Puppy Visitation Policy
Puppies are available to be chosen in person at six weeks.
No puppy selections without a deposit are allowed. No visits to “check us out” to be sure our facilities are to your satisfaction in raising your puppy prior to a commitment to us as your breeder.
We appreciate your understanding of our commitment to the safety of our puppies, dogs, and family.
These puppies are also not ours to risk—they belong to the families that are taking them home and we are just their caretakers for a brief period of time.
We are happy to have our committed buyers over, providing we don’t have any concerns about current disease outbreaks or any other similar biosafety or puppy/dog health concern.
We consider these concerns as indicative of our reputability as a breeder—the safety of our puppies, dogs, and family will always be placed above a potential sale.
We apologize in advance for any anxiety or uncertainty our new policies may create.
We raise our puppies in our home because we strongly believe that home raising puppies is both ethically the right thing to do, as well as producing the best possible results.
Significant harm has come to people like breeders or real estate agents who work in home-type environments where unknown people are routinely invited in.
Puppy theft is also a growing problem, so unknown traffic in our home endangers the safety of our puppies due to theft. So this means that seeing us or our parent dogs means that you are also seeing our home and any puppies we have.
We are a real family, with a real life. We have home responsibilities, and also rely on our home as a place we can relax and feel safe. Inviting strangers over on a regular basis is not conducive to a strong family life.
Our home is not a petting zoo, and it’s impossible for us to ascertain who is coming over to genuinely look at puppies and who is coming over because it looks like fun to bring the kids and play with puppies.
Some children (and even adults) are not able to behave appropriately around puppies. We may not realize which people these may be until it is too late and a puppy is hurt.