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McMillan’s Dachshunds Waiting List Process
Some people reserve a puppy up to one year or more in advance. Approximately 90% of our
puppies are sold off of our waiting list. A question we are often asked is, “How long is your
waiting list?” There’s no easy answer to that question. Although we may have many folks on our
list, some are waiting for something very specific (ie: certain color, certain gender) and they are
willing to wait longer for their specific desire. We usually give an approximate wait time of 2-6
choice. We make no guarantee on a timeline for a puppy.
If there is not a puppy currently available that you wish to adopt, your name stays on the waiting
list and we will send out notices the next time we have puppies available. The $200 non-
refundable deposit that we require to be placed on our waiting list never expires, however after
12 months we will contact you to re-evaluate your adoption requirements. The deposit is applied
towards the purchase price of a puppy when there is one available for you to adopt.
Puppy Pricing: Our puppies start at $1000 (+8.5% Sales Tax for all sales) and go up from there
depending on color, gender and quality. Females cost more than males. Dapples and English
Creams start at $1500. None of our puppies are priced until after birth. A 50% deposit is
required within 24 hours once a puppy is chosen, the balance is paid at pickup. Deposits can be
paid via check, money order, cashiers check, Zelle or Paypal. Paypal payments will add a 4%
fee. Temperature controlled shipping is available in the Continental US for the cost of shipping
based on location (usually around $350) for puppies purchased as BREEDING/SHOW
prospects only. Pet puppies CANNOT be shipped. However, we are happy to meet you at our
local airport to pick up your pet puppy in person. Check with your airline if they require any extra
paperwork prior to flying with your new puppy home. Note - Full AKC/Breeding/Show rights are
offered on a very limited basis to approved small breeders only with a strict contract.
Selecting your puppy is easy. Generally around 4-6 weeks old the process begins! Individuals
on our waiting list are sent a notice either via email or Facebook that puppies are available.
Once we send out notices, you have 48 hours to respond if there is a puppy available you are
interested in adopting. Puppies are sold in order of your deposit date (date you paid your $200
non-refundable deposit). After 48 hours all remaining puppies will be placed available to the
general public on a first come, first serve basis (upon approval). Whether you are in a nearby
city or multiple states away, we'll help guide you each step of the way. Many choose to make
the selection from the convenience of their own living room with the assistance of pictures, or
videos and plenty of conversations (starting at 4 weeks). You are encouraged to pick more than
one choice in the event your chosen puppy is already adopted. Young puppies are very
susceptible to disease. We do not start in-home visits until 8 weeks old to allow our puppies time
to build natural immunity before being handled. Usually at 8-9 weeks old, they'll be ready to go
home! For our other puppy’s safety, we do not allow in-home visits if we have other younger un-
vaccinated puppies at home. This is non-negotiable. See our visitation policy for more
information. NOTE: We do not keep litter specific deposits. If there is a certain litter/female you’
re interested in your more than welcome to "pass" on current selections until you find a puppy
you’re interested in. Remember, the more specific you are in your request for a desired puppy
(color, coat type, dam, sire, eye color, etc) the longer your wait for a new puppy will be.
McMillan's Dachshunds reserves the right to first pick of any puppy, on all of our litters.
Again, we wish you all the best in your journey of finding the perfect puppy. We know it's an
important decision and we're here to assist in any way we can. We'd love to hear from you so
feel free to call or email us. If you would like to join our waiting list contact us for a copy of our
Waiting List Contract and payment instructions.
206-755-9312 // email@example.com
Please note: We live in Washington State, Pacific Standard Time.
Please do not call after 6pm PST. Feel free to email anytime!
These puppies are worth the wait!
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