however, we are a small program with 2-4 litters per year. I've advertsed alot--not locally in newspaper--folks won't pay price, so we rely on website---but still slow--we have lovely fully tested dogs,ALAA, and I'm not new to the "dog world"--40 yrs experience--I just don't like taking time from my routine to spend time-exactly like you stated. I sell them on the breed---- and they buy from someone else with the "color and size" they prefer available in their time frame. I just don't know how to address a response politely in email to them?
If you are able to place your pets in a timely fashion without offering "lookey-loo" appointments, then why inconvenience your family time? If you are not selling your pups quickly, then consider it... more
I meant to say also- it is slow selling puppies- Debbie-,Sat May 12 20:54
because you take the time to sell people on the breed first and THEN find out their requirements, clearly you need to switch that around. Pre-qualify your customers. Don't let them steamroll you with ... more
I agree with what Joy has shared. My response was "We only accomodate visitors with an application/deposit on file.". With that, the lookies go elsewhere. Those with a commitment will pursue. I used... more
If they have not met you or your dogs? I wouldn't, which is why I do allow visits. I do requrie a puppy application as stated above. I can see how an active family with kids etc that visits would be... more
I inform them that the deposit is refundable if they come here and do not think we are a good match (for any reason). I have never shipped a dog, so I have met all the families who have purchased... more