Adopt a Puppy

Bring a Habibi Bear into Your Forever Home

How to Adopt

Are you sure a Habibi Bear is right for you? Wonderful! Take the steps below.

get on our
waiting list

Do you feel aligned with our mission and know Habibi is the breed for you? Your first step to adoption is to submit your Adoption Application now!

submit your reservation fee

After completing your application, submit a reservation fee to secure your place on the waiting list.

 

Be Paired with your dog

When it's time for your family to select, we will go over the puppy assessments and help match the correct temperament for your home

Why   Habibi Bears

We are firm believers that each family has a puppy that is meant for them. Getting to that happy ending requires our professional guidance and experience. We are your complete resource for all your puppy and training needs. We strive to provide the utmost in support, education and ultimately the perfect puppy for each and every family. With over 30 years of happy families, we have the experience to make this YOUR reality! 

Start the Adoption Process

are you feeling the love?
We do too! Let’s make this dream your reality!

Preparing for Your Puppy

Are you feeling overwhelmed at where to start? This is absolutely normal, and I want to set your mind at ease. You are in good hands! As a teacher, I love sharing my knowledge and guiding my families from chaos to calm with our step by step puppy preparation process. I promise, its going to be amazing! I got ya ;)

what to expect

Raising a puppy can be one of the biggest changes in your life! 

shopping list

Have you joined the Waiting List? Awesome! Now we can begin to set up your puppy’s layette.

Training

Check out our in-house training options for your new puppy!

Adoption Process

Learn

Read through our site to familiarize yourself with our operations and philosophy. Sign up for Selection Day Notifications to be notified when litters are posted.  

Application

To join our Waiting list, submit an Adoption Questionnaire. You will need to submit a reservation fee to be among the first  to be able to select a pup for adoption.

Reservation

You are required to submit your non-refundable reservation fee & sign the fee agreement before you can adopt a dog and be considered on our paid waiting list. *If your application is denied, this is the only reason your reservation fee will be returned to you.

Welcome

Receive our welcome email and begin the preparation process!

While waiting, families can set up their puppy area and read through our materials in Habibi University .

Stay updated with litters and dates on our Upcoming Litters page.

Selection Day

We send out  Selection Day Notifications  to everyone on the paid waiting list, or signed up for the notifications.  Families can wait as long as they like, they simply request a puppy when they choose. This opens the waiting list up for those who are ready now, and occasionally for those not on the paid waiting list! Submit a puppy request with your choices.  

It's a Match

24 hours after Selection Day is announced, we begin the matching process. Puppies are matched to their family in the order of deposit received, any openings will be offered to those who submitted a request. When you make the list, your application and deposit are submitted to reserve your puppy.  

Gotcha Day!

Once puppy has been chosen, the family decides length of stay in Pup Academy, then final adoption & Academy fees are due. At this point you are now the owner of your puppy and there will be no refunds.

Yay, we made it! You are an official Habibi Bear parent! Delivery is scheduled around completion of Pup Academy; dates will be listed for each litter. Get ready for hand delivery via ground, air—or meet us at the airport!


Receiving Your Puppy

At Habibi Bears we provide the ultimate concierge service to make the transition as seamless and simplified as possible! Whether you are local in the PNW or long distance, We have three safe and stress-free options available to our families that ensure their puppy is handled with care!

From our hands to yours, your puppy is NEVER shipped via cargo, or delivered using third party services. 

Ground delivery

Delivery to Western Washington and Portland Oregon, handled by our own in-house logistics specialist, is included as a perk with every puppy!

Flying With
your Puppy

Our long distance families can fly to us on delivery day to pick up their puppy, and carry-on, in flight. 

Habibi Air AU PAIR

Don't want to fly? We have you covered.  Book us for personal flight au pair service via commercial airlines. 

Get on Our Wait List

We are small and exclusive. Our waiting list fills up quickly! If you are visualizing a future with a Habibi Bear in it, reach out today to get the process started. 

Caring for Your Puppy

From grooming to veterinary care and everything in-between,  we have all the bases covered so you are prepared for the care required of a new Habibi Bear.

Grooming

Download our grooming guide to learn how to trim your puppy in the Habibi Bear standard style.

Training

Our in-house training helps you skip the most challenging puppy stages; scheduling, crate training, puppy crying at night, teething & potty training, so you have a puppy with good behavior and a reliable schedule when it joins your family! 

Support

At Habibi Bears, we offer continued support for the lifetime of your puppy. Our Habibi U area houses our courses and continued education, and we also offer energy healing sessions and consults for any issues that arise. 

Frequently  Asked Questions

Should we choose a boy or girl?
Choose the PERSONALITY and temperament that fits with your family! You will have a wonderful, loyal, and happy fur kid if you spay or neuter!

This question is asked more than any other! There are many confusing answers to this question, and just as many different opinions! Here is our answer. Both males are females are wonderful companions—there is no difference between a neutered male or spayed female dog. If you have them spayed/neutered at 4 or 5 months of age—before the hormones come in, you will have a perfect companion.

The most common complaint about male dogs is the territorial marking, or lifting their leg in the house. This is completely eliminated by neutering at the age of 4-5 months. The male pup will continue to squat to urinate, just like a female, and will not start the naughty habit of lifting his leg in the house. The female doesn't have the hormones to cause heat cycles, which also eliminates the territorial behaviors, fear of pregnancy, and messes associated with an un-spayed female. So you ask which sex do I prefer? I say either!
One Puppy or Two?
This question is asked second to which sex is best. We feel two dogs is wonderful for the dogs, but bringing home littermates has its own challenges. It isn't out of the question, as we have many seasoned pet owners who insist on adopting two litter mates.  But for those inexperienced, it is always advised to adopt one and then bring a second home later.

I thought I would answer that question right here on the site for those considering adopting two puppies. This is a complicated question and really is a case to case basis on which route is best to take.  Two puppies can keep each other company during the day, which means less destructive behavior while you are away.  Not to mention, they don't get lonely.  It is a fact, that if you bring home two puppies at the same time, they will be bonded and you won't have the integration issues you find when adding a puppy to your family at a later date, however it comes with an additional responsibility to train them separately and being aware of sibling rivalry that is very common with litter mates. Litter mates play rough and be prepared to break up the scuffle sometimes.  Time apart is always good for them to bond individually with the humans as well.  Litter mates need to have separate sleeping quarters, so separate crates is a must, to ensure they develop their own autonomy and don't become reliant on their sibling for their security.  We always want to empower our puppies to find their own courage and ability to self soothe.   Be sure you have time, or if you have a family—everyone spends one-on-one time with each dog.


Here are some more pros about owning two dogs:
• Two dogs keep each other entertained and exercised—they are less likely to exhibit destructive behavior due to boredom, such as chewing furniture 
• The first day in their new home is a breeze—they brought their litter mate with them! 
• We hear from our families that it's easier to train the puppies because they burn off all that playful energy with each other and are more focused when they are with their humans.  Making a calmer easier going companion. 
• Dogs housed together have a companion, and are less likely to develop weight issues, they play! 
• The extra dog doesn't require much more work than just having one, and they learn together. 
• They provide social and mental stimulation - not to mention they are a blast to watch! 
• Dogs will live longer and remain youthful and playful with positive interaction with a house-mate. We feel in the case of dogs—two is better than one and depending on your personal situation, the  deciding factor is if you are experienced in raising dogs and have the time to dedicate to training them separately so they learn to bond to their humans as much as they are bonded to each other. If not, then we recommend adopting one and when it is the dog you want it to be, bring home the second.  

FACT: An anti cruelty law was passed in Switzerland requiring citizens purchasing dogs and cats to buy two, instead of one. They realize the importance of stimulation for these animals, maybe we should too. We are more than happy to help you choose the best puppies for your family, and if you are bringing in a second dog, please let us know the personality as we do personality and temperament testing and can recommend the best fit for YOUR home.
How much does it cost to adopt a Habibi?
Puppies are available both with or without training.  Individual prices will be listed for each puppy on their litter page.  
To join our waiting list, we require a $500 reservation fee, which can be submitted through our site or Venmo, and will be applied to the total adoption price of your puppy.
Please check our Investment Page for current pricing and training packages. Puppies are always available without training during our selection days, and go home on the first delivery date for their litter.  This is to ensure whether pups are training with us- or with their new family- they transition at the optimal age for their further education and development.  Any puppies not selected during this window of time, will automatically attend our Pup Academy with the others in their litter whose parents have requested training.  Our litters always transition together, as its important to not hold them back, regardless of being selected or not. Their pricing will reflect the length of training they have received, and available trained puppies will now be move to the Puppies in Training page for updates.  While in training, we will provide updates on their progress and the placement recommendations!
How do I adopt a puppy?
We typically work on a referral basis from our previous clients and therapists. For those that are new to the breed, please be sure to read the site to familiarize yourself with our breeding program and practices.  We are very small and the wait can be long, but the puppies are worth the wait.  In order to raise the quality of puppies that our families have come to expect,  we do have limited litters.  Feel free to email for current wait times.  Typically when we re-open the waiting list, it will fill up quickly.  

If you planning ahead and understand that we are ultimately in the hands of mother nature as far as litter timing-- the first step is to introduce yourself and fill out our adoption application on the site.  Once approved, a NON-REFUNDABLE reservation fee will be required to reserve your place on the waiting list.
If I change my mind, can I get my reservation fee back?
All reservation fees are non-refundable under any circumstance.   If you have been approved for the waiting list and submitted your reservation fee, this is your commitment to us, and we are equally committed to your family. 
If I change my mind and want to return a puppy, do you offer refunds for the puppy and training?
We do not offer refunds for puppies or training.  If for any reason a puppy is not a good fit for your home, we are happy to take the puppy back and match you to another puppy when they become available.  Training is a service rendered and as such, is non-refundable.
Can I come see the puppies in person?
We are no longer allowing in home visitors, and now offer Virtual Visits via FaceTime during selection week!   This is only available to families who are selecting their puppy. This policy has changed for the health and safety of our puppies and family,  and we hope you can understand.  To learn more, visit our Virtual Visit page. 
How can we receive our puppy?
We plan a special delivery trip to all Western Wa and Northern Or families!  This is our way of ensuring the puppies all have a safe journey and we also get to meet our families, too!  If you live long distance, we can arrange a puppy nanny service to deliver to you, or most families   fly into one of the nearby airports and pick up their puppy.  If we can arrange this on delivery day, we can meet at Seatac in Seattle.  During the week it will depend on schedules and where we happen to be at the time.  We can discuss this when its time! 
Where are you located?
We are in the PNW, we have two homes-- one in Eastern Wa, one on the Oregon Coast. Depending on the time of year, we can be at either location.  We always plan our delivery trips per litter-- so we have you covered!
How do we select our puppy?
Our  Adopt  Page on the site explains the process in detail!  It's a fun process- we take pictures of the puppies when they are ready to be selected, after vet exams and completed assessments.   Our breed is raised with service and therapy in mind, so we have a very unique process in how we raise our puppies and match them to their homes.  Our focus is on temperament, our unique assessment is very telling of who the puppy is and where it’s gifts lie.  I’ve developed my own algorithm to properly assess their strengths and recommend which home would best suit the puppy.  The percentages are from over 30 years experience in developing sound puppies and placing them in the appropriate home for them.   We offer training options to our families, and unparalleled support. 
How long is the typical wait for a puppy?
When you submit your application to us, we will reply with the current availability and wait times.  This can fluctuate throughout the year, as we are ultimately dealing with Mother Nature, so it's not a cut and dry process.   Of course if a family has a specific service need, this is something we have to be patient to wait for the right puppy to fill those shoes.  We do have many families that decide to wait for a different litter, and in that event we always contact the waiting list to let them know.  So there is always an opportunity to adopt sooner!  Remember, that if you waive your option to select,  that could mean a longer wait (if you are waiting for a particular color especially)-- we have no control of litter timing, size or colors.  While we do our best to have estimated timeframes, we are always in the hands of Mother Nature.   Sometimes heat cycles can run late, or a skipped heat, breeding resulting in no pregnancy.  All of these situations are out of our hands and when you join the waiting list, that means you accept these factors and are willing to wait for your time to select.   We do expect our families to understand this.  We can't force nature! We promise, they are sooo worth the wait!
Do you have a guarantee?
Yes indeed we do!  We stand behind our dogs, and offer up to a 5 year guarantee against life threatening illnesses.  
I want to bring home a puppy, but have no time to train it?
Do you want a puppy but don't feel you have the skills or knowledge to train it properly?  Pup Academy is your solution.  Your new puppy will arrive pre-trained and ready to join your family with minimal effort on your part.  Now you can have the best of both worlds, and finally have that happy ending you always dreamed of without most of the early hassles of bringing home a new puppy.  Choose the level of training that fits your family's needs!  From 2 weeks to 16 weeks! 
 
The goal is to help you skip the most challenging dog behavior stages ( scheduling, crate training, puppy crying at night, teething & potty training) so you have a puppy with good behavior and a reliable schedule when it joins your family! 
 
Our Academy is ideal for:
Families who value the results of a well trained dog and choose to have their dog trained professionally

New dog owners who do not feel they are equipped to provide adequate training for a well adjusted puppy

Families with work schedules that make potty training/all-day supervision in the beginning difficult
Busy mothers with small children who are teething and potty training too! 

Families with special needs, who feel unable to keep up with the demands of a young puppy
 

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