Payment: I accept PayPal, United States Postal Money Order, Personal Check (will not ship or
deliver until it clears the bank) and of course Cash.
Hand delivery is available in a 100 mile radius of West Plains, Missouri. Kansas City area I can meet
in Springfield, Mo. for $35.00 extra if I deliver to Kansas City area $100.00 extra. St. Louis area can
meet in Rolla, Mo. for $35.00 extra if I deliver to St. Louis area $100.00 extra. Puppies that are hand
delivered come with: Registration papers (if registered), vaccination and worming record and a
small bag of quality puppy food.
Deposit of $100.00 is required to hold puppy(s). Puppies will remain for sale until deposit is
received. Deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred to another puppy.
Vaccinations are given at 6, 9, and 12 weeks. I use Duramune* Max 5 which vaccinates against:
Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. Puppy(s) will come with at
least 1 to 2 vaccinations and you are required to get the others. I worm with Pyrantel and Panacur
wormer at 2,4 and 6 weeks.
At this time I can't ship by air. The airlines won't ship
snub nose puppies.
Food & Water
I send your puppy home with a small bag of puppy food for small breeds. I cannot stress this enough, please make sure
your puppy eats and drinks. It is vital that your puppy has 3 to 4 meals a day and has fresh water available at all times. Not
eating and drinking could result in hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) which could result in your puppy getting extremely sick
or even death, this can happen in one day. Do not assume your puppy is eating, make sure you see him eat and keep track
of the amount he is eating. If you cannot get your puppy to eat the dry all alone, then you can add 1 tablespoon of the
canned to it and mix it together. If the mixing of the two does not work, then you can give him 4 tablespoons of the canned
all alone and keep working on him at each feeding to get him to eat the hard food. If all of this fails you can give your puppy
Nutri-cal to help him in obtaining a better appetite. You can purchase this from any veterinarian or most pet stores (Pet
Smart, PetCo). If you ever feel that you cannot get your puppy to eat anything, please feel free to call me and we will figure
out a remedy together.
First of all there has to be a reason for a puppy’s blood sugar level to drop. A happy, healthy puppy is not going to just get
low blood sugar for no reason! It can be brought on by stress, poor diet or an illness. First and far most important, they
must be eating well. If a puppy refuses to eat because they are still adjusting, we recommend feeding them pretty much
whatever they will eat! I have found that puppies will eat their dry kibble much easier if there is something moist mixed in
with it. Try adding cottage cheese or yogurt, some canned puppy food or baby food chicken out of the jar along with some
corn syrup. This is much more enticing than just a bowl of dry puppy food. You can even add this syrup to you puppy’s
drinking water as a constant source of sugar. You can even put a little warm water or pedialite over their food. Some people
will boil chicken for a puppy or brown some ground beef and add rice to it. This is great for a puppy and they love it! There
are many different things you can make up for a puppy.
Typically, puppies need to stay on their puppy food until about one year of age. Make sure you feed your dog a good
premium food, so that you are providing your dog the best. A good dog food provides them with a nice shiny coat, free
from dandruff and itchy skin, nice healthy teeth, and helps maintain the overall proper nutrients for a healthy, happy life.
Coccidiosis (aka Coccidia)
We also want all of our customers to be well aware of the signs of stress in a puppy. Lots of puppies can stress out from
the move. Think about it, new sounds, new smells, new voices, new faces and absolutely everything is different. This can
cause a little puppy to become very scared. Even though you shower your puppy with attention and love, he or she can still
become stressed from the changes. The first sign of stress is a loose stool. First it can get loose, then mucousy or even a
tint of pink may appear in it (blood). Not to worry, it is very curable! This is what is diagnosed as Coccidiosis (aka Coccidia).
Coccidia is a protozoa that is dormant in the intestines. It is commonly referred to as a parasite but it is indeed a protozoa.
Not that it matters, they are treated pretty much the same. When a puppy gets upset, this protozoa can become active and
irritate the intestinal lining which thus causes the loose stool, mucous and blood. If ignored, it can be very serious and fatal.
If you know what to watch for, you can catch it and treat it right away.
Most vets prescribe an oral antibiotic called Albon. Albon is a sweet tasting oral antibiotic that is given once a day for about
10 days. It is remarkable how quickly it takes affect. Within 24 hours usually you will see a big change. Now remember this
is if you are keeping watch on your puppy and looking for signs. If ignored, a puppy will get diarrhea and it only goes down
hill from there. Worse case would be not only the diarrhea but also vomiting and eventually becoming lethargic and
dehydrated. The smaller the puppy, the quicker you can lose them.
Important information about the care of your new arrival!
Your puppy has had a good appetite, and has been playful and carefree at our home. There will be a transition period
when he/she arrives at your home. Everything is new and exciting...new sounds, new smells, new sights and NEW
PEOPLE! It is very important to realize your new tiny puppy will take some adjusting, and might need some special
care in getting him/her settled in. Any of our puppies that are less than 3 lbs are considered at risk of "running low on
fuel", especially the first week after arrival. There are several important things that must be done:
1) keep stimulation to a minimum-- don't let your new puppy run and romp excessively (10 minutes can be excessive
for these little ones); this includes running around and following you everywhere. They are like little
hummingbirds...their energy stores are small, and their heart and desire to be a part of everything can overwhelm
them. Try to minimize visitors and don't take the puppy out and about the first week of settling in (excluding the Vet
2) provide elecrtrolyte water (Puppy Aid or plain Pedialyte) at all times the first week. And be sure the puppy isn't held
so much that it doesn't get the chance to eat and nibble.
3) Monitor food intake. Should he/she not seem very interested in the dry food I've provided, you can:
to a small amount of dry food add about a half teaspoon of baby pureed chicken meat (in the jar) with a little warm
water to entice the appetite. Also, they tend to like the following canned/packaged wet foods: Little Caesar Puppy;
Pedigree chicken, ground; Ol Roy (Wal-Mart brand) Gourmet chicken, egg & bacon or gourmet dinner or lamb & rice
(small 5 oz cans). If you think your puppy may need an energy source, you can add a little Karo syrup, molasses or
Nutri-drops or Nutri-Cal to the food.
IF ever you must hand feed (this does not happen often, but it can and I want you to know what to do) : mix a few
tablespoons of human baby rice cereal with a little warm water, and add a little chicken baby food and sugar source
(as above). Make it a little soupy if you need to use a dropper or syringe to feed. Place food in the corner of the mouth
and to the back of the tongue, tipping the head slightly up so the puppy will swallow and not spit it out.