How much is a deposit to hold a puppy and how does it work?
To hold a puppy, we require half of the puppy's price as a down
payment. Please see our Payment Options page for more info.
Deposits are non-refundable and we absolutely will not hold a puppy until
we have money in hand. If you are sending a money order or other
payment, please overnight it to ensure you get the puppy you want. If
you choose not to do this, we cannot guarantee you will get the puppy
you want. You must print, sign and return a deposit contract before I
will hold your puppy.
You will receive a receipt for your payment via email or regular mail. If
you are ready to place a deposit, please call 817-237-9932. If I don't
answer, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as
After placing a deposit on a puppy, if you are local, you are welcome to
make an appointment to visit your puppy once every two weeks. Please
see our Payment Options page for more info on placing a deposit.
When your puppy is ready to go home, you will be notified promptly and
asked to set up a time to pick up your new puppy within 5 days. If you
have extenuating circumstances and need more time before picking up
your new puppy, we will charge a boarding fee of $3 per day.
Holding Puppies for Special Occasions
We will hold puppies for birthdays, Christmas, etc. We hold puppies
free of charge (aside from the required deposit) for Special Occasions
until 9 weeks of age. After the puppy is 9 weeks old and weaned, we
charge a $3 per day boarding fee until they go home with you. We will
let you know ahead of time when we will start charging $3 per day.
Please see our Shipping and Delivery page for your different options
regarding getting your new baby home!
Why are Deposits Non-Refundable?
When you place a deposit on a puppy, I stop advertising that puppy.
While your deposit is holding the puppy, other people aren't given a
chance to buy that puppy because it is being held exclusively for you.
If you decide you no longer want the puppy, I have to spend lots of time
re-listing and advertising and trying to re-sell the puppy.
As puppies get older, it is harder to sell them. People who are in the
market for a new puppy are generally looking for a young puppy. If you
have been holding the puppy and it has gotten older, it will be harder
for me to sell the puppy quickly and at the original price.
Any way you look at it, I lose time and money when someone backs out
of a purchase, so that is why deposits are non-refundable.
If circumstances arrive and make it impossible for you to buy the puppy
- job loss, illness, family/marital problems, housing issues, etc., or you
decide you do not want the puppy for any reason, you can always use the
deposit for another puppy at a later date.
I try to be flexible, understanding and helpful in all situations!
If you are ready to make a deposit, please click here.
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