At Red Door Canines, we place everyone on a litter list once they pay the reservation fee and sign the reservation agreement. To be placed on a litter list for one of our current or upcoming litters, a $500.00 non-refundable reservation fee must be made. This reservation fee is applied to the final price of the puppy. The remaining balance is due when you pick up the puppy.
Clients will pick and take home their puppy in the order of the litter list at 8 weeks old. The list is determined by the date of paid deposit. Puppy selection is on Go Home Day. We work closely with each client determining that their puppy meets their needs based on energy level, temperament, personality, and coat type
Fill out an application
Fill out your puppy application HERE. Once you have filled out an application, we will call you to discuss further details and collect your deposit.
Join Litter list
Once you have been added to a litter list, we will also add you to our email list. We will send emails to update you on breedings and litters born.
At 7 weeks old your puppy will be temperament tested and we will help you choose the puppy that best suits your lifestyle.
Can we come visit your facility and meet your dogs?
The health and wellness of our dogs and puppies is of the utmost importance. By allowing potential clients to visit our facility we are opening the door for our dogs and puppies to be introduced to parasites and other germs that can be extremely harmful to them. However we value transparency at Red Door Canines and are more than happy to do a Zoom call to tour our facility at any time.
In regards to meeting our dogs, in order to allow each of our program dogs to be pets first, our breeding dogs live with their guardian families full time unless they are with us for breeding. We have guardian homes all over North Carolina so it is highly unlikely that both parents are at our facility unless they are actively breeding. To get more information on the parents, you can visit the studs page and the moms page on our site. We are also more than happy to provide additional pictures and videos of our parent dogs.
Are the parents health tested?
All of our parents are health tested with a full panel to test for genetic conditions. They also have OFA x rays done to ensure their patellas, hips, elbows, heart, and eyes are up to par for breeding.
Do you offer breeding rights?
Yes we offer breeding rights to approved programs. We were once given opportunities by a couple of breeders who believed in and mentored us, and we would like to pay it forward. We charge a nominal fee for breeding rights and use that fee to embark test any puppies that are being considered by that breeder.
After temperament evaluations do you choose the puppy for me?
We do not pick your puppy for you, however we do work alongside you to help make sure that each puppy is matched with the right family. It is our job to ensure that each family is matched with a puppy that suits their needs and lifestyle
What are your delivery options for puppies?
We can deliver your puppy via Flight Nanny or by car. There is a fee of $200 for our time plus the cost of gas or the cost of the plane ticket and pet fee that the airline requires.
Will my puppy be vaccinated when I get them?
Your puppy will have had their first round of vaccines at 7 weeks. They will have also been microchipped and received a full body exam by our vet. If your puppy stays for puppy kindergarten, they will continue going to the vet for vaccines as well as begin receiving their heartworm and flea and tick prevention.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We take Venmo, Credit Card, Cash, and Zelle
Do you have a waitlist?
When you place a deposit we place each family on the litter list that they wish to be on. Puppy Selections are in the order of deposit paid.
How will I know my spot on the waitlist?
The first two spots on every litter list are reserved for breeder picks. Breeder picks are for service animal placements, other breeders, and also for us at Red Door Canines to be able to continue to grow our program. Once we have determined whether the breeder picks (spot 1 and 2) will be used, we will send the official litter list but at the time you pay your deposit, we will let you know where you fall. You can only move up on the list, not down.