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The compassion we show towards animals

and the commitment that we make to our pets,

deeply reflects the nature of our society.

heritagepets.ca

289 990-4738 

[email protected]

Thanks for stopping by!

Besides human to human transfer 

Covid 19 

has also been det​ected in many types of animals.


It is important to think twice before allowing people to interact with your pets and to limit the time spent interacting with another person’s pet and for everyone to do our part to try to curb the spread of this highly contagious virus.

Try to interact with everyone and pets with care.

Keep your distance, wear a mask and be sure to always practice good hygiene.


We are all aware by now, that the COVID-19 virus has made all of us rethink the way we go about our daily activities. While we are no longer experiencing the same level of crisis, it is important that we all realize that this pandemic is still fluid and continually evolving. We believe that every one has a role to play in preventing the virus from spreading. Health Canada has deemed the risk to Canadians as high. They suggest that all Canadians try to avoid or at least try to limit non-essential gatherings and wear a mask and practice physical distancing whenever possible. 



STRESS AFFECTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM- PREPARING FOR THE PETS ARRVAL

  • Pets are just like us, depending on our level immunity when viruses, bacteria, fungus, molds and parasites are circulating some of us catch it while some of us do not. Although we/they may not appear sick they can still pass illnesses to other pets and sometimes to people. Pets can also catch things from people.
  • When bringing a new pet into a home with other pets, often the new pet is much younger and has not had time to build up its immune system yet, therefore it is usually best to quarantine it by limiting the number of people and pets that it interacts with. If you do have other pets, it may still be wise to consider that even though your original pet appears healthy, there is always a risk that it could be an asymptomatic carrier, so it is best to keep any new pet from other pets for at least the first couple of weeks or at least until such time that you feel confident that your pet is healthy.
  • Getting a new pet is fun but it is also a stressful time for both the new pet and the caregiver. Try to limit the number of stressful situations, i.e., restrict dairy, and limit dietary and water changes. Establish and stick to a routine making gradually changes over a few weeks. Initially whenever possible, bathing a new pet should be limited to getting a bath 'only as necessary'. Meaning that unless the pet gets extremely soiled it is probably best to gently clean the pet and let the pet settle into its new home for a week or so before giving it a bath.

VISITS AT OUR HOME

  • For the continued safety of our pets and for everyone involved, we take the advice of Health Canada seriously! Hoping to do our part at curbing the spread of COVID-19 and potentially other communicable diseases we have constructed a small, isolated area in our home with direct outdoor access that can be thoroughly cleaned before and after every visit. Unfortunately, due to the limited space, for us to properly adhere to the physical distancing recommendations, we can only accommodate three masked people in total; including ourselves, we can also accommodate two other MASKED people in this space. If you do arrive UNMASKED or if more than two people arrive, you will not be invited in.
  • During the visit, without exception, we insist that everyone sanitizes their hands upon entering and always maintain a distance of at least 2 arms-length (approximately 2 meters) from each other and our pets. Guests will have ample opportunity to view the pet(s) that they are most interested in (up to two animals only) but because of the current highly transmissible virus, guests are encouraged to limit physically touching the pet unless it is the animal that will be leaving with you.
  • We ask that all in home visits are kept brief. We invite and prefer that everyone call us by phone before or after their visit, to discuss / ask us any questions. Limiting the time, we spend together may help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • We ask that you bring your own sanitized, escape proof, pet carrier. The carrier must allow room for the animal to stand up and turn around in but not so large that the animal slides around in while in transit. No animal leaves our home without a suitable safe transport carrier and although, we typically do not sell supplies, if you do not have one and let us know in advance, we may be able to purchase one for you, at your expense. (Costs vary but recently we have purchased some in the $40.00 range)
  • Most people already have a good idea of the pet they want before they arrive but for those who don’t, if we know beforehand, and if we have them available, we can sometimes show up to two animals maximum. Only animals that are ready to leave the day of the visit are available for viewing. We need to at any one time restrict the number of animals we show hoping to avoid unnecessarily quarantining them.
  • If after we schedule an appointment for you to come to our home, it is extremely important that you inform us if you become aware that you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is sick or if you feel sick. If you already have an appointment scheduled but you or someone you have been in close contact with is ill, please contact us by phone so together we can make alternate arrangements. Getting a new pet while you are sick would not be fun. Stay home and wait until everyone in your household is better before visiting us.

BELOW ARE A FEW ANSWERS TO SOME OF THE MORE COMMON QUESTIONS WE ARE ASKED.
  • Location for pick up or viewing is now in Niagara Falls, Ontario only. Our address is not posted on our website. It will be shared by invitation only.
  • We Do Not send individual pictures, instead we do update the pictures on our website often.
  • Our babies are weaned when they do so naturally. We do not believe in early weaning! Unweaned animals will not be available for viewing.
  • As a precaution, all our babies are dewormed, and a topical flea / mite prevention is done monthly. Kittens and cats are routinely vaccinated.
  • Every animal leaves our home with a written health guarantee and some food that it is used to eating.
  • We require a minimum of 25 % non-refundable deposit based on the purchase price before we will reserve any pet and consider any animal that we have not received a deposit for as still available.
  • No animal leaves our home unless paid in full. Payments or Deposits are accepted via E-transfer, PayPal or cash.
  • Rearranging our schedule and preparing for every visit is time consuming and costly for us and we need to be selective who we invite to our home. Now, due to the sheer number of people who just want to visit our pets combined with the number of no-shows, unless you have already sent a deposit to reserve a pet, we require a $25.00 non-refundable reservation fee to book appointments in advance. Although this small fee is non-fundable, if you choose to purchase a pet, it will be deducted from the purchase price of the pet that you have chosen.
  • Shipping / Delivery may be available at the purchaser's expense but shipping animals by air is not an option currently. Delivery dates are variable and change often. If you live out of the area but within our delivery area and are certain about the pet you want to purchase, we can often arrange for a courier to do a direct drop off. (All delivery fees and associated charges are at the purchaser’s expense.)
  • It is very important to always practice good hygiene! Whenever we buy or sell anything, new or used, if they are washable, we clean them with soap and water before we use them or sell them. Just because an item appears clean doesn't mean it is clean. ‘Why leave it to chance’. Whenever possible, try to purchase perishable items a little in advance and if possible, keep them in proper storage for several days before using them. While you may not always be able to clean bedding, litter, or food items, often the packaging can be cleaned.


PERSIAN & HIMALAYANS

Available Persians / Himalayans


Kittens Available  We don't always have Persian and Himalayan kittens ready for new homes, but when we do, a bit of basic information along with a few individual pictures of them, are posted here


Older Kittens, Cats Available Occasionally, (not often) we have a retired breeder available. We also actively participate in fostering Exotics, Persians or Himalayans and sometimes we hear of others needing new homes. When we do, a bit of basic information and a few pictures of it will posted here.


About Persians and Himalayans History of the breeds and a bit of information about our kittens.


Kitten Sales Form & Health Guarantee A bit of information on vaccines, parasite control and a copy of out Health Guarantee.


Shopping List - Home at Last A quick overview of some things you may need for your cat or kitten to help it's transition to its new home.

HEDGEHOGS

Available Hedgehogs

  1. Babies  (newly weaned to under 5 months)
  2. Teens and breeding age adults  (5 months to 2 years)
  3. Animals in foster, Special needs or Retired from breeding