Welcome to Cottage Farm Aussies!
Yes. We offer a 12 month health guarantee. It means we guarantee your puppy to be free of genetic defects.
The puppy will have received it’s 8 week vaccinations and deworming at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks old. You will be responsible for their 12 week and 16 week vaccinations which will include a rabies vaccination. Your puppy will also need a 12 month booster. Please consult your vet.
Yes, when puppies are ready to go home @ 8 weeks old they will be up to date on age appropriate vaccines and medications.
The puppy will have received it’s 8 week vaccinations and deworming at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks old. You will be responsible for their 12 week and 16 week vaccinations which will include a rabies vaccination. Your puppy will also need a 12 month booster. Please consult your vet for vaccine recommendations and schedule.
You have 4 options:
1. You can come here to pick up your puppy at Cottage Farm Aussies.
2. You can fly in to AIRPORTS? airports and we will meet you curbside and puppy will fly in cabin home with you. (*ask for more details, no fee)
3.We are also willing drive to meet you for a pick up to drive them home. (possible fee depending on the distance.)
4. We do have inflight puppy nannies that will fly with your puppy in cabin to your airport (for an additional fee).
We have wonderful families that have adopted puppies from us all over the USA. No we DO NOT SHIP them on a plane in cargo holds.
We have amazing nannies that can fly with your puppy right to your airport.
You can also fly to us and we will meet you at a nearby airport or other predetermined location.
*The inflight puppy nanny fee is an EXTRA FEE and we can get you a quote.
You can also meet us by car as well. We offer car delivery to certain areas - contact us to learn more.
Yes we do. To be placed on our reservation for a future puppy, we require a $200 deposit and this will go towards the price of the puppy.
*The deposit is nonrefundable and can be applied to a different litter should you pass on selecting a puppy from the original litter you selected.
We do cap the amount of people on our reservation list. Please click HERE to fill out our Inquiry form.
Yes. We require an initial deposit of $200 to reserve a puppy and be added to our reservation list, which will hold your place in line. Once you select your specific puppy an additional $500 deposit will be required and will be applied to your future puppy. We consider this a firm commitment from you and your deposit is nonrefundable.
You can learn more about the process of owning a Cottage Farm Aussie HERE
Your puppy starter kit includes:
– A health certificate signed by our vet stating that your puppy is healthy and up-to-date on all vaccines including deworming medications.
– A past and future vaccination and medication schedule for your vet
– Their puppy blanket and/or favorite toy that smells like home
– A puppy harness and leash
– Puppy food for 5 days
– AKC registration and information from AKC
Visit our Available Puppies page to see puppies that are currently available or Planned Litters page to see upcoming litters. If you see a puppy or litter that you like, you can start the process of owing a Cottage Farm Aussie by filling out our inquiry form HERE
To learn more about the process of buying an Australian Shepherd from Cottage Farm click HERE
Please give us a call before placing a deposit if you have any questions or specific requests about the kind of dog that will be best for you.
You can come and visit your puppy or any available puppy after they are at least 4 weeks old. We invite families on our reservation list to our home to meet the puppies and their parents.
We feel it very important to wait until at least 4 - 5 weeks before families make their selection. At this point the personalities and temperaments are more developed and it helps to ensure we help you choose the right puppy for you and your family.
Additionally, and most importantly, is the safety of all of our dogs and puppies. We will have puppies that are not fully vaccinated and can easily get Parvo by individuals not even aware they may be carrying it on the bottom of their shoes, picked up from who knows where. Visitors will be asked to sanitize both their shoes and hands before coming onto the property and handling any of the dogs or puppies.
You are also welcome to come meet our adult dogs at anytime. Please contact us to set up time to visit.
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No. We are ethically obligated to only sell our dogs to families and loving homes that treat their pet as part of the family. We will never sell to brokers or research facilities under any circumstances.
Aussies need a lot of space for play and exercise to be happy. If your Aussie does not get plenty of physical and mental stimulation during the day, it can become depressed and destructive, which will be a bad experience for you and the dog. We respectfully decline puppy deposits from apartment dwellers. We expect that the puppy will have a fenced yard and someone to spend time with during the day and be taken out regularly.
Please only make a deposit if you can commit to an active daily schedule with your dog, or have friends, family or hired help who can. Especially during the first year.
If you make a deposit, we will call you make an introduction and learn more about your lifestyle and living situation.
For the sake of our dogs health and happiness, we reserve the right to return your deposit and refuse the sale of a puppy for any reason. We are the only voice our puppies have!
If for any reason you cannot keep your puppy or adult dog, we would love to help you finding a new home for your dog. You must agree in the contract of sale that you will not re-sell your dog or leave it at a rescue or shelter. As the breeder, our contract states that we have first right of refusal.
As a responsible breeder we want to be a part of the solution, not the problem. We will always help find another suitable home for the dog or puppy.
We might consider it on a very limited basis for a highly qualified professional breeder. We do offer full registration for some of our litters. We charge $500 - $1000 more than the pet price listed.
If you are interested in purchasing with full rights, please let us know and we will talk about our requirements and your breeding program.
We will NOT give breeding rights if we just want one litter for the “experience.” We will sell some litters as limited registration ONLY.
Aussies are people dogs and love their family pack more than anything. They will become the best family dog that your children could ask for. However, some Aussie puppies have a tendency to nip lightly with their playmates, as their herding instinct is engaged. Playtime with your children should be supervised until the puppy has outgrown the teething phase.
We raise every puppy we sell in our own home with our own kids. They have a lot of exposure to children before they go home with you.
Your Aussie will be happy to have a playmate and training can actually be made easier by the presence of an older dog. It is important that you introduce the puppy gradually to the entire house, so your other dog (or cat) does not feel threatened by a new animal in their territory.
Playtime with cats especially should always be supervised in the first month, as a swipe from a cat's claw could seriously injure your puppy. Give your puppy a dedicated space in the house and keep him or her there when not supervised.