Potential families wishing to obtain a Kack's Poo must be assigned to our Waiting List. To gain access to our waiting list each family must complete the puppy application at the bottom of this page and place a $100.00 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the purchase price of your puppy. Your deposit is our assurance that you are sincere about owning a Kack's Poo, and enables us to determine when any breeding should take place. Deposits may be paid in cash, check or money order made out to Renee Kachenmeister, credit card, or via Paypal. Credit cards and Paypal are charged an additional 5% convenience fee. This covers the fees that they charge me for processing.
Families are placed on the waiting list in the order of the date deposits are received and the list kept public knowledge on the website. When the puppies are three (3) weeks of age, the selection process will begin if it hasn't already. You will be contacted via E-mail or telephone to allow you the opportunity to visit the website to view photos and litter information. Many families choose to make their decision on a puppy within a few days after birth. This is allowed and encouraged, however it must still follow the chronological order of the waiting list. When the selection cycle begins you will have 48 hours to respond with your decision. If I do not get a response within 48 hours, I will move on to the next family on the list. It is your responsibility to keep us updated with changes in your contact information. When a family refuses a selection, the next family on the list will be offered the opportunity to choose from the remaining puppies. This will continue until all puppies in the litter are placed in new homes. If a waiting family shows interest in a particular set of puppies, the remaining puppies of no interest may be chosen by the next person(s) on the list. As puppies are chosen, those families are removed from the waiting list, and everyone below them moves up to the next highest position on the list. If any puppies are not placed with any of the families on the waiting list, those puppies will be offered openly to the general public. Once you pass on a litter, you will have to wait for the next litter. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to hold a puppy. If you are on the waiting list and have paid your $100 waiting list deposit, you should be prepared to pay the additional $100 puppy deposit when you select your puppy to secure your selection. The remaining balance is due in CASH ONLY upon receipt of your puppy. This is due to the high number of fraudulent individuals out there that come up with new scams every day. Personal delivery is available to anywhere in the United States for a fee. Shipping is done only as a last resort and is done via Delta Airlines ONLY. I have many people that request littermates or come back for a second puppy, therefore a second puppy purchased going to the same household will be discounted by $200.
Puppies are released at eight (8) weeks of age unless other circumstances exist. In all cases, puppies may not be picked up prior to seven (7) weeks of age and must be picked up prior to nine (9) weeks of age unless arrangements have been made for puppy boot camp (paid training). The time that they are ready to go to their new home will be determined by each individual puppy. Puppies will not be released for pick up until verification has been received that the recommended food and supplements have been ordered. Details and ordering information can be found on the Your New Pup page of our website. Each puppy goes home with a new puppy folder containing a Breeder Examination Health Certificate with all veterinary records, Puppy Contract including spay/neuter agreement, a copy of our FULL 2-YEAR and LIMITED LIFETIME GUARANTEES*, Registration Application, 3 Generation Certificate of Pedigree, and other helpful puppy information. All puppies are well-socialized with my adult dogs and my two young children from birth. They are raised in a warm, loving home environment with lots of attention (ok, they are just plain spoiled rotten!!!).
We receive numerous requests on the size of our waiting list, or the approximate time it may take for a family to receive a puppy from us. The size of the list is not always a factor in the selection process. Families may pass on a puppy that is exactly what another family desires. Because of this, we cannot predict when a puppy will be available.
To put this in a little better perspective, we have had as many as 22 families on the waiting list. Many of the families passed on the puppies and the family that was number 17 selected a puppy. Why did so many pass? The reasons are endless.
Here are a few:
All of these are valid reasons and must be accepted. I cannot force anyone to take a puppy that they will not be happy with, and I cannot predict what anyone will do at selection time.
Even when the list was only 10 families waiting, the family that was number 10 received the puppy he wanted. In a more recent litter, a puppy was refused by 13 families. When the puppy was offered to the public, I was asked why the puppy wasn't chosen. I would explain the reasons, and some of those potential families would walk away because 13 others refused the puppy. When a family came and looked at the puppy, they couldn't believe so many had passed, but the puppy was what they wanted. -------And------The breeding plans were set in motion---again.
Breeding plans are just that; plans! We do the planning, but the bitch makes the decision. We plan the heat cycle event, but the bitch will always make us wait. Then, when the breeding takes place, it's a waiting period to see if the breeding was successful. Just because two dogs bred is no guarantee that the breeding was successful. After waiting 30 days, we can usually determine if the breeding is successful. It takes 63 days from breeding to whelping. Then it takes another few weeks of observation and testing puppies at critical stages to ensure hearing, sight, and health. When we feel the pups are within the guidelines of progression, we offer them to our waiting families.
METHODS OF PAYMENT for deposit and full payment for optional services include cash, check or money order, Western Union, MoneyGram, MasterCard/Visa, and PayPal. There is a convenience fee of 5% that will be added for PayPal and credit cards to cover their fees they charge for processing the payment. Final payment is due at the time of pickup or delivery and must be made by cash only. Please make all payments payable to Renee Kachenmeister.
IN-CABIN FLIGHT WITH BREEDER
If you are unable to make the round-trip flight to pick up your puppy, and do not want your puppy to fly alone, we will personally fly the puppy to you. With this option, the puppy flies in the cabin of the plane at our feet for the duration of the flight. We will make all flight arrangements. There is a $250.00 charge for ALL puppies and there are no exceptions. This fee covers the airline pet charge of $125 along with $100 towards our personal cost (off work, child care, animal care while we are gone), parking fee at the airport, and our trip to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) or Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). Aside from the $250.00 charge noted previously, you will pay actual flight charges. The only exception is in the very rare instance that a return flight is not available same day, in which hotel fees would be incurred. Please note that all airlines charge an in-cabin pet fee in addition to the cost of the flight. That amount is INCLUDED IN OUR FEE. We do not inflate or add on to the actual flight costs. We use ANY available airline based upon lowest cost and direct flight availability, with our preferred airlines being Delta and American. We use our own personal soft-sided carrier that will return home with us.
We do not use any transport service, as many "professional ground pet transport" services stick animals cage to cage in the back of a truck or van. As a Registered Veterinary Technician, I have several issues with this: