Ridgewood Kennels

Ridgewood Kennels II

Ridgewood Kinzers
5015 Lincoln Highway
Kinzers, PA 17535
Phone: (610) 873-7045
Fax: (717) 407-5431

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Ridgewood Shrewsbury
11 E Tolna Road
Shrewsbury, PA 17361
Phone: (717) 235-2205
Fax: (717) 407-5431

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Ridgewood Kennels started nearly 50 years ago with two Poodles and a room at the back of our childhood home with a litter of suprise puppies. What are we going to do with these puppies?  Turned into people knocking on our door. We decided it would be a fun hobby, then it turned into a sideline, then a full kennel and store. Growing up, we were part of an Australian Shepherd rescue group, running dogs up and down the East Coast to their final forever homes.  Everyone involved has grown up with multiple pets, from horses to dogs to birds, and has been passionate about rescuing animals in need and being a good, reliable source of puppies as well as knowledge in the breeding community.  Our family-run business is now a partnership with excellent, 5 star breeders and 2 stores; one in Kinzers, PA and also one in Shrewsbury, PA.

Where it all started…

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We specialize in small dog breeds, due to less health problems. We are more concerned with the health of the puppy than whether or not they will do well in the show ring. All purebred Ridgewood puppies are registered with the American Canine Association (ACA) and all of our partner Kennels are State Licensed and Inspected, as well as USDA approved. Our partner kennels have ALL achieved the top status of being a Five Star kennel awarded by the American Canine Association. Our puppies are sent home with all seven of their immunizations already completed, as well as two de-wormings.  Confident in our puppies’ good health, we also send them home with a written lifetime warranty.

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Here are some explanations to some FAQs

Ridgewood Kennels has been in business for nearly 50 years and is a second generation business. So that’s given us a lot of time to get it right. When you spend your entire life learning about puppies as well as dog behavior and the care of them, it makes you a little more qualified and experienced. We believe that is evident in not only our personal conversations, but in our website also.

First and foremost, we reserve and the right to refuse sale of one of our puppies to anyone, for any reason, when we deem fit.  Our puppies’ well being- mentally, physically as well as socially is our utmost concern so we will be their advocate in a situation that we feel they’re are not being treated as #1.

The purebred puppies we offer here at Ridgewood Kennels are all ACA certified and all of our puppies also come from one of five breeders with the FIVE STAR Achievement Award. This is a voluntary program, which ensures that breeders stay in touch with proper breeding techniques as well as animal husbandry. This means customers searching for certifications, recommendations, and also the health of puppies will be reassured by the American Canine Association (ACA) that they are dealing with an excellent and trustworthy breeder. This system enables us to show you the quality of breeding, ongoing education, veterinary care, as well as proper animal husbandry techniques thereby increasing the quality of our pups.

Ridgewood Kennels is the only place that offers a full, written, lifetime warranty. Usually you get 30 days to a year, which shows a breeder’s lack of confidence in their puppies. Very few offer up to two years, but have “warranty exclusions” built in.

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AA Ridgewood Kennels II, LLC FAQs

We DO NOT ship puppies. Any place that ships puppies should be a red flag since the stress put on a puppy during shipping can be extreme and airlines are just not qualified to take care of your puppy during travel. The reason for shipping puppies is simply to expand a business’ market as well as their wallet. Instead of placing puppies available in one small area they have opened themselves up to nationwide sales. It is more profitable to do so. The problem is you’re doing it at the cost of losing puppies or placing them into neglect, so we refuse to sacrifice the well being of a puppy for a sale.

We are NOT a puppy broker. A puppy broker is a site that offers other people’s puppies for sale so they mislead you to believe they are being purchased through the broker’s business. It’s also the new loophole in the fight against disreputable breeders, since a broker can list anyone’s puppies, commercial, hobby, show kennels, the farmer down the road’s accidents, etc…most of the places your puppy will be coming from is unregulated.
The reality is you’re purchasing your puppy straight from the farm but being sold your puppy from a guy on his computer and cell phone in his living room. They normally collect a fee for each puppy they were responsible for selling through their online sales. The problem is there is a very real disconnect in that process. Other than taking that initial photo, they have no time invested in the puppy. They don’t know it’s health and they also don’t know it’s temperament. They always claim they have inspected the kennels, but don’t have the experience or knowledge to actually know what to even look for, if they even do to begin with.

Stop in and see the pups in clean, healthy conditions!

Puppies in boxes of cedar who are readily available for you to pet and play with should also be a red flag. Many pet stores use this technique because it boosts their sales. The more people playing with them the more sales you have. Our puppies are kept in a separate room with it’s own air supply, heat, and ventilation. Puppies should be kept in drop cages, so that when they use the bathroom, it drops through. This way they aren’t subjected to walking on or sleeping in their own feces.

No more than one puppy should EVER be in a single space. Most puppies are in various stages of being dewormed and can also carry intestinal parasites. So if one has something…they now all have something, especially in cedar boxes. When we walk into a store with 10 cedar boxes filled with puppies, our hands go from one box to the next with puppies licking and playing with every hand they come in contact with.  This is fun for the consumer but it’s also a great way to spread contagions.
When you go to the hospital you’re not allow into the newborn baby room to touch every brand new baby. This is why.  We actually have reviews on Google where the consumer has rated us badly for this reason…because it isn’t as “fun” as they’d like or treated like a petting zoo since we are more concerned with the health of our puppies than the puppy stores they are used to entering.  No regard for the fact that it keeps our puppies safer and healthier than most.

Most importantly, we try our very best to pair people up with the right dog. We often will try to discourage people from picking a particular puppy if we don’t think it’s the right one for their family. A sale is important to any business, but not at the cost of you or your puppy’s happiness so combined with extensive knowledge in training, this is what ensures you have the best possible experience. It also lessens the chances of things not working out.

  1. We Strive to Make Sure our Customers AND Puppies are Happy!

A big sticking point for us here at Ridgewood Kennels is making sure our puppies don’t end up at the SPCA or abandoned. So, in the event that somehow it still doesn’t work out, we offer an adoption program. We have so far, in all cases, been able to find a home for previously placed puppies.

If you go out and browse some of our competitors, you will find most of them are brokers. First, none of them offer the warranty we offer, they won’t help find homes for any that are displaced, and they also don’t offer anything after the sale. It’s money for the puppy, see you later, and good luck. We find that approach offensive and it also leads to a negative perception of everyone in this business.

You may also notice the amount of information, resources and time we have put into our website…we offer care in the forms of great, high end foods and supplies, training documents, grooming, Pet Insurance, lifetime warranties, are here for you after the sale, and also have endeavored to provide you with the most possible fact based information to help you along your way.

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Take a look at what our kennels look like as well as where the parents are kept, their cleanliness and where the puppies are raised.

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We carry a wide variety of pet supplies.  Dogs, Cats, Birds, also Rabbits – You name it, we have you covered.  So if you’re interested in placing a deposit on a Ridgewood Kennel Puppy this is the place to do it.  Shop with confidence since the Ridgewood Store is secure and verified!

Our puppies are from reputable breeders in the ACA Five Star Achievement Program.  Those kennels are both State and USDA licensed. Kennels we’ve had for more than 40 years.  Regulated, inspected and held to the highest health & sanitary standards.

We offer 90 Day No Interest Puppy Financing Through EasyPay Financing. EasyPay is now available for all states except New York. It’s Easy – Follow the link above, use zip code 17512, then fill out the application and bring your approval code to us so we can apply it to any puppy!

We offer mixed, as well as purebred puppies for sale in PA, NJ, MD, DE, NY. You can also find out all about their breed info.  Here, you can view the puppies to see which ones you may want to visit.  You also have the option to place a deposit to have a puppy reserved for you! 

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