FAQS – Swinging Gate Labradoodles North Carolina
What is the adoption fee of an Australian Labradoodle puppy?
Each puppy is $3,000.00 with a $500 non-refundable deposit that is deducted from the total.
Balance and contracts due at 7 weeks of age: $2,500.00
*Note: Effective January. 1, 2021 the adoption fee for all pups will be $3,500.00. Families who submit their application and deposit prior to that date will qualify for 2020 puppy prices $3,000.00.
How do I get on the Families In Waiting list for a puppy?
Once you have submitted your “Adoption Application” and a non-refundable deposit of $500.00, your name is placed on our waiting list in the order the application was received. You will remain on the list until you have chosen a puppy to adopt. You may choose to defer to the next litter, in which case your name will move up on the list.
How long is my non-refundable deposit valid?
The deposit is valid for three years from the time of submission. You will remain on our waiting list until you have either chosen a puppy, or the three years has elapsed. Should you want to remain on the list, you will need to submit an additional $500 non-refundable deposit. This will be deducted from the total $3,000. The balance due at 7 weeks of age would again be $2,500. Each deposit is individual and cannot be combined.
*Note: Effective January. 1, 2021 the adoption fee for all pups will be $3,500.00. Families who submit their application and deposit prior to that date will qualify for 2020 puppy price.
Do you offer discounts for puppies?
We do not offer discounts of any kind.
Are all Australian Labradoodles asthma/allergy friendly?
The Australian Labradoodle is allergy friendly by nature. There are three distinct coat types: wool, fleece and hair. Fleece and Wool tend to affect a person’s allegories less while hair, as with any breed, can sometimes provoke mild allergic reactions. For those with sever allergies, we always suggest a curly puppy.
What size Labradoodles do you breed?
At Swinging Gate Labradoodles, we breed the multi-generation Miniature Australian Labradoodle. Ranging from 18 lbs. for our smallest female to 35 lbs. for our largest male.
Will my puppy have its shots?
Our puppies are raised in our home from birth. When age dictates, each puppy is given the necessary regimen of vaccinations. Each puppy is raised in our home(s) and dewormed at 2, 4, and 6 weeks of age. They then receive their first round of parvo/distemper vaccination, microchip, full physical, fecal examination, and first month of heart worm prevention upon coming home / being transported to training. We provide regular veterinary care throughout the puppies’ early life.
How will I know when it is my turn to pick my puppy?
We use every contact we are provided based off of your application. Once you are able to choose, you have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear from you, we will move on to the next family on our list.
Can we see pictures of Alumni?
Feel free to scroll through our Alumni pages on our website. You are also welcome to check out our social media on Instagram and Facebook. Want to be featured? We encourage all SGL Alumni families to share, like, and tag pictures; using our handle and hashtag to be featured on our accounts.SGL INSTAGRAM SGL FACEBOOK
Can we come visit?
Due to the risk of the spread of Parvo, we do not allow visitors. Parvo is transferred through microscopic fecal matter; often on the bottom of shoes. The risk is too high and we aim to protect, not risk, the health of our pups. *Due to COVID-19, all pick ups are to be discussed and details will be given on proper protocol.
What is a Doodle Stork?
Swinging Gate’s Doodle Stork can deliver your pup to anywhere in the United States! It is the easy and safe way for your pup to travel! The cost is based on time of year and distance traveled. We aim to make your doodle delivery stress free and cost efficient. Please visit our Doodle Stork page for more information. All travel is scheduled through our Doodle Stork directly.
How long do I have to choose a puppy?
Each family is given 24 hours to choose their pup once they have been contacted. If we do not hear from you within that amount of time, we will move to the next family on our list. You are welcome to contact us at any time should you spot your forever doodle on our available puppies page.
Do you offer a training program?
We do! Puppy Kindergarten is a great introduction to daily life for your pup! The program is run by our trainer out of Asheville, NC. They learn the basics of crate, potty, and leash training as well as name recognition. The program is a minimum of 1 week, with a recommended stay of 3 weeks. Some families choose to do a full 4 weeks. Your pup is sent home with a detailed schedule and voice commands so that you are on the same page. The program is $450/week. We transport your pup to training and our Doodle Stork can still be utilized for post-training travel as well. All adoption balances and training costs are to be paid prior to leaving for training.
What if we don’t want to participate in training? Do you provide kenneling if we are unable to pick up or receive our pup?
We do not offer a long-term kenneling option. We have designated pick up days for each litter.
How will I know what food and supplies to buy for my puppy?
Check out our Puppy Supplies page here: PUPPY SUPPLIES
How do I get started with my own breeding program?
Please contact Rachel directly at 704-534-9194 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!