Receiving a Delivery to Pick up my Puppy


Although we encourage families to pick up their puppies from their guardian home, we understand that there may be circumstances that make this especially challenging or even impossible for you.

For your convenience we are happy to provide our affordable Guardian Home delivery service. We have several close, trusted friends that have been trained to care for your puppy from our door to your location!  Some families ask for complete delivery and other families ask to meet part way to save some time and money.

If you wish to meet a Guardian Home Puppy Courier halfway, check out our “Driving to Pick up my Puppy” page as well for some helpful tips for traveling!

It is only very rarely that we are not able to fulfill a request for a delivery. Please be aware that it can be a little challenging to fulfill all our delivery requests on holiday weekends.

If you do choose to utilize our guardian home delivery service, we want to help ensure that your experience with your new puppy is a great one! Before arranging your delivery there are still several things you may need to consider.


Finalizing Payment on Adoption Day

In regards to the payment of the final balance, we typically don’t offer PayPal because it is a little hard for us to keep track of regarding puppy balances and also because of the fees involved.  Cash or certified check is our preference.


Sit back, Relax and Get Ready!

Check out our Puppy Shopping List where Nathan has selected his preferred puppy items. You may find it useful as it serves as a checklist of sorts as you prepare to bring your puppy home! You'll find helpful descriptions beside each item as you decide what you might need. Happy Shopping!


Differentiating between a pick-up and a delivery

The full Crockett Doodles pick-up experience is made complete by taking a few pictures of you with your new puppy, gifts, and an opportunity to converse with the Guardian Home. Typically a pick-up appointment is about 30-45 minutes.

Please note that for a delivery, our Puppy Couriers will not be able to take pictures for you. Secondly, our Puppy Couriers will likely have been driving since the wee hours of the morning so they will need to get back on the road and head home. A delivery is not a lengthy time like a pick-up experience is. You can allow 10 – 15 minutes for a Puppy Courier to meet you and introduce your puppy to you.

We encourage you to consider tipping your Puppy Courier if he/she does a particularly good job.

If it has been a while since you've had a puppy (or maybe you are a first-time puppy parent!), we think you would really enjoy meeting with the Guardian Home family at their home rather than receiving a delivery.  They'll have about 30-45 minutes to go over puppy training advice, etc. Yet, if a delivery is a better option for you, we also have the resources available here:


delivery Fees

We are thrilled to be able to offer delivery to your area of the country for a flat rate of $395. Of course, the quickest way for you to adopt your puppy is for you to make the travel arrangements yourself and come to your puppy's home on your scheduled Adoption Day. 

We know this just isn't possible for some families, so we are excited to offer our delivery option. 

Our delivery system is certainly convenient and cost-effective for you, but we want you to know up front that it is very much like choosing the "slow boat." We will work to deliver your puppy to you as soon as is possible, but please be aware that due to very high demand, it may take up to three weeks after your puppy's scheduled Adoption Day for your puppy to be delivered to you. 

Our Delivery Coordinators are working hard to coordinate  several puppy deliveries into one trip with a qualified and experienced Puppy Courier, and this just takes time to do well. 

Rest assured that your puppy will be well cared for in the mean time and that we will work to deliver your puppy to you just as soon as we can. 

If you have more than one pup delivered (perhaps other friends or family are adopting pups from the same litter), the delivery fee is $100 each after the the total delivery charge for the first puppy.

Any pup adopted from SC has a 6% sales tax, but pups picked up at another location (or delivered outside the state of SC) do not incur the SC sales tax.