start the journey
how to reserve
The first step in the process is to fill out a Puppy Application. After we have received your application you will receive a welcome email from email@example.com (make sure to check your spam).
A phone call is required as part of the process of being matched with your Divine Pup. This is a time for me to answer any additional questions and learn more about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in your new puppy.
The next step is to decide how you would like to be matched with your puppy!
You have four MATCH JOURNEYS to choose from.
glossary of terms
Each Mom has their Nursery List, which is a pick list for a litter. Only expecting moms have a Nursery List that you may choose to join.
Pre Approved List
Puppy applicants who are approved for a puppy but are not ready to commit with a paid deposit. Nursery List opens at 6 weeks for Pre Approved list. First come first serve. You may be asked to reapply if your initial approval was more than 6 months from requesting to join a nursery list.
Puppy families open to most physical traits. Nursery List opens at 4 weeks for this list. $500 non refundable deposit is required. You may stay on this list for up to 6 months. If a temperament match is not produced we will consider your request for an extension.
Ultimate Match Program
Puppy families who are looking for specific physical traits. Nursery list opens up as soon as a litter is announced for the first 2 picks of each litter. $1000 non refundable deposit is required. You may stay on this list for up to 12 months.
Option 1: Ultimate Match Program
Choose this option if you are looking for specific physical traits. There will be 2 spots per Nursery list available for this program
You may pick a puppy as soon as a litter is announced for the first 2 picks of each litter.
You will have a price range for the litter, but puppies will not be priced individually at this time.
If no puppy is chosen, you remain on the UMP list for future puppy considerations for up to 12 months.
*Disclaimer: Some litters may only have 1 UMP spot if Divine Pups joins as first pick or a Service Dog Placement is reserved.
Option 2: Expecting List
If you are open to any breeding pair, then the Expecting List is for you! You will be notified when puppies reach 4 weeks old and professional photos are taken. It is at this time that you may secure a spot on that litter.
We will only open 2-4 spots depending on the litter size when puppies are 4 weeks old and you will have a price range for the litter, but puppies will not be priced individually at this time.
You will be notified via email that the Nursery list is open for the Expecting List. You will have 24 hours to reply. If we do not receive a “Join” response within the allowed time frame you waive your spot.
If no puppy is chosen, you remain on the “Expecting List” list for future puppy considerations for up to 6 months unless a temperament match has not been available, then you may request an extension
*Disclaimer:Some litters may not become available at 4 weeks for Expecting list. This depends on the size of the litter and if UMP spots have been taken. If that is the case the Nursery List will open at 6 weeks for the expecting list.
Option 3: Pre Approved List
This option may be for you if you are open to any breeding pair. You will be given the option to consider and join a nursery list that has available spots after UMP and Expecting List. This is done usually when the puppies are 6 weeks old. This is a first come first served for available spots. You may be asked to reapply if it has been over 6 months of your initial approval.
You are not guaranteed a puppy or a spot on any Nursery List under this option.
It is a “fast pass” to join available spots after UMP and Expecting List.
Option 4: Ready Pup
There will be occasions a puppy may not be quickly reserved. A puppy may be available after temperament evaluations and Nursery list has been matched. This does not happen often.
Please feel free to follow our website and social media for the availability of a READY PUP!
These pups may receive a little “extra” love and training (and maybe even some extra vet visits) during their stay with us and are ready to go home immediately, once physical and temperament traits are matched.
A PUPPY IS NOT MATCHED ON APPEARANCE ALONE
Of course, the Divine Pups way is to match you based on temperament and not just physical traits. So it is important to consider that even if we have a puppy that matches the physical traits you are specifically looking for, some temperaments may not be a match. Ultimately you will choose your own puppy, I do not choose a puppy for you. However, I will discuss each temperament and advise on which puppy is the best match for you.
You can learn more about the temperament traits we test for HERE