You are always welcome to pick up your puppy here at Central Coast Doodles when they are eight weeks old. It is often difficult, however, to come back here just one or two weeks after choosing your puppy if you live hours away or have young children traveling with you. Because of this, we are usually able to offer a personal delivery of your puppy to a predetermined location. Many of our pups find their permanent homes in either the San Francisco Bay Area or the Los Angeles/Orange County vicinities. Delivery fee is $150-$200, depending on your location, and is given directly to our driver as I hire this service out. We need at least three puppies traveling in order for a delivery to be offered. We do not go further south than the northernmost part of Orange County, so if you are a resident of the San Diego/San Bernardino areas, you are welcome to meet us there. We also offer Door-to-Door delivery. Please see below.
The “go home” day can be quite stressful to an 8 week old puppy as he is leaving everything familiar to him behind. We have found that traveling to a delivery location along with his siblings is much less stressful for most pups than traveling alone. They will typically “dog pile” upon each other, feeling the warmth and comfort of their littermates and sleep most of the way.
Door-to-door delivery may also be available for an additional charge depending upon your location. Please feel free to ask for more information if you are interested in this specialized service which typically runs $300-$600 dependent upon your location.
Please note that a $50 per day boarding fee will be applied for puppies remaining here after their “go-home” date at 8 weeks IF it is convenient for us to keep them. We strongly encourage all puppies to go home when their litter-mates leave as it is hard on a puppy to remain behind after all its siblings are gone. This is an extremely important time for bonding with his new owners and socializing in his new surroundings. Please make every effort to have your calendar free for pick-up or delivery at this crucial time for your new four-legged family member.