Many people ask if they can see or play with our puppies when they are tiny babies. Until the puppies have had at least two sets of puppy vaccinations, the answer is NO. There are several reasons why we do not let anyone around the puppies between birth and 6 - 8 weeks...and all those reasons are to protect the puppies.
Like a new baby, the opportunity for young pups to pick up infectious diseases is increased with all new contacts. Their immune systems are building, so at this time, the moms and pups live in whelping nests which are separate from all outside traffic. Most illnesses and diseases are innocently carried on people’s shoes and clothing. Entire litters of puppies can be wiped out within 48 hours by the puppy killer parvovirus. This disease could be picked up unknowingly by people in a school yard, a park, or on a sidewalk - and this is only one disease. We cannot risk exposing our dogs and your puppy to diseases that could destroy them.
It is extremely stressful for the mama dog to have strangers visit as she is caring for her litter. This in turn will put stress on the new born pups. Remember, you are only one of many people who want to adopt a puppy, not including everyone else who “just wants to peek at the new babies.” If we allow everyone to see, touch, or spend time with the new pups, the mom’s routine would be disrupted: her eating and caring for pups and even her ability to produce enough healthy milk for them could be at risk.
Your puppy is not the only puppy. By protecting all of our puppies from stress and disease that could be brought in by visitors, we are protecting your puppy. Just think about how you would feel if someone who just wanted to see his or her pup happened to bring in illness that would cause us to lose a puppy, or even the entire litter. We have heard from many people that pet stores and some breeders allow people to visit puppies early. If that is the case, the reality is most likely that their number one objective is selling a puppy and concern for the puppy’s well-being is secondary.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We take great care and much time caring for all of our dogs and puppies. It is time and energy consuming. We understand your excitement, and we are happy that you are enthusiastic about getting your pup. However, until you take your puppy home, we are responsible and the puppy’s health and safety is our number one priority. We guarantee, waiting a few weeks will be worth it.
When you notice we have available puppies, you need to apply to adopt and when you are approved to adopt, you will be required to put a deposit down. When the puppies are ready to be seen, you will be contacted.
Our Maltese Adoption Process
1: Pick your furry baby:
You can view all our puppies on our Maltese puppies available page or in the nursery..Once you fall in love with the puppy of your desire feel free to email me at [email protected] with any questions that you have. I check my email quite often throughout the day and respond as quickly as possible.
Choose your puppy from those available or choose to be on a
wait list for an unborn, upcoming litter. Place your $500 deposit. Please note:
We do not take deposits before fur babies are born. All deposits are non-refundable. Your pick of the litter is based on the order in which your wait list reservations are made.
3: Scheduled Visits:
At 4 weeks, puppies will receive their 1st booster and are then able to be visited if possible. Please contact us to schedule a visit with your pup. If you are unable to visit, rest assured, we will send you plenty of pictures and information about your new puppy so that you may get to know all about him or her.
4:Arrange Pet Flight and Pick Up:
Discuss & arrange pick up, personal delivery and/or flight dates. Pet safe flights are made through Delta or United Airlines pet programs and are an additional $375. This cost is approximate and is based on airline price fluctuations. Any tariffs, duties, import fees will be the responsibility of the buyer.
5 : Care for you new baby:
Please take your new pup to the vet and stay on schedule with vaccinations as pre our one year contract. Be a good puppy parent remember that your puppy thrives on family time. Be patient, nurture and love your baby. He or she is adjusting to a new home and new family and is totally dependent on you.
6: WHAT IF I CANNOT KEEP MY PUPPY?
If you cannot keep your puppy at any time thereafter, he or she is welcome back in our home. There is no reason, or excuse, for one of our precious pups to ever end up in a shelter! However, there is no refund for return after the first week. Contact us if you cannot keep your puppy. All puppy documentation and registration must accompany them and you are responsible for supplying them safe and reliable transportation.