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Interested in Adopting from Oregon Bernese?

Getting your puppy is a huge decision as they will be a part of your family for many special years to come. A dog can bring so much love & companionship to your life and I understand how important it is too be paired with a puppy that fits your lifestyle and family. I know the process can seem overwhelming, but I will help guide you through everything, give you plenty of updates & help you choose the perfect puppy for your lifestyle & family.

 

 If you are interested in speaking to me about potentially adopting a puppy or have any questions about my program feel free to reach out at OregonBernese@gmail.com or text me at 503-756-8562 with your name & number. At the bottom is this page is an adoption application if you would like to fill it out to help me get to know you a little bit. Then if you sound like a good fit for a puppy you will approved to move forward with adoption & I will send you some additional questions to figure out what you are looking for in a puppy. 

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Baby bernese mountain dog sad puppy dog eyes
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Adorable Bernese mountain dog boy puppy with chew toy

Placing A Reservation

If you would like to adopt a puppy please fill out an adoption application linked here:

 

 

 

If approved you will be given the opportunity to place a $200 deposit to reserve your pick number on the reservation list. If the puppies are born & there are not enough puppies to provide you a puppy your reservation can be fully refunded or you may transfer it too my next expected litter.

When puppies arrive safely the remaining $300 of the deposit will be due within 10 days of their birth. You will be able to choose your specific puppy when they are 6.5 weeks old & have had their temperament testing evaluations.

Picks are in order of when deposits are placed starting with puppy #2. I reserve the first pick in the case that I may give it to a service dog home or keep a puppy to place in a guardian home. If I opt not to do so your pick may move up by 1 spot giving you more pups to choose from, but once your deposit has been placed it will never move down on the list.

Reservations are non-refundable with the exception of a breeding not being successful, a small litter being born with too few pups, or a puppy having health issues that prevent us from being able to provide a healthy puppy. In the event of this you will have the option to have your deposit fully refunded or transfer it to the next available litter. Please note that my puppies are sold with a Spay/Neuter contract. They are not to be bred under any circumstances.

The Puppies Arrive

I will message you when the puppies arrive and will post updates with pictures/and or videos on my Facebook page of the puppies at birth, 2, 4, 6 & 8 weeks & casual updates more often than that. Because it is hard to send high quality photos over emails your puppies' photos will be posted to the Oregon Bernese Facebook page so please check there for photos & updates. 

Choosing Your Puppy

At 6 weeks old I will be temperament testing each puppy & will post these results for you to review before your visit.

We will schedule a visit for you to come meet the puppies when they are 6 1/2 weeks old. If you are not able to visit in person you can facetime to choose your individual puppy. I want you to have the opportunity to get to know each puppy before deciding which one is right for your family.

I will let you know how each pup's personality has been developing & help you figure out who would be a good fit for you.

I do feel that some people will have a special connection with a certain puppy so I like to leave the final choice to you as their future family.  

Health Care

While in my care your puppy will be on a health care routine supervised by my veterinarian. Their first de-worming's are at 2, 4, 6 & 8 weeks & they receive their first Parvo/Distemper vaccination at 5 weeks & second vaccination at 7-8 weeks.

At 7 weeks old we will have their health exams at our vet. Each puppy will have a thorough exams & individual reports written up by my vet that you will receive a copy of.

Taking Your New Family Member Home

Puppies will be ready to go home at 8 weeks old. Pickup is anytime within 8 weeks - 9 weeks. If I must board the puppy for past 9 weeks old the full adoption payment must be placed by 9 weeks old plus a boarding charge of $15 a day will need to be paid at the beginning of each additional week of boarding. All boarding fees must be paid before your puppy goes home.

 

For older dogs/puppies over 8 weeks:

You will have one week from when you decide to get a dog & pay a deposit too when it needs to be picked up before a boarding fee would apply.

The deposit can be through Good Dog, Venmo "friends & family option", Cashapp or Zelle but the remainder must be paid in cash unless discussed with me prior. No checks, paypal or money orders will be accepted.

Each puppy will go home with AKC pedigree & registration papers, detailed care info for going home, full medical records, adoption contract & health guarantee. Puppies will also go home with 1 month health guarantees from AKC & Trupanion. They will have had microchips implanted before going home with you with lifetime registration I have pre-paid so that the pups will always be able to be tracked back to you if lost.

Their go home boxes will have a snuggly blanket that smells like mom, their favorite toys & treats, newborn photos, probiotics, pumpkin and a small bag of Diamond Natural's Large Breed Lamb & Rice puppy food. 

Here is the puppy food they are used too: DIAMOND Naturals Large Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag - Chewy.com

yawning baby Bernese Mountain dog puppy
Baby bernese mountain dog puppies playing with flowers
Happy Bernese Mountain dog puppy with sweet puppy dog eyes
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Sleepy bernese mountain puppy

Essentials To-Do List for Bringing Your Puppy Home:

  • Set up an appointment with your vet as far in advance as possible for a health check within 72 hours of going home.

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  • This is also a good time to do some research & put together a printed list with your regular veterinarian, 2 different 24hr emergency vet phone numbers, find a reputable Pet Sitter/Walker, boarding kennel for emergency situations & research Pet Insurances to find the right fit for you.

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  • Puppy proof your home (gooddog.com)   How to prepare your home for a new puppy (gooddog.com)

  • Make sure your puppy is supervised at all times outside unless it is in a fully enclosed (including a roof) area until it is at least 25 lbs: Hawks can mistake a small pup for a rabbit. If you live in an area with other predators like coyotes or raccoons take this into account as well.

  • Get a puppy area set up in an area of your house that is not carpeted. This will be a safe & secure smaller area either using a play pen fence or using baby gates to partition off a small room. This will be where your pup stays if you are not able to directly supervise it. Put its crate with the door open in one corner full of some snuggly blankets & toys to make it a positive space. In the rest of the space set up some toys & a pee pad in-case of accidents. Once your pup is accustomed to its crate it can be placed in it for short amounts of time when you are not able to supervise it while it is still learning where to go potty.

  • Decide on a potty training system (I recommend bells) & make sure you or another family member will have time to work with the pup until it has learned your routine & what is expected of him. This puppy is not fully potty trained when it goes home:  I START puppies on potty training & work to teach them the concept of going potty in a specific place - transitioning that concept to your specific home will take some time & patience. I never want people to think that a young dog will be 100% trained when it goes home: any dog owner needs to be prepared to put time & training into a new puppy/dog.

  • Until you have stablished where the pup is supposed to potty you will need to take him out every 30 minutes to an hr especially right after meals.  Once they have learned the routine & are not having accidents inside you can lengthen the time between potty breaks.      I highly recommend hanging bells on your doorknobs during potty training (I have some on my amazon wish list). Have the puppy touch the bell with its nose or paw & click (or use a voice command such as “Yes!”) & re-ward with a treat. Then take the pup out the door. Use a phrase such as “go potty” when your pup starts going potty immediately click & treat to positively reinforce the behavior. Do not expect your puppy to make it through the whole night until it is much older/has had plenty of time to become accustomed to your home. 

  • Buy a bag of Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice Large Breed Puppy formula (or the 4health version of this at tractor supply & some training treats.

Basic Essentials:

  • Sealing Food Storage Container

  • Bowls

  • Dog Crate

  • Dog Bed

  • Baby Gates

  • Playpen

  • Dog Toys & safe non-rawhide/bone chews

  • Leash

  • Collar

  • Nametags that have your address & phone number

  • Long Line

  • Harness & seatbelt for car rides

  • Treat pouch 

Grooming Supplies:

  • Dog Brush/Comb

  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste

  • Nail Trimmer

  • Non-irritating puppy shampoo (check the amazon list)

 

Potty/Cleaning Supplies:

  • No Chew Spray

  • Natures Best Enzymes Spray

  • Stain & Odor Remover

  • Paper Towels

  • Puppy Pee Pads

  • Poop Bags

  • Pooper Scooper

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