RanchHauss Aussies
located in the Northwest U.S., at the base of the
Swan Mountains near Glacier Park and the
Bob Marshall Wilderness in beautiful Bigfork, Montana

Why Pay Less For a Puppy From a "Backyard Breeder"?


....the dam of the litter could have been purchased  from a local pet store and originally came from a puppy mill.  She was sick off and on the first year of her life due to too many different  types of intestinal parasites and malnutrition. The sire, an over-sized male, lives down the street and was purchased from an ad in the newspaper. Neither owner has ever heard of the AKC or ASCA written standard. Neither owner has seen a written pedigree. The female is skittish and snappy.

The breeder is totally unaware of the genetic problems within the  breed. Trips to the Veterinarian, except for emergencies or maybe yearly  shots, are considered too expensive. The breeders' hope is to make  money off the sale of the puppies. If he keeps expenses down, he can buy that new couch he's been wanting.

These puppies could have been born in a box, in the garage or a backyard kennel, and receive little care other than what the mother gives. To cut costs they are  weaned on generic dog food and allowed to nurse on the mother as long  as possible to keep food bills down. The bitch's health declines rapidly and some pups are weak and runty.  Your chances of that puppy becoming ill or having serious issues are much higher.  No training, socialization, handling or love is given to each puppy.

These puppies are sold as quickly as possible because advertising and vaccines are expensive. They are sold without some or all shots, parasite checks, vet examinations, guarantees or  information of any kind. They are sold to anyone who has the cash.  Although the puppy is of very poor quality, it is sold with full breeding  rights.
If the market is not good, the breeder takes the leftover pups to the local pet shop and the puppy is now traumatized, put in an unhealthy, psychologically poor situation - and now they cost more....

This is very typical of what we see all too often.   If you're trying to save money, please consider saving/adopting a puppy or dog and not buying from a breeder like this.  You will save another dog's life, not create new ones that continue this cycle and you would save money and be assured of vaccinations, vet care and spay/neuter.

- Your new puppy is going to be a new FAMILY MEMBER so your choice is important and maybe the only Family Member
YOU GET TO CHOOSE!  :)

RanchHauss Aussies Deposit, payment & shipping information


Deposits or payments made only with invoice/contract with RanchHauss Aussies.  Please do not send a check or make a payment without consulting us.  We will email you an invoice to pay directly for the correct amount agreed upon.

 

DEPOSIT/PAYMENT:

In order to hold a puppy a deposit of $200 is required after an agreement is made.  *If you use Paypal an additional $8 for the Paypal fee is required.  Total Deposit to hold a puppy is $208 if you use Paypal.   


If the deposit is not received within 3 days of "agreed upon" HOLD, the pup may not be held.


The deposit is non-refundable.  However, it can be applied to another puppy of RanchHauss Aussies in the current or future litter. 


Cash is preferred for final full payment and/or shipping.  Pick up or shipment will be completed only at the time all funds are received and cleared, if applicable. 

 

GUARANTEE:

All puppies will be vet checked, date current on shots & wormed before going to new homes. Tails will be docked & dewclaws removed (unless requested within 3 days after whelping to keep tail on a particular puppy.  In this case, you may be required to pay for puppy up front within 3 days of whelping). The litter will be registered AKC and/or ASCA.  You will receive an AKC Registration Application and/or ASCA Registration Application.  You will also receive our 'Puppy Packet' via email, which is a wealth of information about raising and training and caring for your puppy.


SHIPPING:

I do ship, weather permitting, out of Glacier International Airport. There are restrictions for shipping a live animal:


*Animals must be at least 8 weeks of age.


*Shipping kennel or cage must meet standards for size, ventilation, strength and design. Animals must have enough room to stand up and turn around. Kennels must be equipped with one food and water cup. Kennels must be marked with shipper's name, address and phone number and pick-up person's name, address and phone number (if different from shipper), Live Animal Stickers should be applied to the kennel and the last time fed and watered indicated. Place newspaper or absorbent material on the bottom of the crate.


*Animal may not be exposed to temperatures of less than 45 degrees Fahrenheit or temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit, unless there is an acclimation statement by a Veterinarian (which is determined by the airline).  Please understand that during the summer and winter months when the temperatures are extreme we have to reschedule shipping the puppy. I use www.weather.com to keep up to date on the temperatures and this is what the airline goes by too.


*Health Certificate must be issued by a licensed Veterinarian and be no more than 10 days old.

 

The cost is approximately $500, unless otherwise agreed upon or notified, to ship a puppy. This cost can vary due to the airfare rates which change periodically.  This approximate price includes the airfare for shipping the puppy, an airline approved crate and vet check/health papers for flight. Any other expenses or change in cost will be mutually agreed upon. The balance of the puppy & shipping costs are required before shipment of the puppy.


*RanchHauss Aussies will not ship International.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to call or email.


Thank you.

Payment Made Through PayPal

Contract/Agreement will have been procured with correct amount and given along with pertinent information and all paperwork necessary, including AKC Registration Application and/or ASCA Registration Application, upon final payment and delivery of puppy.

Puppy will be ready for pick up at 8 wks old or will be shipped when allowed by airlines or at appropriate age (see shipping info/requirements) provided the Contract/Agreement has been signed (agreed upon) - (Buyer keeps a copy and Seller has original signature) and balance is paid by Buyer to Seller plus aforementioned shipping costs or agreed upon shipping costs, if applicable. 

There is a fee for processing through PayPal.  You can pay the deposit of $200 with the fee included.  All deposits are non refundable or if any part is refunded the processing fees will not be refunded.  We can provide an invoice with a link to pay from for amount agreed upon.