Adoption Process

Our adoption process is simple, but we are committed to entrusting our pups into caring, well-prepared homes.  We won't make you jump through hoops, or have any crazy requirements, but we do reserve the right to choose homes that we feel are fitting.  

The Adoption Process:
1- Complete the Puppy Adoption Questionnaire
(Click HERE or scroll to the bottom to complete)
2- We'll reach out and contact you with any questions and/or to approve adoption
3- Reserve your puppy with a $500 deposit (see details below)
4-Visit our pups at 6 weeks old or choose your puppy via Skype
5- Pick Up your puppy when he/she is ready (8 weeks minimum)

Visiting our Puppies
We'd love for you to come and meet Pennlyn and her puppies! We think it's important for you to see the environment our puppies were raised in, and for you to choose the perfect puppy for you!  Visiting is such a fun part of the adoption process! If you're too far away to visit, we're more than happy to schedule a "puppy Skype session" for you! We allow visits at 6 weeks old.

Waiting List
We have created a waiting list for our Bucks County Bernese puppies.  If you would like to be put on our waiting list, please contact us via e-mail at  

Adoption Deposit
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your puppy.  This deposit is your guarantee that you have reserved a puppy and that the puppy you choose will be the one you receive.  This deposit  confirms that you will be purchasing the puppy, thus it is non-refundable.  Bucks County Bernese will apply your deposit towards another litter if the gender you requested is not available.  If there are extenuating, unforeseen circumstances and you cannot commit to adopting and caring for your puppy, we will consider refunding your deposit as long as there is another buyer on the waiting list that is interested in your reserved puppy.

Pick of the Litter 
Order for puppy selection is based on when deposits are received (basically, first come first serve).  We encourage buyers to put down early deposits as soon as you've decided you would like a puppy.  We will hold a puppy selection weekend and you will be given a time window to come and choose your pup.  Advance notice will be given for selection weekend, so you can plan ahead.  

Cost of a Bucks County Bernese Puppy
$1800 limited registration
$2800 full registration (breeding rights granted)
Your puppy will come with a record of health and first vaccinations from our veterinarian, a copy of pedigree, and papers for AKC registration.

Visit the AKC website for more info on registration, but in a nutshell, Full registration is needed if you plan to breed or show your Berner.  Limited still has papers, but is not intended for showing or breeding.

Puppy Timeline
Around 3-4 weeks, puppies are started on semi-solid food and the weaning process begins.  By 6-8 weeks, the weaning process has been completed and pups are no longer dependent on their mother.  When you receive your puppy s/he will be eating Purina Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy.  We begin their worming schedule at 2 weeks and will continue every two weeks until your puppy goes home with you.  At 7 weeks all puppies undergo a thorough veterinary examination and receive their first set of vaccines.  You will need to contact your vet to schedule the rest of the vaccinations. You will receive a record of health from our veterinarian.  Puppies can go to their new homes at 8 weeks old.

If you have any questions about our adoption process, please send us an email.

We can guarantee to the best of our knowledge that your puppy is in excellent health when it leaves our home with you.  If for any reason you find yourself unable to care for your puppy or dog, we will gladly help you find a new home for it (no money will be refunded). We never want a puppy or dog from our litters to end up in a rescue or shelter.  We're available throughout the lifetime of your puppy to help in any way we can.

Adoption Questionnaire: 


  1. Looking for a male pup for daughter to begin showing.....let me know what you have available. Interested in what champion bloodlines are in your dam. do you have pedigree info you could share?

  2. Are you having a Spring 2015 litter?

  3. Are you planning a new litter in 2018?

  4. Will you be having any litters in 2018? Maybe spring of 2018?
    Vicky Nace

    1. Thank you for your response. Please keep us in mind if a litter becomes available. Best regards Jerry Egan