Sales Policy: Blue Star Labradoodles stands behind our dogs and it’s very important to us that you be happy with your new puppy. Below we have listed our procedures for purchasing one of our precious puppies. All of the Blue Star puppies are Multi-Generation Australian Labradoodles, which means that you will be getting a non-shedding, allergy-friendly dog. Our Australian Labradoodles are direct descendants of the old Australian Labradoodle lines imported from Australia where the breed was created (See History of the Labradoodle) and (Types of Labradoodles).
Purchasing: The cost of a puppy is $2,800 plus WA State Sales Tax, if you live in the State of Washington, and all costs of shipping and shipping crate, if required. Because of all the research regarding early spay/neuter, we recommend that you wait until your puppy is 6 months of age to spay/neuter your puppy. Each puppy will be wormed, have their lst set of puppy shots and be micro-chipped for their safety and your peace of mind. We will also provide a Medical History that includes check up, immunization and worming history and the appropriate 3 Generation Pedigree for both the Sire and Dam of your new Puppy.
Shipping Procedures: All costs incurred, if shipping is necessary, are at Buyers Expense. The airlines require all puppies to be Vet checked with a Health Certificate within 10 days of airline shipment and a shipping crate with food dish and water will be needed. Shipping expenses vary depending on where the puppy is being shipped.
Deposit & Balance of Payment
In order to bring this bundle of joy into your life, a Puppy Reservation Form will need to be completed and e-mailed or mailed to us along with a $500 deposit. If you are submitting a Reservation prior to the puppy being bred, your $500 Reservation Deposit is NOT due until after puppies are confirmed via ultrasound and that is is done about 28 days of gestation. Once puppies are confirmed, I will call or e-mail each family, in order of priority based on the date I received the Reservation, to confirm that you'd like to maintain your Reservation status and the $500 Reservation Deposit is due at that time. The Reservation Form can be found under "Contact Us" on my website and you can also pay via Pay Pal also found under "Contact Us" or mail us a Personal or Cashier's Check or Money Order made out to Blue Star Labradoodles for the $500 Reservation Deposit. If you prefer, you can print off and mail the Puppy Reservation Form. We know that circumstances and timing can change so your $500 Reservation Deposit is always fully refundable any time for any reason if you decide to withdraw your Reservation if you have paid via check, money order or cashier's check. However, if you paid via PayPal, I do not charge you the PayPal fee up front ($14.80 for every $500 payment) but if you used PayPal and choose to withdraw your reservation, I will refund all except for the PayPal fee.
It's possible I may be keeping one or two of the the puppies from the litter for my future breeding program so I can carry on the exceptional characteristics of the Sire and Dam. If so, I have the litter of puppies professionally evaluated for Temperament & Structure at 8 weeks of age. Right after that, I will be calling families to let them know what puppies are available in order of priority based on the date their Reservation Form and Deposit were received. This also allows us time to get to know the puppies and to help you match up the puppy's personality, size, coat, color, etc. with your preferences (especially if you are unable to visit the puppies). However, all families are encouraged to visit and spend time with the puppies between 5-7 weeks and pick your top 3 puppy choices (Your lst, 2nd and 3rd Choice.) If I do not plan to keep a puppy from that litter, families do not have to wait until the puppies are 8 weeks old to make their selection. You can make your selection as soon as you'd like.
Payment in full is due 10 days before shipment, or pick up, which is typically 9 weeks after whelping. If you would like to make periodic payments, rather than one large payment prior to shipment or pick up, we can discuss that and we’d be happy to work with you.
Payment Options: We are not able to accept Credit Cards at this time but will accept a Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Money Order, or Pay Pal for payment. If you are going to use Pay Pal go to "Contact Us" and click on the Pay Pal link. Please make out checks or money order to Blue Star Labradoodles and mail to Carol A. Stover, 4840 92nd Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98516.
Cancellations/Refunds: If we do not have the preferred sex, color or size that you want, or we did not have enough puppies in the litter to fulfill your reservation, you may roll your deposit over to the next available litter. We typically take reservations for one less puppy than we think will be born in the litter. However occasionally the litter may be smaller than expected. In any of these circumstances, if you choose not to proceed, or do not want to roll your deposit over to the next litter, we will refund your $500 deposit in full. And, if any additional payments were made they will also be fully refundable. As I mentioned earlier, the only exception is if you use PayPal. PayPal charges me $14.80 on the $500 deposit so if a refund is requested, I will refund $485.20 ($500 - $14.80 = $485.20). Thank you for your understanding.
Contract: Upon receipt of the Reservation Form, your $500 deposit to reserve your puppy and when you have selected your puppy, you will be e-mailed a CONTRACT OF SALE AND HEALTHY PUPPY GUARANTEE and asked to print off 2 copies, sign both copies and return both to us immediately along with your balance due as specified in your Contract along with a piece of clothing from each family member that has been worn like a T-shirt or PJ top. Just put the clothing in a Large Zip Lock Baggie and write your name on it. Your puppy will sleep with your clothing for several days so your puppy will be familiar with your scent when you pick him/her up. When I get your package, I will then sign both copies of the Contract, retain one copy for your file and your copy will be put in your Puppy Baby Book. Click on "Contact Us" to view, complete and submit and/or print off a copy of the Puppy Reservation Form.
Guarantees: We guarantee our puppies for genetic illness and hip and elbow dysplasia for up to two years from date of birth. We do OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) testing for hip and elbow dysplasia on all of our breeding dogs. In addition, all must have their eyes certified by an Opthomologist Vet to ensure that their eyes are clear of glaucoma, cataracts or tumors every 18 months. Blood tests are also done to ensure liver, kidney and thyroid function are good and there is no diabetes. We are passionate about the Australian Labradoodle and are committed to maintaining the integrity of this incredible breed and raising Multi-generation Australian Labradoodles according to the guidelines and standards of the Australian Labradoodle Association of America ALAA).