Sands Labradoodle's is taking care and limiting contact as per current Government bans and following recommendations for social distancing and hygiene. The good news is that dogs and puppies don't carry the virus or pass it to humans, they are safe! (Yeah!).
We will be sure to post any news or updates from our trusted friends at JetPets, our local council, the RSPCA in addition to any Government updates when we hear about them.
Flying (out of Brisbane Airport): With these bans in place, airlines are doing only limited flights and these book out well in advance. With our ability to fly pups interstate impacted, we will not be able to fly puppies interstate until further notice.
Road Travel: Road Travel to Sydney (Richmond) is an option that we are able to explore should there be enough interest. The transport company has been transport greyhound and puppies for other breeders for a number of years and has a very good reputation. Obviously, we would explore this in detail so we can make an informed decision so we can ensure it is safe, reliable, and not anymore stressful for than flying a pup. We would take all measures to ensure the comfort, safety and well-being of all our pups. We would probably look at holding onto the puppy for an extra week to do crate and toilet training and all puppies would need to have an adaptil collar purchased (by the family). It will also incur extra
Local Puppy Pick Ups
With local puppy pick ups, we normally do a 45 minute to an hour handover with a big check list that we go through with you when you collect your puppy. At this stage we will try to do our check list with you via phone prior to picking your puppy up. We can go over any questions you have at this time also. We do ask that you advise us if you have been in any contact with anyone who has or is being tested for the Corona virus and if you have been in self isolation.
We will also try to put together a video clips of a handover so we can show you things such as grooming and little training sessions (advance apologies for the amateur production quality!). On pick up day, we ask that only one family member come inside (the rest of you can come but will have to stay in the car) and we will do a quick hand over on the day. If we get enough interest and have the time (eg. no new litters to care for), we may look at doing a puppy family get together down the track at a local park once this has all passed so we can all really meet and say hello, do a little grooming maintenance session and go over any questions.
Wait Listing for a puppy
We recommend that interstate families opt to go on our non-paid wait list until we know more. You are welcome to go on our paid wait list and understand that we cannot make any guarantees in these uncertain times.
There are a lot of safe, fun and easy ways to socialise your puppy when they get home. Socialisation is important for pups and we will provide you with an information sheet full of tips and ways to ensure your pup gets the right socialisation safely and stress free (and keep the kids busy hehe) and we will help you out as much as we can. There are also great apps available that help with sound proofing your puppy, puppy training apps and lots more (and they never a bad tool to have in the tool box with any new pup).
There is a lot of information out there so if in doubt it is always best to speak to your local vet as they be able to keep you informed of up-to-date information on COVID-19 they are always happy to help you keep your pets safe.