I am very appreciative of your desire to learn more about my Doodle puppies, and always welcome questions and requests. Unfortunately, I do not allow visits to our home until it is time for the puppy you have bought to go home at 8 weeks of age. The health and safety of our dogs and puppies is my number one priority, as I strive to provide the healthiest pets possible to my clients. This is the main reason that I do not allow visitors to come and meet puppies before they are ready to go home at 8 weeks old. Parvovirus is an extremely deadly disease that affects puppies and unvaccinated dogs, and in young litters of puppies almost always kills the entire litter. It lives on surfaces that infected dogs have touched, and remains in the soil for years after an infected dog has walked or defecated there. People can pick it up on their shoes/clothes/in the car carpet without even knowing that they have been exposed, and it only takes a tiny amount to expose a puppy and subsequently infect them and the rest of the litter. The same can be said for other dog diseases, and I cannot take the chance of putting the puppies at risk by allowing large amounts of people to come into my home. I follow extremely stringent health precautions upon entering my home, and it is not feasible to have numerous people daily do the same as it is very time consuming. I have the best interest of both my puppies AND my clients at heart, and everything I do is because I want to provide the best possible puppy to you and your family.
If the safety of the puppies were not an issue, another reason I do not allow visits is because of the limited number of dogs in my house. Most of my dogs live in guardian homes so that they can enjoy family life when they are not being bred, and as such the likelihood of you seeing the parents of the puppy you are considering is slim. Meeting other puppies on site is not conducive either, as they are generally sold before they are born, and likely are not related to the litter you are considering. All in all, coming to visit is not a viable option due to safety concerns and the fact that you would not be meeting a puppy related to the one you would be considering anyways.
However, an option that I would love for you to consider would be coming to one of my Doodle Romps. Once or twice a month I have doodle owners in the Dallas area come out and have their dogs play together, and I frequently have owners of my puppies attend. This would be a wonderful option for you to meet me and get to see the offspring of some of my dogs, so you can get an idea of what your puppy may look like as an adult. You can also talk with the owners of my doodles at the romp, as they have been to my home and are in love with their dogs. If you want an unbiased opinion of the dogs that I breed from owners of a Safari Doodle puppy/dog, this would be the place to get it.
I hope this adequately explains why I cannot allow visits to my home prior to pick up of the puppies, and I hope to meet you at a Doodle Romp!
The Safari Doodles Family