Steps To Adoption
The following will walk you through how to adopt a puppy with Maltese Angel Babies.
1. Decide to adopt - this might sound like an obvious step but it involves making a conscious commitment to love, cherish and care for your new Angel Baby for the rest of its life. Make sure everyone in the household is on board with this decision.
2. Become an approved parent in waiting - to get approved, the first step is to call and talk to Sally. This is an initial friendly conversation where we get to know each other. After that, you will be sent a questionnaire to fill out and return. You will be asked to visit some links to read - information of importance on Tips From The Breeder Blog. This will be of great help to you in the future with your Angel Baby.
3. Once approved we highly reccommend that you start making preparations for your future Angel Baby. These will be discussed with you at the time. You probably will need to wait a few months (but maybe not) for an available puppy.
Once your Angel Baby is born, you will be notified. Parents are usually selected before the birth based on information obtained in previous discussions with Sally.
A couple of days after birth (during covid) or 2 weeks after their birth (after covid) you will be invited to meet your new Angel Baby. We will use Zoom during Covid precautions. During the visit you will meet the parents, interact with them, see their teeth etc... After Covid you will then be able to hold your Angel Baby while wrapped in a blanket (you can't touch him as he has very low immunity). The visit will last as long as you'd like so that you are comfortable viewing your new little one.
If at this point you want your Angel Baby, you will be asked to put a second payment down on top of your initial payment which you made to get on the wait list. We provide you with a contract along with a one year health guarantee at that time and now it's your Angel Baby subject to the terms of the agreement!
What to expect after you put money down for a puppy with us?
A joyful experience!
Lots of professional style pictures in your own album
Information and tips for caring for your new puppy
Ongoing access to Sally for anything I can help you with
Age appropriate socialization
Individualized hands-on care for each puppy
Training & step by step tutorials on all aspects of puppy care
Removal of dew claws
Training to be happy & self sooth
1st Veterinary visit
1st Week of food
Paperwork from our Vet for your Vet
Blanket that littermates and Mom slept on to take home
Bag of goodies to take home with you
A picture of you with your new puppy
I will care for your Angel Baby as if it were my own! From now till you pick up your Angel Baby at around 7 weeks old, I will do the things listed above and so much more.
About a week before you are scheduled to pick up your puppy, make sure that you pay the balance due in full. It has to clear our bank before pick-up day. Or, you can pay the balance in cash when you pick up your puppy. We cannot release an Angel Baby without good funds. If unclear about this step or you have questions, please ask to speak to my husband, Steve.
Please feel free to ask if you have any further questions.