Steps to Adoption: THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
We release a certain number of litters at a time for reservations. These litters are set in stone unless something happens last minute and we need to change studs, postpone the litter, etc. This choice will always be at the breeder’s discretion, but changes like this will be announced as soon as possible.
The litters we have open for reservations can be found on the PLANNED LITTERS page of our website. Under each litter, there is a button that will take you to the individual page for that specific litter. On this page, you will find information about this upcoming litter, expected price range, pictures of past puppies from these parents and the wait list. We keep our website very up to date. So the wait list will almost always be current and correct.
If you are interested in the litter, there is another button that says “Apply Now”. This will bring up a short form that you can fill out and submit to us. Once we have received your information and submission, we will reach out to you via email. We will confirm which spot we have available on our list and you can choose whether or not you want to move forward and reserve your spot. Once our wait list is filled up, we will still take back up names in the event that someone on the wait list chooses to drop off for whatever reason or in the event that we have more puppies born than the number of families on the wait list.
We do not accept deposits to be on our wait list or back up list. We want to make sure that our clients are able to see the puppies first, before sending us a deposit.
Once the puppies are born, we will reach out to everyone on the wait list. We will let you know what genders and colors we have. Newborn photos are typically posted 2-5 days after birth. These will be the only photos posted on our actual website for a few weeks. Not much exciting happens during these first few weeks of life. But Wait List families are encouraged to follow along on our Instagram (@glasshousepuppies), as we typically post videos and photos of our babies as they are growing. We want to give our clients a glimpse into the daily life of our puppies and how they are raised. Information and photos of our litters can be found on the NURSERY page of our website.
Our next set of website photos will be around 4-5 weeks of age, once the puppies are able to sit up well and have their eyes open. Pricing will be clearly listed under each puppy, as well as their expected coat type and current weight. We will also post short videos of each puppy. Our puppies typically see the vet at 5 weeks of age. Any special notes from our vet about the litter (such as incorrect bites, hernias, etc.) will be made available to the wait list families. After this vet visit, we will begin accepting deposits. Families on our wait list will be placing deposits on specific puppies, not the litter as a whole. Your deposit will reserve the exact puppy that your family wants to bring home. That way you know exactly what you are getting when you send in your deposit. Each family will have 24 hours to choose their puppy. If they have not chosen in that time, we will move on to the next family on our list. After everyone on our wait list has chosen, any available puppies will then be advertised as such.
After you have reserved your puppy, it is now time to schedule pick up. Families are always welcome to come to our house to pick up in person. We have transportation options available for families farther away and out of state. We are also happy to meet families in Huntsville or Birmingham, AL if our schedule permits. We will take 1-2 more sets of photos in the time between puppy selections and pick up. These will be posted on our website. During this time, families are encouraged to go ahead and be preparing for the arrival of their puppies. We have a page dedicated to products we love and use regularly. Most importantly, we strongly recommend buying a bag of the puppy food we use in advance. Please check out our FAVORITE PRODUCTS page to find links for all of these things.
Do you allow visits?
We are not a kennel, our puppies are raised in our home. While we would love to accommodate these requests, our first priority is the safety and health of our puppies. We only allow visits when families come to pick up their puppy or if they have arranged to pick out their puppy in person. There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy. Most of our adult dogs live in Guardian Homes, so they are not always available to be seen on puppy pick out or pick up day.
Can I set up a phone call?
Our primary form of contact is email. We live in the middle of nowhere with very little cell reception. So we prefer to do most of our initial correspondence via email. When it is time for you place a deposit on a litter, we would be happy to set up a time to speak on the phone and answer any questions that you have. We want our clients to feel completely comfortable with us as breeders, before committing to one of our puppies. Families who have already placed deposits are a priority and we will be available to them first and foremost. Please note that due to our cell reception, we ask that you reach out through text first. Sometimes calls will not come through.
What will my puppy come home with?
Our puppies will go home with their vet records, any registration paperwork, our two year health guarantee, sample bag of puppy food and puppy gift bag. What we put in the gift bags changes periodically, but usually includes - training treats, chew toys, bones, puppy pads, blanket, shampoo, bath wipes, dental treats, etc.
What about vaccinations?
Our puppies will go home up to date on shots and vet care for their age. At 6 weeks, they will get their first round of vaccinations. Most of our puppies go home at 8 weeks. But any puppies that stay a little longer will receive their next round, if they are due for it. Our puppies are also dewormed periodically.
Do you start your puppies on crate training?
Yes! We begin working on crate training with our puppies when they are about 6 weeks old. To start off, we put 2-3 puppies in a crate. Crate training is scary at first and having a sibling close by is very comforting for them. As they grow accustomed to the crates, we take a puppy out. Eventually we are left with one puppy per crate. Our goal is for our puppies to go home with a solid foundation in crate training.
What are your payment methods?
We currently accept Paypal, Venmo or personal checks for deposits. For the balance, we accept Paypal, Venmo or cash when you pick up your puppy. We will accept checks for the balance as well. But if you want to send a check, we MUST receive it after you have picked out your puppy, 2 weeks before pick up. If you arrive at our home with a check, we WILL NOT send your puppy home with you.
What transportation options do you offer?
We have a few different options for our long distance customers. We offer to ship through airline cargo (usually AA or Delta) for $450. Flight Nannies are $500 (www.tlcflightnanny.com). We have had great experiences with both. We frequently meet clients in Huntsville or Birmingham, AL. Both cities are about an hour away from our home. So this is convenient for us and we are happy to do it free of charge. If we need to meet farther than that, we do charge a delivery fee. We are busy people, so in the event we are not able to deliver your puppy we do have another ground transporter available and I can request a quote for you.
Do you health test your dogs?
Yes! Our parents dogs are health tested or in the process of being tested now. We want to breed the healthiest puppies possible! We screen for genetic diseases, hip and elbow dysplasia, hereditary heart and eye issues. All testing results can be seen on each dog's individual page of our website.
What is included in your health guarantee?
Our health guarantee is for a period of two years. It covers any testable genetic disease, Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia (OFA moderate or below), hereditary eye or heart conditions. We also guarantee our puppies at the time of purchase to be healthy and examined by our veterinarian. Please reach out to us through email if you would like to read our Guarantee in full and we would be happy to share it with you.
How much do your puppies cost?
What colors do you offer?
Please visit our page on PRICING for more information on the colors we are currently offering, as well as the price ranges for our puppies.
Do you offer breeding rights?
We occasionally sell our puppies to breeders and consider each request on a case by case basis. Please email us with any interest in adding one of our dogs to your program!
Do you offer stud services?
Yes. We will occasionally offer specific males as studs and will consider each inquiry on a case by case basis. To use one of our boys, we require that your female be genetically health tested and have OFA Hips or Pennhip at a minimum. We also require a current Brucellosis test. We offer boarding for up to 5 days while your female is being bred. This boarding cost will be included in the stud fee. Please reach out to us for more info.
I can't pick my puppy up right at 8 weeks old. Will you board them a little longer?
We offer boarding on a case by case basis and only board a certain number of puppies at a time. Our boarding cost is $100/wk past 8 weeks. During that time, the puppies live in our home with us as if they were our own pets. We continue to work on crate training and will even start some basic obedience training. If they stay long enough to need their next round of vaccinations, we will take care of that as well. They will also begin flea/tick and heartworm preventative.