Why we don’t “hold” or take a “waiting list” for a puppy

After a recent (and unpleasant) encounter with a woman, I decided to explain why we don’t “hold” or take a “waiting list” for a puppy.

I have been breeding Mini Aussies for almost 20 years.  Prior to that, I bred Labradors. I have learned a few things over those years.

Definition of deposit: a sum payable as a first installment on the purchase of something or as a pledge for a contract, the balance being payable later.

Waiting list:  One thing I have learned about waiting lists, people don’t want to wait.

I used to accept a (refundable) deposit and experienced the same as the waiting list., so deposits then became “NON-REFUNDABLE”.

After the puppies arrived, I would contact each person who asked to be on that waiting list and most often than not, the case would be, “oh, we got a puppy already” or “we changed our minds” or some other reason, so I stopped doing waiting lists.

Holding a puppy:
I can get up to twenty or more inquiries a day for puppies.

I do my best to stay current and up to date on my website. I post weekly photos of each puppy so that both buyers and prospective buyers can see the puppies. I also (with the help of my daughter) post pictures and videos on both Instagram and Facebook. It’s a full time job, that I work hard at.

I do not hold a puppy w/o a deposit. Plain and simple. I get too many inquiries. If you want a puppy, it requires a deposit to hold/reserve the puppy.  So, please don’t ask me to hold a puppy while you reach out to your spouse, or get off work, etc.

If you ask me for additional information/photos/videos, I am happy to provide that to you, at my earliest convenience. I may not always be able to get to it immediately, but I will get back to you. If I am getting multiple inquires about the same puppy and the other person sends me a deposit, that puppy will no longer be available (even though you and I may be “talking”). Communicating with someone about a puppy does not “seal the deal”. The only way to guarantee the purchase of a puppy is by placing a deposit. Sometimes that means minutes.

My website is very informative and up to date.  Please go through it before reaching out to me.  Most information you need is on the website.

The best way to contact me is pick up the phone and call me or send me a text. Messaging me on social media is okay too, but I may not see it as quickly (sometimes days) as I do a text message or a voicemail/phone call.

Thank you,
Joni

 

Published on March 26, 2020 at 11:33 am  Comments Off on Why we don’t “hold” or take a “waiting list” for a puppy  
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