Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Countdown begins . . .

Christmas is approximately 8 weeks away.  Therefore, we know what has been born and what will be ready before the big day.
As noted in the previous post, we don't have the availability that we usually have in December.  We bred less dogs this year than last and like I mention year after year, once they are spoken for, I can't go to the factory and order more.

I have updated the links to the right of all the dates that the pups will be ready for their new homes.  We suggest, if you are considering this to get your $50 deposit placed on a particular litter that you are interested in.  Our deposit policy works as follows:
It never commits you to bringing one of our pups into your family, it merely is a way of assuring that when you arrive the breed and gender choice that you have chosen will be available for you to meet.  Once you meet them, if you are not 100% sure that this is the pup or breed for you, we will be happy to move that deposit to another litter or refund it.    We will not refund if you call us and tell us that you changed your mind or got a pup elsewhere.  In order to get a refund, you must show up for the visit and meet the pups. 

We will hold a pup that you choose for a fee.  The fee is $10 a night and can pup can be picked up through 12/24 at 1 pm.

We strongly encourage you to take your pup home at the time of sale.  Make it an early gift. 

When we hold pups for later pickups, we are caring for them and keeping them current on their vaccines, therefore, the charges help to recover our costs. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Thoughts on advantages of taking a pup home who is a few weeks older.

Traditionally everyone who is thinking about a puppy at this time of year, choose to wait until we are closer to the holidays to make it a family "gift".  That is why we have pups that haven't found their new homes as soon as we had hoped. 
Once these sale pups are gone, it is unlikely we will have any pups that will be discounted. 
The closer we get to December the bigger the demand.  We are already forecasting less pups available this December than we had last year as the moms just did not go into heat at the appropriate time. 
Within the next few weeks we should have a pretty accurate availability list of pups that will be ready between now and the end of the year and will get them all posted asap.

Please consider the above pups if you are thinking of a new addition.  In our opinion there is quite an advantage to getting a pup that is a few weeks older. 
#1  -  A little more mature, their bladders are bigger and we think that maturity actually lends itself to easier housebreaking.
#2  -  Most or all of the puppy shots have been taken care of which will save you quite a bit of money at your vets office.  They will still need rabies and spaying or neutering. 

We understand that Norman Rockwell vision in your head of a new puppy at Christmas jumping out of a box.  That isn't always how it works out.  It is very stressful to bring a new pup home at Christmastime due to the flurry of activity and stress that can be felt by a pup.  That is not to say it is wrong to do it at that time.  We get it, when our kids where little, a few years (ok so maybe not a few) ago, we presented them with a pup on Christmas Day, so we do understand.  However, it is something to think about. 

Please call the office for more information or questions of how the holiday season will be progressing here at B & C Kennels.