Vom Gildaf German Shepherds & McQueen Border Collies
With COVID-19 reaching all time highs here in Wisconsin, I am having to make some changes with puppy visits, selection, and pick up. As we enter winter in WI it is too cold to host our usual puppy socials outside where we can safely social distance. In addition to the weekly pictures I post of each litter on my website and in the Gildaf facebook group, I will be getting many more videos of the puppies both as a group and individually throughout the first 8 weeks. Im excited to be able to share much more than normal with the puppy families this way!
I will be emailing out a “Bringing home Puppy” information sheet which covers diet, supplements, crate training, toys, socialization, etc. a few weeks prior to you picking up your puppy. This will answer many of the questions families might have referring to the first few weeks of having their puppy home.
Picking out your puppy: I will still be assessing each litter as normal on which pups are best suited for each home and plan to give weekly input on which puppies most likely will be the best fit for each family. Some puppies are going to working homes such as Search and Rescue and some are going to homes strictly to be family companions and the puppies that best fit each of these homes are very different puppies. At 5-6 weeks of age I will meet with you via FaceTime (or via email) to go over final puppy selections and to answer any questions you have. I will be setting FaceTime appointments in half hour sessions.
Picking up your puppy: Puppy pick up will be completed outside and kept brief as possible both reduce possible transmission time and to prevent the puppies from being exposed to possibly very cold WI winter temperatures for very long. I will be wearing a mask and I ask that you do as well. Pick up should only take about 15 minutes or so. You will sign paperwork, ask any last minute questions (or please email them to me ahead of time), and take a quick family photo. Some exceptions may be made if we happen to be having a seasonably warm day. Thank you in advance for your understanding during these unprecedented times.