must be about ready to have a new puppy join your family, and BOY, how EXCITING that is! We are glad
to see our little waggy-tailed tykes go to homes like yours that are ready
to have a ball with them.
First, have you read through our
page about "what to do when you think you're ready to buy a puppy?" If not, it's
right here. This page is sort
of a list of things to do from now until you pick up your puppy. It includes a
link to our
sales procedures and guarantees, information about
deposits, what you need to have before your puppy comes home, etc. One of the
steps involves paying a partial payment/deposit (or the whole cost, if you
prefer) to reserve your puppy.
Payment Methods (you must be 18 years old or older to
buy a puppy from us):
We accept personal checks and money orders for deposits (requiring 2 weeks
to clear before a puppy can leave us...therefore, these are not acceptable for a
final payment at the time a puppy is picked up)
MoneyGram from Wal-Mart:
http://www.walmart.com/cp/Money-Transfer/632044 to the Wal-Mart store
in Maryville, Missouri. I believe you
can go to any Wal-Mart's customer service counter and send this. Please give us
2 days or more, as we have to drive 30 miles each way to the nearest Wal-Mart.
Credit card payments via PayPal. You do
not have to have a PayPal account to use your credit card
via PayPal. However, keep in mind that if you use the
e-check option in PayPal, the payment takes 4 to 7 days to process. Please don't
use PayPal "at the last minute" unless your have a normal credit or debit card,
because it will not be processed for several days. We can't let a puppy leave us
until confirmed funds are here. The credit card or PayPal account (whichever
applies) must be in the name of the purchaser.
Depositing to Reserve Your Puppy:
A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold a puppy
until it is old enough to go to your home, though some people pay fully at the time of deposit.
If more than $100 is paid initially, $100 of that payment will be considered the
deposit. This deposit is applied toward the puppy's cost.
Will I Get a Refund if I
The first $100 you pay toward
your puppy is considered a non-refundable deposit that applies toward your
puppy's total price. "But," we do try to refund deposits in cases where the
puppy is reserved by another family for the same price. Much depends upon the
timing of everything. More 2 paragraphs below...
some reason, you are unable to finish paying for the puppy, and you tell us before he/she
is 5 weeks old, we will refund all that you have paid except the
$100 deposit. If the puppy is older than 5 weeks, we will work
together. The problem is that once puppies are close to being able to leave us, it becomes
harder to find a home for them for the full price, as people are less likely to
adopt older puppies.
If we sell that puppy for the full amount, we
may go ahead and refund your deposit MINUS extra advertising expenses/fees/vet
bills, etc. that we incur.
See our Guarantees page for
more information about our standard practices and health guarantees.
The Final Payment:
The most-often used final payment
Cash at the time of pick up
Payment with a credit card at least 5 days before pick up
Payment via a PayPal account that doesn't require time
for bank clearance
Sorry...Checks are not accepted at the time of pick up.
Please don't wait until the last minute to send the final
payment! We have run into all kinds of glitches with all
payment methods other than cash at the time of pick up.
Most people pay the rest of the cost in cash at the time of
pickup, but if you wish to pay via check or money order,
that is fine as long as it is at least 2 weeks prior to
picking up your puppy, to allow the check to clear.
Wire transfers must have enough time to show up at our bank
before we can let a puppy go. We are flexible and try to
work according to your needs.
Wal-Mart MoneyGram Transfers are an easy alternative, too.
We have a Wal-Mart about 30 minutes from us (Maryville,
Missouri), so can drive
there to receive the money if given some notice.
When is Full/Final Payment Due?
Full payment is due before the puppy leaves us, or by 8
weeks of age or within a week after if you are picking the
puppy up rather than flying the puppy via commercial
airlines. Payment must be confirmable by that time, so if a
check or money order is to be used, it should be sent 2
If we hold a puppy past the 8 week age for you at your
request, full payment is required at 8 weeks.
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Credit Card Payments:
Below is an odd assortment of PayPal buttons that, pieced together, should cover your puppy cost and
shipping charges if you fly your puppy home. You can use more than one
button if needed to gain the full amount of the costs.
If you need a
different value button or would like me to e-mail you a clickable link for
your specific amount,
e-mail or call me.
If you don't have a PayPal account, choose a button below.
When you are asked to sign up, just click "continue" and ignore the request
for you to create an account. By doing this, you can use your credit card
without having an account with PayPal.
Click this thumbnail to see the location of the
"continue" link if you don't have a PayPal account.
Please make sure you have filled out the
Exchange Form so we have all the information needed for our
records. If your puppy will be flying, we will also need to know your
favorite and second favorite airport to fly the puppy to, and the name of
the person that will be approved to accept the puppy at the airport.
By using your credit card to pay
for or toward a puppy purchase,
you are assumed to be the owner of the credit card.
Do not attempt to make payment to us if you are not listed
as the account holder on the credit card, but contact us instead
for payment options.
The items in
blue are the most commonly-used buttons at this time. The
others are miscellaneous amounts sometimes needed in the past.
Reminder: The first $100 of your payments is
considered the deposit, and applies toward the total cost of your puppy.
for standard transportation
If you would like a travel crate,
and are unsure which one to buy, maybe these tips will help. We like the style
that Wal-Mart sells (slightly different than the one above). The problem is
knowing what size to purchase.
The 12" tall carrier would work for an average-sized 8-week old puppy,
but really will be pretty cramped within a couple weeks.
If you only plan to use one while transporting a puppy up to 6 months old,
the 14" tall one is probably the best value for that size of dog on short
car trips such as to the veterinarian.
If you plan to use it to transport a full-grown, average-sized beagle, I
would go with the 16" tall size. It isn't going to be super roomy, but it
will work for car transport and won't be so huge that it is difficult to handle.