Puppy Policies and Prices
Getting a puppy is a decision
that should not be taken lightly.
You can't put a price on the value of an excellent dog, but it does
come at price. You are committing yourself to be that dog's
protector for the rest of his/her life. Be prepared for
considerable financial and time expense. If you are looking for a
relationship that requires commitment, keep reading. If you are
looking for a casual pet that is kenneled or tied out all day, than
you're at the wrong place. There is considerable expense apart
the initial cost of the puppy. Healthy dogs go to a vet for
regular immunizations and parasite preventative. Healthy dogs
temperaments are solid because their owners spend time building a
relationship, socializing and training them. Take some time to think if
you can provide this kind of home before you decide to invest in a dog.
We are committed to you and
your new puppy. The best thing for you, the
best thing for us, and the best thing for your puppy is for you to be
extremely happy with your dog. We can do our part to make this
happen by doing our best to place the right puppy into the right
home. We want you to know up front what you are getting
into. Before you get too invested in the process, read the
following polices carefully. Think about
it. If getting a Shiloh from Fireside is something you are
interested in, let us know.
Our smooth puppies are $1700 and
plush puppies are $1800. -All
our puppies are
sold with spay and neuter contracts.
Process of Getting Your Puppy
Read our policies and expectations. Think it over. If this
is something you would like to move forward on, contact us.
Application: Copy and paste a completed Puppy
Application into a word document or email. This will help
us match the right puppy with
owner. If it looks like a Shiloh
from Fireside is right for you, we can move on to the next step.
When approved, a
remainder of the purchase price is due
when you pick
up your puppy at
eight weeks of age. Deposits are always transferable
to another litter, but only refundable if we cannot provide you a puppy
within 6 months of when the litter was due.
The best way
to prepare for a new puppy in your home is to remember or imagine what
it is like to have a toddler running around. Baby proof your
house. Plan where your puppy will spend his/her time when you are
not there. Plan when and how your puppy will get regular
exercise. Get an XL crate that you can section off when they are
small. Get an undercoat rake, nail clippers, leashes and a good
book on dog training. Decide on which veterinarian and what
obedience classes you plan on taking your new puppy to.
Page: Feel free to ask questions. We
look forward to this time of getting to know you and what you are
looking for in a puppy. We will post pictures of the
on our site. Watch them as they grow.
Don't forget that pictures are not as informative as the litter
evaluation in determining which puppy is right for you.
Visit: Your puppy will visit our veterinarian and receive
examination. He will also receive routine deworming, and his
first round of
vaccinations. We will give
you these health records when you come to
Litter Evaluation Report (LER) will be conducted when the puppy is
seven weeks old. During the LER the puppy is evaluated for
temperament, drive, and general conformation.
Puppy: After the studying each puppy carefully
during the LER and our observations to that point, we pick your puppy
for you. Our
decision is based on which puppy we think would be the best fit for
your home, your preferences, and
(to be fair) the order deposits were received. I will
contact you soon after the LER to let you know which puppy will be the
new addition to your family. We do reserve the
right to return a buyer's deposit and cancel the sale of a puppy in the
rare occasion we feel that a particular puppy would not be a good fit
for a home or if we decide to keep the puppy.
Puppy: At eight weeks your puppy will be ready for
his/her to join his/her new family. You will receive with your
puppy: a temperament test,
health records from his/her first set of shots, registration papers,
and a lifetime of
support. We would prefer for you to pick up your
puppy in person in (Altavista, VA) , but we
understand distance can be a major issue. Shipping is an
additional $500: (for airline certificate, crate, and flight) and is
due at least 3 days before your puppy flies out.
Socialization: Obedience and socialization are a must with
but especially with a Shiloh Shepherd who in many cases will grow to be
over 100 pounds. They also have a natural (well-balanced)
instinct that can be lost without social interaction. As soon as
it is healthy for them, expose them to as many positive experiences
with people, other dogs and small animals as possible. Enroll in
an obedience or puppy class. Be prepared for your investment in
your relationship with your dog to pay you back exponentially.
It is crucial for the development of this rare breed that I know what
kind of Shilohs I as a breeder am producing. Therefore we ask
everyone who gets a puppy from us to have their Shiloh's hips evaluated
by Penn Hip or OFA by 30 months of age
would like to hear from you about your puppy, and have continuous
updates into adulthood.
We guarantee our puppies
against life threatening congenital
(apparent by 30 months).
We also guarantee our puppies against hip displasia (rated OFA:
moderate or severe, apparent by the age of 30 months).
If your puppy is found to have any of these problems, we will replace
puppy when you are ready. In any case, when a
puppy does not meet the expectations of the health
guarantee, we retain the right to have a second veterinarian's
opinion. We do not expect you to return the puppy.
You will be asked to sign the purchase agreement
before you purchase a puppy from Fireside Shiloh Shepherds.
Spay and Neuter Agreement
All puppies sold as pets. As
part of the purchase agreement we ask that have your puppy spayed or
neutered by 24 months of age.
We are thrilled at the
idea of helping to bless others, the way we
been blessed, with amazing Shilohs. We know that if you work at
it and take time to get to know your dog and earn his/her respect, you
have a devoted gift for a lifetime. We are devoted to helping you
have the best dog ownership experience of you life. If you decide
to get a Shiloh from us, we look forward to working with you.
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