f you are approved to be added to a litters waiting list, a $500 deposit will go towards the purchase price required in order to reserve a puppy. If the litter does not produce enough puppies of the right sex; a refund of the deposit will be honored; otherwise, deposits are non-refundable. However, you do have a one time option of using the deposit in the future or transferring it to another litter. We recommend reviewing the terms of our health guarantee and contract before placing your deposit so you fully understand the conditions of buying a puppy from CMP kennels.
Visiting Your Litter
You are encouraged to visit our home and our dogs, but timing to do so is limited. Because of our very busy schedule; puppy visits are scheduled by appointment only and I keep one day free a month for puppy visits. If you are interested in visiting the litter before take home day, I encourage you to ask early what the visit day is for that month. I can not accomodate individual visits. I allow you to visit the litter between 5-6 weeks old, this is when they are becoming more active and you can see their personalities starting to develop. For the sake of your puppy's health do not visit any animal shelter or a place where pets frequent. PARVO is deadly to unvaccinated puppies and it can be brought in to our home! Parvovirus is extremely contagious and can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog's feces.
Picking Your Puppy
Picks for our litters are honored in the order in which the deposits are received. It is important you "mark your calendar" and reserve this day for picking your puppy. I usually plan the pick up day as soon as the pups are born for the Saturday closest to seven to eight weeks so plan ahead to keep that day open. Those on the deposit list will be informed of the “puppy picking” day which is the same day as take home. Each family is given one hour to choose their puppy beginning with the first person on the reservation list and continuing through the day each hour on the hour. If for some reason, you are unavailable, I will choose your puppy based on your known preferences.
Paying for your Puppy
You will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of $500 to hold your puppy until pick up. When the puppies reach 6 weeks old; you may pay your remaining balance by check or credit card or you may pay cash at pick up. I do not take checks at pick up. If using a credit card- I charge 3.5% of the balance to cover the fees the credit card company charges to process the transaction.
Preparing for your Puppy
It can seem like an eternity as you wait for your puppy to get to eight weeks old so I encourage you to make your purchase to get ready for puppy like bedding, crate, kennel, set up your first vet visit and research vets as well as training classes in your area. Now is a good time to read up on puppy training or watch YouTube videos on potty training, leash training, so you will be better prepared when you bring your puppy home.