Once your application and fee have been processed and accepted, you will be placed on our waitlist. Shining Star Doodles always reserves the right of the first pick of the litter, everyone else is placed on the list in order of application received. Once a litter is born, we will send an announcement within 24 hours to everyone on the waitlist. We send weekly email updates as well as post almost daily social media photos, and videos of puppies. We conduct both a virtual and in-person open house, for deposit holders, when puppies are around 5 weeks of age so that you can ask questions and see the puppies in person.
Around 7 weeks old, we assess the temperaments of each puppy based on AviDog Temperament Testing. Puppies are also given thorough health checks, shots, and microchipped by our vet. All of the information from the temperament testing and vet health checks is then communicated to everyone on the waitlist. We then schedule a “selection day”, which can be done in person or virtually. At that time we let everyone on the waitlist choose the puppy that best fits their lifestyle based on puppy temperament and personality.
We welcome and encourage deposit holders to visit the puppies before picking at 7 weeks. If this is not possible, we are more than willing to facetime or send videos of puppies to help give you a better sense of them.