Upperclass Chicagoans top choice for farm raised Bernedoodles and Goldendoodles

Not sure who to trust to adopt your puppy? We get it which is why we offer free FaceTime calls so you can get to know us and our family before adopting a puppy.

Our home in Goshen, IN is 2 hours from Chicago. If you don't want to drive we can arrange delivery with a private ground nanny.

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  • Other puppies

    You can check out other puppies or get on a waiting list for an upcoming future litter.

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Getting started

Usually the first thing families looking for a puppy do is browse around our website. Here are few quick links to get you started.

  • Available puppies

    View our available puppies. Read about them and get to know them 🙂.

  • Upcoming litters

    Want to know what to expect with upcoming litters? Get on the waiting list so you don't miss out.

  • Fill out application

    The first step in getting on the waiting list for a litter or adopting a puppy is filling out an application.

Hey residence of Chicago

This is a note from Robin, owner at Fawn River Doodles.

Buying a puppy in Chicago is difficult

We understand the difficulty for Chicago residence to adopt a puppy. Since there are no puppy sales allowed in pet stories in Chicago it means you need to travel outside of the city, sometimes outside of the state of Illinois.

To help make this search for finding a trustworthy breeder, we offer free FaceTime calls so you can get to know us, our home, and your future puppy.

Close enough for an in person visit

We are also close enough for an in-person visit if you want to stop by in person. We’re about 30 minutes from South Bend so if you’re in the area for a Notre Dame football game or some other event, come by to visit us.

Anyway, thanks for visiting us online if you have any questions, please call or send us a message.

~ Robin

The process is easy

Adopting an available puppy or getting on the waiting list for an upcoming litter is easy and we’ll help you every step of the way. You can always text or call Robin at (574) 596-0350 with any question.

  1. Fill out application

    The first step of adopting a puppy or getting on the reservation waiting list is to fill out an application.

  2. Pay deposit

    We'll email you an invoice for the deposit. You can pay with cash, check, or credit card.

  3. Pick your puppy

    Either check out available puppies or if your puppy isn't born yet get added to the reservation waiting list of an upcoming litter.

  4. Take home a lifelong friend

    To help transition to your home go smoothly, we include a going home kit and are available to answer any questions for the lifetime of your puppy.

Delivery Options

The last thing we want you to be worried about is how to make adoption happen. We work with families across the US.

  • Pick Up

    You can pick up your puppy at our farm in Goshen, IN at no extra charge.

  • Ground delivery

    Amanda our private ground delivery nanny can delivery your puppy anywhere in the continental United States.

  • Flight nanny

    We can fly your puppy anywhere in the world. In the application, note your closest airport.


Read about our commitment to serving both our puppies and adoption parents. Read all our reviews on Google or leave a review.

  • Robin and Trina continue to check in regularly

    We are SO thankful to Fawn River for bringing us our perfect baby and helping us at every step!
    From the moment we saw Jake (now Boozer, from Riley and Koda’s litter) we fell in love!

    These guys truly went ABOVE and BEYOND for us and Jake… And while i thought that after 2 months of bugging them almost daily they would be happy to get rid of us😉, Robin and Trina continue to check in regularly on how our boy is doing – demonstrating just how much they really love and care for each of these dogs, as well as the new members of the Fawn River Family.

  • We now have referred Robin to 3 of our friends

    We cannot thank Robin & Trina enough for all their help throughout this process & for giving us our baby girl, Berkeley!

    We now have referred Robin to 3 of our friends who all already picked their pup from their litters! Needless to say, we’re very happy with their service and beautiful pups.

    The best part is, they still text us every so often to check in on her 5 months later! 🙂 THANK YOU

  • We cannot say enough great things

    We cannot say enough great things about Fawn River! Our puppy from there came healthy and happy. He is the most well behaved and loving dog, and was up to date on all his medicals when we received him.

    Robin was also so great to work with, being really responsive, flexible on meeting time with us to come pick up our pup, and answering all our questions.

    Even after we took Walter home, Robin continues to check in and answer any questions we have as they come up. I can’t recommend Fawn River enough!

Frequently asked questions


We've done our best to answer the most asked questions. If you don't see your question listed here search for your specific question on our FAQs page.

  • How to choose a breeder you can trust?

    Choosing a breeder is an important decision when adding a puppy to your family. Here are a few of the things we do to ensure the welfare of our puppies and parents.

    Health & welfare of the parents

    • Regularly exercise the parents
    • Feed them high quality food they enjoy
    • Genetic & health testing
    • OFA testing


    • Always available for a phone call or FaceTime video call
    • Send puppy photo updates (and videos upon request)

    Family screening

    • Don’t accept deposit without approved application
    • Match families with puppies using the BAB temperament program

    Welcome & transparent

    • You are welcome to come visit the puppies and parents

    When investigating your breeder ask for a face to face meeting or a video call. It’s often easier to get an accurate picture of the breeder this way instead of relying on text messages and voice calls alone.

  • What is the BAB program?

    BAB (Badass Breeder) is a program created by Jeanette Forrey to help breeders empower their puppies and give them a voice in what they need. It also makes a big difference in finding the right families for each puppy and the right puppy for each family.

    Here’s a list of benefits for puppies raised on the BAB program.

  • Why do I want a puppy raised on the BAB program?

    This is something we have been working on over the last couple years. It’s not something that happened overnight because it takes a lot of time.

    We love our puppies and parents, and we always try to do our very best in raising and training our puppies. The BAB program has helped us so much because it’s a proven, structured approach to raising confident puppies. It has made such a difference in our puppies and how they transition into their new homes.

    Better stress handling

    We start when they are a few days old with Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS). This improves their stress responses later in life. We do this is by applying gentle stressors like gently pulling on their tail, rubbing between their toes, gently rubbing a hand over their eyes and face, turning them upside down. We do this all with great care and with much love.

    Improved confidence

    We also do Early Scent Introduction (ESI). It is a procedure to help with nose awareness and confidence. It enhances their ability to identify and react to scents. Similar to ENS this is introduced at days 3-16 of a puppies life and is very beneficial to their development.

    We introduce the puppies to many new things each week starting at week 4. New toys in the whelping box and exposure to many sounds. When they are older they go outside to the play area to experience even more.

    Puppy/family temperament matching

    At 7-8 weeks we do temperament testing, this is a test that helps us place a puppy with the right family and helps you pick a puppy that will thrive in your home. This way everyone gets a voice in the placement process.

    All of this takes a lot of time and energy, but the benefits have been so amazing since we have started that it just makes sense to keep doing it all– better placements, fewer problems, and fewer puppies that need to be re-homed.