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PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT POLICIES

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H O W  T O  J O I N  O U R  W A I T L I S T :

Step 1) Read through our website and decide if having one of our puppies is right for you. Everything you need to know can be found on THE  PROGRAM page.

Step 2) Fill out the interest form found HERE, so we can get an idea of what you're looking for.

Step 3) After filling out the interest form, I will email you to talk through different litter options and time frames. If you have any questions for us or would like to schedule a phone call, that will be done during this time. When you're ready, you'll fill out our Reservation Agreement. Once the Reservation Agreement is submitted, you can send in your $300 nonrefundable fee.

Step 4) Once we receive your reservation fee, I'll email you a receipt and add you to the waiting list! You'll get access to the online waiting list so that you can keep track of where you are as you move up, as well as planned upcoming litters.

Step 5) You can follow our Facebook page, Ruby Doodles of Louisiana - Goldendoodles, for updates. You can also join our private group on Facebook for our puppy owners to ask questions and post updates, Ruby Doodles - Owner's Group.

Step 6) You can begin to make payments whenever you want that will go towards your balance. Each time a payment is made, you'll get a receipt showing your payment and your balance.

H O W  D O E S  O U R  W A I T L I S T  W O R K ?

Step 1) When a breeding is successful, and when a mama is confirmed pregnant about a month later, we will go down the waiting list and contact you if we think your turn will come up on the waiting list for that litter. We will only contact those with the specific size preference of that litter. You will have 4 weeks from the time of pregnancy confirmation and the puppies are born to decide if you want to pick from the litter. Ask as many questions as you want during this time in order to determine if this litter is right for you.

 

Step 2) When the puppies are born, we'll contact you again to update you on their birth. We'll offer you your pick number based on where you are on the waiting list, and if you accept, you'll be added to the Pick List.

 

Step 3) I'll keep you updated every week with pictures of each puppy and updates on their training and exposure. You'll get a list of recommended supplies to purchase, and a timeline of when they go the vet and when Pick Day will be.

Step 4) Puppy Pick Day will occur at 8 weeks old (usually the previous or following weekend). 8 weeks is the best time to evaluate structure (for breeding quality purposes to determine which puppy we'd like to keep back for our program) and temperaments. The puppies have also had their first round of shots and a full veterinarian exam to rule out health related issues before they are 8 weeks. This day (or days, depending on how many puppies we have) will be the day that you will meet the puppies, spend time with each of them, and pick out the perfect puppy for your family. Everyone will come over in the order of the waiting list, separately by appointment. You will bring home your puppy on this day. PUPPY PICKS ARE FINAL. Once you leave our property and the person after you on the Pick List arrives, you cannot change your mind.

 

Step 5) At any point when your turn is up for a litter, you can PASS to another upcoming litter. You can even accept a pick number, show up on Pick Day 8 weeks later, and leave without a puppy. However, you are only allowed 3 total passes if your preferred gender and size is available. This means that if you have a medium size preference and we offer you a pick number, if you choose to pass you'll be using one of your 3 passes. If you do accept your pick number for your preferred size litter but your preferred gender isn't available at 8 weeks old when your turn comes to pick, you will not be using one of your 3 passes. We ask that you only get on our waiting list if you are ready to commit to a puppy, and you're open to any color. If you've used all 3 passes because the timing didn't work for you or you didn't like the colors of the puppies offered to you, you can choose to pay another reservation fee and keep your spot on the waiting list, or be removed from the waiting list. *We currently have people on the 2025 list and the Inactive list. If you choose to pass more than 3 times and pay another reservation fee for the following year, you'll be moved behind those that are currently already on the 2025 list and the Inactive list.

 

Step 6) If you cannot pick out a puppy in person due to your schedule or location, I can send you pictures and videos a few days before Pick Day so that you can make a good decision, and we will figure out travel arrangements later.

 

Step 9) On Puppy Pick Day, the full balance of your puppy will be due. I will go over all of the paperwork and health warranty with you, you'll sign the Warranty, and I'll give you four servings of your puppy's current dog food, the crate that your puppy is used to sleeping in, your puppy's bed, and a toy or blanket with his/her litter mates' scent. I will also go over training tips and show you what we've done so far with your puppy and how you can continue their training.

Step 10) Take home your new best furiend and enjoy!!

T E R M S  &  C O N D I T I O N S :

  • Our reservation fees are $300 and are nonrefundable. We are holding your spot and keeping you informed and updated, so any request for a refund after we've held your spot for any amount of time will be denied.

  • This fee only allows for 3 passes when your turn comes if your preferred size or gender is available. If your turn comes and your preferred size or gender is not available, you are able to pass as many times as necessary.

  • When a litter is born and your turn comes up on the waiting list, we will contact you for confirmation of a pick number. If you do not respond within 12 hours, we have the right to skip your turn and offer your spot to the person behind you.

  • If you would like to be removed from our waiting list at anytime, a written request must be made by email.

  • If circumstances arise and you need to push your timeline back for a puppy, we can move you to our inactive list. Your reservation fee previously paid will be honored when you are ready to move back onto the active waiting list, but your balance is subject to change if we've increased our prices.

  • We reserve first pick spot for our breeding program to ensure that we are always choosing the best quality puppies to continue our lines. If we choose not to pick a puppy in a litter, we will offer first pick spot for those on the waiting list for an extra fee of $500.

  • We use email as our main form of communication. Once we send an email, you'll be notified by text message.

  • If we don't receive a response within 72 hours after sending communication at any time, you'll be notified of impending removal within 24 hours. If we don't receive a response within 24 hours, you'll be removed from our waiting list.

  • We reserve the right to remove anyone from our waiting list at any time if we believe they weren't truthful on their reservation fee agreement.

 

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Warranty

WARRANTY

The following will be read over and signed by the Breeder and the Buyer on Pick Day. Our Health Warranty is precise and detailed due to the differences in opinions of several veterinarians.

In the event that the buyer gives the seller fake money and/or the buyer’s check cannot be processed due to non-sufficient funds, or the funds are disputed and withdrawn from Paypal, Venmo, or any other electronic form of payment, the buyer will be responsible for any NSF or other fees charged, and the puppy will be returned to the breeder immediately with no reimbursements of expenses to the buyer.

 

H E A L T H  G U A R A N T E E :

  • All puppies are successfully weaned from the mother at the time of the sale.

  • All puppies are up to date on shots and de-worming medications.

  • All puppies have been thoroughly examined by a veterinarian and will go home with a health certificate from the veterinarian.

 

H E A L T H  W A R R A N T Y :

  • Buyer has 3 days from the date of purchase to get the puppy examined by a veterinarian for any sickness or disease. If a sickness or disease is discovered in the puppy during that time, buyer can choose between the following two options:

1.     A full refund will be offered in exchange for the puppy if the puppy is returned within 7 days after being released by the breeder, or

2.     Breeder will pay for medication for the treatment of any parasites, viruses, ear issues, and/or worms found in the puppy, up to the purchase price of the puppy. This includes giardia, coccidia, parvovirus, hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, heartworms, ear mites, ear yeasts, and ear infections. If the puppy is insured by health insurance, the breeder will reimburse the buyer for the out of pocket costs paid by the buyer, not the costs that was covered by health insurance, up to the original price up the puppy.

  • If the dog is diagnosed with hip or elbow dysplasia, the cost of surgery will be covered by the breeder up to the original purchase price of the dog if all of the following statements are true:

1.     The dog is diagnosed with mild, moderate, or severe hip or elbow dysplasia between 18 and 24 months old. The dog has to be finished growing before diagnosing. If the hip dysplasia is genetic, it would be shown during this time. If the hip dysplasia is environmentally caused, it would be shown later on in their life.

2.     The diagnosis of dysplasia comes from the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing.

3.     The hip or elbow dysplasia was not caused by trauma or high-impact exercises (including staircases).

4.     The dog isn't considered overweight at the time of diagnosis. Breeder will get a second opinion from vet of her choosing.

5.     The dog was spayed or neutered after 10 months of age.

  • If the dog is diagnosed with dental issues:

1.     If the dog is diagnosed with Base Narrow Canines: The breeder will cover the out of pocket cost of surgery if the puppy is in obvious pain due to dental issues. The cost of surgery will only be covered by the breeder if the surgery is done at the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing, and the puppy is showing signs of pain. These signs include inflammation, bleeding, inability to eat normally or play with toys, and chew on bones or chew toys. The buyer understands that the puppy’s mouth and teeth are still growing and will continue to grow at different rates until they are full grown. The puppy teeth should be pulled as a last resort due to the importance of the canines in tongue retention and risk of damaging the adult tooth. The buyer understands that in the case of base narrow canines, a puppy’s palate is soft and has already made a pocket for the tooth, hereby allowing the puppy to close his/her mouth painlessly. Base Narrow Canines are very common and are usually fixed once the adult teeth come in, but if the puppy still has Base Narrow Canines once the dog is a year old, the breeder will cover the cost of surgery to fix the issue by the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing. Breeder will NOT reimburse or cover expenses related to dental issues if the buyer chooses to have the puppy canines pulled without pain, swelling, redness, or inflammation present. CONTINUED: A personal note: Base narrow canines are considered "heritable", but mostly it just comes from poodles having a more narrow jaw. Most veterinarians will not raise awareness on this issue if they see a puppy with base narrow canines, instead they will just watch and make sure the puppy outgrows the issue timely. However, there are some veterinarians out there that will scare the owners into pulling the puppy teeth, and they are convincing. If you do choose to do this, we will not be responsible for any damages caused by this procedure, and you are doing this at your own risk. Those veterinarians and personal research will convince you to pull the teeth because they say "pulling the teeth will allow the adult teeth to come in correctly". However, the teeth correct as the jaw grows, without the teeth being pulled. Out of the many cases of base narrow canines we've had (usually one in each litter, sometimes up to 3 puppies in a litter), 100% of those cases have corrected within a few weeks (average 2-3 weeks), without the puppy teeth being pulled. The facts are hard to ignore, and this is not an exaggeration. Puppy canines will fall out at 5 months and adult canines grow in correctly no matter what, but most of the time the base narrow canines correct as the jaw grows a bit way before those canines fall out on their own. We have never had an aggressive puppy due to base narrow canines, they have never acted as if they were in pain, and they have all eaten and played as normal with base narrow canines. There are rare cases of base narrow canines where the case is extreme and does not correct when the adult teeth are fully in, but that is very rare and has never happened in any of our lines. Choose your vet wisely.

2.     If the dog is diagnosed with an underbite, overbite, or retained puppy teeth, the breeder will cover the out of pocket cost of surgery to fix the issue, up to the original purchase price of the dog, if the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing advises that the issue needs to be fixed due to health related issues, at the time that the veterinarian of the breeder’s choosing says it needs to be fixed. In these cases, the issue is usually very mild and cosmetic. Rare cases could occur when the dog is unable to eat or chew properly and surgery would be necessary.

  • If the dog is male and is diagnosed with Cryptorchidism:

1.     The breeder will cover the portion of the surgery cost related to the removal the undescended or retained testicle during the puppy’s neuter surgery if the testicle is not descended by 6 months of age. The buyer understands that the testicles are commonly both descended by 12 weeks old but may also take up to 6 months of age. The buyer also understands that pain or complications are rare in these cases and there should be no rush to neuter until at least 6 months of age due to the risk of arthritis and structural issues.

  • If the dog is diagnosed with a hernia:

1.     The breeder will cover the out of pocket cost of the hernia repair if it hasn’t closed on its own by 6 months of age, if the owner’s veterinarian deems the hernia in need of repair. If the owner decides to have their veterinarian repair the hernia during the dog’s spay or neuter surgery after 6 months of age, the breeder will cover the portion of the surgery cost related to the hernia repair. If, before the dog reaches 6 months of age, the owner’s veterinarian deems the hernia to be critical and in need of repair immediately, the breeder will cover the cost of the hernia repair surgery. The buyer understands that most umbilical hernias are innocent and should resolve on their own.

  • If the dog is diagnosed with a heart murmur:

1.     The breeder will refund the purchase price of the dog if the dog has a non-physiologic grade 3 heart murmur present between 12 and 24 months of age. If the dog has a grade 2 non-physiologic heart murmur present between 12 and 24 months of age, the breeder will refund half of the purchase price of the dog. The diagnosis MUST be made by a veterinary cardiologist after performing an echocardiogram. If a grade 2 or higher heart murmur is present after 12 months of age, the breeder will pay for an echocardiogram to be completed to rule out any underlying issues. If the echocardiogram shows a normal heart with no canine heart disease, there will be no refund given. The breeder will require that a heartworm test be performed on the dog after the diagnosis, and if the dog is heartworm positive, no refund will be given. The buyer understands that innocent “heart murmurs are not serious and often resolve with time. They are most commonly found in young dogs and are typically a grade 3 or less” (https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/heart-murmur).

  • If the dog is found to have any other genetic conditions EXCLUDING those listed above before 2 years of age that greatly affects the quality of life of the dog, a full refund will be given to the buyer or another puppy will be given of the buyer's choice, subject to the terms below:

1.      This warranty does not cover juvenile cataracts or other genetic eye conditions if the dog is on Ivermectin or Moxidectin and/or an oral flea/tick pill, unless the owner agrees to withhold Ivermectin or Moxidectin and/or the oral flea/tick pill for 3 months and then re-examine the dog's eyes.

2.     This warranty does not cover allergies of any kind. Allergies can happen any time in any generation and can be caused by environmental and food factors.

3.     This warranty does not cover any nutritionally caused conditions, such as chronic yeast infections, skin conditions, or DCM. A high-quality dog food is highly recommended from the time you bring home your puppy.

4.     This warranty does not cover seizures or epilepsy unless the seizures are recurring (the dog has had more than 1) and the owner can prove that the dog has NOT received oral flea and heartworm medications. Breeder's note:   Dogs can be sensitive to chemicals and toxins. Chemicals & toxins from flea & heartworm prevention, flea shampoo, over vaccinating, or even lawn chemicals can build up in their system over time. Studies show that environmental factors play a big role in canine epilepsy. Golden retrievers and Poodles are prone to epilepsy, although it is rare, health insurance is recommended.

4.     If the dog is diagnosed with luxating patellas, out of pocket cost of surgery will be paid by the breeder, up to the price of the purchase price of the dog, if the luxating patella condition is a grade 1 or 2.

5.     This warranty is void if the dog is not spayed or neutered by the time the dog reaches 18 months of age.

6.     In the case of death, a necropsy report will need to be performed by a veterinarian if the dog's death was the result of a possible genetic disease or disorder.

 

B U Y E R  R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y :

  • Buyer is responsible for spay/neuter of the dog before 18 months of age, and proof must be sent to the Breeder. If the dog is bred without approval from the breeder, and the applicable breeding rights weren't paid for at the time of the sale of the puppy, an additional $2,500 will be due to the breeder immediately. In this case, there will be no refund or reimbursements given to the buyer by the breeder. This includes any vet bills and expenses for food, shelter, medication, etc. The buyer understands that we do this to protect our puppies from going to puppy mill breeders, back yard breeders, and those who have no knowledge and experience of breeding. Buyer understands that we only sell breeding rights to experienced breeders who agree to do the necessary health testing, screening, and temperament and structural evaluations for their dogs in order to better our bloodlines and the overall breed of goldendoodles.

  • Buyer is responsible for keeping the dog healthy with yearly vet wellness visits after the dog is brought home.

  • Buyer is responsible for feeding the dog a high-quality dog food. Please view dog food brands on dogfoodadvisor.com before purchasing. Breeder's note: A low-quality dog food will result in skin, ear, anal gland, coat issues and poor health overall.

  • If the buyer decides he/she doesn't want the dog anymore:

    • the buyer agrees to find the dog a good home based on the dog's needs, and make sure the new home understands the care and maintenance required for the dog.

      • If the dog is not spayed or neutered:

        • The breeder will facilitate the transfer of ownership of the dog. It is the responsibility of the buyer to find the dog a new owner. However, the new owner will sign a spay/neuter contract before taking ownership of the dog or paying the buyer a rehoming fee.         

      • If the dog is spayed or neutered:

        • The buyer must update the breeder of the change of ownership immediately.

    • The breeder can rehome the dog at the request of the buyer, subject to the terms below:

      • The buyer must notify the breeder of the intent to rehome the dog via email. There will be a Rehoming Questionnaire required to be filled out by the buyer.

      • Buyer agrees to house the dog and keep the dog safe for at least 30 days from the date of notice to ensure that the Breeder has enough time to find a great home for the dog. The Breeder will facilitate the transfer of ownership to ensure that the dog goes to a safe home that is aware of the care and maintenance required for the dog.

      • The buyer will not receive a refund or a rehoming fee once a new home is found for the dog.
    • If it is discovered that the buyer has given the dog to a puppy mill or animal shelter, there will be a $1,500 fee due to the breeder upon request.

  • If it is found that the buyer has slandered the breeder publicly or privately, the buyer understands that there will be legal action taken if the negative statements cause the breeder to lose business in any way. The buyer understands that we are very open and honest about everything involving our puppies, we will talk to each person on our waiting list about their future puppy before they purchase the puppy from us, and we will always discuss any concerning condition or issue with our reproductive veterinarian specialist.

 

If the buyer does not comply with the above responsibilities listed under "The Buyer's Responsibility", there will be a $1,500 fee for breach of contract.

 

Buyer will be responsible for any legal/attorney fees if legal action needs to be taken in order to enforce the terms of this contract, and all legal proceedings will take place in the breeders parish.

 

 

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