It’s finally time for you to meet your new puppy and bring them home. We can’t wait to meet you in person and share this exciting time with you!
When you receive your congratulatory email letting you know that you’ve been matched with a puppy, you will also receive details of when and where to pick up your puppy.
Our puppies are usually ready to be picked up by their new families between 8 and 8-1/2 weeks of age. It’s important to make sure they have any extra time needed for proper socialization.
We love taking time to meet our new families! We want to have the opportunity to get to know the people who are taking our precious puppies home with them. To give each adoptive family an unrushed, relaxed experience to meet their new puppy, we schedule puppy adoption times on the hour (for example, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.). We will work with you to schedule the best day and time for your appointment to pick up your puppy closest to the 8 week time frame.
When you arrive to pick up your puppy at your scheduled time, you will be presented with your puppy’s vaccination records, valuable information about feeding and training, and other helpful material. And of course, you will get to meet your new puppy! We are more than willing to answer any questions you may have. We want you to be equipped to have the best experience possible.
We’re glad to take pictures of you meeting and holding your puppy for the first time so you can keep the memories forever. You will also receive a small Puppy Pak filled with some treats and gifts for your puppy to make the adjustment a bit easier. A small plastic bag of the dog food your puppy has been eating will be provided too.
Because each of our puppies are raised in a family environment, they should already be familiar with many sounds and experiences. We know some of you will be driving long distances or even flying with your puppy to your home. We have found our puppies to usually be good travelers by car or by plane! Some families traveling by car prefer to wrap their puppies in a towel, carrying their puppy in their laps all the way home while others feel more comfortable using a small travel carrier in the car. Those of you flying will need to use a small carrier. Check with your airline for specific travel requirements. If you are traveling a long distance, it’s a good idea to have a small bowl and a water bottle along to give your puppy the opportunity to get a drink when you stop for potty breaks. It’s not uncommon for puppies to eat lightly the first couple of days in a new environment until they feel settled and comfortable with their new surroundings. They can feel uncertain just like people can! Keeping their food intake to a minimum while traveling, whether by car or plane, is suggested to avoid car sickness or motion sickness.
We do offer the service of a puppy nanny that will fly with your precious puppy and hand deliver them to you at the airport nearest your location. The puppy will remain with the puppy nanny in the cabin of the plane at all times. The price for this service is $250 plus the price of round trip tickets for the puppy nanny. These arrangements must be made known at least 2 weeks in advance. We use American Airlines.
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