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Sales Process and Deposit Policy

Deposit Status (Deposits that have already been placed)

SALES PROCESS AND DEPOSITS

Deposit Policy

Revised 1/16/2018


The following policy is written with the understanding that "available puppies" are those the Breeder has chosen to sell and might not include all those born in a litter. Prior to sending a deposit, interested buyers must submit a Puppy Application for approval.


It is best to wait to submit a deposit until we have completed our puppy evaluations and announced which puppies will be available.  This normally happens between 8 and 12 weeks of age. We, the breeders always have first pick of all litters.  We have the right to keep any and all puppies, if we so choose.  In addition, if there is a puppy that looks promising as a show prospect, we have the right to reserve it for those looking for pups with show potential.  Between 8 and 12 weeks of age is normally when we will decide which puppies:


  1. We will keep for ourselves
  2. Will be set aside to evaluate as show prospects
  3. Will be offered as pets


Waiting will help avoid falling in love with a puppy that might end up unavailable.  Please do not buy a puppy on impulse!  The perfect puppy is worth waiting for.

With that being said, it is not unusual for future litters to be "sold out" with early deposits being placed, sometimes before a mom has even been bred.  These are the people who have chosen us as their breeder, because they feel good about how we raise our puppies.  They feel that the care we put into our puppies makes a big enough difference to be worth waiting for.  They are normally flexible on the puppy they get and the time frame, with personality being the most important factor.  It is mainly for these people, that we implemented the following policies.   This situation isn't for everyone.  Please read below carefully and ask any questions before sending a deposit.


A non-refundable $200 deposit will reserve your spot in line to pick a puppy.  Those interested in sending us a deposit, must fill out a Puppy Application for approval.  DO NOT send us a deposit unless we have approved your application, or it will be returned, at your expense!


This deposit is not being applied to one specific puppy, but will allow the Buyer to secure his/her place in line to choose a puppy once our evaluation period is over and available puppies have been announced.  Litters may be sold out months in advance.  By placing a non-refundable deposit, buyer is assured a place in line, to purchase a puppy from us within a one-year time frame, as long as a good match is available.  If the one year mark comes and we have been unable to provide you with a suitable puppy, we may refund your deposit.  If Breeder agrees, Buyer may choose to extend the deposit agreement for another year. We, the breeders have the right to refund your deposit instead of applying it to a future litter. This decision will be made at our discretion.  In general all deposits are non-refundable.


The deposit will be applied to the purchase price of the puppy and determines the picking order.  We have two "lines": one for pet puppies and one for show prospects.  Those in the show prospect line will pick before those in the pet puppy line. The first deposit we receive will have the first pick, (after the breeder picks), second deposit will have second pick, etc.  If the current litter is sold out, or a suitable puppy is not available in the current litter, the deposit will be applied to a future litter.  If there are already deposits on the litter you have been moved to, you will fall in line in the order deposits were received. (See Deposit Status on our website for people who have already placed deposits.)  The final decision as to whether or not a suitable puppy is available will be made at our discretion based on the information provided by you in the Puppy Application, as well as ongoing communication between us.


We the breeders will place show prospects in show homes at our discretion. For example, if someone who has never shown before or has less experience is ahead in the show prospect line, but someone else more experienced comes later requesting a show prospect, we have the right to place the better show prospect(s) with those proven to show and finish dogs and choose the 2nd, or 3rd show picks with the newer show homes.


We, the breeders always have first pick of all litters.  We have the right to keep any and all puppies, if we choose to.  In addition, if there is a puppy that looks promising as a show prospect, we have the right to reserve it for those looking for pups with show potential.


In the Puppy Application, you will state your puppy preferences such as size, color, sex, coat, and personality type.  It is to your advantage to be flexible, in order to have a puppy sooner.  However, if a certain trait is very important and you are willing to wait for a different litter, in order to have this trait, be sure to specify this. We want each of our people to have a wonderful puppy.  We will work together with you to accomplish that goal.  We evaluate and really get to know our puppies, to help match each one with the perfect person. 


When we feel the time is right, normally between 8-12 weeks old, you will pick your puppy, in the order that we received your deposit.  Those who have placed deposits will be notified in advance of the date when the selections will take place. We will do our best to work around schedules, but in general selections will take place on the weekend.


The person in first place should plan to select their puppy early in the day, so those next in line next will be able to come the same day. With our weekly updates, and ongoing pictures and videos, you will feel like you are getting to know the puppies, over the weeks before the selections. You are welcome to come for a visit, to meet them in person when we feel it is safe for the puppies to have visitors.  Please see the FAQ page of our website for our bio security practices.  We are happy to help guide you in choosing your puppy, since we get to know them very well.


Please note:  on selection day, only available puppies may be viewed.  Puppies that look promising as show prospects and/or those reserved by someone else may be put aside in a different room, so you don't get attached to one that is not available.  It is possible that in a few weeks’ time, if no show home is available, that we might decide to offer the puppy to a pet home.


We do not refund deposits if you change your mind, purchase a puppy elsewhere, run out of money, have other hardships, etc. You need to be 100% ready to commit before sending a deposit.  If you are uncomfortable with this policy, please do not send a deposit.  If you break your commitment, your deposit will be forfeited.


Deposits may be made via: PayPal to [email protected] (buyer is responsible for any PayPal fees), cash in person, or personal check payable to Li’l Promised Land LLC, at Breeder’s discretion. Contact us for our mailing address. CASH is the only accepted method of payment for balance due when you pick up a puppy. Picking order is determined by the date and time of day we receive your deposit.  If multiple deposits arrive on the same day, picking order will be determined by the breeder based on postmarks, date of check, PayPal time stamp, our prior communication, etc.


This deposit will be applied toward the purchase price of a future Chihuahua.  Current prices are on the Puppies for Sale page and on the document below.


Steps for placing a deposit:

  1. Submit a Puppy Application, if you have not already done so
  2. Be sure you have received an email from us saying your Puppy Application has been approved
  3. Read the most updated version of the Deposit Policy linked below
  4. Download a copy of our Deposit Policy, read, ask questions if you have them, initial, sign, and return it to us.  Email is fine.
  5. Submit the deposit.

DEPOSIT STATUS

Below you can see who has submitted a deposit, what they are looking for and their preferred time frame. 
Please remember, that we the breeders have the first picks of all litters.

DEPOSITS RECEIVED
 
 
 
 
 
 DATE
 NAME
 TYPE
 SEX
 COAT
 COLOR
 PERSONALITY
 TIME FRAME
 NOTES
 9/25/16
 Tammy
 Show
 Flex
 Flex
 Flex
 Showy
 2018
 11/22/17
 Anita
 Show
 F
 LC
 Flex
 All around
 2018
 3/28/16
 Jody
  Pet
 Flex
 Flex
 Flex
 Flex
  Summer-Fall
2018
 4/12/17
 Leslie
 Pet
 F
 LC
 Flex
 Calm
  2018
Would consider an adult instead.
 7/22/17
 Celeste
 Pet
 Flex
 LC
 Flex
 All around
  2018
Prefers female but is open to a male
 10/13/17
 Patricia
 Pet
 Flex
  Flex
  Flex
  All around
 2018
Prefers LC but is open to SC
 10/14/17
 Jessica
 Pet
 F
 LC
 Flex
 All around
2018
 11/7/17
 Karen
 Pet
 Flex
 SC
 Flex
 All around
 2018
 11/15/17
 Kevin
 Pet
 Flex
 Flex
 Flex
  Flex
 2018
 11/25/17
 Caitlyn
 Pet
 F
 SC
 Fawn/cream
 Calm
2018
 12/1/17
 Dana
 Pet
 F
 LC
 Flex
 All around
 2018
 12/1/17
 Kelli
 Pet
 F
 SC
 Flex
 All around
2018
 1/14/18
 Sonia
 Pet
 F
 SC
 Flex
 All around
 2018