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 by text or calling 717-826-7129 anytime or via email at whistlehill7@gmail.com.

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 a licensed veterinarian 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 PawTree 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
We just got our mini bernedoodle from John and Rachel, his name was Pepsi and we changed it to Oscar. He is a very alert and smart dog. We already have him fetching a toy and he is listening to commands. He is very playful and very sweet. Any questions I had John and Rachel either replied by email or phone. When talking to John he is very direct and to the point which I personally like. And Rachel will sit and talk to you and go more in depth if need be. As far as the price for the dog we couldn’t be happier with everything it included in the price. You’re not just getting the dog, you get a bag of food to go home with. Your puppy comes microchip, a dog training video and also a link to register his name once you pick it out.As you can tell we are really happy with whistle hill and we would recommend them to everyone and we will….
Michael Mulligan
Michael Mulligan
12:37 10 Jun 24
We had a great experience with Whistle Hill Puppies. They were in constant communication up until our visit. We met with the breeder's wife and she made our experience easy. She let us take our time to get to know all of the puppies and was very knowledgeable of their personality traits, further needs, and associated paperwork. She answered all of our questions. We also took him to the vet 10 days into having him, as we were told to do, and everything was good. We have had Jax for 2 weeks now and he has brought joy to our lives. Thank you!
Laura Munch
Laura Munch
14:52 25 Apr 24
We got our handsome boy Jax from this breeder almost 8 years ago now, he’s a healthy happy puppy. When we went to get the puppy the breeder was honest and told us everything we needed to know to be good dog owners. They also care to keep up with how the pups are doing after you’ve had them. Here’s an update on our boy Jax. Thank you Whistle Hill! (The day we got him versus today)
Callie O'Connell
Callie O'Connell
00:23 09 Mar 24
Our puppy Grizzly just turned 2 and I must say he is the most loving, smart, playful and just overall an amazing dog! We recommend everyone that ask what breeder we chose. His favorite compliment is how handsome he is. He sure is! Whistle Hill Puppies thank you!
N T
N T
02:24 23 Feb 24
We got our King Schnauzer mix puppy in April of 2023. He just turned 1 and is the best puppy! He adapted so easily and Rachel sent him home with a blanket that had is Mom's scent on it. Rachel was so patient as we had put a deposit on "Joey" but when we saw them in person had a connection with "Jake"-now Winston. He has been in great health and so friendly with all other dogs. Slept through the night from night one on. Thank you John & Rachel.
Steve King
Steve King
15:47 03 Feb 24
I adopted a Pomsky named Coco, now named Lucy in spring of 2022. John was very helpful and empathetic when I was overwhelmed "Puppy Blues" with Lucy about a week into having her. A year and half later Lucy is wonderfully sweet best friend.
Uriah
Uriah
22:04 17 Nov 23