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We are here to assist you 365 days a year. We provide support via email and phone to our existing extended Midnight Acres family and any potential new families.

Business Hours:

Call (417)588−4266 Any Time.
Puppy Visits By Appointment Only

Midnight Acres Kennel is located in Lebanon Missouri. We have been providing quality, companion puppies to the most wonderful families since 1997. Many have kept in contact with us over the years and we have been able to see their puppies and families grow. We take pride in the fact that our relationship with you does not end when you take home a puppy.  As conscientious breeders, experienced puppy counselors and die-hard puppy lovers, we adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. 

Come in, grab your favorite beverage and browse through Midnight Acres Kennel’s website. We have lots of adorable Havanese Puppies for sale, Maltese Puppies for sale, Toy Poodle Puppies for sale and Designer Breed Puppies for sale. You’re sure to find at least one cute little puppy to fall in love with!

What achieving “Paws of Excellence” means to us:

Excellence – In puppy health!
Excellence – In puppy socialization!
Excellence – In breed conformation!
Excellence – In adult and puppy care!
Excellence – In customer service before and after the sale!

Nationwide Shipping Available

We hope you can visit us and see our adorable puppies for sale in person. If not, we do ship with commercial airlines. We ship on Fridays and cost is $550 (subject to change).

The Midnight Acres Kennel Family

Pat Self – Owner

John Self – Surface Operations

Travis SmithKennel Manager, Puppy Nanny

Savannah Reeves

Casey Littles


When it comes to adding a new furry member to your family, many people instinctively think of bringing home a young, adorable puppy. However, there are several advantages to considering an older puppy, which can make the experience of pet ownership more rewarding and less demanding.

More developed bladders, so they can hold it more reliably for potty training. 
A little more mature, so better impulse control and attention abilities.
More self-sufficient and better at being alone since they have been away from their siblings for quite a while.
Fewer surprises when it comes to temperament or personality (there are always some, but you can predict them better).
Fewer surprises on adult size since they will be close to their adult height. (Teething is pretty much done, so no land sharks! 
Regular vaccinations, deworming, and veterinary check-ups have been done to ensure their well-being. 

Older puppies have had more time to develop and are sturdier and more able to easily make the transition to a new home.

Older puppies have developed emotional maturity and patience, making it easier for them to establish a bond with their new family members. 

They are often more attentive, affectionate, and capable of understanding cues and the behaviors you desire. This can lead to a deeper and more immediate connection, allowing you to form a strong bond and create a sense of companionship sooner than you might with a younger puppy.

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