We are located in Suffolk, Va. Many of our adopters fly in to one of the private airports near us or the Norfolk International airport where we meet them to deliver their puppy so they can catch a returning flight home within a couple hours of landing. The large majority of our adopters drive to us to pickup their puppy, they either spend the night at a nearby hotel or we drive out up to 2 hours to meet them part of the way so they can turn around and go straight home shortening their driving time by 4 hours.
I have raised animals my entire life. Growing up I lived on a small farm where we raised goats, pigs, and egg laying chickens year round. We also bred labradors, dalmatians, and malshis's at different times, focusing on one breed at a time for a few years and then breeding a different breed for another few years. I began breeding once again after completing 8 years of honorable service in the US Marine Corps in 2018. I have slowly grown my breeding program to where it is today and plan on keeping it this size to ensure the quality of puppies I produce is never compromised due to large scale breeding. We like to have a more personal approach to breeding to ensure all our puppies are equally loved and receive quality care and the one on one attention they deserve and need to grow to be happy and healthy.
We do not alter our puppies. While alterations like removing dew claws, ear cropping, and tail cropping did have a justifiable cause many many years ago for the safety of working field dogs, this just isn't the case anymore. Our dogs are pets and our puppies are pets so there is no need for any sort of alterations in our opinion. Dew claws have a purpose and that is to help them grip something they want to chew on, like a bully stick. Some dogs may suffer from chronic ear infections and their vet might recommend ear cropping to help that pup have a healthier and more pain free life, to us this is a valid reason to perform a procedure such as this. We do not believe alterations to a puppy for aesthetic reasons is reason enough to subject a puppy to such procedures. Any toy poodle puppies we produce will be unaltered and have a full length tail. We do however highly recommend all dogs be spayed/neutered after they are done growing, small dogs at around 1 year of age and large dogs at 2 years of age. The hormones provided by the ovaries and testicles are essential to a growing dog. These hormones ensure your pup has strong bones, ligaments, and much more. After your pet has finished growing they do not need the extra hormones and it is safe to have your pet spayed/neutered to prevent future medical conditions and/or accidental pregnancy.
The adoption cost for each puppy varies. There are a few factors we consider when pricing our puppies. Things like gender, breed, color, and size play part in the pricing of each puppy. Each puppy's adoption cost will be listed next to the puppy's picture along with a short summary about that puppy. This can be found under the "Available Puppies" tab of our website.
No, we do not offer payment plans. Your deposit may be placed via Venmo or money gram. The remaining adoption balance is due in full in cash only on adoption day. No personal checks or other form of payment will be accepted.
To reserve an available puppy you first must be approved to adopt one of our puppies by filing out an adoption application, this can be found in our "about us" tab. Once approved to adopt a puppy from us you may choose an available puppy to be placed on hold for you until they are ready to go to their new home by submitting a $200 non refundable non transferable deposit. This deposit will go towards your total adoption cost that will be due on your puppies pickup day.
Your $200 deposit will be applied to your total adoption cost. Please be sure you are committed to adopting your puppy before placing a deposit as it is non refundable and non transferable. Once a deposit is placed no refund will be given if you decide you no longer wish to adopt a puppy. Refunds are only given if the puppy you have chosen becomes unable to be adopt to a family due to medical concerns or death (this has never happened so it is an extremely unlikely scenario).
A holding deposit is required in order to ensure the adopter is committed to following through with their adoption. Adopters have frequently waited until 2 wekks, 1 week, and even the day of adoption pickup to notify me they are no longer interested in adopting their puppy. This only hurts the puppy since I turn away all potential adopters interested in them because the puppy is already reserved only to have their family back out of their adoption commitment. We then have to start the whole process of finding an approved home that our puppy can go to. This takes away important bonding time the puppy needs with its new family and takes away our time that was spent communicating with the family, keeping them up to date on the puppy's growth, sending pictures, and even getting the puppy use to the name they selected for them.
You can pick your puppy up anytime between 8 to 10 weeks of age after receiving their comprehensive health check, first round of DHPP vaccine series, and being cleared for adoption by our licensed veterinarian and are at least 2 pounds in weight.
At this time we do offer some delivery services to some surrounding statesfor an additional fee that is to be paid upfront. Most adopters choose to pick their puppy up in person or sometimes even hire a flight nanny. If you do decide to hire a flight nanny service please make sure you research them well and are sure you can trust them with your new baby. Our nearest airport is the Norfolk International Airport located in Virginia. We are able to bring your puppy to the airport if you or your flight nanny are flying in to pick them up from this airport only. We do offer to meet those driving in for pickup to meet them up to two ours away from our location at no cost inorder to help you cut down on your driving time out to us. for local adopters we can deliver your puppy up to two hours away from our location at no cost to you. If you would like to pickup in person we have a designated meeting location for puppy pick up, this is for mine and my family's safety. Our breeding facility is our home and in order to ensure our family and dogs are safe we do not bring adopters to our home but are happy to video chat to show you the puppies, adult dogs, and the conditions they are raised and live in.
In order to prevent your health guarantee from becoming void you are required to take your puppy to a licensed veterinarian for a comprehensive health check within three days of receiving your puppy from me. This is required for your protection and ours. Your puppy's first visit with your licensed veterinarian not only establishes care for your puppy in that office but it also helps establish that you have received a healthy puppy from us. At your puppy's first visit you can provide your veterinarian with proof of their first vaccination and results of their fecal test proving the absence of intestinal parasites which lets your vet know that no further deworming is necessary until six months later.
Your puppy will need their next vaccination three weeks after the date of the first DHPP vaccine they received while in my care. I highly recommend you schedule your puppy's comprehensive health check and second vaccine appointment 3 weeks before you are due to pickup your puppy from me.
All of my puppies are fed Hill's Science Diet Puppy Small Paws. Hill's Science Diet is a high quality dog food that provides a well balanced diet that is specifically tailored to provide the nutrients necessary for small and mini breeds dogs to grow and develop to their full potential. It is highly recommended that you continue feeding you puppy this brand of food throughout their life to ensure they are receiving all the nutrients they need to live a happy and healthy life.
While you can find pine pellet litter in your everyday pet store, I have found that their prices are very high for such a small amount. We buy our pine pellet litter from Tractor Supply where we can get a 40 pound bag for less than $8.
For the litter tray you can use an oversize open top cat litter box, we use a drywall mud pan from Lowe's called "Creative Plastic Concepts Large Mixing Tub." The drywall mud pan is much larger than a cat litter tray and is more durable, comfortable, and inviting for your puppy to use, it cost less than $20 which is just a few dollars more than a plain cat litter box.
It is much safer and better for your puppy to not have free roam of you home. While all my puppies leave me fully potty trained it is up to you to continue to build on the good potty habits developed while in my care. It is important to remember and understand that your new puppy is a baby and like a baby they can not hold their bladder for a long period of time. Your puppy will feel the urge to go potty and look around for their litter box but if they don't see it they will go potty wherever they are. A good rule of thumb to remember is that for every month old a puppy is they can hold their bladder for one hour, so a 2 month old puppy will need to go potty every 2 hours, a 3 month old puppy will need to go every 3 hours, and so on. I have found that for smaller breed dogs half the suggested time works much better to prevent accidents and solidify good potty habits. To maintain the potty training we have accomplished it is extremely important that your puppy be kept in a puppy play yard that has some toys, food, water, bed, and they litter tray. Your puppy know to go there when they need to potty. When you take your puppy out of their enclosure make sure your puppy is always supervised and be sure to offer them the opportunity to potty in their litter tray every 30 minutes to an hour.
Two weeks after your puppy's final DHPP vaccine is administered is when it is safest for your puppy to walk on the ground outdoors and commence outdoor potty training. You should never allow your puppy to walk around outdoors until after completing their vaccinations. This is because small puppies are extremely susceptible to viruses and catching one could cause them severe illness and even death. This is especially true with parvo virus. which has a low survivability rate in small breed dogs and cost thousands of dollars in medical expenses to provide life saving care in attempts to save your puppy's life
Items recommended to have for your new puppy