Please read this entire page. We do ask that you are prepared for your new puppy to arrive by picking up your puppy supplies at least one to two week prior to the puppies arrival. You will need a crate for the puppy to sleep in; this is his/her safe place. Old or new towels for the crate bedding. Potty pads or doggie litterbox if you are adopting a small dog and want to housebreak them to the pads or litter. A baby gate or puppy playpen to contain the puppy in a small room or area if needed. Food and water bowls, we recommend you getting the stainless steel food and water bowls as they do not hold staff germs if washed on a regular basis.
Food and vitamins, two VERY important things your new puppy will need. Diamond Naturals small breed puppy formula for the Min-pin puppies. Diamond Natural large breed lamb and rice puppy formula for bloodhound puppies and NuVet vitamins, the links are on our favorite links page. If you don't have the food in your area and need to order it, then you need to make sure you order at least two weeks prior if at all possible. The vitamins you need to order at least one week prior to the puppy’s arrival.
Clicking on the picture of the blue MinPin puppy below will also take you to the NuVet vitamin site to order the vitamins for your new puppy. By ordering the vitamins through our site or by calling 1-800-474-7044 order code 33039, for your new puppy from us will give you an extended, up to one year of age, guarantee on your puppy. (You may also order for your pets you already own at the same time and if you have older pets with joint issues, there is a good joint formula for them also.)
CONTRACT/GUARANTEE We the breeder, guarantee the Miniature Pinscher puppies until six months of age on congenital problems of the heart, hips and lungs only. The Bloodhound, we guarantee until six months of age on the heart and lungs. Bloodhounds can develop bad hips on concrete surfaces. We cannot control the surface your puppy will grow up on so we do not guarantee the hips on them. We do not refund money, but in the case of a problem, we let you pick a puppy from the next available litter. We ask you to pick up or pay shipping as you did with the first puppy. You must call or email us at the first sign of a problem and keep us informed of what is going on. We require a photocopy of all your vet statements so our vet can concur with your vet with any problems found. We put all of our puppies on NuVet vitamins, bloodhound puppies are also put on the NuJoint supplement for the first year of life to help build good joints since they are a large breed big boned animal. If you would like to extend your guarantee with us till the puppy is 1 year of age, you must keep your puppy on the NuVet vitamins for the entire first year, ordering them through our site or calling the company with our ref. code to order. With the code 33039, the vitamin company will contact us with an automated email, letting us know that you have ordered the vitamins. Each time you reorder, we will be contacted which validates your extended guarantee. To validate your guarantee with us from the beginning of your puppies arrival to you, you are required to take your puppy to your veterinarian within two weeks of its arrival to you. You are also required to have your puppy established and set up on a schedule for immunizations with your vet. You are required to send us a photocopy of the receipt from your vet's office, this receipt must have your vets name, address, and phone number on it. Send this with our validation statement signed by you that has been sent with the puppy's paperwork. This paperwork must be on file with us within 3 weeks of the puppy's arrival to you and being placed in your care or the care of a surrogate care giver until you are with the puppy. After the puppy's pick up or arrival to you we do not pay any vet bills, shipping charges, or charges of any kind, for any reason, i.e.; cut of the ears, the length of the tail, or the hair coat. We cannot guarantee size of a puppy at adult hood. We may give you a breeders guess but keep in mind this is ONLY a guess. Only God and you have control over the growth time of your puppy after it leaves us. (NOTE) Toy breed dogs are known to have crooked teeth, retained baby teeth, etc... teeth and off bites are not covered in our guarantee. (NOTE) Alopecia is a hair coat issue that is not covered with our guarantee. Blue and fawn are diluted colors which have been known to be susceptible to skin problems where the puppy may experience some hair loss. If you purchase a dilute puppy, you may or may not experience this. We have not had this problem in our dogs, but we do not breed dilute to dilute to avoid this issue. (NOTE) Demodetic is contained in the hair follicles of ALL dogs, stress and lowered immune systems of puberty in them can make this appear, although not often. It is a very manageable condition and generally in most cases will disappear on its own. Some instances need veterinarian intervention, it is not covered in our guarantee.
Puppies sold as pet, with "limited papers", we ask you to have the puppy spayed or nuetered at the appropriate time frame. Males at 5-6 months and females at 6 months, which has been show to be the optimal time frame to do so. This is very important to the health and well being of your new pet.
If you the buyer have purchased your puppy with full breeding and show rights, and a congenital problem is found before your guarantee has expired then we ask for copies of the paperwork from your veterinarian. Our vet will then call your vet to confirm and we will give you two choices. 1. You can get a refund of the $100. extra for full papers after you have had the puppy spayed/neutered and after sending us the paperwork from your vet we request. 2. You can send the puppy back to us and pick a puppy from the next available litter. In most cases we do not refund money. If you the buyer, have purchased your puppy with limited pet papers, and a problem is found. You must send photo copy’s of all veterinarian reports to us. We will then take it to our vet, she will go over all of the papers, call your vet and if they concur on the problem, then we will ask you to either 1. Pick a puppy from the next available litter, sending the puppy with the problem back to us. 2. You can keep the puppy and we will refund a portion of the puppy price. But we do have the right to ask for the puppy back, for an exchange if we deem it necessary and no refunds will be given. Puppies purchased with limited papers are required to be spayed 6 months on females or neutered at 5 months on males. We do hold the registration papers on your puppies in most cases, until we have been sent the spay or neuter certification from your vet. Once we have that we will send out your puppy registration papers. The buyer understands the puppy must be paid in full one week prior to ship date, failure to do so may result in a delay of shipping of your puppy. We ask you please do not put us in that situation. Failure to pay the balance of the puppy may also result in the loss of the buyers deposit, this is left to the breeders discretion. Deposits (which is $200) are good faith bonds between the breeder and the buyer. If you decide you do not want your puppy from us, you are breaking the agreement and loose your deposit. If we break the agreement the buyers deposit will be refunded. We do have the right to deny any sale we deem will not be a good home for the puppies.
We have already implanted, under the skin at the shoulder blades the microchip. You are responsible for registering your puppy's microchip in your name, this is very important and is required for your guarantee to be valid. It does cost you $19.50. Please remember when your new puppy arrives to you it will have had from us, two combo puppy shots and a series of wormers. The puppy does need a total of four combos to be completely covered. You should refrain from taking the puppy to new places for at least the first few weeks until your veterinarian has given the rest of its immunizations. This will ensure you do not put your puppy in contact with another puppy that has not had its proper immunizations and your puppy becoming unnecessarily sick. Please remember that different geographical locations require different immunizations and that we prepare the puppies for requirements in our geographical location. Stress in shipping is normal; it doesn't matter if the puppy goes with the ground transport, flies, or you pick it up. Watch for diarrhea. This is one of the first signs of stress. For mild cases, give your puppy a teaspoon of Pepto Bismol or Keopectate. This will generally clear it up. If you see blood in the stool you will have to get a stronger medicine from your vet. This is VERY important. Please make sure you check this carefully. If you are in an area where you do not drink the tap water, please do not give it to your puppy either. All our puppies are used to clean water, with no additives. Chlorine and fluorides in city water can be hard on their stomachs and cause problems. Our guarantee is between us and the original purchaser only. Our guarantee is not transferable if you resell your puppy or give it away to someone else. Please make sure if you do not own your home that you are allowed pets before purchasing one. Please know the laws of your city and state and what is required of you before purchase as well. Some cities do not allow you to own an intact male or female. All AKC or HPA papers will come to you in the form of a "puppy application" you are responsible for mailing that in to recieve your puppies full or limited certificate.
If you cannot keep your puppy you purchased from us for any reason, we will always take them back and re-home them. We do not refund money and you are asked to pay the shipping cost or bring the puppy/dog back to us. Please remember, puppies are babies and need a lot of the same care and understanding a small child needs. You are taking in a new life to your family, please regard it with the same love and care that we gave before sending it to you. Please copy, paste and print out a copy of this entire guarantee, sign and mail it to us with your deposit or payment in full to me. Patricia Finch 6505 Radiator Dr Norwood Mo. 65717
Signature of new puppy buyer____________________________________Printed name of buyer(s)_______________________________________
address of buyer__________________________________________
Circle Breed of puppy purchasing and the full or limited papers:
Bloodhound or Minpin
Purchasing on limited papers on spay/neuter contract or full show and breeding rights contract.
Color of puppy you are purchasing: ______________
Puppies listing name and parent names of puppy you are purchasing_________________________________________Current Veterinarian name, office address & phone number__________________________________________
Clicking on the Blue Min Pin puppy takes you to the NuVet Vitamin site.
By Jim Willis, 2001
When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you
laugh. You called me your child, and despite a number of chewed shoes
and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend.
Whenever I was "bad,"you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could
you?" – but then you'd relent and roll me over for a belly rub.
My housebreaking took a little longer than expected, because you were
terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights
of nuzzling you in bed and listening to your confidences and secret
dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went
for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream (I
only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs" you said), and I
took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of
Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career,
and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently,
comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided
you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and
when you fell in love. She, now your wife, is not a "dog person" --
welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed
her. I was happy because you were happy. Then the human babies came
along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their
pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she
and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time
banished to another room, or to a dog crate.
Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a "prisoner of love." As
they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and
pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes,
investigated my ears, and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything
about them and their touch -- because your touch was now so infrequent
-- and I would've defended them with my life if need be. I would sneak
into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams, and
together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway. There had
been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced
a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me.
These past few years, you just answered "yes" and changed the subject.
I had gone from being "your dog" to "just a dog ," and you resented
every expenditure on my behalf. Now, you have a new career opportunity
in another city, and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does
not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your "family," but
there was a time when I was your only family
I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal
shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You
filled out the paperwork and said "I know you will find a good home
for her." They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand
the realities facing a middle-aged dog, even one with "papers." You
had to pry your son's fingers loose from my collar as he screamed "No,
Daddy! Please don't let them take my dog!" And I worried for him, and
what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty,
about love and responsibility, and about respect for all life. You
gave me a good-bye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely
refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to
meet and now I have one, too. After you left, the two nice ladies said
you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no
attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked
"How could you?"
They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy
schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days
ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front,
hoping it was you that you had changed your mind -- that this was all
a bad dream... or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared,
anyone who might save me.
When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention
of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far
corner and waited. I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end
of the day, and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room.
A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table and rubbed my
ears, and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of
what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner
of love had run out of days.
As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she
bears weighs heavily on her, and I know that, the same way I knew your
every mood. She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear
ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to
comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle
into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through
my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured
"How could you?"
Perhaps because she understood my dog speak, she said "I'm so sorry."
She hugged me, and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I
went to a better place, where I wouldn't be ignored or abused or
abandoned, or have to fend for myself -- a place of love and light so
very different from this earthly place. And with my last bit of
energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "How
could you?" was not directed at her. It was directed at you, My
Beloved Master, I was thinking of you. I will think of you and wait
for you forever. May everyone in your life continue to show you so
A Note from the Author: If "How Could You?" brought tears to your eyes
as you read it, as it did to mine as I wrote it, it is because it is
the composite story of the millions of formerly "owned" pets who die
each year in American & Canadian animal shelters. Please use this to
help educate, on your websites, in newsletters, on animal shelter and
vet office bulletin boards. Tell the public that the decision to add a
pet to the family is an important one for life, that animals deserve
our love and sensible care, that finding another appropriate home for
your animal is your responsibility and any local humane society or
animal welfare league can offer you good advice, and that all life is
precious. Please do your part to stop the killing, and encourage all
spay & neuter campaigns in order to prevent unwanted animals.
Please pass this on to everyone, not to hurt them or make them sad,
but it could save maybe, even one, unwanted pet.
Remember...They love UNCONDITIONALLY