First and foremost like me say, that the best possible choice is for your puppy to be with you, its new family and settling into your routine and lifestyle. The first twelve weeks of a puppy’s life are the prime socialization period for a puppy. And since we are so far from “civilization” we will not be able to get out and about to socialize your puppy as much as you can.
But for those who need it, we offer the Progressive Puppy Program.
(*Progressive Pups are only entered into our program as our schedule and time allow. Please check with us first before assuming we can enroll your puppy in our program.)
What is a “Progressive Pup” you ask?
A Progressive Pup is a puppy that stays on after its “delivery day” (when it would normally go home)and continues its puppy training with us (whether by request from a puppy adopter or of our own choosing).
Progressive Pups (depending on how long they stay/age); may be further in advanced in vaccinations, crate training, leash training, etc.
If your pup is still here after its scheduled Puppy Delivery day it is automatically entered into our Progressive Pup program as stated on our Getting A Puppy page.
In our program, each Progressive Pup will continue to be loved and socialized. Since each puppy is different, we will introduce it to age-appropriate activities (car rides, leash training, crate training, housebreaking or continued litter box use, etc.) as we deem necessary for the individual puppy and as discussed with the new owner.
Progressive Pup pricing: *
*Your puppy’s purchase price+
Our puppies usually go home around 9 weeks of age. As an example let’s say your puppy’s Delivery Date was February 17th but you can’t pick it up until March 3rd.
So your puppy would be entered into the Progressive Puppy Program for two weeks. *Each extra week is $200.
*Please note that a health certificate, shipping/delivery fee, micro-chipping, or any extra veterinary expenses are not included as each pup/situation is different. You may also choose to have us start your pup on NuVet supplements while he/she is here (at owner’s expense). For instance, each puppy that crosses state lines (whether driving or flying) is required to have a health certificate. A health certificate is only “good” for 10 days after the issue date. If the litter has already gone in for their check-ups and your puppy stays a couple extra weeks, I will have to make a special trip back to the vet for a current health certificate. So there would be an extra charge for fuel (my vet is over 100 miles round trip).
Please be aware that Progressive Puppies will need to be picked up at our home unless we are already scheduled to be in Spokane on the day you are picking your puppy up or have the time to make a trip to Spokane and meet you. In that case, there would be a delivery fee. We do not offer any puppy pick-ups or deliveries on Friday night or Saturdays.
Deposits for Progressive Pups may run higher depending on how long your puppy is staying. The balance remaining can be paid when you pick up your puppy.
Progressive Pups might be a good option for those:
- not able to pick up their pups at the regular adoption age; ie; vacation plans, moving to a new location, etc.
- working full-time and not having anyone home to start potty training. (We do have helpful hints for this situation on our Training page.)
- just wanting an older established pup/dog that has gotten through some of the puppy stages already.