The State of Ohio has mandated that all dogs be of at least 8 weeks of age before being sold. ( Ohio Revised Code 955.50, Section A). While our dogs are weaned, healthy, and hardy before this time, we are not legally allowed to sell them. For this reason and so folks can reserve a chosen puppy, we do take cash deposits to hold a puppy for sale. This deposit is non-refundable but is transferable to a different available puppy on pickup.