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.
*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.
BREEDING RIGHTS POLICY
I will not sell breeding rights to just anyone. I will only sell breeding rights to HONEST and DRAMA FREE individuals committed to responsible breeding practices. Puppies sold in the U.S. by Paradise Spots Dalmatians LLC will initially be sold with limited AKC registration. Owners of LUA puppies only MAY be eligible to obtain full breeding rights provided they 1.) can prove to me that they have done proper research to understand and prepare for the responsibilities of breeding 2.)consult with me prior to spending money on health testing to ensure their Dalmatian is of breeding quality and to ensure the owner understands and is prepared for the responsibilities of breeding and 3.) after speaking with me, completes OFA Health testing with passing results to obtain a CHIC # (this means OFA hips and OFA thyroid and/or CERF eye tests need to be done. I can help guide you through this process. All of my puppies come BAER hearing tested already.) All puppies will be sold at the pet prices listed on my waiting list page and the fee for breeding rights will be an additional $600 plus 6.475% sales tax, to be paid AFTER a CHIC # is obtained. This fee includes the AKC fee to change the registration from limited to full. The fee for breeding rights would be paid after the dog receives their passing health testing CHIC #. All progeny of any Paradise Spots Dalmatian dog must be BAER tested, regardless of the distance the breeder must travel.
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 $300 (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.
-Pickup during the week between 11am and 2pm is preferred, if possible, as this works best with the schedules of my dogs, children and myself.
-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
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.