Florida Poms Home Visit Policy

The health and safety of our dogs and puppies is very important to us, so we take every precaution to protect them. After much trial and error, we have implemented the following visitation policy that has been very successful.

I have always been a firm believer in allowing people to come into our home to see where the puppies are being raise along with the parents & choose their puppy. However, several events over the last year have caused me to change my policy on home visits. I understand my new policy might upset some people however through experience this is the best way to protect my family and dogs. There is a very high demand for a Pomeranian puppy from us due to our good reputation, dedication, and above and beyond efforts to rear puppies in the most advantageous way possible. We get approximately 5 or more calls, & email inquiries a day. At LEAST half of those, if not more, want to visit and spend a few hours with us, play with the puppies, but many are saying “we might want a puppy years in the future and are interviewing breeders now”, or “we think we might want a pom but have never actually met one”, or “we are trying to see which breed is right for us” so they want to come visit our dogs to decide if they really like the breed. We can understand why someone would want to do this and it is very wise before deciding on a breed or breeder. However, we simply can’t accommodate the high volume of requests. This is our home and not a store front or kennel facility so please be understanding. We will also be happy to help you learn all about the breed and answer any questions via email, text and phone. Many don’t realize there are countless things to consider as a breeder of home raised puppies. We offer weekly pictures and videos to watch your puppy grow. We can also facetime to pick out a puppy. The dangers of exposing young puppies to communicable disease is very serious and can be detrimental to a breeding program and the welfare of our dogs. Visitors can (of course unknowingly) bring diseases onto the property on their feet, hands etc. The mothers are also being protective of their ‘den’ (impending litter/pups) during this sensitive time. This is not a good time to assess the mother’s temperament and will cause her stress and unease with a number of visitors coming and going while she is preparing for delivery or has a litter of pups.
Young and newborn puppies don’t have fully developed immune systems and are susceptible to life threatening illnesses, including Parvovirus, Canine Influenza, Pneumonia, Canine Herpes Virus, Kennel Cough, etc. They 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 safety. They are not old enough to vaccinate as it interferes with their maternal antibodies building and their own immune system coming on board and hurts more than it helps when administered too young. When diseases like Parvo strike, they can kill a whole litter in a matter of hours and can stay in the carpet and soil for years which would be devastating to our breeding program and property for many years to come. Disease can be carried on people’s clothing, hands, shoes, etc. and can live for years in the soil, pet stores, carpet, dog parks, training facilities, kennels, vet offices, rest stops, etc (anywhere dogs go) and unknowingly be tracked in. Litters of purebred puppies are also a high target for theft, dog flipping, and animal rights extremists. Therefore, we strictly limit access to who comes onto our property and visits our dogs and litters.

This is our policy for visiting the litter. There is NO exceptions to this. Please be respectful and do not ask otherwise.

• We allow visitors ONLY if they have been approved AND have placed a deposit. We allow you to see your puppy at 6 weeks after their 1st set of shot.
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In effort to minimize exposure of our puppies to contagious diseases/viruses we want to limit the people to (2) or a family. We don’t want you bring a group of people to play with the puppy.
-You will only be allowed to play with the puppy you placed a deposit on.
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• By appointment only and we ask that you be courteous and be punctual. This is our family home and not a store front or kennel facility. Please be on time as we set aside a block of time for your visit.
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• I ask that visitors do not visit us after previously visiting with another breeder, dog park, vet, pet store etc. on the same day.
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• No other dogs or animals are permitted to visit.
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• Shoes must be removed before entering our home.