Puppy Visitation Policy
Due to the COVID19 outbreak, we are requiring masks to be worn when visiting.
Families will meet their puppies outside if possible to minimize risks. Everything will be sanitized with bleach between visits.
Absolutely no visiting just to just “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. Our nursery is now OFF-LIMITS to the public to protect our puppies and moms. We’ve had a couple of hair raising, suspicious visitors in our past. Please remember….this is our Home, too.
I remember growing up, it was always deemed important to visit your breeder and see where the puppies are being raised. I still believe this to be true. Luckily, modern technology has a good solution for this modern problem. Videos! So although we aren’t able to allow the general public to visit, we do provide a significant number of videos that show where and how our puppies are raised. (Please see our Facebook or Instagram for videos.)
We encourage you to view these videos and give us a call to discuss any questions you may have.
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.
Unfortunately, it’s a sad product of our times that stranger danger is a real thing in today’s world, even for adults. Here are just some of the reasons we no longer allow visits.
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—or worse.
PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. We work from home, but that doesn't mean we aren't on a strict schedule. During visitation days we still have to care for, feed, and train our dogs and puppies. Additionally, we may have other families coming the same day, so please respect their schedule as well.
We schedule appointments so that we have time to care for our dogs and puppies between appointments. We allow 30 minutes for a visit, so that we have time to disinfect before the next visit as well. If you are more than a few minutes late (or early), that can mean that we may not have time to care for the puppies or for the arrival of the next family. Because of this, we may have to reschedule your visit.
We know that many of our families travel from a distance and more than appreciate the time and effort that takes. We understand that there are times when travel delays happen. Please text or call if you are delayed in your trip more than 15 minutes and we will do our best to try to accommodate that time difference into our schedule.