Here is some information about how our process works.
The first step is to read over the information on our website, look through our Facebook page- Sherburne Refuge English Bulldogs, do a Google search on Sherburne Refuge Bulldogs- research us. With all of the scams nowadays, it is important that you make sure the breeder you choose is a legitimate breeder. Also, make sure we are the right breeder for you. Breeders are not created equally! There are dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking differences among breeders. Make sure you take time to research, think, process, and make the decision to add a new member to your family wisely.
We often have a bit of a wait for our babies as we do not breed unless we have deposits for our babies. I feel it is irresponsible to bring puppies into the world that don't have families anxiously awaiting their arrival. If you are looking to bring a new baby home immediately we are likely not the breeder for you. We don't have puppies who are available now. Nor would I be comfortable sending them home with someone I just met. Choosing to get your new family member from a reputable breeder often means having to wait. I know getting a new puppy is exciting and it is hard to be patient. A new puppy is a big commitment and should not be taken lightly. Make sure you are making a responsible decision about the breeder you choose. Please feel free to ask how many deposits we currently have to give you an idea of where you will be on our list. I cannot give you an exact date as I don't know what breedings will take or how many babies they will have but, I can give you a rough estimate on a time frame.
The next step is to fill out our application and read over our contract/health guarantee. This is located on our application and pricing tab. Please feel free to add any additional information you would like to share. If I do not respond in a day or two please contact me as things sometimes end up in cyber space.
If your application looks good and you have fully decided that you would like to add one of our babies to your family the next step is to send a non refundable deposit/holding fee of $500 to reserve a puppy. We do not hold our puppies without a deposit. Please be 100% sure that you are ready to add a puppy to your family and we are the breeder that you would like to get your puppy from, as our deposits are non-refundable. Puppies are chosen in the order that deposits are received via photos, videos and video calling. We reserve first pick from all of our litters. We don't always keep a puppy but we want the opportunity to do so. You are welcome to wait for our next litter if the timing is not right or there is not the gender you are looking for. We do not have any visitors tell our babies have had their first vaccines at 8 weeks.
Once the babies are born, I will invite you to our Baby Bulldogs Facebook page, along with the other puppy parents from that litter. This is a great way for me to share photos, videos, updates, and information. Once your puppy joins your family I will also invite you to our family page, for you to share photos of your puppy. I absolutely LOVE seeing photos, getting updates, hearing stories about all the silly things our babies are doing in their new homes. So please don’t forget about me when your new baby joins your family!
Our puppies will have their first puppy vaccine, deworming, vet exam, and microchip before they leave. Our puppies are typically ready to join their new family at 8-10 weeks of age, when they are doing well with free feeding, at a good weight, using the potty box well and mentally ready for their big transition. The remaining balance is due when you pick up your baby.
Our babies are raised in our home from the day they are born tell the day that they go to their new homes. Typically, they spend their first 4-5 weeks in our living room where I sleep next to them. From there they move into our nursery (right next to our living room) so they have more space to play. Our nursery has three windows to provide them with the natural light that they need for proper development. Being in our home and part of our family is something that is very important to me as this age has an extreme impact on not only their physical development but also on their social and mental development.
Thank you for taking the time to read this over. I look forward to chatting with you!