Adopt a Puppy
How To Adopt a Puppy?
At this time, we are accepting applications for adoption for puppies that will be ready to go over the next couple of weeks. We do have a few sweeties that can be viewed in our Available Puppies Photo Album.... Click To See Them Now!!
To get one of our puppies we require that you send in a signed contract and a $200 deposit to reserve a puppy, there can be a 4-9month wait for one of our puppies but we assure you that it is well worth the wait. I'd be happy to give you a call and discuss the possibility of adopting a puppy that would be available to go home during the time frame that works best for you.
Please read our Forum daily for the most current and up to date information about the puppies.
Something to keep in Mind about Us.
At Smeraglia's, we strive to produce puppies with sound healthy bodies and wonderful well-rounded temperaments. We know that you will be extremely happy with your new puppy. The office staff of Smeraglia's consists of Sherri owner , Beverly - Prep School & Shipping Coordinator , Brandy -Manager & Clair - Secretary. We are all active members in our Church as well as mothers' of large families, with exception of Clair, she's a newly wed . Sherri is the mother of five children and Beverly has eight children, Brandy has two. As you can see, we are very busy women. Because of our busy lives, at times, we are not as easy to reach. Please know that we will make every effort to get back to you in a timely fashion. Sometimes technological issues can keep us from receiving your email or phone call, so please, if you have not heard from us within a couple of days, please contact us again. We keep a close eye on the forum; we can be contacted there as well.
If you have difficulty reaching us, please assume that we are busy raising healthy, happy pups and know that we will make every effort to get back to you as soon as we get a moment to return your call or email. We appreciate your understanding this is a family operation; we thank you so very much for considering one of our puppies.
If you are already on the waiting list, you will have first option to adopt one of the next available puppies. If you are NOT on the waiting list but would like to adopt one the available puppies, you can send in a signed contract along with the $100 Deposit, realizing that the balance will be due shortly. Click to get a puppy application now!
What do I do until the puppy comes home?
Please read our Puppy Care Page.
Puppy Travel Plans:
We use Delta Airlines Pets First to safely ship our puppies - There is an all Inclusive Fee of $395 to all U.S destinations.
We handle everything for you. I would love to be able to meet every single family that adopts one of our puppies, and you are always welcome to visit, but I also realize that many people can not get away from their busy lives to make the trip to Alabama. We actually ship about 50% of our puppies to their families and I can tell you that we have been using Delta Airlines out of Pensacola, Fl. for many years and they do a wonderful job getting our precious babies to their forever families. The puppies do wonderful, they are very comfortable in their crates, they go in for a nap and within several hours they pop out to greet their new families, usually with tails wagging and puppy kisses.
This all inclusive $395 fee includes; Flight, Crate, Special Vet Flight Certificate, Delivery Fee. All you have to do is to pick-up your puppy at your local Delta Cargo Office.
Please do not try to book your own f lights because we have to do that from our end. I often have clients call Delta or look up flights online and then email the flight and times that they prefer. I appreciate your thoughtfulness, but unfortunately it does not work this way. There are special flights that we have to fly out on, not every flight is equipped to accept puppies. We book the puppies flights on Mondays and the puppies usually always fly out on Fridays. We do not ship weekends. We prefer to work with the full time Delta Agents that work Monday - Fridays.
I will need to know who needs their puppies shipped and who is planning on picking up.
If you are planning on flying into Pensacola Airport and have your puppy delivered for the $100 fee, you need to schedule your flights by the time your puppy is 6 weeks old for the lowest fares. Please inform the airlines that you will be returning with a puppy. You will need to purchase a soft sided dog carrier, get the ones that is for a dog up to 25lbs, this will give the puppy plenty of room. The weight restrictions for most airlines is 14lbs.
If you will be flying in and carrying your puppy home, please make sure you coordinate that with me as well. We can arrange a personal Smeraglia Kennel Cab services to the kennel if you would like for one of us to pick you up at the airport and you drive over to pick up your new puppy. This service is by reservation only, cost is $250 .
We also schedule confidential pickups for our celebrity clients at a private location on our property.
Puppy pick-up appointments need to be scheduled as soon as you know your schedule. Please keep in mind we schedule our appointments on the Central Time Zone.
When Is The Balance Due?
The balances for these puppies will be due at 4 weeks old, puppies unconfirmed or unpaid for will be offered to next family on the list. If this is a problem just let me know, I am willing to work with you if you let me know.
This is not a good time for me to adopt, what can I do if I would like a puppy at a later time?
If this is not a good time for you to adopt a puppy, you are welcome to send in your application for adoption of upcoming puppies, along with the $200 deposit, as long as you realize that it could take 4-6 months more to get your Schnoodle.
How Do You Match Up the Puppies?
I like to talk with the families that want to adopt once you are on our waiting list to get an idea what you’re looking for in your puppy, it’s nice to know why you chose the Schnoodle and to learn more about our puppy’s potential new families.
I like to know if you need this puppy for therapy work, or if you are allergic to dogs, if you prefer a curly coat, wavy or shaggy coat. Would you prefer a larger puppy or a smaller sized puppy? Most of the puppies are similar in size but there may be one that is a bit smaller and if that suits your needs best, please let me know.
If you prefer your puppy to be from a specific litter, I really need to know that right away. I will try to work that out for you.
I look forward to hearing from you. If you have questions that I did answer, Please feel fee to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (251) 960-1311.