Whistle Hill Puppies

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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 whistlehill7@gmail.com or by telephone at 717-335-1392 (landline) anytime.

We do now require a $100. deposit in order to be placed on our waiting list and choices will be made in the order deposits are received. An additional $200. will be due when you make your choice, to reserve the puppy in your name. 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.

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 “Life’s Abundance – Small/Medium Breed Puppy” 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 Life’s Abundance ‘Small Breed Puppy 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 Life’s Abundance 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 adopted our Cavachon from John and Rachel. Throughout the process, they were available and knowledge about the puppies. Our puppy is well adjusted to life in an active household, he loves our kids and is a pleasure! We love our new puppy and are so thankful to the Zooks for raising happy and healthy puppies!
Kristen Donnelly
Kristen Donnelly
02:05 23 Oct 20
We brought home Rio, a Cavapoo, Christmas Eve 2019 and he has been such a joy. Martha and Elmer were wonderful to work with and beyond professional and we have recommended them to a few of our friends who have asked about where we found Rio. It’s hard to top that Christmas gift. Our son is still over the moon with Rio.We would highly recommend them. I have to give my mom all of the credit for finding them, as she did a lot of research and made a lot of phone calls.
Kim Cuthbert
Kim Cuthbert
00:46 11 Aug 20
Great experience with Whistle Hill Puppies! They are not as present on social media, but it does not mean they are not high quality, or that they are not a reputable breeder. They are great with their puppies. Absolutely loved working with them.Our puppy grew up his first 8 weeks in a great environment with kind, hard-working people! We love our quarantine bernedoodle puppy!
Michelle Govatos
Michelle Govatos
22:46 18 Jul 20
Our family adopted 3 beautiful Pomskies from Whistle Hill Puppies. They are now 5 and 6 months and healthy. Our experience has been great. Rachel was very helpful throughout the adoption process.
Monica Wilson
Monica Wilson
00:26 30 May 20
Levi Zook
Levi Zook
18:27 27 Apr 20
GREAT JOB ON THE PUPPY!!!! Thanks for your outstanding communication Rachel!
Internet Review Guy
Internet Review Guy
17:33 25 Dec 19