Puppy Adoption Process

Our puppy adoption fee is $3,000 for puppies that are picked up at our home and $3,250 for puppies that are delivered to the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.  All of our puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract.  There is a $500 non-refundable deposit that is required after your application has been approved.  You will be placed on our reservation list in the order that we receive your deposit. The balance of the adoption fee is due by the time the puppies are 7 weeks old.  Reservation lists fill up fast and are normally booked several months in advance.  Red Desert Doodles reserves the right to retain any puppy for future breeding purposes.

I Want a Red Desert Doodles Australian Labradoodle Puppy!  What is the next step?

  1. To  start the puppy adoption process, complete the “Puppy Application” form by clicking on the link below.  The purpose of the application is to help us find you the puppy that best meets your family’s lifestyle and personality.

  2. Once we have received and reviewed your application, we will contact you within 48 hours to discuss your application and answer any questions.

  3. Once we have accepted your application, submit your $500 deposit using Venmo (@Max-Barker-1), PayPal (, Zelle (435-229-1050), or the old fashioned way of sending a check in the mail (make check payable to: Max Barker).  If using Paypal, submit using the "Sending to a Friend" method to avoid PayPal fees.  Click here for detailed instructions on submitting your payment via PayPal.

  4.  Once you have submitted the $500 deposit, your place will be secured on our reservation list.  

  5. When the puppies are born, we will notify you by email.  At this time, we will begin posting pictures to our website and social media accounts so you can watch the puppies grow and develop.

  6. The remaining balance of $2,500 ($2,750 if delivered to Las Vegas airport) will be due when the puppies are 7 weeks of age and puppy selection will be finalized at that time.

  7. Puppies will be ready to go to their new homes by 8 weeks of age.

What are the pick-up/delivery options for our new puppy?

We prefer not to ship your new puppy in the cargo hold of an airplane, but offer several options to get your new family member safely to it's new home:

  1. ​You can pick your puppy up in person at our home in Hurricane, Utah on the scheduled puppy pick-up day.

  2. We can meet you at the local airport in St. George, Utah (SGU) or in Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) and you can take your new family member home with you in a soft-sided carry-on bag in the airplane cabin. There is a $250 delivery charge to the Las Vegas airport.  Also, if your airline requires a health certificate, there will also be an additional charge for a health certificate.

  3. We can have our "flight nanny" deliver the puppy to your nearest airport. The cost for this delivery service is $500 plus the cost of airfare and health certificate.

If you have questions at any time during the puppy adoption process please send us an email at or give us a call at (435) 229-1050.  We are always happy and eager to answer your questions.

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