Visiting Your Puppy
We allow people to visit hilltoppups and encourage you to do so. Everyone has a right to see where their beloved companion is coming from. We have a visitation area in our office located at the main hilltoppups location. Please park by the large building at the main hilltoppups location, parking is marked. We try to watch for people driving up, but if you do not see anyone call 812-661-8543. We will bring any puppies and parent dogs into the office to meet you. There are large windows for you to view the adults and their housing. To control diseases we do not allow people to walk around inside the housing area, maternity ward, or puppy building. Anywhere people walk requires us to sanitize after you leave. Puppies start their immunization shots at six weeks old, followed by nine weeks, and their third and final puppy immunization vaccination at twelve weeks old. Puppies are not fully protected from viruses until one week after their last vaccination. Keep in mind when you take puppy home at eight weeks old you need to hold the puppy the entire time at the Veterinarian’s office, except when the Vet is examining the puppy of course. Keep your puppy in your own yard or designated potty area until one week after the three vaccinations. Puppies do not need to go for walks until they are four months old. Playing with toys and people is enough exercise. Long walks can start at seven months old. Running and hiking at one year old after bones and muscle are fully developed.
Visitation is by appointment only as this is our home not a pet store. Visitation is available weekdays from 8 PM to 7:00 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Sunday is our time with family, friends, and relaxing. Please limit your visit to less than one hour; puppies usually need a nap after 45 minutes of activity. Please try to arrive as close to appointment time as possible and notify us if you will be more than 15 minutes late.
Picking Up Your Puppy
The day you pick your puppy you need to pay for your puppy. Cash is always preferred. Indiana residents and those people taking possession of their puppy in Indiana pay 7% sales tax. Personal check only if there is a full two week time frame before the puppy is going home. Cashier or Postal Money order, cashier checks will be be verified before excepted. Credit Card payments accepted and charged an additional 3%.