Explaining our visiting policy
How we raise our pups
Something about us
Picking the right pup for your family
Worries most buyers have
Welcome! Visitors are welcome to come visit us. You will be able to meet some of the adult dogs we have on the premises. You can also meet Ashlee and Shari and ask any questions you may have.
ASHLEE is EXTREMELY ALLERGIC to anything with fragrance, including lotions, body spray, perfumes/colognes/after shave EXPOSURE always results in breathing difficulties.
Visits are by appointment ONLY, Mon-Sat, 11 AM -2 PM.
ASHLEE: 951-544-2419 located in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
I am often asked how I operate our breeding program, where our parents live and where the puppies grow up. These are all fair questions for any breeder. Certainly in this time of puppy mill breeding new buyers want to know something about the background of their new puppy.
Nevertheless, for the protection of our stock, we do not allow buyers to just “wander around” our property.
Buyers need to understand that they arrive on our property carrying germs. Buyers have been walking in public areas, have been around other dogs, etc. Our dogs, and particularly pregnant mothers and puppies, are very susceptible to infection by disease organisms.
When you step onto our property, you can tell this is not “just a breeding operation”, but a professionally set up program with one thing in mind – the health and safety of the dogs and puppies.
Many buyers “make a day outing” of looking at puppies. Often they are at the shelter (the worst possible place for germs) then in and out of people’s back yards. MOST people are NOT breeders. These individuals have NO idea of puppy diseases. They have NO idea of how to combat it, NO idea of how to educate their buyers on how to protect a puppy, NO research has been done so that they not only understand the ramifications of PARVO but protect their puppies from it. ALL THEY HAVE IS A NEW LITTER (generally one) and they want to sell it.
Puppy mills make every serious breeder look bad—-they don’t want people to see the poor conditions they keep dogs in. SERIOUS PROFESSIONAL BREEDERS want to protect their breeding stock. Potential Buyers “think” they are clean, have freshly washed clothes and clean shoes BUT breeders have NO idea where they were walking in the past!
After 7 years working as a aide in a classroom for the profoundly handicapped, I attended Cal Baptist University to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on childhood development. I also work part time as a Spanish Interpreter. I have always had a passion for animals. I volunteered at a Collie rescue for 3 years and only quit due to my severe allergies. Now I dedicate all of my time into my dogs.
Commonly buyers will make several statements to us either on the phone or upon arrival.
- I like my puppy to pick me
- I will know the right puppy when I see him/her
- I like to stand in the middle of the puppies and whoever comes and sits neat my feet is it
- The most astonishing one to me is the person who, without warning, flips a puppy over onto its’ back to rub the tummy. That person says they read/heard this was the way to pick a puppy. Meanwhile the puppy has panicked, and is squirming and whining. This person has forcibly demanded submission! Which leads me to the question: do you want a puppy that submits out of fear or love?
We picked the puppy for an Idaho family in the photo above. The mother gave us details about the kids, their lifestyle and left it to us! Do you think we made a good selection?
“We are loving Tucker and feel like we really lucked out. He is such a good, chill dog. And I know you had something to do with that! THANKS!!!” -Susie
“Hello Ashlee, just a little update on Rudy, the smartest puppy in the universe. Rudy is thriving, at 3 months and 3 weeks, he weighs in at 13 pounds and is all muscle, he loves his meals and loves me, and his best friend, Sadie. Not so much with Alice Claire, my 12 year old cat, she is, however, working on his manners and respect, so the future is full of possibilities.
Rudy is better at getting a bath, being brushed, tooth brushing. The trick is to do it after play time when he is a litter more tired! Rudy is cuddly and very loving, particularly when he’s tired!”
Judy and Rudy
Judy lives alone and has always “adopted” strays. She wanted to research and choose a puppy. Her criteria in mind, we selected this puppy for her. “Rudy” was shipped right after Christmas. She wanted “the puppy experience,” sounds like she is getting it! He wasn’t interested in sitting for his photo either!
All calls have an excited “puppy owner to be” on the other end of the phone!
You have been doing a lot of research, decided on the breed you want and now it is time to make a decision.
OOPS—you want a puppy BUT it has been years since you raised one, you are now busy with jobs, kids, kid activities, and a social life, if you can squeeze it in. Time to second guess that decision! Here are the most common concerns:
- Huge responsibility——————————-not really
- Time consuming———————————-not really
- All day alone, will cause anxiety for puppy—– not really (especially not the way we raise ours!)
- Restrictive to your activities——————–not really (especially not the way we raise ours!)
Finally! 8 weeks, I can come to your house now. You DO understand the part about LOTS and LOTS of naps—-right?
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without alcohol,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
Then You Are Probably
The Family Dog!