Puppies are marked as they are spoken for with "pending" and with the potential buyers initials. Pups marked with that label are waiting for the deposit (5 days maximum, except west coast & Alaska, which could take longer, 7 days). Once the deposit is received, the chosen pup will be marked "SOLD". This is also for the buyer, so they know their deposit has been received. All deposits are non-refundable but transferable. In the case of illness or death of the chosen puppy, the deposit is transferable to another available pup or to a later litter owned by the same breeders/kennel. However, should you change your mind before the pup is 4 weeks old, you can choose one that has not been spoken for. We reserve the right to decline the sale of a pup after a deposit is received for any reason deemed in our or the puppy's best interest (deposit will be returned in that case).