Animal Haus is a Christian, family run business.
Hello and welcome to my webpage. I am Robin Colley, owner of Animal Haus Kennel. This page is dedicated to letting you know about me and how I breed, raise, and take great care of my Chihuahuas and Ponies. I was raised on a farm and have spent my entire life caring for animals. I went on to pursue a job as a Veterinarian assistant right out of highschool (in 1975). I have been a breeder of beautiful chihuahuas for over 30 years now. I also used to show dogs for many years until my health forced me to quit. I became the mother of twins which originally stopped my showing career. Now that the girls are older, we are working on getting back into the ring. We hope to start showing again with a few of our promising puppies, if my health will permit it. I was also a professional pet groomer for almost 20 years. All of our animals are part of our family and we treat them as such. We strongly feel that no pet can learn any more or any less then the new owner takes time to teach them. We live on a small farm right on the Virginia/Tennessee border in the small town of Bristol, VA. Our animals are our entire life. Our biggest goal is to place each one into a loving, caring, proper environment with a loving family. We have placed puppies in homes all across the United States and also have two in Germany, one in England and one in Turkey, all of which came here to meet us in our home. We at NO time sell to petshops, puppy brokers, or puppy mills. I hope you enjoy your visit to our website.
Please note, Animal Haus Chihuahuas is not in any way affiliated with the many copy-cats on the internet. These include several pet shops and another chihuahua breeder. We do not know these people nor do we have any connection to them. We have had the name of Animal Haus for 30 years, a claim that many of these copy-cats cannot make. When making any correspondences with us, make sure that you are dealing with Robin Colley of Animal Haus Chihuahuas in VA and that you have found our website address: AHKennel.NET, not those of the copy-cats (which are "coincidentally" very similar. When you go to these sites, they proceed to direct you to another address).
Feel Free to Email Us at AHKennel@aol.com or AHKennel@gmail.com
We Breed for Sanity: All of our chihuahuas are first and foremost bred to have a bubbly, outgoing personality. We feel that their mental status and personality are the most important aspects of a quality chihuahua. Which is more important in your mind, beauty or brains? Although conformation is a major part of our breeding plan, an intelligent and loveable chihuahua is our top priority.
The Health of our puppies: Our main goal is to produce a healthy loving addition to your family. We do stand behind our puppies for soundness. At no time is any dog used for breeding that is not 100% sound. We strongly feel that the aggression level of this tiny breed can be eliminated through a careful and selective breeding program. Our main goal for over 30 years is to add a little ray of sunshine to your family and make life a little less lonely.
What We Think of Showing: However many of our chihuahuas are show quality, we do not advertise them as such. We strongly feel that every puppy deserves the right to be in a loving family environment. We do not object to these tiny companions being shown, we just feel the puppy deserves more of a family style of life, so our puppies are sold with a spay/neuter agreement. The altering (spay or neuter) of a pet leaves them ineligible for conformation showing. However, there are many wonderful and rewarding alternatives to conformation showing that you can compete with your puppy in, including agility and obedience competitions, as well as therapy work and visiting nursing homes.
ALL Puppies are sold with a Spay/Neuter agreement: Due to the overwhelming popularity of the "Taco Bell" craze and the "Paris Hilton" craze (and other tv and movie appearances), ALL puppies are being sold with a spay/neuter agreement. No exceptions. This is to cut down on people only wanting animals to supply the demand of these crazes. These people do not care for the well being of the animals they are producing and are only wanting money in their hand. There are many people like this throughout the Internet. We feel that these tiny animals deserve more then to be shoved in a cage and made to become a 'puppy factory'. They Deserve a home and a family with lots love!
Vaccinations and Socialization: No puppy is ever sold without having at least 2 sets of shots and being de-wormed. All puppies must be at least 8-10 weeks old before they will leave my home. Some, however, may need to stay longer depending upon size, depending upon their weaning process and their ability to eat solid food. All puppies are fully weaned, well socialized and raised with people, cats, and other pets and exposed to everyday household sounds (example: phones, vacuums, television, etc) because they are raised in our home. Socialization and exposure to household sounds are very important for a young puppy, as it gives them a proper start to becoming a wonderful companion. All puppies are given at least 2 shots with Duramune DA2PP + CvK "The Puppy Shot" before leaving our home. Older puppies receive their vaccinations at the appropriate intervals until they are placed into a new home or reach 6 months of age.
About Shipping: We do not ship our puppies. We simply feel that this tiny breed is too small to travel alone. We want to meet the perspective owners in person. Last but not least, we wish for the perspective owner to get to see the environment that the puppy was raised in. Although there are many people on the Internet who will ship, we believe that this is not a good ideal. Please read our "Buyer Beware" page for more information about shipping and breeders who ship. We believe that the perspective owner has the right to see and meet the environment the puppy was raised in and the people it was raised with.
Our Health Guarantee: We do give a written health guarantee. We give a 2 week viral guarantee. All puppies are given at least 2 shots with Duramune DA2PP + CvK "The Puppy Shot" before leaving our home. Older puppies receive shots at age appropriate intervals until they are placed into a new home or reach 6 months of age. Our puppies are also preventatively given dewormer medication at appropriate intervals. We also give a written 5 year guarantee against genetic defects (such as heart, lungs, etc., ) This is all with a replacement guarantee only. All transportation and veterinarian expenses are up to the new owner. I require that all genetic defects have written veterinarian documentation provided to me before a replacement is given.
What we provide: Your puppy comes to you full of love and personality. We also provide a sample of food, complete medical and health records, and a puppy pack- which includes coupons, a 'How to care for your puppy' book, instructions as to the future care of your baby, and much more. We also provide baby photos of your puppy as it has grown- a very special treat great for looking back at what a sweet little angel your puppy was. We also provide a baby blanket, several toys, and a bag of snacks and treats for your little one, these are all to help ease the puppies transition into a new home with familiar toys, treats, and scents from home. We are available at any time to aid you in any questions that you may have concerning one of our babies. Feel free to call at any time, day or night, if you have a problem or concern with one of our little ones. We only want what is best for the puppy and for you.
Where We Are Located
We are located in Bristol, Virginia, United States. Bristol is located on the borders of Virginia and Tennessee.
You may want to check out our Travel page for more information.
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Email Us at AHKennel@gmail.com
Notice: Our Primary email address was previously firstname.lastname@example.org, which we have used continuously for many years. However, due to a huge amount of complaints of people having difficulties in emailing AOL accounts, and difficulties in us responding to emails through aol, we have chosen to move to Gmail as our primary email account. We will continue checking and replying to our AOL mail, but we are trying to move to a more reliable email provider. If you have previously emailed us at our AOL address and we did not respond within a few days time, please send your letter to our new email address at email@example.com.
Animal Haus Chihuahuas is not in any way
affiliated with the many similar named organizations or
companies on the internet. These include several pet
shops and another chihuahua breeder, as well as a new
rescue group located in Florida. We do not know these
people nor do we have any connection to them. We have had
the name of Animal Haus for over 30 years, a claim that
many of these similar named companies cannot make. When
making any correspondences with us, make sure that you
are dealing with Robin Colley of
Animal Haus Chihuahuas in Virginia
and that you have found our
website address: AHKennel.NET, not
those of the copy-cats (which are
"coincidentally" very similar).