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 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
We got our pup from this breeder 10 months ago and we LOVE him! Whistle Hill provided extensive vet records and walked us through the whole process. Our guy is so sweet and you could tell came from a place of care. Highly recommend these guys!
Ryan Citron
Ryan Citron
13:32 14 Nov 23
We met a dog on the street that was fantastic and the owners told us that they got him from Whistle Hill. John and Rachel are fantastic and truly care about the dogs before, during and after adoption. Our Cavapoo Nico (formerly Joey) is a gift. He is unafraid, sociable, gentle and a pleasure to train. He sleeps through the night just a week in and that has a lot to do with his temperament in general. The Zook’s provided all the necessary information, paperwork and follow up material for training. We enrolled Nico in puppy kindergarten right away and he is so smart, adapts quickly and knows commands within 3 tries. He is so sweet with our 4 year old daughters and aims to please in every way. Not skittish or weird and always looking to play. Also he was like pre potty trained or something. At 9 weeks he does not have accidents in the house (we watch him constantly or he’s hooked to me with a leash) but we take him out hourly and he knows just what to do.A vet visit here with our vet confirmed that he is a healthy boy with no hidden issues. I feel lucky to have found John and Rachel Zook of Whistle Hill puppies and would easily recommend.
Frank Spatacco
Frank Spatacco
10:58 14 Nov 23
John and Rachel are the best . This is my second mini schnauzer that i got from them. They raise the best pups!
E Jay
E Jay
18:20 27 Oct 23
Our experience with Whistlehill Puppies has been wonderful. The whole attitude of our new addition to our family is amazing. Tutz is wonderful which is a direct reflection of Rachael and John Zook. Our Tutz is happy and loving and simply amazing. Rachael is a wealth of great information and really knows her puppies. The whole experience has been wonderful. We need more breeders like John and Rachael!If you’re looking for an ethical breeder then whistlehill puppies is the place to go.Mark & NancyTelford, PA
mark s
mark s
12:07 20 Oct 23