FAQs

Still have questions about Countryside Doodles, our adoption process, or our puppies? Browse our FAQs for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

Absolutely! We ensure the following health tests for all of our breeding dogs:

  • Eyes/Vision - Tested biannually by a veterinary ophthalmologist
  • PRA-Eye Disorder - DNA testing with results evaluated by Optigen, Pawsitive ID, or Vetgen.  One parent needs to be PRA in order to produce unaffected puppies. We test all of our male dogs.
  • Heart Health - Our dogs are tested before and after age one to receive their OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Certificate.
  • Hip Health - Our dogs are tested with results evaluated by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) or Penn Hip.
  • Elbow Health - Our dogs are tested with results evaluated by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) or Penn Hip.
  • Patellar Luxation - Our dogs are tested with results evaluated by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) or Penn Hip.
  • Von Willebrand Testing - Von Willebrand is a blood clotting disease found in Poodles and Doodles. We provide DNA testing with results evaluated by Optigen, Pawsitive ID, or Vetgen.  One parent needs to be PRA in order to produce unaffected puppies. We test all of our male dogs.

We also offer a 26-Month Genetic Health Guarantee for all our puppies, which covers any life-threatening, genetic disorders. The health guarantee does not cover lifestyle-induced illnesses.

Please click here for more details on our extensive health testing.

We do offer a 26-Month Genetic Health Guarantee for all our puppies, which covers any life-threatening, genetic disorders. The health guarantee does not cover lifestyle-induced illnesses.

For the sake of your puppy’s well being, we’re unable to ship puppies via cargo. However,  you can fly into Washington Dulles airport and we can arrange to meet you at the airport for an additional $125. (Please note: we can not meet at the airport on the designated puppy pick up date as we will have to be at home meeting all the other families) In some cases, we may also be able to fly with your puppy or deliver your puppy via car, at an additional fee.  You can also hire a puppy transporter company, or a flight Nannie to deliver your puppy to you.  Price depends on what option you choose. Please ask about these services prior to submitting your application.

Our puppies cost a flat $3,500 to adopt. Your application fee is part of this expense—in other words, you’ll pay $300 at the time of application, followed by $3,200 to finalize the adoption. This fee covers your Puppy Care Package, which includes:

  • Contract and Health Guarantee (26 months)
  • Health Certificate from our veterinarian
  • Shot Records for your puppy
  • Copies of AKC or CKC papers on parents
  • Copies of Health Clearances on parents
  • 30 Days of Free Pet Insurance
  • Training info
  • $5.00 discount on TLC Puppy food
  • Lifetime support

We have a local trainer that we work with . She has a puppy Jump Start program that see offers to our families ! If interested you can let me know and I will be happy to give you more info. If families decide they would like the puppy jump start program. We can deliver your puppy straight to the trainer for a $75 delivery fee. 

Here at Countryside we do not use a picking order as we match the pups to families, and do not have families pick puppies. So it does not matter if you send the 1st application or the last application. I match pups to families from the info provided on the application (the more info the better). I put a lot of time and effort into evaluating each pup from birth until I match each one with a family. The only time that order of application is used is if I have 3 people that request a male and only 2 males are born.

The reason I match pups to families is because I have many years of experience with the doodle breeds. I am with these pups day in and day out 24hrs a day. I do not match pups to families until about 7 weeks of age, as by this time all pups have been to my vet and have a clean bill of health, I can then tell about what size I expect them to be as adults, I can then tell what coat type each pup should have (if you notice all pups are born pretty much flat coated) it takes time for the coat to grow so you can tell what coat type they will have. And of course by then they are showing their personalities.

My hope is that this pup will be a part of your family for 10-15 years. I feel that it is not good judgment for a family to come out and spend maybe 30 mins to 1 hour meeting pups and pick a pup. As people may say “I like that one because it is the calmest, However that maybe the most active pup in the litter it just happened to be tired out that 1hr they visited” or they might say “I like that pup cause it is so cute” However, no matter how cute a puppy maybe, it’s personality may not be right for your life style” It take different personalities for different lifestyles. A puppy that goes to a family with several kids will be different then a puppy that goes to a retired couple. It is very important to me that these pups are placed in their forever homes!! I spend a lot of time matching these pups with the right families.

No puppies will leave here before at least 8 weeks of age. Once the pups are born, I will designate a pick up day for each litter. Families will have to pick their puppy up on that designated day !!! You will have at least 1 month to plan for that date.

COUNTRYSIDE'S ADOPTION PROCESS

How we work here at Countryside

Once we receive your application, You will be placed on our waiting list !

Once we have a litter/puppy that meets your requirements listed in the application we will notify you.

When you fill out an application you are applying for a space for a puppy from a particular litter. Not a particular puppy in the litter.

Once we confirm you for a particular litter
You will receive updated of the litter as they grow. 1 day, about 2 ½ weeks and about 4-5 weeks and then a picture of the pup matched to their family at about 7 weeks.

We do not use a picking order as we match the pups to families, and do not have families pick puppies. So it does not matter if you send the 1st application or the last application. I match pups to families from the info provided on the application (the more info the better). I put a lot of time and effort into evaluating each pup from birth until I match each one with a family. The only time that order of application is used is if I have 3 people that request a male and only 2 males are born.

The reason I match pups to families is because I have many years of experience with the doodle breeds. I am with these pups day in and day out 24hrs a day. I do not match pups to families until about 7 weeks of age, as by this time all pups have been to my vet and have a clean bill of health, I can then tell about what size I expect them to be as adults, I can then tell what coat type each pup should have (if you notice all pups are born pretty much flat coated) it takes time for the coat to grow so you can tell what coat type they will have. And of course by then they are showing their personalities.

My hope is that this pup will be a part of your family for 10-15 years. I feel that it is not good judgment for a family to come out and spend maybe 30 mins to 1 hour meeting pups and pick a pup. As people may say “I like that one because it is the calmest, However that maybe the most active pup in the litter it just happened to be tired out that 1hr they visited” or they might say “I like that pup cause it is so cute” However, no matter how cute a puppy maybe, it’s personality may not be right for your life style” It take different personalities for different life styles. A puppy that goes to a family with several kids will be different then a puppy that goes to a retired couple. It is very important to me that these pups are placed in their forever homes!! I spend a lot of time to match these pups with the right families.

No puppies will leave here before at least 8 weeks of age. Once the pups are born, I will designate a pick up weekend for each litter. Any pup that is not picked up by the pickup date there will be a boarding fee of $25.00 a day added to the balance.

Any pup that needs to be shipped must be paid in full before shipping occurs.

Any puppy that goes to our local trainer (Independent k9) must be paid before delivered to Training

Final Payment must be cash, certified check or money order (No personal check are accepted for final payments)

Please note: Applications are not reviewed and are deleted without the $300 application fee.

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