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!
Nattie’s puppies were born on October 23, 2021, and will go home on December 18, 2021.
Your first puppy payment of $1500 is now due. Please plan ahead, as the mail is VERY SLOW due to Covid. We recommend Fedex or UPS. Make your payment payable to Kristina Whitman and send to 2908 Greenwood Circle, Suffolk, VA 23435. Please put the name of the mama dog and your full name in the memo line. You may also Venmo @kristinawhitman. The last 4 digits of our phone number are 1615. Your final puppy payment of $1500 is due when the puppies are 5 weeks old, on November 27.
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!
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
Heartgard is important for heartworm prevention!
Puppy Matches: I know everyone is excited to learn which puppy will be yours, but please be patient with us. First, we need to have the 7 week vet visit to make sure all the puppies are healthy. Second, we like to wait as long as possible to give us more time to get to know the puppies’ personalities and temperaments. We usually make puppy matches just a few days before Go Home to ensure that we are thorough in our process. We will send your puppy match with a picture and a description of YOUR unique puppy at that time! Trust us–it’s worth waiting for!!
At this time we recommend you begin preparing to bring puppy home. The first step is to order your PawTree Puppy Starter Kit! You will find the essential nutrition and treat products that Lumar recommends to get your puppy off to a great start! https://www.pawtree.com/Our4doodles/myrecommendation/Our-4-Doodles
We have a list of other recommended supplies, such as shampoo, crate, and toys, under Puppy Care. Your puppy is mini in size and will need a 30 or 36 inch crate at maturity. We recommend purchasing one with a divider to help make potty training easier.
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!!
The pickup time for your puppy is December 18. Assigned times will be announced closer to the date. Pickup will be done socially distanced for the safety of everyone involved. We ask you to be prompt out of respect for the family coming in behind you!
Blessings, Kristina & the Lumar Crew