So if you are reading this you are likely interested in a dog from us and are curious how things will change in the light of this pandemic.
I am happy to say that on my end, our normal practices have been designed to keep germs and infection away from puppies
so we have never been big on visitors. Not a lot has changed in that regard. Feel free to read our VISIT page to see how we do
things in non pandemic times.
So to put into context why the policies are in effect, I am the only person in my house who takes care of the animals day to day.
The rest of the family have jobs outside of the home. If I were to fall ill several things will happen. #1 the other people in the home
are now at risk of getting sick and putting the only income for the house in jeopardy. #2 I have no one to care for the animals.
If I am sick and at home, while inconvenient, I could muster through day to day life. If I end up in a hospital, the breeding program
stops immediately. This is not being dramatic. I CAN NOT be away from home and have animals with no one to feed, water
and care for them. If I am hospitalized the breeding program shuts down. Dogs are sold/given to other breeders and litters of
puppies will be given to a fellow breeder to sell at her discretion. Stoverly shuts down and may or may not pick up operations
at a later date. So to avoid that happening the following policies are in affect.
Until further notice we have cancelled all potential visits. No exceptions.
Pick up of puppies will be outdoors. Yes even in winter. We will do our best to have a 10x10 shelter set up with sides to be out
of the immediate weather but we will be outdoors.
All of the pick up talk information will be on the training site. It is your responsibility as a buyer to watch it before you pick
up your puppy.
I will send you a copy of the contract to read over.
Upon pick up you will enter the shelter, 1 or 2 families at a time, MAXIMUM 2 adults, but for paperwork we really need only
one adult per puppy, we are not sitting and chatting during a pandemic.
You will fill out the microchip form, sign the contract, pick up your envelope with all of your puppies health papers and your
goody box with food, treats, leash etc. You may pick a collar from the stand that you would like for your puppy. Final payment
if not done via e-Transfer will be in cash, you pick up your puppy and you go home.
The table and pens will be sanitized before you arrive and in between each pick up.
We have lots of hand sanitizer and lysol wipes.
It is optional to wear a mask, we will NOT be wearing one on our end.
Pick up days will still be Friday and Saturday of their 8 week mark unless otherwise noted
Pick ups will be every 30 minutes starting at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 etc until all the puppies have gone home for that day.
Times will be back to back, we will not do a pick up at 10 and then the next one at noon. We will give later appointments to
the people farther away if they wish, or early if they have come and stayed in a hotel.