Puppy Application instructions
Golden-B-Bear promotes the Holistic rearing of all our dogs. We require our future puppy owners to follow our minimal low vaccination schedule and Nosode protocol. We require you to follow holistic alternatives to pesticides for flea and tick prevention. All future puppy buyers are to work with a Holistic vet who is a member of the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association). The link to the Holistic Veterinarians' Association members in the United States is www.AHVMA.org. To find a veterinarian in your area, go to their web site and click on "Find a Vet".
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We require that all females be allowed to go through one to two heat cycles, then be fixed 3 1/2 to 4 months later after age 18 months; and our males are to be neutered between after 18 months of age to closer to 24 months of age, and no earlier. WE DO NOT SELL BREEDING STOCK.
Provide 24-hour supervision. For example, my puppies are not to be left alone all day while both adults are at work. If this is the case, arrangements for day care by older children, grandparents, pet sitters, etc. are satisfactory.
Treat their puppy as part of the family unit. My puppies are not to be tethered to a tree or doghouse, on outside runs or to be left out overnight.
In accordance with the Play Yard Policy of Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, potential homes must have a physical (not electronic) fenced-in area large enough to safely exercise the dog--not as a place for the dog to live. To satisfy the fencing requirement, the physical fence must be a minimum of 4' high, have a lockable gate, and ideally be directly accessible from the home. We recognize that there may be exceptional applicants without physical fencing, so an experienced dog owner may request a fencing exemption with a detailed summary of how they have kept past dogs and how they will exercise a new dog, as well as a reference letter from their veterinarian. First-time dog owners are not eligible for this exemption.
We do require that you sign up your puppy for puppy kindergarden classes with a certified dog trainer in your area. Yankee Golden Retriever Club offers classes in Boxboro, MA. You will need to have confirmation of a paid puppy class prior to you picking up your puppy. It is very important for your puppy to experience puppy socialization and to continue training. Puppies that attend puppy classes are much better trained and socialized then non participants.
If you feel that these requirements are unreasonable, or that you are unwilling to meet them, please do not call us.
In order to stay on the list of a pending litter, prospective purchasers must complete and submit the puppy questionnaire. Once we receive this and you are approved, we will let you know to send in a deposit, which will put you on a waiting list for a puppy and an interview will be scheduled here at our home. Once interview is complete and we both feel a puppy from us is a good fit for you and your family the deposit will then be applied to reserve said litter. We will notify you once the breeding has taken place and again when the puppies are born. Once the litter is born and you agree to take a puppy, your deposit is non-refundable should you change your mind and no longer want the puppy. Our time is valuable and we spend many hours checking your references and working with you. Also, if we reserve a dog for you, we have turned down other potential good homes for that puppy.
A $500.00 deposit is required to hold a puppy and of course we encourage your calls to check the progress of the litter. When the puppies reach 2 weeks old another deposit of $1.000 is due and then at 6 weeks of age the balance of $1,500 is due for final payment of your puppy. We normally have an open house so that families can come and meet the litter at 6 weeks of age.
We selectively breed our puppies and are always interested in show prospects. Normally 1 to 3 puppies are held aside as show prospects and the rest are sold as pets to people wanting to make them part of their family. We do not evaluate the litter until 8 weeks of age, which is when we as breeders can tell the most about a puppy's structure.
If you would like to be placed on our prospective purchasers list, please complete the following questionnaire.
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