This is a long page - but read all of it anyways!
If you have recently [or even not so recently] had a new puppy from a different breeder or shelter that died due to parvo, distemper or other unexplained or undiagnosed illness - YOU MUST TELL ME IN ADVANCE!!!
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO MY HOUSE and expose our puppies and unvaccinated babies to something that has the potential to kill them all!!!
I'm not trying to be inhospitable, but parvo, distemper, etc [and that includes anything else that your other puppy may have died from that was not diagnosed by a vet or had an autopsy, biopsy or lab testing done] - puts all of my puppies at risk and will cause me enormous financial and emotional hardship.
YOU SHOULD NOT VISIT A BREEDER, PET STORE OR SHELTER/RESCUE IN PERSON IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY [within the last 1-12 months] LOST A PUPPY DUE TO CONTAGIOUS PUPPY DISEASE!!!
I'm going to put this very bluntly as there is no nice way of saying this - by doing this you will expose and infect other puppies and more likely than not - kill them as well.
If it has been several months since the death of your previous pup, and you properly discarded, disinfected and/or cleaned the puppy supplies and items you had in use, I will discuss placing a pup that has at least had 2 or preferably 3 sets of shots with you. You do not want to bring home another 8 or 9 week old baby and expose it to any lasting viruses and go through all the heartache all over again, trust me on that!
And we will need to meet away from my home where I have young and un-inoculated babies that are still on mom!
IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO VISIT OTHER PET PLACES - SUCH AS PET STORES, SHELTERS AND RESCUES OR OTHER BREEDERS - DO NOT MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE ME AT THE SAME DAY OR TWO!
I will rather miss out on a potential sale, than have you accidentally introducing parvo or distemper or even something as simple as kennel cough to my furkids - so sorry! NOT!!! Puppy diseases are highly virulent and contagious - though symptoms do not show for 5-8 days in most communicable puppy diseases. You may have handled, played with and touched sick puppies that looked fine today, but may already be exposed to god only knows what and can spread this to other puppies at your next stop, that will come down with the same sickness and may die two weeks later and leave everybody wondering how they contracted whatever you passed on to them!
Don't be selfish - keep it safe for everybody involved, including any potential puppies you look at! A parvo outbreak can be the financial ruin for a breeder and the loss of reputation is hard to recover and overcome! Plus once it is in the house or kennel system, it is near impossible to get rid off again.
Rescues and shelters are well known for their frequent exposure and outbreaks of parvo etc, as they have incoming new puppies and dogs all the time, without any background info on them. I have a closed group here at my place and I am very picky and protective on who is coming to visit for that reason alone. Even something as simple as a bad cold or flu virus that you introduce to my home, can cause me hundreds of dollars in vet bills and delayed sales. And don't believe the hype about people colds not being transferable to dogs - ask me how I know!
Visiting Times & Days
Friday afternoons: 1-5 pm
Saturday mornings: 10 am - 3 pm [if I don't have to leave to meet someone].
Sundays: Closed!!! Please don't ask! I work 7 days/week, 365/year - after 17+ years of that, I need to have one day in the week where I am not on call or stand by, and that I can spend on family and me time...
On some Saturdays I may drive to meet with a puppy buyer that is from out of state or across the state - so be sure to ask if I am available that day when you contact me to make an appointment. If you happen to live in the same direction, I will gladly bring your preferred puppy along for you to meet up. On the Saturdays I am meeting with puppy buyers, I usually need to get ready to leave here around 12 pm, so be sure to visit early enough to allow for playtime and questions, if you want to come to the house.
Use the Puppy Inquiry Form to introduce yourself and request an appointment to visit, or if you know which puppy you want, and need for me to drive to meet.
Personal Pick Up
are located in the lower middle of south east Georgia, just outside of
Vidalia [Lyons, 30436] - about 20-30 minutes from I 16 and 1.5-2 hours from various I
95 access - from as far as the GA/SC border to south to the Brunswick area in GA.
Currently we are be about 3 hrs from the GA/FL border, 2 hrs from the
GA/SC border, 2 hrs south of Macon and 2 hrs west of Augusta, 3 hrs
south of Atlanta and 1.5 hours from Savannah.
I am not a pet store, we don't have set "open hours" and I am generally not
available to show puppies at all times or on the spur of the moment or
If I set time aside from my busy schedule to be here to meet with you, please be on time, and if something comes up and you are running late or need to reschedule, pls give me the courtesy of a call, text or email to let me know as soon as possible so I can go on with todays' work or the rest of my scheduled day.