AKC Inspected January 2019
Salem's Finest AKC Chihuahuas
"We don't just sell puppies to people; We choose our puppy parents to be part
of our extended SFC family for a lifetime."
Located in Salem, Oregon but offering our puppies nationwide.
Phone calls are by appointment only and only if application has been submitted.
Sunday: CLOSED, not available
Monday: 11:00-5:00 PM (PST)
Tues-Fri: 9:30 AM-5:00 PM (PST)
Saturday: CLOSED, not available
Website last updated: 06/05/2023
Please note that we are only in our office 1-2 days per week and do not process applications daily.
I had a wonderful & deeply healing experience with Salem's Finest! I was learning how to swim in a dark sea of mourning & grief over the loss of my sweet Daisy when I first contacted Britanie. I had my heart set on adopting Daisy's clone puppy & she went above & beyond to make that happen! She showed me compassion & love, she sent frequent updates which helped me focus on something other than the pain of my loss, she took the cutest photoshoots which gave me something to look forward to & smile about. I could feel her love for all of the puppies in her home, she truly raises them as part of the family! Salem's Finest is a very loving & responsible breeder! I am so in love with my puppy, Blossom is the rainbow after my storm of loss! So thankful for my sweet little furry sidekick.
- Nicole Brown, Fishers, Indiana
We had the best experience with Salem's Finest puppy! Britanie was fantastic and understanding as we were working through the loss of our Chihuahua. I had a lot of questions, and she had very quick response time. She is very personable. I appreciated all the pupdates that she provided. The photo shoots were amazing. She is the best breeder. My family would highly recommend Salem's Finest for finding your next family member!!
- Kim Barone, Corvallis, Oregon
We are so very happy with our Salem's Finest puppy! Britanie was very personable, always there for us if we had any questions, and all of her dogs are beautiful and well cared for and loved. This has been the best experience we've had, and I highly recommend Salem's Finest for finding your next family member!!
- Cassie Wendler, Castlerock, Washington
I recently contacted Britanie at SFC because our family was looking for our new best friend.
The national chihuahua AKC website recommends questions to ask prospective breeders. Of the four breeders I contacted prior to Britanie, none of them were able to answer my questions or their responses led me to believe that their dogs were bred to often or not bred on site.
Britanie was able to answer all of my questions and she offered additional information that was incredibly helpful. She displayed her love for her dogs by ensuring our home was the best choice for one of her puppies. The interaction with SFC was terrific.
I found the experience so easy and trusted we would get the best pet for us. I loved Britanie's vet updates. My family and I spent lots of time oohing and awing over the videos we received of our pups while waiting for them to be old enough to travel to our home. Yes I said PUPS! We ultimately decided to adopt two puppies. The choice was easy to make knowing that we had found an outstanding breeding program and an expert on the health and care of chihuahuas. Britanie even sent us a care package with essential items and a litter mate blanket, which we carried with us when we went to pick up our puppies.
Our puppies were flown to us on United Airlines using United's Pet Safe program. I was so happy when our puppies arrived safe and sound and with food and water in their bowls. The United representative told us puppy delivery was the best part of her job. We got to meet the puppies for the first time in the United office. Each United staff member handled the transport with the utmost professionalism and Britanie and I communicated throughout the day as the pups traveled.
Our puppies, Titan and Onyx, have been home for more than one month now. They are already part of the family! It's easy to see that these two happy little guys certainly did come pre-loved.
I would recommend Britanie and SFC to anyone interested in adopting a new best friend... or two.
- Amy Smith, Toms Place, California
I've had a wonderful experience in getting my little boy Timber. Watching him grow until he was ready to be taken home. Britanie does an excellent job getting these babies into the world and taking a lot of extra care in their health and well being. She answers any and all questions I've had. Also has given me all information on his lineage, shots, goody basket etc. so you're ready to go if it's your first pup. I would recommend SFC to anyone who is looking for their first chihuahua or their 10th. I plan on getting another and will get her from SFC for sure. Thanks for everything Britanie.
- Terrie Dehlinger, Brookings, Oregon
Very professional with comprehensive contract process. Loved getting regular pictures and updates. Very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions etc. My puppy is healthy with personality plus! I will definitely get future puppies from Salem's Finest!
- Traci Kitterman, Hillsboro, Oregon
My experience in knowing and dealing with Britanie has been top notch. She has been able to answer all my questions and I have full confidence in her expertise. We received our puppy In December by having him shipped to our airport and it was a very satisfactory experience. Our baby came to us very happy and healthy and kissable. I hope to be able to repeat this with Britanie again and again.
- Joan Kayser DeNicco, Pottstown Pennsylvania
In all my years of purchasing pure bred dogs, or really any significant purchase, I've have never dealt with anyone who is as comprehensive and detail oriented as Britanie at Salem's Finest. Her dogs are beautiful, have perfect health and temperaments, and if for any reason they don't she stands behind her promises to make things right. She is a truly trustworthy person in an industry that can be hard to navigate. We can't wait to get another baby from Britanie. From the actual birth of the pups to the safe delivery and the unlimited access and pictures in-between, I can't imagine someone doing their job and their passion with more integrity and knowledge.
- Anthony J. DeNicco, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
I can't think Salem's Finest enough! We got our new baby on Dec 16th and we are truly in love!
- Cristi Schelhorn Koffler, Prosser, Washington
Britanie Rains has been the most amazing breeder, it took us a while to find someone so trustworthy and caring. If you pay attention to her Website/Facebook her hard work and dedication to her Chis and Chi parents is extraordinary and I hope she knows it does not go unnoticed! She is very easy to contact and is full of knowledge and has personally helped us along the road of Cora (my chi) growing up. If you were to choose any other breeder it would be a mistake!
- Macklin O'Connor, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Working with Britanie to adopt our beautiful chihuahua was fantastic! Very professional, reliable & really cares for her pups like family & it shows. Our chihuahua Wednesday had no problem adjusting to our home & we love her dearly! Choosing to adopt with Salem's Finest was the best decision I could have made when it came to our little girl.
- Korynn West, Medford, Oregon
We love our puppy and we had the best experience with Salem Finest. She went way above normal breeders when we picked up our puppy. Our puppy came home with a basket full of anything and everything you can think of that he would need for the next few weeks. Can't wait to get are new puppy by the new year.
- Kitty Pack, Lincoln City, Oregon
Britanie Rains goes above and beyond what you might expect from an ethical breeder. She loves all of her dogs and puppies, and cares for each of them as if they will be in her home forever. Of course many of them will, but many others are adopted out to homes that she very carefully screens. The puppy we got from Britanie came healthy, happy and pre-socialized to other dogs and to people and kids, so he has been incredibly easy and adaptable. We have kids, and have found our chihuahua to be the perfect family dog. We can't recommend Britanie enough! Those of us who want chihuahuas are just extremely fortunate that she is doing this business.
- Caraway Timmins, Ashland, Oregon
Working with Britanie has been absolutely fantastic! She was wonderful through the entire process of applying for our puppy, picking out our puppy, and the long wait to get our puppy. We loved the weekly puppy pictures! She was even extremely accommodating and kept our puppy to 13 weeks because we had several prior commitments that kept us from getting her sooner. We could not be happier with Rory, our new little Chi.
- Sara Thom, Ferndale, Washington
She is the best I would definitely use them again to get a puppy.
- Laura Deming, Tillamook, Oregon
From the beginning, our dealings with Britanie were always friendly and professional. She was always available to answer questions, discuss any of my concerns and helped us find Sparky (Paisley/Maverick)! The time energy and love she puts into her family, human and furry is obvious. Thanks ❤️
- Shelli Bassler, White Salmon, Washington
Best experience I've had with a breeder. Home was very clean, all dogs were in great shape! I got to meet my puppies parents on the spot !! Not only was she a pleasure to work with her family is very sweet. Any questions or concerns I had. They were answered in a timely manner. I love seeing previous customers who have gone through her. Will be a returning customer.
- Devon Marie, Federal Way, Washington
If any of you want a chihuahua this is the breeder to buy from! She's super great to work with and I love how well she takes care of her dogs! It's not "all" about the breeder $ she truly cares for each and everyone of them! They are all cared for in her house! Not in some cage, barn or shed or worse! They are around her family and loved on like as if in your own care! Totally socialize to be your home! She continually post pictures and videos so you are almost daily kept up to date on your puppy! She sends weight updates etc. Then at the halfway mark you can do a meet and greet or if far away Skype! She makes the financial end of things super easy too! So far I can't say enough great things about my experience with her! I can't wait to meet my new baby Maizy bell too! Thank you Britanie Rains!
- Shannon Shahan Frediani, Monroe, Washington
I purchased 2 Chi litter mate pups from Britanie in early 2017, Harrison/Emmagene pairing, and would recommend her as a breeder to anyone interested in Chihuahuas. Great communication, an arsenal of new puppy supplies given when we picked up the pups and impeccable records documentation!
- Rachel Barksdale, Medford, Oregon
Britanie is beyond amazing, always there with great advice and also encouragement, it is truly amazing to see how much she loves what she does and puts more than 100% into her puppies, I'm waiting for a sister for my Dude and am beyond excited!! - Candi Schelhorn, Prosser, Washington
I cannot say enough good things about Britanie and this excellent family-run organization! We were looking for a very specific set of circumstances with a breeder. Of course we wanted a beautiful, strong dog with a great personality and good temperament. We also wanted a responsible breeder who loved and cared for her dogs, and treated them as family, not commodities. We wanted someone who would work with us and allow us to pick the right puppy at the right time. By the time our Dala came along, it was meant to be! We got to visit her and meet her parents, got weekly pictures and lots of updates. The day we picked her up was SUCH a fun, long-anticipated day. Dala is the total package: smart, beautiful, funny and full of sass. In the weeks after bringing her home, we had a scare when Dala cloncked her head while playing with the cat. Britanie was there for me the moment after it happened, walked me through it, reassured me, and helped until we knew the danger had passed (with the help of our vet, of course).
These animals are treasures, and we will never look elsewhere for another dog. Thank you, Britanie and family!!
- Gabrielle Ariceaga, Eugene, Oregon
Outstanding experience, and so glad I choose Salem's Finest AKC Chihuahuas for our newest addition to the family. From the beginning, it was obvious what a nurtured, loved, and well-adjusted puppy she had raised when we got our pup home. Britanie answered all of my(many) questions promptly and courteously and was both a consummate professional and friend throughout the process, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her pups to anyone!
- Chloe Talbot, Texas
I am loving my two puppies deeply as they enrich my life more and more each and every day. I find myself laughing and smiling all the time. They are my kids and I can not imagine my life with out them. I am so happy to have Britanie's Salem's Finest A.K.C Chihuahua's to know that my kids come from a wonderful loving family...all her puppies are nurtured , and fully cared for as if each puppy will be hers for life. She has the hardest time saying good bye to her pup's. Thank you Britanie for your professional services. Truly a Blessing.
- Stephanie Nelson, Glendale, Oregon
My husband and I cannot thank Britanie with Salem's Finest AKC Chihuahua's enough for raising a very happy, healthy, and well cared for puppy. We welcomed our baby girl Dixie Blackened Voodoo just 4 weeks ago. Dixie has been a wonderful addition to our family. Dixie is a vibrant, playful pup and her big brother Roux is happy to have a little sister. The care and hand raising Britanie and her family give the puppies shows. Thank you again!
-Jennifer and Heiko Jansen, Pullman, Washington
We adopted our merle chihuahua Laylee from this wonderful breeder, after years of research. We are thankful for our new family member. Salem Finest puppies are well adjusted, social, healthy, correct, loved and well cared for.
- Rebecca Mae Wurzer - Mollala, Oregon
Salem's Finest is a wonderful little family of chi's based out of Oregon. Britanie focuses on each and every puppy like her own. The puppies and adults from Salem's Finest are some of the nicest chihuahuas I've ever met. I'm beyond happy with my puppy, she is everything I ever wanted. She offers lifelong support with any questions or concerns you have in a quick and very friendly fashion. I highly recommend getting your future fur babies from Britanie and her family at Salem's Finest!
Marly Hunt - Portland, Oregon
I have purchased three puppies from Britanie. She is truly a wonderful and caring person to work with. All my "boys" are such a joy to have. All her puppies are raised not only by Britanie but also her entire family. These little minions have wonderful personalities and I just love all three of them. They fit in great with my two Maine coons, my two tabby cats, Audery and Nick my first two chi chi's. I highly recommend Britanie and Salem's Finest Chihuahuas.
Whitney Anderson - Casper, Wyoming
After losing my sweet little Minchi in December 2016 and after I felt I could function again, I started searching for another Chihuahua to love. I found Salem’s Finest Chihuahuas and after having read all the positive reviews and seeing photos of their beautiful dogs I filled out the app. Britanie knew what I was looking for and finally, over a year later, little Anni was born… Somehow I knew she was the one. I loved seeing her grow and cherished each picture that Britanie posted of her. The whole experience of getting a puppy at Salem's Finest Chihuahuas was an excellent one and I am so glad I chose them and that they accepted me. They're top notch and are such a pleasure to deal with. Very professional yet caring, knowledgeable, helpful, and so thoughtful.....not to mention generous! A big puppy pack full of so many things for Anni as well as all the paperwork I’ll ever need on my puppy! I love Anni and she’s cuddling deeper into my heart every day, thank you so much Britanie!!
Kristi Usher- St. Helens, Oregon
Rick and I want to give a huge, sincere and heartfelt thank you to Britanie Rains of Salem’s Finest Chihuahuas (SFC)! We are totally in love with our Skye! She is a happy, oh-so smart, healthy, bundle of joy! This has been a most rewarding and informative experience throughout the many milestones in Skye’s development up until the moment we brought her home! Britanie provided weight updates, award winning photo shoots and videos weekly, giving us the opportunity to watch our puppy grow! We all looked forward to Thursday Night puppy play in the puppy room! Britanie made herself available at all hours to answer all our questions and even sent home a puppy basket complete with anything you could think of for a puppy’s well-being, including a piece of her puppy blanket. We can say with total assurance to anybody thinking of bringing a puppy home from SFC, that Britanie devotes herself to each and every Chis’ well-being! She provides a very positive experience for those of us fortunate enough to bring a SFC puppy home! Thank you again Britanie.
Rick, Debbie and Skye Strauch- Lakeview, Oregon
We purchased our puppy from SFC and she is almost 10 months in age. Her name is Ziggy. You’ll understand when you see her picture. The SFC website is amazing. We purchased from SFC because it was imperative that we get a dog with a sweet disposition and was not raised by a pack but by her mom along with a loving human family. We have not been disappointed in the least. Ziggy is the sweetest, smartest dog I’ve ever been around. She is also the happiest. I have been not only recommending my friends to SFC, but I encourage them to. On a scale of 1 -10 SFC gets a perfect 10.
Vern and Jennifer
Britanie and her dogs are amazing! I had the best experience adopting Holden from her. Holden is the whole package – smart, confident, and sweet. It’s obvious he’s been loved every moment of his life. And Britanie continues to provide knowledge and support long after her puppies leave her home. I wholeheartedly recommend Britanie and Salem’s Finest.
Beth Penrod Fancher- Belleville, Michigan
After a lot of research on breeders, my husband & I decided to get in contact with Salem’s Finest AKC Chihuahuas.
We were so impressed with Britanie, she answered all and I mean I had so many questions about adding a pet to our family. We are both retired and we were looking for something to fill the void. We chose the little black female with white markings (Jazzy) from Aria & Anderson’s litter. She had these 4 little white mittens and that little white streak on her head. We fell in love, well a week later we started looking at her sister the little white female with black markings( JoJo) and we couldn’t resist. We are so happy we decided to get them both as they are growing up together and are the sweetest puppies.
Britanie kept us updated with videos, vet check ups, photos & weight updates so it kept us going until we got to pick them up.
It was a 6 1/2 hour drive but so worth it when we saw those two sweet puppies for the first time. Kisses and licks galore and they took to us right away. We also got to meet Aria and Anderson ( the parents) which was a plus.
When you get a puppy or puppies from SFC you can be assured you made a wonderful choice. These puppies are raised around her family and surrounded by love and it shows.
We take them out around town and people stop us to ask where we got these sweet puppies. They have the cutest demeanor and they love everyone they meet.
This has been the best experience , and we highly recommend Salem's Finest for finding your next family member or members because you know what they say, Chihuahuas are like potato chips you can't have just have one !!
John & JeanettePavolich, Spokane Valley, Washington
We did a lot of research on breeders before going with Salem's Finest and we couldn't be more happy with Myszka as a part of our family! Britanie is an amazing person and a fantastic professional breeder. She has great knowledge about the breed and creates the most lovable and beautiful chihuahuas ever. She helped us through the whole process from telling us about herself, her philosophy as a breeder and about the available puppies. Once we chose our little Myszka she kept us up to date on his growth and play activities in the puppy room. We have learnt so much about the program and a beautiful loving environment of Salem’s Finest through Britanie’s videos and photos. Britanie flew from Oregon to NY and brought Myszka to us. This personal delivery was a huge asset to us. We knew that he was loved and taken care of during his long trip to NYC. Myszka is everything we could have hoped for in a dog. He is a beautifully unique lavender-chocolate merle with green eyes. He is a little brother to our older chihuahua Chili Pepper, he has such a playful and good-natured personality that we can only credit Salem's Finest for. We would not hesitate to get another dog from Britanie in the future.
Gosia & Mike, South Norwalk, CT
I must confess, I was very hesitant in purchasing a puppy from a breeder. I had a chihuahua (Hank) for 14 years prior to getting this a pup from Brittanie (SFC). He did not come from a breeder. After an excruciating year without Hank and much heartache, I began my search for a new companion. I stalked many sights, constantly going back to SFC and spending many hours admiring the “The Girls” and “The Boys” and “Puppies in the Nursery” and “Upcoming Litters”. I finally reached out to Britanie. I told her my story and shared stories and pictures of my beloved Hank. She was always quick to respond and sympathize and offer support in my search for a new friend. Finally I fell in love with a rowdy lil Brindle. I watched repeatedly videos and pictures that Britanie posted. This is something that she does with every pup and something to look forward to! This one lil guy kept my attention. I had never seen a Brindle chihuahua before!!!! Not only did Britanie facilitate this new love affair, she raised up and kept this lil guy very healthy and happy. She exposed him to her husband and cat and of course Norman the Dalmatian. These were all things that my new lil guy was going to be needing exposure to. And due to a previously planned trip, Britanie volunteered to keep my treasure way longer than normal. Britanie was honest, fair, helpful, and provided a great family environment on her page that I look forward to seeing every day! We all post pics of our fur kids and she does too! Overall, best experience ever. And my new beloved is the light of my life. He’s smart, funny, energetic, naughty, beautiful and perfect! Meet Roy