THE MASTER WAITLIST
MASTER WAITLIST SYSTEM
Actual waiting time to pick up a puppy: December 2022'
Once you have decided to move forward with us, we will place you on a master waitlist. Everyone stays on the Master list in order of reservation fee received until they take home a puppy.
When we have a breeding pair and their litter of puppies is born, we start calling (In order) our families on the master list. At this time, you do have the option to take the open spot or pass. If you pass, you will remain on the master waitlist for the next availability and so on.
Master Waitlist Process
Please complete the first 3 steps in order to be added to our Master Waiting List.
Fill out our puppy application form; once approved we will continue with step 2.
You will reserve your puppy with a $400 non-refundable reservation fee. Please read our Waitlist FAQs below to be sure you understand our Master Waiting List process.
Wait to be notified via e-mail about new litter lists opening up. Be sure to follow us on social media, Facebook or Instagram, to receive the most recent updates and pictures. We will also be contacting you by email with updates such as when the puppies are born and dates for the puppy selection day.
Once notified about a newly available litter please respond within 72 hours to reserve your place if you want to get on the offered “New Litter List” e-mail. You can only be on ONE holding spot for a particular litter, but you will still keep your Master Waitlist spot until you take home a puppy. You can choose at any time to change your mind and move to a different confirmed pregnancy list that has been established, but you will be placed according to the date of request and not by the date of reservation fee received. Moving to an official litter reservation list within the 72-hour timeframe of your email notification is the only way to be placed according to the reservation fee received.
Once you are confirmed for a litter, Puppy Selection & Go Home day will occur. You will be invited to pick up your puppy, or we can meet via FaceTime or WhatsApp to pick up your puppy in the order you are on the litter list. If you are unable to pick your desired puppy from the current litter, your $400 deposit will automatically transfer to the next available litter.
If you want a Goldendoodle, you will be placed on the Master Waitlist based on the date of the reservation fee received. Let's say you are #5. When we confirm a pregnancy with a litter, you will receive an email with those details. You have 72-hours to confirm in order to be placed in order of the Master Waitlist. If you reply after 72-hours you will then be placed on the list based on the date of request.
If no one above you wanted this particular Goldendoodle litter, you could be #3 on the litter list (we always take spots 1 and 2).
On the other hand, if you replied after the 72-hour time frame, and everyone above you and a few below you wanted on the particular litter list, you could be placed at #9, let's say (since after 72 hours, it goes in the order of date of request).
If you are already holding a spot on an official litter (confirmed puppies) and get notified of another new litter opening, you can choose to leave your litter spot and move to the new litter opening. However, you can only be on ONE official litter list, but you will still keep your Master Waitlist spot until you take home a puppy. You can choose at any time to change your mind and move to a different confirmed pregnancy litter list that has been established, but you will be placed according to the date of request and not by the date of reservation fee received.
We will NOT bump you down if others change their mind either. Moving to a list within the 72-hour timeframe of a new litter list opened email notification is the only way to be placed according to the reservation fee received. You will move up the Master list when those above you choose a puppy.
Master Waitlist FAQs
1. Do you have any puppies available right now?
We wish we had puppies available for everyone today, and we love them just as much as you do. All of our current puppies are spoken for, but you can join our waiting list, currently 2-4 months out. If a puppy becomes available sooner, we will reach out to those on our Master Waiting List in the order deposits were received.
2. How long is your current waiting list?
We expect our next availability to be in 2-4 months, depending on successful pregnancies and litter sizes. If a puppy becomes available sooner, we will reach out to those on our Master Waitlist in the order of reservation fee. We are excited as you are to help you find your perfect puppy.
3. How do I get on the waiting list?
Follow the first three steps above on this page, including sending a reservation fee to join our Master Waiting List. We are thrilled you want to be part of our Great Doodles Family!
4. What happens after I place my reservation fee?
We will confirm that we received your reservation fee and add you to the Master Waiting List. From there, we will keep you informed of upcoming litters; we love posting pictures on social media, in case you haven’t noticed. When you have reached the top of the list, and we have a confirmed litter, we will reach out to you to verify if you want a puppy from that litter or if you would like to wait for a future litter of your choice.
5. Why can't I pick a specific litter now?
Mother nature is in charge, and unfortunately, we can’t guarantee a pregnancy or litter count in advance. To maintain fairness to those who are already on the list, we avoid assigning a litter until we have confirmed puppies.
6. Do I have to take a puppy from the first available litter?
No, once you have reached the top of our Master Waiting List, you can remain there as long as you want until you have found the puppy you would like.
7. How will I know if I am confirmed for a litter?
As soon as we have a confirmed pregnancy, we will announce it via social media, email list, or our website. We will then contact our list in the order of the reservation fee received. We typically don’t have an estimate of the litter size.
8. Once confirmed for a litter, when do I pick up my puppy?
Once you have reached the top of the Master Waitlist and have chosen an available litter, puppy selection will occur at approximately 6-8 weeks of age. We will keep you updated on their progress through Facebook and Instagram.
9. What are your puppy prices?
Our puppy price can vary based on the size. You can learn more about our Goldendoodle pricing here. We invest considerable amounts of time and capital expenditures in testing and training in order to deliver the best possible puppy to you, and our customers love the results.
10. What about the first and second pick of the litter?
Great Doodles reserves the right to retain puppies from our litters prior to assigning people to a list in order to maintain our breeding program. Once you are selected for a litter, the first and second pick of available puppies may be offered for an additional fee.
11. How much is your Reservation Fee?
The total non-refundable $400 reservation fee to get on our Master Waiting List. This will ensure you get to choose your puppy in the order you placed your reservation fee.