Before any puppy leaves our home, they have had dew-claws removed, received two DAPP shots, had two negative fecal exams, had their first dose of flea/tick preventive applied, and have been microchipped. The new owners are given the health certificates for the first two vet visits with any physical findings noted by the vet. We also include a copy of the vaccine label for the product that the puppy was given, and our recommended vaccine administration protocol, based on Dr. Dodds' recommendations-with dates for completing the protocol.The owner is asked to share all this health information from our vet with the puppy's new vet. We also provide a copy of the label for the flea/tick product to prevent confusion at the vet's office about what product was administered. The new owners are advised to obtain Bortadella and Rabies vaccines, and to purchase additional flea/tick preventive and start heartworm medication. Since we require a vet visit within 7 days of pickup, these things are all scheduled with the vet in a timely manner.
Other items in the packet include a copy of the fully executed sales agreement, the puppy's pedigree, microchip tag and number, with instructions on how to register the number with CAR online (with a reminder to include us as the alternate contact), a grooming schedule for the owner and grooming instructions for themselves or the dog groomer they may choose to use. We have created a booklet called "Tips and Tidbits for Raising Your Welshie" to include information about feeding, toys, crate training, housebreaking, enrolling in obedience classes, grooming etc. We also provide a list of crates and grooming equipment with photos and links to the online seller with the best prices so they can acquire these items over the next few weeks.
We require all our puppies to be transported in crates when they leave the house, and will give loaner crates for people who have not remembered to pack one for pickup day. We will give the new owners a bag of food if they have not purchased it yet, and newspapers or an old towel for the crate, plus plastic bags and paper towels if they have forgotten them-all come in handy for the ride home.