Steps to getting your next best friend
As responsible heritage breeders, we try to make sure that each and every one of our puppies are placed in the right home for both the dog and the new owner. When you add a puppy to your family you are making a 10 to 15-year commitment. The perfect home for a Harman Corgi is one where the dog will be an integral part of your family meaning that the dog will go with you as much as possible, join in activities that you like, live in your home, and be fed and exercised properly. The perfect family will make sure that vaccinations are up to date, seek veterinary help when needed, continue the training that we have started, and add enriching and stimulating activities to their dog’s life. We know that successful matches are made by taking the time to match the right dog with the right family.
Step 1: Is a Harman Corgi right for you?
Research the breed to make sure that a Corgi is a fit for your lifestyle. They are cute adorable dogs but they don’t fit everyone’s lifestyle. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are wonderful dogs but they are not for everyone. Like every breed, they have both good and bad points to consider.
Step 2: Learn How We Place Our Puppies
When we have litters we place our puppies with people on our waiting list first. Since we normally have numerous people on the waiting list, we rarely have puppies available. If we do have a puppy available it will be listed on our Available Puppies Page.
If you are serious about getting a Harman Corgi, the next step is to get on our waiting list. If you are still researching the breed but want to stay up to date with us please check back or follow our Harman Corgis Facebook page.
Step 3: Getting on the Waiting List
- Complete the Getting to Know Your Form
This information will help us get to know you and your family a little bit better so we can help you find the perfect Corgi for your family. We would like to learn more about you and what you are looking for in a Corgi. By filling out our Getting To Know You Form, we learn a bit more about you and your family, if you have other pets, and specifically what traits and characteristics that you are looking for in a Corgi. There are no right or wrong answers we simply do this to learn a little bit about you and what you’re looking for. This helps us determine the characteristics of puppies that will best fit your family. For example, we don’t want to place a very energetic dog with someone that is looking for a calmer dog. The key to making the relationship work is placing the right dog with the right family.
Please provide an email address on the form that you check daily. Things will move very quickly once you are close to picking your puppy. It is not fair to others on the list to wait for someone to respond.
We will review your information and contact you if we have additional questions. Please familiarize yourself with our process of selecting a puppy (outlined below) and wait for us to respond back to you.
- Place a Good Faith Deposit
Once we have reviewed your Getting to Know You information and feel like we will be able to find a puppy that fits what you are looking for we will email you back. We do require a small ($100) deposit to show that you are sincerely interested in adopting one of our puppies. Your deposit is 100% refundable (less any fees charged by Paypal ,$3.50 if invoiced through Paypal, or merchant fees, $4, if invoiced and paid by a credit or debit card) until you pick your puppy. Once you have picked your puppy we will take the puppy off the market and your deposit becomes non-refundable and will be applied towards the price of the puppy.
We accept Venmo, Paypal, Zelle, personal checks or we can invoice you where you can pay by credit card, or a debit card for this deposit.
Note that if you use Paypal please use the “send money to family and friends option” to avoid the 3.5% fee that they charge. If you would rather us invoice you through Paypal the 3.5% fee will be added to the deposit making the total $103.50. Please note that we do not take Paypal for the final payment on puppies.
Once your good faith deposit has been received, you will be emailed a receipt showing the payment and you will be added to the waiting list. Names are added to the waiting list in the order that the deposit was received. We will be able to tell you your place on the waiting list at this time.
Good faith deposits are deducted from the final price of the puppy
Step 4: What's Next?
Once you are on the waiting list we will update you about what is going on here at Harman Corgis through our monthly newsletter. You may receive periodic updates with pictures and videos of babies too even if you are on a later waiting list. We suggest that you follow along with our developmental guide. This will give you an idea of what we are working on this week, what changes are going on with the puppies, and what experiences they are having.
We reserve the right to remove individuals from the waiting list who do not respond in a timely manner (24-48 hrs) to multiple email attempts. We also reserve the right to remove individuals in light of new insights where we no longer feel that one of our puppies will not be a good fit.
Step 5: Picking Your Puppy
When the puppies are 2-5 weeks old we will contact people on the waiting list to see if it is a good time for them to adopt a puppy. We will work down the list from top to bottom. Once contacted, if the time is not right that person will have the option to pass on the current set of puppies. They will retain their spot on the waiting list for the next set of puppies unless they request a good faith deposit refund. Prices will be grandfathered to the prices listed on the website at the time you were placed on the waiting list. If you have been offered puppies that fit your preferences and have repeatably skipped, we reserve the right to increase pricing to current prices.
Once the puppies are 5 weeks old we will take individual photos and post them on our Puppy Nursery Page by litter with personality notes and prices. We will also start scheduling video chats through Facebook messenger for puppy picking. This allows you to see the puppy(s) in action and we can answer any questions that you might have. If you are unable to video chat we can send a video but we will need to know in advance so that it can be scheduled. If everyone on the waiting list for a particular time frame is contacted and a puppy remains unsold, we may sell the puppy in a different manner.
Puppies will be vet checked around 6 weeks of age. Once they receive a clean bill of health, the puppy picking will begin. We will then begin to go down the waiting list in the order that deposits were received one by one to see if a buyer would like to pick a puppy in the group, rollover their deposit to the next group, or request a refund. We do reserve the ability to retain a puppy from each litter to keep in our breeding program. If we decide to keep a puppy from a litter, picking will begin after we notify people on the list of our selection. When it is your turn, we will show you the puppies that you are interested in through the scheduled video chat. This technology allows you to see how the puppies interact with us and other puppies. It also allows us to answer any questions that you might have, discuss their personality, and where they are in their training. If you are unable to video chat we can send a video but we will need to know in advance so that it can be scheduled. We want to make sure that you get the puppy that fits your lifestyle and what you’re looking for, so we will be there to help you through the process. Once the first person on the list has chosen, the next person on the list will choose and the process will continue down the list. As you can imagine sometimes this takes a few days so please be patient. We will update the puppy nursery after each person chooses their puppy so that others on the list are aware of which puppies are still available.
Once you have selected your puppy, it will be reserved for you and will not be available to anyone else. At this time your waiting list deposit will no longer become refundable and will be applied toward the cost of the puppy.
You will be given access to the restricted Buyers area of our web site under the Resources tab. Once you login you will be able to access tons of information that will help you with getting ready for your puppy as well as training videos. We will also send you pictures of your puppy from infancy up to this point. We will update you with pictures as videos when they are around 7 or 8 weeks of age so you can watch their growth. We encourage you to subscribe to our Harman Corgis YouTube channel to stay up to date when we post litter videos.
Step 5: Making Plans
Puppies will be ready to go to their new homes when they are approximately 9 weeks old. Once you have selected your puppy we will start planning pickup or delivery options, complete necessary paperwork, and get you ready for a new puppy.
We suggest that you look at the Preparing for your Puppy section of our website under the Resources Tab to start preparing for your pup. There is a wealth of information in our Buyers area that can help you prepare for your pup.
Paperwork & Final Payment
We will start completing the paperwork once you have chosen your puppy. This will include
- Contract & Health Guarantee – A signed copy must be returned to us prior to the puppy leaving. This will be accomplished electronically.
- Invoice – We will email you an invoice for the balance due.
The balance must be paid in FULL before your puppy can leave our care. Once the payment has been made we will email you a receipt showing that the balance is paid in full. If you are picking up your puppy in person, we prefer for final payments to be made in cash. We accept Venmo, Zelle, or a credit – debit card for this final payment. If you choose to pay using a debit or credit card we will invoice you and you will enter your card information directly on your end.
- Microchip Enrollment – We will provide you with your puppy’s microchip number and information on how to enroll the chip. We require that the microchip be enrolled prior to the puppy leaving our care. This ensures that you will be the first contact if your puppy gets lost. We use AKC Reunite microchips. They charge a one-time fee of $20. This will ensure that your puppy is covered for the rest of its life. Puppies will be microchipped when they are 6-7 weeks old.
- Registration Application – Will be in the blue folder in your Puppy Care Package.
- Transportation arrangementsWe
You will receive a login to the Buyers Resources area where you can start watching training videos. We also encourage you to join our Harman Corgis Owners Facebook group at this time.
Pick up & Delivery
We offer multiple pick up and delivery choices and are open to working out delivery options. It is best to contact Leslie when looking at delivery and pick up options. Buyers are responsible for all transport costs. Our normal options include
- Pick up directly from us
- Meeting along your travel route. We are willing to meet in a location within an hour’s drive from us or in Amarillo. If we meet in a location further away we may charge a small delivery fee to help cover the cost of fuel.
- Ground Transportation – we primarily use a pet transportation individual based out of Fort Worth Texas. He has speedily transported puppies across Texas and the nation for us at very reasonable prices. If you are in Texas this may be your best and most cost-effective option – we have been able to deliver dogs all over the state for $200 or less. If you are interested in this option contact us and we will get a quote.
- Flight options – we do not ship puppies in the cargo area of planes. We do however offer the following options to fly puppies. Note that both options require a health certificate which will be an additional fee.
- Meet you at the airport – we will meet you at Amarillo’s Rick Husband airport where you can pick up your puppy and fly home with them in the cabin of the airplane. You are responsible for making flight arrangements and paying extra fees to travel with your puppy as well as bringing an airline-approved pet travel bag that will fit under the seat of the plane. If you would rather fly into Oklahoma City we can also meet you there for an additional fee. Please check with us before booking flights to make sure that we will be able to meet you on a specific day and time. Remember that we are 2 hours away from Amarillo and 3 hours and 45 minutes away from Oklahoma City so we must make plans in advance.
Flight Nanny service – We can fly your puppy to an airport near you where you can pick up your puppy. Your puppy will fly in the cabin of the airplane with us or a designated flight nanny. The cost will include the cost of the ticket plus any extra costs involved in the trip. Flight nanny fees must be paid in advance to booking the flight.