everything you need to know about the

process & waitlist

 

puppy application

Please fill out a puppy application. This is the first step to get started! Click HERE to apply.

Schedule A Call

Once your application has been received you will receive a confirmation email and if approved a link to schedule a call.

Choose a list

After the call you can send your initial deposit if you are joining an Expecting List or the Ultimate Match Program.

Get Matched

After temperament evaluations you may select your best match. Evaluations are done at 9 weeks.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

HOW IT WORKS

 

Step 1. 

The first step in the process is to fill out a Puppy Application. After we have received your application you will receive a welcome email from ara@yourdivinepup.com (make sure to check your spam).

Step 2.

A phone call is required as part of the process of being matched with your Divine Pup.This is a time for me to answer any additional questions and learn more about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in your new puppy.

Step 3. 

The next step is to decide how you would like to be matched with your puppy! 

You have four MATCH JOURNEYS to choose from.

What is?…

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Nursery List

Each Mom has their Nursery List, which is a pick list for a litter.  Only expecting moms have a Nursery List that you may choose to join. 



Pre Approved List

 Puppy applicants who are approved for a puppy but are not ready to commit with a paid deposit. Nursery List opens at 6 weeks for Pre Approved list. First come first serve. You may be asked to reapply if your initial approval was more than 6 months from requesting to join a nursery list. 

 

Expecting List

 Puppy families open to most physical traits. Nursery List opens at 4 weeks for this list. $500 non refundable deposit is required.  You may stay on this list for up to 6 months. If a temperament match is not produced we will consider your request for an extension.

 

Ultimate Match Program

 Puppy families who are looking for specific physical traits. Nursery list opens up as soon as a litter is announced for the first 2 picks of each litter. $1000 non refundable deposit is required.  You may stay on this list for up to 12 months.

 

OPTION 1: ULTIMATE MATCH PROGRAM

Choose this option if you are looking for specific physical traits. There will be 2 spots per Nursery list available for this program

You may pick a puppy as soon as a litter is announced for the first 2 picks of each litter.

You will have a price range for the litter, but puppies will not be priced individually at this time. 

If no puppy is chosen, you remain on the UMP  list for future puppy considerations for up to 12 months. 

*Disclaimer: Some litters may only have 1 UMP spot if Divine Pups joins as first pick or a Service Dog Placement is reserved.

OPTION 2: EXPECTING LIST

If you are open to any breeding pair, then the Expecting List is for you! You will be notified when puppies reach 4 weeks old and professional photos are taken.  It is at this time that you may secure a spot on that litter.

We will only open 2-4 spots depending on the litter size when puppies are 4 weeks old and you will have a price range for the litter, but puppies will not be priced individually at this time.

You will be notified via email that the Nursery list is open for the Expecting List. You will have 24 hours to reply. If we do not receive a “Join” response within the allowed time frame you waive your spot.

If no puppy is chosen, you remain on the “Expecting List”  list for future puppy considerations for up to 6 months unless a temperament match has not been available, then you may request an extension

*Disclaimer:Some litters may not become available at 4 weeks for Expecting list. This depends on the size of the litter and if UMP spots have been taken. If that is the case the Nursery List will open at 6 weeks for the expecting list.

 

OPTION 3: PRE APPROVED LIST

This option may be for you if you are open to any breeding pair. You will be given the option to consider and join a nursery list that has available spots after UMP and Expecting List.  This is done usually when the puppies are 6 weeks old. This is a first come first served for available spots. You may be asked to reapply if it has been over 6 months of your initial approval.

You are not guaranteed a puppy or a spot on any Nursery List under this option.

It is a “fast pass” to join available spots after UMP and Expecting List.

 

OPTION 4: READY PUPS

There will be occasions a puppy may not be quickly reserved.  A puppy may be available after temperament evaluations and Nursery list has been matched. This does not happen often.

Please feel free to follow our website and social media for the availability of a READY PUP! 

These pups may receive a little “extra” love and training (and maybe even some extra vet visits) during their stay with us and are ready to go home immediately,  once physical and temperament traits are matched.

 

NURSERY LISTS

OPEN NURSERY LISTS

 

Here you can find the nursery lists that are currently open. We update every 48 hrs. If you are interested in starting the process please fill out a Puppy Application

Queen x Jed

Expected: 04/05/24

Gender: 2 females, 3 males

Price Range: $3850+

nursery list

1st Pick: Terri L.

2nd Pick: UMP Spot

3rd Pick:Opens at 4 weeks for Expecting List

4th Pick:Opens at 4 weeks for Expecting List

5th Pick: Opens at 6 weeks for Expecting List

 

Godiva x Koffi

Expected: 04/11/24

Gender: 1 male

Price Range: $4250+

nursery list

1st Pick:Dorothy

 

Chica x Rolex

Expected: 04/15/24

Gender: 1 female

Price Range: $4650

nursery list

1st Pick: Divine Pups

 

 

Twix x Jed

Expected: 04/23/24

Gender: unknown

Price Range: $4250+

nursery list

1st Pick: Carlie B.

2nd Pick:Johana

3rd Pick:Opens at 4 weeks for Expecting List

4th Pick:Opens at 4 weeks for Expecting List

5th Pick: Opens at 6 weeks for Expecting List

Faith X Jed

Expected: 05/02/24

Gender: unkown

Price Range: $3850+

nursery list

1st Pick: UMP

2nd Pick: UMP

 

 

A PUPPY IS NOT MATCHED ON APPEARANCE ALONE

Of course, the Divine Pups way is to match you based on temperament and not just physical traits. So it is important to consider that even if we have a puppy that matches the physical traits you are specifically looking for, some temperaments may not be a match. Ultimately you will choose your own puppy, I do not choose a puppy for you. However, I will discuss each temperament and advise on which puppy is the best match for you.

You can learn more about the temperament traits we test for HERE



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE

ULTIMATE MATCH PROGRAM

 

Are deposits refundable and do they expire?

All deposits are non refundable and they expire in 12 months from initial deposit. If you are very specific about temperament and physical traits and do not want to commit to a list we advise that you follow our social media and website for any “READY PUPS” that may be available in the future

What happens if I am not matched with a puppy that fits the physical traits I am looking for?

If you are not matched with a puppy from your selected Nursery List you may move to another Nursery List for the next available Ultimate Match spot (2 per Nursery List limit) or you may choose another puppy from that Nursery even if the physical traits are not what you originally were looking for.

What happens if the breeding does not produce the color or gender that I am looking for?

If we do not have a puppy born that matches what you are looking for you may move to another Nursery List for the next available Ultimate Match spot. You have up to 12 months to be matched with your pup.

What if I am not matched with a puppy from the Nursery List I joined and there are no other Nursery Lists open that would match the physical traits that I am looking for?

If there are no Nursery Lists open that would match the physical traits you are looking for, you will be notified once a matching Nursery List is open so you may join. .



Can I just tell you which pairing I want my puppy from and be added to that Nursery List? I am ok with waiting.

Nursery Lists are only open for those expecting moms. You may not join a closed Nursery list (mommas not yet bred). We can’t control heat cycles or nature. 




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE

EXPECTING LIST

 

Is the expecting list for me if I am specific about the color but open to other traits?

Depending on the color you are looking for I will advise as to which list is best suited for you. Colors that are very rare are only produced by certain pairings so the Ultimate Match Program may be best for you.

Is the expecting list for me if I am specific about gender but open to other traits?

Since we can’t predict which pairings produce what gender, the Expecting List is best suited for you. Join the Nursery List that has the gender you are looking for. 


Is the expecting list for me if I am specific about size but open to there traits?

Since we do not breed for size, our puppies can range in size depending on the pairing. However, we can estimate weights based on past litters and parent size so the Ultimate Match Program may be best for you, especially if you are looking for puppies on the smaller side

How many spots are available per Nursery List?

First Pick Disclaimer: Divine Pups reserves the right to first pick for every litter. Any Service Dog placement will automatically be assigned first pick for litters Divine Pups does not join. 

The first 2 pick spots will be available for the Ultimate Match Program if Divine Pups or Service Dog Placement are not applicable. If the Ultimate Match Program spots are not filled by 4 weeks old, these 2 spots will be available for the Expecting List. 

At 4 weeks depending on litter size each Nursery List will have a total of 2-4 available spots. 

Ex. 1

Litter of 6

1st Pick: Divine Pups/Service/Ultimate Match Program

2nd Pick: Ultimate Match Program

3rd Pick: Opens at 4 weeks to Expecting List 

4th Pick: Opens at 4 weeks to Expecting List

5th Pick:Opens at 6 weeks to Expecting List and after 24 hours to Pre Approved

6th Pick: Opens at 6 weeks to Pre Approved and after 24 hours to Pre Approved

 

Ex. 2

Litter of 4

1st Pick: Divine Pups/Service/Ultimate Match Program

2nd Pick:Ultimate Match Program

3rd Pick: Opens at 6 weeks to Expecting List and after 24 hours to Pre Approved 

4th Pick: Opens at 6 weeks to Expecting List and after 24 hours to Pre Approved



When or how can I join a Nursery List that opens for remaining spots at 6 weeks?

(Remember, Nursery Lists open at 4 weeks with only a limited amount of spots depending on litter size)

You will be notified via email that the Nursery list is open for the Expecting List. You will have 24 hours to reply . If we do not receive a “Join” response within the allowed time frame you waive your spot. The Nursery List will be open to pre approved homes on a first come first serve basis after the 24 hour period. 



 



Are deposits refundable or do they expire?

All deposits are non refundable and they expire in 6 months from initial deposit. We only open our Expecting List during times that we are expecting puppies and allow a limited number of spots so we ask that you are committed in your search as we are committed to working to produce a puppy that would be a good match for you. Both physical and temperament traits are inherited so our breeding decisions are based on our Expecting List and Ultimate Match Program



 

 



If I joined the Expecting List and want to switch to the Ultimate Match Program can I do that?

Yes. You can switch to the Ultimate Match Program if we have available spots for the Nursery List you are interested in. A $500 additional deposit is due at the time of switch. (see FAQ for UMP prior to requesting a switch). Once you join the UMP you may not switch back to the Expecting List. 





 

 



What if I join a Nursery List and the puppies available are not a match for me?

The MOST important part of our program is to honor the voice of our puppies. If the available puppies are NOT a match for you after temperament evaluations you will be placed back on the Expecting List for the date we received your deposit. 

You may also join for the next available spot on another Nursery List. You do not have to make any additional deposits if you join another Nursery List, we will credit your original Expecting List deposit of $500 and your Nursery List deposit of $500 towards the next list you join. 







 

 



we are excited to match you!

OUR PUPPIES ARE MORE THAN JUST CUTE!

  • Health Tested Parents
  • 2 year Health Guarantee
  • Vet Checked
  • Microchipped
  • Raised by a BAB Tier 2 Certified Breeder using an Advanced Service Dog Curriculum (only Shih Tzu breeder in the nation to be Tier 2 Certified)
  • Temperament Tested to help you choose your best match
  • Introduced to crate training and potty training  
  • Raised by a Certified Dog Trainer
  • Puppies come from tested lines that have produced many Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Facility Dogs and ESA
  • Puppies socialize at higher levels through my Divine Pups Therapy Group.

And so much more! I look forward to connecting with you and talk about all the puppy things! 

 

waitlist

KAREN 2022

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KIM
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CONNIE 

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