WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR RESERVING A PUPPY?
Fill out our application by clicking "Puppy Application" from the menu bar.
Once we have received and reviewed your application, if approved, we will give you a call to learn more about you and your family. At this time, we can also schedule a video call or onsite visit.
Submit your reservation fee/wait-list deposit.
Follow us on Facebook.
Join our family group also on Facebook, to see all of our other puppy families!
Watch for bi-weekly picture updates, if you have chosen your puppy (time-permitting); Or wait for your puppy to be born (if you have been added to our wait-list).
It is always our policy to speak with our potential family's via phone and/or video-chat prior to requesting a reservation fee/wait-list deposit of any kind.
Due to the increase in online scams with both puppies and puppy transport companies, please feel free to always contact us through this website to ensure you are dealing directly with Chris and/or Acacia at Marvel Creek Aussies.
WHAT IS THE WAIT-LIST DEPOSIT, RESERVATION FEE, & PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
Marvel Creek reserves the right to 1st and 2nd pick puppies of every litter. Our reservation fee of $500 is required to hold the puppy you choose until weaning time to assure you that no one else can reserve/purchase that puppy. Any & all reservation fees are non-refundable. If we do not currently have any puppies available, we do allow families to be on our master wait-list, with or without submitting a wait-list deposit. IF you choose to be added to our wait-list without a deposit, you will be bumped by anyone after you who does submit a $500 wait-list deposit. Once a litter is born and you choose your puppy - your wait-list deposit then becomes your reservation fee and goes towards the total price of your puppy. Marvel Creek accepts cash, check, Venmo, and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). If you choose to pay with a credit card, a 3.6% processing fee will be added to the sale price. We reserve the right to refuse the sale/adoption of any puppy/dog at any time and for any reason. In the event that you place a reservation fee on a puppy and fail to pay the price of the puppy in full by the time the puppy reaches 8 weeks of age, Marvel Creek reserves the right to make that puppy available to the public again, at that time, unless other arrangements with us have been made.
PICK-UP & TRANSPORTATION
DO YOU ALLOW SITE VISITS?
The pick-up date for your puppy will be provided to you when your puppy has reached approximately 6 weeks of age and pick-up will take place at our home. We are happy to meet our potential and future puppy families in neighboring states to Washington. In the event that you live outside of this area and transportation will be needed, it is to be paid by the buyer. All of our puppies traveling via airplane will fly in the cabin and be accompanied by Marvel Creek only. The cost of this service, provided by us including the flight, is not included in the price of the puppy and is an additional $600. We do not ship via cargo. If you choose not to utilize us for delivery, you must pick up your puppy in person. Arrangements for pick up of the puppy and/or airline arrangements must be made by the time the puppy reaches 7 weeks of age. Our nearest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). If needed, Marvel Creek will hold your puppy free of charge until the puppy is 10 weeks old. After the puppy reaches 10 weeks of age, there will be a boarding fee of $15.00 per day, plus any medical charges to keep the puppy current on his/her health schedule.
UPDATED POLICY: At this time we will begin allowing site visitation on scheduled days and times. The health and well-being of our pack and their offspring are of the utmost importance to us, as well as our potential future puppy families and because of that, we ask that you not visit any other breeders/farms within 2 weeks of visiting us. Every attempt will be made to limit the risk of exposing any of our dogs to any communicable diseases. We have a meticulous process one must go through in order to enter our property.
We understand that viewing our home, as well as your potential new family member's current home is important for many reasons, and for that reason, if you are not local, we are more than happy to schedule a video conference call with your family and ours. Please call to arrange this with us!
PEDIGREE, GENETIC TESTING, & HEALTH GUARANTEE
PRICING & REGISTRATION
All of our breeding program are, at minimum, AKC-registered Australian Shepherds. A few of our dogs are dual-registered with ASCA. All of the dogs in our program have been genetically tested using the Essential Australian Shepherd Panel through Paw Print Genetics. The results are listed under each dog's individual profile and a hard copy can be provided upon request. Additionally, any puppy or dog purchased from us is not eligible or permitted to be taken to another breed (i.e., Mini American Shepherd), and this includes any of their offspring. Each of our puppies will come with a two-year health guarantee against fatal/severe genetic defects.
All of our puppies are sold on a limited registration basis, except those evaluated as show prospects.
Our pet puppies are priced at $2250 (Limited Registration) plus tax
Our show/breeding prospective puppies are priced at $2700 plus tax and sold on a co-ownership basis.
Our co-own contract requires that good-faith effort be given towards the dog being titled in at least one venue (conformation is our preference followed by agility, obedience/rally, and herding) and all health testing be completed
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF A PUPPY?
WHAT IF I CAN NO LONGER KEEP MY PUPPY?
Each puppy is raised in our home on the Advanced Badass Breeder Curriculum. Puppies will not leave us until they are at least 8 weeks old and Vet checks have been completed. We perform evaluations on all of our puppies at 53 days to ensure both you and your puppy are matched based on both of your needs and your lifestyle. It is required that an additional $50 be added to the final price for us to register each puppy into their family's name(s). The price of our puppies also includes:
AKC Registration, AKC Puppy Handbook, & AKC Family Dog Magazine (1-year subscription)
First two sets of shots
Deworming done at 2, 3, 4, and 7 weeks
Final Vet check at 7 weeks old
Microchipping with AKC Reunite (Trovan), lifetime enrollment & pet recovery service
A complimentary first office visit at a veterinary practice listed with the AKC Veterinary Network
A complimentary 60-day trial AKC Pet Healthcare Plan
A complimentary 30-day trial Trupanion Pet Insurance (excl. FL/CA)
Bag of NutriSource Puppy Food
Puppy bag with goodies for your puppy including a Snuggle Puppy!
Unlimited breeder support, as well as a "family"
When you purchase a puppy/dog from us they will always have a home for life. This meaning, if ever you can no longer keep them, we will always accept them back with no questions asked. This applies to any puppy/dog purchased from us at any age and at any point in time.
CAN I OPT TO HAVE MY PUPPIES TAIL LEFT INTACT?
In short, we are not breeders who condone keeping our puppy's tails intact. Simply put, we are preservation breeders, whose focus is on breeding to our breed's standard, per our breed's parent club - ASCA.
Preservation breeding is preserving a breed that has a history and a purpose. People have cherished, cared for, protected, and were guardians of these breeds for decades.
Each breed brings its own unique individuality. And every breed serves a specific purpose like being a herding dog or hound.
That purpose has morphed over time, to the point that many breeds are now companion animals. However, they still have the predisposition to behave a certain way and to do certain jobs.
Additionally, as members of our breed's parent club, keeping tails intact is frowned upon.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY SALE AND/OR DISSOLVE ANY AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITH A FULL REFUND, PRIOR TO DELIVERY (BEFORE 8 WEEKS/GO-HOME DAY) IN AND FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR PUPPIES.