Girl holding a labradoodle puppy


Adoption Contract

All puppies are sold on a pet contract unless otherwise stated. In particular, you will need to have your puppy spayed or neutered by 9 months of age and send proof of completion to us.


Upon approval, a $500.00 transferable, non-refundable reservation fee (deposit) is required to hold your puppy. The reservation fee may be transferred to a future litter with written notification no later than the fourth week after the original litter is born. Mama Bates Doodles cannot guarantee specific traits around size/gender/color/coat. We believe your first and most important criteria should be placing the right puppy with you based on temperament. Size/gender/color/coat are considerations and we will work with you to meet these, but these are not always possible. If you have an adamant desire for certain genders or looks, you must be flexible and be willing to wait for another litter, if your litter does not produce what you would like. Goldendoodle Puppies are $2,500.00 regardless of size, color or generation. Labradoodle Puppies are $2,500.00 regardless of size, color or generation. Puppies picked up in Indiana, will be charged 7% Indiana sales tax on the total purchase price as part of the final payment. Once approved for adoption, secure your reservation and priority in the wait list by sending the deposit through the payment link on the website, or check or money order through the mail. Your place on the list will be determined when funds clear. Final Payment will be due upon puppy pickup. Mama Bates Doodles will ship your puppy to you at an extra charge. Please contact us for rates. Military Discount: Active duty, Reserve, Retired and Veterans of the US military receive a 10% discount with proof of service (valid ID card or DD 214).

Pick of the Litter

Mama Bates Doodles reserves the right to the first pick of every litter to keep back 1 or 2 breeding quality puppies to further our program. We will make our final choice at 7 weeks of age.



While doodles tend to be hypoallergenic, sometimes that does not happen. If you are an allergy sufferer, you might consider a multigen doodle from coat tested parents or an F1b doodle (an F1 doodle bred with a poodle). Please let us know if you have someone in your home with allergies. We cannot guarantee any dog to be allergy free.

Dog Size

While we do our best to breed dogs in certain size ranges, we cannot guarantee the size your puppy will become. We will give you the sizes of our dams and studs, and while your puppy should range in these sizes, there is a possibility they may end of smaller or larger.

Genetic Testing

Our dogs undergo genetic testing and we will be happy to provide proof of results. We give a 2-year health guarantee against serious genetic defects. Upon request, we can provide a copy of our guarantee for review.

Adult golden doodle in front of a painting


Home Life

Your puppy is raised in our home. This means your puppy will be well socialized with men, women, college students, children, bathing, and veterinarians. Your puppy will be exposed to normal living in both the indoors (vacuuming, kids playing, toys) and outdoors (cars, activities such as children playing and mowing in the distance).

Collar Training

Your puppy will be comfortable wearing and sleeping with a collar (a big deal for a little puppy!).

Beginning Crate Training

Probably the most common reasons for stress in a new puppy home are extended housebreaking and chewing. We start you on the road to success with initial crate training. When they go home with you, they will be familiar with their crate, comfortable entering/exiting it, and should be able to spend the night without spoiling the crate (Your puppy will go home with its own small crate)