We, like many other breeders, have had to adopt certain visitation policies due to the wide spread dangers of several communicable canine diseases.
Due to the risk of Parvo transmission and other highly contagious diseases, we will only extend visitation privileges to families picking up their puppy to bring it home after he/she has had the first series of his/her vaccine and final health check (at 7 weeks of age). **See Amendment below**
At that time those that have committed to a puppy are welcome to come and visit, meet the parents and see how/where their puppy and our canine kiddos are raised.
Parvo is an opportunistic disease that can kill a puppy in a matter of 24-48 hours.
It is shed by infected dogs and can live for months on hard surfaces, grass, clothing….etc.
If you have been exposed to any canine who hasn't been properly vaccinated and regularly re-vaccinated, or if you have been exposed in any way (even inadvertently) you run the risk of infecting a whole litter.
Lately there has been a number of cases where even FULLY VACCINATED canines have been diagnosed with Parvo: http://www.examiner.com/article/king-county-parvo-outbreak
(King County - Seattle & Renton WA may not be in our immediate area...but this outbreak has been seen well into the Salem OR area as well - this is too close for comfort for us!)
It is a risk we are NOT willing to take with your puppy or any other family’s puppy.
Other diseases include: infectious hepatitis, Rubarth disease (Adenovirus 1 and 2), coronavirus, leptospirosis, distemper, and kennel cough.
Most of the diseases mentioned above can attack dogs of all ages;
however, puppies are much, much more vulnerable to contracting them!
Because of these extreme risks to the puppies, we have begun to utilize Live Puppy Cams for our clients to watch their pups grow and develop on a daily basis. If you ask ANY of our previous clients, they will tell you that seeing their puppy’s progress on a daily basis is much, MUCH better than coming to visit once or twice for a half hour at a time.
The pups could be sleepy, hungry, full from just eating….etc. and you would not be able to see their true demeanors and attitudes at that time anyway.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this policy and look forward to meeting you in person on Puppy Pick-Up day.
Other breeders may be willing to place their pups and adults in jeopardy, WE WILL NOT!
There is nothing more important than the safety and well being of our puppies!
PLEASE respect this and DO NOT ask us to make an exception just for you.
Visitation Policy I Amendment:
We have recently decided to allow a SCHEDULED, 1 hour, 4 week Meet & Greet to all NEW OWNERS ONLY that have committed to a pup with
either a Deposit or Full Payment during the Spring, Summer & Fall months.
At the pups 4th week of age the pups will receive their 4 week vet health check.
IF ALL the pups in the litter are doing well, AND if the Momma will allow, we will schedule a Meet & Greet for that litter for the Saturday after the vet check.
No other visits will be allowed except for at the time of Pick-Up.
We have had to contact local and Federal authorities due to certain imminent threats to the safety of us, our canine kiddos AND our home. We have received emails stating that these animal activist wack-o’s were following us to our ‘day jobs’ in hopes of running us off the road...we have also received snail mail stating that our home was going to be burned down and the occupants would be forced (by them) to remain inside while it burned.
We have received phone calls by these idiots stating that our dogs deserve to ‘live free’ and they will do anything they can to accomplish this.
As you may have seen, we have had one of our girls poisoned (and killed) recently.
It is highly suspected that it was by these self-proclaimed “humane” individuals/activists who pretended to be interested in a pup just to gain access to our home.
In order to protect ourselves, our dogs & our home, we have recently moved to a much more remote and secure location.
If you wish to know more about us…….ask to speak to our trusted references! They ALL have been to our home and are always ready, willing and able to let you know about their experience with us, meeting our kiddos and the way our dogs & pups are raised and live!
(ALL the testimonials on our reference pages are verbatim - posted in the way they were sent to us)
We will NOT let our precious babies be placed in harms way EVER again!
The lesser of the 3 policies is the fact that since we have moved we have joined a small country farming community. During the hearing to allow us our licensing and permits, the neighbors of this community came together and stated their concerns:
1.) They do NOT want the noise level to increase - Done, we live so far out, that they do not hear our kiddos even when they ALL get to howling ☺
2.) Our dogs are not to be allowed to run loose - that’s just a no-brainer!
3.) We are NOT to increase traffic on this single lane, community based, country, dead end, dirt road - as such, we keep visits to a minimum as stated above.
We have had no issues with the community thus far BECAUSE we are sticking to the mandates that have been laid down before us!
Compliance with these regulations are not optional they are a requirement for us and must be respected and adhered to by everyone involved.
Our Visitation Policies