Welcome to the world, little ones! It’s been waiting for you!
Your decision to adopt a Lumar Labradoodle is exciting and we are looking forward to working with you to help you find the perfect puppy for YOUR unique family!
At this time your fully puppy payment is due, for a total of $3500 (which includes VA sales tax). Please make payable to Kristina Whitman, 2908 Greenwood Circle, Suffolk, VA 23435. Please put your full name + Juniper in the memo line of your check. We recommend FedEx or UPS, as the mail has been slow and unpredictable.
There are three videos! Please watch them in order. Make a note of any questions you have and email them to us.
Video 1: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wNbHiSxSSZU
Video 2: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yFKLjv69yNo
Video 3: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iYxXU4G3Y4Y
At this time we recommend you begin preparing to bring puppy home. The first step is to order your PawTree Puppy Starter Kit! PT is “All Live Stages” and will meet your puppy’s nutritional requirements. Your puppy will be eating PT when he or she comes to you and will have been exposed to several of the flavors of kibble. We like the salmon, duck, and turkey best! (If you are interested in learning more about the Grain-free foods controversy, read here.) You will find the essential nutrition and treat products that Lumar recommends to get your puppy off to a great start! https://shop.pawtree.com/lumar/myrecommendation/Products-Lumar-Loves
We have a list of other recommended supplies, such as shampoo, crate, and toys, under Puppy Care.
We especially recommend reading:
The Puppy Primer by McConnell
If you have children, the book “Raising Puppies & Kids Together: A Guide for Parents” by Silvani is a must-read as well!
This is an important time to look for a qualified TRAINER to help you being teaching your puppy. You will want to start Puppy Kindergarten GROUP classes as soon as you bring puppy home! We also highly recommend an online training program called Baxter & Bella. You can receive a substantial discount using our code “LUMAR25”! https://www.baxterandbella.com/
Please take 5 minutes to read the AVSAB position on early puppy socialization. It is very important!!
We always recommend purchasing a NEW (not used) crate because you don’t know where a used crate might have come from and whether it could be contaminated. We like the crate with a divider because when your puppy is small you can use the divider to keep his space small, which helps with potty training. When your pup is grown you can remove the divider and he has more space. We also like the crate with two doors, and we prefer a heavy-duty metal crate over plastic because it will last many years. The size we recommend for your litter is 30 or 36 inches.
Want to make the transition home easier? Here’s a way! My teenage daughter Marah sells Snuggle Puppies which will come home with your puppy. This adorable stuffed animal mimics the heartbeat sound of mama and has the scent of your puppy’s litter mates. It will provide tremendous comfort for your pup!
Heartgard is important for heartworm prevention!
Choose flea and tick prevention wisely!
Reminder: Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a specific gender and do not take requests. We do not have gender differences in our breed the way some breeds do. Your puppy will be spayed or neutered and will become essentially “genderless” at that point anyway.
The pickup time for your puppy is Tuesday, January 25 around 11 am. Pickup will be done socially distanced for the safety of everyone involved. We will assign your individual pick up time at a later date. We ask you to be prompt out of respect for the family coming in behind you!
Blessings, Kristina & the Lumar Crew