Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lake Gaston, N.C.
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Some years ago, I figured up what Pam should get for puppies compared to what she could be making if she worked at a regular job. It came out to $5500.00.
With these last two litters, after I had lost a couple of days work by needing to participate, I told her that we would just have to go up in price. If I don't work, I'm not making anything, and have two men that depend on me, so if they miss work because of me, I pay them, or find something for them to do here. The dogs are full time, long hours, seven days a week for Pam.
We had been charging 2,000 for I don't know how many years. During that time, everything we spend money on for the dogs has gone up. I almost demanded that we go up to 2,500. Pam contacted everyone on our waiting list, and only one person complained (but very soon afterwards apologized). Not one person dropped off our list, and the people at the top of the list are all getting puppies.
I make no excuses. 2,500 is still too cheap.