The concept of Your New Puppy was born in September of 2006 with my first store front in my home town of Kenton, OH. That store served the Hardin Co. and surrounding areas for 3 years. In April of 2009 I opened my second store in Liberty Township (northern Cincinnati), OH. Improving on the original YNP with better play areas for the customer and a self enclosed booth for the pups, that store still serves the greater Cincinnati area, also reaching into Kentucky and Indiana.
The YNP kennel is located in Kenton, Ohio, situated on 17 acres, woods in the back to watch the deer, mostly pasture from the days of mini donkeys, Dexter cattle and Babydoll sheep and a 2 acre pond where two groups of Canadian Geese come every year to have their little ones. YNP, along with the other private USDA and Ohio licensed breeders we now use, have been breeding family pets for over 20 years. All breeders are required to have clean inspections with NO critical violations, a copy is provided to a new owner at the time of purchase. Mark’s passion for animals started when he was only 13 and a member of his local 4-H club breeding and showing rabbits and guinea pigs.
To bring you a better selection and choice to fit your family’s needs we have chosen to not specialize in any one or two breeds of dogs. Every breed has their benefit and every breed is right for the right person. Instead we have chosen to do a variety of breeds and mixes, all with their own unique personality and traits. The popularity of “designer mixes” has increased, mostly due to the request of the customer asking for more options regarding less shedding and more commonly allergy issues. We have now come to specialize in “designer mixes” and boast the largest selection in the area. And while we do lean towards the smaller, companion pets, we do also have some larger breeds available.
YNP strives to educate prospective buyers before they make a purchase. This is done several ways, first you will find an info sheet on every puppy telling you about litter information, personality, basic care, and general traits. You will also find a numerical allergy scale to let you know if a pup will or will not be good for those of you with allergy issues along with an activity scale. And of course our general knowledge of dogs. We are here to answer your questions and do encourage you to ask. We would rather you make a well informed decision then to make an emotional decision and regret it later. A puppy that does not fit your family’s needs is one that may get shuffled around from family to family and may sometimes end up in a shelter, we don’t want to see our dogs in a shelter. The shelters have enough to deal with so please realize that buying a puppy will take a commitment of time and patience on your part, think carefully, ask questions and choose carefully. After all, we want our kids to find their forever homes also.