A: Dog Karma began in 2005 to bring the best quality small breed dogs to Southern California after having a few tough & scary experiences ourselves in trying to locate a quality dog. When first moving to Southern California in 2004, and bouncing around to a few different beach cities where backyards were scarce, we finally landed in the Southern tip of Los Angeles CA (near Torrance) and found ourselves in a small house with a small yard. Large & Medium size dogs were out of the question for the space, so our excitement started to build when researching some smaller breeds like Yorkshire Terriers, Maltese, & Pomeranians. LONG STORY SHORT, we struck out every turn, and 6 months later we were back at square one. The process became so long and drawn out –we didn’t know where to turn or who to trust –and felt it was becoming a full time job. Well after a phone call back home to chat with my Mother about the difficult search, the light bulb went off. What if I could provide breeder quality pups from respected breeders who did everything like my mother did? At the time, it just seemed like Southern California needed a bit more East Coast flavor when it came to small breed dogs. All my SoCal neighbors had pitbulls, rottweilers, or chihuahuas, I finally found myself desiring something different. I ended up finding a reputable breeder on the East Coast who I got my first Yorkshire Terrier from, and after flying my Yorkie out on a plane and seeing how easy the process was– the rest is history. To date, this Yorkie was the best dog I’ve ever owned…. so I began the process to replicate this for other people who may be in the same boat. Fast forward 12 years and here we are. Now, not all puppies are flown into SoCal from East Coast breeders, we will drive to a breeders home if it’s a 4 hour drive or less. Any breeder over 4 hours, we do ship the pups by plane because cars get puppies VERY MOTION SICK, planes do not. We pay more to have them fly by plane, but it’s a much easier ride for the puppy’s equilibrium. We do work with some local breeders now, but we began working with breeders on the East coast first then expanding west after we built our reputation. We carry pups from East & West (and every state between) to provide Southern California with ONE LOCATION specializing in SMALL BREEDS! Our customers always ask, “Are you guys brokers…. What is Dog Karma really?” We feel the best way to answer this is we are BREEDERS ourselves, who sell for other breeders as well. Which is why you see an array of dogs on our site. “Broker” seems like such a cold way to define it. A “Breeder network” is probably more accurate. A benefit to our set up is we have 4 Veterinarians on our team. Therefore they are on your team as well. And this is for the life of your animal. Every pup is health checked twice before they are put up on the website or advertised for sale. We feel our strength is in our honest approach, multiple health inspections, and lifetime advice and care we can provide you from our team of Veterinarian professionals.