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We're so excited you're thinking about adding one of our pups to your family! We are honored to be considered for such an important role and we want to make sure that you are educated in your decision process. Please take time to read the following to ensure that our pups are going into their forever homes!


Caring for a new puppy isn't always easy, but we believe finding a responsible breeder you trust should be. We want to raise a healthy and happy puppy you and your family can cherish, and we also want to make sure our puppies are placed in homes where they will thrive. That's why we have an application process in place for each puppy pairing. Our adoption process is thoughtfully designed to take you from application to puppy ownership with as little stress and as much joy as possible! 


We are very involved with all of our puppies and dogs. We put in a lot of time, effort and money. We fall in love with each one, and they are all very much a part of our family. With that being said it is our goal to make sure our pups are going to a home where they will be loved, cherished and spoiled, forever. If you are unsure if you are ready for a dog, or do not have time to devote to a dog, please do not apply. 

Step 1:
Submit Your Application

Fill out and submit our application form with as much detail as possible. After we review your application, we will schedule a call.


Please note that we reserve the right to refuse the sale of any puppy at our discretion. 

Step 2:
Get on the Waitlist

If approved, it's time to submit your $500.00 deposit and sign our puppy agreement via Docusign. This will secure your spot on our waitlist which we use on a first-come-first-serve basis when our puppies are born. All deposits are non-refundable, but are transferable to the next available litter. All deposit payments can be made via Cash, Check, Venmo, or Zelle. When both the contract and reservation fee have been fulfilled, your spot on the waitlist is then confirmed. 


If we fail to produce a puppy that fits your family's needs within 12 months of your application, then your deposit may be returned. 

Step 3:
A New Litter is Here

Once puppies are born and confirmed to be healthy, we will contact families in order of their spot on our waitlist to ask if you want to purchase a puppy from that particular litter or not. 

Berners and Golden Retrievers go home at 8 weeks old and Newfoundlands go home at 10 weeks old after their cardiac vet exam.

Step 4:
Puppy Matching & Remaining Payment

Once the puppies reach 7 weeks of age and the Volhard temperament testing is performed, puppies will be matched to their families and final payment is due at that time. 


Puppy choices will be offered to families according to the reservation list order and the best fit for family dynamics. We do our very best to honor your preferences, but do reserve the right to assign puppies to the family that is the best fit for them. Trust that it is important to us that you are completely satisfied and the pups are in the best situation for them. Our focus is the health, temperament, personality and dynamic fit between our puppies and families. We spend a great deal of time with the puppies and get to know their individual tendencies and social skills. This, along with your puppy application, helps us to choose the perfect puppy for your family.   


J & J Meadows reserves the right to cancel and issue a refund at any time for individuals who are being difficult, or in the best interest of our pups. 

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Step 5:
Welcome Your New
Puppy Home!

Puppies will go home with:


  • A puppy from fully health-tested parents

  • Pre-Paid Limited AKC Registration

  • A 2-Year genetic health guarantee

  • Their first round of vaccines and an exam with a wellness certificate from a licensed Veterinarian 

  • A monthly dose of heartworm-prevention

  • Dewclaws Removed and Microchip Inserted

  • 30-days of Pet Insurance through AKC

  • A Bag of Food and Forti flora Probiotics

  • Collar and Leash

  • A Blanket and Toys with Mom and Littermate's scent 

  • Potty outside initiated

  • Crate training started

  • Folder with all health records of puppy and parents, signed contract, and helpful information

  • Lifetime of support and assistance! 

The Investment &
Health Guarantee

We understand that purchasing and caring for a dog is a significant investment. At J & J Meadows, we have made an important up-front investment into extensive health testing and stud-selection on our breeding dogs. We ensure each dog is happy, healthy, and well-adjusted, so you can invest confidently in your new family member. 


Building our program with outstanding breeding dogs is a great start, but there is a lot more that goes into raising an exceptional puppy. Puppies will have early neurological stimulation, desensitization to loud noises, and plenty of activities and socialization experiences designed to help puppies become brave and confident. Puppies will also begin potty training and crate training! We raise our pups in a way that empowers them to transition readily to your home. 


As an added assurance, we will provide a two-year health guarantee with each puppy, provided that the written agreement for puppy care between the breeder and new owner is followed. This guarantee is for coverage of genetic diseases only and does not cover minor, non-life-threatening health conditions such as ear infections, umbilical hernias, etc.


All puppies are sold with Limited AKC registration. Your deposit fee of $500.00 (for any breed) will be subtracted from the total amount owed. Our puppies are sold as pets, with NO breeding rights. We require that you agree and sign a contract to spay/neuter your puppy at 2 years of age. 


  • Bernese Mountain Dogs are $3,500.00

  • Golden Retrievers are $2,000.00

  • Newfoundlands are $4,000.00


Breeding rights are available to approved homes if the dog passes all breed-recommended genetic and OFA testing at two years of age. If testing is passed, we will transfer full registration after results have been verified. Breeding rights are an additional cost. 

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