HOW TO APPLY
Adopting a Golden Honey Kennel puppy is a big commitment, and we want to work with your family to ensure that you are confident moving forward with adding a puppy to your family. Either with an email or a phone call, it all starts with when you reach out to us! Which leads to our family getting to know yours and your family getting to know us. Once you have decided to add a Golden Honey puppy to your family, we will have you fill out our Adoption Application and once approved, submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 which will be deducted from the purchase price of your puppy. Please note, Golden Honey Kennel does not reserve by gender or guarantee color, size or gender or personality.
Approved applicants who have submitted their deposit will be notified of litter confirmation as well as when the litter has successfully whelped. After the litter has whelped:
At One Week - The Golden Honey Agreement contract will be emailed to you for your review. This contract details your payment plan, terms & conditions of purchase and health guarantee.
At Three Weeks - The non-refundable payment of one-half of the total balance due must be paid in order to retain pick position.
At Homecoming Appointment - The Golden Honey Agreement contract will be presented for signature and final payment will be due.
Payments can be made via Venmo or cash only. No checks will be accepted. The inability to make payments on time will result in your reservation spot being removed from the reservation list. We understand that life doesn't always go as planned, but unfortunately, we are unable to hold your puppy reservation longer than five days after a past-due payment. If hardship should occur and you become unable to purchase the puppy, we are willing to work with you on moving your reservation (and current balance) to a later litter. However, given that we are a very small private breeder, it could be six months to a year or more before another litter is available to choose from. Please keep us in the loop as we are willing to work with you.
GETTING TO KNOW THE PUPPIES
Once the puppies are old enough and the Momma is ready, we encourage our Families to visit the puppies! Usually starting around the time the puppies turn three weeks old the families will start to visit, with most families visiting every week. It is an amazing experience to see these little pups growing so fast and watching their little abilities and personalities develop from week to week!
During this time, two very important things happen: (1) Your family gets to know all the puppies very well! So when time comes to choose a puppy, you really know each puppy and are more confident in the choice you are making, (2) the puppies are getting to know YOU! They learn your smell, your voice, and your mannerisms. So, when it is time to go home with you, you are no stranger to them! They are excited to hop in the car with you because you are a familiar part of their family! Someone they have spent lots of time playing with.
When coming to visit Golden Honey Kennel, only family of the human kind can come! While you might have other pets that are looking forward to the new puppy as well, protection of the puppies must come first! So no outside animals are allowed on the premises at all!
We will also be updating Facebook regularly with pictures, videos and updates so all families on the Adoption Reservation list will have the opportunity to get to know the puppies during their first 7 weeks!
CHOOSING YOUR PUPPY
Puppy selection is based on your position on the Adoption Reservation list with selections being made when the puppies are seven weeks of age. The Adoption Reservation list is determined as follows:
Golden Honey Kennel reserves two spots for our future breeding prospects. We do not always pick two and if we do not, families on the list will move up based on certain criteria as determined by the breeder. For example, puppies being selected for service training will be given priority in upward movement into unused breeder pick positions.
Selection order is based on the date Approved Applications and Deposits are received (with the exception of service dogs, which may be given selection priority). Each family will be contacted in order of the Adoption Reservation list for their selection. Usually all it takes is a phone call! Most families know which puppies they are hoping for from the weekly visits! However, if another visit is needed, time is set aside to allow for the opportunity to visit with the puppies that have not been selected so the family can make their decision.
Golden Honey Kennel cannot guarantee color, size or gender or personality. If you have specific requirements and are unable to select a puppy based on these specific requirements, we will give you the opportunity to move your balance to a future litter. However, given that we are a very small private breeder, it could be six months to a year or more before another litter is available to choose from.
BRINGING HOME YOUR PUPPY
Homecoming is at 8-9 weeks of age. Each family will be scheduled for a Homecoming Appointment where you will have time to enjoy playing with your new puppy one on one, spend time with us asking questions, discuss next steps and talk about what to expect when you get home! Final payment will be expected prior to or at the Homecoming Appointment. Once your appointment is scheduled, it is important to keep to the schedule and to be on time, if not a bit early! We will have other families scheduled to take their puppy home and if you are more than 15 minutes late with an appointment that follows yours, you will be required to reschedule. We will not rush your appointment or the appointment for the other families, it is in the best interest of both the family and the puppy that ample time be given to allow a smooth and relaxed transition.You can also have peace of mind knowing that each Golden Honey Kennel puppy comes with:
2 Year Health Warranty
Veterinarian Signed Health Record
1st Round of Shots
De-Worming at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age
First dose of HeartGard (heart worm preventative)
First dose of NexGard (flea/tick control)
Dew claw removal
AKC Reunite Microchip
Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA) registration
Health record of puppy
Pedigrees & Health Test Results for Sire and Dam
Lifetime support to answer your questions
* Puppy Pack
Orijen Premium Puppy Food
30 Days Free Pet Insurance with Trupanion
Burt's Bees Puppy Shampoo
Blanket with scent of Mom and Litter Mates
SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy with scent of Mom and Litter Mates
* Items in Puppy Pack can change without notice.
Puppies need to be in their new home by 9 weeks of age. If you know that you will not be able to pick up your puppy by that required date, you will need to let us know as soon as possible due to the need to arrange for the next round of shots and any other additional veterinarian care that might be needed as well as to arrange for pet care should we be unavailable. We understand that mother nature controls when the puppies are born and thus the day they are ready to go home! So, there are times when the homecoming date just doesn't work for the new family. We will work with you and only pass on costs/fees we incur ourselves during your puppy's extended stay (veterinarian for shots/deworming/etc., pet care should we have plans ourselves, etc.) and all costs will be discussed when we make the initial extended care arrangements. We will not keep a puppy past 10 weeks of age without extreme extenuating circumstances and additional charges may apply.
We do not ship puppies, EVER. If your puppy must be delivered to you, we will be willing to discuss alternative methods such as arranging for pickup and drop-off to/from the Atlanta airport (free of charge :D ), meeting you within a 3 hr drive from Duluth, GA (.50/mile convenience charge), or if you have a creative idea just let us know!
MOVING YOUR RESERVATION
If you want to move your reservation for whatever reason to a later litter, you may do so for up to three litters. Your spot on the next reservation list may change if you choose to move. If you have any other questions about the process of adopting a Golden Honey Kennel puppy feel free to contact us! However, given that we are a very small private breeder, it could be six months to a year or more before another litter is available to choose from.