I find it funny that people really want puppies....until I ask them to fill out a sheet asking questions about where the pups will sleep, training, etc etc...just so I can get to KNOW them...
Then all of a sudden they can't do that. For me, it is a GREAT tool to weed out people that are not serious about a pup. The form takes MAYBE 15 minutes.....more like 10...
So 10 minutes...so I can get to know you....I had one person that wanted a pup, tell me.."well if you don't trust me to not make me fill out the form--then fine"..
YEP..your right..if you live 1,000 miles from me..how CAN I know you? How can I trust you if I do not know you personally? It is not an insult...just a way to help me get to know you and understand that you will be a good home for a pup.
Do you also refuse to fill out an employment application?? Just because the employer doesn't know you and wants to get to know you? Doubtful.
If you don't want to get a pup from me because I want the form filled out..that is JUST FINE. Go get a pup from someone else...honestly. I have no issues. I would like to know all these pups are going to great homes, not just good, or sorta great,but great...where they will be worked, and treated well.
I spent a lot of time working on this litter, a lot of time socializing them, a lot of time just WITH them, plus the c-section, plus everything else that went into them. Not to mention the training, trialing etc of Zip---and the long time going to get her bred, ultrasound etc. etc. etc....Much more than the 10 minutes it takes a person to fill out a freaking piece of paper.
Call me picky----go right ahead. But I have to be able to go to bed at night not worrying about where these pups are going...and I have a great group of puppy buyers...I have NO worries about them...and that is wonderful. Makes me happy and I know the pups will do great.
And yes....ALL of them filled out the paper :) And I got to know all of them and already call them good friends!!!