About Browns Babies
17 years ago I became addicted to 4 paws and fur. I know that sounds crazy but any animal lover would know exactly what I mean. Dogs and puppies became my passion. I got to be a stay-at-home mom raising my 3 sons and was going a little stir-crazy as I had always worked. So Edward and I thought some company of a dog would help and well need I say more. I just fell in love with it and began my journey. The kids loved my home and we loved what we built as a family. 17 years later and still love every minute of raising the perfect puppies to add to so many families. The smiles have been endless and just melt our hearts.
This is who makes it all happen
Owner / Breeder
Owner / Breeder
Dr. Scott Elliot
Edward and I have always strived to keep our pricing as competitive as possible and pride ourselves to be able to offer our Browns Babies at the best price we possibly can. Below is our standard rate for different breeds offered:
$2500 TO $3500 — Cavapoo Puppies
$1500 TO $2000 — Maltipoo Puppies
$1500 — Shihpoo Puppies
$2000 — Poodle Puppies
A $200 deposit is required to reserve a puppy. This can be done via Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay, or PayPal, whichever you are most comfortable with however balance is due in CASH at puppy pick-up. All puppies are still available until a deposit is received. The $200 deposit might seem like a lot to you, but please remember the deposit applies toward the total price of your puppy. Plus, we want to make sure you are as serious about your puppy as we are about giving you the best experience possible.
*This rarely happens, but we reserve the right to return deposits for any reason with prior notification.
Browns Babies does not offer a waiting list. We get numerous inquiries daily to be able to keep up with so many folks. We are asked from time to time “How long will I need to wait to get my puppy?” The answer is as soon as you see them on my site I am ready for reservations and then my veterinarian Dr. Scott will examine each pup and give me the ok. The typical pick-up time is around 8 to 10 weeks of age and within a week of posting and reservations.
You can rest easy that once your deposit has been paid, I will make sure you are able to pick up your new puppy at the first available date. (Friday's and Saturday's that is of course as preferred)
PICK-UP / DELIVERY
We do not ship our puppies under any circumstances, however, we are not opposed to you flying in, renting a car, and then flying in the cabin with our babies back to your home. :)
We always love when you can pick up your puppy directly from Edward and me here at our home. I certainly understand that there may be circumstances that make this especially challenging or even impossible for you. When time permits we also offer delivery services and are able to travel up to 200 miles from our home for a competitive fee.
I believe the pick-up experience is made complete with an opportunity to meet your new Poos parents, Edward and myself. I want to have time to answer all of your questions, so please plan for at least 30 minutes on your pick-up date/time.
In regards to the payment of the final balance, we prefer Cash. You can hand your payment directly to me or Edward on Pick-Up Day.
If it has been a while since you've had a puppy (or maybe you are a first-time puppy parent), we encourage you to read over the resources I have shared as well as our Puppy Shopping List here.
When our puppies travel home with their forever families. More often than not, they are traveling long distances by car or on planes to get to their new homes. We regularly hear back from our families on how well their puppy did while traveling. We want to help ensure that every part of your trip to pick up your puppy is the great day you have waited for!
Choose how you plan to pick up your puppy below for an appropriate travel checklist for every part of your trip and exciting day with your new puppy.
DRIVING TO PICK UP MY PUPPY
Our puppies frequently travel home with their new families on long drives. Often your little puppy will be so excited to meet you that they tire themselves out and nap most of the way home! We want to help ensure that your trip to pick up your puppy becomes the great experience we have planned it to be for you! Before arranging your trip there are several things you may need to consider.
CHOOSE A CARRIER
Some families traveling by car prefer to wrap their puppies in a towel, carrying their puppy in their laps all the way home while others feel more comfortable using a small travel carrier in the car. Generally, our puppies end up sleeping most of the way home. (We wake them up early that morning and get them running around, they see you and are all excited. After all the excitement of meeting you, they are usually pretty tired!)
We recommend a 24"L x 18" W x 19" wire crate as a one-time purchase that they will never outgrow with a bath towel that can be washed in the event of motion sickness. That is very typical until they get on solid ground.
ITEMS FOR TRAVELING
If you are traveling a long distance, it's a good idea to have a small bowl and a water bottle along to give your puppy the opportunity to get a drink when you stop for potty breaks.
You can never go wrong with having a few paper towels handy!
A little toy in the carrier might also be a nice touch.
Check out our Puppy Shopping List where we share our favorite puppy items as well as information on the current dietary needs of your puppy. You may find it useful as it serves as a checklist of sorts as you prepare to bring your puppy home!
It is very easy for your puppy to contract a parasite on your way home. Puppies can get parasites simply from standing water, bird, animal, or insect feces, etc. Please use great caution as you maneuver through public places during your travel. Avoid grassy areas or dirty pavements. Also, be very wary of places where unvaccinated dogs may have been.
An easy solution could be to have a puppy pad with you. If your puppy needs a potty break, pop one in the back of your car, or lay it on a clean area of pavement and the puppy can safely relieve himself/herself on the puppy pad.
Yes, puppies can get car sick on the way home. (Please do not give your puppy food while traveling – that will make them quite nauseous!) However, if you have an exceptionally long drive (i.e. over 8 hours), a little food would be appropriate. Nausea is better than low blood sugar due to a lack of food.
Some other little tips are: ensure that the vehicle stays cool with good ventilation. Also, as you can, have his/her crate facing forwards as that can help with motion sickness.
FLYING IN AND OUT ON ONE DAY!
Some of our families chose to fly in and out on the same day! If you can, we would usually recommend choosing to stay in a local hotel overnight, but we also understand it can save on hotel costs and busy schedules! Just remember that leaving too short of a window between your arriving flight and your return flight can lead to unnecessary stress on a very happy day. So, if flying in and out on the same day is definitely a better option for you, we would recommend always allowing for a generous window of time!
If you choose to pick up your puppy and will need to make airline and/or hotel arrangements, please be sure to also purchase travel insurance. Your puppy's pick-up date is subject to your pup passing his/her final vet check.
Some airlines require USDA documentation/approval, as well as a document that states the puppy's date of birth and a current vaccination record.
Your puppy will be vet checked and have received all age-appropriate medications and vaccinations. We will have a vaccination record for you that you can provide to the airline / your vet at your puppy’s first appointment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN WILL I GET MY PUPPY?
Browns Babies does not have a waiting list. If your deposit has been paid in full, you should expect to be able to pick up your puppy within the week. The final release is dependent on our veterinarian approving your puppy to be sent home, but let's plan on a week! ;)
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR A PUPPY?
Cavapoos are $2500. TO $3500.
Maltipoos are $1500. TO $2000.
Shihpoos are $1500.
Poodles are $2000.
CAN WE VISIT?
Browns Babies is a privately owned, family breeder. We do doggie business on FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ONLY. If and when I have any available puppies and we are doing puppy pick-ups you are welcome at that time. Please understand as Covid has also become a reality for all of us, it is just no longer possible to accommodate the numerous requests for home visits. We do offer numerous photos, videos & FaceTime when available.
We do promise to keep you updated on your puppy via text message, provide pictures every 7 to 10 days, and work with you every step of the way until you meet your new family member! :)
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY PICK-UP DATE?
Once you have picked out your new puppy, we will schedule pick-up times for Fridays and Saturday's 12 noon to 5 central time
At this time, your puppy is 8 to 10 weeks old, and dependent upon the maturity of each pup determines when he or she is ready for their new family.
We can't wait to meet you and look forward to taking some pictures of you and your new puppy for the first time. Don't worry... Edward is great with a camera, and I look forward to walking you through every step of successfully integrating your new puppy into your home. This includes helpful information about vet visits, choosing a groomer, our Health Guarantee, tips on feeding and crate training, and even some CHEERIOs for the ride home. :)
Your puppy's Vaccination Record will be given to you with all the vaccinations and deworming medications and dates of administration your puppy has received thus far. We encourage you to give this record to your vet at your puppy's first appointment.
DO YOU SELL BREEDING RIGHTS?
Brown's Babies does not knowingly sell to breeders UNLESS you are able to make arrangements for Edward and I to visit your home and provide veterinarian references.
DO YOU OFFER DELIVERY OPTIONS?
We do not ship our puppies under any circumstances. We always love when you can pick up your puppy from our home, but we certainly understand that there may be circumstances that make this especially challenging or even impossible for you. Because of this, when time permits we also offer delivery services and are able to travel up to 200 miles of our home for a competitive fee.
WHAT WILL I NEED FOR MY PUPPY?
Edward and I want to make this first step as easy as possible. We are going to make sure you have all the travel supplies you need like a starter pack of food & treats, a harness & leash, familiar toys & comfort cloth to get you started! We recommend you review our Shopping List recommendations prior to arrival to make sure you are fully prepared for your pick-up date though.
WILL I RECEIVE A LIST OF VACCINATIONS THAT MY PUPPY HAS RECEIVED?
On Pick Up Day, you will receive your puppy's Vaccination Record which will have listed all age-appropriate vaccinations your puppy has received as well as the dates of administration. Also noted on the Vaccination Record will be the deworming medications your puppy may have received to date.
This Vaccination Record is designed for you to give to your vet at your puppy's first visit so that the next required vaccinations can be scheduled. Your vet will guide you from there for your puppy's continued health.
IS THERE A HEALTH GUARANTEE?
All of our puppies come with a one-year Health Guarantee. To read our full Health Guarantee, click here.
WHAT FOOD DO YOU RECOMMEND?
We highly recommend Purina Pro Plan - Chicken & Rice Puppy Formula. Oh and so does Dr. Scott.
WHERE WILL I PICK UP MY PUPPY?
You will pick up your puppy here at our home in Henagar, Alabama. The address will be provided to you. I just don't like listing it on the internet... YIKES!
WHY DON’T YOU LIST YOUR ADDRESS?
We are often asked for the address of Browns Babies, but please understand that is our home! We are unable to support unplanned drop-ins or visits. For this reason, you will be provided with our physical address when the time is right ;)
ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?