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Process Overview

Please familiarize yourself with this process before reaching out about any Available Puppies. Thank you!

Our puppy purchasing process is ever-evolving to reflect changes in the market and changes with buyer preferences. We also make changes to our process that we feel are necessary to protect our puppies and set them up for absolute success. Any information that you read on this page is current, however, if you have purchased a puppy from us in the past please understand that our process may have since changed.

Please keep in mind that we can't tell you how long our waitlist is and how long the wait time may be for a particular litter. These things change constantly and we will not be able to provide accurate information. Thanks!

1️⃣ Application & Waitlist

The first step in purchasing a puppy from us is to complete our Puppy Application and pay the processing fee.

Our Puppy Application is not a pass or fail test, it's simply a way for us to begin to get to know you.

Once you've submitted an application and paid the fee, we will reach out to you within 1-2 business days.

 

You are officially on our master waitlist! You will maintain your same rank as people leave the waitlist or get on the waitlist.

We are unable to tell you what "number" you are on our master waitlist. Rest assured that you will keep your rank, but numbers change constantly. We can tell you what number you are when you are moved to a priority pick list. Thanks!

2️⃣ Priority Picks

When a litter is born, we will begin moving families from our master waitlist to that litter's priority pick list in order of their list rank.

Priority picks for a litter are made when pups are 6 weeks old and have completed their wellness exam at the vet and their personality testing. We do offer virtual picks for those outside of our local area.

After priority picks are made, any remaining puppies are placed as available on our Available Puppies page.

So, you can see how getting on our master waitlist has it's advantages! You will have the opportunity to make a priority pick from a new litter.

3️⃣ Purchase an Available Puppy

After priority picks are made, any remaining puppies are placed as available on our Available Puppies page.

Puppies on this page are available for immediate reservation or purchase and go-home depending on their age. Puppies must be at least eight weeks old to leave our care.

Puppies listed in our "Current Pups" section on our Available Puppies page typically sell very quickly! Consider pups found in this section a rare and beautiful opportunity.

Pricing Overview

Our prices are non-negotiable. Thank you for understanding.

All of our puppies, regardless of breed, color, and gender, cost $2500 each. This total amount includes our Classic Puppy Starter Kit

 

This total amount is paid in installments throughout our puppy pick process. Continue reading to learn more about this process.

* All puppies are sold without breeding rights. If you wish to breed your puppy in the future please disclose this to us prior to submitting an application. Click here to view our Spay Secure sterilization compliance information.

Scroll down to learn more about our payment process.

1️⃣ Application Fees & Deposits

Your Application Fee is paid when you submit your Puppy Application. This fee is $50 and is non-refundable. This fee is eventually deducted from your total puppy purchase price. This fee is paid through Quickbooks Online via credit card.

Once you've chosen a puppy, your non-refundable deposit will be due. This deposit reserves your puppy for you until go-home day when the puppy is at least 8 weeks old. This deposit totals $450.

This deposit is paid at the time you choose your puppy and can be paid in person using check or cash, or online using a credit card.

2️⃣ Final Balance

Your final balance of $2000 will be due on or before puppy go-home day (the day that you bring your puppy home) depending on how you would like to pay.

We can accept credit card payments for your final balance, however, this balance must be paid in full at least two weeks before your pup's scheduled go-home day.

You can also pay your final balance with a Certified Check (no personal checks for final payment, please) or cash.

Your balance of $2000 must be paid in full prior to your pup leaving our custody.

We do not offer payment plans at this time.

3️⃣ Training and Add-Ons

All puppies start leaving us to join their new homes at eight weeks of age. 

We offer two Training Packages for those who would like their pup to stay with us for additional training.

Our 2-week Puppy Proofer training package offers you a crate-trained puppy who has been started on leash walking and obedience.

Our 4-week AKC VHM Puppy Title training package offers you a pup who is ready to earn his first obedience title with the American Kennel Club!

Classic Puppy Starter Kit

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All of our puppies come with our Classic Puppy Starter Kit. We send our puppies and new families home with the products, services, and recommendations that we are certain will set you up for the very best chance of success with your new pup.

We will ask you to order your puppy's food, supplements, and other supplies in advance of bringing them home. Our comprehensive New Puppy Shopping Lists will offer you guidance in choosing the very best products!

Continue reading to see what's included in your Classic Puppy Starter Kit.

Classic Puppy Starter Kit
✍️ Two Year Genetic Health Warranty and Lifetime Breeder Support

Each puppy is sent home with our standard 2-Year Genetic Health Warranty. We also partner with Spay Secure to manage our sterilization compliance. 

When you purchase a puppy from Rebecca Creek Retrievers, you're not only bringing home a furry bundle of joy to love for the next 10-15 years. You're joining a network of experienced professionals and fellow puppy owners. We offer lifetime support for our customers in the form of mentorship. This support can be invaluable in helping you determine how to provide the very best care for your pup, for life.

🩺 Thirty Days of No-Cost Health Insurance Coverage

We have partnered with Trupanion so that we can send all of our puppies home fully covered in the event of an illness or emergency! 

Trupanion accepts breeders into this special program based on their own vetting criteria, and we are honored to have made the cut.

Your puppy will come home with 30-days of no-cost health insurance coverage, with no obligation to purchase ongoing coverage. We do not earn a commission or credit of any kind should you choose to purchase further coverage from Trupanion.

🐾 Emergency Supply of Food and Supplements

We ask that our new puppy owners order at minimum a one-month supply of our TLC Whole Life Puppy Food and one bottle of our NuVet Plus wafers. We are confident in the quality and effectiveness of these products in providing your pup with the very best nutrition in the most convenient and affordable way.

Your Classic Puppy Start Kit will include a 3-day supply of TLC Whole Life Puppy Food and NuVet Plus wafers.

🦴 Your Puppy's Favorite Toys & Treats

We send each of our pups home with their favorite toys and treats. This allows them to transition into their new home with a few things that are familiar to them. These items will vary per litter and per puppy. These items will be mostly lightly used items that the puppy has already been enjoying in our homes. We typically include a few brand new items from our partners, as well.

Each puppy goes home with a brand new Snuggle Puppy. This is a crate-training aid valued at $40 that we purchase new for each and every pup.

🪮 Included Doodle Grooming Guide

We have partnered with Wholesome Grooming Academy so that we can send our families home with Doodle Grooming Guides! This grooming information is crucial for your new journey in doodle ownership.

We recommend that all families who are interested in grooming their own doodles at home purchase the Wholesome Grooming Academy courses to ensure the very best in success, as well as to ensure the safety of you and your pup.

⭐️ Included Puppy Training Support

If you are a first-time puppy owner or haven't owned a puppy in a long time, you may desire extra support when it comes to training your new puppy. 

We offer several in-house training options, and we also partner with the online puppy training school, Baxter & Bella, to bring you the very best in lifetime training support.

If you express an interest in this support, we will purchase a lifetime membership for you. This is included in your Classic Puppy Starter Kit, which is sent home with every single puppy we sell.

Training Packages

Training packages tailored for super-smart pups and their owners

Our puppy training packages are designed to give new puppy owners a jump start in their puppy training journey. By no means do these packages imply that you will be bringing home a "fully trained" puppy! Puppy training is an ongoing journey and we are here to help get you started.

 

These training packages are particularly wonderful for homes with young children, homes with busy schedules, or homes that do not have experience in training a young puppy.

Please feel free to reach out to us to discuss how we can tailor the packages below to your unique needs.

Puppies who enroll in a training package will begin their training on the Monday after the litter's official go-home weekend. This is typically between the ages of 8-9 weeks but will vary by litter (never earlier than 8 weeks of age). For your own planning purposes please keep this timeline in mind. So, our 2-week training package pushes your puppy's go-home date out by two weeks, and so on.

We can only offer training packages to a limited number of families for each litter, so please express your interest in training as soon as possible so that we can reserve your place.

Scroll down to learn more about our training package options, and enjoy a few pics of some of our past graduates!

Training Packages
⭐️ Puppy Proofer (Two Week)

Add $1000 to the puppy purchase price.

* This amount is due at or before training graduation.

During our 2-week training course, we will focus on crate training, potty training, and socialization. We will also introduce leash walking and basic obedience commands.

 

We hope for your puppy to be sleeping through the night in his crate when he graduates from this program. Your puppy will have learned how to potty on a potty tray/pad and will have had several weeks of practice going potty outside (we start this at about 6 weeks of age with all pups). We will introduce your pup to leash walking and teach them how to "sit" and "lay down." We will also take your pup on several car rides and field trips.

Final results will vary! Each puppy reaches milestones at a different pace.

🎓 AKC VHM Puppy Title (Four-Week)

Add $2000 to the puppy purchase price.

* This amount is due at or before training graduation.

During our 4-week training course, we will focus on crate training, potty training, and socialization. This also includes car rides and field trips.

 

We will prepare your puppy to earn his very first title with the American Kennel Club!

 

Click here to learn more about this special training program.

Final results will vary! Each puppy reaches milestones at a different pace.

🏆 AKC Canine Good Citizen Title (Twelve-Week)

Add $6000 to the puppy purchase price.

* This amount is due at or before training graduation.

During our 12-week training course, we will focus on all of the milestones discussed in our two and four-week packages. Your puppy can earn their AKC VHM Puppy title around twelve weeks of age if you choose this add-on.

 

We will then work towards preparing your puppy for the AKC Canine Good Citizen title. Your puppy will be approximately five months old when they graduate from this program.

 

Click here to learn more about this special training program.

Final results will vary! Each puppy reaches milestones at a different pace.

VHM

🎉🎓 Bring home a titled puppy!

Our 4-Week Training graduates will be prepared to earn their AKC Virtual Home Manners title

* We will prepare your puppy to earn this title during their four-week training stay and share detailed instructions on how to earn this title for your puppy once you bring them home.

 

If you would like us to complete the full process of applying for the title and submitting all of the necessary items to obtain the title certificate, an additional fee of $500 will apply.

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The Virtual Home Manners (VHM) is a convenient solution for training your new puppy or adult dog at home. VHM offers two levels: Virtual Home Manners Puppy (VHMP) and Virtual Home Manners Adult (VHMA), with successful completion leading to awarded titles.

The program assesses your dog's ability to perform ten essential home manners skills through video evaluation by CGC Evaluators, all without the need for in-person testing. These skills focus on owner control, walking the dog, and bonding through playtime. To begin, check out our "How to Train" VHM training videos.

Virtual Home Manners is a great starting point before advancing to AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) in-person training. The ten skills tested include petting, grooming, sitting and lying down on command, coming when called, staying in a designated place, being house-trained, demonstrating a healthy relationship, playing indoors, walking on a leash, and engaging in outdoor exercise.

Upon completion of the Virtual Home Manners Puppy (VHMP) title, the puppy will have mastered the following skills:

  • Being comfortable with petting by the owner on the head, chin, shoulders, and back.

  • Accepting grooming, specifically brushing by the owner on the back and chest.

  • Responding to the "Sit" command, with or without a lure.

  • Responding to the "Down" command, with or without a lure.

  • Coming when called from a distance of 10 feet within the house.

  • Going to a designated place and staying there for 15 seconds.

  • Being house-trained, with the owner attesting to and describing their training process.

  • Demonstrating a healthy relationship and engaging in play activities indoors with a family member or the owner, such as fetching a stuffed animal, playing with a ball, performing a simple trick, or participating in a preferred game.

  • Walking on a leash outdoors in a straight line for 20 feet.

  • Participating in outdoor exercise with a family member or owner, including activities such as fetching a toy, chasing, swimming, or running with the owner.

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🎉🎓 Bring home a titled and obedience trained puppy!

Our 12-Week Training graduates will be prepared to earn their AKC Virtual Home Manners title and their AKC Canine Good Citizen title.

* We will prepare your puppy to earn these titles during their twelve-week training stay and share detailed instructions on how to earn these titles for your puppy once you bring them home.

 

If you would like us to complete the full process of applying for these titles and submitting all of the necessary items to obtain the title certificates, an additional fee of $750 will apply.

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The Canine Good Citizen™ (CGC) program, endorsed by the American Kennel Club (AKC), emphasizes manners, obedience, and socialization. This 10-skill test is designed to cultivate the behaviors that make dogs respected members of the community.

At its core, the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program offers a structured learning experience, presenting a clear, step-by-step training framework that meticulously covers essential manners and behaviors. This not only ensures that the dog learns the basics of good conduct but also facilitates positive socialization, teaching them how to interact appropriately with other dogs and people. Beyond individual benefits, a CGC-certified dog gains a mark of distinction, recognized as a well-mannered member of society. Furthermore, successfully completing the CGC test lays a robust foundation for any future training endeavors. Whether it's agility, obedience, or therapy work, the skills and disciplines instilled by the CGC program serve as the perfect springboard, setting both dog and owner up for a rewarding journey of growth and learning.

Upon completion of the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title, the puppy will have mastered the following skills:

  • Mastered the Art of Greeting a Friendly Stranger: Demonstrating calmness and politeness, your dog will confidently engage with newcomers, showcasing their social grace.

  • Exhibited Patience and Friendliness through Polite Sitting for Petting: Their ability to welcome affection from a stranger without shyness or aggression highlights their gentle demeanor.

  • Achieved Comfort with Appearance and Grooming: Your dog's ease with being handled for grooming and inspections speaks volumes of their trust and well-being, underpinning the importance of regular care.

  • Perfected Leash Walking During Outings: They've mastered responding to your cues for turns and stops, ensuring every walk is both safe and enjoyable.

  • Navigated Through Crowds with Ease: Your dog's ability to move through busy spaces calmly shows their adaptability and readiness for a variety of social settings.

  • Responded to Commands with Obedience and Control: The skill to sit, lie down on cue, and stay in place until released demonstrates their attentive obedience and your effective communication.

  • Strengthened Your Bond by Coming When Called: This achievement reinforces the trust and responsiveness between you and your dog, ensuring they heed your call amidst distractions.

  • Displayed Appropriate Social Behavior with Other Dogs: Their positive interactions with fellow canines affirm their sociability and proper conduct in shared spaces.

  • Remained Calm and Obedient Amid Distractions: Preparing your dog to stay composed regardless of external stimuli equips them for public outings and unexpected situations.

  • Handled Supervised Separation with Confidence: Successfully managing brief periods of separation from you without stress or anxiety showcases their independence and emotional resilience.

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