Dena, I was so surprised when I happened across Divapups! After contacting them and hearing back I was less than pleased with the response
They get most of their pups shipped to them from breeders - they do "very limited breeding on their own" -was the response in email I recieved. Although I believe their record keeping is good they are asking in the $3,000.00 range for a pup only eligible for limited registration
They also use "teacup" "super-mini" , terms like that which I know are
to jack the prices up. The pictures sure are cute though! I was surprised to see how many breeds they sell too!
I have no issues with signing a spay/neuter cert. - but their prices are outrageous!!
Thanks so much everyone for your advice!! And Dena - thank you so much for checking into local breeders for me!
The most positive response I have recieved so far is from a woman out in Long Island - but her pups are imported! Something isn't sitting right with me on that.
Ohio is not too far for me to drive! A day trip to select a puppy would be a great adventure! So- I am willing to travel to some extent!
I have listed and registered with a few sites and the breeders that contacted me back on ads I inquired on where the ones I feel stonewalled me when I started asking questions
I know there has to be Yorkie breeders in this area (surrounding area!) NY, PA, NJ- even Ohio which would be a drive but worth it for a reputable breeder and good quality pup!
Candy - under any other circumstance I would have no problem getting a rescue or shelter pup. I have an already well established home with an established pack order. The very best option for everyone involved would be to select a pup from a reputable breeder and raise the puppy in my existing group.
Guys , I know this sounds silly - but I have agonized over this for SO long - and now that my decision is made this is a true test of my patience! I am so anxious to find a puppy!!
Oh thanks so much you guys, I really appreciate the help.