Adult dogs are often ideal for mature adults who dont have the energy or desire to train a puppy.
We have several adults; Several French Bulldogs, a Poodle, a 10 month old shichonpoo, and a 1 year old maltipoo available! (See below)
Please email if interested in one of our future adult dogs. We do have rescued cats and kittens who need homes! Some were in very dire need when they came here.
Several adult dogs ready for homes now!
See below for more about each dog pictured above, (not all are pictured.)
One of the days, 3/17/23, it was 3am I couldn't sleep but am too tired to think enough to post details on our retiring dogs. see the blog for farm updates. 12/10/23 updated part of the page.
Some reading this may have lost their furry best friend. Our dogs, and cats too, really are family. Loss is miserable. I have so many people write, or call thinking they are weird because of how much grief they are feeling. Its not weird at all, our best furry best friends are a big chunk of love. They are not replaceable. But adding a new dog to love is like sunshine peeking through the clouds after a storm. 🙂
We rescued a couple cats, they had kittens!! Please if anyone would like a kitten we have several! Litter box trained.
AKC Poodle Fancy Pants: She is fully housebroken, crate trained, walks on a leash, loves riding in the car, and just very easy. Loves to sit on your lap and sleep on the bed. She has not been spayed yet. Born 2-8-17, just turning 7 years old. (Poodles tend to live a very long time.) $750. plus IL tax to adopt. See poodle parent page for photos, of her many haircut styles! Its all semi short and even currently.
Hypoallergenic Maltipoo "Pansy"; mom is Panda and dad Elijah. She is on the puppy page, spayed, crate trained puppy price but already spayed, microchipped, and fully vaccinated, $1800. plus IL tax. She is a silly happy dog. Love her soft silky coat!
Hypoallergenic Shichonpoo "Tiny": Moochie's daughter, Tiny, (she prefers being called "Fluff Fluff") grandmother is Ellie, granddad Cappuccino. Her father is Dunkers. See hypoallergenic parent page for info and photos of them. Hypoallergenic, very small, 5.5 pounds, when 9 months old. Sweet, good for grooming, crate trained. Great with other dogs and cats. See hypoallergenic puppy page. She has already been spayed, fully vaccinated, and micrpchipped. $1800. plus IL tax to adopt.
We have several Frenchie moms retiring in 2023. Nakia and Naklia black, Gigi brindle, and Sweatmeat pied brindle (Available now, needs to be spayed, see photo above), Juniper blue (photo above. available now, needs to be spayed, see photo above) are all 4 years or more, some turning 5 to 6 years old.
I am terrible at getting photos. Please plan to make an appointment to meet them in person if interested, or be persistent in asking for photos until I manage to get them..... Our vet has been backed up about spay appointments, and a couple of them we plan to breed one more time before they are 5 the end of this year. Or if you prefer your vet to spay we can adopt them out sooner and take off $300. of the adoption fee. They are $500. to $1400. plus tax to adopt.
Late 2023/ early 2024:
We also have several Cavaliers retiring, see below. Our dogs annual health clinic was 4-16-23. It is be in April again 2024. Cavaliers can develop a heart murmur (most will, but it may be much later in life). It is a breed problem. We have a cardiologist exam them yearly and those who have developed a murmur are retired. We retire all the moms at 6 years old even if they dont have a murmur. Since you want them to make 5 to 6 years before they develop a murmur we prefer to breed at around 6 years old the last time, since it is the only way to increase breeds future heart quality, by more pups from parents who have the best hearts. We may adopt sooner if you would like your vet to do the spay and dental. We would take $300 off the $750. adoption fee. (keep in mind our vet fees for dental and spay are probably much less then your vet may charge.)
Read the cavalier parent page for more information on hearts. 4/18/23;
Nellie black and tan, passed heart exam. We will bred her one more time. $750, plus IL tax to Nellie, probably available summer/fall 2024
Josie Rose Tri color: turning 6 years winter 2024. She will be available around then. passed OFA heart exam 3-2024.
I retire all our mom dogs after several years of breeding.
It works great for us, for our retired moms, and their new families. They are healthy, housebroken (and/or crate trained), and come when called. They all walk on a leash and stand great for grooming.
They will take some adjusting into a new home but they are so easy many families keep in touch for a long time letting me know what a great dog they are and how happy they are to have one of mine. They are wonderful for the person or family who wants a companion, without all the time and energy a puppy requires.
Some have not been loose in the house very much but they never potty in a crate, and most automatically go to the door when they need out.
If you are looking for an adult who has had a kind and warm family life, a retired adult would be perfect for you. Some may be very shy as we live in a rural area and they have limited exposure to all things town or city. Contact us to double check availability after reading about each dog on this website. Sometimes this page isn't updated as often as needed since I have a list of families waiting for an adult that may have not responded yet. Please feel free to email for current info.
Our retired Westie, Cavalier or Pug moms are usually 6 years old and $750. (Retired Frenchies vary in cost and age, from $850. to $2400. from 1 to 6 years old)
Usually adults will be spayed, teeth cleaned (only if it can be done at the same time of the spay,) microchipped, and current on vaccinations. Please email if you would like to be on the list for an update when an adult becomes available after reading information.
We rarely have older puppies available unless I was unable to email due to being too busy, or had technology problems. See the puppy pages if any are available.
(See Program below on "foster to adopt" if you really want a puppy or older dog and can not find one, yet are willing to give a mom a great home and be in the program.)
We probably wont have any retired Westie mom who will be available until 2025. Occasionally I will retire one sooner.
(See Program below on "foster to adopt.")
We only breed the French Bulldogs a few times if they need c-sections. Unlike dogs having puppies naturally they should only have about 4 c-sections before being spayed. (The vet lets us know at the time of the c-section if they believe they need to be spayed, or are fine to have another litter.) Needing a c-section is one reason the cost of puppies from these breeds cost so much more. They take just as long to mature yet they get retired much younger, with many more vet bills. Amazingly they don't act much different after having a c-section compared to having puppies naturally.
(see at top of page.)
(See Program below on foster to adopt.)
Uncle Al's Pugs
He only has a few adult female Pugs. He does have a few younger Pugs. His first retiree, Sugar he kept. She is is favorite. And now one of her daughters, Sally, he also had spayed and cant bear to part with her.
Hilde: black, is going to be retired probably summer 2024. She is Divas daughter and looks almost identical to her.
Chub has been retired. He is 11 now but will stay forever too, as people rarely want a soon to be geriatric dog, and he is so comfortable here. He is a doll.
Foster to adopt / Guardianship
We hope to have some of our breeding quality dogs in foster to adopt programs, please contact us if interested! (See Program at Bottom of page)
Retired parents price varies from $650. to $1800. plus tax, depending on their age and breed. All are AKC. Older puppies and young adults are the same or if well trained a bit more than the puppy price.
For any of our adults if they are not already done we will usually spay/neuter any adopted for pets before adoption. Also all are crate trained, walk on a leash and they do not potty in the large kennel inside, although some may not have been loose 24/7 in the house as we usually crate our dogs at night and when we are not watching them.
We will have our annual health clinic April 2023. If anyone does not pass they will be retired after appropriate spay/neuter procedure is completed, last time everyone tested with the cardiac and optomogoligist (OFA certified) passed making it hard to know who to let go! So many Frenchies have so many health problems because people breed anything and do not do heart testing and don't care if the nares are so small the dog cant breath. Health and happiness of our puppies is top priority. Every dog should be born able to breath with ease, not bred to what looks the most cute, because it is so deformed it cant hardly breath and needs surgery, or cant do stairs due to back, leg and hip problems. Most all our dogs are tested for DM and we do our best to avoid any pairs who may have puppies who are DM positive, although with frenchies positive does not mean a problem, just at possible risk.
Many breeders do no testing at all!
Foster to Adopt / Guardianship Program.
We offer a contract to approved homes who are interested in having one of our female puppies / dogs.
The family must live close enough to us that transporting her here a few times a year would not be a problem.
Basically the dog will be owned by us, but live with a family. She would be here anytime she is in season (once, or twice a year), for health testing once a year, and if pregnant to deliver and raise the puppies until 8 to 9 weeks of age. When she is retired she will be spayed and stay in her adopted home as a pet. Ownership will be transferred to her family at that time.
We have several families with dogs in the program now. Its a great way to be involved with the joy of puppies without any of the expense, stress of the puppies, or work finding terrific homes for the pups. Plus we will babysit her when families go on vacations if needed and then she is in a familiar environment when she does have her puppies.