must be about ready to have a new puppy join your family, and BOY, how EXCITING that is! We are glad
to see our little waggy-tailed tykes go to homes like yours that are ready
to have a ball with them.
First, have you read through our
page about "what to do when you think you're ready to buy a puppy?" If not, it's
right here. This page is sort
of a list of things to do from now until you pick up your puppy. It includes a
link to our
sales procedures and guarantees, information about
deposits, what you need to have before your puppy comes home, etc. One of the
steps involves paying a partial payment/deposit (or the whole cost, if you
prefer) to reserve your puppy.
Payment Methods (you must be 18 years old or older to
buy a puppy from us):
We accept personal checks and money orders for deposits,
but not for final payments at the time of pick up.
Credit card payments via PayPal. You do
not have to have a PayPal account to use your credit card
via PayPal. However, keep in mind that if you use the
e-check option in PayPal, the payment takes 4 to 7 days to process. Please don't
use PayPal "at the last minute" unless your have a normal credit or debit card,
because it will not be processed for several days. We can't let a puppy leave us
until confirmed funds are here. The credit card or PayPal account (whichever
applies) must be in the name of the purchaser.
MoneyGram from Wal-Mart is no longer
accepted, because you should NEVER send a wire
transfer such as Western Union or MoneyGram unless you know the person the money
is being sent to. Although we ARE honest and truly do
own our puppies that are represented as being for sale, we don't want YOU to use
this unsafe method of paying for a puppy. Not from us, and not from anyone
else...please don't do it! Don't get
scammed! Please click
here to read tips about how to
know whether you are talking to a real puppy owner, or a scammer that has stolen
photos from other web sites (link opens in a new window).
Depositing to Reserve Your Puppy:
A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold a puppy
until it is old enough to go to your home, though some people pay fully at the time of deposit.
If more than $100 is paid initially, $100 of that payment will be considered the
deposit. This deposit is applied toward the puppy's cost.
Will I Get a Refund if I
The first $100 you pay toward
your puppy is considered a non-refundable deposit that applies toward your
puppy's total price. "But," we do try to refund deposits in cases where the
puppy is reserved by another family for the same price. Much depends upon the
timing of everything. More 2 paragraphs below...
some reason, you are unable to finish paying for the puppy, and you tell us before he/she
is 5 weeks old, we will refund all that you have paid except the
$100 deposit. If the puppy is older than 5 weeks, we will work
together. The problem is that once puppies are close to being able to leave us, it becomes
harder to find a home for them for the full price, as people are less likely to
adopt older puppies.
If we sell that puppy for the full amount, we
may go ahead and refund your deposit MINUS extra advertising expenses/fees/vet
bills, etc. that we incur.
See our Guarantees page for
more information about our standard practices and health guarantees.
The Final Payment:
The most-often used final payment
Cash at the time of pick up
Payment with a credit card/PayPal account that doesn't require time
for bank clearance
Sorry...Checks are not accepted at the time of pick up
due to some bad experiences in the past. :-(
Please don't wait until the last minute to send the final
payment if using PayPal unless your PayPal setup allows
instant payment. We have run into all kinds of glitches with all
payment methods other than cash at the time of pick up.
Most people pay the rest of the cost in cash at the time of
pickup, but if you wish to pay via check or money order,
that is fine as long as it is at least 2 weeks prior to
picking up your puppy, to allow the check to clear.
Wire transfers must have enough time to show up at our bank
before we can let a puppy go. We are flexible and try to
work according to your needs.
Wal-Mart MoneyGram Transfers are an easy alternative, too.
We have a Wal-Mart about 30 minutes from us (Maryville,
Missouri), so can drive
there to receive the money if given some notice.
When is Full/Final Payment Due?
Full payment is due before the puppy leaves us. Payment must be confirmable by that time, so if a
check or money order is to be used, it should be sent 2
If we hold a puppy past the 8 week age for you at your
request, full payment is required at 8 weeks.
3005 Lexington Court
Bedford, IA 50833
Credit Card Payments:
Below is an odd assortment of PayPal buttons that, pieced together, should cover your puppy cost and
shipping charges if you fly your puppy home. You can use more than one
button if needed to gain the full amount of the costs.
If you need a
different value button or would like me to e-mail you a clickable link for
your specific amount,
e-mail or call me.
If you don't have a PayPal account, choose a button below.
When you are asked to sign up, just click "continue" and ignore the request
for you to create an account. By doing this, you can use your credit card
without having an account with PayPal.
Click this thumbnail to see the location of the
"continue" link if you don't have a PayPal account.
Please make sure you have filled out the
Exchange Form so we have all the information needed for our
By using your credit card to pay
for or toward a puppy purchase,
you are assumed to be the owner of the credit card.
Do not attempt to make payment to us if you are not listed
as the account holder on the credit card; contact us instead
for payment options.
Reminder: The first $100 of your payments is
considered the deposit, and applies toward the total cost of your puppy.
Miscellaneous Payment Amounts
If you plan to pay for the rest of your puppy via debit/credit card or PayPal,
choose from the following payment amounts to add payments up for a single
transaction. For example, if you want to pay $500, you can add two items
to your cart: a $50 puppy payment, and a $450 payment (totaling $500).
Use any combination you want to end up with the correct total you wish to
pay, and then check out.