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None at this time!


I believe that at some point each dog here deserves the chance to no longer be part of a "crowd" and live out their remaining years as a wonderful pet. It's sad to have to tell that retired show dog, who loved being in the ring, that they have to stay home and to see their face as we pack up and take others out the door and leave them behind. Or see that girl that has always been the most wonderful mother, pine after a new litter that isn't hers. If I didn't place "retired" dogs, at some point I would be a hoarder and not be able to continue to breed and properly care for my dogs.
That in no way means it's easy! In fact, it's usually much harder than saying goodbye to a puppy. When a litter is born, I know that I am not keeping most of them or possibly any of them. However, the adults have most likely been born here and have been part of our lives for several years.  There is always a touch of sadness as they drive away, which is eventually followed by happiness when I hear how much they are loved and enjoyed by their new family.

Retired dogs are NOT free, cheap, or "first come, first served".

Unless otherwise noted, retired dogs are:
Dental cleaning with any needed extractions
Up to date on core vaccines
30 day happiness guarantee
1 year health warranty
Crate trained
Doggy door trained
Walk on a leash
Easy to groom
Will need some work for house training
Require a meet and greet from all interested families

Typically priced between $800-$1200 depending on the dog. If it is a young dog that has not officially entered the program yet, they will be priced similar to a puppy.

I determine the family that I think is the best fit for each retiree. They have all earned a bliss-filled retirement and I want to do my best to make the right match. While I prefer homes within Ohio in the event it's not the right match and they need to be returned, it is not a must as long as you are willing to do the meet and greet and understand you may have to make a second trip to come back if you are chosen. While my adult dogs are used to Irene, I typically will not place my older dogs with families that have multiple younger children under 10 years of age (visiting kids are fine but not full-time). If it is a single child I may make an exception but will need to see how they interact with dogs. Retired dogs are always offered to the Waitlist and previous Belle Vista owners before being offered to the public.

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