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frequently asked questions

  • Do you have a waitlist?
    We DO NOT have an active waitlist. Our waitlists open once our pups are born, and we know the health and well-being of each pup. Waitlists are only opened for specific litters. In other words, if you want a puppy from Sperri x Adonis's litter, only apply to that specific litter when the waitlist is opened. This is done, so we only accept as many applications as we have puppies, as new situations arise and continually change for our pups and your needs. The best way to stay informed of openings in our waitlist, future litters, and other important updates is by subscribing to our email list. Click here to be redirected.
  • Do you offer breeding rights?
    Each of our pups are placed as pets without breeding rights (legally binding alteration contract). If you interested in a pup with breeding rights from our Olive & Co. Boston line please email us at info@oliveandcobostonterriers.com for more information.
  • How much do your puppies cost?
    We do not use a scaled pricing list like others that will charge more for certain colors or sex of puppies. We view all of our puppies as equals regardless of color, sex, or markings. For this reason, we have a set price of $2400 for all of our puppies. licensed veterinarian perform an Initial Health Assessment of the Puppy within 5 days of transfer of the Puppy Our price includes the following: • Florida vet-issued health certificate • One year health guarantee • AKC registration • Vet wellness appointments until they are 8 weeks old • Age-appropriate blood test panels • Vet health screening • Fecal test • Deworming • Dewclaw removal • Age-appropriate vaccinations • Upbringing and socialization • Microchip • 24-hour care, health, genetic testing, food, and vet visits for parents
  • Do you offer a health guarantee along side your contract and health certificate?
    At Olive & Co. Boston Terriers, we are confident that our puppies will be healthy and happy when we send them home with you. We breed with the love of the Boston in mind and we want you to be as comfortable purchasing one of our puppies as we are selling them to you. All of our puppies will come home with a 1 year health guarantee that is detailed in our final contract.
  • What type of testing do you have done on your puppies before they are ready to go home?
    Each puppy receives a physical exam that includes an examination of the auscultate heart and lungs, body temperature, pulse and respiration, sensory exam of the ears, eyes, nose, and throat, and oral assessment, abdominal organ palpitation, skin, coat, and weight assessment, neuro/musculoskeletal exam, and intestinal parasite screening. Our vet (who has two Boston's of his own) is thorough and will NOT issue a health certificate for a pup, knowing that he/she is sick or didn’t pass his/her examinations. Our adults have also gone through the same extensive testing. In addition, we also test our breeding adults for several other genetic Boston specific issues such as JHC (juvenile hereditary cataracts) to ensure we are only bettering our favorite breed. We DO NOT breed solely for profit. Our objective has always been, and will always remain, to provide our future Boston parents with a healthy, loving, and aesthetically pleasing puppy.
  • What does my puppy come home with?
    Your pup will go home with a folder that contains: your health certificate to give to your vet within 5 days of pickup, microchip that can be registered at found.org, puppy birth certificate, and any medical records. We like to throw in some goodies too.
  • What should I have ready at home for when our new pup comes home?
    • A crate for crate training • Hard toys for chewing • Treats for training • A warm squishy bed that can be easily washed • Pee pee pads to put down in front of back door for potty training • Dog bowls • Puppy food you'll be giving them food twice a day • Lots of love and patience! Come read our blog here to see which products we highly recommend and/or check out our tab "Shop for your puppy" for links to the products we use daily and love!
  • Our puppy is home! What should we expect?
    Overwhelming love and joy sprinkled with frustration. Getting to know each other is new, exciting, and tough at the beginning, you’ll get the hang of it though don’t worry. Expect lots of accidents and chewed up belongings. Just remember to have an abundance of patience and to never hit or strike your new puppy.
  • Will our pup be potty trained?
    Our pups go home litter trained. They are aware that there area is for sleeping and playing not for potty. We introduce them to the concept of going outside to potty, but they are not potty trained at this age. The goal at this age is to instill good habits and build a loving bond with your pup. It typically takes 3-4 months from the day of birth for a puppy to be fully house trained, but some puppies may take up to a year depending on the consistency of their potty training. They are already accustomed to a crated area, making the transition easier, but will still have accidents. We suggest adding a divider into the crate where there is only enough space to sleep and nothing more. The rule of thumb when crate training, their age is how long they can hold their bladder e.g. 2 months old = 2 hours. When they are 12-14 weeks old you can start full potty training. Here are our tips to potty train your new pup quickly. • Take your puppy outside frequently, at least every two hours, but really on the hour is ideal. • Always take them out immediately after they wake up, during and after playing, and after eating or drinking • Pick a bathroom spot outside, and always take your puppy (on a leash) to that spot • Reward your puppy every time they eliminate outdoors
  • Will my puppy be on a special diet?
    We have our pups on "Wholehearted" grain free puppy food. We find the ingredients in the food superior to most pebble food. Nothing needs to be done to their food as they are already accustomed to hard pebbles. Although we prefer our pups to eat a RAW diet we realize that sometimes its not feasible for most. If you wish to transition to a raw diet please head to our blog titled "The new dog parents' guide to clean eating" or click here.
  • This is the first time we are adopting a puppy from a breeder. What should we expect?
    COMMUNICATION. That is key for us. We have had to wait for our pups, too, and always wanted more updates, videos, and photos. We created our social platforms (Instagram and Facebook), so you always remain informed and aware. Picking a breeder is like picking your doctor or wedding photographer. They need to understand you as much as you need to understand them. We are most active on Instagram; you can find us at the following link! https://www.instagram.com/oliveandco._bostonterriers/
  • What is considered a Large Boston Terrier?
    Boston Terriers come in three weight classes: • small (under 15 pounds) • medium (15 - 19 pounds) • large (20 + pounds) Small, medium, and large does not refer to their over all weight but to their muscle and mass.
  • How do I know if a breeder is a puppy mill or a scam?
    • If you are local to the breeder and they refuse to let you meet their pups in person or at minimum show you by Facetime/Zoom their area or kennel where the pups are being brought up or kept. Although now more than ever for both health and safety concerns they may not allow you into their home. Regardless though they should at bare minimum provide some type of live video, Zoom, Skype, Facetime, etc... • They are not asking you many questions or have an “I don’t care” attitude • Not addressing your questions or concerns. • Lack of communication • Doesn’t, at minimum, provide a puppy application. • If you can click “add to cart” and pay for a puppy online. • If they ask for deposits before the puppies are even born. They can't guarantee you a pup. • Ask for a deposit before you have even seen in person or through Facetime/Zoom your pup. • Their pups live in outdoor cages with nothing to protect them from the outside elements, or if they live inside permanent cages that they can't ever leave to see the light of day and are forced to defecate in theses cages instead of outdoors. • Looks too good to be true! Yes, there are responsible breeders like ourselves that happen to be professional photographers. Still, we provide continuous coverage of our pups through social media platforms and our photos remain consistent 🔑. At the end of the day, listen to your gut. Scammers are everywhere including the AKC and other platforms, not just on craigslist.
  • What does AKC stand for and what does it mean for me?
    AKC stands for American Kennel Club. The AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health, and training information for dogs. Your new pup is a pre-registered purebred Boston Terrier with a pedigree to back her/him. BUT AKC papers DO NOT guarantee their quality, that is up to the breeder who holds the registration.
  • Why should my puppy be registered under the AKC?
    Your breeder is your puppy’s recorded owner until you complete the registration process. Registration also helps the AKC and its affiliates do so many things for dogs everywhere. Including but not limited to Canine Health Research, Lost Dog Recovery, Kennel Inspections and Pet Disaster Relief. It provides lifetime access to essential AKC resources and services.
  • What happens if I can no longer keep my pup?
    Sometimes life happens and you just can't change your circumstances. If this situation arises, PLEASE CONTACT US. We will gladly take our pup back, no questions asked.
  • What are your terms and conditions?
    At Olive & Co. Boston Terriers, we take the responsibility of selling puppies very seriously. Our terms and conditions are designed to ensure the well-being of our puppies and to protect our customers. This includes guarantees for the health of the puppy upon purchase, information on the care and feeding of the puppy, and a commitment to responsible breeding practices. We also provide a contract that outlines the rights and responsibilities of both the buyer and seller, as well as our policies on returns and refunds. Additionally, we require potential buyers to undergo a screening process to ensure that they are prepared to provide a loving and suitable home for one of our Boston Terrier puppies. We are committed to the ethical and humane treatment of dogs and strive to find the best possible homes for our puppies. Click below to see our terms and conditions.
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