Puppy pick up time is such an exciting time for families and their puppies. This page discusses the time frame for puppy pick up.
Our puppies stay with us until they are 10 to 11 weeks of age where they are in a very rigorous training program. See our Trained Puppies Page for more information.
See our puppy questionnaire for details on pricing.
Option to Pick Up Day After Visit
For those traveling long distances, we offer the option of visiting with us one day and doing a “quick pick up and go” on the following day. Puppies left for a pick-up-and-go receive our evening training protocol. However, they do not have further individual training exercises. Nor do they receive additional field trips for that day. Therefore, the charge for the additional evening at our home will be $40.
Two Hour Individual Pick Up Appointments
We schedule 2 hour appointments with 30 minutes in between appointments (necessary to bathe and get the next puppy ready). Appointment times are at 8:30, 11:00, 1:30, and 4:00. Because of duties with our dogs and puppies, we cannot meet before or after these hours. One exception is our quick pick up and go” which can be as early as 7:00 a.m.
Please be on time for your appointment. If we have an appointment with another family after your appointment, your appointment cannot go over for any reason. We have to have at least 30 minutes to get the next puppy ready for his or her family and it is not fair to make subsequent families wait because of late families. If you are late, you will either miss out on meeting the parents of your puppy or the going over of training will be cut short. Please plan on being early to account for possible travel issues. There are several restaurants close by where you can relax until your appointment time. If you are flying in and out on the same day, make sure you schedule enough time between incoming and outgoing flights.
Early or Late Puppy Pick Up
We will occasionally let a puppy go up to three days early. The price for a puppy leaving at 9 weeks 4 days is the same as at 10 weeks.
We do not keep puppies for any reason past the stated pick up day for trained puppies. For most of our litters, that day is when puppies are 11 weeks of age. However, for some litters, we give the option of leaving your puppy up to 12 weeks 6 days. Check with us about your particular litter.