Puppies and Dogs For Sale
sOur tr6Waratah Puppies – enriching lives through the love of a puppy – because sometimes love and friendship comes with a wagging tail
Waratah Puppies specialises in breeding, raising and beginning training of puppies for people with additional needs including children on the Autism Spectrum, with physical disabilities or people living with anxiety, depression or PTSD/CPTSD.
There are many benefits of dog ownership. For people with additional needs, particularly children on the Autism Spectrum, a puppy / dog can:
* help with emotional regulation and provide emotional support;
* provide companionship and reduce loneliness;
* improve confidence and social engagement – even if not formally trained as an Assistance Dog.
After they leave us, many of our puppies complete training to become a recognised Assistance or Therapy Dog.
We can offer an introduction to Assistance Dog training for people interested in purchasing a puppy as a potential Assistance Dog.
To learn about the difference between a pet/companion dog, an Assistance/Service Dog and a Therapy Dog – click on this link to download a comparison. (Service Dog is an American term. In Australia we use the term “Assistance Dog”).
If you or a family member have additional needs, please click on the link to our additional needs waiting list here.
Sometimes we also have gorgeous puppies available for purchase by families without additional needs. Please click on the link to our general waiting list at the bottom of this page if you would like to know when we have puppies available.
Purchasing a puppy is a big decision – for the long term. We don’t sell puppies as ‘presents’.
Waratah Puppies’s Breeder Identification Number is 000793269 (NSW Pet Registry)
All of our breeding dogs are DNA tested (Orivet) and the puppies we breed won’t suffer from genetic diseases tested.
Our puppies are sold – microchipped, have at least 2 vaccinations, wormed, desexed, crate trained at night (so they won’t cry all night), have basic obedience training, come with comprehensive information about caring for a puppy, 6 weeks free pet insurance and more …..
Credit Card payments accepted.
In addition to basic obedience training – we offer 2 introduction to Assistance Dog training packages:
1. a basic introduction to Assistance Dog training (walking on different floor surfaces, wearing a training jacket and begin placement training). This usually adds approximately 4 weeks to the puppy’s training schedule.
2. Our advance introduction to Assistance Dog training involves preparing a proposed training plan for your puppy, beginning social/community access training so your puppy will begin some of the training requirements needed to be recognised as an Assistance Dog under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. We do not begin training the puppy for disability specific tasks which is also required prior to the puppy being recognised as an Assistance Dog.
While we cannot guarantee a puppy you purchase from Waratah Puppies will pass a Public Access Test (PAT) or meet the requirements of an Assistance Dog under the DDA 1992, the puppy will have a great beginning to their training journey. Additional training can add approximately 4-6 weeks before a puppy joins it’s family.
For more information about Assistance Dogs, how to purchase one or how to self-train one – please visit Assistance Dogs in Training Australia (www.adita.com.au) for more information. (declaration of interest – Kaylene is the Policy & Resource Officer for ADiTA)
Cavoodle & other puppies currently for sale: (December 2023)
Pictures and information about the puppies we have available can be requested if you complete either our Additional Needs or General enquiry forms
We have a wonderful nearly 2yr old male Cavamoodle (Cavalier x Moodle) dog for sale. Full DNA profile available
Circumstances have changed for the family originally planning to purchase this young man – who has grown a bit since this picture was taken – he’s now over 10kg. (updated picture coming soon)
This young man is affectionate and playful. He’s desexed and ready to join his forever family at a heavily reduced price.
If you are interested in this boy, please note your interest by including “Cavamoodle male” in the comments section when you complete and enquiry form.
BELLA’s puppy is a small miniature Cavoodle born on 29.7.22
This puppy is desexed, crate trained at night and has had all her puppy vaccinations. This puppy weighs approx 7.5kg
For more information about this puppy please complete our additional needs or general enquiry forms and let us know you’d like more information about the puppy from Bella’s litter.
To watch this puppy in a recent training session CLICK HERE
ISLA had 2 gorgeous MOODLE puppies (1 male, 1 female) born on 29th September 2022.
These puppies are desexed, crate trained at night and ready to join their forever families now (depending on training requirements)
1 black male puppy PURPLE/GREEN collar (approx 3-4kg as adult) – to watch this puppy in a recent training session CLICK HERE
1 black female puppy PINK/PURPLE collar (approx 3-4kg as adult) – to watch this puppy in a recent training session CLICK HERE
Pumpkin’s gorgeous miniature Cavoodle puppies were born on ANZAC DAY 25th April 2023 (approx 6-9kg as adults)
These puppies have been vet checked, microchipped and have had their first vaccination. They are desexed, crate trained at night, have basic obedience training and are ready to join their forever families (depending on training requirements) We can provide an introduction to Assistance Dog training for an additional cost.
The puppies have been temperament tested to assess their suitability as potential Assistance Dogs. We believe all puppies have potential to be Assistance Dogs for a person/child with a disability.
male BLUE collar female pink collar
Izzy’s gorgeous caramel coloured Moodle puppies were born on 7th May 2023 (2 boys; 3 girls)
These puppies have been vet checked, microchipped and have had their vaccinations. The boys are desexed; the girls will be desexed before joining their families. They are crate trained at night, have basic obedience training and are ready to join their forever families now. (depending on training requirements) We can provide an introduction to Assistance Dog training for an additional cost. (picture of puppy in Bunnings – Assistance Dog in Training)
These are small dogs (to approx 4-5kg as adults)
Choco’s miniature Cavoodles were born on 9th July 2023 (2 boys; 4 girls) (variety of colours available)
These puppies have been vet checked, microchipped, are crate trained at night, have basic obedience training and are ready to join their forever families within 2-3 weeks. (depending on training requirements)
Miniature cavoodles are larger than toy cavoodles. We expect these puppies will be approx 8-10kg as adults.
We can provide an introduction to Assistance Dog training for an additional cost. (picture of puppy in Bunnings – Assistance Dog in Training)
These are small dogs (to approx 4-5kg as adults)
For more pictures of individual puppies – please complete an enquiry form and let us know which puppy you are interested in
“Meet and Greet”
By arrangement – we can organise a ‘meet and greet’ of some of our puppies in Western Sydney (Gledswood Hills) or Canberra particularly if a person on the Autism Spectrum has sensory issues and how the puppy’s coat ‘feels’ is important to them.
When you complete an enquiry form – please let us know if you would like to make an appointment to meet some puppies.
Sharing the opportunity for people with additional challenges to experience Connection, Inclusion and Confidence Building through the unconditional love of a puppy is why we breed gorgeous Cavoodle and ‘oodle puppies.
All families can benefit from the love of a puppy. At the end of the day there is nothing more heartwarming that being greeted by a wagging tail and big brown eyes.
We’ve prepared a document – What to Consider BEFORE purchasing a new puppy. You can download the document here
We believe early basic obedience training is essential for a happy, positive relationship between a puppy and it’s family. As many of our puppies are sold to people who are considering training their puppy as an Assistance or Therapy Dog, we’re going to begin a puppy’s training well before the puppy leaves us. Our breeding program will be scaled down so we can devote more time to training our gorgeous puppies.
Our puppy’s ‘good manners’ will involve teaching “Sit”, “Stay”, “Come” and walking confidently on a loose lead. ALL families buying from us from 2020 will enjoy these benefits – you don’t have to be formally training your puppy as an Assistance Dog to benefit from this basic training.
Our puppies are desexed and crate trained before joining their families. We know this is an important reason people have purchased from us in the past. The benefits of not losing sleep for a week is a DEFINITE advantage you gain from purchasing from Waratah Puppies.
To watch unedited video of 9 week old Lexi after her first week of training – click on the link…
** We provide basic obedience training PLUS the option for a puppy to participate in our introductory Assistance Dog in Training (ADiT) program before they join their family.
Our Assistance Dog in Training (ADiT) program is available for puppies we breed or raise BEFORE they join their forever families. This additional training prepares the puppy for ongoing training as an Assistance Dog and hopefully reduces the opportunity for the puppy to develop naughty behaviours before formal training begins (usually from approx 6 months of age).
Each puppy’s family is provided with a video of their puppy’s training sessions and instructions on how to continue the training. Where a family is working with an Assistance Dog training Organisation, we are very happy to liaise with that organisation when developing a puppy’s ADiT training program. Our ADiT is completed over approx 4 weeks. Our ADiT program is delivered by Pawsable Training.
We are an Award Winning Business. We were the WINNER of the 2015-2016 Altitude Awards’ Climb the Mountain category (trading to 5 years)
We were a proud FINALIST in the 2021 Through the Woods Category (trading over 5 yrs); FINALIST in the 2021 Excellence in Service Category and FINALIST in the 2021 Business Excellence Category. Previously we were a FINALIST in the 2020 Best in Service Altitude Business Awards as well as a FINALIST in the 2019 Altitude Business Awards – Through the Woods (trading up to 10 years) and 2019 Business Excellence Award Categories.
If you are interested in purchasing a gorgeous, rare, Chocolate Cavoodle please visit
Chocolate Cavoodles Australia
click on the link below
If you are purchasing a puppy for yourself or a child on the Autism Spectrum or with special needs, please click on the ADDITIONAL NEEDS ENQUIRY BUTTON at the bottom of the page or CLICK HERE.
For our general waiting list please CLICK HERE. OUR GENERAL WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. If you complete the enquiry form you will receive an email when we reopen our GENERAL waiting list.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from Families who would like to join our Fostering Program.
Do you love dogs?
Would you like to experience the joys and responsibilities of Fostering a Dog for a breeder who provides Cavoodle puppies to children on the Autism Spectrum or with Special needs?
Waratah Puppies is a vet audited, award winning breeder of Cavoodle and Shoodle puppies primarily for children on the Autism Spectrum or with special needs.
From 2020 we are taking our business in a new direction. We will be providing every puppy we sell with basic obedience training and will be assisting people to commence training their puppy as an Assistance or Therapy Dog.
So we can concentrate on training puppies, we are looking for loving families who will foster some of our breeding girls.
We are looking for families who would love to be part of this experience with us.
- If you LOVE dogs AND
- would LOVE to enjoy the company of a Cavoodle without paying the full cost of purchasing a puppy
our Fostering Program might suit you ….
- We will provide instructions and guidance regarding dog care, pregnancy and whelping
- You will have the choice of having the the puppies born in your home, OR the pregnant mum can return to us for the birth (from approx 2 weeks prior). She will then return to your home after weaning the puppies.
- We will cover all veterinary costs associated with the pregnancy and the puppies
- If you would like to Foster two dogs so you still have one at home while the other comes to us for mating, please let us know
- You must be happy for us to visit to meet you and visit the home environment the dog(s) will be living in.
please contact Kaylene at email@example.com to find out more.
Why buy a Waratah Park Puppy?
Our cavoodle puppies are happy, health family pets with many advantages over other cavoodles you may see for sale. Our puppies are:
- lovingly cared for and handled every day
- vet checked thoroughly, at least twice before leaving us
- vaccinated with C3 and C5
- wormed every 2 weeks with Puppy worming Suspension and comes with dates for ongoing treatment, including recommended grooming schedule
- microchipped (we begin the process of transferring ownership to new owner)
- desexed, receive post op care and stitches removed before leaving us
- doing well with toilet training – to newspaper inside and grass outside
- able to sleep all night on their own (soft toy companion) in their own travel crate
- used to wearing a collar
- lead training
- basic obedience training (sit, come) – USB of training sessions & training notes provided to new owners
Our puppy families are provided with:
- a comprehensive information pack on how to prepare for the puppy’s arrival, essential items to buy before you receive your puppy and schedule for ongoing care
- tax invoice (if you are using NDIS funding to purchase your puppy, please let us know so we can provide relevant information on your Invoice)
- vaccination certificates and schedule for future vaccinations
- instructions for completing transfer of ownership (microchip records)
- their puppy’s familiar bed (airline approved travel crate) and soft toy
- our 30 day health guarantee
- lifetime re-homing guarantee – the knowledge that we will help re-home a puppy at any time in its life, should the need arise
- 6 weeks free pet insurance with PetPlan
- ongoing support for as long as they need it
- life-time interest in their puppy; it’s well being and happiness
In 2015 Kaylene, and Waratah Park Puppies (now Waratah Puppies) won the Climb Every Mountain Award (best business trading up to 5 years) in the 2015-2016 Altitude Awards.
In 2021 Waratah Puppies was announced a finalist in the following 3 Categories of the Altitude Business Awards:
* Through the Woods (best business trading up to 10 years)
* Business Excellence
* Excellence in Service
In 2020 Kaylene and Waratah Puppies were a finalist in the Best in Service Award of the Altitude Business Awards.
In 2019, Kaylene and Waratah Puppies were a finalist in the Through the Woods Category (best business trading up to 10 years) in the Altitude Awards as well as a finalist in the Altitude Awards' Business Excellence Category.
We are located in Gunning, south NSW.
Puppies can be collected from our Gunning property by appointment or flown to major airports across Australia for between $450 - $800. We use Dogtainers and JetPets for travel within Australia.
We can provide a quote for international travel (New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Hawaii). We proudly use Petraveller for all our international travel.
Because our puppies are crate trained, they usually sleep during the flight and arrive ready to play and cuddle with their new forever family.