Puppy Adoption Process

Purchasing a puppy can be a life changing experience and we want you to have a pleasant one with us. We want it to be a smooth process from start to finish, so please look at the steps in adopting a puppy from Cedar Creek.

  1. Browse our website

Please read though our entire website and educate yourself on us, our breeding practices and the breed. It is very important you visit the health page of the breed you’re interested in so you are aware of potential health problems that the breed can have. Our Q & A page has a lot of great information on it as well. Once you have decided this is the right breed for you then you can move on to the next step.

  1. Fill out a puppy application

Once you have decided you would like to move forward in adopting a puppy we ask that you fill out a puppy application so we can learn a little bit about you. This helps us determine if we feel this breed might be a good match for you and if we think this could be a good fit. Dog ownership is a big responsibility and we want to make sure you are ready for this big step.

  1. Place a deposit

Once we have approved your application for one of our puppies, we will contact you via email to confirm. We then ask for a $250 deposit via e-transfer or cheque in the mail. Deposits are non-refundable but they are transferable to another litter if for whatever reason when we have a puppy available for you the timing doesn’t work.

  1. Prepare for the arrival of your puppy

We know how hard it is waiting for a puppy to arrive, but it is a good time to read up on training puppies and puppy proofing your home. The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to bring a new puppy into your home. Once we have a litter of puppies born and we get to your name on our list we like to wait until they are about 2 weeks old to ensure they are healthy and growing well and then we will contact you to let you know what we have available. Puppies go to their new homes at approximately 8 weeks of age.

  1. Picking your puppy

Once we have a litter of puppies and get to your name on the list we will email you with a picture of the puppies and your choices. Depending on where you fall on the list and what your colour and sex preferences are sometimes there can be a choice of multiple puppies and other times there may be only one available. You have the choice to choose one of the puppies from that litter or if you prefer to wait for the sex or colour you had specified in your puppy application, your deposit gets transferred over to the next litter. Once you choose a puppy, we take a 2nd deposit to confirm you will be taking this puppy.

  1. Waiting to pick up your puppy

We will send you an update and a picture of your puppy around 4-6 weeks old so you can watch how they are growing. In the meantime, this is when you should visit our puppy shopping page so you can purchase anything you need to get ready for your puppy’s arrival. Here is a link to some items we recommend purchasing for a new puppy www.amazon.ca/shop/cedarcreekkennels.

  1. Picking up your puppy

When we email you your puppy update, we will together agree on a date and time for you to pick up your puppy. When you come to pick up your puppy, your puppy will be freshly bathed and have had his or her nails trimmed. We will sit together and go over some information with you and answer any questions you might have to ensure a smooth transition. At this time you will fill out our contract and are welcome to meet your puppy’s parents. If you would like to bring a blanket to rub on mom for her scent, please feel free to do so.

  1. Staying in touch

We ask that you send us an email approximately 24 hours after pick-up to update us on how your puppy is doing in their new home. We love our dogs and our puppies and love to stay in touch, so please feel free to send us pictures and updates on your puppies so we can see and hear how they are doing. If you ever have any questions or anything you want to chat about, please feel free to reach out to us. We will do our best to help in any way we can.