The Best Way to Give An Australian Labradoodle for Christmas

In the season of giving, eeryone is thinking about what they can do to make these holidays perfect… And, of course, to my way of thinking, that would include the ultimate gift, an adorable Australian Labradoodle puppy! Everyone loves to surprise their loved ones or family members with the gift of an adorable puppy, but I believe there’s a right way and a wrong way to gift one of our Australian Labradoodle puppies for Christmas.

First, don’t actually give a puppy for Christmas. What I mean by this is that it’s better to actually adopt your Australian Labradoodle after all the holiday hustle and bustle is over. Australian Labradoodles are very sensitive animals who are completely attuned to their humans’ emotions, so they will feel all the excitement, the fun, the overstimulation, the disappointments and the stress that could be a part of the Christmas season. By waiting until after the holidays to take your puppy home, you’ll have the time, energy and focus to help your puppy transition to their new home in a more peaceful manner.

But that doesn’t mean that it can’t be the best gift you’ve ever given! Preparing for a post-holiday Australian Labradoodle adoption can be great because this festive season allows:

For Holiday Joy and Time for Planning Ahead

The holiday season, brimming with warmth and excitement, offers an excellent opportunity to plan for the future arrival of a furry friend. Your kids can help get ready for the puppy. Utilize this time to create excitement and anticipation, laying the groundwork for a well-prepared and thoughtful adoption.

Thoughtful Christmas Puppy Preparation:

Bringing a pet into your life is a substantial decision that demands careful consideration. This includes understanding the responsibilities involved in caring for a puppy—financially, emotionally, and in terms of time commitment. Utilizing the holidays for preparation rather than an impulsive decision allows for a more thoughtful approach.

The Season of Anticipation:

Instead of surprising your family with a puppy during the holiday rush, use this time to kindle excitement and anticipation. The Christmas season is magical because of the joy of anticipation, so gifting preparatory items such as collars, leashes, beds, bowls, and toys can trigger the anticipation of a future furry family member.

Preparing for your Australian Labradoodle Puppy:

Here are some ideas for how to make this holiday gift perfect:

  1. Gifts of Preparation: Assemble a collection of essential puppy items—collars, leashes, beds, bowls, and toys. These gifts not only create excitement but also allow the recipient to visualize and anticipate the puppy’s future arrival.
  2. Knowledge and Research: Encourage the future furever family members to delve into the world of puppy care. Books, online courses, or magazine subscriptions about puppy training and breed-specific needs can be informative and engaging.
  3. Shared Experience: Use the holiday season as an opportunity to connect with your breeder together. Working with your breeder during the holiday season can heighten anticipation. We’re happy to work with families to provide regular updates, pictures, or even video snippets of the puppy’s progress. This not only creates excitement, but also helps in building a connection between the puppy and its future family before they officially meet.
  4. Gifts of Learning: Consider providing vouchers or subscriptions to puppy training classes, grooming sessions or pet supply stores. This sets the stage for responsible pet ownership and adds to the excitement of welcoming a new furry companion.
  5. Symbolic Gestures: A creative way to celebrate the anticipation is to gift a stuffed animal resembling your darling Australian Labradoodle pup. This serves as a charming placeholder, allowing the recipient to mentally prepare for the real furry friend.

By delaying the actual adoption and dedicating time to thoughtful preparation, you’re ensuring the new addition to the family receives the attention, care, and loving environment they deserve.

Remember, the joy of having a furry friend lasts far beyond the holiday season. By preparing during this festive time, you’re setting the stage for a beautiful and lifelong companionship, making the future arrival of your Australian Labradoodle puppy truly special for both the pet and the furever family.