Please note, as a breeder I can not guarantee the puppies' adult weight and color. I can only estimate the puppies adult weight the best I can taking into consideration the parents, the grandparents and past litters. The Shih Tzu breed is known to change coat color several times in their lifetime, especially when shaved down because of their double coat.
Visiting is by appointment only. For the protection of the puppies, they will be available to visit only after they had received their first round of vaccinations.
A $500 holding fee is required to hold a puppy. This fee is non-refundable, but is transferable before puppies turns 6 weeks. After puppy turns 6 weeks, holding fee is no longer transferable.
A non-refundable holding fee agreement will be issued as a receipt to hold a puppy. A health guarantee contract will be issued once a puppy is paid in full or at pick up, and must be signed and returned to Joiful Shih Tzu before puppy can be released.
A copy of both agreements can be peruse before making a deposit.
Cash, USPS postal money order, Venmo
Debit and credit cards accepted thru Paypal only with a 3% paypal fees added.
(PayPal is accepted only if full payment is received 3 weeks before delivery/pickup of puppy)
NO OTHER form of payment is accepted.
If mailing, please send via priority mail with confirmation. Please do not mail cash.
$1500-2500 average price range
Pampered pet homes only. No breeding rights will be issued.
Full AKC rights might be considered for a higher price.
Our adult dogs are all AKC Registered. Your puppy will come with a 1 year health guarantee, age appropriate vaccinations , dewormed 4-5 times given starting at 2 weeks old, exam by a licensed vet and a puppy pack of goodies to help puppy to acclimate to their new home and I am always available to support our new families.
Your puppy will come used to being bathed, groomed, pampered and held. Potty training will be started here, and depending on how long a puppy will be staying with us, outside potty training thru the use of doggie door will also be introduced.
****If for any reason, once a puppy is paid in full and owner's situation changes and is now not able to take the puppy, owner is able to release puppy back to Joiful Shih Tzu and money paid to Joiful Shih Tzu less the deposit will be applied for future puppy. Owner will have two years to apply funds to another puppy of choice.
Balance must be paid when puppy turns 8 weeks or 2 weeks before puppy pick-up/delivery. Failure to make the required payment without prior arrangements will void the contract and no-monies are to be refunded nor transferred to another puppy. NO EXCEPTION.
Paying balance at time of pick up or delivery has to be paid with cash. If being delivered by a pet nanny, balance must be paid at least 2 weeks before travel arrangements is made.
When is puppy ready to leave
Joiful Shih Tzu prefers to let the puppies go home at 10 weeks of age and must be at least 2 lbs, and eating well before they can be placed in their forever homes.
Release of puppies will always be at Joiful Shih Tzu's discretion for the safety and well being of the puppies. Most of our puppies are not 2 lbs by 8 weeks, and so the majority of Joiful Shih Tzu puppies leaves at around 10-12 weeks. The weight takes precedence over age for puppy to be released.
Delivery and pick up
Puppy can be be personally picked up or delivered by Joiful Shih Tzu. For puppies that requires to travel far, we recommend Pet Nannies and of course, families are more than welcome to fly in and meet at airport or pick up at our home. Many has done in the past and it's always a great joy to meet our puppies' new families.
Pet nannies will fly with your puppy, they will have them safely in a pet carrier under their seat and able to check them during the flight. Your new furbaby will be delivered to you personally at an airport agreed upon. Fees ranges between $350-450 and is paid directly by buyer to the nanny at time of delivery. Pet nannies are not at all connected with Joiful Shih Tzu. They are separate services that has no involvement with Joiful Shih Tzu. .
Joiful Shih Tzu reserves the right to first pick of the litter for the betterment of the breed and to continue to provide families with quality pets.
Joiful Shih Tzu puppies are available to pampered PET HOMES only.