No. At this time we accept
only cash or checks made out to Green Family Kennel.
See Contact Us - Visitation by appointment only and closed on Sundays.
Email. We are not always at the computer. Gotta take time to care for the dogs themselves, but we do our best to answer email in a timely manner.
Yes. They are played with every day, and are socialized with other puppies.
Yes. We have a vet check knees and hearts on all dogs. For our Springers, Hips are x-rayed and OFA certified after dogs turn two years old.
Yes, all of our dogs are in big open pens, which allow them to run around, and we also allow them to roam our 40-acre yard. Therefore, they get lots of exercise.
No. Puppies are not made available until 6-7wks old.
We do reserve the right to decide whether to keep the full deposit should the customer cancel.
We have a Notification Email list. These emails are sent when the pups are made available. (Generally on Saturday mornings at 10am) The puppies will then be sold on a first come first served basis after the email has been sent. Regardless of how long one has been on the list everyone has the same chance of speaking for a puppy. We have deemed this method is the fairest and least complicated.
Yes. We do verbal sales by email.
Puppies can go home at 9
weeks or older.
Smaller pups (under 4lbs) will be kept longer until we give the O.K. to go home.
Adults are fed Kirkland
Signature Super Premium Chicken, Rice and Vegetables from Costco
Puppies are fed Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain Puppy Chicken & Pea Formula
If picked up within 15 days of being ready to go home there is no boarding fee. If you need, we can keep your pup longer. The first 15 days are free and then a $10/day charge thereafter.
It is still a guess but the following considerations can be factored in: parent’s size, sex of puppy - males will be on average a few pounds bigger, and comparison to the other littermates.
We do not ship puppies. However,
you are more than welcome to fly out and come pick the puppy up yourself.
You will need to purchase a one-way ticket for the puppy, which can run upward of $125 plus an approved collapsible crate ($20-$60) that is placed under your airplane seat.
We ask that you not bring other pets to our place. The reason for this is any dog or cat can carry a virus or bacteria and not be noticeably sick themselves. If one of our dogs or puppies would happen to catch this, they would potentially spread this throughout the kennel. If you do need to bring your pet, we ask that you leave it in the car.
It will be doggie-door trained.
Many professional dog
trainers believe that crate training is by far the easiest and most natural way
to house train a new puppy.
Dogs, in the wild, will instinctively keep their sleep area (den) clean (not defecate or urinate there) to keep predators away. Like their wild counterparts, domestic dogs are innately predisposed not to soil the area (crate) where they sleep.
All of the mothers and
their puppies are kept in a heated building with doggie doors and good-sized
All other adult dogs have
outside heated doghouses.
No. As long as they show no signs of illness or other concerns, we prefer to minimize our puppies visiting vet clinics. This brings the risk of viruses coming into our kennel to a lower level. However, we do ask that the new owner bring the puppy to the vet within 10 days of pickup for a checkup.
Yes. See our health guarantee for more information.
The puppies will have had their first shot at 8 weeks old. The other two booster shots are three weeks apart - around 11 &14wks old. Also, a rabies shot is normally given at 16wks old. A medical record will be given to owner to give to their vet.
We use Canine
1-DAPPV 5 way dog vaccine for protection against canine distemper, canine
hepatitis, adenovirus cough (kennel cough), parainfluenza, and parvovirus for the
If pups are kept longer, we use Duramune Max5/4L for the second and third shot. It protects again canine distemper, canine hepatitis, adenovirus cough (kennel cough), parainfluenza, and parvovirus as well as four bacteria strains of Leptospira. This is also the vaccine we use for the all of our adult dogs. Dams are not vaccinated during pregnancy or while nursing.
We register our Sheltie and English Springer puppies with AKC and provide limited ownership registration which means that the dog cannot produce AKC registrable litters but may participate in AKC events. If interested in a Sheltie or English Springer with unlimited AKC papers (breeding rights), we will charge an additional $500 and we reserve the right to decide whether to sell a puppy to someone for breeding
If interested in a Sheltie or English Springer with unlimited AKC papers (breeding rights), we will charge an additional $500 and we reserve the right to decide whether to sell a puppy to someone for breeding.
Yes, all of the puppies will have gone through a deworming program before they go to their new home.
AKC has been doing an annual inspection on our kennel since 2008 to ensure that we meet the standard for AKC compliance. We have always passed. We also meet the rules pertaining to the Pet Animal Care and Facilities ACT administered and enforced by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.