You have reserved a puppy. Now what? This blog post will help you understand what you must do before picking up the new family addition.
Schedule A Pick Up Appointment
Once you have reserved the puppy, you will need to schedule an appointment. You may wait until the available date gets closer or do so right away when you reserve the puppy. However, it’s better if you schedule the appointment right away. Since once the date gets closer, other families have already booked slots. Therefore I might not be available on the day or/and time you want to come.
There are a handful of families a year who want to pick up their puppy at 8 weeks old since they want their puppy to be with their mother longer. Mothers tend to not want to be with their babies starting as soon as 5 weeks old. Imagine 3 to 10 puppies with razor-sharp teeth chasing you because they want milk. They run away from them and hide. If the pups catch up the mother will snap at them. We separate the mother from the babies from 6 weeks old to 6 weeks old 5 days old, depending on the mother. Another reason we separate the babies and the mothers is to ensure they are not dependent on the mother when they go to their new homes.
To schedule an appointment you will simply contact me, Italy.
We understand that sometimes traffic happens or you take the wrong turn. If the GPS says you will be arriving at a time that is not your appointment, please text me. So I may know why there is a delay. You might arrive when I have another appointment. If the other family is already here, please wait in the car until I am finished with them. I do not want to rush their appointment.
If your GPS says you are arriving earlier, please text me. I might not be available. If this is the case, please be patient and come when it’s your appointment slot. If I am available, I will be more than happy to accept you. :)
We try our best to accommodate everyone. Remember most of the times, I have other appointments.
At the time of pick up, the remaining balance is due in cash only. No exceptions. You may text or email me to ask what is your remaining balance to verify you bring the right amount of money.
If the puppy is going to be shipped, you may learn more by clicking here.
Once a family is approved, I will send you an email with some helpful links. If you have not read through the links I highly recommend doing so.
We have “picture day” for your puppies. Click here to learn about picture day.
Buy Items For Your Baby
You will want to have everything set for your baby. Start ordering the items. We have a webpage dedicated to items we recommend. Read More…
Schedule A Vet Appointment
You will need to call your local vet to schedule an appointment. Especially for her/his puppy shots and deworming. Puppy shots and dewormings must be give at 6 weeks, 9 weeks, and 12 weeks old. Therefore please plan accordingly with your vet to ensure your puppy stays current on the vaccines and dewormings.
How To Welcome Your New Family Member
This one is for the day before you pick up your new puppy. You need to know how to properly introduce your new member to the family. Therefore please read the following blog post, Introducing Your New Puppy To Your Family.
As always, God bless and Go Tigers!