The adoption process and how to get on the waiting list:
To ensure the safety and welfare of our departing corgis, we screen all potential customers. As such, you will be required to fill out our Application for Adoption (added as a drop down menu option for this page) which consists of questions about your family, experience with dogs and other pets, etc. Upon completion of the Application for Adoption, the next requirement is the provision of character references from 3 people who have known you for at least 2 years, as well as the contact information for your current vet, if applicable. We WILL contact each reference, so please make them aware of our intention to contact them. It is important that your references respond in a timely manner. We allow 14 days to complete the screening process. If we have not heard back from your references within the time allowed your application will be denied. It is your responsibility to make sure your references return our call or email. If you receive a good reference, you will be approved to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250 to have your name added to the preferred waiting list. Your deposit must be received within 14 days of being approved to reserve your place on the waiting list. When no deposit is received we will assume you have changed your mind. We reserve the right to refuse sale to any person who does not meet our qualifications prior to the Adoption Contract being signed. Furthermore, we reserve the right to keep any puppy from any litter for our own breeding program.
The position you are assigned when added to the waiting list is the order you will select your puppy. If you do not wish to adopt a puppy when your turn comes up you may wait until a future litter. Please note you will be re-assigned a new position. We want the timing to be right for you, so don't worry if life gets in the way...your deposit never expires! After the litter has been born an additional $250 is required. The remaining balance will be due before the pick up or delivery of your new puppy.
Note: All deposits are non-refundable. Fees are non-negotiable.
Stud services are NOT provided by Countryside Corgis.
Please remember to notify us of any phone number or email changes after your name has been added to the preferred waiting list so we can reach you. We are not responsible if you cannot be reached. When we contact you, we ask that you respond within 24 hours.
All puppies will be sold with AKC limited registration (companion/pet only). We require our puppies to be spayed/neutered. Proof of spay/neuter is necessary in order to receive AKC registration papers for your puppy. A Certificate of Sterilization on your vet's letterhead or a receipt of services rendered is sufficient.
The adoption fee for one of our puppies is $1,750, regardless of gender, color or DM status. All puppies will be tested for DM. Here is an explanation of what the test results mean:
DM Clear - The dog has two normal copies of the gene that identifies Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). Clear dogs have a very good chance of never developing DM in their lifetime.
DM Carrier - The dog has one mutated copy of the gene and one normal copy of the gene that identifies Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). Carriers are far less likely to develop DM as they age.
DM At Risk - The dog has two mutated copies of the gene, and is at risk of developing Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). Although almost all dogs in the research study with confirmed DM have had At Risk DNA test results, recent evidence suggests that there are other causes of DM in some breeds. In short, not all dogs testing as At Risk have shown any clinical signs of DM during their lifetime.
All of our puppies are AKC registerable and will be weaned and ready for their new homes between 8-10 weeks of age. Per AKC breed standard, their tails will be docked and dew claws removed. The first worming treatment is administered by our vet at 2 weeks and is re-administered every 3 weeks thereafter. Our corgis will have received their first round of puppy vaccinations by 6 weeks of age (a kennel cough vaccine is also necessary at this stage if they are being shipped to their new home). All tail docking, dew claw removal, de-worming, and shots are performed by our licensed veterinarian. All puppies come with a 1 year genetic health guarantee, (visit our drop down menu option on the What is DM & vWD1 page for details) In keeping with our high standard of customer service, a full health record will also be provided with the purchase of your new puppy.