Our puppies are $3000, regardless of size, color, gender, or coat type.
Our goal is to provide you with a healthy, well adjusted puppy that has been raised underfoot. We strive to have down-to-earth, open communication with our puppy buyers, and we encourage you to ask lots of questions. When you get a puppy from us, we are a resource to you for the lifetime of your puppy!
Responsible Care of Breeding Dogs & Health Guarantee
We take pride in the fact that we have very high standards for the care and health of our adult breeding dogs. Our adults are, first and foremost, family pets. They live with us or a guardian family that values them as a companion! We are not a kennel, and that is why we cannot produce large numbers of litters a year! We do not breed excessively. Our females have just 3-4 litters, and then we spay our girls so that they can live out their life with their family. All dogs are current on vaccines and receive monthly parasite and heart worm prevention. All adult dogs in our home are fed a premium kibble that is supplemented with healthy, fresh food right out of our kitchen, including freshly cooked meat, raw meaty bones, green beans, spinach, blueberries, eggs, and more!
Before breeding, all of our adult dogs are all tested for abnormalities of the hip through Pennhip and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Xrays and veterinary exams prove normal elbow, patella, and cardiac function to Orthopedic Foundation for Animal standards. Annual OFFA eye exams are also performed . We run full genetic panels on each adult breeding dog to insure genetic health of our pups. For more information regarding what we test for, visit our Health Testing page. Because of our strict health protocols, we offer a 2 year health warranty on the above congenital conditions and a lifetime guarantee against the genetic conditions that we test for. View our Health Guarantee!
How We Raise Our Puppies
Pups are born and raised in my home, and when pups are "on the ground" this is my full time job. The mother dog gives birth in our home right next to my bedroom. I am always present at the birth, and puppies are given colored collars so that we can track their weights and personalities (this helps us best match puppies to their new home). As they grow, the whelping box is transitioned to our 40' dog room, which is connected to our living room and has a viewing window from our kitchen. We expand the whelping box as pups get older, and intermingle with our adult dogs to learn manners and socialization skills.
We raise our pups using methods from a mixture of proven socialization protocols, including Early Neurological Stimulation (which is used by our military to create "Super Puppies" who have stronger cardiovascular systems and a higher tolerance to stress), Jane Killions "Puppy Culture" method, and Avidog. We believe that the early enrichment and socialization exercises we perform at Red Spring Farm helps your pup learn communication skills that improves their trainability and confidence! We take pictures often and post new photos on our website weekly. We try to take high quality photos of each pup during each photo session. Our pups grow up on Life's Abundance All Life Stages kibble, and this is our recommended diet.
Our pups are de-wormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks. Each puppy gets a veterinarian exam at 6 weeks of age to verify that they are healthy. They receive their first puppy shots here, we microchip AND register that chip for the lifetime of your dog as part of our puppy package. You pick out which puppy is yours when they are 7 weeks of age, and they are ready to join your family at 8 weeks of age.
Our pups will go home with a contract, our 2 year congenital health guarantee, a lifetime genetic health guarantee, 30 Days of FREE pet insurance through Trupanion, vaccine records, a microchip information sheet (we pay for lifetime registration of our microchip), a blanket that smells like home, a toy that smells like home, samples of Life's Abundance treats and Life's Abundance Shampoo.
Price of a Red Spring Farm Puppy
Our pups are $3000, regardless of size, color, gender, or coat type.
Remember, we offer a Training Refund of $100 for pups who accomplish Canine Good Citizen or Therapy Dog International certificates. We will even send you a $100 check in the mail if a friend purchased a puppy from us and lists you as their primary referral on their application. Take a look at our Referral Refund Program for more information.
Filling out an application helps us help us get to know you and determine exactly what you are looking for. After you submit an application, you will receive an email response within 24 hours. If you would prefer a phone response, please specify this in the application with the best time for us to reach you. If it seems like a good fit for both parties, then you can place a $200 nonrefundable deposit on one of our Upcoming Litters. If you do not see a litter that fits your needs, or if you are hoping for a puppy further in the future than what we have on our litter list, your approved application and deposit can be applied immediately once you see the perfect litter as we update our list. We would love to guarantee you a puppy from the litter of your choosing at this point, but we can't always predict mother nature. We estimate the number of pups mom will have, but unfortunately she doesn't always get pregnant or have what we expect, and we do not have much say in the matter!
Once the mother of your chosen litter has given birth, you will be notified of the color, gender, and estimated coat types of the puppies via email (with a link to several photos) and you are given the option to commit to the litter or, if you are concerned that you may not get the color, coat, or gender that you want from that litter based off of the pups that are born, you can opt to transfer your deposit to an available spot on another litter list. Once you commit a litter that has been born, your deposit is no longer transferable. This means that, if you decide not to purchase a pup from that litter, your deposit goes toward the time we have spent communicating with you and having to find that puppy a new home,
The total purchase price of your puppy after your deposit ($2800) must be paid in full before you take your puppy home. If you are paying via check, we must receive the check at least 7 days prior to puppy take home day. Cash is accepted at the time of pickup.
Overview Of Process: 1) Submit an application! 2) Choose a litter list and hold your spot with nonrefundable $200 deposit. 3) Once puppies are born, you can decide if you want to commit to that litter list or (if you may not get the pup you want) you can transfer to a future list. Once you commit, your deposit is no longer transferable. 4) Cash is accepted the day that you take your puppy home. If you wish to pay via check, the full balance of the pup is due (must be in our hand) at least 7 business days prior to puppy take home day!
Please remember, we do our best, but we can never guarantee:
When a pup will be available
How many pups will be born in a given litter
A specific color, gender, or coat type
100% non-shedding/"hypoallergenic" pups (there is no such thing)!
We accept cash or check only. We do not accept paypal or credit card at this time, sorry for any inconvenience.
We understand that you want to know where you puppy comes from and the environment it is raised in. We would love to have a transparent, open door policy where you could visit any time you would like. Unfortunately, due to recent outbreaks of parvo and canine flu, this is simply not safe for your puppy. We now limit the number of visitors in our home, only allowing deposit holders to come on take home day only. This includes puppy selections.
In lieu of in-person visits, we hope to provide you with the next best thing. We provide our families with full access to a live-stream camera of our litters. As the puppies grow, you can enjoy watching them play and grow, and be part of their first milestones, such as their first "solid" meal and first time outside. You get to see the good and bad with us (it can be a messy job), and you will get to know each puppy in depth. We think this beats a one hour visit!
Take Home Day!
Take Home Day is an exciting time for everyone! It is also a VERY busy day for us at Red Spring Farm. After puppies are born, we will schedule their Saturday take home day, which is the closest Saturday to their "8 week birthday".
For those who are coming to our facility... PLEASE do not be early, and please do not be late! If you arrive early, you are welcome to wait in our driveway for your appointment time. If you are late, we may not be able to go over our puppy packet while you are here. If you are very late, you may have to reschedule your puppy pick up for a later date. You will be charged hour daily Extended Stay fee for each extra day that your puppy stays with us past it's scheduled take home day.
We offer a 2 week extended stay program for those who want their pups start on house-training, crate-training, and continue our socialization protocol. This is also a great option if our Take Home Date doesn't quite fit your schedule. Visit our Extended Stay page for more information.
We are super busy raising puppies here at Red Spring Farm, and cannot leave our dogs here to delivery your puppy! Families must drive to our home OR fly to our nearest airport (Piedmont Triad International, GSO).
DRIVING HOME: If you are within a 4 hour drive of our home, we encourage you to drive to pick up your puppy. If your drive is between 4 and 6 hours, we encourage you to make sure to bring a helping hand! For the drive home, make sure that you have a Life's Abundance Porky Puff or Bully Stick to keep your pup occupied, a baggie of Life's Abundance Puppy Kibble (just in case), a safe place in the car designated for the pup to travel, a clean towel or bed for the puppy to lay down on, cleaning supplies (for the puppies that get a little car sick), a harness and leash for potty breaks, and travel-safe containers for water. If you have an exceptionally long drive (6+ hours), we encourage you to look into flights to see if carry-on shipping is an option for you. We can meet you within 1.5 hours of our facility (though the breeder may not always be the person making this trip) for an additional fee based on mileage. For deliveries futher than this, contact us to discuss what options there are for long distance deliveres.
FLYING HOME: If you are flying, we will schedule to meet you at the airport with your puppy - our airport is Piedmont Triad International, GSO. We can advise you on how to bring your puppy home as carry-on when flying and we encourage those who have a 8+ hour drive to fly home with your puppy instead, as this makes the trip less lengthy. Carry-on shipping allows the puppy to stay with you and fly safely under the seat in front of you during the flight home. You are their caregiver the entire trip, and they are never left alone. We refuse to ship our puppies via cargo, which is when the puppy is crated and alone for the duration of the flight, often without food or water. This is stressful for the puppy and can lead to dehydration... not to mention that it is not a good way to introduce the puppy to your family and a crate!
*If you are flying, your pick up date will be different than the normal pick-up day, as we will be meeting you at the airport! MAKE SURE to discuss your travel plans with us PRIOR to booking to make sure that we can accommodate you.
Have You Read Everything Above? GREAT! Lets Get Started!
Filling out an application helps us help us get to know you and determine exactly what you are looking for. After you submit an application, you will receive an email response within 24 hours. If you would prefer a phone response, please specify this in the application with the best time for us to reach you. If it seems like a good fit for both parties, then you can place a $200 nonrefundable deposit on one of our Upcoming Litters. If you do not see a litter that fits your needs, or if you are hoping for a puppy further in the future than our litter list, your approved application and deposit can be applied immediately if you see the perfect litter as we update our list.