Love Your Puppy as Much as It Loves You
Whether you realize it or not, you are your puppy’s best friend. It looks to you for comfort, love, interaction, food, playtime, and returns unconditional love. Your puppy will know when you are down and do it’s best to comfort you. It is very smart and will pick up on your moods and feelings. Just as we humans have bad days so do puppies/dogs. We ask that you promise, no matter the circumstances, to always love and protect your puppy and provide it with a healthy environment and welcoming home. We recommend that you do not take your puppy for walks or potty breaks in public places until they are 16 weeks old and have had their full set of booster shots. This will decrease your puppy’s chances of exposure and increase their ability to fight it off if exposed. It is also best to keep your puppy away from neighborhood dogs, friend’s dogs, etc, until their full set of vaccinations have been administered or unless you know for sure that your friend’s/ family member’s dog is fully vaccinated.
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All puppies are sold on a strict spay/neuter agreement, unless otherwise noted. We want to ensure that every one of our puppies go to homes where they are loved as family members.
The puppy/dog must always be fed a healthy, nutritious diet. Being overweight can place undue stress on the hip joints and cause hip dysplasia. If it is found that overfeeding is the result of hip dysplasia, the guarantee is void due to the purchaser’s violation of this policy. We recommend feeding a healthy, all natural, NO by-product or filler type of dog food. We feed our dogs and puppies TLC, and recommend keeping them on this or some similar type of food.
Exercising Your Puppy
Regular exercise will be very beneficial to your dog/puppy. Our dogs love to play in the yard, or go on walks with us! However, especially while there bones are growing and developing, we ask that you do not allow them to participate in an activity that will put excessive stress on the hips and elbows, and could affect the development of healthy joints, such activities include loud distances of jogging, jumping down from an elevated area, slippery surfaces, etc. We also request that your puppy is spayed/neutered after 12 months of age. Your puppy needs the sex hormones to develop healthy joints and early spaying/neutering will put it at a much higher risk of hip dysplasia and/or joint issues.
Puppies, just like our human children, tend to be accident prone. We highly recommend signing up for pet insurance so you’re covered in case of an emergency or illness. We send each puppy home with 30 days of free pet insurance with Trupanion. The information will be included in the puppy package.
Never Place Puppy/Dog in Rescue Organization or Shelter
Puppies purchased from us are never to be placed in a shelter or rescue organization. You must contact us in the event that you need to rehome [find a new home for] your puppy/dog. We will either take the puppy back or assist you in finding a new home. No money will be refunded in the event that you need to rehome your puppy/dog.
Rehoming-Required to Provide New Owner Info
You can resell/rehome your puppy/dog on your own but we do require that you interview the prospective owner as to how they will care for the dog, etc, as well as provide us with their contact information. We enjoy keeping in contact with the families that purchase puppies from us and since they will be the new owners of one of our puppies we want to let them know that we are always here to answer any questions about their puppy/ dog and offer lifetime support of them and their new best friend.