Breed, Gender, Puppy # (eg. Pomeranian, Boy 2) of puppy you will be visiting:
What is it about this breed that appeals to you?
Are you a family with children?
If yes, how many children? What are their ages?
Do you live in an apartment, condo, single family dwelling?
Do you have a yard or other safe area to exercise and play with a puppy? Please describe.
Do you own or rent?
If you rent, has the landlord been advised of your plan to get a puppy? Has he/she agreed to you having a puppy?
If you already have a veterinarian that cares for your pets please provide his/her name and phone # for reference.
If you do not already have a veterinarian, please provide the name and phone # of the clinic you PLAN to use.
Will this be the first puppy you have raised?
If you have raised other puppies, are they still with you? If not, what is the reason that they are no longer with you?
Do you or you and your family feel confident that you have the time and the basic knowledge to raise a puppy?
If you found that you were having difficulty with house training, nipping, jumping up, pulling on the leash, getting in the trash, or any other undesirable behaviour what would you do?
Are you a high school or college student?
What is your plan for caring for a puppy while attending or returning to school?
Do you foresee a change of location or career in the near future?
If you had to move or found yourself working longer hours, what arrangements would you be prepared to make for the care of your puppy?
Have you ever had an allergic reaction while in close proximity to a dog?
Have you ever been tested for allergies to animals?
If you are allergic to dogs, do you know if the allergy is to the hair, dander, or saliva of dogs? Some people are allergic only to the coat hair of dogs and can, therefore, still enjoy the companionship of a non-shedding, hypoallergenic breed. Other people are allergic to the dander or the saliva of dogs and will not benefit from purchasing a non-shedding breed. It is your responsibility to know the nature and severity of the allergy.
Would you be willing to go to puppy training classes or seek the advice of a professional trainer if you encountered a behaviour problem with your puppy that you couldn't resolve on your own?
If you work or attend classes, how many hours per day will your puppy be alone?
What are your plans for containing your puppy while you are away at work or school?
Please describe your lifestyle in terms of how active you and your family are. Are you a person or family who spends a lot of time outside or doing activities such as walking, running, biking, camping, canoeing, etc or are you more likely to be curled up watching t.v., reading a book, playing video games, browsing the web?
Do you think you would be better suited to a dog with moderate to high exercise needs or a dog with low exercise needs?
Small Wonders Kennel has a contract you will be required to sign before the purchase of any puppy is complete? This contract is an overview of what we, the breeders, expect of you as pet owners. For example, you will be asked to agree that you are not buying a puppy for breeding or re-sale, that you will keep the shots up-to-date (including rabies), that you will feed a premium quality food, that the puppy will not be tied up outside for hours, that the puppy will live in your home, that fresh water will always be provided, that the puppy will be spayed or neutered at the appropriate age, etc. If you don't agree with such a contract or are reluctant to sign a contract, we will not be able to place a puppy in your care. Are you prepared to sign and adhere to a contract?