Our Process

Raising Puppies

Raising puppies and dogs to be happy and healthy is our main goal. Our program involves many people to make that possible. Myself and my family are involved from day 1 of a pups life and many times even after they leave our care we stay involved.

It is our belief that the mother makes a lot of difference in the behavior and temperament of a puppy. When we expand our pack we keep females because of their mothering potential and the importance we believe it has.

Food

Recently the FDA provided warnings about the relationship between grain free food and food with legume fillers. We do not feed one consistent food, instead we mix them for a well rounded nutritional balance. We recommend new owners do the same. We feed a combination of Hill's Science Diet, Purina Pro Plan Savor, and Taste of the Wild.

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Veterinary Care

Many breeders choose to provide the vaccinations they are allowed to by law on their own. We can do this, but have opted to take our puppies in at 6 weeks for a thorough checkup with our veterinarian. This accomplishes a few things, immunizations, socialization, and car travel. All of these things are important for a healthy dog. Our veterinarian specializes in small animals and her husband who is also a veterinarian specializes in large animals so we get both of them out to the farm regularly for our cattle and our dogs.

Experiences

Socialization with different groups of people is very important. We try to incorporate our whole family in early to get the puppies used to children and adults. We start early neurological stimulation (ENS) to help them deal with stress early so we can avoid stressed out and anxious puppies later on.

Purchase Process

Choosing us

When you decide you would like to add a puppy to your family we are here help you through the process. While we would love everyone to take home one of our puppies we know that sometimes we just don't have what you are looking for when you are looking for it. We plan our litters based on what would make a good match and produce well rounded puppies and sometimes mother nature doesn't cooperate.

When you choose to get a puppy from us you can rest assured you have a healthy puppy and a breeder that will help you through all of the stages and questions you have.

Spay/Neuter Agreements

All puppies purchased from Homegrown Huskies will have a spay/neuter agreement that specifically states they are to be fixed before 10 months of age. Failure to do so will result in legal action.

Choosing a puppy

Temperament, color, and sex are just some of the things that come in to play here. We're here to help, we just need to know what you're looking for. Once we know we can direct you to the parent or litter you will want to pick from if they are not already born.

Deposits

We require a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold any puppy or pick. These can be placed by PayPal (+3.5%), Apple Pay, or Walmart Money Gram. This amount is subtracted from the total price due.

Farm Visits

We always recommend visiting to pick or meet your puppy and meet us. We allow visits by appointment only and when time allows.

Pickup Day

This is an exciting day for everyone involved. For the occasion we recommend a new collar (small), a leash, and paper towels. If you are traveling more than 4 hours we also recommend a bowl to water them when you stop.

We often schedule pickups close together so we can do baths and only have to change clothes once so we ask that everyone sticks to the schedule as close as possible.

Questions and Answers

  • Do you do payment plans?
    • Deposits and remaining payment is due before animal leaves the farm.
  • Do you have a contract?
    • We do not have a full length contract, a simple agreement to spay/neuter is in place.
  • Will you hold a puppy after 8 weeks?
    • Arrangements can be made on a case by case basis.
  • Are you licensed to sell animals?
    • Yes, our facility is inspected and we are licensed by the state of Iowa.
  • Is shipping available?
    • This is done on a case by case basis. We prefer pickup and will discuss with you before you decide to purchase from us. Shipping costs start out at ($450).
  • What is the return policy?
    • This is handled on a case by case basis.
  • How does pick of the litter work?
    • If you purchase a pick from a pairing you are contacted once a litter is born. By two weeks you must choose from the available or pass. We reserve the right to remove puppies from the available list for consideration in our program.
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