We get many request from families who want to come visit our puppies and that isn't surprising. But in the interest and safety for our puppies and adult canines, we don not allow visits without an appointment. Puppies must have had their first puppy vaccination. Coming to hold and play with our puppies after visiting other facilities and holding their puppies could possibly infect our puppies with Parvo. This we want to avoid to keep our puppies healthy.
Parvo virus is transferred through the contact of fecal matter from an infected dog. It can be carried in on your clothing, shoes, hands, and even vehicle tires. We do not want visitors coming to hold and play with our puppies after visiting other facilities and holding other puppies that could possibly be infected with Parvo. Parvo is extremely harmful and most often deadly to puppies under 1 year of age rather treated or untreated. Once a puppy/dog has contracted the virus it has a 50/50 chance of survival following treatment (this information was found at https://www.caninejournal.com/parvo-in-dogs/. Please follow the hyperlink to learn more about parvovirus and the symptoms and treatment methods.)
We know of many breeders who have lost entire litters due to this horrible disease and it’s a risk we are not willing to take. It would also be irresponsible of us as breeders to allow people to come to hold and play with our puppies and possibly infect puppies that have already been sold to the families on our waiting list.
Prior to picking up your puppy you should not play with or visit other canines/puppies that don’t already belong to you. These canines could be exposed or infected with Parvo and will increase your puppy’s chance of exposure. Please don't bring other pets with you on any scheduled visit.
Thank you for your consideration for the puppies and adult canines in our care. With these precautions in place, you can be better assured to receive a healthy happy puppy.