If you are ready to reserve a puppy, please follow these steps to make sure
you have made the right decision and to help prepare for your new pet.
that you are ready for a new member of your family. :-)
Puppies require more attention in the first 4 to 6 months than adult dogs.
Beagles are very people-oriented, and love attention and also exercise. If
you plan to keep your puppy outside, inspect your kennel or run or backyard
fence to make sure it is puppy safe, and has shelter from sun and for cold
weather. If your puppy will be inside, this is a good excuse to buy those
new tennis shoes you've been wanting...so you can exercise along with your
puppy on walks. Puppy-proof your home for safety. Read up about potty
And, did you look into adopting a mature beagle? We sometimes have grown-up
beagles available, but occasionally, shelters have one. If you are near
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, please check with
Forever Home Beagle Rescue.
about our normal sales procedures and guarantees,
as well as our health schedule for the puppies.
If you live a long distance from us, check out our
the puppy you want from those in our litter(s) that are
Most people choose their puppy early, based upon gender and markings. We do
welcome visitors, but if you wait until the puppies are of age to play
before choosing, you might be too late as they might all be sold. Beagles
are well-known for their uniformly people-loving dispositions. Click
here to learn about how to reserve a
puppy before it's born, or getting the "pick
of the litter."
If the puppy you like is available, send us the information requested on the
Puppy Information page
so we can learn a little about you and have all the info on hand that we
Indicate which puppy/puppies you are most interested in so we can inform you
whether he/she is still available. We update our web site
daily, so chances are that if it is not marked as sold, it is still
a deposit ($100) on a puppy as soon as possible.
~Visit our Paying For Your Puppy
page for more information about placing a deposit.
~If you PayPal
a deposit via credit card or PayPal savings, we will immediately mark your
puppy with a "sale pending" notation on the Internet, and will hold him/her
~If you mail a deposit (check/money order), it should be
mailed immediately because we can't hold a puppy for very long without a deposit,
turning other buyers away.
~If you pay more than the $100 deposit down, only
the first $100 will be considered a deposit (and it is applied toward the
puppy's price). The rest will be considered
payment toward the puppy. Please keep in mind that the $100 deposit is
generally nonrefundable if you change your mind about buying.
reserve a puppy unless you are sure you are ready for a puppy.
~Puppies will be considered sold upon receipt of a wire transfer or PayPal
deposit, or upon verbal announcement that a check is being mailed to us
(we'll hold a puppy for several days awaiting the check in the mail).
Please don't ask us to hold a puppy for you to think about, as we can't turn
other good homes down when a puppy is not firmly sold.
a veterinarian in your area if you don't have one already.
puppy will need to finish its vaccination schedule after leaving our home,
and you will want to have a veterinarian to perform this and to advise you
as your puppy grows. We recommend a simple puppy checkup within 3 business
percentage of puppies will develop diarrhea due to the change of environment
and associated stress of leaving littermates. Some vets recommend giving the
puppy medicine to prevent this for the first week a puppy is in a new home.
I don't know about other parts of the country, but for us, it is about $1
per day. Click here to learn more.
This inexpensive prevention could save you quite a bit of money,
depending upon how fair your vet's charges are. If your veterinarian
asks, let him/her know that we give our puppies either metronidazole with
fenbendazole for about a week after weaning, and ponazuril (every
2 weeks) to help prevent this as well. Almost all of our puppies receive
these before leaving us. Because of this, many veterinarians do not feel
further medication is necessary.
your puppy grow! Until your puppy is ready for weaning and pick up, we
will try to post new pictures of the litter or individuals every couple weeks. Be
sure to check back periodically, though most of the time I e-mail to inform
new families that updated photos are on the web site. Sometimes, we even put short
video clips up so you can watch the litter play.
Learn what to
expect from your puppy by reading about the development of puppies. When can
they be housetrained? When can they learn obedience? Click
here for more information. Also,
check out our Site Map for many articles about
beagles, health, and training.
couple weeks before picking up your puppy, make your plans for both the
final payment and the items you need when you meet the little tyke.
small collar and light leash for potty stops on the way home and leash
training, two short and heavy (flat-bottomed) tip-resistant bowls for food
and water, and some toys are good to have. More about supplies we've heard
people like to purchase here.
you have far to travel, a pet carrier is an excellent idea (and also helps
for vet visits down the road). We might be able to get one for you if you
give us advance warning. We can get them for $25-$35, depending upon the
size you choose. A full-sized carrier/crate for adult beagles is higher than
More about supplies we've
heard people like to purchase here.
high-quality puppy food is essential for the first few months. We
recommend several, including Diamond Lamb and Rice Puppy Food. However, Puppy Chow, Science Diet and Eukanuba may also
be good, and your
veterinarian might have a different suggestion that he/she prefers. Millions
of puppies have been raised on store-bought food, and you sure can choose
that route. Watch for corn-based ingredients...corn is not very
digestible and is considered a cheap filler. It should not be the first or
second ingredient in dog food.
Visit our Recommended Food for Puppies page to
read more about our puppy food choices and philosophies.
payment can be made via credit card, check or money
order, or cash. For all but cash, please send it 2 weeks prior to picking up your puppy to allow for
clearance time. Most people bring the final payment in cash at the time of
pick up, which is probably the best method.
BIG DAY For specific instructions to reach our home,
e-mail or call us several days in advance. Gather your
puppy items (collar, leash, travel carrier if needed) and come meet your new
you are having your puppy shipped to you, there are several things that
you should take to the airport with you when you meet your puppy, and your
photo ID is absolutely necessary.
More about shipping here...