~    Aurora's Puppies    ~

Welcome to Aurora's Puppies page!  This is where we will post the bi-weekly updates for any current litter from Aurora, and you can also click the link to
zip down to the bottom to see photos of all of Aurora's past litters!

Aurora Amarylis

Arlo Nicholas

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BORN: OCTOBER 3rd, 2021

These parents will produce *MULTIGEN BACKCROSS CAVAPOOS* (approximately 18.25% Cavalier King Charles Spaniel -- 81.75% Poodle) Please see our CAVAPOOS 101 page for details and refer to the

Multigen Backcross Cavapoo.

 

 

 

This will be Aurora and Arlo's first litter together!  We anticipate that their puppies will mature

to be in the estimated range of 30 to 40 lbs.

 

And the following colours are possible:

(MORE COLOURS MAY BE POSSIBLE, AND THE COLOURS LISTED CAN BE SOLID, ABSTRACT, OR PARTI)

 

Ruby ~ Apricot ~ Gold ~ White ~ Chocolate (MAYBE!)

Please visit our Cavapoo Colours page for more colour details.

 

 

 

WAITING LIST FOR THIS PAIRING:

1. Pleasant Meadows -- FIRST CHOICE ... "Atira Neda" ... Puppy #3 Girl!
2. Deanna Mendes -- "Luna" -- Puppy #5 Girl ... PAID IN FULL!!
3. Danielle Goldfinger  -- "Charlie" -- Puppy #4 Girl ... PAID IN F
ULL!!
4. Gordon Woods -- "Rossi" -- Puppy #6 Boy ... PAID IN FULL!!
5. Saiprasad Kamath -- "Azula" -- Puppy #1 Girl ... PAID IN FULL!!
6. Keri and Peter Ko -- "Rui" --
Puppy #2 Girl ... PAID IN FULL!!
7. 
The Graham Family -- "Lucky" -- Puppy #7 Boy ... PAID IN FULL!!

Sorry! No Puppies Available! The puppies within this litter are ON HOLD for the families on this waiting list and they are anticipating picking up their puppies at 8 weeks of age OR at their pre-arranged time.

Aurora is a certified service dog and we fully expect her to pass on her loving, calm, obedient, and devoted nature to her puppies!

Image by Jeremy Thomas

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Image by Anthony Lee

8 week old puppy update:

Aurora's and Arlo's puppies turn 8 weeks old on Sunday, November 28th, but we are getting their final update sent off so that families can take home their puppies over the weekend.  The families receiving a puppy from Aurora and Arlo were sent the vet update via e-mail as we weren't able to get photos done yesterday due to weather.  We were hoping for outdoor photos, but had to settle for "indoor snow" as you can see in the snowflake background.  We have had some light rain and a couple of inches of snow, so as a heads up to families travelling here tomorrow -- please drive carefully!

One thing we didn't get around to mentioning in the vet update was that there was at least one puppy that got a bit carsick
, but we don't know which puppy it was as no one showed any signs of being sick after the initial upset.  Bring along some paper towels just in case it's your puppy!  And we do recommend bringing along a blanket or towel so that your puppy can ride on your lap (if you are the passenger!).

None of the puppies showed any reactions to their 1st vaccination, but just be advised that a few puppies do have a round marble shaped bump at the injection site which does happen occasionally and is completely normal.  The bump will go away in a few weeks and it is not a concern.

The puppies are now eating approximately 3/8 of a cup of softened kibbles, and we are actually sending the puppies home with a roll of Freshpet
(except for those flying in from out of province -- you will have canned food for your flight). We have had good success with sending the Freshpet home with one of our litters this past spring and the puppies do exceptionally well on it.  Simply slice off a thin slice of the roll and crumble it onto their food -- mixing isn't even necessary!  Here is the roll that you will be sent home with:

https://freshpet.com/dog/freshpet-select/tender-chicken-vegetables-brown-rice-dog-food/

We have put them in our freezer so that they will remain fresh on your drive home and we recommend cutting the roll in half once you are home and keeping one half in your fridge for use over the 5-6 days and the other half in your freezer to thaw out once the first half is finished.  Your puppy will only need a slice this |_| wide or less which would be 1/8 of an inch at maximum.

The puppies are sleeping through the night as a group in their crate, and have had individual crate time during the day for naps.  If you play with your puppy before bed time to wear him/her out AND give your puppy the opportunity to go potty before going in the crate -- a reasonable time-frame to sleep would be 3-4 hours before needing to go potty again in the first 3-5 days when a puppy is likely to wake up in the middle of the night.  Remember to tie your puppy's scent blanket on the side of your crate so that it can't be trampled by your puppy and accidentally get soiled.

Potty training has been going well and the puppies do readily pee when outside, and poops take a bit longer with their little feet still getting used to the cold/wet.  Please make use of the Paw Butter that will be in your Puppy Starter Kit!

The puppies have a good food drive and have readily learned how to sit, but still need finishing touches on not being "grabby" for their treat which will be more readily accomplished without the competition of siblings driving them to "gobble fast".   The litter as a whole is eager to learn and to please!

As you can see from their group photo -- the puppies are quite good at sitting and they are little posers too!

Image by Matthew Payne
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As always, the Taking Home Puppy Instructional will remain available for our families, and we do try to add new and current information to it as needed.  So, keep referring back to it, but we are here for each of our families that receive a puppy when advice is needed!  We are very impressed with how Aurora and Arlo's puppies have turned out, and we will have the privilege to see first hand how they progress, not only because we are keeping Atira (Purple Collar Girl) from this litter, but we are also boarding 2 puppies over December for two families visiting family over the Christmas Holidays which we feel is so important after so many were separated because of COVID.

Thank you to all the families receiving a puppy from Aurora and Arlo!  We can't wait to hear about all your adventures and hope that you will share updates! 

If you haven't already sent your final balance
($1600), please don't forget to do so before pick up (or by Nov. 28th for the puppies that are being boarded). And if you have any delays due to weather, e-mail is the best way to reach us as we may be with the puppies or with another family that is picking up their new family member!  We have a busy day of pick ups tomorrow (and more coming up) and so we kindly ask that if you see that another family is actively picking up their puppy to please wait in your vehicle -- pick ups are usually pretty quick!

Have a great night, and we'll see you soon! 

Image by Anthony Lee

6 week old puppy update:

Aurora and Arlo's puppies turned 6 weeks old yesterday!  As previously mentioned, this update was scheduled to be a day late in order to accommodate all the families for visitations or Skypes for the span of over a week for all 3 of our current litters during puppy choosing.  We do plan to get a video as soon as possible, as we can trust you can understand, we did not have time during puppy choosings. 

We did expand the pen area this week in order to have adequate space for Aurora's 7 puppies and Vera's 3 puppies that are sharing the same pen.  We needed to give them a larger potty area with the expansion as any new changes can cause puppies to regress somewhat as where they used to go may have changed.  This is why we recommend on the Taking Home Puppy Online Instructional to start off with a smaller pen or area and gradually expand as change can be a big adjustment for puppies.

As you will be able to see, we have also added a crate for the puppies this week.  This is the initial stages where they learn that it is a safe place to walk in and out of the crate, to play or nap in the crate, and eventually we will progress to closing the crate door for sleeping at night.  And we will give them individual crate time in the weeks coming up.  Here is their current pen space:

The puppies had a great time meeting, playing with, and snuggling with the families that came to meet them and the families they saw meeting our other litters.  Each of you provided a new experience for our puppies, and were a solid base in their overall socialization.

Now that the puppies are 6 weeks old, they have had another deworming here at Pleasant Meadows, and we have continued on with their routine grooming. They are becoming quite familiar with grooming care like having the hair trimmed on their nose in front of their eyes, which you can note in their photos this week they were freshly trimmed!  And things like doing their nails and being brushed are also not a problem for these puppies -- they were also brushed to a "fluffy finish" for their photos today.  We're so impressed with how easy-going these puppies are for the whole grooming experience.

Below are their weights for this week: