How to Purchase a Paradise Dalmatian Puppy

Step 1-RESEARCH: So you want to add a Dalmatian to your life? Dalmatians are no doubt a majestic and beautiful breed. They are not, however, suitable pets for every family. Dalmatians are highly social and they can be clingy with their owners, often earning them the label of "velcro-dog". They are a high energy breed, meaning they need to -run- on a daily basis, especially puppies and young dogs. Without this outlet for their energy, as well as diligent training and socialization, they may act out. If given proper exercise, socialization and training though, they are a silly and intelligent breed all their own, who will leave pawprints on your heart so long as you live. Please be sure to do ample research about the Dalmatian breed and make sure they are right for you PRIOR to submitting an application! I highly recommend reading through the Dalmatian Club of America's "Red Book" for prospective Dalmatian owners. You will also want to figure out the answers to a couple questions.

               *Male or Female?

               *LUA or HUA?

               *Longcoat or Shortcoat?

               *Light, Medium, or Heavy Spotted?

               *Limited/Pet Only or Full/Breeding/Show Rights

Step 2-CONTRACT REVIEW: Please review our contracts, make sure you understand and agree to our conditions of sale and decide if you are interested in purchasing a puppy with limited(pet only) rights or full(breeding/show) rights. Full registration is -only- available on select, bilaterally/fully hearing, LUA puppies that I feel can contribute to the Dalmatian breed. I reserve the right to choose which puppies I will offer breeding rights with.

               *Limited Registration/Pet Only Contract

               *Full Registration/Breeding/Show Rights Contract

Step 3-APPLICATION: If you are interested in adding one of our puppies to your family, the first step is to fill out our application. This application helps me get to know you more and helps to determine if a Dalmatian is right for you and, if so, it helps me determine which of my puppies would best suite what your family wants and needs.

Step 4-DEPOSIT/PAYMENT: Once your application is approved, you may pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 (which goes towards the purchase price of a puppy) to either reserve one of my puppies or a spot on my waiting list.

  • *Waiting Lists-Click here to see our current waiting lists

  • *Payment Methods-For payment methods, I accept PayPal and Venmo.

Step 5-CHOOSING A PUPPY:

     I struggled to write about this step for awhile because I feel that each family and each puppy in unique. Choosing your puppy will be a process that I will help you with. I evaluate the needs and desires of your individual household vs. the personality of each puppy and I strive to match each puppy with the perfect home. This is very important to me and so, if I do not have a puppy that is right for someone on my waiting list, I encourage that person to wait for the right puppy--even if it means waiting for a future litter.

Step 6-PREPARING FOR YOUR PUPPY'S ARRIVAL:

     The AKC has several wonderful articles on the topic of preparing for your new puppy's arrival! I would recommend reviewing the following articles (Click the links below to open)

Step 7-PLANNING YOUR PUPPY'S TRIP HOME: 

  • *We are located in Salem, Missouri (about 2.5 hours southeast of St Louis)

  •  *Most puppies can go home as early as 8 weeks of age, unless I feel they need extra time with Mom and Siblings. Some puppies may need to stay a few extra weeks, especially if they are on the smaller side.

  •  *The average 8 week old Dalmatian puppy is around 10-15 lbs. The average 12 week old Dalmatian puppy is around 15-20lbs.

  •  *Pickup at our house is largely preferred.

    • -I can accommodate most pickup dates/times provided we plan in advance. I do have school age children and their activities schedules to work around however.

    • -When traveling with your puppy, be sure to bring bottled water, towels and cleaning supplies in case of an accident or car sickness. The puppy will likely sleep most of the drive. If you are traveling alone, bring a travel crate for the puppy for their safety and your own.

  • Shipping (updated 11/17/2020)

    • -We are excited and proud to announce that we now work with a wonderful ground transport company called No Stress Express Pet Transport. They are VERY professional and trustworthy. To get a delivery quote from them, please contact them directly. CLICK HERE TO MESSAGE THEM ON FACEBOOK

    • Due to COVID-19, we do not offer shipping by airline at this time. I can, however, meet you at the St. Louis Airport for no additional fee and you can fly back with your puppy in cabin (for puppies 8-10 weeks only).

Step 8-After you bring your puppy home:

               -Please stay in contact and send updates! If you experience any problems, even if it is years down the road, we want to know about it and help you through it! Calling me directly is ALWAYS best in case of urgent matters (573)453-6658.