"WHEN CAN WE MEET OUR PUPPY?"
Many people ask if they can see or play with our puppies when they are tiny babies. Until the puppies have had at least two sets of puppy vaccinations, the answer is NO. There are several reasons why we do not let anyone around the puppies between birth and 6 - 8 weeks...and all those reasons are to protect the puppies.
Like a new baby, the opportunity for young pups to pick up infectious diseases is increased with all new contacts. Their immune systems are building, so at this time, the moms and pups live in whelping nests which are separate from all outside traffic. Most illnesses and diseases are innocently carried on people’s shoes and clothing. Entire litters of puppies can be wiped out within 48 hours by the puppy killer parvovirus. This disease could be picked up unknowingly by people in a school yard, a park, or on a sidewalk - and this is only one disease. We cannot risk exposing our dogs and your puppy to diseases that could destroy them.
It is extremely stressful for the mama dog to have strangers visit as she is caring for her litter. This in turn will put stress on the new born pups. Remember, you are only one of many people who want to adopt a puppy, not including everyone else who “just wants to peek at the new babies.” If we allow everyone to see, touch, or spend time with the new pups, the mom’s routine would be disrupted: her eating and caring for pups and even her ability to produce enough healthy milk for them could be at risk.
Your puppy is not the only puppy. By protecting all of our puppies from stress and disease that could be brought in by visitors, we are protecting your puppy. Just think about how you would feel if someone who just wanted to see his or her pup happened to bring in illness that would cause us to lose a puppy, or even the entire litter. We have heard from many people that pet stores and some breeders allow people to visit puppies early. If that is the case, the reality is most likely that their number one objective is selling a puppy and concern for the puppy’s well-being is secondary.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We take great care and much time caring for all of our dogs and puppies. It is time and energy consuming. We understand your excitement, and we are happy that you are enthusiastic about getting your pup. However, until you take your puppy home, we are responsible and the puppy’s health and safety is our number one priority. We guarantee, waiting a few weeks will be worth it.
When you notice we have available puppies, you need to apply to adopt and when you are approved to adopt, you will be required to put a deposit down. When the puppies are ready to be seen, you will be contacted.