Because goats are herd animals and require companionship from other goats, Dog Island Farm will only sell goats in pairs unless you already have goats. We will not sell goats for meat.
We care a lot about our animals so we want to make sure they have healthy, happy homes. For those that are new to goats or want a refresher we offer a goat care consultation with the purchase of any of our goats. If you have any questions we are more than happy to answer them for you.
Our goats are healthy when they leave our farm, however, after they have left our property we can not guarantee their health as we no longer have control of what happens to them. All goats will be sold disbudded, no exceptions. Dams are vaccinated for CD/T and pasteurella 4 weeks prior to kidding and all kids over one month of age will also be vaccinated for CD/T and pasteurella. Kids are all raised on coccidiosis prevention. Our goats tested negative for CAE, CL & Johne’s as of August 28, 2016. through the California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory at UC Davis. If interested in seeing test results please email us.
Prices are firm. We put a lot of time and money into our goats and we try to set our pricing fairly based on conformation, performance & pedigree. We cannot guarantee quality in the milk room or show ring when they leave our farm due to many factors that are out of our control, however we will do our best to help you get the most out of your goat. If we feel a goat is not of breeding quality we will adjust the pricing accordingly and sell to a pet-only home.
We do not take reservations but you can be put on a waitlist for a particular breeding. If the kid you are interested in is born we will notify you via email. You will then have 48 hours to pay for the kid in full and arrange pickup. We do not ship kids as we work full time and do not have time to get to an airport for shipping.
For a non-refundable $50 deposit per kid we will feed them until weaning at 8 weeks of age. At that time you will have 2 weeks to arrange pick up or your deposit is forfeited.
Kids are bottle fed and need to be picked up within 14 days of full payment. For a non-refundable $50 deposit per kid we will feed them until weaning at 8 weeks of age. At that time you will have 2 weeks to arrange pick up or your deposit is forfeited. After a payment is received for a weaned kid or adult goat you will have 14 days to pick up the goat unless other arrangements have been made with us. If you do not pick up the goat within 14 days of payment your payment will be forfeited and the goat will go up for sale again. If prior arrangements have been made for a later pickup a boarding fee of $2.00 per day for kids under 6 months of age and $3.00 per day for goats over 6 months of age will be added to the sale price after the initial 14 days. If goats are not picked up by an agreed upon date your payment and boarding fees will be forfeited and the goats will go back up for sale. Payments are not refundable unless something happens to the goat before scheduled pickup.
We reserve the right to refuse any sale at any time for any reason.
Purebred Nigerian Dwarf goats will be registered with the American Dairy Goat Association unless they are deemed pet-quality. Wethers and Nigerian Dwarf/Pygmy does and will receive a Certificate of Identification through ADGA. Buyer is responsible for transfer fees.
Dog Island Farm is a member of ADGA and abides by the ADGA Recommended Trade Practices for Members (ADGA Guidebook, Bylaws, Article XIX).