Pick up of your puppy from Humehill is always welcome, but there are some considerations to be made. Timing of your visit depends on how far down the 'choice of puppies' list you are and the co-ordination of our schedules. Because we run many errands (vet, dog food, kids, etc.) and have full time employment away from Humehill to support our Labrador habit an appointment is necessary. If you are driving from a distance and are planning an over-night trip, weather and lodging need to be planned for. While our rural location is an ideal environment for our Labradors, it makes lodging about 45minutes to 1 hour away from Humehill depending on availability and your needs.
We do not ship puppies!
Due to frequency of internet scams, inhumane practices by some unscrupulous breeders and transporters, laws have been established to help eliminate fraudulent pet transactions and to raise consumer awareness of the treatment of their new pet to encourage face to face pet purchases.
The law does prohibit us from flying/shipping puppies without a face-to-face sale.
We encourage people to make the trip to Humehill and see how your new family member was raised and nurtured. Occasionally we can drive and meet people part way or deliver a puppy to you. You are also welcome to fly into the Rochester or Buffalo airport and drive to Humehill. Please contact us for more information.
THE FOLLOWING IS AN UPDATE ON THE USDA-APHIS RULE WHICH WENT INTO EFFECT 11-18-2013! The new rule will not allow customers to purchase pets sight unseen as well as shipping of pets to their new homes will no longer be possible. Customers must arrange to meet any puppy they are interested in prior to finalizing the purchase of their new best friend. This is a federal rule and applies to all 50 states in the USA.