We Are Proud To Provide All Of Our Puppies With...
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Each puppy receives their week 8 and 12 Distemper-Parvo combination vaccines, as as prescribed by the dam's nomograph (click the image for more information). This leaves their new family only in need to 2 additional veterinary visits, the first at 16-weeks for their final Distemper-Parvo puppy booster and their Rabies vaccine at 5-6 months of age.
Each puppy is permanently identified with a HomeAgain Microchip prior to leaving for their new homes. We also cover puppy's first year's enrollment in HomeAgain's Lost Pet Recovery Database. (Enrollment includes access to HomeAgain's Lost Pet Network & Alert System, access to the ASPCA's 24/7 Emergency Medical Hotline, and travel assistance for found pets.)
"Everyday" Collar (KeepSafe Collar)
This collar is safe for wear in a kennel or when playing with other dogs and reduces the risk of collar entrapment and strangulation. Because we never want to hear one of puppies was lost to such a tragic and preventable situation, we provide this collar as your puppy's "everyday" collar for them to sport their various registration and identification tags.
Each puppy is also sent home with a "street" or "going out" collar. These martingale-style collars are a terrific choice for sighthounds, as it prevents them from backing out of their collar, while being quite stylish, too. These beautiful collars are custom made for us by Kay at Northwind Collars. If you plan to lure course with your puppy, contact Kay to inquire about a lure coursing slip lead to match your puppy's collar.
We train you to custom-fit and send home with each of our puppies a medium (plus a large for our boyz to grow into) Gentle Leader Headcollar. Puppies have been training in these headcollars for a minimum of six weeks prior to their departure from our home. The set includes a matching lead, as well as an instructional DVD and training booklet.
We also send home a selection of our favourite enrichment toys from Premier Pet Products. If you're looking to add some new toys to your puppy's toy box before their arrival, we highly recommend the entire line of BusyBuddy toys!
We are pleased to provide each puppy with a Purina Pro Plan Puppy Kit. This handy kit has coupons and great info, and includes three copies of your puppy's health records- one for your veterinarian, one for your training facility & one for your records at home.
Food and Treats
Each puppy is sent home with Purina Pro Plan Puppy Formula food. We encourage our puppy families to continue to use Pro Plan for the life of their dog, but will happily offer alternative suggestions if needed. (Check out that adorable puppy on the packaging. That's "Sailor", a stunning puppy bitch from our Bro x Sorin breeding in 2018!)
Leather Traffic Lead
This is the first lead I reach for both for everyday use and for stationary exercises or heeling work during training class; it is my favorite lead and hope it will be yours, too.
Click on the image for an informational article about long vs. short leads.
We send each puppy family home with a thumb drive of their puppy's photos from birth through adoption, as well as an array of photos of the litter's dam and sire, spare copies of health testing documents and other information.
To help ease the transition from our home to yours, we send each puppy home with a WildThangs Rabbit that's been played with by all the puppies of the litter, the dam, as well as other dogs in our home who have helped rear your puppy. This allows your puppy to take home these familiar scents to comfort them those first few nights in their new home. We recommend reserving this comfort item for exclusive use in their crate. (Sadly, these have been discontinued by the company, so when our backstock runs out, they're gone forever.)
Ridgeback Puppy Guide from RRCUS
We are proud to provide each of our puppy families copies of You and Your Ridgeback: A Guide for Puppy Owners. This informational booklet from the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States is a lovely addition to every family's must-read list. We also provide each family with an application for membership to RRCUS sponsored by both us and the sire's owner. We encourage every family to join RRCUS and help promote our wonderful breed!