The Puppy Process

Learn the process of how to get an AppleTree  Labrador Pup!

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The Steps to Getting a Puppy

#1 - Puppy Application

The best first step is to fill out the puppy application. 

#2 - Discussion

After the application, we’ll discuss your lifestyle and preferences in a pup, this way I’ll be able to make some notes on what type of pup is ideal for you! 

#3 - Contract & Deposit

Once you know you want a dog from our breeding program, let us know and we’ll send you our contract to review and sign and then you can place a deposit. This officially locks you in on the waitlist. 

#4 - Birth Announcement

When the puppies are born, you’ll be notified, giving you not only the details on the pups that were born (colors and sex), but you’ll also know when they’ll be ready to go home. If any of this isn’t going to work out in timing, we can bump you to the next litter!

#5 - Selection Time

When the puppies are about 4-5 weeks old and they have their personalities showing, we’ll let you know which puppies we think will be best for you and your family. We’ll give you the pros and cons of each and you pick the one you like the best.

#6 - Puppy Pick Up

We’ll keep you posted on pick up and times, so you can plan to come and see us. Or so you can come and meet us at one of our pick up locations. Depending on your location, we offer door to door personal ground delivery. Fee is based on mileage; we charge $1.20 per mile. Please let us know if you would like more information on our delivery service. 

How Much Does a Puppy Cost?

Our dogs range from $2400 to  $2900 depending on the stud we use for the breeding. A $500 deposit towards the total purchase price will secure your spot on our waitlist.



How Does Your Waitlist Work?

We organize our waitlist based on a first-come-first-serve basis, based on when the contract is signed and deposit received, whichever comes last. We separate our waitlists based on sex, so whether you want a male or female, or if you are open to either. We also can designate you on a certain litter if you prefer. 



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What’s Included?



Health Guarantee and AKC Registration

We offer a lifetime guarantee on our dogs against all the disorder/health testing that we complete. We are confident you’ll have a healthy dog, free of breed related maladies.

Our dogs all come with limited AKC Registration (no breeding rights). 

Lifetime Support

I’m always here to help you. You can always contact me and I’ll be on your team to find a solution. My goal is to help you find a flow with your puppy that works with your life, so it’s positive for all!


We use a simple contract. Our goal with our contract is to help you understand what you can expect from us and what we hope you’ll follow through on with your pupppy. When you’re ready to move forward, we’ll ask you to review and sign before placing a deposit.

Puppy-Prep Email Series

We’ve written a series of emails, with links, to help you get started with you puppy, everything from figuring out dog food, where to get it, and what to feed, to deworming, to housetraining, and much more!


We deworm our puppies three times during the course of puppy rearing. This helps them move through weaning more easily, as well as help their system prepare for life in your home!

Vaccinations and Thorough Vet Exam

Every puppy is examined by a vet at 8 weeks of age prior to heading to their new home. Vaccinations are given as are age-appropriate for the puppy. 

Ready to Get a Puppy?

The best way to start the process is by filling out a puppy application. The application helps us understand what you’re looking for in a puppy and helps us determine who will be a good fit for you.