After recovering from the first shock of COVID19 and the lockdown, we started to work on how to improve our services even further, had an amazing Frenchie Family Gathering online with many of you, and started to work on a series of training videos.
Everything happened so fast in mid-March and when we got the news of the lockdown and flight cancelations to the US, we had to tell the prospective puppy parents that they won’t be able to meet their best friend. That was a heartbreaking period for all of us.
We won’t upload new litters onto our website until we don’t know for sure that they are allowed to travel to the US.
We have waitlist now for our upcoming colors. It works with 250 usd deposit – goes towards the full price and people on these waitlist have the priority to choose from the litter.
If you are certain that you want to have a Tomkings puppy in the future I would recommend you being on the waitlist because we get many inquiries for our future litters and the deposit is refundable until you don’t pick a puppy. We already have few adopters on our waitlist and they enjoy priority to choose from our upcoming litters. Most likely we will have available puppies around September.
Meeting the TomKings Family
We have always said that we are a large family with the pups and their parents. We raise our puppies on our farm as family members and think of the puppy parents as a big family. In these challenging times, this has proved to be even more important.
We had been planning a meeting with TomKings Puppies and parents in the US, but in the lockdown, we turned this into an online family gathering. We were so happy to see each other, and the puppies who all started their lives on our farm. We had amazing feedback from the community, who appreciated our help on training and raising their pups. Based on the success of the first meeting, we’ll do these gatherings regularly.
Planning for the future
We use this period to improve our processes and be able to give an even better service to our clients. We work on implementing a new system so that we can get back to all your questions and be able to help quicker. We kept the whole team together and everybody is busy learning the new system.
We started to shoot a video series on training your pup. We already have extensive tutorials in our blog, and now, to help the parents, we prepare a range of how-to videos to make it easier for you to raise a happy and healthy Frenchie.
On a personal level
We live in the countryside, in a beautiful natural environment, far from the city, so it’s easier to keep safe from the virus. We’re in self-isolation and follow strict sanitizing practices, on top of our normally strict procedures. Our co-founder, Geri could spend more time with her little daughter, Elza, who is just under one year old, and – lockdown or not – the world is opening up for her day by day.
We couldn’t be more grateful to our clients, the puppy parents, the TomKings Frenchie community for your love and support. The lovely photos of your puppies, the caring messages we received from you have kept us going.
The article was written based on the feedback from the clients of TomKings Puppies Team in the Tomkings Frenchie Family Facebook group. TomKings Puppies have been breeding French Bulldogs for 12 years on their farm. All the pictures in the post belong to them and show a puppy from their breed. Check the upcoming colors here, or if you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.