Purchasing Your Catahoula

How to Purchase your Rancho Santiago Catahoula

"Sold" vs "Choice"

How to Purchase your Rancho Santiago Catahoula

A Catahoula is “Sold” when money changes hands & the check clears the bank.

Rancho Santiago Catahoulas is a labor of love of the breed and a business. If a buyer says they want or “choose” a pup and they do not send the money, that is NOT A SALE.

If a buyer selects a pup, it is sold to that buyer.

Rancho Santiago will not sell your pup to someone else who offers a higher price. That just is not right.

The old true saying among cowboys about a person “going to buy” versus a sale is that “MONEY TALKS AND B.S. WALKS”.

Waiting List Reservation Process

Why reserve buy your pup? Highly colored pups often are often chosen first. Reserve a pup early so you get to choose the pup you like from the litter.

How to Reserve Your Rancho Santiago Catahoula Pup

Contact Rancho Santiago to receive information concerning how to make your puppy reservation.

Rancho Santiago’s “Reservation Waiting List” system is our effort to be fair to our buyers. Buyers paying to reserve their pup from a litter to make sure they get to choose their puppy from a litter before that litter sells out.

Order of a buyer’s pick from a litter is made in the order of the date your payment is received in the ranch office.

Some buyers prefer to make no reservation and take their chances on a litter not being all sold out. Pups not reserved are for sale to the public on a first-come and first-buy basis.

Upon request, payment options are sent to a potential buyer by email.

The full payment at this time is $875.00: $850.00 plus $25.00 for a Vet health inspection and health certification.


When a litter arrives, if the puppy you dream about is not in that litter, you may elect to pass to the next available litter to make your puppy choice.

After weaning at 5+ weeks and passing a Veterinarian health certification the pups are ready to be chosen. We notify the #1 reserved buyer to select or pass their pup choice to the next litter. The next buyer listed by date of receipt of payment moves into the first position to make their choice.

If no response is received 24 hours after the buyer is notified of their time to choose a pup, that buyer’s name will be moved to the bottom of the reserved list.

Puppies not chosen will be offered to the public on a first-come-first-served basis.

How to Reserve Your Rancho Santiago Catahoula Pup
How to Reserve Your Rancho Santiago Catahoula Pup

How to Pay For Your Rancho Santiago Catahoula

How to Pay For Your Rancho Santiago Catahoula

Contact Rancho Santiago to receive suggestions for payment.

Payment methods:

  • Venmo* (Fastest way to pay)
  • Bank transfer (Instructions emailed upon request)
  • Credit card* (Will take over the phone)
  • Certified check
  • Personal check
  • Postal money order
  • Cash

* Fees for use of credit card, etc. will be added to total pup payment

Rancho Santiago's Pup Guarantee

We offer our buyers more of a guarantee than we receive as buyers from sellers at the time of purchase. A Rancho Santiago pup must pass a veterinarian’s fitness examination evaluating general health, conformation, hearing, eyesight, and internal organ health as sound before sale.

Rancho Santiago’s guarantee is that at the time of examination the pup passed a Veterinarian health inspection at five weeks of age or older and is physically sound of health according to the vet’s examination. Each individual pup’s photo at the top of Rancho Santiago’s Health Certificate verifies the inspection is for the pup pictured. This document is signed and dated by the veterinarian.

Before taking possession of the pup a buyer or their representative should always read the veterinarian health certificate and closely inspect the individual Catahoula for soundness. The buyer or their representative should not take possession of the dog if there is any concern about health or physical soundness.

We cannot guarantee the dog’s future physical health, development, emotional state, behavior, or how it responds to training after the dog leaves Rancho Santiago’s gates because the pup is out of our direct supervision, care and control. When the buyer, their representative, or dog transporter takes possession of the buyer’s dog, they become responsible for the dog’s health, safety, and well-being.

Rancho Santiago's Pup Guarantee


Rancho Santiago Catahoulas does not ship or transport dogs.

We are occupied full-time raising and training Catahoulas, as well as providing consultations to schools, parents, and counseling therapy to emotionally troubled children.

Fortunately for our peace of mind and the replenishment of our souls, the rancho is two miles away from any pavement in the quite peaceful Texas country.

Unfortunately, We are a 200 mile round trip from the nearest airport making air transportation impractical by time, miles, and cost for us & buyers.

Most Rancho Santiago buyers pick up their pups at the ranch so they can see the parents of their great pup. Many buyers arrange for friends or other buyers to pick up their pup for them or use a professional dog transporter.

Do what is best for you and the pup.

Rancho Santiago will place your dog on the transport in excellent healthy totally sound condition.

After placing your dog on the transport any liability issues concerning the condition of your dog upon arrival are between you and your transporter.

TNT Transporting

TNT Transporting

Teresa and Dean Maples

Delivers all over the U.S.A.

Nice folks… trustworthy.




Redwing Hound Haulers

Redwing Hound Haulers

They are willing to travel to most anywhere in the USA to transport your dog from point A to point B. Prices may vary depending on location, so be sure to call for a quote.




All of our puppies are eligible for registration with the National Association of Louisiana Catahoulas.

Please be aware that registrations are processed down south in Louisiana where things move slow.

We have waited up to 2 years for registration papers.

It may take some time, but your papers will arrive and be forwarded to you!


Jim you are the best! We love Zeus so much and he is such a great boy! He is superb with our little girls and loves us as much as we love him. I sincerely hope you are healing from your family’s tragedy and pray for quick healing for you all! God bless you, and have a great week!

Nikki, Josh, Brynleigh, and Kyleigh
Rancho Santiago Catahoulas


Will your new Catahoula pup be able to survive with your old dog?

YES when introduced properly.