If you have questions that aren't answered here, please feel free to contact us.  We welcome your inquiries at any time.

1) What is your adoption process?

 Puppies are posted here with the anticipated date that they will be available for adoption.  We welcome visitors at any time if you want to personally pick out your puppy, or if you want to meet any of our parent pups to wait for a specific litter.  We do not require an application, we only ask that you have a veterinarian lined up and ready to care for your new puppy.  

2) What vaccinations will my new puppy have? 

Your puppy will have every veterinarian recommended vaccination for his/her age at the time of adoption.    

3) Will my new puppy be AKC registered?

All of our puppies come with the AKC Puppy Protection Package, which includes AKC limited registration.

(Full registration is available with an additional fee).


4) Will my new puppy be microchipped?

Yes, all puppies are automatically microchipped through your AKC Puppy Protection Package.  


5) Will my new puppy have dew claws?

No.  We have made it standard practice to remove dew claws on all of our puppies.

6) How much will my new puppy cost?

We determine prices for each litter based on the breed and the specific needs of the mom and her pups.  The average range for our pups is $800 - $2,000.  Prices are inclusive of sales tax and your AKC Puppy Protection Package.  For exact prices, please contact us directly.

7) What is the AKC Puppy Protection Package?

The AKC Puppy Protection Package includes: 

  • AKC ​Limited Registration
    • *AKC Limited Registration protects the breeding program at Big Star and also enables us to defer minimal cost to dog owners adding a pet to their family.  Raising family pets is Big Star's primary objective.  Limited Registration does restrict the ability to register offspring of your animal.  If you intend to breed your dog, AKC Full Registration can be awarded with an additional $500 fee. 
  • AKC Reunite Microchip Enrollment and lifetime pet recovery service
  • Lifetime Live Phone Support from AKC Dog Trainers (AKC GoodDog! Helpline)
  • AKC New Puppy Handbook
  • AKC Family Dog magazine – 1 year subscription
  • Complimentary first office visit at a veterinary practice listed with the AKC Veterinary Network
  • AKC Pet Insurance Trial Plan. (Activation is required)

8) Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, Big Star Kennel accepts major credit cards, as well as check and cash payment.

9) Can my new puppy be delivered to me?

We are happy to work with you to determine the best route to deliver your puppy.  We try to deliver by ground when possible, but we can accommodate delivery by air if necessary.  When you contact us to inquire about our puppies, please let us know where you reside so delivery options can be shared.