Best Poodle Puppies

Adoption Policy/Procedures:


If you want a puppy please inform Atlas that you would like to place a hold on a puppy. We will send an invoice for 50% of the puppy's adoption fee. That invoice will be due within 24 hours of the invoice being sent unless another date/time has been agreed upon. That is as long as Atlas will guarantee to hold the puppy. If you wait longer than that, you might get lucky and another buyer will not jump in 'behind you. However, if another buyer speaks for the puppy and it has been over 24 hours, Atlas will cancel the invoice and send the new customer an invoice to purchase. Please understand, we will not do this if you just contact us and let us know what is going on!  But if we don't hear from you, we are forced to believe that you are no longer interested and must move on to the next buyer. I put this on our site so everyone to understand exactly what happens, b/c I sure hate disappointing customers!! We promise to uphold our end of the deal 100% of the time. 


Deposit Amount - We understand that 50% of the purchase price can be quite scary for customers. That is why we take credit cards!! You have protections offered by credit card usage to help appease your fears on dealing "on the net" with people "you dont know". This is very scary indeed!! We offer use of credit cards via Square invoicing or Paypal invoicing so you can use a method of payment that you feel comfortable with! As for the amount of the deposit, while it may seem steep, please understand that we have had customers cancel many weeks after purchasing/holding a puppy, after we have turned away many many buyers. In one case, we even had the puppy neutered at the customer's request.  This surgery made him a bit harder to place in the future at the same adoption fee,  as he was a show quality puppy but at that point was unable to be bred!  We learned from these cases that deposits of $100 or $200 do not put enough "skin in the game" and people cancel because they don't have the remaining balance, simply decide not to purchase, go with another puppy, etc. At the end of the day, Atlas and the puppy loses on these "holds" , Atlas loses time and often money, while the puppy loses valuable socialization time with his/her new family. We want our puppies in their new families as soon as they can go home, so our deposit is set with this in mind. We feel that if you are truly wanting the puppy, and are actually able to afford both his/her purchase price and upkeep, then the 50% deposit should not prevent you from adopting.  The ability and willingness to cover this deposit adds to our security that we are placing this puppy in the home of a responsible family that truly wants him/her. And Remember the deposit is 100% refundable or transferable to another pup should the vet find anything wrong (we don't even take deposits until after all puppies second visit to the vet anyway, so they have already been cleared of all obvious genetic problems at the point of being put up for adoption. 


At Atlas we make every attempt to have our customers get exactly what they are looking for in their new family member. We do have waiting lists for both common and rare breed colors, but are always happy to add new customers to our lists. We make every effort to contact each customer as promised, should their dream puppy be born, sometimes within 24 hours of the birth!! 


If you are on a wait list please understand that all puppies are made available to the general public or new customers at 4 weeks of age, so if you are wanting to speak for a particular puppy you need to go through the adoption process prior to that to make sure you are able to add that puppy to your family!! 


Full papers versus Limited Registration - We ask that all of our puppies be spayed or neutered if we have not specifically addressed breeding potential of your puppy. I do not in any way judge those customers that wish to breed, but would ask that you do so in a responsible manner, which includes NOT breeding any dog with a known genetic issue. As a result, we do OFA testing on all our poodles, as well as genetic testing for PRA. If you plan to breed your puppy please discuss this with us, and we will consider FULL papers for your puppy. We do not charge extra, as some breeders do, as our puppies are all priced at their proper value which includes show quality puppies. Full AKC papers do not add quality or  value to the puppy, just as limited papers do not detract from the actual quality or value of the puppy. The puppies at Atlas are properly priced for their quality, color, pedigree, gender, and overall ability to show and/or eventually contribute to the breed as breeding poodles. We have introduced more than a few breeders to breeding dogs, but do ask that you go about breeding the right way, so you have healthy puppies and happy families at the end!! 


How to Proceed if you want to purchase a puppy


Please contact Susan as soon as you have made a decision about your new family member. She can either send you an invoice (it will include the contractual agreement within the invoice) through Square or Paypal.       You will need to do the following: 

               A) Pay 50% deposit within 24 hours via online payment through Square or Paypal and the remaining 50% at pickup or 24 hours prior to the puppy flying out o its plane.  This option is through Square payments or Paypal. ** PLEASE SEE PAYPAL USERS BLURB BELOW. 

              B) Pay 50% in person by personal check on a local bank at the time you choose your puppy. The final purchase amount must be paid in cash, certified check, cashiers check,money order, or via credit card to paypal or square. PLEASE SEE PAYPAL USERS BLURB BELOW. 


PAYPAL USERS PLEASE READ -  PAYPALcharges substantial fees to send money if you use certain forms of payment to pay Atlas. These fees are assigned to either you are us.  IF, however, you use a paypal balance or an electronic debit from your checking account, there is ZERO charge to either one of us!! However, if you choose to use a debit or credit card, paypal charges over 3%!  IF you need to use these forms of payment then you should assign yourself the fees. Simply put, Atlas should not be penalized because you choose to use a credit card. We know there are lots of wonderful benefits to using your credit card, such as rewards points, etc.  We want you to gain the benefits, but we cant be the one to fund these benefits. We hope you understand. If you were going to use a debit card, just change to checking account and put in your checking information. It is exact SAME account that it will be removed from and NO ONE has to pay fees. Credit cards will always charge, so just be sure to assign the fees to you, or ATlas will have to reinvoice you for the additional charges.