PUPPY APPLICATION FOR
(Please note that Annabelle Doodles of New England reserves the right to pick puppy(s) of any litter.)
Thank you for your interest in purchasing one of our Labradoodles! In order for us to get to know you better, we require this completed application.
City, State and Zip: ______________________________________________________
Home Phone: ____________________ Work Phone:_______________________
Cell Phone: ____________________________
Why did you pick ANNABELLE DOODLES? Check all that apply.
website ( ) Reference ( ) Breeder Link ( ) Location ( )
Feed Raw ( ) Health Protocal ( ) Size ( ) Internet/ Facebook ( )
What is your reason for adding a Labradoodle to your life? Please keep in mind these dogs are wonderful but do not do well in homes where there is not enough time to give them the attention, comfort, training and love they desire. They do very well at most work environments. How does this fit into your lifestyle?
Does gender matter? ( ) If it does, what are your reasons for this choice?
Is color an issue? __________
What color (s) are you interested in? ____________________________________
Curly coated doodles require more maintenance. Are you willing to take on this added expenses? ___________
FOR THOSE WITH ALLERGIES:
Does anyone in your family have allergies other than dog allergies? __________. If they are environmental such as grass, flowers, cats, etc. do you realize that your pup/dog may bring such allergens into the house? How will you deal with this: ______________________________________________________________
Most breeders agree that a curly wool coated doodle is the best choice for severe allergy situations. Have you done your research and been exposed to BOTH the puppy coat AND adult coat of a wool coated doodle?
Do you have children living at home? _____ What are their ages and personalities like? ______________________________________________________________
We do prefer only placing pups with families having children no younger than six years old. Very young children can not deal with the nipping that is so common in puppyhood - one of the reasons many doodles have been rehomed! Puppies ARE rambunctious and young families have difficulty finding the time to deal with the training of a new pup AND taking care of their young children. Remember, doodles are highly intelligent and can be very challenging! What makes you think you can do this successfully? __________________________________________________________________
USING DOG SENSE:
Please note that 'marketing hype' is just another form of advertising and should
not be the only reason for this choice. Visiting other Labradoodles, training facilities that have doodles in their classes, visiting dog parks, doodle romps and speaking to responsible doodle owners are a much better representation of this hybrid than unsubstantiated website claims.
Will this be your families first dog? _______ If no, what is your level of experience with dogs in general:
Do you currently own a dog? _____ Age? _____ Breed? _________________
Do you have other pets? _____ What are they? _________________________
Our pups will be approximately 18" tall, is this an agreeable size for you? _____
Does your home have a fenced yard? ___________________________________
If not, how do you plan to contain your new pet? __________________________________________________________________
Where will your puppy be during the day? _______________________________
If you work, will the puppy be alone all day? ______________________________
If yes, will your pup be taken out for a mid-day break and play time? Who will do this? ___________________________________________________________________
THE DOG HOUSE:
Where will the puppy sleep at night?_____________________________________
Have you given thought to crating? _____________________________________
Other options? _____________________________________________________
What is your reason for crating other than 'safety'? ________________________
Are you aware of the time and energy needed to care for a young puppy and are you willing/able to accept that responsibility? _____
Will the cost of caring for this puppy fit comfortably into your budget? (puppy shots, monthly heart worm medication, annual vaccinations, crate, bedding, food, toys, grooming products, grooming appointments, etc.? _____
Are you committed to caring for this dog for his/her lifetime? _____ (Average lifespan is 12 - 15 years old)
Do you own or rent? _____ If renting, how agreeable is your landlord to you having a pet? __________________________________________________________________
Please furnish your landlord's name and number:
TRAINING FOR YOU AND PUPPY!
For a successful companion, it is CRITICAL that your puppy be enrolled in a minimum of two obedience classes. This would be waived if you can provide us with the name of a trainer that will assure me (in writing) to your apptitude for training. I apologize, in advance, if you find this uncomfortable. My primary concern is for the success of your pup in its new environment. Consistency in training is so necessary, that I cannot stress it enough - not only for the pup, but for you (and your family) too!
What training facility would you be using? _______________________________
What is the name and address of your veterinarian or clinic you will be using for the puppy? __________________________________________________________________
Phone number: _____________________________________________
Have you used this vet before? ________________
May we contact them for a reference? __________
We require that a dog be returned to us at your expense, at any point in time, should you determine you are no longer able to care for the dog. Are you willing to agree to this? _____
Please write a summary of what your family, lifestyle and yard is like. Pictures would be welcomed.
NAME AND PHONE NUMBERS OF TWO REFERENCES, PLEASE.
I have answered all of the above questions truthfully. I understand that if any intentionally false statements have been given,
Annabelle Doodles of New England reserves the right to not sell to me.
Thank you very much for taking the time and energy to fill out this application. It will be thoroughly reviewed. Annabelle Doodles of New England will keep you updated of upcoming litters, progress of litters and puppy antics through our AnnaBlog which is located on the Home Page of our website. Please check it weekly!
Joyce & Carl Tabor of ANNABELLE DOODLES of NEW ENGLAND