Deposit Process Explained

How the Deposit Process Works

 Puppies are chosen in order of deposits received. First deposit gets first pick, second depoist gets second pick, etc. After pups arrive, I go down the list of my deposits received (in order of course) and each buyer has the opportunity to chose their puppy out of what is available and what their deposit form requested (color/sex).  If another litter is also due within a short period of time, that buyer can wait to see what the other litter produces to choose from that litter as well.  In this case, sometimes a buyer may place a puppy “on hold” while awaiting for the next litter to arrive.

Once I have gone through my deposits and a puppy is available, it will say “available” (other wise it will state reserved).  A puppy that says “on hold” may become available at a later time.

My deposits also have the opportunity to “roll over or pass” their deposit to future litters.  They have one year to take a puppy of choice before their deposit becomes forfeited/void.

So, don’t be detoured by a long deposit list because often those on the list decided “timing isn’t right”.

Please read our deposit form throughly so you understand the process of what it means to “put down a deposit” and what is expected from you as a buyer of Legends Miniature Australian Shepherds.


Why We Don't Take a Waiting List / Hold Puppies

After a recent (and unpleasant) encounter with a woman, I have learned a few things and decided to explain why we don’t “hold” or take a “waiting list” for a puppy.

Definition of deposit: a sum payable as a first installment on the purchase of something or as a pledge for a contract, the balance being payable later.

One thing I have learned about waiting lists, more often than not, people don’t want to wait.  I also used to accept a (refundable) deposit and experienced the same as the waiting list, so deposits then became “NON-REFUNDABLE”.  It’s a big decision and commitment to add a pet to your family, one that should not be taken lightly, and I expect it not to be.

Re: the waiting list.  After the puppies arrived, I would contact each person who asked to be on that waiting list and more often than not, the case would be, “oh, we got a puppy already” or “we changed our minds” or some other reason, so to save everyone the time (especially me), I stopped taking a waiting list.  Also, for those of you who ask, “please keep my information and contact me when you have something”.  That is not something I do either.

Holding a puppy:  I can get several inquiries a day.  When we do have puppies, I do my best to stay current and up to date on my website. I post weekly photos of each puppy so that both buyers and prospective buyers can see the puppies. I also (with the help of my daughter) post pictures and videos on both Instagram and Facebook. It can be a full-time job posting pictures and I work hard at it.  I do not hold a puppy w/o a deposit, plain and simple. I get too many inquiries.  If you want a puppy (or a puppy from a future litter), it requires a deposit to reserve the puppy.  So, please don’t ask me to hold a puppy while you reach out to your spouse, or get off work, etc.  It is possible in those short few hours that I could be passing on another firm buyer, while you make a decision to move fwd or not.

If you ask me for additional information/photos/videos, I am happy to provide that to you, at my earliest convenience. I may not always be able to get to it immediately, but I will get back to you. If I am getting multiple inquiries about the same puppy and the other person sends me a deposit, that puppy will no longer be available (even though you and I may be “talking”). Communicating with someone about a puppy does not “seal the deal”. The only way to guarantee the purchase of a puppy is by placing a deposit, sometimes that means minutes.   And also know, that I usually have a deposit list going LONG before any puppies are born.

My website is very informative and up to date.  Please go through it before reaching out to me.  Most information you need is on the website.