Pricing, Deposits & Adoption Process
We apologize, but we have had to close our application process. Our waiting time is now approaching 2 years... which is a crazy-long time to wait for a puppy! We try to not have the waiting period stretch out for more than 18 months. Hopefully, we will be able to begin accepting applications again in January, 2023. Once that happens, and if you are still interested in one of our puppies, here's information about our process:
Our puppies are $2,700 each. Hopefully, it helps to know that all the profits go to a really worthy cause! (Please see "Why We Do What We Do.") It’s the same flat fee, no matter what sex or color. Shipping is additional - see our transport options below.
Our Waiting List is made up of all the folks who have submitted a brief application and a non-refundable $100 application fee. The application is the following information submitted in an email (to email@example.com):
Your name, phone number, email address, mailing address, names and ages of folks living in your
home, if you have raised a puppy before, and if you have a fenced yard.
I will then email you instructions for mailing the application fee. Please note: this $100 application fee is part of the application process and cannot be refunded (again, it goes to a really great cause!).
Here's how it all works… Once a pregnancy is confirmed, I will contact folks on the Waiting List and let them know that the $600 deposit is due in order for their name to be transferred to the Reserved List. (Please note: We reserve the right to keep the first pick of the litter.) Folks are given about 1 week to let me know if they are interested in a pup from this litter. The $100 application fee and the $600 deposit are applied to the $2,700 total and are non-refundable. If, however, you don’t absolutely fall in love with any of the puppies from the current litter, the $600 deposit can be transferred to the next available slot on the waiting list of a future litter. (Of course, if all the puppies are chosen before you have a chance to choose, then the $600 deposit can be refunded if you choose not to wait for the next litter).
Okay, here’s the fun part! Once the puppies are about 5 weeks old, we ask that you pick your puppy! Although pictures will be posted on our website, you are encouraged to visit in person – this gives you a better idea of the puppy’s personality, coloring, size, etc., plus it’s just downright fun! It’s always a good idea to write down your questions before arriving, as most people forget everything they wanted to ask once they see the adorable pups.
The person who is first on the waiting list has a day to choose, then the second on the list has the next day to choose, etc. And then the hardest part... waiting all those weeks until you can bring home that special bundle of joy. Typically puppies are ready to go to your home when they are 8 weeks of age (9 weeks, if flying). We welcome you to come visit as often as you like – there’s nothing like starting that bonding process early and strong. Otherwise, we will be updating you with lots of precious pictures all through those 3 long weeks of waiting! Finally, the remaining $2,000 fee is due at least one week before the puppy goes home with you.
We discourage shipping whenever possible. However, flight nannies can be a good option; prices vary according to your location. Puppies typically must be at least 9 weeks of age to fly.
Final Payment Types that We Accept (due date is at least one week prior to receiving your puppy):