Pups For Sale | Puppy Availability
We expect our next available litters to be ready for adoption in the Spring and Summer of 2013. If you are interested in possibly adopting a new pup, please read the following section for more detailed information about our pups, health guarantees, visitation, and other policies.
About Our Coton Pups
Our Cotons are all house dogs that are raised in our homes or our friends home. A great deal of time is spent with each pup to make sure it becomes very well socialized and used to human touch and smell. Our hope is that by the time the pups are ready to go home (to their new homes) that they will be well adjusted and ready to bond. We also are very careful to only breed dogs that have passed all health tests, and have really good temperaments, and beauty. We really love our Cotons and want to place them in loving homes. They are great companion buddy dogs that thrive on attention and companionship.
Our Health Guarantees
We offer a 2 year health guarantee that covers any hereditary or genetic problems (we will mail you a copy with the details), as well as a money back guarantee that you will receive your pup in a healthy condition. We also offer follow-up mentoring / assistance for the life of the dog. All pups are dewormed and come with appropriate vaccinations, vet records and vet checks. We also have a sales agreement covering our health guarantees, etc. that we will provide you
How We Will Keep You Updated on Your New Pup
We know you will want and need pictures, videos, and progress reports on how your pup is doing until you pick it up. For this reason we will maintain a Shutterfly webpage (for you) showing regular pictures, updates, etc. on your pup, along with lots of information and links on puppy care. Also, we can often send or email you copies of Shutterfly webpages that we have done for previous litters from the same parents, so you can get an idea about how your puppy is likely to look and act as he/she grows up.
The Parents of Our Pups Also Receive Health Checks
We are very careful to only breed dogs that have passed health tests. All our foundation breeding dogs have passed CERF eye tests, and OFA tests for heart, and patella, as well as routine vet checks, and vaccinations. Our breeding stock has also been DNA tested. Our health certificates are available for your review.
Please call or email us for pricing information.
Please Complete Our Questionnaire
If you are interested in getting a pup, please complete and email us the questionnaire found on the contact page of our website. We will promptly review it and contact you, and then mail you a packet with more extensive information if things work out.
To get on our waiting list to reserve a pup, we request a $250 deposit.
Visitors are Welcome
You and your family or friends are welcome to visit us to take a look at us and our dogs. We recommend it. Caution: If you visit a breeder, don't just ask to see the available puppies. Ask to see the parents and the parents living conditions as well. Remember, a breeder that is reluctant to show you your pups parents, etc. is probably a puppy mill.
Puppy Packs Come With Each Pup
When you pick up your pup you will receive a "puppy pack", i.e. a bag full of goodies such as a puppy collar, leash, puppy toys, dog treats, potty pads, small bag of dog food, health and vaccination records, pictures, registration papers, and material on how to care for your new pup.
Buy From a Reputable Breeder
It is important to purchase your pup from a reputable breeder like us. Otherwise, you may end up with a pup that is not a real Coton but a crossbreed with a fake pedigree. Keep in mind pups bought from inferior breeders such as puppy mills will often cost you more in the long run, as sad as it is to say, such dogs often develop health, genetic, hereditary, or socialization problems, that may add up to hefty vet bills. When you buy a Coton from Young at Heart Cotons it comes with a health guarantee, and our litters are either registered with the AKC's Foundation Stock Service, or the national Coton breed club, the USACTC. Our adult Cotons are certified through DNA testing to be true Cotons. In addition, our dogs are tested yearly to ensure that they are healthy and free of any defects they might pass to their offspring. If you are not familiar with what a puppy mill is click here, and/or www.prisonersofgreed.org. Caution: Even if the puppy mill breeder offers you a guaranteed "replacement pup", do you really want another inferior dog likely to develop the same health problems?
Delivery Options We Offer
If you are not able to pick up your pup, we may be able to meet at a halfway point to exchange. We can also deliver your pup to your house for a nominal fee. (basically our gas and toll costs)
Your Pup Will Be Socialized- The Importance of Puppy Socialization
An article in a recent kennel club e Newsletter by Arliss Paddock really highlights the importance of properly socializing your puppy. Arliss states in part that... "studies have shown that a puppy’s experiences in the first three months of life strongly influence what kind of companion he will grow to be and how he will react to the world. Will he shy away from children? Will he be afraid of people in hats? ...Or will he be easygoing and adaptable in a variety of situations? The article goes on to say......" what can a breeder do to properly socialize each pup? The starting point is for the litter to be raised within a home environment with frequent human contact, rather than secluded in the yard or a kennel. This is the first step in ensuring that the pups will be prepared for life in a household, with all the sounds, smells, and hustle-and-bustle that this entails." Please rest assured that your pup will be raised in our home (never in a yard or kennel), and will be properly socialized with lots of human contact! Caution: Pups raised in puppy mills receive minimal human contact and are likely to have socialization problems after you take them home! Also, if you buy one of these pups don't be surprised to find it frequently running around in small circles (due to the conditioning it experienced being raised in a very small cage)
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