Follow the steps below to get your very own RedTeddy Poodle puppy!
First, complete our online application.
Share details about your lifestyle and how your RedTeddy will be cared and treated.We try to reply within 48 hours of receiving an application and will let you know whether or not you fit the criteria for a RedTeddy pup. If you do not hear from us within a three days, send an email! (There's a 'server glitch' that affects some applications from being forwarded to us.)
In our response, we may ask you to clarify your answers. Once we are confident that we are a good fit for you, we will send the Welcome Letter explaining what you will need to know
to reserve your future RedTeddy Poodle puppy.
2) Ask questions! If you need to check for allergies we can set up an allergy visit.
Check our visitor policy here. Wait times vary. For a red or cinnamon mini pup, the wait can be up to a year.
You are always able to wait for a pup that fits your preferences exactly.
Of course, the wait will be shorter if you are flexible.
3) Once you are confident that we are the right choice for your future puppy mail in the non-refundable puppy deposit. Personal checks and USPS postal money orders are fine for the deposit. If you need to use an online money exchange option, for example, if you are not located in the United States, please contact us to discuss these options.
Your nonrefundable deposit guarantees the next available pup fitting your preference for sex, size and color, and fitting your family dynamics. We chose the pup for each family.
Sometimes pups are available who might not exactly meet your particular preferences. When yours is the next name on the waiting list, we will contact you regardless, to see if you are interested.
When we receive your deposit, we will send an email confirmation and place you on the wait list in order (based on stamp cancellation).
Final payments on puppy pick up day are cash only.
4) When a new litter is around 6 weeks old, you may be asked to complete a New Family Survey to help us better see which puppy will be best for your family. Sometimes we already know enough about you from visits and phone calls.
Puppies come first: we will never knowingly place a puppy into a family that is not suitable for each other. We have a lot of opportunities to watch our pups as their personalities develop. If we have a puppy who fits physical preferences but is not a good match with a family's dynamic
even if this decision is just based on intuition, we will wait for a pup that is better for your family.
All pups are adorable and deserve great homes, but all puppies are not born equal!
Some need more time to get used to new situations; others are ready to dive right in. Characteristics that are apparent at a few weeks of age linger in adult dogs. Nipping and biting (not teething/mouthing) are fear-based behaviors. A puppy that is a little shy can be predisposed to such behaviors when they are afraid. A household full of loud, active children may overwhelm such a puppy; the same family would be a great fit for a puppy with a more carefree or outgoing personality.
Fear/aggressive behavior is sometimes an effective strategy for the pup (it works for the pup by making the scary thing--like your hand, for example--go away). So it is important that we learn about our puppies while they are here, observing their behavior in different situations, alone and in groups, to ensure that each pup goes to
the family that is right for them. ❤️
5) You may visit your litter starting when they are 4 weeks old. We allow one visit per family before puppy pick up.
6) When your puppy is 9-10 weeks old, he/she will go to his or her forever home!
We will email you the Puppy Pick Up Letter approximately three weeks before your puppy is old enough to leave. In the letter, we will go over everything you should know or what you may want to consider purchasing to have when your puppy comes home. The Puppy Pick up Letter will include the final payment balance and ways to pay.
We accept cash, United States Postal Money Orders, and
RedTeddy can now offer families credit through LENDING USA.
7) Board and Train option:
We are now offering the option of having your puppy stay with us between week 9 and 12 for one on one training to make the transition to your home easier and smoother! Board and Train is a paid alternative to bringing your puppy home during the normal approved puppy pick up schedule which from 8 weeks to the first Sunday on or after the 9 week birthday.
Board and Train includes basic puppy training:
basic commands sit, stay come...!
Introduction to the tools and processes of Grooming and nails!
Board and Train is terrific for families who are concerned about not being able to train their puppy right away, or who have scheduling issues on weeks 8 - 9.
Your puppy arrive home with a good start* on being a well behaved, playful but obedient puppy too!
*Board and Train is an intensive introduction to puppy training, not a substitute for ongoing training at your home.
The current cost of Board and Train is $35 per day. Contact us for current daily rate.
All final payments must be paid in cash or US Postal Service Money Order before puppy leaves.
8% local sales tax will be added to the total cost.
We feed our dogs a home-made, locally sourced diet. Pups are fed this diet starting
about 4-5 weeks. You can purchase a transitional supply of our food to ease their digestive systems into the home family's choice.
Lastly, RedTeddy recommends future puppy families read this book:
Decoding your dog: the ultimate experts explain common dog behaviors and reveal how to prevent or change unwanted ones
It is written by a host of DMV veterinarian/ dog behaviorists. In my opinion, this is the best book on dog training and dog behaviors. It is so informative!
Please complete our application form.
Once you are approved you may apply below to Lending USA. We accept personal checks and postal money orders for the deposit. We only accept cash, US Postal Money orders and Lending USA for the final payment at time of puppy pick up.
RedTeddy will never sell, share or rent your personal information. Believe me, we don't even know how.
Terms and Conditions for the RedTeddy Puppy Wait List
The nonrefundable deposit is deducted from the total price of the puppy or dog. Deposits may be personal checks or United States Postal Service Money Order. For final payments on Puppy Pick-up Day we only accept cash or United States Postal Service Money Order made out to RedTeddy, LLC.
We invite new families to visit when their pup litters are 4-5 weeks of age. However, RedTeddy reserves the right to chose a particular puppy for each family.
RedTeddy reserves the right to decline to sell a puppy if we believe it is not in the puppies' best interests, such as if we discover inconsistencies in the pup's future stated home life from what the buyer family initially described, and the new home life is sub standard (in our opinion). In the highly unlikely event this happens and we decline to sell a puppy to a buyer after a deposit has been taken, then RedTeddy will refund the deposit in full within a reasonable amount of time.
Please be sure that your situation will be stable and the timing right for your puppy before moving forward with the deposit. We will look at your information before we approve your family. Our approval is based on many criteria but especially for long-term stability. Deposits are never returned due to a change of mind, or change of income or living circumstances, or any reason initiated by the buyer. The deposit will hold the sale price stated at the time the deposit was received, for up to three years. After the third year, the family still does not lose their money, but the final purchase price increases to the current price. Families whose situation changes unexpectedly should stay in touch so that we can place them for a future litter. If this is the case, and in this case only, a family's deposit is transferable to another family or person of their choosing (requires a new, approved, application). RedTeddy will require a statement signed by both parties for this alteration to be in affect, and retains the right to decline the request outright for any reason.
All sales are final, no returns or exchanges of puppies other than stipulated by the NYS law. Should the buyer return a puppy covered by NYS Ag law, buyer must return unregistered AKC forms. Should buyer have already filed for AKC registration in their name, RedTeddy may delay return of purchase price until AKC registration is officially returned to "RedTeddy" by the buyer (fees may apply).
REDTEDDY WILL ACCEPT ANY RETURNS OF ANY OF OUR PUPPIES.
However, RedTeddy will only refund the purchase price of the puppy/dog in the situations noted above,
as required by NYS law regarding unfit puppies. No exceptions.
REDTEDDY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES, BILLS, INVOICES, etc., veterinary or other,
that occur after the puppy is purchased.
Over the years we have found that it is best to send in a deposit early rather than wait, even if you already know your living situation will be changing. We have had families who specifically ask for a puppy to come home a year or two in the future and that is fine.
We encourage questions and visits so that potential approved families feel safe working with us and getting a RedTeddy puppy from us. Once we have established a friendly, trustworthy relationship and know yours will be a loving home, we will work with you day and night to assure that you get the best possible puppy as soon as possible. "Loving homes" will vary in the details, but what they all have in common is lots of love, attention, and respect for their pets from puppy-hood through adulthood with
plenty of playtime for all!
Please complete our application form.