Picking up a new puppy is about snuggling it and getting some puppy kisses. However, there is some necessary paperwork that also has to be completed. We try to minimize paperwork time and maximize puppy time by letting you know ahead of time what to expect. So, here is a run-down of the paperwork you will see at pick up time. You will be receiving a folder with these papers. We recommend taking the whole folder along to your first vet appointment.
1. Health Records - This page has all the pertinent information about your puppy - date of birth, weight record, vaccination record, and deworming record.
2. Health Certificate - This is from our vet stating the puppy was found to be in good health.
3. Puppy Contract - Please read this document carefully! You will be asked to sign two copies at pick up - one for you and one for us.
4. AKC Registration Papers - We completed our part of the registration papers. You do need to register your dog; these registration papers show that you are receiving purebred puppy. Unless otherwise specified, you will be receiving limited (pet) registration. This simply means that your dog is AKC registered, but if he/she would produce any puppies, they would not be eligible for registration. Limited registration does not mean that you must spay or neuter; however, we recommend that you do if you are not getting full registration.
5. New puppy information - We give you a packet of papers with helpful tips on training your new puppy.
6. Photo use permission - We like when families keep in touch with us with photos and updates on their puppy. We have a page on our website with "past puppy photo updates" where you can share pictures of your puppy with others. We never want to post photos here without permission. Therefore, you may fill out this OPTIONAL form that allows us to post pictures you send us. If ever there is a specific photo you do not want to be shared, you can always note that when you send it. You are not required to fill out this form.
Let us know if you have any questions!
Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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