Please keep in mind this is our home. We are not a business, we are a family, with children. Our first priority is the safety of our family, which includes, our children, our dogs and our puppies.
We only allow visits from people who have already placed a deposit. Please remember that our pups are raised in our home. We are not a pet store. We do allow people to come and have a meet and greet with the puppies' parents and we do allow people to select their puppy out in person. You just must place a deposit first. If you come and visit, and we don't have the right match for you in that litter, then you can pass and wait to select a puppy from the following litter.
Visitors are welcome on puppy "open house" days. If a puppy becomes available after the set pick out day arrangements for visitations can be made (only for those on our waiting list), Before visiting, please avoid going to pet stores, animal shelters, dog parks, or any other high traffic areas where other animals frequent. We ask that you remove shoes and sanitize your hands before interacting with the puppies to avoid the spread of disease like the common, but lethal Canine Parvovirus. We do not operate a kennel, our dogs are our family and are raised in our home. Because of this we do not have business hours for people to stop by and play with our puppies nor do we allow visits from anyone who is not on our waiting list and in line to choose their puppy on scheduled visitation days.
The Important Reasons Behind Our Visitation Policy
Safety of the Pups:
1.Pups immune systems are very immature. Many unsuspecting visitors have brought disease (parvovirus, distemper, etc) with them when visiting pups, the result of which is the death of the entire litter. We know of several breeders that have lost entire litters to parvovirus brought in by visitors. Thankfully we have never had to deal with any of these very contagious diseases, and hopefully will never have to.
2.Stressed out Moms create stressed out pups. A new mother is emotionally charged and in hyper protective mode. When a stranger comes to visit, Mom becomes stressed causing her body creates cortisol, which goes into the milk. The puppies consume this cortisol rich milk and become stressed themselves.
3.We don't 'own' the pups. All the pups are sold to families. We are simply the guardians. However, we have been entrusted with the care of these pups for the first critical weeks of their lives. As guardians of other peoples' dogs, we must do everything we can to protect them. If one of the pups was yours, we are certain you would expect us to do that for your pup.
Safety of our dogs and family
1.People that email us are strangers. We don't know anything about them other than the fact they emailed us with basic information (which may or may not be true) about themselves and their family. We are inviting them, strangers, into our home zone. This creates a possible threat to the safety of our dogs and our family.
2.Remember our home is our private safe oasis for our children. We try to keep our home zone as calm and peaceful as possible.
3.Time spent with visitors is time not spent with our children, pups and dogs. Raising puppies and dogs is a very demanding 24/7 job. Every minute we spend with visitors is time not spent working with and caring for your pup so that you have the best pup possible or enjoying and caring for our own dogs.
4.We are not a petting zoo. Some people think visiting pups is a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We
will not compromise the health and safety of our pups, our dogs and our family so someone can snuggle with pups. Only serious and committed buyers are worthy of that compromise.
We thank you for your understanding that we will not compromise on the health and safety of our pups and family.We hope you see this as a positive quality reputable breeders, who love their family and animals dearly.
If you are not comfortable with our visitation policy, we encourage you to keep looking and find a breeder that you are comfortable with. We never pressure anyone to get a puppy from us. You need to be comfortable with us and we need to be comfortable with you.
Remember: We do allow people to come and have a meet and greet with the puppies' parents and we do allow people to select their puppy out in person. You just must place a deposit first. If you come and visit, and we don't have the right match for you in that litter, then you can pass and wait to select a puppy from the following litter.