Smith Pets Family Farm
***AS OF SEPT. 28, 2019
DUE TO A RECENT EVENT THAT HAS MADE OUR FAMILY VERY UNCOMFORTABLE, WE WILL NO LONGER BE DOING MEETINGS IN OUR HOME AT THIS TIME. We will meet you at a location in town and bring your puppy with us. Our family's safety, comfort, and well-being are so much more important than that of making a sale. This is our home and our last wish is to make our children or ourselves uncomfortable in the one place in this world where they are meant to feel safe. This may change at a later date when we get our new home built and have a specific area for just puppy pickups but until then a select few have ruined it for the rest. 99% of the people we come in contact with have been amazing the other 1% are the issue.
When your puppy is ready to leave we will schedule a time for you to come get him/her. When you come for pick up we will go over everything that your puppy has been up to and what you need to do to keep your puppy healthy and happy!
Our puppies are ready to go no earlier than 8 weeks. On some occasions, we will keep your puppy longer when necessary for your puppy safety.
Your puppy is to be picked up within TWENTY-FOUR hours of the designated pick-up date.
If arrangements are not made ahead of time and I do not hear from you, your deposit and puppy will be forfeited and your puppy will be back on the market after the TWENTY-FOUR hour grace period.
We do on occasions keep puppies longer if you need, there is a charge of $12.00 per day (after the grace period) for this service as well as $70 for any additional vaccinations and vet visits. Arrangements must be made in advance for this option.
We do not board dogs/puppies, this is an offer for our puppies already in our care.
MEETING FOR PICK UPS
FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PUPPIES WE DO NOT SHIP OUR PUPPIES VIA AIR. PUPPIES ARE TO BE PICKED UP IN PERSON AT AN AGREED-UPON LOCATION IN TOWN. We are working to find a good reliable ground shipping service.
We do offer to meet/ deliver within a reasonable distance. There is a charge for this service of $2.00 per mile.
Also, most airlines offer an in-cabin puppy carry-on at a very reasonable price. We have had a lot of customers fly in and we meet them at the airport with their puppy. Please let us know if you have any questions about this.
On most occasions in the cabin is no more expensive than having a puppy shipped to you and it is safer for your puppy to have you with them at all time.
PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE CONTACTING US TO ARRANGE PICKUP OR VISITS.
***At this time due to Covid-19 as well as an incident that happened in our home that was dangerous and made us feel very unsafe we are closed to the public.
The health of our puppies and dogs is and always will be our TOP priority. There are many diseases that are dangerous, as well as, deadly to dogs, and for this reason, we are very particular about who visits, when, and how the visit goes. Diseases can be carried on your clothing and shoes and can be picked up at any place you have been. One commonly known disease is Parvo, a very dirty word in the breeding business (or dog world of any kind) and can kill all of our puppies on the premises as well as keep us from having any future litters for some time. Parvo is out and about fierce right now and is even hitting dogs that have been vaccinated (though not as severely) because the strain has shifted some.
We will under no circumstances allow any visitors who do not have a real interest in PURCHASING a particular puppy. WE WILL NOT EVER ALLOW ANYONE IN TO JUST VISIT OUR FACILITIES. We have nothing to hide this is strictly for the safety of our fur babies. Puppies are to be AT LEAST 6 weeks of age before we allow them to see visitors. You will only be permitted to meet the parents of your puppy and meet your puppy or the available puppies. As you would not want strangers playing or visiting with your puppy that you have placed a deposit on and are waiting to pick up. We have a designated area in our home once/if we open back up where you can be permitted to play with and visit the parents of YOUR puppy as well as YOUR puppy when they are of age. No one under any circumstances will be allowed to visit any birthing areas or areas where mommies or any of our other fur babies are kept. We also ask that you keep your fur babies at home or at the least in your vehicle. These policies are not in place for you to be made to feel like we are hiding something from you these are in place to keep our pets safe. It is not only our business that is at stake it is the LIVES of our fur children and fur grandchildren.
Anyone that does not understand or respect our policy will not be permitted into our home and will not be considered as a new family for one of our puppies. We have been AKC inspected and passed with flying colors. Under no circumstance do we need to "sell a puppy so badly" that we will jeopardize the health and safety of our dogs.
This is OUR home this is not an outside business so please call and schedule your appointment at least 24 hours ahead of time and please be on time. We are also a family with eight children, we generally have a schedule that we have to stick close to. Also, we will no longer allow pick-ups during the week on most occasions. Pick-ups will be scheduled for Saturdays we will only do PICK-UPS on Sundays when no other time can be arranged. We try to stay "closed" on Sunday and keep the day strictly for our family. If you need to do a week-day pick up we can sometimes work those out to be done at a public spot agreed to prior. Sadly, too many scary things have happened and we feel it is best for the safety of our family to only allow visitors at these times.