Puppy Adoption Info

General Puppy & Adoption Information

 

Please Read Before Inquiring About A Puppy:

Puppy families are carefully screened. I do not sell to puppy mills, puppy brokers, pet stores, or anyone with the intent of keeping the puppy/dog in a tiny dog lot or tied to a tree. My puppies are only adopted to loving families as cherished family members. If inquiring about one of my puppies, please fill out the Puppy Questionnaire and submit your answers in an email. This is for my reassurance as well as the safety of the puppy.   I reserve the right to refuse the sale of a puppy to anyone if I feel it is not in the puppy's best interest.

Prices/Payment

Puppy prices vary and depend on the puppy's sex, markings, coloring, etc.  A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a puppy.  Accepted forms of payment are cash, personal check, postal money order, and credit cards are accepted through Paypal (+4%).

What's Included

Puppies go home with medical record, signed adoption contract, microchip papers/tags, a puppy food sample, and AKC and/or CKC registration papers. 

All puppies will be placed on limited registration unless full registration has been discussed and approved in advance.  A vet reference is required for any puppy being placed on full registration, and there will be a difference in price from puppies being placed on limited registration.   I normally do not revoke limited registration once the puppy reaches breeding age;  however, the same conditions will apply under those circumstances as well. 

Microchips

All puppies are microchipped with an AKC Reunite microchip.  The registration is pre-paid, therefore there is no additional cost to register or activate your puppy's michrochip.  Microchips help ensure your puppy's safe return should he or she ever be lost or stolen.  

Health Guarantee

All puppies come with a one year health guarantee against genetic disorders only.  This guarantee does NOT cover environmental conditions such as intestinal parasites, worms, or fleas. To validate this guarantee, your puppy must be seen by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of pick up. (Adoptive family is responsible for all medical costs incurred after the adoption has taken place.)   Please keep all receipts and vet records. We have never had to honor this guarantee, but it is offered for your piece of mind.

Shipping/Delivery

I no longer ship my puppies by air.  If shipping is required, I suggest using a professional pet transportation service.  The buyer is responsible for arranging and paying for shipping.  Puppies must be 8 weeks old to leave.  Additional vet fees and documentation fees will be passed on to the buyer. 

Delivery or meeting is also available within reasonable driving distance (2-3 hours). Please inquire if you are interested in having your puppy delivered to you. There will be a fee charged for my time and gas. 

There is always the option of flying into Greensboro, Raleigh, or Charlotte, NC to pick your puppy up in person and flying back with him/her as a carry on in the cabin.   I've had several families fly in to pick their puppy up and take the puppy back with them as a carry on.   Airlines will charge for this service, and there are stipulations and regulations that must be followed.  Please check with your airline of choice for details. 

Lifetime Return Policy

I offer lifetime breeder support, and have a lifetime return policy. If, at anytime during the lifetime of the puppy/dog, the adoptive family can no longer care for the puppy/dog, I will always welcome the puppy/dog back into my home, no questions asked, and find him/her a new adoptive family. I do not ever want one of my puppies to end up at a shelter or a rescue. 


References

Most of my puppy families have kept in touch with me and kept me updated on their new family member via email, snail mail, photos, Christmas cards, etc. Pics can be seen on the Past Puppies page. I have puppies as close as 2 miles away, from the coast of North Carolina to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, California, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and New Orleans, Louisana.  I will gladly give references to any potential puppy family upon request.