Follow our most recent litter on Instagram

Puppy Adoption Process

If you’re interested in getting on our waitlist for a puppy, please fill out a short application on to tell us what you’re looking for in your new dog. At this time, we can also provide a general estimate of when we believe our next litter will be born.

When we have a confirmed pregnancy, we will reach out to all of the families who have submitted an application to ask if they’re interested in adopting a puppy from that litter. If they are interested, a $300 non-refundable deposit will be due to hold your puppy. The deposit is only refundable if there are not enough puppies born to meet the number of deposits we collected. 

Before the Puppies are Born


Apply for a puppy by submitting an application on our profile. Good Dog will be the platform we post updates and communicate with the new families.
Social media post about Southern Water Dogs

Follow Us Online

Follow our social media feed for fun photos and watch your email for messages from us through regarding upcoming breeding timelines.
Ultrasound of puppies

The Hardest Part ... Waiting

Because nature can be unpredictable, we wait to announce upcoming puppies until we have a confirmed pregnancy. As soon as we receive positive pregnancy results, we'll reach out to everyone with a current application with us on
Golden retriever puppies nursing

Puppies are born!

We’ll continue to send you updates and newborn puppy photos via email through, but keep in mind that we’re devoting the bulk of our energy to keeping the newborn puppies safe and healthy. Our emails will be full of information, but will be sporadic since we have to find time away from puppies to get to a computer.

After the Puppies are Born


Puppy Selection

At 6 weeks of age, you’ll come visit the puppies in order of application date, and pay the final balance for the puppy via check or payment through

Consider becoming a guardian home for a puppy and participating in the breeding process. We contribute a portion of the puppy proceeds to our guardian families.

Prepare For Going Home Day

Sign up for optional puppy training classes with Whitney, our Puppy Trainer, and purchase supplies off of our new puppy supply list.

Going Home Day!

At 8 weeks of age, you come pick up your puppy! You’ll sign an adoption contract with our health guarantee. Our puppies go home dewormed & with age-appropriate vaccinations at exactly 8 weeks of age because that’s the ideal moment in their development to bond with their new family.