Welcome to Team Kennels. We live in Polk County, NC & specialize in raising Pekingese, Poodles and Peke-a-Poos. The Pekingese & Poodle cross are a hybrid called Peke-a-poos or Peek-a-poos (Peekapoos). They are hypo-allergenic & low shedding, therefore great for people with allergies or asthma! Just ask my husband! In the past we raised Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, which are wonderful dogs, and occasionally we will have a litter of Cavapoos.
All of our puppies are raised inside our home & are well loved & played with before coming to their forever home with you. Each puppy sees our vet
before ever leaving us. Our puppies will have had shots appropriate to their age and been dewormed. Each of these services are performed by my vet, not by me! We also provide you with a 6 month guarantee on genetic health issues. We start potty training on puppy pads at 3 weeks old. Each puppy will go home with a puppy package filled with Iams puppy food, puppy pads, toys, and a blanket that smells like Mommy! We want the transition from its birth home to its forever home to be easy for you and for the puppy!
We hope you find our site fun and full of love. We love all our dogs & they receive the best of care, including monthly doses of Revolution. There are NO
corners cut at Team Kennels. It shows in the way we raise our dogs, and in the way we raise your dog in the short time it is with us. If you ever have any questions, we are there for YOU! Please view our pages to see all our moms, dads, and rescues we have been proud to call our Family over the past 19 years. Also visit the Nursery to see puppies we have available now.
Our Peke-a-poo, Pekingese, Poodle, Cavalier and Designer Dog pages will show you some of the quality dogs that we have found families for.
We also want you to know that raising puppies is our passion, not our job. We own a pottery studio that sometimes keeps us from being home for puppy visits, updating pictures more often or answering your emails quickly. Please understand that if we know that we are going to be away from home all day, we will often take the babies to work with us to socialize them. If not, we come home and spend time with them, sometimes rather than stressing them with pictures or emailing you back. We love our puppies and want the absolute best for them, starting right here with us!
Fauna, Elsi & Laney
Meet Team Kennels
Tamara, Emily, Ansel & Meredith
This is where your baby will be raised before coming to live in its forever home with you!
Please note, that as a potential buyer, you will have 2 days to provide a deposit or payment in full for the dog you are wanting, or it will be available for other families to adopt. We can no longer hold a puppy longer than 2 days because you have told us by phone or email that you want it. Deposits are also nonrefundable. I hope you understand our position, and trust that Team Kennels will always have the dog's interest at heart first!
Team Kennels will provide you with a lengthy puppy care sheet addressing common puppy problems. All puppies can have these issues and these are guidelines to keep your puppy healthy as it transitions from our house to yours. These are not problems associated with MY dogs, but common problems that can occur if you do not feed and and water your new puppy every few hours. Our main concern is the puppies health and we try to provide the best information to help you!
One of the most dangerous and most avoidable is hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is
the most common disorder of metabolism seen in small, young puppies.
Puppies are at a greater risk to develop hypoglycemia than adult dogs because
puppies have a smaller liver, less muscle and a larger brain in proportion to
the size of their body and therefore cannot store very much sugar in their
muscles and liver for later use. Very young puppies cannot tolerate more
than a few hours of going without food. Diarrhea and vomiting in tiny puppies can cause hypoglycemia.
COMMON SIGNS The common signs of
hypoglycemia are: weakness, dizziness, confusion, fainting and seizures
(convulsions). These problems are mostly likely to be seen first thing in
the morning, after the puppy has gone without food all night, after a long period
of playing, after a long, stressful car ride or a visit to your veterinarian.
PREVENTION Feed several meals a day
consisting of high calorie, high fat and high protein puppy food. This
should include a middle of the night feeding in tiny, toy puppies. Dry
food is generally best for puppies, but small puppies may prefer canned
food. If the puppy is not eating, try offering canned food. Puppies
less than 3 pounds should be feed four (4) to five (5) times daily. Don’t subject a tiny puppy to
additional stress. Limit playtimes to ten – fifteen (10 – 15)
minutes. Tiny puppies may not travel well and should be kept home as much
as possible. Before a play session and an hour before a car ride or veterinarian
visit, feed a small meal or give an inch or two (2) of Nutrical paste.
EMERGENCY TREATMENT At the first
sign of weakness or loss of coordination, give the puppy a teaspoon or so of
KARO SYRUP or NUTRICAL. Put this on the puppy's tongue so it will
dissolve or have the puppy swallow if it is alert enough. You should see
the puppy return to normal within a few minutes. Try this again, if there
is no improvement; CONTACT A VETERINARIAN immediately.
Toy breed puppies may require
several feedings a day, including night time feedings, and should not be left
alone for more than two-three (2-3) hours.