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Pricing Policy, Deposits and Terms of Purchase

Below are the Terms and Pricing for puppies and adults.  We are small breeders striving to breed show quality Pomeranians.  We only breed a few litters each year and strive to be fair and honest in our dealings with all our customers.  Please do not contact us to tell us that you can buy a puppy from the local newspaper for $200.  We know this.  You may not be looking for a show quality puppy, but that doesn't mean you will get pet quality price for a show quality puppy.  Our prices are set according to what we see in the quality based on many things, structure, color and attitude are just a few of these qualities.

We strive to bring top quality into our breeding program and are confident in our ability to produce top quality Pomeranians.  Our goal is to produce genetically and temperamentally sound Pomeranians that meet the American Pomeranian Club and United Kennel Club standard.  Spending the extra $ to purchase a sound and healthy Pom will save many more $$ spent at your vet's to treat the genetic conditions we don't breed in the first place.  We know this since we have spent this money ourselves.

All of our dogs are AKC registered, and we register all of the puppies. Some puppies are sold as "pet" puppies, with limited registration.  When you purchase a "pet" quality puppy you will be signing a contract agreeing to spay or neuter the puppy so do not expect to buy a "pet" quality puppy and then decide to breed it.  Occasionally we have puppies that are not the quality to be shown. This may be for cosmetic reasons, such as lighter pigment, or an incorrect bite. The pup may not be outgoing enough to perform well in the show ring. His size may be less than perfect (to small or too large) but he will still be a loving pet. Our puppies are raised in a family home environment where they are part of the family.  You won't find our dogs "stored away" from our home, in an "out building", where we hardly ever see them.  They are in our home and under our feet, getting all the love and attention that I can provide.

On occasion we will place an older dog to a loving home as a pet.  These will be rescue animals or retirees who deserve a family where they can be doted on throughout the remainder of their days.  Being a breeder means being contentious enough to keep our quality improving while keeping our numbers small enough that all can get the love they deserve.  This will occasionally mean placing a much loved adult in another loving home. 

At the bottom of this page you will find a link for Adoption application.  Please read and accept all of these terms prior to applying to adopt.   Thank you for your consideration.

What we might have available.
In the occasional show breeding we do, not all we have are going to be show dogs.  These we make available to the perfect pet homes.  They will either be spay/neutered before leaving, or placed with very strict contract requirements for doing that by a specific date. 
Adults will all be spay/neutered before leaving and their placement fees will depend on age, health concerns and disposition.  
How we set the prices of our Puppies.
Prices are set according to the overall quality of the dog.  Many thing go into this consideration; coat, temperament, bite, movement, structure, etc.  Please don't expect a Pet quality price for a show potential puppy.

Although we do not breed for tiny Poms, occasionally they do come up.  Tiny pet puppies of exceptional quality are priced at show quality prices due to the demand for them.  "Tiny" is an estimated adult weight under 4lbs.  These tiny guys are often referred to as "Teacup".

* Note A puppy that is not orange, orange sable, red, red sable, black is usually an exotic color.  White, chocolate, blue, cream sable, lavender and beaver are all examples for exotic colors.  Parti is an exotic as well and may come with any color in its color spots. 
 
** Note Weight is a genetic that is really tough to estimate.  We absolutely do not guarantee an adult weight, we do try for our best guess (get that? this is a guess).  Based on our experiences with our lines we have a formula that has given us the most accurate results in our guesses.  We have no experience with lines other than ours.  Even with the most consistent of lines there are throwbacks to our 60lb ancestors. 

We estimate the weights of our puppies with the following formula:

  • 8 week weight x 3 +.5lb - which means a puppy weighing 1lb 1oz at 8 weeks will be estimated at 3lb 8ozs as adult.  We would indicate 3.5 to 4 lbs with our evaluation.
  • 12 week weight x 2 +.5lb - which means a puppy weighing 1lb 2oz at 12 weeks will be estimated at 2lb 9ozs as adult.  We would indicate 3-3.5lbs with our evaluation.
  • If the adult weight is over 6.5lbs all bets are off, as we have seen absolutely no consistency there and have been right on just as often as we have been totally off so we will decline to estimate.
Deposits and Terms of Purchase:
We require a deposit of 1/2 the purchase price to reserve the dog (non-refundable).  Balance must be paid within 3 weeks of the initial deposit and 10 days prior to pickup or delivery.  If the balance is not paid within the 3 week period the dog will become available for resale. Other payment arrangements may be made on a case by case basis.  All monies must be received by the seller, in full, prior to transfer of the animal.  Should the payment not be received within the agreed time we will credit the entire deposit toward the purchase of another puppy within a one year time period.  If the credit is not used within that one year period the credit becomes null and void making it no longer valid.

The purchaser of our dogs agrees to proper care, training and health maintenance.  We offer on-going support in family life integration.  The purchaser also agrees that, should something happen and they are not able to keep a dog placed by us - that dog is to be returned to us.

We guarantee this puppy/dog to be in sound body and good health, and free from communicable disease as far as appears to the eye.  All puppies and adults are current on their vaccines.  The vaccine schedule that we use is linked here. The buyer has 72 hours (Sunday not included) from the time of transfer to have the puppy checked by a veterinarian of their choice, at their own expense.  If the buyer’s vet exam reveals that the puppy is sick or diseased or a genetic defect is found and a vet of the breeder’s choice concurs with the diagnosis, the buyer may return the puppy to the breeder at the buyer’s expense.  Notice of intent to return must be given to the breeder within 96 hours (Sunday not included) of the date of the transfer, along with a statement in writing from they buyer’s vet as to the heath problem.  The breeder will apply the balance toward the purchase of another puppy/dog within a one year time period.  Transportation of the returned and replacement puppy is the buyers expense.  If the credit is not used within that one year period the credit becomes null and void.  There is no guarantee against accidents, sickness not contracted on the breeder’s premises.

All pet puppies must be spayed or neutered - without exception.  Registration papers may not be given until vet proof of spay/neuter is received by the seller.

Shipping 

Buyers are always encouraged to come to our home to pick up their puppy.  This also gives the buyer the opportunity to see the surroundings that the puppy has been raised in. 

I do not ship puppies in airline cargo.

We will gladly meet a buyer at the airport and have no problems allowing a small puppy to travel with you in the cabin where you can keep a watch on them.  You are responsible for brining your own carry on kennel and will be responsible for the cost of the travel certificate ($95), airline carry on fee (varies by airline - generally about $125) and my mileage to airport fee ($30).

I additionally offer the service of Air delivery.  I will fly the turnaround (you must be on time at the airport as I will not miss my returning flight).  You pay my round trip plane ticket, Vet travel certificate ($95), airline carry on fee (varies by airline - generally about $125), my mileage to airport ($30) and my delivery service fee ($200).  The puppy travels with me in the cabin where I can make sure that all is well. If the layover at the turnaround is more than 6 hours a hotel (including transportation - hotel shuttle is fine) will be required with next day return flight. 

The reason that I have taken this stand on airline shipping are three fold.  Over the past several years I have seen a escalating disregard by the airports in humane treatment of shipped animals.

  • I shipped a puppy to San Francisco (Alaska/Horizon).  The kennel for this puppy was badly broken, indicating that something heavy had fallen on it during the flight.  The puppy was fine.  The airlines had actually put a "sticker" over the break to hold the kennel together and the damage was never reported to myself or the purchaser. 
  • A puppy shipped to me by Continental arrived at PDX comatose and seizing.  Rather than getting the emergency medical care, as described in their policy, she was held at the cargo office for an additional hour (she was on an earlier plane than I was told).  I was able to get the emergency care in time and the puppy is now fine, but Continental has refused to cover any Veterinarian charges that were the result of their negligent delay in getting emergency care.  In fact, they have refused to address the issue at all claiming that hypoglycemia isn't their problem.  I have never argued that; I have only addressed the withholding of medical care in my claims  The Vet is two(2) miles from the airport.
  • The latest incident was with a puppy flying to Harrisburg PA on a Delta flight.  Delta is supposed to have a wonderful "pet safe" system.  You can't prove it by me... This puppy had a flight change in Atlanta GA and the arriving flight was delayed.  She was supposed to be on the next flight, and the flight manifest indicated that she was on it.  When the plane arrived she was not on the plane and they had no idea where she was, but "assumed" she was in their animal facility in GA.  No one could be reached at that facility to check on her.  She did arrive at her destination a full 12 hours late, and still not listed on any flight manifest, but completely fine.

So, three incidents, three airlines, this is why I have put this new policy into place.  I will no longer ship by any airline cargo.  

Payment Types


Due to multiple encounters with Fraud, we have been forced to no longer accept checks. 
We do accept cash, money order and cashiers checks.  Additionally, all major credit cards are accepted these have an additional 4% service charge to cover processing fees.
We also accept PayPal with the additional 4% service charge to cover processing fees.

Once you have read and agree to our Pricing Policy, Deposits and Terms of Purchase continue to our "Application for Adoption".  Completing this application is your agreement to these terms.  You will be contacted for more information, and with information on puppy availability, after the completion of the application.