The Big Rock Labradoodles Visitation Policy for Puppies | Okotoks, Canada | USA
We often have people asking about coming to visit our facility to meet our breeding dogs and puppies. This is what I would want to do, if I were buying a new puppy... a new family member. However; there are many things to consider, as a breeder, that many people don't realize.
Very young puppies are vulnerable and at risk to fall ill, which can lead to death, due to stress, viruses that can (unwittingly) come in on a visitor's clothing and shoes, over-handling, temperament changes, and even stress in their mothers (our mothers find visitors very stressful when their pups are under 6 weeks of age). The dangers of exposing young puppies to these things is very serious and can be detrimental to a breeding program and the welfare of our dogs.
Big Rock Labradoodles is not a facility or storefront. It is our home. We have lives and family outside of puppies, so please be considerate of our schedules, our time, and the safety of our dogs.
Because the health and well being of our pups and dogs are our ultimate concern, we only allow visitors for our scheduled six-week puppy visitations, which are only for the families that have a deposit on the litter. When you have a deposit on a litter and it is time for your scheduled puppy visitation, please note:
All visitors will immediately remove their shoes, before entering our home.
All visitors will wash their hands before handling dogs or puppies. Please do not visit our home if you have been visiting a farm, shelter, pet store or vet clinic. No other dogs are permitted to visit.