Crockett Pups

A reputable, trustworthy, responsible dog breeder

Is Crockett Pups a puppy mill or a trustworthy reputable breeder?

When considering adding a furry friend to your family, it’s absolutely crucial to choose a breeder you can trust.

Here at Crockett Pups, we welcome and encourage these questions, understanding how important it is to make an informed decision. Welcoming a puppy into your home isn’t just a fleeting moment of joy—it’s a heartfelt commitment that brings about a profound change in your life. We’re here to help guide you through this exciting process, providing all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your future four-legged family member. Rest assured, our team is dedicated to responsible breeding practices and ensuring the well-being of each puppy from our loving home to yours.

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What is a puppy mill?

Puppy mills are commercial breeding facilities that prioritize profit over the well-being of the dogs they produce. These establishments are often characterized by overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, where breeding dogs spend their entire lives in cramped cages without proper care or social interaction. The lack of consideration for the animals’ health, happiness, and social needs in these mills is starkly evident. Such mills focus solely on maximizing profits at the expense of the animals’ quality of life, treating living beings as mere commodities. It is critical that we stand against supporting puppy mills by choosing not to purchase animals from these places.

Is Crockett Pups a puppy mill?

Here are 15 reasons why Crockett Pups is not a puppy mill:

  1. We operate as a network of distinct families, rather than a singular, large facility. Our parent dogs are lovingly housed with families across the US, ensuring they live in comfortable, caring environments. Our key locations include Greenville, SC and the New York/New Jersey region, with partners extending to Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Utah, and California. Interest in our network has come from nearly every state, illustrating a nationwide interest in our responsible breeding approach.
  2. Participation in our family network mandates not only exceptional care of the pets, encompassing frequent veterinary appointments and yearly immunizations but also a commitment to upholding our stringent standards. Through consistent collaboration with veterinarians, we ensure accountable and high-quality care across all homes within our network. Our partnership begins with our detailed application process, designed to maintain our dedication to responsible breeding and animal welfare.
  3. Our commitment to a decentralized breeding model stands in stark contrast to the operation of puppy mills. By distributing the care of our breeding dogs across a network of devoted families, we ensure each dog benefits from a loving, personalized environment. This model not only allows for better health and happiness of our dogs but also fosters a sense of community among our network families. Our families are meticulously vetted through a comprehensive application process, ensuring they meet our high standards for care and responsibility. This approach underscores our dedication to the well-being of each dog, a commitment that is at the core of everything we do.
  4. Every puppy in our program is nurtured in a familial setting, ensuring they’re not only loved and clean but also well-socialized with both humans and other pets, including children and additional family animals.
  5. We stipulate that puppies must be at least 8-10 weeks old before they can be adopted, with the exact timing dependent on the breed; our larger breed puppies are generally ready by 8 weeks, while we prefer our smaller breeds to stay with their mother and siblings until about 10 weeks to ensure optimal social and physical development.
  6. Prior to adoption, all puppies are current with their vaccinations, have undergone a thorough veterinary check, are micro-chipped, and have received de-worming treatment. Any health concerns identified by our vets are transparently communicated to the prospective Forever Family, allowing them the choice to proceed with the adoption.
  7. Each puppy comes with a robust Health Guarantee.
  8. We require adherence to a spay/neuter agreement to underscore our belief that our puppies are intended for companionship, not breeding. We ask that this procedure be completed by the puppy’s first birthday or at the advised age by their veterinarian, with confirmation sent to us post-operation.
  9. Adoptive families have the opportunity to collect their puppy directly from the Guardian Home where it was raised, allowing them to meet the birth mother and any siblings still on premises. Our Guardian Homes are primarily focused on the well-being of their pet and offspring, and some may opt for our Transition Homes to facilitate Adoption Days if preferred.
  10. Our dedication to our puppies’ welfare means we avoid shipping them as cargo with indifferent handlers. Instead, we encourage personal pickup or utilize our trusted delivery services for those unable to do so, ensuring the puppies are accompanied by caring individuals throughout their journey.
  11. Deposits are refundable up to two years after being placed, minus a nominal processing fee, with the remaining balance due only when the puppy is in the new owner’s care.
  12. Our support extends beyond adoption, featuring a comprehensive Client Experience Team to answer questions and offer advice, and we highly value feedback through Client Surveys to continually enhance our service.
  13. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, we’re proud of our sister company’s accreditation and share the same standards of excellence and customer care. We encourage reading reviews from our Forever Families for genuine insights into adopting from us, despite occasional critiques from those opposed to breeding.
  14. Our commitment to social responsibility is demonstrated through substantial donations to several charitable organizations, and we encourage our community to also support these causes.
  15. We strive to be a valuable resource for dog owners everywhere – not just the excellent breeds we offer. And we are committed to fostering excellence in puppy parenting regardless of where your puppy comes from.