What to Expect Next
APPROVAL AND DEPOSIT: We will review you application within 2 business days of receipt. Applications are processed in the order that they are received. If you home is a good fit, we will notify you. We will only accept deposits when puppies are expected or actually available. During pregnancy approved home will receive a PayPal link to make a nominal commitment ($300.00) on a puppy and links will be sent out in the order approved applications were received. Please make this deposit within 48 hours of the approval email. If you make a deposit you are committing to take a puppy from the litter regardless of whether your gender/color/coat preference is available.
YOUR PICK OF PUPPY: Puppies will be chosen after Volhard testing in deposit order by the first or second preference of the depositor as indicated on the application. If neither of your choices are available, you may elect another puppy from another litter. We ask that you make a choice within 24 hours of notification since there may be other families waiting for a chance to choose. Should you elect to not choose a puppy, the deposit is forfeited and the deposit will be applied to the costs of finding the puppy another home.
SELECTION AND VISITS: We welcome you to our home. We will gladly schedule a visit with you to select your puppy in person between 4 and 7 weeks of age. Once a visit has been scheduled, we require a 12 hour notice of cancellation. There is a $50.00 appointment cancellation fee, if you do not contact us 12 hours in advance. We discourage rescheduling, however if unforeseen circumstances arise and you absolutely cannot make the appointment, please contact us soon as possible and we will reschedule you to another date and time.
GOING HOME: We cannot hold puppies for extended times; it is critical for their social development that the litter departs within a reasonable time frame. If you have a big vacation planned or have events that would conflict with a young puppy, please know puppies cannot be boarded in a kennel until they have received their full immunizations and their rabies vaccination which cannot be done until 3 months of age. We will kennel our puppies (as long as they have not left for your home) for a $150.00 weekly boarding fee until 12 weeks of age. During this time we will train and give needed socialization experiences.
CONTRACT: We have a contract and will not place a puppy without a signed contract. We believe it's the professional thing to do to memorialize our obligations to each other on paper so there are no questions later, and for that reason it's a bit lengthy. We will send you an email after puppy selection that will have the contract and warranty attached. If you have questions about specific terms, you need to contact us prior to picking up your puppy.
SPAY/NEUTER: We require spay/neuter at or before 8 months for females and 24 months for males. If you're a breeder you should probably look elsewhere. Because we take cradle-to-grave "original home" responsibility for the puppies we created, puppies must be de-sexed unless you are under a guardian home agreement.