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 litter pictures taken at 1 week old and individual pics at 3, 5 and 7 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 on 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 for the balance. 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 wish they had a 10 star option! So I just came home this weekend from picking up my 3rd mini schnauzer from Rachel and John! I will never go anywhere else!! I purchased my first mini schnauzer from them in 2017. What a pleasure it was working with them. They always responded immediately to any questions, emails, phone calls that I had. Lovely family with the sweetest fur babies!!! Anytime I’ve been stopped and asked about my babies I always say Whistle Hill!!!
Mollie Marten
Mollie Marten
14:25 06 Feb 23
They are amazing friendly people I’m so thankful for them I got my little Lucy … which brought soo much joy into my family’s life !!! Beautiful healthy puppy’s !!!!! They are true caring breeders.. trust them !!! They won’t do you wrong !!
daniela aristi
daniela aristi
05:00 20 Jan 23
We got our mini Bernadoodle Billy in July of 2022. He is super sweet and very healthy and has completed our family. We have 2 other dogs , 9 year old labradoodle and 4 year old goldendoodle . They love to play together . Whistle Hill was very accommodating in regards to us going to meet the puppies and made the pick up very easy. Paperwork and medical records complete and ready to take to your vet . Billy came microchipped which saved us money . Would highly recommend working with them. Puppies are so cute . Would love to see his siblings from that litter . Birthday 4/15/22. Bernadoodle .
Denise Minkoff
Denise Minkoff
00:03 05 Jan 23
We picked up our cavapoo puppy almost 2 months ago and he has been a real joy! He is healthy and adjusted very quickly - sleeping ~8 hours through the night in his crate since the first night. He has a great temperament, is very smart and loves people. Thank you for such a great new family member!
Bethany O'Brien
Bethany O'Brien
14:28 30 Dec 22
Working with John and Rachel was a wonderful experience and our puppy is remarkable. She is so well tempered, kind, gentle and smart. We have a 6 year old daughter and they’ve become best of friends. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you, John and Rachel for being professional, caring, and thoughtful breeders.
Jeffra Trumpower
Jeffra Trumpower
01:01 14 Dec 22
We purchased a Cavapoo (Casey) on Oct. 3 and renamed her Annie. John and Rachel were extremely helpful and very communicative. When we picked up Annie we readily saw that they were taking great care of their animals. We would readily recommend purchasing a puppy from this breeder. And, after the sale, they remain communicative. PS: We love love love our little Annie. -DAVE & CAROL (our 1st Google review disappeared for some reason)
David Lodge
David Lodge
19:40 19 Oct 22