Policy regarding Puppy Application's & Non-Refundable Reserve Fee's.

Effective Immediately!

All requests for a Yorkie puppy must be accompanied by a Puppy Application. The application can be submitted straight from the website. From this point forward, if you submit a puppy application, you MUST also place a $100 Commitment Fee for a puppy. This Fee will be deducted from the price of the puppy. The Commitment Fee is Non-Refundable if  YOU change your mind and will only be refunded if your application for a puppy is denied.

Whether you are submitting an application for a puppy from an upcoming litter that hasn't been born yet or a puppy that is currently posted for sale but not old enough to leave yet on the website, you must STILL send a $100 Commitment Fee to show that you are seriously interested in purchasing a pup.

If you're applying for a pup that is currently available (5 weeks or older) I will contact you after I've had a chance to speak to your reference's. At that time I will be happy to schedule an appointment for you to come to our home and see the puppy. The remaining Non-Refundable Reserve Fee of $150 or $400 must be paid either when you visit the pup or prior to your visit. Once the Reserve Fee is placed for a particular puppy, it is NOT TRANSFERABLE to another puppy later.

If you're applying for a puppy from an upcoming litter that hasn't been born yet. I will contact you once I've received your Puppy Application, Commitment Fee and had a chance to speak to your reference's. You will be placed on our waiting list for the pup that you specifically requested, male or female, Traditional or German Biewer Yorkie. I will keep you posted when the litter is born and will send photo's via text message to your cell phone of the puppy or puppies @ 2, 3 & 4 weeks of age. I don't offer them for sale until they're 5 weeks old. At 5 weeks of age you will receive digital photo's via email of each pup or puppies. I will contact you to schedule an appointment for you to come and view the puppy or puppies. At that point you will need to make a decision and choose which pup you would like to reserve. The remaining Non-Refundable Reserve Fee of $150 or $400 will need to be paid at that time. Once you commit to a specific puppy and pay the fee to reserve them, the Reserve Fee is NOT TRANSFERABLE to another puppy.

***Please note, all Commitment Fee's & Reserve Fee's are NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE***

Once you have reserved your puppy at 5 weeks, you will receive updated digital photo's via email again at 8 weeks of age. Most puppies (unless tiny) are ready to leave around 10 weeks of age. If for some reason your baby is still here with me at 11 weeks of age, I will take updated digital photos and email them to you. I take digital photo's every 3 weeks, at 8, 11, 14 and 17 weeks of age. I don't update photos every few days or every week. I have a routine schedule for updating photo's of each litter. From start to finish, digital pictures take several hours of my time.     

If you're applying for a puppy that is currently posted for sale and the puppy is old enough to leave (10 weeks or older). You ARE NOT required to summit the $100 Commitment Fee. Once I receive your puppy application and I've had a chance to speak to your reference's I will contact you to schedule an appointment to come and pick up your baby.

I will allow you to come to my home once to select the puppy of your choice and again when your baby is old enough to come home with you. I'm a very clean and neat person and very careful with each litter of babies. I can't risk you bringing anything into my home that could not only harm your puppy but the rest of the litter. I will not take people into my kennel for that very reason. I have photo's of all of my Sire's and Dam's on the website for you to view.

I'm very cautious and careful when selecting homes for my Yorkie babies. I only want the best for all my babies. Once the baby is placed in a new home I expect that home to be his/her permanent home for the rest of his/her life. Yorkies do have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. If you can't make that long of a commitment, then a Yorkie puppy is not right for you. I also love to stay in contact with all my past client's and receive updated photos of the baby as they progress into adulthood. I'm always available to you if you have any questions after you take your baby home at any time.    


I'm very sorry to have to do this but I've held many puppies for week, spent countless hours speaking on the phone, texting and emailing applicant's, sending text photo's of puppies every week, only to have the applicant end up cancelling due to a family crisis, health issues or they just fell off the face of the earth and wouldn't respond at all when it came time to actually place the Reserve Fee to hold. My time is valuable and I do not like to waste it at all. I have more than a full time job taking care of all my adult Yorkies and their babies. I do not have anyone that comes in to help me with my dogs. I also have a home to take care of so my time is very dear to me.

 I have a fan page on Facebook, Southern Star Yorkies. You can view the page even if you don't have a Facebook account and read my reviews. I can also supply you with many more reference's of happy clients.  

The initial Commitment Fee can be paid through PayPal using the email address sydneyderington@att.net. If you have a checking account that is linked with PayPal you can send the $100 Commitment Fee as "Friends & Family" and you will not have to add PayPal's 3.5% fee to the total. If your checking account is not linked with PayPal I can send an invoice through Square. The invoice will include a 3.3% fee to cover Square's transaction fee. I also except payments through the CashApp, my user name is $SouthernStarYorkies. It will show that you're sending a payment to Sydney Derington. If your application for a puppy is denied, your $100 Commitment Fee will be refunded. It will not be refunded if YOU change your mind. If you do not have a PayPal  or CashApp account, you will need to contact me immediately after submitting the Puppy Application and make other arrangements to pay the Commitment Fee as soon as possible.