Continued Education, Training, and Virtual Visits!
As part of my on-going work with the Habibi Bear and ultimately serving our beautiful families who adopt them, I have been working on implementing some exciting new additions to our adoption process, both during and after puppy goes home. We are developing a seminar series and live webinars where I will discuss different aspects of our breed, training and a Q & A session. Watch for upcoming schedules! This is an additional service that is provided for our Habibi Families, as a way to provide an additional personal touch and help in preparing our families for success.
Once you have completed the pre-screening process and have submitted your reservation fee, we will add you to the waiting list and contact you when we have a litter you can select from. When you are ready to choose your puppy, we post videos and pictures of the litters and work with your to help in your selection. All appointments are available during selection week, please feel free to request an appointment! I love seeing your smiling faces :) This option helps bridge the gap for long distance families while keeping our puppies safe from harm's way. As the majority of my families are awaiting service, therapy and emotional support dogs, it is important for us to be mindful of any potential issues that could cause unnecessary trauma. Many diseases such as Parvo can wipe out an entire breeding program in the blink of an eye, and can be unknowingly carried in on clothing of any visitor. Our dogs live in our homes instead of a kennel facility, so it makes it even more challenging to maintain a healthy disease-free environment.
Appointments are scheduled during selection week
Please, limit your visit to no more than 10 minutes. Puppies at young ages need a lot of rest and tire quickly, so we like to have a little time in-between appointments for the babies to recharge! It's a big day for them to entertain new families! When we send the puppy home, we will send a handmade lovey-blanket with mom's and littermate's scent on it! If you are interested in adopting and would like a virtual visit, please be aware of our schedule, and plan accordingly. We are not able to provide FaceTime visits once the puppies move to training with the trainer.
Our Habibi Bear families always appreciate the extra steps we take with the welfare of the puppies and understand that when their litter arrives, the same protection will take place for their own baby. Some people don't understand why we are so overprotective and that is also fine, there are plenty of puppies advertised in the newspaper or available at shelters and pet shops to visit – we may not be the breeder for them! It is the utmost importance to us to keep our puppies healthy so they can have long happy lives with their new families!
A note about puppy mills/backyard breeders I believe in the spirit of transparency and the Golden Rule. While visiting our site and Instagram page, you will experience what our unique Habibi Bear Tribe is. A family of beautiful souls who were united by these magical little dogs. See our dogs living their lives with their families, its a beautiful thing to behold. Talk about raising the vibration of the planet! We go live often with the puppies and chat with our Habibi Tribe. You will see many pictures of puppies in our home, in the whelping and puppy enrichment areas, nursery, yard etc – we are very transparent with our process and happenings here. This is to give everyone a glimpse at how our puppies are raised and where they live. In other words, while I understand there are 'puppy mills' out there, I am certainly not one of them. For those who are still concerned about these issues after reviewing our site, I ask you to please search elsewhere as I am not here to convince you otherwise. Clearly if we were hiding something, we wouldn't publicly share our lives so openly on social media, or have a business that is 30+ years strong! Puppy mills and backyard breeders are here today and gone tomorrow - with your cash in hand, never to be heard from again, and THAT breaks my heart for the animals. The mistreatment of any animal is deplorable, and it is unpleasant to be compared to these low-vibe people. They give those of us who love and care for our breeds a bad name. My mission is to change the way people see breeders, through loving-acts-of-kindness, hard work and good intentions. In return, I also choose to work with high-vibe families who I feel aligned to, with a mutual respect and trust. Being unjustly accused or interrogated because there are other people who have no respect for the animal kingdom has NOTHING to do with me, and it simply doesn't feel good.
Our animals' best interests are at heart, and we hope everyone will understand that in taking these simple precautions, we will ensure the health and well being of their new puppy. We are very blessed to be working with such amazing families, and it is a joy to raise these puppies for you!
Looking forward to meeting you soon!