Steps to getting your next best friend
As responsible 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 is 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 your 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.
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 your 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) good faith deposit to show that you are sincerely interested in adopting one of our puppies. Your good faith deposit is 100% refundable (less any fees charged by Paypal, credit card 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 nonrefundable and will applied towards the price of the puppy.
We accept Venmo, Paypal, Credit or Debit cards, Zelle or personal check 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.
If you choose to use a credit card or debit card, merchant fees totaling 4% will be added bringing the total to $108.00.
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 when we breed females, about our upcoming plans and when puppies are born. You will 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.
Step 5: Picking Your Puppy
When the puppies are 4-5 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.
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.
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 time, if all possible, we will show you the puppies that you are interested in through the schedule 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. Sometimes people need time to make a decision so each buyer has 24 hours to choose once it is their turn. 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 Good Faith Deposit will no longer become refundable and will be applied toward the cost of the puppy.
You will be given access to the restricted My Puppy area of our web site under the Resources tab. Once you login you will be able to download pictures of your puppy. We will update pictures as often as we can 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.
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 – I 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. Please remember that we are charged a 4% merchant fee when using a credit or debit card.
- Registration Application – Will be in the blue folder in your Puppy Care Package.
- Microchip Enrollment – We will help you complete this prior to the puppy leaving. (a one-time fee of around $18) Puppies will be microchiped when they are 7 weeks old.
Once I receive your final payment and signed contract you will receive your login for 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 which 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. The cost will include the cost of the ticket plus any extra costs involved in the trip. Flight nanny fees must be paid prior to departing.