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Adoption Process

Virtual Visits: 

You can follow all of our pups on our Mountain Ridge Doodles Facebook page.  This is a page dedicated to pictures, videos, and updates of the pups along with occasional educational information. We start posting pictures and videos around two, four, and six weeks of age.  These pictures and videos along with our temperament and personality assessments will help in our recommendation for the perfect pup to fit your family's profile. We have Puppy Pick Day/Virtual Visit Day when the pups are 6 weeks of age via Zoom or Facetime.

Puppy Placement:

Puppies will be selected in the order deposits are received with a few exceptions. If families have requested a particular gender and that gender is not available, their name will be passed and the next family on the list requesting the available gender will receive a puppy. Families are notified when the puppies are a few days old, given a Puppy Personality Profile to fill out and provide any characteristics that are important to you, along with other documents we will need signed and returned prior to Puppy Selection Day. These will be emailed to you after said puppy is secured with a deposit. At 2-3 weeks of age we start puppy assessment testing to determine coat types, personalities, estimated adult sizes, etc. Photos of the entire litter are provided from birth, and around two, four, and six weeks of age on our Mountain Ridge Doodles Facebook page. After the assessment process is completed, we will provide results and make suggestions on Puppy Pick Day at 6 weeks of age, based on characteristics you provide to Mountain Ridge on your Puppy Personality Profile that you return to us in the adoption process.  We can select your puppy for your family based on your profile or you can pick your puppy. Puppy selection order follows the order that deposits were received. First and possibly second choice will always be reserved for Mountain Ridge Doodles to continue our program. Your $500 deposit can be paid via Zelle, Apple Pay, or Cashier's Check. The remaining balance is due at 6 weeks of age on Puppy Pick Day.  When this day is scheduled for your puppy at 6 weeks of age, you must be available at the scheduled time to Zoom/FaceTime. If you decline due to vacation, business trips, etc., your name will placed at the bottom of the selection list, or we can choose for you.  


If you've paid your deposit and circumstances are such that you decide you cannot buy a puppy at this time, you may move the deposit to the next litter of the same size one time without penalty. You must choose a puppy from the very next litter of the same size or your deposit is forfeited. You must inform Mountain Ridge Doodles of this decision before the puppy is four weeks old in order to make the puppy available for other families. Deposits are non-refundable.  Although we are able to sell your puppy we may have encountered a loss of a potential sale for future litters.  The price of the puppy may change in future litters, and there is no guarantee that you will pay the same price as the litter on which the original deposit was made. 


Mountain Ridge Doodles prices vary.  Please complete an application for current pricing.  

Deposits are $500, are non-refundable, and only accepted after your application is approved.  The remaining balance is due on puppy selection day at 6 weeks of age.  Due to new government policies regarding e-payments we accept only Cash or a Cashier's check made payable to Deborah & David Owen or Mountain Ridge Doodles.  (NO PERSONAL CHECKS FOR FINAL PAYMENT)

*Please add 6% sales tax if you are picking up in person, or a resident of SC.

Included in your adoption fee: Licensed Veterinarian wellness check, Veterinary report card with proof of immunizations, lifetime microchip monitoring with Datamars PetLink, TLC take home packet and resources for Baxter & Bella's online puppy school. We are also available for lifetime support with any questions. 

We are not selling breeding rights at this time. 

Puppy Delivery & Pickup:

Please arrange your schedule to pick up your puppy between the 49th and 56th day after birth. 

Transport: There are several ways to pick up your puppy. We have delivery options from trusted transporters that we have vetted that can deliver to your doorstep or local airport. Detailed information is emailed out to puppy parents who have put a deposit down after each litter is born. All puppies will need to be picked up in person by their parents, or have delivery arrangements made through us. We do not allow shipping cargo, or third-party pick-ups. Mountain Ridge Doodles started out as a puppy transport business!  So, naturally, we provide our own ground transport for the East Coast U.S. All puppies are guaranteed delivered in the same-day they leave. We have Flight Nanny options for distances that cannot be reached by our V.I.P. Ground Nanny services.


Boarding/Training: If we are boarding your puppy after the 57th day (unless delivery options have changed schedule) there will be a boarding/training fee of $40 per day and that payment is also expected with final payment. You can rest assured that your pup will receive daily age appropriate interaction and training so that you have a well socialized, intermediate crate trained puppy when it is time to present him or her to your family.


We will not always be able to extend the time that your puppy stays with us. Please discuss any plans contrary to the 57th day pick up well in advance if late pick up will be requested. Insurance from Trupanion must be taken out by any family who will not be able to pick up their puppy by 8 weeks of age.

Health Guarantee:

We health test all of our breeding dogs to make sure you are getting the healthiest puppy possible. No puppy from Mountain Ridge Doodles has ever been diagnosed with a genetic disease. We strive in every way possible to provide you with a healthy puppy. Please do your part to follow all food and exercise recommendations that will be given in detail in your take home packet. The wrong kind of food or exercise can do irreparable damage to a fast growing puppy’s joints. Our guarantee does not cover anything environmental as this is out of our control. Please click here for more detailed information on our health guarantee.



All buyers must agree to and sign the contract prior to pick up. You should familiarize yourself with the contract before picking up your puppy so you are aware of all guarantees and expectations.

Guardianship Puppies:

We are always looking for qualified guardian homes. If you live within 50 miles of Greenville, SC and think you would make a good guardian home please click here and read more about our program. It is a great way for you to get the dog of your dreams at a greatly reduced cost.  We are in need of Guardian homes for our doodles. 

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