Adopting a puppy from Tannin Border Collies
I will accept deposits of $200 for pick placement in our upcoming litters. Once your deposit has cleared your pup will be posted as sold and your deposit is not refundable unless something goes wrong with the pup (which I am happy to say has never happened!)
Please contact me if you are interested in adopting a pup out of one of my upcoming litters. Include information about yourself, such as age, family members, your experience with dogs, why you have chosen a Border Collie, and what your plans are for your pup. This information is very important to me an will help me in knowing which litter is most appropriate for you.
Please do your own research concerning male vs female. Males make excellent family pets!!
We do everything we can to ensure your pup gets off to a good start. Your pup has been handled daily from birth (how can we keep our hands off them?), socialized with people, dogs and cats, and raised in climate controled environment. Whenever possible the pups are taken to a vet for dew claw removal between 3 and 5 days of age. They are treated with deworming medication on a routine schedule. The pups will be vaccinated between 6 and 7 weeks of age. An additional vet check and health certificate for your new pup is available on request (with several days notice to schedule).
You may pick up your puppy on the weekend closest to 8 weeks of age. Your pup must be fully paid for 4 weeks before pick up, unless you are paying by cash on the day of pick up.Sorry, due to one person's fraudulent check, I am no longer accepting personal checks for the final payment. Mid week pick ups can also be arranged. I do ship pups from the Moline IL airport (more information on shipping below)
I will send your pup home with a puppy starter kit, food sample, leash and collar, vaccination records, and it's own personal towel or toy that smells like mom. The pups will be registered ABCA in your name, with the Tannin prefix, and the call name you choose for your pup (up to 14 letters total) Registration papers will be sent after proof of spay/neuter has been received. Your puppy must be spayed or neutered before 10 months of age.
I am currently writing a puppy agreement which will be available soon.
I offer lifetime contact about your pup. If you ever have any questions, concerns or need advice I will be happy to help you. Please do not hesitate to ask for help!
In the event you can no longer keep your pup/dog, I will be here to help you find it a new home. Please do not place your Border Collie with a pound. If at all possible we will take the dog back in here to help rehome him or her.
I will also offer 4 free puppy training 'classes' here at my home for up to 6 months of age.I encourage taking puppy classes to socialize and begin a foundation for obedience with your pup. The best age to begin your puppies training is the day you bring it home!!
No pup is too young to train. There is a very cool video on Youtube of an
8 week old merle pup doing tricks, such as weave, and play dead!!
Please be prepared for you new pup. At home, have a puppy crate of appropriate size, food, bowls, and toys ready before you pick up your new family member.
On day of pick up, please bring a lap towel or travel crate, drinking water and bowl if your trip is long, and supplies to clean up any messes. Do not plan to stop for potty breaks in any public areas on the way home. Keep your pup safe from diseases and out of public areas til it is fully vaccinated. Do not allow your pup to drink from puddles!!
I do consider shipping pups by air to be safe. All my past pups that I have shipped (Canada, and US) have arrived safe, on time, and happy!! I have also shipped a pup in from Texas, and she was not the least bit traumatized!
Shipping costs include the ticket, plus a shipping crate, trip to the vet for a health certificate, extra vaccination if needed, and delivery to the airport (usually very very early in the morning). I can only ship from the Moline IL airport and use DELTA. The cost of shipping a pup usually runs around $350.