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No Puppies Currently Available

 

  

 

From time to time we may have adult Cotons who need new homes, please contact me for information.

 

Puppy Adoption Proces-Please Read

If you're interested in a puppy please browse through our website and contact me for further information. Keep in mind I do not ship puppies, therefore a trip to western Colorado is needed to pick up your puppy. Also Edelweiss Coton puppies do not come with breeding rights so if you are interested in breeding please contact me.

The 1st step in the Edelweiss Coton de Tulear adoption process is to fill out our questionnaire. The questionnaire helps me get to know prospective families and is a good way of introducing  yourself to us. After I receive your completed questionnaire I will contact you with a follow up. If all parties are still interested after that process we will proceed with welcoming a Coton puppy into your home.

If the puppies are not born yet I will place you on our waiting list and will contact you when I confirm the Mom's pregnancy. At that time we will send you our contract for your review. Then we will ask for a $500 deposit which actually holds a precious puppy for you.

If the puppies are all ready born and both parties wish to proceed with the adoption then I will send your our contract for your review then will ask for a deposit to reserve a puppy for you.

Once the puppies are born our waitlist families are updated regularly with photos and activities the puppies are doing that week. By the time your puppy comes home you will totally smitten and in love with your new bundle of joy.

Once puppy temperament evaluations are finished by 7 weeks of age we will make a determination about which puppy will belong to the families on the waiting list. It's very important the personality and temperament of the puppy fits well within your lifestyle and desires.

I do NOT ship puppies!!

 Each puppy goes home with a spay/neuter contract with health guarantee. Puppies also go home with a comprehensive puppy packet which is filled with puppy biography and breed information, toys, comb/brush, shampoo, collar and leash, toys, treats, fleece bed, puppy manual and other goodies. 

I stand behind my puppies for life and am always available to for questions or advice about your Edelweiss Coton puppy. Our companion puppies are sold with a spay/neuter contract with 2 year health guarantee. If you're wishing for a Coton with breeding rights please contact me.

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Giving Puppies as Gifts    

 

It is every kid’s favorite dream gift – a cute little puppy under the Christmas tree (or in the Easter basket or for his birthday). The same dream is the responsible breeder’s nightmare! The for-profit breeders don’t see it that way, of course, since money is their favorite dream. Let us explain what the puppy’s first days should be like so you will understand why this is not a good time to introduce a puppy to the family.

Holidays are for fun and games and excitement and joy. Puppies are, too, but it takes special effort and planning for you to have the pleasure that owning a puppy brings. To introduce a new puppy, you need to plan ahead and provide the comforts and the necessities. He will need a rigid schedule and he will need a quiet place that makes him feel safe and comfortable. He will need to be crated most of the time and you will need to be able to concentrate on his training from the moment he enters your home. See Crate Training to understand how important these are to his future and in your pleasure in owning a puppy.

From the moment he leaves the breeder, he will need quiet and tender care. He needs his regular food on the same schedule he is accustomed to. He needs water from his home source to be mixed with your water so that he adjusts to the new water. He needs constant watching (but not constant holding) and he needs no visitors for several days while he adjusts to his new surroundings. Constant handling can make his young body sore, too much running around can be tough on immature muscles and bones and overeating can upset his tummy. In fact, any foreign substance can be dangerous and that includes gift wraps, toy boxes, toy parts and leftovers from the table or food dropped on the floor.

Does this sound something like the time you brought that baby home from the hospital? It should, because all young creatures, human or canine, have similar needs. If you are buying your puppy from a reputable source, you may find it hard to even purchase a puppy during a holiday time! Knowing the pitfalls, most breeders will expect you to wait until holiday time is over before you take the puppy home with you.

Does this mean that a Christmas puppy is out of the question? Probably not, but there are other ways to have the surprise without harming the puppy. The usual best option is to purchase a properly sized crate, food and water bowls, a couple of leads (one to keep in the car at all times), safe toys and a small bag of the correct dog food. These can be spread under the tree or gift wrapped or assembled in some fashion that says “Surprise!” to the recipient(s).

The better option would be to find a puppy who can come to your home after the holidays. On Christmas the kids can get puppy toys, crate and other things to use when the puppy arrives. Creating a photo album of the puppy coming later is also helpful. This way the kids can contribute to the planning and preparation in anticipation of the puppy’s arrival in their home. It’s a win-win situation for the family and the young puppy.

And speaking of surprises, even adults should NEVER receive a living creature as a gift without prior knowledge! What you think of as the ideal and unique present may well end up in the pound a few weeks later when the busy new owner finds he/she cannot housetrain a puppy while working 40 hours a week!

We hope that each potential puppy buyer will want only the best environment for the new baby in the household and will understand that this is the major desire for every reputable breeder as well.

 

 

 

 

Puppy Packet

All puppies go home with their spay/neuter contract with health guarantee, plus a great deal of information on the breed, how to care for your puppy, training, grooming, and general dog info. You will receive toys, blanket, brush/comb, shampoo, puppy manual, collar/leash, fleece bed and the food and treats the puppies have been eating while here. The bed and blanket will have the scent of all of us so the puppy can take that with them to their new home so it can bring them comfort while making the adjustment.