a candidate for AKC registration or certification.