Share - Comments From Angel Baby Parents

This is a new addition to the blog. I think it will be helpful to new Angel Baby parents as well as a place for new parents to comment and share. Some things you might want to share are your experience with the breeder before, during and after the wait for your puppy. Information that was particularly helpful to you. Things about your puppy that you want to share. Anything that resonates with you.

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51 comments:

apollospace17@gmail.com said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks for this page for all of us Maltese Angel Baby parents!
I would like to let everyone know what a special person Sally is, and that her facility is more than wonderful...it's perfect! As the proud Daddy of a Maltese, and as a Maltese owner for over 20 years I have never experienced anything from the other breeders that even comes close to the joyful experience I have with Sally. It's so much more than purchasing a healthy, beautiful Angel Baby. It's a wonderful way in which Sally keeps you informed on everything about your baby from conception until you pick your baby up! This writing is only a brief glimpse of what you can expect from Sally. There is way to many things to share to than I can write here. If you would like to know more please contact Sally and she will get us in touch with each other.
I would be happy to talk with you!

Joe and Ronna Cardone
Bend Oregon

Sally said...

Here are some previous comments from parents that are posted elsewhere on this blog (because we didn't have this page) that I am copying and pasting. Also, please follow this blog (see button on the right that says "follow" to see all new posts and comments as they happen.

Sally said...


Dear readers/future puppy parents: I have to HIGHLY recommend to you, to recreate the pens/kennels that Sally has in your own home for when you bring home your baby!!! We did that for our little one and he's had absolutely NO problems adjusting, waking up/crying at night or toileting in his kennel. Sally will send you home with a blanket that was used by mama and his litter mates...just dump that in the kennel and gently introduce your baby. If he's anything like ours, he will happily go in and enjoy exploring his new digs. Our baby slept through the night since day 1 and in the almost three weeks since we've had him, he's never had an issue sleeping through the night. I have many MANY things to thank Sally for, but this kennel set up is truly invaluable. -CD, Mapleton on Our Home Where The Puppies Are Bred & Raised

Sally said...


I wanted to update on my puppy experience so far: We’re just under three weeks from puppy-pick-up date and my experience so far has been unreal! I was able to meet my tiny little baby at the two-week mark…holding him for the first time sent me to cloud nine and I don’t think I’ve been off that cloud since lol! I was also able to meet both Cozy (whose beautiful expression just melts me) and Benji (who I’m smitten over) I’m so happy these two beautiful creatures are my puppy’s parents! The best way I can describe my experience so far is that I’m watching a long time dream come true before my eyes. I’ve wanted a Maltese for SO many years and Sally is sharing her blessings and talents and making my dream happen. I talk with her often and my puppy photo album is updated frequently so I can watch my puppy grow and learn about what he’s doing day to day! They grow so fast that it’s like every couple days when there’s a new group of pictures, it’s like I have a brand new puppy and he’ on What To Expect From The Breeder After You Purchase A Puppy

Sally said...

I’m THREE days away from picking up my new little pup: I met him, his mom and dad and the rest of the pack at two weeks (Benji is AMAZING!), my pup has been to the vet and I have around 500 pictures and videos of him! I CANNOT be more ecstatic! I want to give a BIG thank you to Sally, and Joe (posts above mine) for all their help! I’m a first time puppy owner and have needed *a lot* of guidance, everything from what supplies would be best to questions about health and grooming. Sally is *always* happy to answer my questions and help guide me…we talk multiple times a week! She’s always forthcoming with her knowledge and willing to help. And it’s wonderful because with her guidance, I’ve been able to set up a launching pad for me and my puppy’s life together. This is not the experience some of my friends and family have had with other breeders!!! I feel confident and READY to bring this tiny, precious little life into my home and give him the best care possible.

Sally said...

Thank you for the visit! Everything in your home is just as clean and spotless as it appears in the photos. Was very impressed with all of the homes! A lot of thought and care went into to each kennel to make a perfect comfortable home for each puppy. Unlike the other (3) breeders I have used in the past. Even though they knew I was coming to their facility, they simply had their puppies in a naked kennel with newspapers (which were usually dirty) lining the floor. No toys, or food, just a water bowl which is not attached to the side of the kennel so it has been upturned and spilled by the little ones. The puppies are unkept and have not been groomed at all. Sally's babies (adults included) take a look at their homes! Everything is clean with pleasnty of toys for the babies to interact with. All of them are groomed, well fed, and more importantly its is obviously that they are loved and cherished by Sally and Steve. Joe and Ronna Bend Oregon on Our Home Where The Puppies Are Bred & Raised

Sally said...

Sally did everything possible to build a relationship with us. We were in contact constantly and through 100's of photos and chats we felt like we were right there with our baby has she grew! She even let us visit our baby before she was ready to go home so we could start building a bond with her. Amazing! I have bought from 3 other breeders over the last 20 years and none of them did anything of these things! Joe and Ronna Bend Oregon

Sally said...

Hi Sally, No breeder I have purchased a Maltese from in the past offers this!! Wonderful for new Mom's and Dad's to have and to use to gather information about their baby in case something is misplaced. Again, this is a new and unique thing you are providing to all of us that are getting an Angel Baby! Joe and Ronna Bend, Oregon on Register Your Puppy At Certified Pet Registration Kennel Club Inc.

Sally said...

Sally, Thanks again for the visit, and for the information regarding the breed. Great advice and something we have never experienced before is that we actually got to see the parents! At best other breeders have only let us see photos of the parents, and we had no idea if they were recent of not. Plus photo's are always taken when the dog looks it's very best. We got to see the parents in your home, up close, watch them play and interact with us. What a fantastic way to see in person the traits our new baby is going to get. on Maltese Breed Standards

Sally said...

Hi Sally, So far we have received 252 photos and 15 videos of our baby, and she is only 4 weeks old as of today! With the previous 3 breeders I purchased from, we saw only 1 maybe 2 photos of our puppy that were posted on the breeders website and they were taken just prior to us picking up the puppy. We saw nothing of our puppies growth and had no idea how their Mom's looked after the puppies during their development. You, however, have provided us a wonderful photo album that we will always cherish that includes photos of our babies birth, development, and interactions with her brother, sister, and Mommy, and more! Thanks to your wonderful photos, we feel like we are right there with our baby every day experiencing her growth and development. Thanks again Sally, can't wait to see what you send us next! Joe and Ronna Bend, Oregon on What To Expect From The Breeder After You Purchase A Puppy

Sally said...

Denise Vallier
on 4/21/18

I have had the most amazing journey thus far Sally in choosing you to buy my little boy from. I can't express the elation I felt when you choose me as well. I have so appreciated our phone conversations and getting to know you and the love and nurturing you put in to ensuring the quality and health of each puppy is outstanding! I was even more impressed, if that's possible, after visiting your home and meeting my little boy for the first time. I am absolutely in love! Per our several phone conversations I knew how devoted you are to each and every puppy but after meeting each of your own dogs in your home and seeing first hand the warm and loving environment in which these puppies get their first start in life is truly a blessing. Your daily pictures and video of my little boy playing with his sisters are so prescious. It makes me feel like I am experiencing his first few weeks right there with him and this means a lot to me. Your informational blogs you post has totally on JOIN AKC CANINE PARTNERS - Agility, Obedience, Rally, Tracking and Coursing Ability

Sally said...

Anonymous
on 5/23/18

To all considering getting a baby from Sally: Sally is a Hobby Breeder, however, the word breeder does not describe what she does accurately. A better way to describe Sally and what she does is that she is a transparent breeder. She loves deeply and cares for all of her dogs and their babies like no other person I have ever met. Unlike the typical breeder, she give all of her dogs special attention a better way to describe Sally is that she is a transparent breeder. It's clear when you talk to her and visit her that all her dogs are happy, healthy, and more importantly, extremely well loved. She is not breeding for the sake of selling puppies. She does it to share the joy of the Maltese breed with all of us. Getting a baby from Sally is such a positive and rewarding experience and I encourage all of you who want to share the joy of being a Maltese parent to talk to Sally further. Joe and Ronna Bend, Oregon

Sally said...

5/23/18

It's a relief to know my puppy will be coming from such a clean/pristine environment! I’ve referred to this post several times already, in preparation of how to set up puppy’s pen and maintenance it (bleach and Downey!) I'm sure I'll be studying it many more times in the near future, too. I’ll be replicating this as closely as possible to make puppy’s transition as seamless as can be! It’s also been helpful to set up in my mind, how I will handle the puppy as far as visitors are concerned, time outside and play time in the house. I love the bassinet idea and am wondering how I’ll be working it into a training schedule. You are leading by example, Sally, and I’m learning so much! -CD, Mapleton on Our Home Where The Puppies Are Bred & Raised

Sally said...

5/23/18

I think I mentioned this during one of our phone calls, but the support you’ve provided so far Sally, is the reason I’m choosing to go with you (and I don’t even have a puppy yet!) After all the questions I’ve asked, I feel COMFORTABLE that I’ll have support even after the puppy comes home with me. Being a first-time dog owner and talking with other breeders felt a little disparaging: there was little interest in me as a potential puppy parent and it seemed like my questions were annoying them. I’m really looking forward to pictures of my own little baby and stories of his/her antics :D -CD, Mapleton on What To Expect From The Breeder After You Purchase A Puppy

Sally said...


5/23/18

I remember the grief of losing a treasured pet as a kid. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a dog as a constant in my life and I’m so blessed to be in the position to devote the time, energy and resources that a puppy needs! Plus, I know you’re there, Sally, just a phone call away if I need some guidance. That checklist is something I saw from you a couple weeks ago and saved: along with the recommendations you have in another post, I’ve been adding things to my internet shopping cart, all ready to hit the “checkout button” for when I’m a confirmed puppy mama! I really appreciate Debbie’s post too, very realistic and down to earth: sometimes it’s not love at first, but I’m so happy she’s falling in love with Libby and hope they’ve created a beautiful bond. -CD, Mapleton on Expectations When Getting A New Puppy

Sally said...

5/23/18

I was looking for a list of grooming supplies and knew you had to have it somewhere on the blog! I also appreciate you mentioning microchipping: it seems to be a big controversy, not just ethically, but for health as well, so reading what your stance is helps a lot…especially for these little pups that are so highly desired. Is there a specific company that you recommend?—I’ve heard that some tales of a RFID reader not being able to pick up a microchip because it couldn’t sense the chip? Just passing this along too for new puppy-parents like myself: most of the vets I interviewed offer a bundled puppy package, which includes exams, vaccinations, well puppy check up, with or without microchipping etc, all for a quite reasonable price, so make sure to ask about that if you’re looking for a vet. I also had no idea about hypoglycemia in the Maltese breed, Nutrical will be something I make sure to pick up as well as brushing up on symptoms! -CD, Mapleton on Taking Puppy Home - Things To Consider Beforehand

Sally said...

5/23/18

Still loving these lists you provide, thank you! Makes it so easy to check off and make sure I have everything…and the little pup hiding among his stuffed animals—that is a precious, frame worthy picture! I like the way you’re correlating the puppy to a human baby’s age, makes it a little easier to understand methods and reasons, it’s all making sense! -CD, Mapleton on Taking Your New Puppy Home - How To Care For Him Or Her

Sally said...

5/23/18

The videos are invaluable!—thank you for posting them! I’m hoping I don’t run across this issue but this post will help prepare me to keep my cool, just in case—I’d imagine it would be pretty spooky when your new puppy isn’t eating! This is a big point in our house: not to feed the puppy anything that’s not scheduled or on the approved list. -CD, Mapleton on Puppy At New Home - Won't Eat - What Can I Do?

Sally said...

5/23/18

Thanks for this list, Sally, I’ve added every item on it to my shopping list. I just wanted to pass this along: the EBay seller for the Kennel has upped the price to $79.90. I see that AmazonBasics has a 36” kennel option for around $42, but among the thousands of positive reviews there are a couple that give pause: some broken wires and cut pets, so buyer beware. -CD, Mapleton on Items I Use In Caring For My Puppies & Where I Got Them

Sally said...

5/23/18

Question: You mention that “…a puppy’s first attachment is usually with her mother…” I feel like this could be read in regards to either the puppy’s doggy mother and father, in addition to the human family as well. This is something I feel strongly about either way: the puppy being able to form bonds with his canine family at first, and then being properly weaned in prep for moving on to his human family. I feel like these are important developments that many puppies “on the market” just don’t get in full—in part, why I appreciate your approach so much. In our house, we’ve discussed the importance of other family members (besides myself, even though I’ll be the main caregiver) participating in cares and playtime in order to form bonds with the puppy as well. I can’t wait to form and build a bond with my puppy! -CD, Mapleton on Developing Attachment: A Bond For Life

Sally said...

Thank you for the sneak peek into where you house and care for your puppies. It is obvious you love this breed and go to great lengths to care for them. It looks like they have plenty of room, comfort and stimulation. The cleanliness is amazing! This is exactly what I want in a breeder Lisa H. 05/23/18 on Our Home Where The Puppies Are Bred & Raised

Sally said...

It is so amazing to be part of the process from the very beginning! This is such a unique experience. I can’t wait to see those pictures coming in and be able to keep in regular contact with a breeder that goes above and beyond! Lisa H. 05/23/18 on What To Expect From The Breeder After You Purchase A Puppy

Sally said...

Sally, thank you for the helpful checklist. Since I have had dogs in the past, including a Maltese, I have most of the items already. I am fully prepared to embrace this new puppy as a blessing and not a burden. I know what kind of a commitment this is and take it very seriously. Lisa H. 05/23/18 on Expectations When Getting A New Puppy

Sally said...

Lots of great information! I really appreciate all of the time you put into helping make the transition for the puppies and new parents the best experience it can be by providing so much useful information. It all looks like great advice! I plan on following this closely to ease the puppies stress in the transition. Thank you! Lisa H. 05/23/18 on Taking Puppy Home - Things To Consider Beforehand

Sally said...

Lisa Hurt
on 5/23/18

I love this page! This is very useful information. I will be looking to this page to prepare for the new arrival and beyond. I appreciate that you have provided so much useful information that most breeders don’t. on Items I Use In Caring For My Puppies & Where I Got Them

Sally said...

I agree it is very important to build a great bond. Meeting their needs and spending quality time will help secure the bond. It is critical they get off to a good start in life. I can’t wait to begin the bonding process! Lisa H. 05/23/18 on Developing Attachment: A Bond For Life

Sally said...

Anonymous
on 7/3/18

I met Sally just before she began weaning the litter before my puppy (I think?), and I had the privilege of talking with a couple of that litter’s parents over the phone as they kindly took the time to tell me about their experiences watching their own little Maltese Angle Baby grow. (Special thank you to those parents, whose names I won’t share for privacy sake: sharing your experiences really helped me.) Listening to them exude joy and happiness was heartwarming and enlightening—but you guys!!—Listening to someone else talk about their puppy is *nothing* like going through it yourself with YOUR puppy! My puppy is only two days old and already, I’ve got over 50 photos and a video that I’ve shared with my friends and family and I can’t stop looking at them! I’m probably legit-obsessed, looking at my handsome little puppy and studying his every feature (tiny little white eyelashes, who he’s cuddling with, the way he crawls)! Watching him snuggle into the others, or hearing a on What To Expect From The Breeder After You Purchase A Puppy

Sally said...

4/16/18

Sally, Had to write again. We love the fact that you are breeding for particular traits particularly a shorter snout. This gives the puppies what I refer to as a Baby Doll face. I love this look and based on your breeding standards all of our puppies should have this trait! Joe and Ronna Bend, Oregon on Maltese Breed Standards

Sally said...

4/3/18

Thank you Sally, great ideas!! I don't have anything yet for my puppy. This information is so helpful, I'm going to pick up an item every week. I'll be ready for my little angel when I pick her up. You are so good at what you do. I'm so excited!!! Tim and Jane Vaughn on Items I Use In Caring For My Puppies & Where I Got Them

Sally said...

3/11/18

A lot of great items. Even though I have owned Maltese's for years there are some great items I have not seen before. Joe and Ronna Cardone on Items I Use In Caring For My Puppies & Where I Got Them

Sally said...

3/9/18

Definately bonding is so crucial. Every humans/animals need and wants to feel loved, safe, and special. And you are so right bonding is the base that builds confidence, security, and trust. I do like how you referred to bonding as a way for puppy's to organize their feelings and actions. I never thought about it in this way but it is so true. Thank you, Denise Vallier on Developing Attachment: A Bond For Life

Sally said...

3/9/18

Great advice. I like the squeeze bottle information. As I mentioned in a previous blog that I had a bad experience with a Shitz Tuz breeder and I had to take my puppy to the vet several times in the first two weeks for IV therapy because she would not eat. Very expensive and emotionally draining. I love the idea of weighting the babies everyday. Denise Vallier on Puppy At New Home - Won't Eat - What Can I Do?

Sally said...

3/9/18

Sally, again, great advice on preparing ahead of time for the new arrival. My husband and I are so excited. We have been planning, and arranging for a new arrival. It's such an exciting time. We have a playpen, dog carrier plus a purse carrier, clothes, new grooming supplies, and tons of toys and stuff animals. We need to get a crate yet, plus there is a stuff animal I want to order that has a beating heart. The food information is so important. Because I have never had a Maltese before I have been reading a lot of books on raising Maltese and they do all mention the importance of watching for hyperglycemia. I love how you post and show pictures of the food and supplements you give the puppies, so helpful. If my husband and I are fortunate enough to be chosen to be parents of one of your little Angels I will definately be the main care giver since I am home 24/7. So we are prepared! Denise Vallier on Taking Puppy Home - Things To Consider Beforehand

Sally said...

3/9/18

Sally, as so many, I too have lost a dog that was the love of my life. The grieving process was difficult, really difficult. But I am so happy I allowed myself time to totally go through the grieving process, because now I know I am ready to open my heart unconditionally to a new love of my life wirh absolutely no expectations of him being like nor replacing my first doggie love. In fact, it's important to me that my new boy has his own unique personality, I can't wait to fall in love again! The puppy stage can be challenging, but I love this stage! What a time to bond, teach, and learn. I love your check list it is very helpful. The only thing I would add is getting a bottle of Score 10X it's a must for any new puppy parent. Not if, but rather when your puppy pees on the carpet after you have dabbed it up with a towel spray Score 10X on the area it totally elementates any residue and oder permanently. It even works on old pet stains/oders. Denise Vallier on Expectations When Getting A New Puppy

Sally said...

3/9/18

You are awesome Sally! What other breeder takes so many pictures and gives such intimate details to each parent. Your availability for help or questions before and after a parent brings home their baby is so helpful and nice. It is obvious you not only breed puppies but that you love these puppies and want only the best for them in your care and long after they go to their forever home. After having had a bad experience with another breeder in the past you have no idea how comforting this for new parents. on What To Expect From The Breeder After You Purchase A Puppy

Sally said...

3/9/18

Dear Sally, You are an angel. It's such a breath of fresh air to find someone like you who loves and cares for puppies, mommy and daddy's so intensely as you do. Your nursery is amazing, so immaculately clean and fun, what an glorious environment filled with love and toys to start a new life. Certainly those that are chosen to be parents to one of your babies will be truly bless. on Our Home Where The Puppies Are Bred & Raised

Sally said...

3/6/18

Wow, Sally thanks for the detailed information! We look forward to setting up special areas filled with all the necessities for a young puppy! Did not realize puppies experience hypoglycemia, glad you included a quick fix for that! Ashley experiences that as well with her diabetes, great to know to watch for the same signs! Joey Cardone and Ashley Hefton on Taking Your New Puppy Home - How To Care For Him Or Her

Sally said...

3/6/18

Sally, there is great information on this blog! We've helped with the family's Maltese while living at home, and it's great getting more information for ourselves! Especially for two people hoping to bring home our first pup together! We would so look forward to seeing pictures and updates on our little fur baby! You love them so much already and it will be wonderful to learn a little about them before bringing them to their new, loving home!! Thank you for being so open with communication and updates, it will feel like we're there watching them grow with you! Hoping to bring one home soon :), Joey Cardone and Ashley Hefton on What To Expect From The Breeder After You Purchase A Puppy

Sally said...

3/6/18

Bonding is important, going hand and hand with attachment. When having a newborn, its the same. Mother and father bonding with child. As a child gets older the experiences he had as a baby to a child to a teen, to an adult. All started as bonding with your parents. I do think with puppies they seem to do the same thing. Bonding with their caregiver, sharing a connection of trust, socializing, development and security to make them be their own personality when growing up. You had some good ideas in this blog, Sally, that was awesome. thank you. Tim and Jane Vaughn on Developing Attachment: A Bond For Life

Sally said...

3/6/18

We love all the pictures of the dogs!It is very clear that they are well loved and taken care of, their areas are very clean and they obviously have plenty of toys and attention! We especially like the food dishes that cannot be tipped! Great way to make sure they're not spilling their water when they get excited!(especially during summer!) Joey Cardone and Ashley Hefton on Our Home Where The Puppies Are Bred & Raised

Sally said...

3/6/18

Thank you Sally, for bring this up. I never realized that would happen with puppies. I never experienced it with my other dogs. This is so interesting and informative. Good to have this on your blog if future problems come up. And its so visual, easy to do. Thank you for so much information. Tim and Jane Vaughn on Puppy At New Home - Won't Eat - What Can I Do?

Sally said...

3/6/18

I really appreciate the fine photo's, shows softness, comfort and security for Baby. Just like bringing home a newborn, we would do the same thing. A new parent may feel overwhelmed with a new puppy in their lives. If we take the time needed to LOVE, CUDDLE, and TRAIN. Take one day at a time. All stress will be filled with Love, devotion, and trust. Don't let anyone or anything take your JOY!!!Thank you Sally, for all you do. This is surely a learning experience. Tim and Jane Vaughn on Taking Your New Puppy Home - How To Care For Him Or Her

Sally said...

3/6/18

Wonderful information Sally. We are so excited to start preparing our home for our new puppy to be comfortable and safe in. You have been so helpful in sharing these blogs. License, microchip, yes been through that. Coming home from picking up baby, yes I'll need something like you suggested. Have to read all these blogs again and again. Appreciate your expertise. Thank You!!! Tim and Jane Vaughn on Taking Puppy Home - Things To Consider Beforehand

Sally said...

3/6/18

Thank you Sally, what you say is true. I've experienced the death of a few of my animals. I still after so many years ago tear up thinking of my beloved pets.I don't expect the new puppy to take the place of my devoted, passed on older dog. He's his own personality. Love the checklist you included. Patients, you have to take one day at a time to train the new puppy. Love, cuddle and play, he will come around. Thank you for the information. Tim and Jane Vaughn on Expectations When Getting A New Puppy

Sally said...

3/6/18

Sally, you are truly Blessed. You are so good with your puppies. I'ts wonderful to hear from other parents on your blog. Each having such an experience to share. We love how you get involved with the parents of each puppy, calling and photos and even becoming a dear friend of the the parents. We are soooooo excited we found you. We are especially excited about getting a little Angel soon. SO EXCITED!!!!! Tim and Jane Vaughn on What To Expect From The Breeder After You Purchase A Puppy

Sally said...

3/5/18

Again, great info Sally! Most of us who have gotten a puppy in the past have had to seek out and try to sort out this information on our own. Great to have a place to go to get information based on your experience and expertice. Joe and Ronna Cardone on Taking Your New Puppy Home - How To Care For Him Or Her

Sally said...

3/5/18

Cute photos as usuall Sally. Your home looks wonderful and you spoil (love) your babies like we do our Sputnik. Love the fact that the pens are immaculate and they look like a babies nursery! Like the memory foam idea and think I will get Sputnik one. My Maltese's are always looking to find the softest spot possible and "fluff" everything alot before they lay on it. Joe and Ronna Cardone on Our Home Where The Puppies Are Bred & Raised

Sally said...

3/5/18

Have you recently lost a furry family member? Please read my story. We lost our beloved Zoey in May of 2017. She was nine years old and she was a member of our family her whole life. Our hearts were absolutely torn apart. We felt the only way to be happy was to get another dog to love and be part of our family. I picked up our baby Maltese, Libby, in August when she was eight weeks old. I was expecting a dog (like Zoey) that I could sleep with and that would take naps in my lap. Instead, our puppy couldn't sit still for five seconds!!! She was constantly licking, biting, chewing and having accidents EVERYWHERE!!! It was very difficult and disappointing to say the least! But, we kept with it. The biggest disappointment was I didn't love Libby like I did Zoey. I still tear up everyday when I think about my lost furry baby. She left a tremendous hole in my heart! Getting Libby has in no way eased the pain. I've still had to go through the grieving process. A broken on Expectations When Getting A New Puppy

Sally said...

1/27/18

When I first came to visit my baby, Sally was so sweet to me! I held my new baby for the first time, and I just cried! She was so beautiful! I came to visit at least once a week. Sally always made me feel very welcome! It is very easy to see right off how much she loves her dogs. I knew my new baby was taken well care of! The frequent photos were wonderful, they helped me get through to the next visit. She was always there for me by phone. Sally is definitely the best breeder I have ever met!!! My baby is now four months old. She is absolutely gorgeous! At her first veterinarian visit with me, the vet was shocked she was only nine weeks old because her coat was so thick and lush. She received a clean bill of health! I am so happy I have found Sally. She has been and continues to be so helpful and a great friend! on What To Expect From The Breeder After You Purchase A Puppy

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it isn’t all puppies and rainbows. Sometimes people may get “post-puppy depression”. I wanted to post this so other people who are going through the same thing, know they’re not alone and there’s nothing wrong with them. YOU ARE NOT A HORRIBLE PERSON, many people go through a period like this, just do a quick google search…some people have it longer than others. I consider my puppy very "easy": he's friendly, open and tolerant and even with this perfectly behaved, beautiful little one, I went through a little bit where I was mourning the loss of my freedom. I'd look out the window and saw beautiful summer days passing me by: the kayaks were sitting on our dock with the river and mountains calling my name, the hammock was swaying in the breeze, I was craving Haagen-Dazs’s Dulce de Leche, the yard was beginning to look neglected and my tan fading. I also wasn’t eating my usual diet and instead, relying on instant noodles and coffee, not enjoying fresh summer produce and homemade lemonade. I wished I was anywhere else, except inside...not away from my puppy, mind you, just out doing things/living life WITH him. I never resented my puppy, but I did question if I had thought things through thoroughly enough. All the neurotic fretting over all the potential for him to get sick or hurt….is he eating enough?—is he too hot?—is he too cold?—will he be ok if I leave the house to grocery shop?—is this safe for him to eat?—are the hawk eyeing him through our window?--did I remember to wash that new toy before I gave it to him?—and then when we did go out, all the puppy accoutrements I had to bring to make ME feel like he was safe and I was prepared for anything…and having to tell people “no, you can’t touch my puppy, he’s too little still” and being met with frowns and looks of disapproval. Yes, neurotic!


And it lasted for longer than I would have like, but it passed.


But a really great ritual was discovered during that time: puppy-play-sessions on the floor. I mean serious play sessions, where it's ALL about playing with the baby. You take your glasses off and you're not worried about messing up your clothes or the living room looking like a tornado hit it...a glass of wine (or two) is optional, but totally not necessary, because the puppy kisses and love and bonding come easy! It's a perfect remedy for any time you're feeling down, or even if your frustrated with your pup. 20 minutes later and I'm feeling pretty good again and we've renewed/reinforced our bond.

Robin Till said...

Sally is a breeder above and apart from others. I personally have never heard of someone like her. Her Maltese Angels have a whole large separate room in her house that is totally devoted to them; just like Sally is. Their houses (kennels) are clean and full of toys. Each Angel is well fed, beautifully groomed and full of joyful self confidence. Having been allowed to meet the Moms and Dads, I was able to see first hand how much they love Sally and life. I was also able to see Angel Lila with her new babies. Lila and the babies are healthy and strong. Sally is a treasure trove of information regarding how to take care of Angel Babies and is delighted to share. I am confident that when I am able to bring a Maltese Angel Baby home, both the baby and I will be well prepared for the journey. Thank you so very much Sally!