Step 1: Research!
Picking out a puppy is like picking out a new family member. As responsible breeders, we care about every one of our newborns and we want them to live a good life with a good family.
We encourage all our customers to do their research and understand the difference in the breeds and their specific traits and take time to learn more about us, what we offer, and whether or not our puppies are the right fit for your family.
You may be wondering, why do you have puppies available if you are a reputable doodle breeder when other responsible breeders have a lengthy waitlist?
Unlike most breeders, we don’t use a waitlist to accept deposits to reserve a puppy before they are even born. Instead, we wait until they are between 4 – 6 weeks old to list them available on our website to start accepting deposits.
All our families love this reservation process as it allows them to learn all the details about their new puppy. Such as seeing current photos, knowing who the parents are, expected adult weight, learning more about their temperament and personality, and knowing exactly when the puppy is ready to go home before placing a financial commitment!
You’ll find information on all our available puppies here. Updated regularity with available puppies and sold puppies, our website is a one-stop shop for research, reservation, and continual conversation. Therefore, if you see a puppy you like, and the website says “available,” you’ll know that they indeed are!
If no puppies are currently available, you can sign up for our notification list to be notified as soon as we post a new litter of puppies available for reservation on our website.
When you fall in love with one of our puppies, the next step is to contact us by email or phone.
Step 2: Get in touch!
Central Illinois Doodles believes in getting to know all our customers to ensure that your puppy is an excellent fit for you and your family. That’s why before placing a deposit, we ask that you please contact us about your preferred puppy and let us help you find the perfect one.
See a puppy you like from our current litter? Reach out! We can’t wait to meet you!
Step 3: Reserve your puppy!
Once we’ve answered your questions and discussed the perfect puppy, the next step is to reserve your puppy with a non-refundable deposit of $300 for Goldendoodle puppies and $500 for Bernedoodle puppies.
To reserve your puppy, click on the available puppies page and find your puppy. Click on the profile of the puppy you wish to reserve. This will take you to that puppy’s profile page with its final purchase price. Click on the “Make a Deposit” to pay your reservation fee through PayPal.
We prefer this method for your reservation fee because it offers buyer and seller protection to have peace of mind about your purchase.
Once you place your deposit, you’ll receive an email receipt for your payment showing the puppy you’ve reserved and the remaining purchase price due for your new Goldendoodle or Bernedoodle puppy.
Our goal is to work with you and ensure a happy, stress-free experience. Rest assured, if any issues arise during the process, we’ll do our absolute best to work it out together so that you come away happy.
Our notification list for a future litter is the best option if all our available puppies are reserved. You can sign up to receive a notification as soon as we post a new litter of puppies. We never send spam and keep all your information confidential.
Step 4: Watch your puppy grow!
To allow the puppies to mature and receive their initial vaccinations, we keep our pups for 8 weeks of age before you can take them home. Once our puppies reach a minimum of 8 weeks of age, they are ready to leave our home and make their way to yours! Until then, we’ll be in communication with you as they grow. We’ll upload bi-weekly photos to their profiles to keep you posted on your puppy’s growth, health, and development.
During these 8 weeks, it’s a good idea to begin readying your home and preparing to have a new puppy with you and your family. You can email or call us anytime to discuss specific questions such as vaccinations, spay/neutering, or anything else you can think of. This way, when welcoming your new Goldendoodle puppy or Bernedoodle puppy to your home, you are 110% ready!
On some rare occasions, our puppies are not quite ready to leave their nest at 8 weeks of age. For their health and wellbeing, we reserve the right to hold them longer than this should they need it. Should this happen in your case, rest assured you will be kept in the loop on all aspects so you know when you can expect your puppy is ready to come home.