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Goodbye Bubble Bath

Whoever said baby shampoo meant ‘no more tears’ was wrong, and has never bathed an entire litter of their puppies they adore!

Don’t get me wrong I don’t mean that in a bad way because this is the most gentle shampoo ever but today we shed tears as we said our final goodbyes.

As tradition goes I pick a day or time to say my personal goodbyes to my sweet babies.

I do this in private because it is very emotional, I do it before they are in your arms which makes it easier on all of us (trust me and please don’t offer them up to me for a goodbye, once I’ve placed them in your arms). Your take home day fills me with joy and happiness and not tears.

Today I said my goodbyes with a bubble bath in a kiddie pool on a warm sunny day. We all were soaking wet at some point in the process, whether it was splashes of water or tears running down my face it really didn’t matter. There is something so pure, gentle and soul touching about bathing my puppies.

I rub each of these babies, like the first day they were born! I kiss them, love them and admired something special about each one of them. This process is one of my absolute favorite times when I am raising your puppy.

As I sat soaking wet snuggle them I noticed ….

  • Star with her gentle nature, curly hair and eyes that melt my heart.
  • Dee, flitting around ready for action and adventure always maintaining eye contact.
  • Piper, always the first to sit when I enter their world and tips her head an a way she tells me she wants to play.
  • King – soulful and quiet in the back row until he thinks it’s time to ramp things up.
  • Gale, blending in and watching before reacting.
  • Ridge – My gentle giant looking regal and always smiling.
  • Mingo her beautiful shades of color in her coat I never imagined I would produce. The suit her unique sweet nature.
  • Con – sitting to the side and always respectful of the big dogs but not afraid to speak his mind.

These wonderful little beings have only just begun their flight in this world.

Teach them and make them a wonderful part of your life.

My hope is that you realize the love I put into them started far before they took their first breath.

It is time for them to leave the nest and spread their wings with you. It has been an amazing privilege to bring these babies into this world and place them in your arms.

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Puppy Picks at Rockwall Doodles

At Rockwall Doodles families choose their pups and leave with them the same day. Picking order is based on the order reservation fees were paid and we utilize a master list for our future puppy families.

After an application is accepted, we discuss paying the $300 reservation fee. Once a non-refundable reservation fee is paid you will be added to the master list.

When we have a confirmed pregnancy we will contact people in order that reservation fees were paid. We will give you the information about the parents, due date and anticipated go home date as well as your position for picking order.

You will have 2 days to decide if you want to be placed on the litter list offered.  If you do not want to be on that litter list you simply will remain on the master list and be contacted when our next pregnancy is confirmed. You move up the master list as people receive their puppies.

How and when will I choose my puppy?

You will not know which pup is yours until 8 weeks! At that time you will choose your puppy based on your position on the Master List.

What if I do not have first pick? Will I still get a good puppy?

At Rockwall Doodles we do puppy evaluations at 7 weeks old. This information helps us understand the environment each puppy will thrive in. We will pass on this information to everyone that has paid a reservation fee.

Each person will be able to analyze the information and use it as part of the information to choose their puppy. Allowing us to match the best pup for your lifestyle.

At your appointed time (at 8 weeks old) you will let us know what pups you are interested in from puppies that are available. We will give you our opinion and help guide you to the best fit for you and your situation.

The person that has toddlers would definitely need a different pup than the person that wants to go hiking every weekend or the person that wants a Therapy dog.

What if the puppy I wanted is already chosen?

We ask all potential Rockwall Doodles parents to keep their hearts open to all colors, coats and gender of the puppy you want to have join your family.

Decide what are your must haves in a puppy and what you are flexible on. We know and understand what environment our puppies will best thrive in.

If you do not want any of the pups that are available than we can move you to a future litter.

What if we chose a pup that you do not think is a good fit for us?

We will explain why we feel it’s not a good fit and also what we feel can be done to make it work to get the best life for our pup in your home.

Our belief is that there is no ‘best’ pup in the litter, rather the best pup for each family, their needs and their situation.

When I asked my family and close friends that knew all our pups which one they would pick, surprisingly, it was different for each person for various reasons.

When someone chooses a puppy based solely on color/looks they are not thinking of the puppies needs.

I am! My job is to find the right family for each of my pups.

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The only way you are removed from the master list position is when you receive a puppy.

Please note that I have the first 2 spots on EVERY litter. Nobody is ever first or second pick except me.

Every list will start with #3

If any person chooses to change their mind once placed on the litter list and wishes to wait for a future litter, (removing them from that particular litter list) the choice to fill their spot is mine!

I may simply move everyone up a spot or I may fill that spot with someone that needs a service dog, ESA or other situation based solely at my discretion.

When you place your reservation fee, you are acknowledging your understanding of our master list system.