How do I get on the list for a puppy?
First complete our adoption application, and we'll follow up with an interview. Let's get to know each other! The more we know about your lifestyle and desires, the better we can fit you with the puppy of your dreams.
Is my deposit refundable?
Deposits are not refundable, however we are happy to let you move your deposit to another litter if you like.
What are your prices?
2400 across the board, regardless of gender or color.
When can my puppy come home?
Puppies are released at 7-7.5 weeks old. We like to see them settled with their new families before they enter what's called the Fear Imprint Period.
What size will they grow to?
Depends on who momma and daddy are! We can project and we're usually pretty close, but Mother Nature can throw surprises here and there. Genetics are tricky! For example, a past litter of Gypsy's was projected to be 55-60 lbs full grown. They were, except one, who weighs in at a whopping 80lbs. No secret why he was nicknamed The Lunchbox in the puppy nursery!
Housebreaking - YIKES! How hard is it?
Depends on what YOU put in it. It's an investment, no doubt, but do it on the front end and then you're on Easy Street. Our babes are easier to housebreak than the average bear ... they've been at it (well, their "foundation" for housetraining anyway), since they were 3-3.5 weeks old. We use the Misty Method here which is a litter training method to teach the pups to eliminate somewhere other than where they sleep. It gives them a fantastic start.
What is your health guarantee?
2 years against genetic defects. Your puppy will be certified healthy by our vet at 7 weeks old. You'll need to have a visit scheduled with your vet for a New Puppy Wellness Exam within 3 days of delivery. It's all in writing for your records. If you'd like to review our Adoption Agreement and Health Guarantee, just shoot us an email and we'll send it right over.
Do you require the dog to be spayed/neutered?
Yep. By 7 months of age. This is also included in the Adoption Agreement and Health Guarantee.
Do you ship puppies, and if so how far?
Not cargo, no. We feel it's too much stress on a young pup. We do fly our puppies to clients "Pet Nanny" style though .... in a sherpa carrier in the aircraft cabin, where puppy never leaves our care. The cost varies depending on final destination: base airfare + $125 in-cabin pet fee to the airline + $200 pet nanny fee. We are always happy to drive door to door, or meet somewhere in the middle.
I'm a puppy first timer! Will you help me?
Yes, yes, yes! GVD offers a lifetime of support. We can help with training issues, product suggestions, and just advice in general. We love to watch our pups grow and learn. Keeping in touch with us after adoption isn't just desired - it's a requirement!