We are a State of Illinois Licensed Breeder and we use only AKC registered dogs. We are inspected by the State of Illinois and we are also inspected by AKC and also Audited by AKC. We are required to charge Illinois State Sales & Use taxes on our puppies, so that will be an added fee, unless otherwise stated, such as if it says sales tax is included.
A non-refundable deposit is required to hold a puppy for you in your name. We require half the cost of the puppy, unless otherwise stated. The picking order is determined by the order that the deposits are received, unless you are wanting a show quality puppy and those will be allowed to be picked first. The deposit does go toward the purchase price of the puppies.
All puppies come with either a 3 day guarantee or a 1 year genetic / 2 year hip guarantee. There are only 2 different types of guarantees, as mentioned. In order for the 1yr / 2yr guarantee to be valid, the new owner is required to keep the puppy on NuVet Supplements for the duration of the guarantee. We prefer to see you keep them on the Supplements for their entire lives, although it is not required for life. However, just like humans, our pets also need vitamins to keep them healthy and to help keep their bodies in good condition and their bones strong and healthy. The Vitamins come in 2 different forms, wafers or powder and there is also one for your cats. All of my animals are on these, including the feral cats that I feed. To see our 1yr / 2yr guarantee you can go to the information page and click on Our Guarantee.
All puppies are sold with Limited AKC Registration, and are at pet prices. If you prefer to have Full Registration, there will be an added charge for this and needs to be discussed with Dogtown Kennels prior to the purchase of the puppy. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
Dogtown Kennels puppies are wormed at 2, 4, 6 wks old, with a one day wormer and at 7wks old they are given 5 days of Panacur. They are also given 2 doses of Ponazuil with the second dose being the day they go home. They receive a Parvo vaccination at 5 wks old, a Bordetella vaccination (Kennel Cough) at 6 wks old and the first of their puppy series vaccinations at 7wks old. The puppies do have their dewclaws removed and micro-chipped. If it is a Poodle puppy, their tails have been docked.
Puppies are started out on a milk mixture at about 3 1/2 - 4wks old and after about a week of eating this, they are then given Purina Puppy Chow and water mixture for about a week and then they eat strictly dry Purina Puppy Chow. We strongly suggest that you do not use milk or water in the puppy food after you go home, as this can cause loose stools.
All puppies are given a bath and have their nails trimmed prior to going to their new homes. They also come with a packet that has a lot of useful information, their health records, a copy of the guarantee and their AKC registration form (if a pure breed). We do not register our cross-breeds.
Below are links to our nurseries, please click on the appropriate place and enter the nursery to view the available puppies.