Now accepting deposits for our spring/summer and into fall 2021 or spring 2022.
Deposits are $500 and applied to the final amount owing when the pup is ready to go. Deposits are required to secure a spot on the waiting list or to pick a particular puppy. This allows me to dedicate as much time as possible to my adoptive families that are genuinely serious about adoption.
Deposits are accepted via e-transfer or cash in person. We do not accept personal cheques.
If paying by E-transfer: the final payment is to be completed (sent by buyer, and received by Ravine Acres) BEFORE pick up. E-transfer should be sent minimum 12 hours prior to the pick up schedule as it often times will not register in my account for a while. If you do not feel comfortable sending e-transfer before hand please pay in cash, we absolutely understand the reservation of paying in full prior to pick up.
If paying by cash: final payment is due upon pick up. We do not accept personal cheques
Deposits are non-refundable. This assures me only the families that have done their research into the breed and are fully ready for a new family member apply. If you place a deposit for an upcoming pup, I ask that I have at least 8 months to fill the request as I don't want to just place a dog with you, I want to ensure we have the right fit. If you have a specific time frame in which you prefer to take your pup home, we will accept deposits only if you are flexible with adoption criteria. We will produce all colors & sizes that an aussie comes in, however have no control over what we end up with in a litter.
If you are VERY particular regarding size/sex/color/certain criteria, we ask for up to 24 months. We have litters born throughout the year, it is very likely that your request will be filled with in several months, however we can not 100% predict what nature has in store for us. I have received a very large number of difficult to please adoptive families lately, if you are picky, I will need time to fulfil your requests. Please understand this. We will provide as many options as possible for adoption, selecting only puppies which we feel would be a positive match both with personality and looks.
When puppies are born, we will be waiting until the puppies are 6.5-7.5+ weeks old prior to potentially fitting puppies with their prospective families. Once we have figured out where each puppy is heading in color/personality/size, I will start letting families know. I will supply a personality profile and photos of the pup(s) that I feel fit the criteria best.
Once we have an idea of who is best fitted to what family, we can forward a compilation of photos to get you updated on what has progressed thus far. Once we have determined who your pup is, we will try to keep you updated every 10 days to 2 weeks or so, photos will accompany the update. We will not be sending puppy photos until I have a good idea of what puppies would fit int your adoptive criteria best, I find that it overwhelms people, making the puppy selection much more complicated than it really should be. Puppies are usually about 6.5-7.5+ weeks of age before I am able to identify who the most suitable candidate will be.
Puppies are to be picked up between 8-11 weeks of age. While most puppies are ready to go at 8 weeks, some will be ready to go slightly prior to that, and others may require a week or few weeks longer to reach optimal maturity. We are not able to allow a puppy to go home with their new family until we truly feel they are ready to go. Just like human children, they all mature and develop at different rates.
An additional $25/day kenneling fee will be charged after 11 weeks of age (unless other arrangements have been made with us). If you are unable to pick up your puppy prior to 12 weeks of age, your deposit will be forfeited.