How We Price Our Puppies:
Pricing : Our puppies are sold by not just one factor, but many. The smaller the dog the more they may cost, but not always, more than a puppy’s current size goes into what a puppy will cost. You have to also consider sex, color, availability, and most important quality. Puppies that have the whole package.(Tiny baby doll face, and square coby body,) will sell for more than a puppy that doesn’t. I have even had some larger sized puppies be more expensive than a tinier one, so ask about price of a pup you are interested in. Our Puppies start at 1200.00 and go up from there, although on occasion we may have a discounted pup for less due to age or another factor that may cause us to drop the price. You are paying for what the puppy is “at time of sale” and are not paying for what it will end up being as an adult in color, size, or any other factor, which only god knows. So if your puppy ends up a different size or color than you wanted that is a gamble you agreed to take when purchasing a younger puppy. READ THE SIZE INFO ON THE WEIGHT CHART PAGE WHICH EXPLAINS WHY WE DO NOT GUARANTEE SIZE IN MORE DETAIL! Some premium puppies will not be priced until 6 weeks of age. If you place a deposit on a specific puppy that is younger than 6 weeks old, and it does not have a price yet, you are agreeing to pay the final price that he/she will be given at 5-6 weeks of age. In the case of a very small puppy or very high quality pup the price can be $2500 or more… A puppy that is priced at a younger age may go up in price, but if a deposit is made on a puppy that is already priced the price is locked and will not go up. Deposits are non refundable but can be slid to any other puppy if something happens to your puppy. Deposits are not refundable or transferable if you have chosen a puppy to place on hold, and then change your mind for any reason.
Payment and Deposit information
The puppy and shipping charges must be paid in full before we ship. A buyer must be 100% sure they want the puppy before any payment transaction is to take place. We will “hold” a puppy for you if you make a non refundable $500 deposit. Once pup has reached 6 wks of age, (if pup is to be shipped), payment in full is due to give time for booking a flight and vet check. If picking your pup up in person remaining owed should be in CASH. Any other payment method would have to clear the bank before pup can leave us.
Always call before making a payment to make sure puppy you want is available and so we can watch for your incoming payment.
HOW TO PURCHASE: FIRST READ THIS PAGE, THEN FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
- You must read every page of our website, before you decide on a puppy. Buyer agrees to Health Guarantee and all pages of site when he/she adopts a puppy from Seller.
- Call to make sure puppy you want is available, and discuss if the puppy you want is a good fit for your family.
- Click the “PAYMENT FORM” button ON THE PUPPY’S PERSONAL PAGE. Call if you need us to walk you through the form. Everyone must fill out this purchase form no matter how payment is sent. MAKE SURE YOUR PAYMENT FORM IS THE CORRECT BREEDER’S FORM located on the page your puppy is listed on. We are all close friends and family but each has our own payment form. Ask if you are not sure which form.
- After you send payment check to make sure your puppy is on hold for you-AFTER PAYMENT CLEARS, which can take 24 hrs or more. Your name should be next to your puppy on the site. If after you are sure your payment has cleared you do not see your puppy ON HOLD with your name next to him/her then contact us asap.
- Order Nuvet Supplements and Have the puppy Food we tell you to have ON HAND. If you call in your NUVET order the Breeder code they will ask you for is: 84779 . If you call in to order Life’s Abundance food the breeder code is: 20060754
- Go over PUPPY CARE PAGE again so you will be all ready for your puppy’s arrival with everything already set up.
PUPPY HEALTH GUARANTEE / PUPPY PURCHASE CONTRACT:
Recently we have decided to do away with our two-page puppy contract since it was lengthy and confusing to many new puppy adopters, and many did not have means to print it out, scan, and then email to us… We feel these few statements below clearly state the main points from the past guarantee. If you have any questions please have no hesitation in reaching out to us.
Please keep in touch with us and call us if you are concerned in any way or feel you did not have the best customer service from us. We are here to help you and buyer satisfaction is very important to us. We try to be as fair as possible in every situation and if you tell us there was a problem and actually care enough to call to discuss it with us we will be there for you and you will be happy with the results. You should expect a follow up phone call or email a little while after receiving your puppy to see if you have any new owner questions and see how puppy is doing. If for some reason you don’t hear from us, please reach out to us, we want to help you with your new puppy transitioning into your family. After you receive your puppy Please remember to fill out a puppy buyer Review / Testimonial on that page of our website so people can see how you rated your experience. If you do so we will send you a gift for your puppy. A follow up review can be done when your puppy is older and we will send you a second gift for your time and consideration. Of course, if ever a negative experience I would hope you would contact us first to discuss and so we can make it right with you…
No need to Print this Guarantee out to sign and return to me. The puppy Payment Form will ask you to check a box that you agree in full with it and that is all I need to show you agree in full to the Puppy Health Guarantee / Purchase Contract.
Guarantee: If you buy a puppy from us you agree to the following and you have also read and agree to the entire BLOG page, Puppy Care pages, “Breed” page of your puppy, and Training pages of our website. This contract is between the buyer and the person selling the puppy. The seller’s Name and contact info will be on the puppy’s shot record given at time of puppy transfer to remind buyer whom puppy came from. If any issues arise with your puppy you the buyer agree to contact the seller immediately.
Seller agrees puppy is in good physical condition at time of sale. If at your first vet visit, dated within 3 business days of receiving your puppy, your vet finds anything at all wrong with the puppy you may return puppy within 72 hrs for a refund of purchase price or replacement puppy, “which”, will be at seller’s discretion. After this date guarantee is only for life threatening genetic defects, although we will work with buyer if something comes up that is not life threatening in a fair professional manor. All registry papers and shot records also have to be returned to the Seller at time of returning puppy, along with your Vet’s report stating what is wrong with the puppy. If your puppy has a life threatening genetic defect before it turns a year of age we will give you another equal puppy when you are ready for a new puppy. First puppy’s registration paper, (if FULL REGISTRATION), must be transferred back to Seller and returned to seller to make sure dog with defect is never bred. Any and All transportation / shipping costs will be paid by Buyer. Seller’s vet is the person who determines what will be considered life threatening and severity of issue and future prognosis after reviewing the Buyer’s vet record and vet statement and then consulting with Buyer’s vet. Puppy’s microchip must be on any vet reports submitted to Seller’s vet for review. Parvo is covered for the first week after transfer. Parasites are covered for first week of transfer and if positive for any parasite within that first week we will send a $30 check to help cover a wormer. Get fecal checked at first vet visit for Giardia, Cocci, and worms. Pups continue to pick up parasites so additional wormings will be needed: keep your pet on a monthly parasite prevention and keep pet vaccinated as directed by your vet. (Leptospirosis vaccine can be dangerous for tinier sized pups.) Do not give a vaccine to a puppy for the first two weeks after transfer since stress may cause a reaction. If ever Buyer must rehome this pet, buyer is welcome to return puppy to Seller. Deposits are non-refundable if buyer changes mind on getting the puppy. Breeding the dog voids guarantee because no pet should be bred in their first year of life. Make sure puppy is eating enough and eating the proper food or supplements we tell you to feed. Any dog over a year of age is sold “as is”. Guarantee is for the first year of life.
Things not covered:
We do not cover a reaction to any medicine or vaccine. Watch puppy closely after a vaccine or medicine. Make sure puppy is eating enough.
We do not reimburse for vet bills, so call us so we can help you save money with our experience, some meds and procedures are not always needed.
We do not cover any surgical procedures that may need redone or fixed such as tails or dew claws.
We do not cover color change or a puppy that gets bigger or smaller than first expected, however if there is a huge difference in size on a pup that is over $3500 you should call to see what we can do for you. We do not cover non life threatening things such as an undescended testicle, low grade joint luxation, small imperfect bite, or other non life threatening issues. However as stated above if issue is noticed at first vet visit you can return the puppy if you wish. We do not guarantee breedability on any dog sold. A dog over a year of age is sold “as is”. All Guarantees are for the first year of life.
Tinier sized puppies:
If your puppy is very tiny sized such as a micro, teacup, or small tiny toy you agree to follow the following care form.
Tinier sized Puppy Care Instructions:
Care of a teacup, or extremely small, puppy takes special precautions. By purchasing a tiny sized puppy from Seller, Buyer agrees to the following terms and conditions. If these terms and conditions are not followed any Health Guarantees is waived and shall be considered null and void. Give your puppy canned wet food daily, along with hard kibble in two separate bowls, and also water in its own container. Hard kibble and soft food must be down for your puppy at all times of the day and night until your puppy is at least 6 months old. Then, upon recommendation from your DVM you may reduce to 3 times a day. You agree to make sure your puppy is eating and gaining weight.
Items buyer agrees to keep on hand:
- A couple 12ml syringes in case syringe feeding is needed. It is best to syringe feed a few days when pup first arrives until pup is comfortable in your home. Then as needed.
- Special food like A/D or Royal Canine Puppy Moose. You can get A/D from your DVM, and you can get Royal Canine Puppy Moose from a pet store. PLEASE CALL FOR US TO SEND YOU A VIDEO ON SYRINGE FEEDING. If syringe feeding is needed you should plan on doing it every 3 to 4 hours for at least a few days or until you see puppy eating enough on his own again and gaining weight on his own again.
- Buyer agrees to give your puppy a sugar supplement such as NUTRICAL every morning and at bed time and as needed for a sugar boost. It is in a tube like a tooth paste tube and you squeeze out 1” to give him to eat. Also give when pup seems to have a sugar low.
- Heating pad and hair blow dryer: For warming puppy and for supplemental heat, also drying puppy completely after a bath. Use a puppy safe heating pad.
- Until puppy is at least 6 mths old Check on your puppy every 3-4 hours to make sure puppy is not having a sugar low, so this may mean having to go home at lunch time if you work all day to check on your puppy or putting in a baby cam so you can watch your puppy remotely when you are gone all day.
- Food scale to weigh puppy; The best way to make sure your puppy is eating well is to weigh your puppy and watch that he is eating the soft food well when you give it to him. Buyer agrees to get a food scale that weighs by ounces or grams and weigh puppy every other day. This scale is necessary to make sure the puppy is gaining weight. If not gaining you will need to force feed him by syringe or do so more often. Continue until puppy is eating and gaining on his own. If you need to hand feed your puppy you MUST make sure puppy is alert enough to swallow and will not inhale the food. If there are questions call the Seller.
If your puppy is showing signs of hypoglycemia, (Signs of hypoglycemia are: acting drunk, walking and falling over, sleeping and cannot be aroused easily, and very pale gums. It can also cause seizures and eventually death). Seller agrees to administer NUTRICAL, another sugar supplement such as Karo syrup, honey, or sugar water to boost his sugar and CALL SELLER IMMEDIATELY FOR INSTRUCTIONS. If puppy Is hypoglycemic give sugar supplement every 5 to 10 minutes and also warming puppy up quickly with a hair blow dryer and then a heating pad to keep temp normal, until puppy response by being able to stand up and walk normally. Correct temp for a puppy is 101 to 102.5. When a pup gets hypoglycemic the temp can drop very low which causes hypothermia and eventually death if not warmed back up. Seller will explain all this and more to you when you call in the case of an emergency. As long as you get the puppy’s sugar and temperature back up and kept up, your puppy will be fine, even if it is in the middle of the night. Once puppy is responsive continue to administer the sugar supplement every 2 hours and start syringe feeding every 3 to 4 hours, and warm puppy with a blow dryer or heating pad as needed. In the event of an unresponsive puppy immediately call Seller for instructions on administering Nutrical to an unresponsive puppy, and further instructions. We do not guarantee against hypoglycemia no matter what the root cause is. It’s buyer’s responsibility to make sure the puppy is eating and drinking enough.
(Medications): You agree to get your puppy’s stool checked at your first DVM visit and any time you see wet stools for more than 3 days, no weight gain, or you notice your puppy not eating well on his own. We give all puppies worming meds before they leave us. Dosage on extremely small puppys can be very tricky, additional treatments may be necessary. Some tinier puppies can have reactions to some wormers and other meds so make sure your puppy is eating and acting correctly after any worming or medicine or vaccine up to 72 hours later. If puppy gets a cold at all or any sickness you agree to be proactive and put your tiny puppy on an antibiotic immediately.
(Housing): For the first few weeks keep puppy crated in an area no bigger than a puppy playpen, 24/7 unless you have him out, feeding him or playing with him for a couple of minutes, then immediately return to the crate. Everyone wants to take the new puppy everywhere when they first get them, and let them run and play all the time, but with an extra tiny one like this you have to allow them to be resting a lot of the day and should not take him away from his crate or your home for the first few weeks except to only go to the DVM office and back. Keep your puppy in a warm place away from windows or drafts and offer a heating pad.
Tiny puppies like this are fragile at first and so you will need to go by the schedule and procedures seller tells you EXACTLY. After the first month you won’t have as much concern. The first few weeks are essential to a successful and healthy pet. In the beginning tiny puppies like this take more time and attention to care for. But it is worth the extra work to have the HEALTHY tiny dog you want.
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Shipping and Transferring puppy info:
We usually ship pups going by air cargo on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.
Which day is dependent on breeder’s work schedule we should know what day we will be shipping 2 to 4 days before the flight. So you will need to keep your schedule open. I have many ask me to get pup to them at a certain time of day. The flight times are not up to us but are fully dependent on weather and other factors such as when other pups we are shipping will be leaving our airport. We will have the flight details 2 days before your puppy ships to you and email or text them to you that day. The flight details say where pick up location is at your airport so you can call your local airport and ask them where that location is in the airport. Before you leave home check the airline’s website with your cargo tracking airway bill number to make sure flight is running on time. PLEASE contact us to let us know puppy made it ok and is in your arms when you receive puppy at your airport.
BOARDING A PUPPY: Boarding is available If buyer needs the breeder to hold the puppy past the date it is ready to leave. There is a $75 a week boarding fee if boarding is wanted. We will not board for a long amount of time so if more than a week or two you will need to ask if we will. Of course we do not charge for delays on our end if puppy is not ready or there is a shipping delay.
Keep in mind we cannot even book the flight until puppy is paid for in full so please make sure your puppy is paid for well before week of shipping date. Your puppy will come in a crate with shot record, vet health certificate, and any other papers attached to the top in a baggy. Please look at front of shot record to see if your pup is microchipped. If microchipped follow instructions on registering the chip with your info, chip is blank until you do so. Pup will have food attached to top of crate. Read PUPPY CARE PAGE of our site to see what food we recommend and have it already at your home for when your pup gets there. The plastic shipping crate is yours to keep. Make your first vet appointment as soon as you know you are getting one of our puppies, appointment date needs to be within 3 business days of receiving your puppy but earlier the better so same day or next day appointment is best. If your puppy is an extra tiny puppy make sure you follow all care instructions. Smaller sized pups may have a sugar supplement attached to crate. UPDATE: airlines are getting stricter on what we can ship with puppy so sugar supplement may not be on the crate so have some to bring to airport to give pup if you are getting a tinier sized puppy. Vitamins we usually send may also not be allowed anymore on the crate for shipping. Flying your pup is perfectly safe and our pups are well socialized so being shipped is easier on them. We get them used to their crate and they feel safe in it before they ship. Everyone says their pup is happy and healthy when picked up at the airport. We mainly ship Delta, United, and American but sometimes use other airlines as well. All airlines I use to ship pups have special handling procedures for pets and take good care of the animals.
I get asked a lot if airline shipping is safe for pets. After over 20 yrs of experience shipping by air cargo and much research I have come to the conclusion yes shipping a pet is generally safe. In fact since the new FFA animal regulations started in 2000 there are less animals reported hurt than humans on flights. I took a look at the online consumer complaint reports on transportation.gov… here you will see complaints of all kinds from plane delays to someone stubbing their finger on a baggage conveyor. Just taking US flight complaints from Jan to March 2017 you will find over 3700 US airline complaints and 0 were animal complaints if I read it correctly. When there is an animal complaint many are not puppies but animals such as geckos, fish, and such. If you look hard enough online you will find horror stories of something bad happening to a persons pet in cargo but you have to consider the thousands of pets that fly every day without any issues at all. We live in an imperfect world so something bad can happen no matter how cautious the transporters are so if you want a 100% assurance your pet will be safe you should plan on picking up your pup in person.
Now is airplane transport traumatizing to a pet? I can say in all my experience shipping by air cargo I cannot recall a puppy buyer contacting me after receiving their pup stating the pup was absolutely traumatized from the trip. A pup might be a tad hesitant or shy from seeing new people, sites, and sounds, but never hurt or traumatized. In general a young pup is more easy going and has a natural submissive nature due to its young age which helps protect it against this kind of stress. A pup might show some signs of stress from the change in environment but a young pup should not be traumatized by a flight. Now of coarse accidents do happen from time to time but I can say in over 20 yrs I haven’t had any negative things such as injury or death happen to any of the pups I have shipped. Some adult dogs can get more stressed than a young puppy and many adults may even need a sedative such as Benadryl to fly, so I would suggest ground transport or in cabin transport if going by plane with an anxious adult dog. If you want airline insurance put on your puppy so that you are reimbursed in case of airline negligence that causes injury or death then please add $10 for every $1000 of insurance wanted. This is not included in the shipping fee so if you want this protection you will need to let me know and add it to puppy add on fees so I can pay for the insurance when I book the flight.
Ground transport: is not my first choice for a young puppy because in my opinion it is much less stress on a pup to be shipped in half a day by plane than to be stuck in a vehicle for days. Not to mention ground transports just like airlines will have a few other pets also in their transport and that means more time exposed to whatever sickness a strange dog might have. There are times and situations when I have needed a ground transport and I have never had a bad experience or a pup come up sick I sent out on a ground transport. A time I might use a ground transport is when weather is too harsh to ship by airplane or in older larger puppies. I would only go with a ground transport that has a handful or less other pets. I would never ship using a “commercial” ground transport which has tons of puppies going to and from pet stores. Ground shipping varies in cost but is generally around $350 to $500.
Air Nanny: An air nanny is a person you can pay to travel in cabin with your puppy on a plane. This person holds your pet throughout the flight. The air Nanny may have one or two other pets they are also holding during flight so your pup would be exposed to those other pets that may not be from me but other breeders I do not know. I recall using an air Nanny when I bought a very expensive toy poodle. The Nanny had two other teacup pups along with my pup In a large sack type purse that were not from the breeder I got my pup from. My pup ended up having a parasite and I wonder if those other two pups had given it to her or she may have exposed them to it. So u see there is even a risk using an air Nanny. I also am not sure I would go with an air nanny that works on “flying standby”, since she may end up stuck at an airport overnight and who knows if they are syringe feeding that puppy and taking the extra care a fragile teacup would need. Air nanny’s are generally around $360-$450 for their fee. The Nanny meets me at my airport and carries pup in cabin with her until plane arrives at your local airport where you meet her for your pup. If you use an air Nanny I have an additional fee paid to me of $120 for the health certificate and gas and time driving to airport to meet your air Nanny. There is no transport guarantee on health more than what the air Nanny is willing to give if using an air Nanny. So you can ask your air Nanny how you would be reimbursed if something happens to your pet by accident while in her care. Pup is still covered by our first yr of life breeder guarantee against any life threatening genetic defects. I only know one air Nanny and I can give you her phone number if you would like to discuss her services with her. All payments owed must be complete before puppy can leave with air Nanny. Air Nanny will not take any payments from you for me, only payment she asks from you is for her travel fee.
What is the safest way to transport your pet? Well that would be you picking up your pup in person of course. You are always welcome to come to breeder’s home to get your pup, or one of us can meet you at the Kansas City international airport. If your pup is flying it will need a health certificate and so the $120 fee for health certificate and time and gas would be needed if one of us is meeting you at airport. Or if your picking puppy up at breeder’s home and only health certificate is needed that’s only $50. Please make sure you contact your airline to make sure you are approved to fly back home with a puppy in cabin and make sure to bring a soft sided airline approved carrier for in cabin use. Call your breeder before booking flight to discuss days and times he/she would be available to meet you at airport.
If picking pup up in person any amount owed is due in CASH ONLY since payment would need to clear bank before pup can leave. So that means no cashier checks since that to would have to clear bank which could take 24 to 48 business hrs.
You are welcome to call any of us Breeders any time night or day if an emergency. If a non emergency please stick to 9am to 9pm CST. We want to hear from you if you have any questions at all before or after you receive your puppy. Thank You so Much!