Starting the Process – Deposits

After we receive your application and have a chance to contact you, it is time to reserve your new puppy with a $500 deposit. Although your deposit is non-refundable, it is transferrable to another litter/puppy of equal or greater value from Happy Doodle Dogs. Please do not send a deposit if you have not spoken with us directly. Thank you!

  1.  Option number one: upload VENMO cash app to your phone. It is free of charge. Search for @ron-bennion. The last four phone digits are 0553.
  2. Option number two: send a personal check via snail-mail addressed to Ron Bennion, please email Happydoodledogs@gmail.com or text me at 385-330-7150 for my full home address. This option of payment is only acceptable for reserving your puppy not for the final payment.

The $500 fee will be subtracted from the final price of your puppy, shipping not included. Please specify the breed, litter, and puppy’s name. Also, be sure to send us a copy of our “Purchase Agreement” when you place your deposit.


When it comes time to pick up your puppy, you will be responsible for the remaining balance of your puppy depending on the price stated in your purchase agreement – at that time personal checks are not accepted. You will receive an invoice at least one week prior to the take-home day of your puppy. We do not allow our puppies to leave earlier than their eight week old birthday. You may only use cash, money order, cashiers check, venmo or zelle for final payment. Please remember you are also subject to Utah State Sales Tax fee of 4.85%. Shipping is the responsibility of the new pet owner, see options below.

Planning for Take-Home & Delivery

We encourage new puppy owners to pick up their puppy personally either by meeting us at SLC International Airport or driving to our home in Heber City, Utah. This makes for a more personal experience and gives our customers confidence that their puppy has been given the best care. However, it is not always easy to travel so if you prefer to have your puppy hand delivered to your closest airport (rather than flying or driving to pick up your puppy), we would be more than happy to arrange for a puppy nanny.

Delivery options need to be discussed with me prior to the “pick-up” date with reasonable time for us to prepare your puppy. Options may include: meeting within 50 mile radius of our home, meeting at the SLC airport, home pickup, or flight nanny services. If you are not able to pick up your puppy the week of their eight week old birthday, we can hold puppies for an extra fee of $20 per day. Flight Nanny cost is the responsibility of new puppy owners, as well as the price of fuel if you choose any of the delivery options. Flight Nanny services are the cost of the roundtrip flight and a $400 service fee.


Your puppy’s nutrition is very important to us, which is why we encourage our mother’s to nurse their puppies as long as possible. As soon as puppies can start eating soft food, around three weeks of age, we start them on a high quality nutritious puppy food. Blue Buffalo with antioxidant rich LifeSource Bits. Blue’s exclusive LifeSource Bits are a precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals carefully selected by veterinarians and animal nutritionists that help support: immune system health, life stage requirements, and healthy oxidative balance. Sometimes we turn this into a gruel by adding PetLac Puppy Milk Replacement Powder or Water depending on the needs of the puppies in the litter. This is a very healthy way to supplement if there are a large number of puppies in the litter for newborn to six week-old dogs. Supplementing with this does not mean puppies do not get to nurse from their mother. Rather, supplementing actually enables their mother to have a break; promoting bonding and decreasing the probability of the dam abandoning puppies too early. Abandonment is very common with Bernese Mountain Dog mother’s so we try to be proactive using preventive methods to ensure optimal health of our precious canine babies.

When your puppy goes home, at 8-12 weeks of age, he will have new teeth and be eating a completely dry, premium pebble formulated for his size; Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula for puppies. We highly encourage you to continue this diet, but if you would like to switch after your puppy has been with your family for a few months. Do your research and also ask your veterinarian for advice!

Please remember to purchase the things you will need before your puppy gets home to keep things as “familiar” as possible.

Dog Beds/Crates

We have found these dog beds to be SUPER quality and excellent in durability! Please see: Kuranda Dog Beds and Crates

The 40 in. x 25 in. size is sufficient for our Mini-Medium.

They also offer FREE SHIPPING to the lower 46 states!


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