Whistle Hill Puppies

FAQ

Can I Get Updated Information/ Photos?

Our website is updated regularly so that you may have the most recent information available. Puppies get photos taken every 1–2 weeks, so if you haven’t seen new photos in a while, they are probably on the way.

 

What is the Process to Adopt a Puppy?

If you are interested in adopting a puppy, please go to our Contact page and fill out an application! Your application will be reviewed and replied to in a timely fashion. You can also contact us directly via email at whistlehill7@gmail.com or by telephone at 717-335-1392 (landline) anytime.

We do now require a $300. deposit, in order to be placed on our waiting list and choices will be made in the order deposits are received. Choices will be finalized between 2 – 6 weeks old depending the amount of people waiting.

To reserve any available puppies already posted, but not spoken for, a $300 deposit will be required to hold the puppy for you. All deposits are generally non-refundable unless we can’t provide an available puppy in the time frame we give you.

The puppies are usually ready to go home at 8 weeks of age. However, if a puppy is not at least 2 lbs. at 8 weeks, we will hold them until they are 2 lbs. or 10 weeks of age. Upon picking up the puppy, or before shipping can be finalized, the remainder of the balance for your puppy must be paid in full. We accept PayPal (for deposits only) and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) which is the preferred method of payment (there are no extra finance charges if payment can be done this way). Please be advised, if you pick up your puppy at our facilities (or in the state of PA), we must charge 6% sales tax on your puppy.

If we feel a puppy will not do well in a certain home environment, due to size, age, and/or personality conflicts, we retain the right to refuse the sale of any puppy to any individual.

Pictures, testimonials and any info about your puppy/dog are always welcome and appreciated.

 

What Do You Feed Your Puppies?

All our mommas and puppies get “PawTree – Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe” dry food. It is an advanced formula of high quality, dry kibble and we will send some with home with you if you have not already ordered some. See our Nutrition page for more info and recommendations.

 

What Type of Guarantee Do the Puppies Have?

We estimate to the best of our ability the size, color, and hair types of our puppies based on their parents but we cannot guarantee your pup will mature to a specific size, have a particular coat type, or stay a specific color. All our puppies are kept up to date on vaccinations and parasite prevention/control as long as they are with us.

The following details are all listed on our purchase agreement:

The puppy is guaranteed to be in good health to the best of our knowledge and was or will be examined by one of the vets at Conestoga Animal Hospital (717) 733-2155 at approx. 7 weeks old.  This puppy is guaranteed for 14 days against infectious diseases and 2 years against genetic defects or diseases. If your puppy is determined by a licensed veterinarian to have a genetic disorder, the breeder will reimburse the cost of treatment (up to the purchase price of the puppy). The breeder assumes no direct responsibility for any medical expenses.

In accordance with the 14-day health guarantee Buyer agrees to the following :

  • The buyer is to have the puppy examined by a veterinarian within 10 days of purchase.
  • The buyer understands the best interests of the puppy are the most important, so should there be any health issues or concerns that warrant the puppy being returned to the breeder, the buyer agrees to notify the breeder and provide vet documentation within 24 hours of receiving a signed statement from their veterinarian.
  • The breeder is not responsible for any accidents or injuries occurring to the puppy after the purchase.
  • Buyer assumes any expenses incurred after the purchase of the puppy.
  • Any pet can pick up parasites unexpectedly from the outside environment. The breeder has taken normal precautions to prevent such conditions.  This guarantee does not cover internal and external parasites.

In accordance with the 2-year genetic health guarantee Buyer agrees to the following :

  • The breeder has taken all necessary steps to produce a puppy that is in good health and has had proper socialization. It is now the buyer’s responsibility to provide supervision and training as well as routine health care by a licensed veterinarian.
  • All puppies must be socialized and trained both inside and outside the home in order to become happy and successful pets.
  • This puppy is being sold as a companion/pet only. It takes many years to develop the knowledge and experience necessary to be a breeder.  The buyer agrees to have this pet spayed or neutered between 6 months and 1 year of age unless otherwise noted.
  • The buyer agrees to feed the puppy PawTree Dog Food for a minimum of 6 months.
  • We are willing to extend our genetic health guarantee up to 5 years if you feed your dog exclusively Dog Food.
  • The breeder guarantees to take the puppy back and provide a home for it at any time during the puppy’s life. No money will be refunded.

What Determines the Price of Each Puppy?

The cost involved in raising conformationally correct puppies with super temperaments keeps increasing, and in order to continue doing what we love, we have to make adjustments as needed. From the cost of food to vaccines, plus everything in between, along with years of research is factored into the price we ask for our puppies. Working so closely with our vet and staying up to date on dog care and education also comes at its own price. We have finally recognized that it is okay to ask the price that a puppy is worth. It has been difficult in the past to ask a higher price because we “feel bad” and want to be accommodating to new puppy owners. We still do! Yet we recognize that we must have the opportunity to ask the price that our puppies are worth, along with our dedication to ensuring the best of care for the parents; and providing the best possible living quarters and play areas for our dogs and puppies! Lastly, it is our duty to remain not only compliant with state and federal laws, but one (or two or three) steps above the standard they set forth. In order to do so, we make renovations as needed to ensure the safety, cleanliness, and beauty of our dog’s and puppies’ living quarters. In this respect, we have recently updated our facilities to comply with the new USDA and PA Department of Agriculture regulations which are some of the strictest and most demanding in the nation!

Our Google Reviews
I got my little mini schnauzer puppy here a few weeks ago. She was in great health (our vet confirmed) and fun temperament. The process was smooth, fast, and complete - with documentation. I would recommend a puppy from here. Thank you Whistle Hill!
William DeMarco
William DeMarco
13:53 23 Nov 21
We adopted our puppy about four months ago. She is a mini bernedoodle. When inquiring about her John and his wife were very responsive and honest. Our puppy was the runt of the litter and the last available. It looked like she might have problems with her vision so they had her eyes checked by their vet and was cleared. It was nice knowing they took that extra step and waited to put her up for adoption until knowing she was healthy. Since she was so small they carried her around and gave her a lot of love and attention which shows with how cuddly she is. She is smaller then the weight range but that is to be expected since she is a runt.I put my deposit down and picked her up three days later. I brought her to my vet in the next couple days and she was completely healthy. It was nice going to picking her up they gave us great directions and it was a cute farm.Also it might be a rare occurrence but she came almost completely potty trained since the puppies would wait to go to the bathroom until they went in the sunroom (where they were when they are newborns).She is a great addition to our family and we are very happy with Whistle Hill Puppies through the process.
Sara Shukis
Sara Shukis
16:53 08 Nov 21
My family and I got a miniature schnauzer in 2011, his birth name was Jeremy but we named him Max. We were so happy with the service we received from Whistle Hill. We were so blessed to have our furr baby for 9 wonderful years, he gave us so much joy. Sadly we lost Max on October 19, 2020. Thank you.
Amy E. Owens
Amy E. Owens
20:07 18 Oct 21
If you are thinking about adopting a puppy definitely get one from Whistle Hill. They provided me and my family with the best customer service and the most beautiful dog ever! 10/10
Taylor Hampton
Taylor Hampton
00:56 26 Sep 21
The Zook's were amazing to do business with. Before even meeting our beautiful Pomsky pup, I felt confident. They sent food with him, as well as a piece of fabric with his family's scent on it to help him transition. This is my first pet ever and I feel so blessed and honored to have gotten him from Whistle Hill. They took care of me in ways I wouldn't have thought of being a first time pet owner. I heard of them through word of mouth because I was looking around for a Pomsky. Some time in the future I will be getting another Pomsky and I will for sure go through Whistle Hill Puppies.
Sabrina Lott
Sabrina Lott
14:48 23 Sep 21
We were very happy with Whistle Hill Puppies and strongly recommend them . They were professional, responsive and, most importantly, breed beautiful and sweet natured puppies. Our Bernadoodle pupp Winston is already a beloved member of our family.🐶
Rebecca White
Rebecca White
16:57 20 Sep 21