HELLO CURRENT AND FUTURE LIFE UNLEASHED FAMILY!
Learn more about the adoption process here at Life Unleashed Farms.
Our adoption process goes as follows:
1. A family inquires via our application form (found at the top of the page):
YOU MUST THOROUGHLY READ THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, including our educational page, Sheepadoodle Facts page, and our contract. In your submission, you MUST INCLUDE information about your home environment, daily schedule, how much research you have done on this cross/breed, especially their grooming needs, as well as, children and other pets in your home, and what you plan to do with your potential new family member while you are away from your home.
2. Place your reservation fee.
The $500 (reservation fee is NON-refundable) is due upon approval of your application. This reservation fee is non-refundable but can be transferred to up to two future litter if the need arises. After two litters have passed, you forfeit your deposit.
The deposit can be made via Venmo, PayPal via messenger app ONLY, Cash, and Apple Pay. The remaining balance will be paid in full with CASH ONLY.
3. Submit your contract through DocuSign.
Once your application has been approved and your deposit received, we will send you the contract via DocuSign. The top portion will be left blank, which will be filled out once your puppy choice has been made (more on that below.)
4. THE HARDEST PART...WAITING...and watching for updates.
We understand a family's excitement for their potential new family member, so as soon as there are updates to be had, we will send our announcements as posts on our Instagram and website.
We will post birth announcements to our announcements page on our website within 24 hours of birth.
To view instant photos and videos you MUST follow our Instagram: instagram.com/lifeunleashedfarm
5. Picking your pup
To ensure you and your pup will be happy for the duration of your pup’s life, we offer a system that ensures you get the best puppy for your family.
At five weeks of age, we ask each pup parent to visit in person or over zoom to pick their top three pups. At seven weeks of age, we match pups with their human families using our intimate knowledge of the pups and the experience of the trainer. We match each pup to their family based on the application, any needs the family may have (ie. service animal, etc.), and the in-person visit where you will make your top three picks. Temperament is taken into consideration before gender or color. This will be your final pick and you can NOT switch once the pup has been picked, even if one comes available.
We strongly encourage all pup parents to visit our farm and family. Each Life Unleashed Farm (LUF) parent deserves the best support before, during, and after they pick their pup up. I stay connected to all our past LUF families (to the extent they desire) ensuring they are doing well and questions are answered over the duration of their Sheepadoodle’s or Old English Sheepdog's life.
There are a few ways to meet our breeding pair and family: in person or over zoom/FaceTime/Messenger/Google Meet. We pride ourselves on our open communication and transparency since adopting (and homing) pups has many challenges and benefits alike. We have found that solid communication, and the ability to visit our farm, will eliminate most of the challenges for both Breeder and pup families alike!