buying a chihuahua

What you need to know before you buy a chihuahua


Looking to buy a chihuahua puppy?

 

Included With Your Puppy

Each of our puppies comes with a small bag of food, their favorite toy, copy of shot/wormer records & health guarantee.

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Deposits

We Can Not Hold A Puppy Without A Deposit!!!

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your new puppy. Deposit is required within 3 days of verbal agreement. During that 3 day period, the pup will be placed on a temp hold. The balance must be paid by 8wks of age. Payment time line will be decided on a individual basis. Puppies will not go to their new homes unless they are paid in full.

If you would like to send funds to place a deposit on a puppy or to pay off your puppy, Paypal is the quickest and safest method of payment, there is a 4% fee to use Paypal. If you are picking up in person, you may pay with a credit card via SQUARE which also has a 4% fee. We do accept US Postal Service Money Orders and we recommend that you send the payment to us certified, priority, express mail, Western Union, or via Federal Express, all of which are fairly inexpensive. These methods give you added assurance by allowing you to track your deposit while en-route to us by it’s tracking number in case it were to get lost in the mail. Please inquire of your method of payment before sending.

Any and all monies received are non-refundable UNLESS the puppy you have on hold dies while still in our care, we will return your deposit or you may choose to apply that money towards another puppy. If you pay the $50 to be added to the list, you have 1 year to choose a puppy or that money is forfeited. We reserve the right to refuse a puppy to anyone, for any reason.

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Shipping

*Remember* 2 puppies ship for the price of one, ask about our Multi-Pup Discount Price on the two babies of your choice!* Most puppies can be shipped via plane within the continental US and Canada for $350 which includes Health Certificate, crate, bowls, air flight charge, etc…
ABSOLUTELY NO SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE CONTINENTAL US OR CANADA AT THIS TIME.

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Health Guarantee

We do offer a 1yr health guarantee against life threatening genetic defects. We will send you a copy of the BonBon Puppy Contract sign & date and send it back. This must be sent back within 10 days of deposit to validate your health guarantee.

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Visiting

People often ask to visit the very young puppies. We have been advised by our vet that puppies should not be brought out to see prospective buyers until they are at least 5 to 6 weeks of age with some immunity built up against infectious diseases and illnesses. There is a real danger that diseases can migrate into our kennel and puppies that are not yet vaccinated will be susceptible to these viruses and bacteria.

We provide photos of our puppies on our website. You can also request to see video of the puppies. Then, if you have reserved a puppy with us, we send out photos by e-mail each week so you can watch your puppy grow! Once the puppies are about 6 weeks old, if you are on a reservation list you will be able to come and visit the puppies in an area separate from the main kennel.

We realize families would like to come and visit to see puppies and our dogs, but in order to protect people’s puppies and our own dogs, we have been advised that we must follow this limited visitor’s policy. There was an instance of a terrible tragedy where an entire litter of puppies and their mother died in a three day period after having been accidentally exposed to parvo virus brought in by a visitor who had been to the county Humane Society before visiting the kennel. The risks are very real. We take this very serious, as should you, if you are looking to buy a chihuahua puppy.

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Finding a Reputable Breeder

Beware of those breeders who suggest meeting in a parking lot, and don’t invite you into their homes to see how and where your puppy grew up! There are too many brokers and puppy mills out there who have all kinds of tricks. Lookout for those who try to sell you a chi puppy at 6wks of age. Because of their size, they shouldn’t even be weaned from momma until they are at least 7-8wks. Then kept another couple of weeks to watch for signs of hypoglycemia. Our puppies normally stay with us until at least 10 weeks of age. Check out our available puppies page to help in your search to buy a chihuahua puppy.