Adoption Process

If you are interested in one of our puppies, please email, call, or text for availability. We are happy to answer any reasonable questions you may have about our puppies or the doodle breeds. Our puppies are very popular, so it is common at times to have a short waiting period before you are able to take a puppy to your home.


We appreciate applications or when emailing us, please provide an introduction about yourself and your family.  Please include the number and ages of the family members, where you are located, what EXACT date you want to bring a puppy into your life, your current or past pet ownership experience, if you have any puppy training experience, what type of home you live in (rent/own; house, apartment, etc.) and if you have any size restrictions where you live.    


We do not keep/maintain an unpaid or casual wait list. We recommend you just keep an eye on the website or get on the paid reservation list when it is available. 


After pups are born we will start a paid reservation list.  This is a contractual agreement that allows you to be put in line to purchase a pup.  


We will start a paid reservation list only after puppies are born.  Ask to have us email you a copy of our Reservation List contract.  To get on the list, it requires the signed contract and a $400 fee which is non-refundable but is put towards the final price of the puppy.  People are placed on the list in the order in which fees are received.


However, if you are interested in a future puppy please contact us. It helps to determine Breeds.



Some examples where the deposit could be refunded are:

~The litter reserved from did not have enough puppies for our reservation list.

~The gender that you specified was not available.

~We did not feel the family/puppy were a good fit at the current time.

Changing your mind for family or personal reasons will result in forfeiting your deposit. Payment methods we accept are personal check (if pups are less than 6 weeks old), money order, cashier’s check, or PayPal.


When the pups are old enough to be viewed (around 5-6 weeks of age) then the people on the list are contacted in order so that they can choose their puppy.  When a specific puppy is chosen (please see Puppy Selection Process);  then we use our Sales and Reservation Contract and 1/2 of the purchase price (less your deposit) is required to be paid to hold a specific puppy until it is old enough to go to it's new home.

Puppies are expected to be picked up when they are old enough or, if a puppy listed for sale is over 6-8 weeks of age (Vet Clearance date), then we expect the sale to be immediate.  If you are not able to take a puppy when it is ready, then please tell us that up-front.  We can only hold a puppy for someone for a very short amount of time.


We invite pre-approved serious buyers to our home on two occasions.  When they are choosing their new puppy prior to it being old enough to leave us (when pups are 4 to 5 weeks old) and the other time would be when the puppies are 6- weeks (or older) and are able to leave to go home with their new owners.     


PLEASE do not inquire about puppies if your spouse/significant other has not first approved of this addition to your household.  Likewise, if you are a renter, make sure your landlord approves of your getting a "puppy".  Some will allow adult dogs, but not puppies.


Payment Options: 

Reservation List Fees (Deposit):  Send money online through your online banking using "Zelle", personal check, money order, US Bank bank transfer, PayPal, US Bank teller window deposit, or Venmo. 


Reservations down:  The same methods as above are fine.


Final sale / pick up of puppy:  The same methods as above, except if you are from out of state, we do not accept checks of any kind, only cash, PayPal, money orders Venmo or Zelle transfer.  NO cashier's checks.


If a customer is from out of state and is working with the airlines, their payment method must clear our bank before the puppy leaves.  

Remaining balance is due 1 week prior to puppy pickup unless other arrangements have been made. Please confirm your remaining balance with us before sending payment.


We do have a flight nanny. The total is $400




This will vary pending each litter.  Please contact us with any questions. 

Guardian Program

Being a Guardian Home is an excellent, low cost way to have a top-quality puppy as a family pet. Because we are a small family run business we do not have; nor do we want a kennel-based program. Since we cannot house all our breeding dogs here at home we are offering the Guardian Home program for our potential breeding dogs. We want our breeding dogs to be raised in caring loving homes as family pets. As a Guardian Home you agree to raise, train, and care for throughout their entire breeding career and then retired life.


When you are chosen to be part of the Iowa Doodles 2 Love Guardian-Home program, we will place you with a pick of the litter puppy at approximately 7-8 weeks old. A non-refundable security fee of $250 will be collected and the new puppy becomes your family pet. You will pay for all normal cost of the care and medical expenses of raising a family pet. Iowa Doodles 2 Love will pay for all reproductive testing for your puppy between ages 12-18 months and anything related to Breeding.


If your dog does not pass its health testing for breeding dogs, you will pay for the spay or neuter of the dog and we will retire the dog from our breeding program and it will remain your family pet, at no additional fee to you.


If your dog does pass its health testing it will become a breeding dog for Iowa Doodles 2 Love. If you have a female she will deliver 2-4 litters for Iowa Doodles 2 Love. She will come to our home during her heat cycle for breeding, and then back home to you. She will remain with you throughout her pregnancy and come back to us during her delivery and until the puppies are weaned. Once she has had 2-4 litters you will have her spayed and she will retire with you at no additional fee.


We UNDERSTAND this is difficult for families to have their girl gone for an extended amount of time. We encourage and welcome families to visit often with scheduled visits while she is with us.


If you are a guardian home for a male stud, your life will be much easier. Once he passes his reproductive testing there will be times when natural breeding is required, and he will need to come to our home during that process. We also will be working with Canine Semen Bank. They will collect semen from the stud that we can freeze to use at a later date for breeding purposes through Artificial Insemination. Once we have determined we have used him to the fullest potential for our breeding program we will notify you. At that time; you will have him neutered per our agreement and he will retire with you at no additional fee. Males are used much longer 6-7 yrs.


Qualifications to be a Guardian Home

~Family must live within 25 miles from Breeder (Some Exceptions to the Rule)

~Have a fenced in yard or safe perimeter

~Provide monthly photos and updates of pup/dog for our website

~Reliable transportation and willingness to bring dog to us when needed

~Willingness to follow guidelines/ recommendations set forth by breeders’ requirements for dog’s basic veterinary care ie: vaccines, flea, tick, & Adoption Process


Our Guardian Home Contract covers the details of our program more thoroughly. If you would

like to be considered for part of Iowa Doodles 2 Love Guardian Home program you may contact us for more information.