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Q: How much does an Avalon puppy cost?
A: Our puppies start at $2000. Click here to see estimated prices. We evaluate and price our puppies at 6-8 weeks of age. (Puppies are generally ready to go to their new homes at 8-10 weeks depending on how well they are eating and if they are being picked up or shipped.)

Q: Why do your puppies cost that much?
A: Our Poms come from top winning AKC show lines. We have worked hard for over 20 years to develop excellence in quality, type and temperament. We also work very hard to give the puppies in our care an excellent beginning by socializing them daily, starting the potty training process for you, etc. We feel that our prices are very reasonable for Poms of our quality.

Q: Will I get AKC papers with my puppy?
A: Yes, all of our dogs are AKC registered and all puppies come with AKC papers which are supplied after you have paid in full.

Q: Do you ship your puppies?
A: Yes, we can ship our puppies to most US airports served by Delta & Delta Partners (sorry, we do not export outside of the USA/US Territories/Canada at this time). Note: A common misconception is that puppies are flown in the airplane’s cargo hold along with the luggage. This has been illegal for many years and we would never ship a puppy that way. Delta safely and securely ships puppies in a live animal compartment which is heated, cooled, and pressurized just like the passenger areas.  We’ve been shipping puppies by Delta for over 20 years and the Delta crew has always taken great care of them. The estimated shipping & handling charge is $250 (flights originating from PIH) or $450 (flights originating from SLC) plus crate & health certificate. We also have a wonderful, experienced puppy nanny who can hand carry your puppy and deliver to you at your nearest major airport for a $500 delivery free plus expenses (1-2 puppies). Puppy nanny expenses are the responsibility of the buyer and include: round trip airfare to your nearest major airport, mileage from Pocatello, ID to Salt Lake City airport if applicable, airport parking, hotel room if an overnight stay is required, and pet carry on fee if the chosen airline charges one. (Effective November 18, 2013: pet quality puppies must be viewed by the buyer, a family member, friend, or a USDA inspector prior to shipment. We can arrange this inspection for you).

Q: What colors do you offer?
A: We offer traditional orange and red colors as well as exotics like cream, white, and black and tan. We are currently diligently working to expand the availability of our quality white and cream poms.

Q: What does a typical Avalon puppy look like?
A: Click here to see photos of typical Avalon puppies. Click here to see photos of our Pom parents.

Q: How do I pick my puppy?
A: We send photos of your puppy for approval before shipping. We can also send a video upon request.

Q: What is the average weight of your Poms?
A: Our Poms average 4-7 pounds at maturity which we feel is the ideal size for the health of our Poms. While we sometimes have puppies that mature in the 3 pound range, we don’t intentionally breed Poms that small. (A good rule of thumb to estimate the mature weight of Poms is to triple the 8 week weight or double the 12 week weight.)

Q: Will my puppy have his shots and worming?
A: Yes, your puppy will have been given a puppy combination vaccine and will have been wormed with Panacur. The next puppy shot (5 way combo) shot will be due approximately 3 weeks after arrival.

Q: Do you offer a guarantee?
A: Yes, health and satisfaction is guaranteed.  Click here to see our guarantee.

Q: What supplies do you suggest I purchase before my puppy arrives?
A: Please see our Links & Resources Page and also read our Puppy Care Sheet.

Q: How can I tell that a breeder is legitimate?
A: This is a very important question. I have heard many reports of people sending money to people who are merely running a scam operation to steal their money. When looking for a breeder, be sure that they are listed as members of the APC (American Pomeranian Club). Being an AKC Breeder of Merit gives you an additional assurance that a breeder has proven their line by meeting the American Kennel Club requirements for this distinction. We are one of the few breeders that are both APC Members and AKC Breeders of Merit. Another safeguard is to only send money securely (by PayPal, credit card, or by sending a check to a confirmed U.S. address). Being asked to send an untraceable payment (Western Union, etc) is a warning sign that you are being scammed!

Q: How long is your waiting list?
A: Click here to see if any puppies are available now. If there are no puppies available now, you can expect to wait 3-4 months for your puppy. If you are sure you want a puppy, we suggest that you place a deposit in order to get in line. Placing a deposit will put you to the top of the line in the order that deposits are received.

Q: How do deposits work?
A: Placing a deposit is the best way to secure your place in line for an Avalon puppy. Clients who place a minimum $500 deposit get first choice of our puppies in the order that deposits are received. Deposits may be placed with your credit card through PayPal (having PayPal account is not required), or by sending a check or bank transfer. Once puppies are available, we send photos so that you may choose your puppy. Please note that deposits are non-refundable but may be transferred to another puppy if you decide to wait for a future litter. We need you to please confirm the litter that your deposit applies to by the time puppies are 6 weeks of age so that we may offer them to the next person in line if you have decided to wait for a future litter. If you would like to send a check, please contact us for instructions.

Q: How can I pay my deposit or payment on account with my credit card?
1) Choose the amount you would like to pay from the drop down menu below.
2) Use the first text field below to type your initials agreeing to the terms of our sales agreement and guarantee.
3) Use the second text field to type your preferences (male or female; companion, show or breeding; color).
4) Click the yellow “Buy Now” button to send your secure payment.
5) If you need to pay a custom amount, please contact us and we will send you a PayPal invoice. Credit card payments are subject to a 3% PayPal fee.

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