For EACH Puppy, in EACH Litter, we start Socialization from DAY ONE (1) AND we, ALSO, do Early Neurological Stimulation shortly after to Develop High Achieving Puppies (IN Accordance With Carmen L. Battaglia's work).
Bi-Weekly Deworming, a NeoPar Vaccine @ 6-7 Weeks of age, Seen by a Licensed Veterinarian & Certified Healthy Between 7-8 Weeks of age, an Individual Microchip (Microchip Registration & Special Offer: https://www.luckylittleaussies.dog/so/48NFrBfIk), a Multi-way Vaccine (Usually Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv or Zoetis) @ 8-9 Weeks of age, Nails are trimmed 1-2x before leaving, Bathed & Blow Dried 2x before leaving, Wiped Down with Chlorhexidine Frequently to keep Pups Clean & Healthy and are Rubbed down with FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas/Ticks 1-2x before leaving.
What we DO with ALL of the Puppies:
We perform/do ENS (Early Neurological Stimulation), Extensive Socialization, Sound Desensitization, Volhard Personality Testing, Volhard Aptitude Testing, Group Crate Train, Litter Box Train AND Start teaching Bite Aversion/Bite Inhibition (with mouthy pups).
EACH Puppy, from EACH Litter, IS Tested using the Volhard Canine Personality Test AND the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test (Developed by Wendy & Jack Volhard) ON (or Close To) DAY 49 @ 7 Weeks Old (Please, Remember, Drive Scores at a Young Age ARE PRELIMINARY and Aptitude Testing is ONLY a TOOL, Check Out OUR Video to See Aptitude Testing is Not Always Accurate (https://www.facebook.com/324578144672063/posts/792362401226966?sfns=mo)! 😁💕
🛑 Steps You Can Take to be CONSIDERED
for a "Lucky Little Aussie" 🛑
Reach Out to Us to Get GENERAL PRICING*
*See Link Provided Upon Request for More Details and a List of Everything INCLUDED.
AFTER Your Application is Approved: CHECK-IN OFTEN!
Checking-in Every 2-4 Weeks will improve your odds!
READ & Complete the Rest of OUR WHOLE PROCESS 😉😘
(Deposit Information & Acceptable Payment Methods listed BELOW)
🛑 AFTER You are APPROVED -- BASIC Steps to Reserve a Spot or Puppy AND WHEN You Should Place a Non-refundable Deposit 🛑
(Please, READ Our ENTIRE PROCESS)
Check Social Media, Frequently!
See an Open Spot on a Specific Litter or an Available Puppy
(Recent Posts of Openings or Available Puppies)
CONSIDER IF You would Like to Proceed & IF the Puppy or Spot is a Good Fit for You & Your Lifestyle
IF YES, Review L.L.A's Contract PRIOR to Sending a Nonrefundable Deposit, Please!
- OR -
You Can Wait for a Seasonal Newsletter to be Posted or Emailed
Select Your TOP Favorite Litters for Each Season
(Keep Your Desired Size in Mind)
List Your Top 5 Favorite Adult Pairs Below in the Text Box
(Keep Your Desired Size in Mind)
Choose a Spot that Best Fits Your Wants/Needs
(Based on What is OFFERED to You at That Time)
IF YES, Review L.L.A's Contract & Initial the Deposit Section PRIOR to Sending a Nonrefundable Deposit, Please!
⚠️ When RESERVING a Puppy or Spot through L.L.A's Website there is a $10 Fee that is ADDED to the Puppy Total -- Unless You Pay through Venmo (@LuckyLittleAussies) OR Zelle or Apple Pay (LuckyLittleAussies@gmail.com)
⚠️ You Must READ all E-mails AND the Website Thoroughly to be Considered!
If you ask Repetitive Questions you will likely be Skipped because repetitive Questions that are answered on the Website or in E-Mail Replies Shows a Lack of Due Diligence.
Due Diligence is Required to raise a puppy Properly — If Families are Unwilling to Read our Website or E-Mail Replies Thoroughly they will likely Fail to Read our Entire Puppy Packet, the Training E-Books we send home and are likely to Lack Follow Through needed to be an informed/educated Pawrent.
PLEASE, Take Your Time and READ All Replies/E-Mails, Our Website & All Educational Material Provided to you — Circumstances can only Improve with Education/Information! 🥰
Due Diligence: “...the investigation or exercise of care that a reasonable business or person is normally expected to take before entering into an agreement or contract with another party or an act with a certain standard of care.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Due_diligence)
⚠️ We would like to emphasize for all interested parties, It’s very important to be Responsive and Proactive*.
*“Proactive” does NOT mean "Impatient" or “Harassment” — Proactive Simply Means, Enabling Push Notifications from Social Media (so you do not miss any Openings) AND Checking in ONCE a Month to Assess if there are Any Openings is the Most we Expect.
It keeps you fresh in our hearts 😘💕
We are absolutely here to answer other questions but, Please, do not call every other week or every 3 Days Asking to be Added to a List or If we have an Open Spot.
Mother Nature does Not work that quickly and we can ONLY Provide Information when we have it and We ARE at the Mercy of God and the Timelines Set by Him.
Timelines such as:
Months BETWEEN Heat Cycles, Timing of Heat Cycles, Canine Pregnancy, Whelping & Birth-2 Weeks (the Danger Zone) and Waiting for Families to Choose or Pass come 7+ Weeks Old are Common Timeframes when we simply CANNOT offer more information because we either do not have it or it can change*.
*We Choose to ONLY give information we are Certain of that is Not expected to change.
We are just a small family business doing what we are passionate about and happy to help as many families as we can within reason ❤️
AS FAR AS FUTURE LITTERS & YOUR RESPONSIBILITY:
We have a “Notification List” for ALL Interested Parties.
HOWEVER, L.L.A does NOT always send out E-Mails right away as Facebook/Instagram are the Quickest & Most Efficient ways for us to Reach our Customers and get responses (Unfortunately, Many Emails that L.L.A sends to our customers OFTEN go un-read or un-replied to).
Lucky Little Aussies LLC chooses Not to do a traditional “waiting list”.
We Could have a "Waiting list"; We could just accept everyone’s deposits and they could wait depending on their place “in-line”
...But there are Too many uncontrollable variables and we prefer not to hold onto people's money.
IF we did accept Deposits for Every Approved Applicant, something we believe is WORSE than anything for our puppies is VERY LIKELY to occur, Families could CHOOSE TO SETTLE on a Puppy that does Not 100% match them because they have already placed a deposit & may feel stuck or just do not want to Wait.
We do Not want that..
For L.L.A it is about Placing Puppies into FUR-LIFE Homes — We will always Prioritize what is Best for our puppies even if it takes us a year or more to find the right match for a puppy, we would do whatever it takes.
Being a Pet Breeder should NOT be Just about a family wanting a puppy now or a family thinking the puppy is cute (Ignoring or not Knowing the important stuff) or getting puppies as Gifts or for Holidays or anything like that ... Animals are Not "Things", they are Living Beings that will require Commitment for 10-20 YEARS.
God gives us these little lives and entrusts us to Help them find what is BEST for THEM in this world, we will Forever be Responsible to & for Them FIRST ... And OF COURSE we do our Best to Match as many families as we can Properly BUT we are not here "selling Things", we are here Helping Families Grow and Focusing on what is Best for EVERYONE ❤️
What Lucky Little Aussies LLC CHOSE INSTEAD...
We do a “Reservation List” where people who are Ready for a Puppy, Proactive & Committed can place a Non-refundable Deposit SEASONALLY. Their Deposit can be Placed AFTER a SEASONAL Newsletter is Sent Out for Upcoming Litters or Current Litters (if applicable) and then CHOOSE a Puppy Based on the Energy Level, Personality, Preliminary Drive Scores, Aptitude Testing, Size & Colors they Need/Want that Best Fit Their Family’s Lifestyle.
The Families Place In-Line is Based on their Reservation Number, a.k.a their PUBLIC Pick Number.
This number will tell them how many puppies they can Choose From out of the Puppies Available to the PUBLIC.
This Number CAN Change; Sometimes, Lucky Little Aussies will Choose to Keep a Puppy or 2 from a Certain Litter to Improve our Program and always Reserve the Right to First PRIVATE Pick.
IF a family Moves UP on a Litter they will be Notified of their New Public Pick Number/Reservation Number.
The Families get to watch the puppies grow, Ask Questions & Often even SEE Various Steps of Socialization (Like first Puppy Walks in Strollers, Sand Play, Practicing Redirection, etc) for SEVEN WEEKS BEFORE Choosing Their Puppy.
The Families will choose based on Photos/Videos, Lucky Little Aussies’ Description of Individual Puppy’s Personality, Energy Level, Estimated Adult Size, Preliminary Drive Scores & Volhard Aptitude Test Results. Also, When Allowed again (Post COVID) IN-PERSON Meet & Greets BUT in the Meantime we offer LIVE Facebook Videos Instead to keep Everyone Safe. ❤️
HOW LONG IS THE WAIT AFTER APPROVED??
The WAIT Does VARY.
The wait can be as Short as TWO DAYS up to TWELVE MONTHS with MANY VARIABLES.
This method allows families to take the Process of Puppy Buying back into their hands by being a system that works FOR Families & what Fits Best for THEM. ❤️
BUT...BEFORE placing a Nonrefundable Deposit to Reserve Your Spot for a Current or Upcoming Litter (Depending on Availability) You Must Follow ALL Steps on THIS PAGE!
You can Apply, Get Notified & Download L.L.A's Contract using the Link Below (⬇️) OR using our Menu at the Top or Bottom of Our Website:
A Little EXTRA on WHAT TO EXPECT
& MORE on HOW the Reservation List Works:
We will Email & Post SEASONAL NEWSLETTERS (Ex. Fall 2019 or Summer 2019 or Winter 2019) 🐾
Once those Notifications have been sent it will be FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED (to APPROVED HOMES).
⚠️ It is the Responsibility of the Interested Parties (Not L.L.A's) to be Responsive, Proactive & Reserve a Spot as they come available.
Please, IF you want a puppy, Check-In OFTEN (about Once a Month).
⚠️ L.L.A Cannot Hold Reservation List Spots for Longer than 48 HOURS Without a Deposit Once the Lists are Posted.
⚠️ Once a Puppy is 7+ Weeks of Age we Cannot hold a Puppy for Longer than 2 HOURS Without a Deposit.
Interest Changes Constantly & People Frequently Switch to Different Litters or Seasons, so even IF you are 30th there is Still Some Chance you could choose a Puppy from 1 or 2 of the Litters that Season!
Sometimes a Couple Individual Puppies DO Become Available at 7-10 Weeks Old due to people Choosing to Wait for a Puppy that Fits Them & Their Lifestyle Better or Unexpected Circumstances.
These Puppies are usually posted to Facebook and Instagram FIRST.
IF You do Not Respond to a notification of an available puppy/spot AND place a deposit you will CONTINUE* to be Notified About ALL Future Litters & Announcements but we will move on to those Next In-Line.
* IF You would like to be Removed from our List, Please, Email US & Request to be Removed.
⚠️ Deposits Can be placed (See Deposit Details BELOW) AFTER You Apply, are Approved & Initial the Deposit Section of Our Contract AND we have an available spot or puppy.
Please, do NOT send us money/deposit UNTIL AFTER you speak with a member of Lucky Little Aussies and Both Parties Agree on a Current or Upcoming Litter that may be a Good Fit for YOU. ⚠️
⚠️ PLEASE, Read Our Whole Process and Read about the Different Stages of the Deposits based on WHEN they are Placed! You can find this information further down this page. ⚠️
If you don’t Reserve Your Spot then you CAN message L.L.A & Possibly be Placed on an OVERFLOW List in case a puppy Becomes Available But there are no promises or guarantees that you will get a spot or a puppy.
This Process gives Everyone Interested a Fair Opportunity.
For Example, instead of being stuck 9th Just because of a DAY & TIME you got on the waitlist Months Ago, now you have a chance of being 1st because You Can be More Proactive & Reserve Your Spot ASAP.
So, it leaves Your Placement up to You & how Proactive You want to be 💖
...L.L.A UNDERSTANDS Waiting for Your New Family Member IS Tough!
We try to be as FAIR as Possible & Hope Everyone Understands we do our Very BEST to care for our Puppies, Dogs, Family & to Match Families with a puppy that will suite Their Lifestyle & Personalities in the Timeframe they Desire.
However, this Process DOES take Time BECAUSE the Minimum 10-15 YEARS is a Huge Commitment & just choosing a Puppy based on Looks or on Impulse can Result in Unfavorable situations & even Re-homing.
We here at L.L.A are with You All Every step of the way for Any Aussie Questions or Concerns You have & to Match you with a True Companion. Let's take this journey Together! 🥰
WHAT to EXPECT AFTER a LITTER is BORN:
Once a litter is Born, Bi-Weekly Updates are posted to Lucky Little Aussies' Facebook & Instagram Business Pages.
AGAIN, YOUR Puppy WILL Go-Home with ASDR Registration, in-depth Medical Records (2 Vaccines & Up-To-Date on Dewormer), TRUPANION 30 Day Insurance OFFER, a Microchip, a Leash & Collar Set, Some Toys, a Training Course and MORE!
🛑 You can Request Lucky Little Aussies’ PUPPY PACKET, Microchip Registration/Special Offer and MORE Via E-Mail but, Please, READ our ENTIRE PROCESS!
AT FOUR to SEVEN (4-7) WEEKS OLD:
NORMALLY, we will have the "1st Puppy Meet & Greet" @ 5-7 Weeks -- This is an OPPORTUNITY for everyone to see, in-person, meet & play with the Puppies but it is NOT a Requirement. DUE to COVID Meet & Greets are LIVE Video (for a Virtual Meet & Greet) until Further Notice.
** DUE to the HOLIDAYS (Between OCTOBER - JANUARY) we will NOT have a 4-6 Week Old, IN-PERSON, Meet & Greet during The Fall-Winter SEASONS. We may Not offer certain Summer Meet & Greets Depending on our Schedule as well.
We LOVE Meet & Greets and will offer them when we can!
HOWEVER, L.L.A WILL do a LIVE VIDEO during those seasons/times in Place of that Meet & Greet! 🥰
⚠️ You CAN Tentatively pick a puppy earlier in this Stage but, PLEASE, Keep in Mind, they DO Change A LOT Until 7 Weeks Old!
You, Also, get to choose Your Puppy's Bandana (IF in-stock, otherwise, you get another Toy).
You, also, get to Choose Your Puppy's Matching 3/4" LupinePet Collar & 4' Leash SET from Any of the In-Stock Patterns or Colors.
Click the link for pattern & color options
AT SEVEN to EIGHT (7-8) WEEKS OLD:
SEVEN-EIGHT WEEKS OLD is the STAGE You Can OFFICIALLY Choose Your Puppy!
We have the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test performed on Each Puppy INDIVIDUALLY on DAY 49 @ 7 Weeks Old (Or As Close As Possible to Ensure True Reactions are Not Tainted by Learning).
--> At this Stage LUCKY LITTLE AUSSIES' will Share our Professional Opinion on Individual Energy Levels & Personality of Each Puppy, Preliminary Drive Scores, Aptitude Results and Photos to Help you make an INFORMED Choice when choosing your New Companion for the Next TEN to FIFTEEN (10-15) YEARS Minimum.
Estimated Size & Parent Dropbox Links (Including Genetic Test Results, OFA Results if applicable, Past Puppies if applicable, photos of grand-sires & grand-dams and only other applicable information) Can be Found in Each Social Media Post for Each Specific Litter. 💕
We will have a Puppy Pick-Up Day, aka "2nd Puppy Meet & Greet", (Based on Our Schedule) BETWEEN Eight to Nine (8-9) WEEKS OLD.
This is where Everyone can come to PICK-UP their New Puppy, Meet/See the Sire & Dam, US & even Meet/See the Siblings Families.
* Though we Highly Recommend Visiting or Choosing IN-PERSON, there IS an OPTION to Choose Remotely & Pick-Up In-Person or have Your Puppy Delivered or Shipped (at Buyer's Expense)!
⚠️ Puppies CANNOT Leave until EIGHT (8) Weeks of Age.
⚠️ We POST Expected Go-Home DATES on Each Litter's Social Media Post BASED on their D.O.B and when we believe the litter is Estimated to be Able to leave on or After 8 Weeks of Age.
We will do our Best to accommodate Families that are Traveling from far away (like L.A or Out-Of-State) by Possibly Extending our Hours or Offering Different Days (After 8 weeks of Age).
Any Puppy Staying Beyond EIGHT (8) Weeks of Age will be Charged a Nightly Boarding Fee UNLESS L.L.A Delays Go-Home OR L.L.A sets up the Go-Home Dates at 9+ Weeks Old.
Pick-Up can Change due to Vaccination Schedule, Veterinarian Recommendations or Other Reasons (Bad Weather, etc).
Please, do not ask if puppies can leave earlier than 8 Weeks of Age. 🥰 ⚠️
🛑 SPECIFIC STEPS to PLACE a NON-Refundable DEPOSIT 🛑
Be sure to List Size & Color Preferences and/or Confirm the Litter of Interest is Estimated to Match Your Desires!
10”-14” 15-30 lb Toy Aussie
14”-18” 25-40 lbs Miniature Aussie
18"+ & 40+ lbs Standard Aussie
& Your preferred Colors ❤️
Ex. Black Tri Mini 14”-15” 25-30 lbs
You are welcome to List 1-2 Litters of interest based on a Newsletter or Emails
(ex. Georgia & Samson or Arizona & Max) then you can put them in order of Favorites and we will Discuss Your Options* with You BEFORE accepting a Deposit ❤️
Ex. 1) Indy & Samson 2) Any Other Mini Litter
... Please, put ALL of Your Preferences In the Deposit “Note” area along with your Full Name.
*Sometimes, there are no available spots on the litter(s) Desired but the opportunity to be on an Overflow List for that litter.
⚠️ If you choose to be on Overflow a deposit is Not required UNLESS you are actually Reserving a Spot on A Litter!
Be Sure to APPLY FIRST, IF you have Not. ❤️
Also, You MUST READ & ACCEPT the DEPOSIT SECTION of OUR CONTRACT BEFORE SENDING A DEPOSIT — You can Complete this Step by Filling out your information on Page 1 and then Initialing JUST the “Deposit" Section & Returning it via E-MAIL.
(OUR CONTRACT) ❤️
⚠️ ALL Steps of Our Process MUST be Done First or Your Deposit will be Returned Immediately and you will not be considered.
⚠️ Depending on Your Reservation Number/Public Pick Number You may Not get to choose from certain Puppies or certain Litters!
L.L.A Reserves the Right to:
Deny an Applicant, Refuse the acceptance/refund of a deposit, Refuse to Place a Puppy/Dog with a specific family or Block/Deny Participation in our Group or Program at our sole discretion.
Please, see our Legal Disclosures Page for MORE Information!
*Please Note, Unfortunately, Not all families get approved.
➡️ No Matter WHEN You Consider Placing a Deposit, REMEMBER, there Will be other Puppies/Opportunities in the Future, so, please, do Not feel pressured or rushed to get a puppy that: 1) Does not fit with your family/lifestyle 2) Is not the desired color or size you truly want 3) IF you are not ready to welcome a puppy home Yet. 4) Impacts Your Financial Stability! ⬅️
REMEMBER: L.L.A’s Goal is to Match you with an Aussie that you do NOT have to change Your Life for but rather one that will fit in and Mesh with Your Life & Family the way it is 🥰
If sending a $200 Non-Refundable Deposit to Reserve Your Spot on a Litter
-- THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
⚠️ Deposits placed Prior to a Litter turning 7 Weeks Old are TRANSFERABLE* within L.L.A's Program for up to 12 Months* BUT they are Non-refundable.
* Deposits are Non-Refundable BUT they are Transferable from 1 Litter to Another Litter for up to 12 Months Within our Program IF you make the Transfer Requests WITHIN 48 Hours after being given the Aptitude Results, Preliminary Drive Scores, Personality & Energy Description for the Spot/Litter you have Reserved.
This Normally* Happens at 7-7.5 weeks old. Also, Prices Cannot be determined for Individual Puppies or Litters Until 7+ weeks of age.
* Sometimes there are delays.
As soon as Volhard Results, Preliminary Drive Scores, Personality & Energy Descriptions, etc. are Shared you have 48 HOURS to NOTIFY L.L.A IF You Wish to TRANSFER Your Deposit.
In this time You are ENCOURAGED to Review all Information Provided (Current Photos, Available Videos previously shared (if applicable), Personalities/Energy Levels, Preliminary Drive Scores & Aptitude Results to help in your decision, PLUS, Sleep on it ❤️).
IF we are NOT Notified within 48 Hours after Sharing Results that you wish to Transfer your Deposit OR send Your puppy picks, you will Forfeit your deposit.
Many people have taken advantage of our "Transferrable Deposit" Privilege by not respecting our Deadline, our Time or those Waiting in-line.
Every extra minute beyond the deadline makes delays reaching out to the next person. Some people have Waited until Pick-up day or even a week later to let us know (last minute) that they are no longer able to get a puppy, prefer to wait, etc. and this HARMS the puppies.
EXAMPLES of HOW this HARMS the Puppies:
1) Puppies are harder to place as they get older; despite having extra vaccines, dewormer, care, socialization and other expenses.
2) Puppies bonding to their new Families & getting further socialization is very important.
3) Also, Puppies become Very attached to Our family & this puts Extra STRESS on the puppies' bodies when they go to their new homes weeks After they Should. We TRY to Avoid this when Possible.
PLEASE, remember as you start this journey for your Fur-Life Friend that They are, Also, on the Same Journey and Searching for their Fur-life Mates as well.
All Parties Involved need to be Considerate & Kind. ❤️
IF Sending a $200 Non-Refundable Deposit for a Specific Puppy (7+ Weeks of Age)
-- THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
⚠️ Come 7 Weeks of Age it IS First Come, First Served (to APPROVED Homes that are the Best Match for the Puppy being Offered).
Multiple Families are Usually Considered at Once by this age and we do Not accept deposits unless the ALL Steps are completed and you are a good match for the puppy.
Be sure to Confirm this puppy is Estimated to match your Size Preference (Mini or Toy) and preferred Colors ❤️
Also, Does This Specific Puppy have the right Energy Level & Personality that fits into your life now and the life you want for the next 10-15 years minimum? 🥰
IF so Great! 🥰
⚠️ Deposits are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE when Placed on a Puppy that is 7 Weeks of Age or Older!
By 7 Weeks of Age you have access to the Volhard Results, Preliminary Drive Scores, Personality & Energy Descriptions, etc. and have 2 Hours (Sometimes we allow Until 10 AM the Following day IF we notify customers at 6 PM or Later that day) to Decide if the qualities, physical attributes of this puppy and pricing are all suitable for YOUR Family.
You are ENCOURAGED to Review all Information Provided (Current Photos, Available Videos previously shared (if applicable), Personalities/Energy Levels, Preliminary Drive Scores & Aptitude Results to help You make the Most Informed Decision possible❤️).
--> PLEASE, ASK ABOUT Our General/Base Pricing & What is Included!
Options* For Sending the $200 Nonrefundable Deposit or for the Final Payment:
**Sometimes Some Payment Methods are Unavailable at Certain Times. Also, L.L.A does Not cover any extra fees for the Payment Method the Customer Chooses**
Zelle, Venmo & Apple Pay are Free options 😊
Please, Include Your Name & Preferences in the Deposit Note.
All Major Credit Cards & Debit Cards via Square
(Customer is Responsible for Paying the 3% Fee Added to Total via another payment option offered as L.L.A does not cover any fees).
GoodDog Pay Link (they charge a BIG Fee...):
If you do Walmart to Walmart (Deposit ONLY Option)
Be sure to send L.L.A the Transaction Number/Photo of receipt via Email.
Cash is ONLY an In-Person Payment Method for Final Payments.