Thank you for deciding to purchase one of our puppies. We want to make this a stress-free and enjoyable experience for you. We have a Puppy Policy and will not place a puppy without a signed contract. We believe it's the professional thing to do to memorialize our obligations to each other on paper so there are no questions later. We understand that taking home a puppy is a happy and joyful experience for you and your family and we are so happy to be apart of it! So of course, we must do our due diligence to ensure that every one of our sweet puppies gets the care and love they so truly deserve. Please review our Puppy Policy before placing your deposit on a puppy. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
OUR PUPPY POLICY
ALL OF OUR PUPPIES ARE COMPANION PUPPIES ONLY
This means that your puppy is bred to be a companion puppy and should not be used for breeding, or stud services. We do not relinquish the AKC registration paperwork until AFTER we have received proof of spay/neuter from the veterinarian.
RIGHT TO REFUSE TO SELL
As the breeder, we reserve the right to refuse to sell or re-home any puppies or dogs to anyone that we feel the home is unfit for our puppies, this includes anyone who has been previously approved and then found to have made false statements on our Puppy Application. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. WE SHALL NEVER KNOWINGLY SELL TO PET SHOPS, PUPPY FLIPPERS, SHELTERS, PUPPY MILLS, OR ANY SIMILAR ORGANIZATIONS.
BREEDER FIRST PICK
As the breeder, we reserve the right of the first pick of any puppy or puppies. This is to continue our breeding program and conserve bloodlines. Unless stated otherwise before the breeding. or unless a specific puppy has already been chosen by a family with a deposit and signed a contract after the puppy has been born.
DEPOSITS FOR PUPPIES
We will announce confirmed pregnancies on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/dreamheartdachshunds. We will then accept deposits for our waitlist and we will request at least a $300 non-refundable deposit. Deposits of any amount are non-refundable because these funds will go directly to the vet care and other care needs of your puppy and our dogs. We do this because we only accept serious inquirers, so please understand our terms before you submit a deposit of any amount. Deposits may be sent through PayPal using the Friend and Family option to avoid being charged the extra fee. We also accept cash, checks, and money orders.
Your puppy will be growing very rapidly throughout the weeks. We know that you and your family will be beyond excited to watch your puppy grow as the bonding experience is very important. Unfortunately, we do not allow or schedule puppy visits in the home prior to eight (8) weeks old. This is for the health and safety of the puppies. Puppies are very vulnerable to diseases and parasites. We appreciate your understanding and we will provide plenty of pictures and updates as your little one grows week by week. If you have FaceTime, Facebook Video on messenger, Skype, or any other forms of video we would be glad to video you and your family with your puppy.
When your puppy reaches eight (8) weeks old, we will evaluate your puppy to ensure that he/she is fully weaned, properly eating solid kibble and drinking water, has developed well according to age group, has received the proper vaccinations, deworming and vet care, and is entirely ready to join his/her new family. We prefer that each puppy in the litter has their transition to their new homes around the same time. We hope that each transition is successful with minimal stress on each puppy.
SHIPPING & TRANSPORTATION
We do not ship our puppies. If you would like to fly to us and pick up your puppy that would be wonderful.
We have a CONTRACT and will not place a puppy without a signed contract. We believe it's the professional thing to do to memorialize our obligations to each other on paper so there are no questions later. We understand that taking home a puppy is a happy and joyful experience for you and your family and we are so happy to be apart of it! So of course, we must do our due diligence to ensure that every one of our sweet puppies gets the care and love they so truly deserve. If you have questions about specific terms, you need to contact us prior to picking up your puppy
SPAY & NEUTER
We require spay/neuter at or before 18 months for the puppies that are pets only. Taking back an unaltered dog into our home poses a significant risk to our own dogs due to canine STDs and the possibility an unaltered dog could be pregnant. Sadly, many well-intentioned folks don't remember to spay before the first heat cycle, and suddenly their barely-adolescent dog is pregnant by multiple studs of unknown heritage. Spay surgery while pregnant is exceedingly risky, and several canine STDs such as brucellosis can be transferred to humans, which poses an unacceptable risk to our family.
ALWAYS WELCOME BACK
We take great pride in every puppy that we help bring into this world. Our puppies are our babies from the minute they are born. We want every puppy parent that adopts one of our puppies to know that your puppy or dog will always have a home here at Dreamheart Dachshunds. We understand that circumstances may occur that a family or puppy parent may not be able to keep caring for their puppy or dog. We understand that sometimes things happen unexpectedly. For these reasons, we hope you know that we will never judge you or your reasons why you cannot care for your puppy or dog anymore. We hope that you can contact us and feel confident that we will accept the puppy or dog back into our home with no judgment whatsoever. We do not want you to feel ashamed or embarrassed and one of our babies be turned over to a shelter, the streets, or worse. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need to return a puppy or dog.