Adopting A Siberian Husky Puppy from Lauradale’s Siberians
I thought I’d write a post today on some of our policies & procedures for adopting a Siberian Husky puppy from us here at Lauradale’s Siberians, for those who have questions about how the adoption process works.
We do require all potential new owners to fill out our Puppy Application. The application consists of roughly 20 questions that help us to determine whether you have researched the breed, and whether your home would be a good fit for one of our puppies. We take the adoption process very seriously, and want the best possible homes for our puppies. Adopting a Siberian Husky puppy is not something to be entered into lightly. They are a wonderful breed, but can be a difficult breed for someone who has not done their research or doesn’t have the proper amount of time to devote to their new puppy.
We want our new owners to LOVE the breed. Not just like them, not admire them… but to be absolutely in love with these wonderful dogs. Because a Siberian can and will try your patience. We want our new owners to have done the proper research and know the breed tendencies. Potential new owners should have some form of exercise planned out already. Do you have a fenced yard? Are you an active person? Siberians are high energy. We want new owners to be willing to wait for the perfect puppy to welcome into their homes, not just the first puppy they see, or the cheapest puppy they can find. Adopting a Siberian Husky puppy should never be done on an impulse. It is important to remember that you are adopting a new family member, one that will (god willing) be your best friend for the next 12 – 15 years. Most importantly, we look for the family who can provide a safe, loving, stable home for our fur babies.
Our Waiting List
We do have a waiting list for our upcoming/planned litters. If you are approved after filling out our Puppy Application, if we do not have any puppies currently available or you are not yet ready for a puppy you can be placed on our waiting list. Waiting List Policies.
We do require a $200 non-refundable deposit to reserve a puppy until it goes to it’s new home. The deposit does come off of the total price of the puppy. Why we require deposits.
The First 8 Weeks
The first 8 weeks of a puppy’s life are spent here, receiving tons of love. Puppies receive their first vaccinations at 8 weeks of age, and are de-wormed at 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 weeks, alternating between 3 different de-wormers. Our puppies have large indoor & outdoor runs, which are separated by a doggy door. At about 4 weeks of age, when they are really starting to get mobile, puppies start following their mother outside to play and start learning to go to the bathroom outside. From birth, our puppies are played with daily, receiving tons of love. We have also incorporated the Bio Sensor Program into our puppy’s daily activity.
We are very particular about the health & well-being of our puppies. Therefore, we do not allow anyone to visit them in person until they reach 8 weeks of age. We do this in order to protect our puppies from highly contagious, fatal diseases such as parvo.
What does a puppy come with?
All puppies that we place in pet homes come with AKC limited registration, which is for pets only. This means that the puppy is registered with AKC, but is strictly a pet and cannot be used for breeding or compete in conformation shows. Additionally, each puppy is placed on a spay/neuter contract as well.
As stated above, our puppies also come with their first set of vaccinations and regular de-wormings from birth. Older pups come with all age appropriate vaccinations & de-wormings.
When adopting a Siberian Husky puppy from Lauradale’s Siberians, you also receive a 2 year health guarantee.
Our puppy pack also includes a collar & leash, a “gallon” sized bag of the food that our Siberians eat, a tote bag to keep everything in on the drive home, and a starter package of the vitamins that all our Siberians are given, NuVet Plus. As part of each puppy’s health guarantee, we do require they stay on these vitamins for the duration of their health guarantee (2 years). We recommend keeping puppies on NuVet Plus for their lifetime, as we do with all our Siberians.
All our puppies go to their new homes pre-spoiled, with lots of loving!
When Do Puppies Go To Their New Homes?
When adopting a Siberian Husky Puppy, it is important to prepare for your new arrival! Our puppies do not leave for their new homes until after 8 weeks of age. This is not only our policy, but also Pennsylvania State Law. Before a puppy goes to it’s new home, we like to send out an email with a detailed list of what to expect the first few weeks, what you need to have in order to be prepared for a new puppy, and to schedule a pick up date/time.
Do you offer shipping?
According to the new APHIS laws, we are no longer allowed to ship puppies directly to their new owners. This law was enacted in November, 2013. Prior to this, we have shipped puppies throughout the United States, for the past 10 years. I believe in placing my puppies in the best possible homes for them, and sometimes the home hundreds of miles away is better than the one right around the corner. Distance has never been a factor when I decide which homes to approve.
In our 10 years of shipping, we have never had a single incident or problem.
However, now that the laws have changed, so have our procedures. As always, new owners are welcome and encouraged to pick up their puppy at our home. If distance is a bit of an issue, there are other options. At times we do offer to meet our new owners part way, for an additional fee to cover gas & tolls.
Another option is for new owners to fly into our local airport (Pittsburgh) and drive to us to pick up their puppy. A return flight with the puppy can be scheduled. We do our best to work with our new puppy owners to ensure that each puppy has safe travel to their new home.
If you have questions that have not been answered, please visit our FAQ’s page!
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