~Toy & Miniature American Shepherd~
~Mini Australian Shepherds
All Deposits are half puppy fee (non refundable). Payment Options are:
* Cashier's Bank Check sent through Overnight Mail
* Payment Request we send to you powered by wave financial acquired by h&r block (adds 4%). You do not need an account to use this form of payment and allows you to use your bank account or card to pay.
* Zelle (no fees) You do not need an account to use this form of payment and allows you to use your bank account to pay.
*Remainder of adoption fee is Due in CASH ONLY at pickup (please have exact amount as we do not have change). Unfortunately we can not accept money orders as we can not deposit them.
We do not allow visitors for safety reasons. We prefer to meet in near by towns for pickups which also helps reduce a portion of your travel time. We do not allow "visitors" to our home for protection of us, our newborn puppies, and adult dogs. Let us explain why:
Safety of Puppies:
New moms can panic and move quickly leading to accidentally hurting puppies as they jump away from the litter and trample them in an effort to protect them from a well meaning stranger to access the possible threat. If mom is stressed out then her puppies will be too. It also comes back to disease as well as she can track it back into the home to other young puppies or future puppies as many moms co parent other litters. Parents pictures can be seen on our website if they have puppies available.
Visitors unknowingly can bring disease to the property like parvo, distemper, ect... with them when visiting the puppies and breeders have lost entire litters this way and future litters as it is hard to get rid of once it happens. Puppies have immature immune systems making them vulnerable to catching things until they receive their full vaccines series. Living in the south this has become a huge concern as many people do not vaccinate or keep their pets contained to their property helping diseases run rampant. TN is one of the top 3 states where viruses are at their highest risk of being contracted. People who allow visitors have not seen the devastation of viruses we have seen during our rescue years. They take health for granted and have likely been lucky to not have a problem yet.
The puppies are only in our care for a short time and are often on deposit for different people. Those people expect us to protect their puppy as well as yours from everything we can possibly control and reduce risks to them. We feel the safety of the puppy is more important then a potential sale lost and the puppy's owners appreciate the way we guardian over their puppy.
Security is a big concern as this is our home and not a pet store. We live here with our family and want to make sure our family is kept safe. Unfortunately people are targeting breeders to learn the layout of their homes to break into later to steal objects and/or entire litters to resell or worse murder them! Not sure what the world has come to but people are now targeting breeders to murder and there are stories popping up more and more of this. We have decided to only meet people in public for not only our safety but so you can feel more comfortable as well with other people around. This also helps us to limit potential to diseases tracking onto property unknowingly..
*NOTE: a puppy must receive a series of at least 3-4 sets of vaccines to fully benefit from the inoculations ranging up through 18 weeks old pending on your vets recommendations.
Our toy and mini puppies usually receive a single parvo shot at 5 weeks old and then a distemper combo vaccine at 7 to 8 weeks old, this gives them a foundation to build up some immunity from the vaccines but they are still not fully protected until all vaccines are finished.
You are welcome to call our vet to check on us or contact past customers via FB messaging them before deciding to adopt from us.
We can upon request take a quick picture of your puppy of interest against a paper that says date and your name on it for you to prove your puppy is indeed here. We do understand that getting a puppy without seeing it can be uneasy for some people and would like to assure you that the puppy and us are very much real!
When Do Puppies Go Home:
Toy/Mini breeds can be hard to wean at times. Most progress very fast week 7 through 8 and some may regress a little and decide nursing is better, because of this although rare you need to be open for pickup between 8 and 10 weeks old. Everyone will be assumed to be ready at 8 weeks and scheduled as such. However, we may have to reschedule last minute for a week or two later should the puppy need more time. You must be available for pickup on weekends during this time frame should we need to reschedule. Those flying in or driving a long distance here please make sure your fights, hotels, and/or rentals can be rescheduled if needed.
You must be available to pickup your puppy in person! No transporters allowed it must be you meeting us to pickup your new baby. If you can not drive we suggest the following two options:
Options for you to fly in:
#1. We can meet you at Chattanooga Airport if you would like to fly in to pick up your puppy. Their is a $55 charge to meet at the airport to cover our travel. With this option the travel fee is due at pickup.
#2 some people will fly into Nashville or Atlanta then rent a car to come pickup from us.
ALL Puppies are from AKC Parents and will be registered as Miniature American Shepherds
In Most Cases Puppy Prices are:
Mini Australian Shepherds $1000-1500
This is Introductory Pricing for our first couple of litters!
Each puppy's price is based on varying factors like size and colors.
Once Full Deposit is down (half the puppy) on a specific puppy price will not change unlike some other aussie places. We can not guarantee eye color but will make educated guess on them.