Psst...thanks for completing this application! At first glance, you might think "sheesh, this is a little long - are all these questions really necessary?" I know, because I thought the same thing when we got our dogs! We hand-raise all of our puppies in our home with our children and love them, and we hope you love your puppy, too. Every family is different, and there are no right or wrong answers. The following questions are being asked so that we can match the right puppy with the right owner; keeping the character, ability and temperament of the puppy in mind, as well as the desires and needs of the new owner. The more information we have, the better we will understand your expectations. If you're a veteran poodle owner, we don't want to waste your time regaling things you already know; by the same token, if this is your first puppy or first poodle, we want to make sure you leave prepared for what life with a puppy may bring. So again, thank you!

Your information

Puppy Plans, Previous Experience & Lifestyle

Have you owned a Poodle before? *
Have you ever been around Standard Poodles? *
Do you understand the grooming needs of a poodle? On average, they need to be groomed every 6 weeks. Depending on where you live, the cost can be anywhere from $85 - $125. Are you prepared for that, or are you able to groom your own dog? *
What are your goals for this puppy? (Please choose all that apply) *
How will the puppy be trained? *
Is this your first dog? *
Is this your first time raising a puppy? *
Do you have a veterinarian? *
Please have your veteinarian put a note in the puppies file authorizing April Riforgiate to speak with them.
What kind of area do you live in? *
Do you own or rent? (If you rent, a letter of consent from the landlord stating that dogs are allowed will be required). *
Are you familiar with crate training a puppy? *
Are all the adults in the home in agreement to purchase a puppy? *
Is the puppy being purchased as a surprise or gift for someone? *
Have you or anyone in the puppy's household ever been arrested , charged or convicted for animal cruelty or animal hoarding? *

Ownership Commitment

Poodles require professional grooming approx. every 4-6 weeks, and it can cost $85+ each time. Lack of grooming can cause serious skin problems. Are you committed to this necessary expense? *
Would you consider a guardianship arrangement allowing us to retain breeding rights? All costs for health testing and breeding would be covered by breeder. *
Do you agree to contact us in the case that you need to re-home this puppy for whatever reason? *
Are you willing to stay in contact and keep me informed of your puppy's progress with regular updates and photos, as well as discuss any health and training issues? *
  • Completing this application is a step in the process to acquiring a puppy from Central Coast Standard Poodles, but it does not guarantee you'll get a puppy from this or any future litter. While it's unlikely, the breeder reserves the right to refuse any placement at any time. 
  • We have a contractand will not place a puppy without a signed contract. We believe it's the professional thing to do to memorialize our obligations to each other on paper so there are no questions later. If you have questions about specific terms, you need to contact us prior to picking up your puppy.
  • Your puppy will be sold on a Spay/Neuter contract and we will require spay/neuter close to, but not after 24 months. Please note that we have a take-back provision in our contract. Any puppy from our home always has a home here, and will never be at a shelter. 
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