Here are a few questions we have been asked over the years. Please feel free to Contact Us with any question any time.
YES! We look forward to visitors, due to our schedules, we require that you make an appointment.
We also require that you not visit any pet stores or other kennels the week prior to your visit. These places could carry contaminants that are very dangerous to our dogs and puppies. We know that it is very important for you to meet us and your future baby but we must maintain these rules for everyone’s protection.
As a remimder, puppies younger than 5 weeks old will not be able to be handled. Puppies younger than this are extremely fragile, can be hurt very easily and are unprotected by vaccinations.
First, you will need to plan a vet visit. We require that you take your puppy to the vet within 48 hours of pick up. If for some reason you can not go to the vet within 48 hours, please let us know in advance so we may give you a time extension on your contract.
Second, "Puppy Proof "your home. Puppies are very much like toddlers, they will put everything in their mouth. Electical Cords are very dangerous to a curious puppy, make sure they are up and out of puppy reach. Remove any valueable furniture or rugs, from the puppies "area", that you are concerned maybe messed up. This prevents accidents from happening, before hand.
Third, learn as much as possible. There are wonderful books and websites, about raising a good puppy. We have listed a few good books on the Picture Pages page of our site.
Fourth, as a family, discuss your schedules and assign "puppy responsibilities", to each family member. This helps distribute the work, as well as gives bonding time with your new family member. Don't forget to involvle the smaller children, find fun ways for them to help; they can pour food in a bowl, get the leash or help with light grooming. Make raising your puppy a family adventure!
Lastly, make day care arrangements or a potty schedule, with someone that can take the baby out, during the day. Young puppies will have to "go potty" often during the day. Rule of thumb is that they can "hold it" ONE hour for every month of age, meaning an 8 week old puppy can hold it for about two hours.
We let our puppies go home when they are 8 to 10 weeks old in order to insure that they are mature enough to leave their mom and littermates. We always confer with our vet before releasing puppies.
Not until your puppy has all of his shots. He/she will be up-to-date on shots when they leave us but you will need to finish up with your vet. Until then, you should keep your puppy away from places where unknown dogs and other puppies are or have been.
We will provide a complete health record for you when you come to get your pup that includes labels of the vaccines that he/she has received. You may share this with your vet and he/she will be able to tell you what you need from there.
We have years of experience in raising happy, healthy pets and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our kennel. We are glad to give our veterinarian's name and phone number for referral. We can provide other referrals upon request or you can join our Facebook page and speak with some of our families there.
All Cavapoos are born with short, straight, newborn coats. As they get older their newborn coats are replaced by the wavy/curly coat.