Lamgo Farms Policy & Procedures
Goldendoodles (medium, mini, petite, pocket), Double Doodles, Sheepadoodles, Golden Sheepie Doodles, Golden Mountain Doodles and Aussie Doodles:
In order to protect our puppies, customers, and family, we accept visitors by scheduled appointments only after the puppies have reached 6 weeks of age. This will be during the normal puppy "picking" appointment time for those who have placed a deposit on one of our reservation lists.
Unlimited pictures and videos will always be sent upon request as often as they are requested to ease your choice leading up to the week of the pick. Weeky pictures are taken of our puppies and video is published on our YouTube channel, Happenings at Lamgo Farms, once a week starting at week 3 through week 7. It is possible for viruses and bacteria to spread from visitors to the puppies, endangering the entire litter; therefore these precautions are necessary.
Puppy Selection Process (aka, Picking):
The picking order is determined by the order in which the deposits are received. Your choice of male or female preference is requested (not required) at the time you place your deposit. On the day of picking, you will be given pictures (if from out of town) or you will come for your scheduled appointment for a visit to pick from the remaining puppies. Each owner gets 45 minutes to choose your puppy and then an additional 15 minutes to go over instructions and play with your puppy.
Those choosing from out of town may choose with the help of our YouTube videos and temperament testing results. Usually, from the start, when a deposit is received, customers have an idea which puppy they are interested in purchasing. We always try to get you the puppy of your choice.
Our Doodles are available to go home at 8 weeks of age. Our tiny Pocket doodles typically go home around 9 weeks old or until they are close to the 2 lb mark. Please note Copies of our Health Guarantee, Application, and purchase agreement are all available via e-mail by request.
We have based our Puppy Picking Policy for the Doodles on certain variables specific to the breed. The fact that the doodle coats take time to develop true thickness, texture, length, and coloring; along with the maturing process of temperaments; it is very difficult for owners to simply pick their future family member at a few weeks old by simply looking at a newborn picture. This is why there is a picking order and selection takes place at 6 weeks of age. Those first to place a deposit, simply have more puppies to choose from, not a lower quality. Please note that because of our quality breeding practices, there is not one bad pick of the litter. If you are truly unhappy with the selection at hand for any reason, we are happy to discuss your options with you. The deposit is not refundable but is transferrable to a future litter. Our goal is to match each family with the right puppy of their choice. Lamgo Farms cannot guarantee the exact color, size, temperament and coat the puppy will turn out to be.
Your new puppy will have been dewormed, had its first set of shots, dew claws removed, and commencement of potty and crate training and taught the basic commands by pick up day. Puppies will be ready for pick up and shipping at eight or 9 weeks of age (Pocket or toy Goldendoodles). Puppies not picked up by the scheduled pick-up date will be charged an additional $30 per day boarding fee unless other arrangements have been made by Lamgo Farms. We do offer an extended stay program. Puppies staying past the pick up date continue training and daily schedule, therefore the additional fee is necessary. Please see the shipping and Bringing Home Baby pages for more information.
Lamgo Farms Does guarantee the general health of your pet for the first three business days after you receive your pet. You are encouraged to take your pup to see a vet within this time. We also encourage all pups to have limited or no access to other animals, outdoors and public facilities until 12 weeks of life when they are properly and fully vaccinated. All Doodle puppies also come with a 1 yr limited genetic health warranty covering hips and eyes (will be e-mailed). Each puppy will be sent home with a free 30 day insurance coverage through Trupanion.
If at any time you are unable to care for your pup during it's lifetime, Lamgo Farms asks that you give us the opportunity to take back the pup or adult dog to place it for you. We never want to see one of our pups in a shelter or put to sleep. We will not, however, exchange funds or reimburse any funds for this service. All puppies are sold with a spay or neuter contract. We do not sell our puppies for breeding. Certain breeders may be considered. Failure to spay females prior to 6 months of age and neuter males prior to 5 months of age will void your Health Warranty. Prior to delivery, all puppies will have been properly socialized and temperament tested. If at any time you have any questions both during and after your experience with Lamgo Farms, please feel free to call. We are here to help. Thank you for your patronage!