Planning a visit to Picture Perfect Boxers......
understand that if possible, most people would like to visit their
puppy before making a final decision. We happily allow visitors, as
long as they meet the criteria, and follow the rules we have in place
for the safety of our puppies and dogs.
1)Visits are by
appointment only. We try to be flexible with our appointment times. We
are usually available for most weekdays and evenings. During the
weekends, we try to schedule families on Friday between 9am-8pm,
Saturdays and Sundays between 10-3.
Please keep in mind that we live in Missouri, and we are on Central Standard Time.
do not allow people to visit who are not seriously interested in our
currently available puppies. We can not risk potential virus/illness
exposure from people who are not actively looking, and we cannot cater
to everyone that "just wants to look". We're not a pet store, this is
our home. So, if you might want a puppy in 6 months or a year or even now, we ask
that you look AT THAT TIME.
3)We do not allow people to visit
our puppies until they are AT LEAST 5 weeks of age. At 5 weeks we can
give the puppies their first "parvo only" vaccine, which does not fully
protect the puppies, but it is better than nothing.
really isn't much to see before 5 weeks. Before that time, the puppies
are barely even walking. They just kind of "lay there", and maybe
wobble around a bit. There is no personality to speak of at this time. Pretty disappointing if you drive a long distance to meet the puppies.
4) **VERY IMPORTANT**
PLEASE, FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR PUPPIES, do not visit any
other shelters, rescues, breeders, or pet stores that sell puppies, or
dog parks for AT LEAST 2 WEEKS before coming to our home.
one wants or intends to spread a deadly puppy virus, but it is often
people visiting multiple dog sites in search of the right dog or puppy
that do this. We have never had puppies THAT contracted PARVOVIRUS and we DON'T WANT IT ON OUR PROPERTY . Parvo is a deadly disease with a high mortality rate, and very
expensive to treat. We do our best to make sure that our puppies would
never become exposed again.
5)Please respect our time. Between
our animals and children, we do have a busy schedule. We expect you to
arrive at your appointed time! If you are going to be later than your
scheduled appointment, please call us, so that we know you are still
Also, please call us before coming out, or if you changed
your mind and are not coming out. Particularly during nice weather, we
get a lot of "no shows", and we don't like being trapped at home
waiting for people that never arrive.