|We'd just like to start off by saying that this is our home and not a
pet store or a store front, so please be respectful and understanding
of this. The health and safety of our dogs, puppies, and our home is
always our number one priority, so we take every precaution to
protect them. Many people question if they can come see, play with
the puppies, or just visit us. After much trial and error the answer
to this question is NO!! As much as I desire to accommodate visitors
for a slew of reasons including LIABILITY we have to strictly limited
access to who comes on our property and visits our dogs and puppies.
There are several explanations as to why we don't let anyone around
the puppies between birth and 8 weeks. All of which are to protect
our dogs, facility, and YOUR NEW PUPPY. Below you will find not only
details as to why the answer is no, but also information as to what
you can do in the meantime to prepare for your new puppy's home
We get many calls and email inquiries a day and we simply can't
accommodate the high volume of request. Some of these inquiries are
from our potential new puppy parents, but a lot of others are from
people claiming they just want to "look" or "visit" and play with the
dogs and puppies. Litters of purebred puppies are a high target for
theft, dog flipping, and animal right extremists. If we were to allow
everyone to see, touch, spend time with, or "just peek" at the new
babies. We would greatly risk their SAFETY and increase the
opportunity for the puppies and our dogs to pick up an infectious
disease with each new contact. If your reason for wanting to do this
is because you are still in the research phase and undecided about
the breed, we will be happy to help you learn all about the breed via
email and phone. We are also more then happy to provide pictures and
videos at any point.
Many people don't realize there are countless things to consider as a
breeder of home raised puppies. Visitors can (of course unknowingly)
bring diseases onto the property on their feet, hands, clothing etc.
The dangers of exposing young puppies to communicable diseases is
very serious and can be detrimental to our breeding program and the
welfare of our dogs. Diseases such as parvo can live for years in the
soil, pet stores, carpet, dog parks, training facilities, kennels,
vet offices, rest stops, sidewalks (anywhere dogs go) and unknowingly
be tracked in. Young and newborn puppies don't have fully developed
immune systems and are susceptible to these life threatening
illnesses. When a disease like parvo strikes it can kill a whole
litter within a matter of hours and can stay in the carpet and soil
for YEARS which would be devastating to our breeding program and
property. The puppies will have maternal antibodies built up as they
grow and get stronger, but are never totally immune. Therefore,
precautions must be taken to ensure their good health. They are not
old enough to vaccinate as it can interfere with these maternal
antibodies building and their own immune systems coming on board.
Vaccinating can hurt more then it helps when administering too young.
Until you take your puppy home we are responsible and the puppy's
health and safety is our priority.
We would also like to point out that it is extremely stressful for
mothers to have strangers coming and going as they are caring for
their new litters or preparing for delivery. This can put stress on
them causing them to become very protective of their new puppies,
impending litters, and nests during this sensitive time. This would
not be a good time to assess the mother's temperament. Her routine
would be disrupted, her eating, caring for the pups, and even her
milk production could be at risk. Not to mention the fact that mother
dogs may not accept a puppy back after being handled by a stranger.
We are definitely not trying to offend you by using the term stranger
but in fact to our dogs that is what you are.
We take great care and much time caring for all of our dogs and their
puppies it is time and energy consuming. This is what we do best, so
please let us do it. We are happy that you are enthusiastic about
getting your new puppy and when the time comes to bring it home we
are happy to meet you in a mutual safe meeting place.
In the meantime, hopefully you can keep busy until your puppy is
ready to go home! Here are some things that you can do.
'Visit Us Online' on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and MEWE. We
often post pictures and videos of the new litters, puppies, and dogs.
Also you can keep in touch via email and phone and we would be happy
to talk with you about your puppies progress until your puppy is
ready to go home. You also may want to take this time to start
preparing for your puppy's arrival.
- Puppy proof your house.
- Purchase a Kennel if you will be crate training.
- Get Stainless steel food and water dishes.
- If your a new puppy owner get some reading material on Siberian
Huskies and puppy training.
- Look into puppy obedience classes near you.
- Order your Nuvet Vitamins.
The time will go by before you know it and you'll be bringing your
new baby home!
Everything we do is for the health and well being of our dogs.
Thank you for understanding this, Gallipoli Pine Siberians