Purchasing A Puppy

Adoption Fee $1300.00- $1500.00
Pet price only

Every puppy comes with:

  • 4-year genetic health guarantee
  • Tails docked – dewclaws removed
  • Ears – your choice of cropped or natural
  • Health records – Will be current on all vaccinations and worming
  • Information sheet – On house training, socialization, crate training, grooming, and feeding
  • 2 sample packs –  Diamond Naturals Chicken & Rice Small Breed Puppy Food
  • Handmade, with love, puppy blanket
  • Collar and leash
  • Pet bed
  • Toys and chews
  • Waste disposal bags
  • Puppy pads
  • Properly groomed and nails trimmed
  • Micro Chipped

Steps To Purchasing A Puppy With Us

  1. The FIRST STEP in getting a puppy from us would be to contact us preferably by phone (417-499-5264).  However, you may also send us a text, email (julie_swaff@hotmail.com), or instant messenger on our Facebook page (Swafford Family Schnauzers).  We would like to get to know you a little bit first to make sure one of our babies is a good fit for your family and get you up to date with puppy details.
  2. If we have determined to proceed,  you can choose a puppy if we have one currently available.  If we don’t have what you are looking for at this time we will put you on our waiting list to hold a puppy of your choice (we operate on a first come first serve basis). No deposit is required at this time.  Refundable deposits are only taken when we have a puppy that has been born and you have picked it out.  When you are placed on the waiting list this holds your place in line to choose your puppy when it is born.  You will have to specify the color and sex of the puppy you are waiting for.   Deposits can be made through PayPal, a check in the mail, Venmo, Zelle, or the Cash App.
  3. Once the puppy has been born, we have your match, and a deposit has been made, we will start sending you weekly updates and pictures, so you can watch your puppy grow.  We will also need to know if you would like your puppy’s ears left natural or cropped.  Ear cropping is done at 5 weeks old.  The tails will be docked and dewclaws will be removed at three days old.
  4. If you pick your puppy up here or meet us halfway via ground delivery your puppy can go home with you at 8 weeks old and final payment, cash only, will be required upon delivery.    (See delivery options and costs below)
  5. If you receive your puppy via air delivery they will come home to you at 8 to 10 weeks old depending on the airline used.  Flight costs and reservations will have to be made shortly after the time you make your deposit for best prices.    (See delivery options and costs below)

Delivery & Shipping Are Available

The following prices are general prices, so please call or text for actual prices.  We only charge exactly what it costs us to get your puppy to you in the best way for you and your puppy.   There will be no hidden charges.

Pick up:  If you choose to pick up your puppy here at our house, you will get to meet the parents and the rest of the Swafford clan.  It is a great opportunity to see how and where your puppy is raised in person.

Ground delivery:  We can meet you halfway or we can deliver your puppy to your home.  We will go up to 900 miles round trip depending on the circumstances at .35 cents per mile.  After that flying might be a better option.

Air delivery:  We personally fly with your puppy, as a flight nanny, on the plane and meet you in person at the airport.  The puppy or puppies travel with us in the cabin of the plane at our feet in a soft carrier.  You may also choose to fly here to pick your puppy up.   We will meet you at the airport with your puppy ready for the fight home with you (paperwork and carrier provided).   This is a wonderful option if you live far away.  The fees are approximately $500 to $800 depending on the price of the round-trip flight.  The price might be more or less, we can verify the fees in advance.
The price includes the actual round-trip flight cost plus the $125 fee to carry the puppy on the plane with us.  No extra or hidden fees are added.  We do this as a service for you and the love of our puppies.  It usually is a very long exhausting day for us.  



SHIPPING PUPPIES is not the same as flying with the puppy in the cabin!  SHIPPED puppies are sent in the cargo hold with the luggage and you are charged anywhere from $350 and up. The puppy is shipped in the cargo hold with no caretaker available and no one to be accountable for any issues once you pick up your puppy at the airport! How does shipping a puppy work?  Puppies are checked in at the airport luggage drop at least 2 hours before the flight and they are then treated as luggage and travel with the luggage–not with people. They sit outside on the loud tarmac waiting to be loaded on the flight with the luggage (in whatever temperature it is outside).  During the flight the puppy is literally in the bowels of the plane and these flights can be anywhere from 6 to 18 hours (direct flights are dangerous enough however connecting flights hold even more risk).  The plane is only temperature controlled while in flight. It gets very hot and can be very cold between flights and while waiting for the plane to take off.  The sound of the plane is deafening and frightening to the puppy.  Sitting on the tarmac waiting to be loaded is also dangerous.  If there is a delayed flight or mechanical issue the puppy has no one there as they wait in the bowel of the plane or on the tarmac, not to mention temperature fluctuation risks.  Also, when the puppy arrives at the airport there is no one there to be accountable if there are any issues once the puppy arrives, or if the puppy fails to arrive at all, or if it is the wrong puppy. Lastly, we want to meet ALL of the families in person. As soon as I book the flight I forward that information to the family in an email. We hand deliver the puppy directly to you at the airport and we sign the paperwork in person and go over the puppy welcome package together.  In the end you are not picking up a traumatized, possibly sick puppy.

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