I am looking for some new ideas on how to find GREAT homes for my puppies. I already have ads on Puppyfind and Terriffic Pets, but I am trying to find good homes for my babies. Does anyone have any good ideas? I have been lucky as this litter is 8 weeks old and 4 out of the 6 puppies have already found new homes. Now, just to find new ones for the last two.
I'd rather sell locally than out of state, that way you can meet the potential owners. Maybe leave a note with your veterinarian so they can pass word along. You can also go to other pet businesses, groomers, boarders, etc. Or what about the stud you used?
Do a small questionnaire for anyone wanting the pups. Ask why they want that breed, how will they exercise the puppy, what will they do if they ever decide to move, etc etc. And have a spay/neuter contract.
***Edited By: thelifeofriley on 7/5/2006 2:47:29 PM*** Reason: .
scenicvalesiberians- you have a really nice website. I noticed your puppy pack stuff. Are you aware that purina will send you a 'puppy pack' which includes a small amount of free food coupons, empty small purina food bags and an information folder with a coupon off the first bag of food?
I guess I am confused as to your post, you state that you have been lucky since there are only 2 left of this litter to find homes for? Why do you have to find homes? Why are you not taking deposits prior to birth with homes prearranged prior to conception?
You should have advertised the coming litter prior to the birth, if you didn't have a waiting list and you should have a waiting list established before you let anyone breed.
I know this sounds harsh but it is a reality, you don't let a breeding take place and then "hope" you can find homes for the babies. I post my upcoming litters only after I allow my girls to breed, they are only allowed to breed once there are 3 names on the waiting list.
I guess it's really to late now to be asking specifics about people who are going to be taking them home seeing as half are already gone.
I know that some breeders have contracts which is probably a good place to start.
Such as they have 5 days only to return a pup with a refund minus a handling fee. Those reasons should be also specific. (example: the vet said something is not right, fighting with another dog already in the home etc..)
Some breeders also say that this is to be a family pet in that no breeding allowed. That you should get it spayed/nutured etc.
I do not think I would ever have pups because of a fear of where my babies would go. I would probably go as far as home visits to make sure they are not kept outside, tied up etc... lol. Thats just me but you may add that in your next litters contract. hehe.
For now, I would probably go to the vet and ask if he allows advertising in the office. word of mouth is probably your best bet.
In today's on-damand world, waiting lists mean very little. Particularly for families just wanting a nice 'pet'. I had over 100 inquires from January to when my puppies were born in June. I sent off a mass mailing to every one and the VAST majority have found puppies. I am not worried about it. I have NEVER had a problem placing puppies.
The only people who will generally wait are repeat customers, referrals, people looking for a specific show/breeding prospect, or some one who is in your area.
Puppyfind and TP are good. So is next-day-pets and even a listing in the AKC classifieds. I don't know if I would bother doing all that advertising for the last two. Are they males? It always seems like I always have a male that is last to go.
I am sure you will find nice families with out a problem.