Frequently Asked Questions
A: Our puppies start at $2500. Click here to see estimated prices.
A: Our Poms come from top winning American Kennel Club (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.
A: Yes, normally we can ship our puppies to most US airports served by Delta & Delta Partners, however there are currently restrictions on most pet flights due to the pandemic, so for now clients will need to pick up their puppy or use our puppy nanny to have their puppy delivered.
Q: How does puppy nanny service work?
A: Our wonderful, experienced puppy nanny will hand carry your puppy on a flight and meet you at your nearest major airport. Your puppy will be with our nanny at all times from start to finish. You will need to bring your own carrier to the airport. Puppy nanny expenses are the responsibility of the buyer and include: $500 delivery fee, round trip airfare to your nearest major airport, pet carry on fee charged by the airline ($99 – $125 depending on the airline chosen), travel from Pocatello, ID to Salt Lake City airport (we have a small, regional airport so it’s generally less expensive to drive to Salt Lake City to take the flight), airport parking, and hotel room if an overnight stay is required. These fees are separate from your puppy charge and will be paid directly to our puppy nanny. The flight cost varies depending on your location, however the current average cost for puppy nanny service with all expenses included is $1,000. Our puppy nanny will give you the exact price for your location once you are ready to have your puppy delivered.
Q: Is is safe to ship my puppy?
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.)
A: Yes, health and satisfaction is guaranteed. Click here to see our guarantee.
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! Additionally, you can check out our Facebook page, Avalon Pomeranians, to see what our clients have to say. With so many scams going on, it’s very important that you do not send money to a breeder you cannot verify.
A: Click here to see if any puppies are available now. If there are no puppies available now, your wait time will be 2-6 months. 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.
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. (Note: due to current extenuating circumstances with COVID-19 related pet flight restrictions, clients who are willing to use our Puppy Nanny, those who can pick up, or who have a direct flight available from Salt Lake City will need to be temporarily prioritized on our waiting list.) Deposits may be placed securely with your credit card through PayPal (having PayPal account is not required), through gooddog.com, Apple Pay, Zelle 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 always be transferred to another puppy if you decide to wait for a future litter. If you cannot wait 2-6 months to be offered a puppy, please DO NOT place a deposit. Please also review our pricing before placing your deposit to make sure an Avalon puppy will fit within your budget. We need you to please confirm the litter that your deposit applies to by the time puppies are 4-6 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. Please note that your full balance must clear before we can ship your puppy, or allow you to take your puppy if picking up. You are welcome to pay your balance by Apple Pay, Gooddog, PayPal, Zelle, or bank transfer.