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.