Completing this application is a step in the process to acquiring a puppy from Juniper Crossing Farms, but it does not guarantee you will get a puppy from this or any future litter. While it's unlikely, the breeder reserves the right to refuse any placement at any time.
If this application is approved, you will receive a link to make a deposit on a puppy when puppies are available. Please make this deposit within 48 hours of the approval notification. By making a deposit you are committing to take a puppy from the litter, regardless of whether your gender/color preference is available. Should you elect to not take a puppy from the litter, the reservation fee may be transferred to a future litter. We do our best to match preferences.
Puppies will be chosen by their new families when they are approximately four (4) weeks of age. Puppies will go to their new homes at eight (8) weeks of age. We cannot hold puppies for extended times; it is critical for their social development that the litter departs within a reasonable timeframe.
We have a contract, and placing a reservation fee on a puppy signifies acceptance of the contract and its terms even without your signiture. We believe it's the professional thing to do to memorialize our obligations to each other on paper so there are no questions later. If you have questions about specific terms, you need to contact us prior to placing your deposit on your puppy.
We require spay/neuter before 18 months of age. If you're a breeder you should probably look elsewhere. This might seem hypocritical at first glance, but we have a take-back provision in our contract. Any puppy from our home always has a home with us. We never want them at a shelter. Taking back an unaltered dog into our home poses significant risks to our own dogs due to canine STDs and possible pregnancy of an unaltered dog. Sadly, many well-intentioned folks don't remember to spay before the first heat cycle and suddenly their barely-adolescent dog is pregnant by multiple studs of unknown heritage. Spay surgery while pregnant is exceedingly risky, and several canine STDs such as brucellosis can be transferred to humans, which poses an unacceptable risk to our family.