It is great to get an update on Murphy and Mishka, full siblings, and happy buddies. Thanks, Shannon for their great pictures.
Thanks Jon for this cute picture of Rosalinda.
Finley is getting comfortable on the deck!
We know that you are in the seemingly longest part of this process. The puppies are healthy and so much fun as they begin to play and explore. They are now eating moistened puppy food and Indi’s food when they can sneak a bite.
We have started scheduling dates for you to visit and select your puppy. We will contact you as soon as the prior pick is set so we can schedule your visit. We have many people traveling significant distances so it’s important that we schedule as quickly as possible so travel plans can be arranged. Scheduling timely, sequential visits is important and challenging so we appreciate your patience and flexibility.
With COVID concerns, here are some details of your visit that may alleviate some lingering questions. Your visit and selection will be conducted outdoors on fifteen rural acres. In the event of rain, we have a large outdoor covered area. I will not be providing masks nor do I require them. You will be greeted warmly…from a distance. If you don’t feel well or have a fever, contact me so we can develop an alternate plan.
The puppies are on Nature’s Domain Puppy Food that I get at Costco. I will send you home with a quart bag so that you can transition onto your preferred puppy food. By the time they go home, they are on dry puppy food.
I will have the puppy purchase agreements completed for you with all current and updated information including the health records.
The puppies will be on a gravity feeder before going home so they have access to as much food as they need. We recommended offering full bowls of food a few times a day and removing the bowl after your puppy eats and loses interest. The intent is to minimize the chance of a food-obsessed dog. If at some point the dog is unable to self manage a healthy weight, the quantity of food will have to be restricted.
The first of the vaccination series will have been given at six weeks and will need to continue at regular intervals until the age of sixteen weeks. The intervals will vary by the vaccine manufacturer, but generally are every two to four weeks.
For final payment we only accept cash or credit cards with the additional 3% processing fee. I can send a Paypal invoice prior your your visit or swipe a credit card during the visit. If paying with credit card, paying the invoice prior to your visit simplifies the pick up process and minimizes contact.
Depending on the county mosquito abatement spraying schedule, mosquitoes can be plentiful, we do have mosquito repellant available if needed.
I know how difficult it is to wait to meet/choose your long-awaited puppy and I appreciate your patience as we try to minimize excessive interactions. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Murphy was from Sammi x Rico litter born 1/31/19. Hes a good hiker, loved by all in Ketchum ID and gets along with his three kitty siblings!