Donation Puppy Information

Who can apply for a donation puppy?

First Steps To Applying For A Donation Puppy

Your Responsiblities and Obligations.

Any disabled person can apply for a donation puppy.  But you must have a trainer lined up who will be overseeing the puppy's training to be a Service Dog and you must be able to put us in contact with said trainer. 

Trainers can apply for the donation puppy.  The first puppy we donated was donated to a trainer we knew.  She volunteered her services in raising and training the puppy.  When it was trained she matched it to an incredible lady who was in need of a Service Dog.  So if you are a trainer and you wish to do the same you can apply for the donation puppy.

Service Dog training facilities can apply for a donation puppy as well.  We would love to support training facitilies that are providing Service Dogs to the disabled.  We know just how hard it is to get well bred, quality puppies and dogs to train and we would love to support these programs.
The first step in applying for a donation puppy is to first make sure this is the right breed for you.  Research this breed as much as you can.  White Swiss Shepherds are extemely intelligenct and learn quickly but they are not a breed for everyone. 
Please do not apply for a donation puppy unless you really are in need of a Service Dog.  Waiting lists with trainers and facilities can sometimes last years to aquire a dog/puppy.  The need for quality dogs to be trained to be Service Dogs is high.  The places able to provide them are few and the numbers they can provide them at is low.  So please only apply if you really are in need of one. 
The next step is to look over our Donation Puppy Contract.  The link is below.  Read through it carefully.  Make sure you are ok with everything in it.  Make sure you have all the information needed.
This is a list of your responsiblities and obligations if you wish to obtain a donation puppy from us:
1.  You must provide the puppy an INDOOR environment. 
2.  You agree to provide quality food and fresh water to the puppy daily.
3.  You agree to exercise the puppy regularly.
4.  You agree to provide routine veterinary care.
5.  You agree to send a list of desired tasks the puppy will be learning to us as soon as possible.  This will help us in selecting the right puppy for you.
6.  You agree to provide name and contact information to a professional trainer who will be over seeing the Service Dog training of the donation puppy.  (Even if you are owner training it is beneficial to have a professional give input and guidance)
7.  You must provide information via a doctors letter or a psychiatrist letter stating their support of you aquiring a Service Dog to aid you with your disability.  Contact information to said person must be included so we can verify.  This is to garentee that these very important puppies go to those who truly need them.  All information will be kept strictly confidental.
8,  You agree to keep us updated on the donation puppies progress in Service Dog training by contacting us with a report once every 3 months.   We want to ensure these puppies success as much as possible.  And these reports will help us see where we can either help or even where we might be able to improve as well.  This is the minimum.  If you wish to contact us more we are always happy to hear from you.
9.  You agree to contact us when puppy graduates training to become a Working Service Dog.  This is so we can report it on our site.  No names ever give and puppies are only refered to by their collar color and litter number for your privacy.  We like to celebrate ours and yours successes.
10.  You agree to contact us if puppy at any time, for any reason must be washed out of training.  A breeder and trainer can do everything right and still something can arise that could cause a puppy the need to be washed out of training.  This does not mean the puppy is a bad puppy.  Not all dogs can ber Service Dogs as it takes a very special dog to be able to do this very special job.
11.  You agree to provide us with a current address and phone number for the life of the puppy.
12.  You agree that if the donation puppy washes out of training, and if you can not keep puppy if it washes out of training, that puppy is to be returned to us immediately.  Shipping will be at our expense.  We will then re-evaluate the puppy and if deemed unsuitable for Service work will match it with another family or person that suits it's needs and theirs.
Donation Puppy Contract

Second Step To Applying For A Donation Puppy

Is to fill out our Donation Puppy Questionaire.  Our Questionaire is our first way of getting to know you and your needs.  We do ask a lot of questions.  All of which are very important for us to decide on many things.  First whether one of our donated WSS is a right fit for you.  If we think that you are a good match then it helps us to get to know you and your needs.  After this questionaire, if we agree a donation puppy from our kennel will match you, then we will send you some more questions that will go more indepth into helping us to match you with the right puppy.  I am very much a hands on breeder who prefers to stay in contact with the adopters of our puppies.  Either to give advice when asked, support when needed or just as a friend to share in the joys and challenges of this beautiful breed.  This questionaire starts that whole process.

Please copy and past the questions into the contact form provided, with the answers to the questions.  Then hit submit.  I am a busy mom as well and we have a large family so please do not be upset if it takes me 2 days to a week to answer.  I will answer in as timely a manner as I can.

Since I only believe in breeding a bitch 3 times in it's life time(except under extraordinary circumstances) I only breed each female once a year.  So there will be times when someone is looking for a puppy and I don't have any or any breedings in the near future.  In these cases I will direct you to other reputable breeders who I have a lot of respect for and who might be able to assist you.

Donation Puppy Questionaire

1.  How did you find us? (Referral from another breeder, surfing on the web, word of mouth)
2.  What sex are you interested in?
3.  Why do you want a White Swiss Shepherd?
4.  Are you aware of their energy level, and how much exercise and space a Shepherd needs?
5.  Are you financially able to care for a dog of this size?
6.  What Service Dog tasks would you be needing the dog to perform to mitigate your disability?
7.  Do you plan on competing in any events with your new partner (agility, obedience, herding, flyball, etc)?
8.  Do you and your spouse work? One/both?
9.  If so, what are your occupations?
10.  What are your schedules?
11.  Have you spoke to other White Shepherd breeders?
12.  Do you have children? ...If so then what age (s), gender(s)?
13.  Do you have the support of a physician or therapist in aquiring a Service Dog to help mitigate your disablities?
14.  Do have other animals? If so please list type, age, gender and if they are spayed/neutered:
15.  Have you ever owned a dog before?
16.  If so how many and what breeds?
17.  Do you have a trainer lined up who will over see the training of your puppy?  Name/Contact information to said trainer if possible.
18.  Will you take your puppy to proper classes and have it properly socialized?
19.  What type of residence do you reside in? (Privately owned house, rent , apartment, condo, farm, etc.)
20.  Are you in a city, village or country?
21.  Do you have a fenced yard? If so how big?  If not how do you plan to exercise the puppy/dog?
22.  Where will the puppy spend the day and night when not with you?
23.  Are you familiar with crate training, and if so, will you be using that method?
24.  Who will have the responsibility of the puppy? (Feeding, walking {exercise}, training, bathing)
25.  Will the puppy have contact with you throughout the day?
26.  Do you realize that White Shepherds are large dogs and they shed several times throughout the year?
27.  What temperament/personality would you prefer your puppy to have?
28.  Please give any other information that you think will help in matching you with the right lifelong companion?
29.  Provide us with a name, address and phone number of your Veterinarian (s)?
30.  If you don't own animals, please provide us with a vet that you plan to use.
31.  How active would you say you are?
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