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The Hearty K9s waitlist (with deposits) is closed!
I'll continue to accept adoption forms and interview applicants, numbering your applications as they're accepted to preserve your spot in the waitlist queue. When I reopen my official waitlist, I'll call/email those people in queue order. At that time you'll be able to decide if you would like to submit a non-refundable deposit. If you don't respond within 48 hours I won't be able to hold your spot. The folks who do submit their adoption form (for the no deposit waitlist queue) will be called first before I make public that my waitlist is open (and that I'm accepting deposits again).
If your previous application was approved, but you have not yet submitted your deposit, please contact me to get on the no-deposit waitlist.
In this time of the puppy shortage I suggest to folks to simply do your research and find a breeder you trust and want to work with. Then go through their adoption process to get on their waitlist and be prepared to wait; which will give you time to read, plan and prepare for your puppy.
We thank you for your understanding. I'll continue to do my best to provide quality, well-started, puppies to those who are patiently waiting!
As of December 20 I have 50 people with deposits and another 20 who have submitted adoption forms for the no-deposit waitlist.
COVID-19 Protocols at Hearty K9s
We have gone through 4 seasons with COVID and it has been an interesting journey.
Choosing, training and pick up will be based on current regulations.
We've had people come to choose their pups using COVID-19 protocols and others chose via phone and photos. Teaching has been outside in the summer and via Zoom in the winter. Pick up has been very quick if teaching has occurred beforehand via Zoom.
When it becomes time to choose through the next litters we'll decide which is the safest way to take at the time. As for teaching, I believe I'll continue with group Zoom calls. I hope to gather more videos to help with the visual part of learning, if possible.
For prices and boarding fees see Sales Agreement.
Cotton's & Nico's F1B standard goldendoodle pups born April 5
This is Cotton's first litter. She took advantage of a nice sunny day to have her pups 5 days early. When Cotton started, she actually had her first pup in her outside dog house. The other dogs let us know with some commotion when they heard the newborn cry!
She needed some paw holding so I sat Cotton in her whelping box to help her settle. An hour later she had her second pup. After she cleaned up her pup she pushed it over to me, as if to say, "I already have one, you can have this one." She is just beyond sweet... what a girl!
But after pup #3 was born she was into full mommy, “I got this” mode and was caring so well for them all that I could leave and let her natural instincts take over (while I watched on my surveillance camera just in case). She is such a good mama and is so attentive. The pups are all doing very well at this time.
Cotton is a favourite of our dear neighbour friend, Hannah, who works for Hope Mission at Bethany Homes (just down the road from us). She's the horse wrangler and helps out with the children's programs at schools, but also wherever she's needed, so we decided to name the pups after a Hope Mission theme.
The 8 boys are named: Brightwood, Counselor, Handy (helping hands), Hub, Hope, Mission, Teglar and Wrangler. The 2 girls are called Bethany and Charity.
The pups will have their vet visit around May 25 and we'll do their temperament/aptitude testing on May 29. Choosing will happen May 30/31. The 2 hour training Zoom call will be May 31 at 7pm (tentatively) and the pups can start going home on June 2. All of these pups are spoken for.
Penny’s and Marlo’s F1B goldendoodle pups at 4 weeks
Here we are at 4 weeks old already! I have to say I'm quite smitten with this little crew. A real sweet bunch. They're nicely finding their way out of the whelping box to toilet and enjoying their new toys to investigate. The pups are starting on softened food but should be crunching the hard stuff in a couple of weeks.
The pups from the last litter that Penny and Marlo had together are currently 17-44 lbs. We'll see what this litter does! Snookums is certainly the biggest of the bunch at the moment and Cupcake at this time is the smallest.
Their vet appointment is April 12 and choosing will happen the weekend of April 17. These pups can start going home the following weekend.
All of these pups are spoken for.
And I have approximately 90 people waiting for a Hearty K9. If you want to get onto my waitlist queue, please submit your adoption form.
Apple: male ~ apple ribbon
Gumdrop: male ~ green ribbon
Snookums: male ~ blue ribbon
Sweetie Pie: male ~ brown ribbon
Cupcake: female ~ flowered ribbon
Honeybunch: female ~ yellow ribbon
Pumpkin: female ~ orange ribbon
Sugarplum: female ~ purple ribbon
Tomorrow's pups update
updated April 9
My waitlist is presently closed until I can fill my present one.
I have over 30 people on my waitlist for all sizes and timeline requests after present litters are chosen. There are over 55 people who have submitted applications and are waiting to be on my waitlist, when it opens once more (which would mean when I accept deposits again).
I do not expect each of these gals to conceive but for the sake of those of you on my waitlist, here's hoping!! The pups can start going home when they're 8 weeks old. If you can't pick up your pup by 9 weeks of age, there's a boarding fee. See the Sales Agreement.
Future Pairings are not written in stone and will depend on demand/suitable mating partners. The girls are doing their own thing when it comes to their cycles. I can only guess what will happen next! Here is the latest!
Plans may change depending on when they all come into season.
Bred but not confirmed pregnant:
Chicky and Swede for medium/standard F1B goldendoodles. Due March 11. DID NOT CONCEIVE.
Spring/Summer 2021 planned:
Kit and Simon or Swede for F1 mini/medium goldendoodles
Polly and Simon for mini/medium F1B goldendoodles.
Fall/Winter 2021 planned:
Chicky and Nico for F1B standard goldendoodles.
Annie and Marlo for F1 mini goldendoodles
Dolly and Abe or Nico for F1 medium/standard goldendoodles
Darla and Abe or Nico for F1 medium/standard goldendoodles
Eliza and Simon for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles
I hope to add another litter to our breeding plans once our young K9s are old enough to have finished their health testing. We're hoping for one more litter in the winter of late 2021 or maybe early 2022.
Penny's and Marlo's 8 F1B mini goldendoodles born February 21/21
Penny started labouring Saturday night, had her first pup on Sunday morning at 3:30 am and finished by 8:30 am. She had 8 beautiful pups, 4 boys and 4 girls. Pups and parents are doing well!
The theme for this litter is from "The Cuppycake Song" that I sang to my kids when they were small, and one that I want to sing to my grandson when we can meet again.
You're my Honeybunch Sugarplum
You're my Sweetie Pie
You're my Cuppycake (Cupcake)
You're the Apple of my Eye
And I love you so and I want you to know
That I'll always be right here
And I love to sing this song to you
Because you are so dear!
Their vet appointment is April 12 and choosing will happen the following weekend. The pups can go home the weekend of April 24.
All of these pups are spoken for!
Mango's and Abe's F1B goldendoodle litter at 4 weeks
Four weeks have flown by with this delightful litter. I'm so enjoying all these characters and it's fun to have a variety of coat colours and markings. The pups are venturing out of the whelping box and enjoying their mush.
We're continuing to socialize and expose the pups to new items and experiences. Their vet appointment is on February 11 and choosing will happen after that. They can start going home on February 18.
All of these pups are spoken for. My wait list is still closed for deposits, but I'm still accepting adoption forms from adoptive families. I'll call these folks first before telling the public when my waitlist is open again.
Partridge: male ~ red HOHO ribbon -- ADOPTED
Turtle Dove: female ~ turquoise dot ribbon -- ADOPTED
Henny (French Hen): female ~ heart ribbon -- ADOPTED
Birdy: male ~ red with trees ribbon -- ADOPTED
Ringer: male ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Goose: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Swanny: male ~ white with lights ribbon -- ADOPTED
Maiden: female ~ candy cane ribbon -- ADOPTED
Dancer: male ~ red/black Santa belt ribbon -- ADOPTED
Leaper: male ~ lime ribbon -- ADOPTED
Piper: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Drummer: male ~ black/white striped ribbon -- ADOPTED
Eve: female ~ flowered ribbon -- ADOPTED
Mango and Abe had 13 F1B medium/large goldendoodle pups on December 24!
Shortly after realizing that I had written down the wrong due date Mango started to labour right on time, having her pups in the late hours of the 23rd and the early hours of the 24th.
Mango is an amazing mama, but as she got tired during labour she needed some coaching to look after the newborns as they entered this world. So I stayed with her for the whole process and was able to write down markings and weigh the pups as they were born. Many mamas are more comfortable being left alone to labour, but Mango is happy for all the company.
Because the pups have a good variety of markings and weights I was able to identify who was who. I ribboned and named them in their birth order for the 12 Days of Christmas, with number 13 being Eve.
There are 8 boys and 5 girls. Their names are:
Their vet appointment is on February 11 and choosing will start the same day. They can start going home on February 18.
All of these pups are spoken for.
Dolly's and Simon's F1 goldendoodle pups at 4 weeks
These 2 little darlings (Him and Her) are growing and doing so very well. They're very different from each other size wise, yet are pretty good buddies. Him is 3 Kgs and Her is 2 Kgs (at 4 weeks old).
They're both spoken for and can go home December 19.
Him: male ~ blue ribbon -- ADOPTED
Her: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Darla's and Nico’s F1 standard goldendoodle litter at 4 weeks
What a beautiful litter this is!! The pups are wandering outside the whelping box to toilet -- and a few have for a couple of weeks already!
They're growing nicely and their personalities are starting to blossom. I look forward to showing them off to the folks who'll be choosing them the first week of December.
They can start to go home after December 14. All of these pups are spoken for!
Batman: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED
Contractor: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Regal: male ~ red/green/white ribbon -- ADOPTED
Sunny: male ~ Christmas light ribbon -- ADOPTED
Argon: female ~ red snowflakes ribbon -- ADOPTED
Pax: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Pearl: female ~ white dots ribbon -- ADOPTED
Tile: female ~ candy cane ribbon -- ADOPTED
Waffle: female ~ purple/yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Tess' and Abe's F1 goldendoodle litter at 4 weeks!
Here we are at 4 weeks old already!! What a charming litter. There's a big range of sizes and colours. Now their personalities are starting to blossom, and guaranteed, there will be stories to tell for each of them.The pups will see the vet on December 2 and choosing will start soon after. They can start going home December 11.
All of these pups are spoken for.
Entertainer: male ~ red/blue/white ribbon -- ADOPTED
Mack the Knife: male ~ green/red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Moonshadow: male ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Mr Sandman: male ~ cream ribbon -- ADOPTED
Bubbles: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
Chitty Bang Bang: female ~ white/towers ribbon -- ADOPTED
Groovy: female ~ blue/flowers ribbon -- ADOPTED
Que Sera Sera: female ~ pink/dots ribbon -- ADOPTED
Seasons: female ~ watermelon ribbon -- ADOPTED
Annie's and Marlo's F1 pups at 4 weeks old!
These pups are such pudgy darlings. Mama Annie has very rich milk, and with only 6 pups they all get more than enough. The pups will become more proportioned once they start to become more active. They're venturing freely out of the whelping box to toilet and have started on softened kibble.
I can hardly wait to see how their personalities develop over the coming weeks. Their vet visit is on November 20 and choosing will start that weekend. They can start going home on November 30.
All of these pups are spoken for.
Cloth: male ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Huggies: male ~ blue ribbon -- ADOPTED
Rascal: male ~ red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Bello: female ~ blue sparkle ribbon -- ADOPTED
Luv: female ~ lime ribbon -- ADOPTED
Pamper: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED