Reservation fees and Puppy Allocation
Is the reservation fee refundable?
Reservation fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
What does making a deposit mean? Is that the same thing as a reservation fee? How do you decide who gets which puppy?
A deposit and a reservation fee is basically the same thing, it is non-refundable. Your order in the puppy allocation will be based on when your reservation fee is received.
When you submit an application, you will be able to give me a first and 2nd choice regarding color and gender realizing it may change, and the person in front of you might change their minds too. This reservation fee doesn't lock in which exact puppy you get- only the opportunity to have one of these puppies.
I might hold back 1 or 2 puppies in each litter as possible breeders so I always get first pick. I make my decision on which puppy I will keep after they have their "aptitude" tested at 7 weeks old and have their structure evaluation completed at 8 weeks old. These tests help me decide which puppy will make the best breeder and improve the breed. I have also decided that I might use my "breeder spot" for specific service or therapy work. If a client has a trainer set up and that trainer wants to help in picking a therapy or service dog, I have the right to let them use my pick. I know waiting until the puppies are 8 weeks to know which puppy you will get makes it a little tough for people that really want a certain color or gender. From my experience, I prefer to place puppies based on personalities that will fit best with each family rather than just by color or gender. Having a good fit personality wise will mean much more in the long run than the puppy color. But I still let you decide which puppy you want along with my recommendation.
In summary, the breeder always gets first pick. The rest of the puppies are picked in the order of deposit received. I will give my suggestion on which puppies would be best based on each puppy's personality, but the final decision is always up to you.
When do you start accepting reservation fees on certain litters?
We are no longer accepting reservation fees for certain litters. Rather we have a master list and as a litter becomes available we go down the list in order of the fee received, if you want to skip that litter (to big or too little, or wanting different gender or color), you do NOT loose your place in line.
What if I made my non-refundable reservation fee and then decide I don't want a puppy from the litter I had originally decided on?
Because we are switching to a master list instead of a list per litter. You can skip a litter and will still keep your order of the date your reservation fee was received. .
For example. You pay your reservation fee on 1/10, then when the puppies are ready to go home, you decide you don't want one of the puppies from the options left in the litter we are allocating. . You chose to wait for the next litter. Your reservation fee was still on 1/10, so you will be able to choose before anyone placing deposits after 1/10.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email or call me.
How much is the non-refundable reservation fee?
The non-refundable reservation fee is $500. This amount is subtracted from the total cost of the puppy.
How can I pay a reservation fee?
Before making paying a reservation fee, you must submit a puppy application and then be approved for a puppy.
I accept check, venmo, zelle, or a personal check, or paypal (if you use the friends and family link) for the non-refundable reservation free.
Deposits Received/ reservations rec
This is the master list, puppies are allocated in order of the deposits.
Date Deposits received:
Paula Maloof 11/11/ 2017 waiting
Felicia 9/4/2018 waiting
Lisa Flewellen -Amiee +Rob 7/20/2020 waiting
Sonia Lothrop 8/7/2020 waiting
Joseph Dressler 8/26/2020 waiting
Devon Wayne 8/27/2020 don't know what they are doing, I can't get a hold of them.
Lisa Best 9/13/2020 waiting until fall 2021
Thaine M 5/4/2021 waiting to see has to go back to work
All names above the line, could be waiting indefinitely. they are to let me know when they are wanting to choose from a particular litter! (when I know they want a puppy from a litter, I will move them below the line.)
Austin Nabors- Keating 7/20/2020 waiting for Jan. 0f 2022
Chessa D. 2/14/21
Mee's 3/3/21 traveling a lot now, will wait for a future litter
Joni J. 4/6/21 wanting for fall litters wants a mini
Cutt family 5/3/2021
Beth Lang 5/14/21 wants a mini female in 2022
Arnolds 5/26/21 wants standard waiting until after July2021
Carl Mikel 6/18/21- wants a mini male
B. and B. Clayburn 10/7/21- wants a medium or standard
C. Schaefer 10/09/2021 wants a large medium or a standard.
N and S Kamat 10/12/2021
Maui's puppies born Aug. 30th, 2021. Soleil/Morty puppies were born Sept. 2nd,and Luna/Ringo were have born September 6th. (Luna and Soleil's puppies are being raised in Evanston , and will come to my house when they are 7 weeks old. Sailor had her puppies Sept. 29th. We think they will be 18-24 lbs as adults. Jemma is due Oct. 18th. (her puppies will also be small like Sailor's) And we don't expect any more puppies born in 2021