The health of our dogs and puppies is important to us so we take every precaution to protect them. Unfortunately young puppies don’t have fully developed immune systems and are susceptible to life threatening illnesses, including Parvo. When diseases like Parvo strike, they can kill a whole litter in a matter of hours. Disease germs can be carried on people’s clothing and shoes. For this reason, we ask that you “visit” us online rather than in person, so that you may safely see our dogs and puppies. When you come to pick up your puppy we ask that you not visit other litters on the same day, or go places where there may have been dogs who you don’t know.
We require you place a deposit on a puppy before meeting with you because many families will kennel hop when they are puppy "shopping". I understand you may want to look for that perfect puppy before committing however I will not put my puppies at risk. It would be irresponsible of us as breeders to allow people to come, and play with our puppies and possibly infect puppies that have already been sold, so when we meet you will only see your puppy or occasionally we may have your two favorite pups available to meet. All other puppies will be kept at home.
Children must be supervised by their parents at all times. They must be seated when holding the puppies. Only pups not already spoken for from the litter you are choosing from may be handled.
If you are purchasing a puppy as a companion for your family and a family pet, please know ahead of time if your pet gets along well with other animals. Most dogs are kind to puppies but a few are not. We do not allow other dogs on our property. A "getting to know you" type of situation could result in a puppy being harmed. In addition, we are very careful not to have any diseases brought to our litters by another dog/pet.
Normally a puppy pick-up takes about an hour. Please take care of your personal needs before arriving as we do not have bathroom facilities available. We may ask you to wash your hands before handling the puppies because normally they will have only had one set of shots. We hope you will forgive us for being strict; it is in no way personal or specific to you. If you've been hanging out in dog parks, vets offices, or Petco you may have been exposed to contagious dog viruses. When your puppy remains healthy into adulthood you will be so glad that we were careful with him/her.
Like most breeders, we do not allow visitors to tour our home. Not only is it an insurance liability for us, should you or your child injure yourself, our mommies are not very keen on strangers handling their pups and it is too easy to introduce germs to our home by having visitors. Also, we like our privacy. We are not a kennel facility. We raise the puppies in our home. We would be happy to show you our moms and dads when available. We normally have the parents of our puppies running around the house or yard. Thank you for helping us protect our puppies' health. If this doesn't seem like a good way for you to choose your cockapoo, we know a few breeders that will allow you to come visit. Just ask us.