Bear Creek Maltipoo

Prices & Holding Fees 
as of 10/01/18

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​​​I do not typically price my puppies until they are about 2-4 wks. old unless I feel fairly confident about approximate adult size. Prices are determined based on sex, color, size and age.  I reserve the right to adjust prices higher or lower (before they have been reserved) depending on what I feel the value of the puppy is. 

Why are tiny puppies so expensive?  The mom to these tiny babies is typically quite small and only has 1-2 puppies per litter.  It costs a lot of money to feed premium dog food and keep these tiny ones in tip-top shape to provide you with a healthy puppy!  When I do have tiny puppies, they require lots of TLC, sometimes including tube feeding, ICU care, IV fluid care, etc.  It's a 24/7 job to get a tiny puppy to thrive.  In addition, really tiny puppies need to remain with me longer than the larger puppies.  Essentially TIME = MONEY.  How much is your time worth?  

My prices reflect the quality of my breeding, which includes health testing, knee and cardiac OFFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) certification on every parent as well as the commitment I have to these breeds in terms of time and financial investment, my continual improvement of breeding stock, and the care and concern I have for each of my Maltipoo, Shih Poo and Mal Shi puppies, their parents, and the puppies' new owners.  As an experienced Maltipoo, Shih Poo and Mal Shi breeder in Arkansas, I am committed to raising a quality 1st generation puppy that will become a special part of its' new family. I am happy to be a continual source of knowledge for you, not only before your  Maltipoo, Shih Poo or Mal Shi puppy comes home, but for the many years after as well.​

Here is a list to give you a basic guideline on my prices (does not include shipping, if needed):

Standard colors of Cream, Apricot, Black and Sable are $1800 and up depending on size.  Less common or exotic colors such as Chocolate and Merle are $2200 - $2500.

Toy (6-10 lbs.) ......................................   $ 1800 - $2000

Tiny Toy (under 6 lbs.)..........................  $ 2000 & up

*Breeding rights for my purebred puppies will be more.

Please go to the Priority Waiting List or Puppy News page and click on the green Puppy Application button to complete an application first.  Once you are approved, we can move forward to accepting your holding fee.

To reserve your new puppy, I require a NON-REFUNDABLE holding fee of $300 be placed towards the purchase price of your chosen puppy.  While these fees are non-refundable, they are transferable to another puppy or litter.  The non-refundable fee can be made by the following methods:

​(1)  U.S. Postal Money Order.  When you choose this method of payment, you should also choose to mail it through delivery confirmation or a method of being able to track your money order.  Please email, text or call the tracking number to me.  This assures me that payment has been sent and I will then mark "sale pending" on your puppy.  Once payment has been received by me I will then mark your puppy "adopted."  If making a final payment, allow adequate time for the U. S. Postal Service to deliver to me.  

(2)   Money Gram wire transfer is available online at, Wal Mart (in our town) and possibly other businesses in your area.

​(3)  CASH app - this app uses your debit card and charges no fees.  I can send you an invitation via text as well as a request for your holding fee.  You will complete the transaction all without disclosing your debit card information to me.

​(4)  Cashier's check from your bank.  Usually a small fee is incurred.

(5)  Credit card - must add 3.5% of amount you are paying to cover fees.

(6)  Venmo - no fees

I will accept a personal check for your holding fee only AND if the pup is 4 weeks of age or younger.  However, I do not accept personal checks for final payment.

I will not ship a puppy before final payment is received.

Please note that puppy holding fee is NON-REFUNDABLE if the buyer changes their mind!