I should start out by saying we are not trying to be rude or inconsiderate. We truly care about our
puppies and want to make sure they have the best possible start in life. The below content is simply
meant to explain our process and policy so that we are in full transparency of what we are offering
and what you can expect. We are well aware that our practices may not coincide with your
expectations. We are always happy to furnish references of families who have went through this
process and they can explain how it went for them. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Please note that our litters are normally reserved prior to birth (or shortly thereafter) due to
popular demand so there is not going to be a likelihood of being able to visit a litter of our
puppies in hopes to get a feel for the breed, or just to play with them. While your intentions
may be genuine this is a risk to these young babies and a liability to those who have reserved
from this litter.
Our goal is to keep these babies safe until they go to their new forever home. So in short we do
not operate a kennel, farm, or ranch. In order to keep safety (of my family) and health (of your
future puppy) a priority here in our home we no longer are able to allow visitations if you are
not on our waiting list with a deposit remitted. Also, we will not allow visitations during the
time of breeding, pregnancy, whelping, or when puppies have not received their initial vaccines.
Please remember we are a home breeder/enthusiast. We have a family and a job, as do you. We only allow
visitations on the weekends (no exceptions). During the week we have our routine and time set aside for our
own family (please respect this). If you cannot coordinate your visit or puppy pickup day on a weekend then
please advise us initially and we will try our best to refer you to another breeder who can work with your
schedule. We are not a retail store front - we do not allow drop ins or unscheduled visits. I do my best to get
back to your e-mails or phone calls in a timely manner as well as schedule appointments that will work for
you. Unfortunately, that does not always work out. My policies and strict visiting schedule is just one of the
many things I do to protect the wellbeing of your future puppy. Just remember the quality of my dogs and my
long standing reputation is all part of what you get here at Freeharts.
Effective April 2020 puppy selection visitations are suspended due to Covid-19.
All future puppy selections will be made via photos/email/Face-time until
I schedule appointments for puppy selections when the puppies are ready to be viewed. Which is about 5-6
weeks of age (canceled due to Covid-19). I do not allow drop in or unscheduled appointments without a
deposit. Only family's on the wait list will be offered appointments. The puppies cannot be viewed or visited
prior to 5-6 weeks of age. We take the utmost care in caring for our puppies. By having visitors in and out not
only compromises the health and wellbeing of your puppy but possibly the health and wellbeing of someone
else's. Again, thank you for understanding and working with us to help bring you the healthiest possible pet
you can have. We know how exciting it is and how much you want to see your new baby or any of our
gorgeous Weimaraners but we must always stay focused on the big picture. Health and safety of the puppies
which is why following us on Facebook & Instagram will truly keep you up on current events!!! =)
Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.
Freehart's Weimaraners is a home breeder, not a professional kennel, and our family clientele prefer
it that way as they know that each pup is given the attention he or she needs to properly socialize.
We allocate pups based on our observations, assessments, and your application. We encourage you
to come by and pick your pup up when he or she is ready to leave our home. If by chance we have
pups remaining after others have been allocated then we will send you pictures and other pertinent
information about pups assessment. Once your application and deposit are made then you can
schedule to pick up your pup.
Every time we have a litter there are those who are either local or within a few hours drive that wish
to disregard our policy and can not understand our reluctance. We are always happy to provide
references, even in your area, if possible, and you can arrange to meet their Weimaraners. We try to
minimize the traffic in an out of our house by limiting visitors to those times when pups have been
immunized. Also note, we will not allow you to visit with someone else's puppy or show you puppies
that have been already reserved, this is a potential liability and would be considered an unethical
practice in the event something unforeseeable happens to said puppy due to an accidental injury or
exposure to disease (a good analogy would be like letting someone test drive someone else's car and
we just don't do that - NO EXCEPTIONS). Please feel free to check out our facebook fan page and
connect with our families who have adopted from us, they will be happy to explain our process and
how it worked for them. www.facebook.com/freehartsweimaraners
|This section below is for those who are on our waiting list and
making the first visit to our home to meet their new
Please take the time to read our policy, we are very careful about
preventing the transmission of diseases to our weimaraners.
1. Please call us first to set up an appointment. We will be glad to set up a time for you to visit us, as
quickly as we can(weekend days only)! But please call first to make sure, we have a family, career,
and this is our home. We do have other things we must also get done, so please respect our Privacy.
2.If you change your mind or can not keep your appointment, please call us to let us know that you
will not be here at the scheduled time. If you are running late please just let us know and we will be
glad to wait for you. Or we can reschedule your visit if you need us to. Please do not just assume that
we will figure it out if you do not show up, we do wait here for you by the phone in case you need to
contact us for further directions or need us. We will not get upset at all, we appreciate your courtesy
and keeping us informed. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment it will be
canceled and rescheduled. We treat our visitation appointments like doctors appointments and
each family is given their own personal time with their puppy. We have a strict schedule set
aside for each family and if you are running late it will cut into someone else's time with their
puppy which isn't fair to them.
3. When you visit us here please make sure that you do not bring any unwanted germs or viruses
with you, this is the most important rule we have and it must be followed each time with every
visitor. Please do not visit any other kennels or shelters before you come here to visit us, they may
have diseases or parasites there that you are not aware of, and you could accidentally bring them
with you to our puppies. Please help us to protect our precious delicate newborn puppies! We
depend on your honesty to help us keep them safe. This is potentially life threatening to our precious
babies. If you do visit another kennel or shelter, please return home first, shower and change your
clothes, especially your shoes. That is the only way that you can be sure not to expose our babies to
outside harm. It would only take one accident to expose and potentially kill every puppy we have
here, and endanger any new puppies that might be born in the future also. These very dangerous
viruses can remain on surfaces and in the soil for years and are almost impossible to completely get
rid of, once the premises are infected. We work very hard to keep our facility healthy and clean,
Please help us with this.
4. Please schedule your visit accordingly. Each family will have approximately 1 hour to visit with
their new puppy, during this time we encourage to bring only a limited number of family members
with you. We do this to reduced the exposure risk of viruses, germs, and other contagious infections.
Also, please don't not bring any pets with you as they will not be allowed on our premises. Once
again, this is a precaution taken to reduce any contamination risks. Our puppy's health is priority, and
we can not jeopardize that. We hope that all of our families have the comfort of knowing that their
puppies have the best possible care and protection that they can get.
An Accomplished Southern California Weimaraner Breeder.