Due to some recent changes, I have had to adjust the prices of my litters.
My vet of 15 years, retired in Sept 2020, and it has been really difficult finding another vet to crop our puppies.
One of the best vets in the area is located in Delaware, Dr. Brittany Fiason.
I am not able to make the drive to Delaware (3+ hours each way) with the possibility of needing to stay in a hotel overnight while the litter is being cropped. Also, the vets I have contacted within a closer proximity are charging $800 to $1200 PER puppy to crop and have not provided examples of their work. This brings up a red flag for me and is very concerning. I think the prices they are charging is completely absurd, but seems to be the norm after calling around to several vets who crop.
1/24/21 I believe I have found a vet that I can work with, who provided post-op photos of a couple dogs she did and I was pleased at what I saw. Her prices are more reasonable and I plan to have her crop our next litter. March 2021.
With that, I must adjust the pricing of my puppies to reflect the costs and travel expenses that may occur with using this vet.
Natural eared puppies $2000
Cropped eared puppies $2500 (this could change and if more customers will be required to pay the additional costs)
Referrals - I will gladly refer customers who wish to save some money by having ears cropped themselves and avoid having to pay my travel expenses (gas, tolls, etc).
Be Smart -Anyone wanting to find a different vet to use for cropping, I advise you to request post-op photos of the work they have done in the past. Make sure you are happy with the crops they offer.
Ears do NOT make the dog, however, a shitty ear crop is definitely something you do not want. I want my customers to be proud to take their puppies everywhere they can. So, I advise anyone wanting to get cropping done themselves, to use the vet(s) I recommend or make sure the vet you are looking into can provide pictures of their previous work.