Important Information on Purchasing a Puppy
1. Once a deposit is made on a puppy that pup is secure to that person; deposits are not refundable unless of course the puppy is unfit to ship to the buyer.  Puppies will not be held without a deposit.  We accept PayPal, Moneygram, money orders, cashiers check, and personal checks.  First come, first served.  I recommend PayPal or Moneygram for the deposit since it is a quick method of payment.
2. The puppy will not be shipped until the puppy is paid in full including shipping cost - any money order, personal check, or cashiers check must clear my bank before the puppy is shipped.  Any PayPal payment must also clear my bank.  No exceptions.  Yes, there are counterfeit money orders and cashier checks.  PayPal has a 3% charge, please add that to your total.  Puppies do not leave home until at least 8 weeks of age.
3. We use Pet Air; our usual pickup day is on Friday mornings and puppies are shipped out of Kansas City that afternoon/evening, shipping days may vary, purchase of a bulldog puppy and shipping during the summer months will depend on temps .  Shipping cost includes a create, health certificate and the airline ticket.  Reservations require 7 days advance, neither reservations nor health certificates are completed until the puppy is paid for in full.
   Ground transportation is also offered by Trish Moe of DPM Bulldogs.  If you would prefer personal delivery of your new puppy please call Trish at (217) 690-1000 or visit her site at and set up arrangements, just let me know ASAP if you decide to use her service - all arrangements will be made between you and Trish.  If you don't specify your choice your puppy will be sent via Pet Air.
4. Puppies must be paid for in full by 8 weeks of age, unless an agreement is made at the time of the deposit.  If the puppy reaches the age of 12 weeks and requires shipping the buyer is responsible for a rabies vaccine (the cost is $25). 
5. Microchips are available for an additional $25.  We use Avid brand.
6. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of any of our puppies at our discretion.
Terms of Sale
1. You agree you are at least 18 years or older and have the means and knowledge to care for your puppy properly. 
2. The intended purpose of the purchase puppy is for companionship and not for resale, trade, research or illegal activity. 
3. Understand we sell pet quality puppies; we do not quarantee size, color or breeding capability. 
4. If you are unable to keep your puppy please contact us and we will try to help you rehome your pet. 
5. Your will receive a copy of our health guarantee within your paperwork; highlights of coverage are we guarantee against life threatening genetic conditions, we are not responsible for any medical or dental expenses, no cash refunds; we offer replacement puppies.  Any litigation will be limited to Clark County, Missouri in the accordance with laws and statues of the sate of Missouri. 
Don't Be A Victim of Internet Fraud
Below is some advice that I hope will help you from being scammed.  I have had many buyers contact me and with understanding are fearful of buying over the internet.  I completely understand the reluctance as I have been there before myself.  I hope that some of these tips can provide a positive experience for you. 
1. Scammers usually cannot provide multiple pictures of a puppy.  Their pictures are usually stolen from other breeders.  Ask the seller to take a picture of the puppy you are looking at with a card that has your name and or date.
2. Scammers usually do not have websites; if they do the only contact is an email address.
3. Ask for the name and number of the vet they use.  Call that vet and ask about the practices of the seller and the condition of their animals.  Google the vets name to insure it is a real business.
4. Be reluctant if the seller only accepts money through Western Union.
5. Beware of the "preacher from another country"; that is a common story line.
6. If they offer to set up the shipping and send you a money order for more than the amount you are asking the payment.
7. And lastly, if it's too good to be true then it's probably not.  $300 with shipping included is an unrealistic price especially for a Bulldog or Teacup Yorkie.
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