Why a Wait List?
Most of our puppies find their homes by people on our wait list. We like being able to take our time finding the best homes for our puppies between litters because that allows us more time to spend taking care of your puppy once they are already here. A wait list also helps our puppy families start preparing for their puppy's arrival far in advance. We find that this long-term planning benefits our puppies in the long run and it gives people more variety to choose from when you can choose from multiple future litters instead of just what is currently available. Occasionally, we have more puppies than people on the waitlist and you can see those on the "Available Puppies" page.
Windy City Pomskies Wait List
Thank you for considering Windy City Pomsky for the new addition to your family. Choosing a breeder to provide your long-term pet and family member is an important choice and we are honored that you choose us. Most of our puppies find their homes by people on our wait list. We like being able to take our time finding the best homes for our puppies between litters because that allows us more time to spend taking care of your puppy once they are already here. A wait list also helps our puppy families start preparing for their puppy's arrival far in advance. We find that this long-term planning benefits our puppies in the long run and it gives people more variety to choose from when you can choose from multiple future litters instead of just what is currently available. When we receive your deposit, you will be placed on our puppy waiting list. Your waiting list deposit will be used toward the purchase of a puppy. This is not a contract for purchase of a puppy. This is a deposit agreement to be put on our waiting list. This agreement is not valid until we have met in person or by live video chat.
Deposit is $500- This will go toward the final payment of your puppy.
Total cost will be $2500-$4500.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When do I get to choose my puppy?
Wait list priority is based on when we receive your deposit. "Pick Week" is no later than the 6th week after the puppies are born. We will provide this date early on after the puppies are born. Sometimes we start the process earlier if we have all the information needed to make informed decisions.(Information needed depends on what the buyer is looking for ex: Embark DNA results for breeding, Emotional Support Animal potential, overall body size, eye colors, fur length/texture and other criteria you may have). Once the first person on the list makes a choice, we will notify the next person on the list. We will go down the waitlist in order from1st Pick, 2nd Pick and so on. Some people choose very quickly, and others may take longer. Each person gets as much time as they need to make their official decision before moving on to the next.
What exactly happens on pick day?
On pick day, we can make arrangements for you to see the puppies in person in a safe controlledenvironment,oryoucanrelyonvideochat,pictures,videosandourpersonalrecommendationswhenit comes time for you to make your final choice. If you will be coming here on pick day, we will contact you as soon as the person ahead of you has made their decision and we will schedule your in person visit for the next soonest available time. Pick day often turns into pick week when we have a lot of in person visits, and that’s ok! We love being able to meet you in person and we think that being able to choose your puppy in person allows you to see which one you have the most chemistry with and sometimes the puppy chooses YOU. We just ask that you be flexible and patient until your turn comes and we will do our very best to accommodate everyone’s needs.
Do I have to pay for my puppy on pick day?
No, your final payment is not due until it is time to take your puppy home.
What are my options when it’s my turn to pick?
Each person on the wait list has the choice of picking from the available puppies or to choose to wait until the next litter. Our wait list is just a rolling list that is not specific to any particular litter. Most people choose a puppy when it is their turn to pick, but we may have one or two that decide to pass for various reasons. Windy City Pomsky always reserves the right to first pick, but we do not keep a puppy from every litter we produce. Our spot is always included in the wait list count.
Why would someone choose to pass when it is their turn to pick?
There are lots of reasons why someone may choose to pass on their turn to pick out a puppy when their turn comes up on the list. The most common reason is that timing is just not right for them at the moment. Life happens and we understand that your personal circumstances may change from the time that you sign up for the wait list to the time that it is actually time to choose a puppy. Moving, new jobs, new babies, personal relationships and other pet’s needs may require your immediate attention at the moment, and we do not want to force you to bring home a puppy when the time is not right for you. Sometimes people have a particular litter that they would like to receive a puppy from and they signed up to go on the list early to get one of the first picks of their preferred litter. Another possibility is that you may not like the choices of puppies you are presented with when it is your turn to pick and we want you to LOVE your choice. Talk to us about your dream puppy and we will be very honest with you about what we are expecting in our upcoming litters. The more you communicate with us, the better we can match you to the perfect puppy for your home, lifestyle and personality.
How long can I keep passing on litters?
Up to three years. If you still are declining available puppies after three years, you come off our list and lose your waiting list place. You can resend a new deposit and start over.
Can I get a refund on my deposit if I do not find a puppy that I want to take home?
A deposit is only refundable if we cannot offer ANY available puppies within 14 months (about two heat cycles).We typically have about 6 litters a year, so this is highly unlikely. We like to tell people that if you are sure that you would like us to be your breeder, sign up as soon as possible to have the most options when it comes time to picking puppies. If you are not 100% sure that you want us to be your breeder, that is completely fine and you should shop around more until you find the best fit for what you are looking for. Adopting a puppy is a huge decision that you should not take lightly. Do your research and make sure you are 100% onboard to adopt one of our puppies at some point in the future. We are happy to answer all of your questions until you feel comfortable with your decision.
What happens after I choose my puppy?
Once a puppy is chosen, we will send you the official purchase contract for your puppy that both the buyer and seller will sign. (You should receive a purchase contract template before signing this document as a preview. Please ask for a copy if you have not received it). Then you wait until the puppy is 8 weeks old and ready to be taken home.
What happens to the puppies that do not get chosen by the waitlist?
Once everyone on the wait list has made their decisions, any remaining puppies available will be sold to the public.
When are payments due?
Payment must be made in full by the time you pick up or receive your puppy. Payment may be made in person on pick up day as well if using a method that does not have a processing time delay. The puppy will not leave our house until they are paid for in full.
If Signed On 07/17/2022, Your Number on the Wait List: 4 (If signing later, please ask for update)
Please Initial Statements Below:
___I have done research on the Pomsky breed as well as on the breeds they are made up of.
___I will provide a government issued ID to prove I am who I say I am. (Driver’s License, Passport or State issued Photo ID)
___I understand that even through careful selective breeding for desirable traits, the puppy will acquire traits from both the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian sides of its ancestry and that every puppy has a different combination of these traits.
___I will always make sure my Pomsky is secured by a fenced yard, or a leash controlled by a responsible and able bodied person.
___I understand that this breed is part Siberian Husky, and that Siberian Huskies are bred to pull heavy sleighs through the snow. While Pomskies are smaller and tamer, they are still strong, fast and have endless endurance for exercise. The more age-appropriate physical and mental activity you give them, the better behaved they will be.
___I understand that Pomskies are prone to running away if not secured. They are master escape artists and may learn to escape from their crates and even unlock doors. I am committed to making sure my puppy will be always secured and to use extra measures if they learn how to get out of their current enclosure because I understand they will continue to do it once they learn how.
___This puppy is a companion animal only and will not be used for breeding purposes. I agree to sign the spay and neuter contract.
___I will include my dog as part of the family, allowing both indoor and outdoor time with my dog.
___I will provide regular vet check-ups, immunizations as needed and care by a vet as needed.
___I will NEVER tie my dog up with a chain or rope or other device that restricts his movement and leave him unattended.
___I am aware of the care, money and time that is necessary in raising a Pomsky
___I have read through the Puppy Purchase Contract and am comfortable with purchasing a puppy from Windy City Pomsky when the time comes.
___I know what number I will be on the wait list in relation to everyone else and I am aware of the litters I will be choosing from.
I will provide training to produce a sound and obedient dog. Never with harsh or corporal punishment. They learn easily and want to please.
____I will never leave my dog at a shelter or rescue. If I can no longer care for my dog and cannot find a suitable new home with family or friends, he/she will be returned to Windy City Pomsky under all circumstances.
The “Fine Print”
Buyers must understand that a breeder cannot guarantee the results of any breeding. Most pairings result in a litter, but some may not. If you are on a waiting list, and a pairing results in a litter, you will receive a puppy if there are enough puppies to meet your requests and of those ahead of you on our waiting list. If there are not enough puppies born to a litter, your position moves up on the list, and you will be offered a puppy from an available litter in the future after those ahead of you on the list are offered a puppy. It is important to remember that litters have varying gender counts, so we cannot guarantee you a certain gender on any upcoming litter. If we cannot provide your requested puppy gender, you are moved up on the list as described above and put on a future litter list. If you are open to either gender, this helps your ability to receive a puppy sooner. We will try to meet your litter preference request or gender preference whenever possible. Wait list priority is based on the date we receive your deposit. We reserve the right to 1st pick of any litter we produce.
We have years of experience matching puppies with their perfect homes. Every puppy has a different personality just like humans do. If we feel that you have chosen a puppy that does not coincide with your lifestyle and your intended care of the puppy, we have the right to refuse your choice. As a breeder, we have reserved the right to exercise or not exercise a purchase contract all the way up to pick up time when we sign a puppy contract.
The puppy that you pick will change as the puppy develops into an adult. Your adult dog will be based on how you train and care for your puppy. Being choosy about the puppy at pick time will not result in the perfect dog but being dedicated to training the puppy is most important. Training and loving the dog will help create a “special dog” for you and your family. We want our clients to understand that puppies are each unique and dynamic and need continued training as they grow. Great training most often results in a great pet. We cannot guarantee how your puppy will turn out as an adult, but we can guarantee that not training your puppy can result in an unruly or difficult adult.
I, , understand and agree to the above terms for my waiting list deposit for a puppy from Windy City Pomsky
Buyer Signature: _______________________________ Date: _______________________
Seller Signature: _______________________________ Date: _______________________