The buyer is required to sign a printed version of this agreement before purchasing any puppies from us.
This is our pet only puppy contract: In purchasing the pet only puppy described, I agree to the following as indicated by my signature below.
Free From Genetic Defect: BREEDER guarantees PUPPY for 1 (one) year from the date of birth to be free of hereditary or congenital defects which may lead to death or a recommendation from a competent, licensed, practicing veterinarian that the dog be euthanized. If PUPPY is diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic disorder during this period by a veterinarian or by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), BUYER can either agree to keep the dog if spayed or neutered or may return it to BREEDER. All defect verifications must be provided to BREEDER in writing, on a veterinarian's letterhead, and appropriately signed. If PUPPY is euthanized, a necropsy report (at owner's expense) must also be provided to the BREEDER stating the defect. If a genetic defect is diagnosed, BUYER’S veterinarian will provide BREEDER’S veterinarian with supporting documentation. If supporting documentation is conclusive, BREEDER agrees to replace PUPPY with another of the same sex and “purchase price” (stated above) at no charge except for shipping and handling. If further testing is required, BUYER agrees to work with BREEDER to provide the necessary supporting documentation.
Disorders NOT covered by this agreement that may be caused by non-genetic illnesses include: respiratory infections, hernias, giardia, crypt orchid (testicle not descended), hypoglycemia, underbite, overbite, coccidia, parasites, allergies, thyroid dysfunction, mange, and other autoimmune disorders. If BUYER chooses to return PUPPY to BREEDER due to a diagnosed defect, shipping/delivery charges will be the BUYER’S responsibility.
In Good Health : PUPPY has been health certified by our veterinarian within 10 days of delivery to BUYER, with no signs of illness. The puppy has been thoroughly wormed and vaccinated with at least the first series of shots. BUYER agrees to have PUPPY examined by a veterinarian within three (3) business days of delivery. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of BUYER’S rights under this agreement, and any situation that arises will be handled at the BREEDER’S discretion. If PUPPY is found to be other than healthy by BUYER’S veterinarian, it shall be returned to BREEDER within five (5) days and BUYER will have the option to select another dog or receive a full refund. BUYER understands that internal parasites, coccidia and giardia are common in puppies, and that even though treatment is given prior to shipment, they can show up from the stress of a new environment.
Free From Disease : BREEDER guarantees PUPPY to be free of all Communicable Diseases for a period of ten (10) days from the date of shipping. If PUPPY displays evidence of poor health within this period and a veterinarian deems it un-savable, BREEDER will be contacted immediately and PUPPY will be returned to BREEDER at BUYER’S expense. Beyond this initial disease free guarantee, BREEDER offers BUYER NO guarantee against non-genetic diseases or at any time against accident, motility, loss or theft.
Proper Care : BREEDER has been careful to produce and raise PUPPY in a healthy environment with proper food, exercise, socialization and veterinary care, including all age appropriate vaccinations. BUYER agrees to maintain PUPPY’S good health and agrees to do the following:
- Annual physical examinations by a competent, licensed and practicing veterinarian
- Annual vaccinations recommended by your veterinarian
- Annual screening for heartworm detection
- Spay or neuter PUPPY at the appropriate time (see veterinarian) at BUYER’S expense
- Fully register PUPPY with AKC within 45 days of this agreement at BUYER’S expense. BREEDER will forward AKC registration papers to BUYER upon receipts
There are many factors that can influence growth and development, such as diet, exercise, weight gain, etc. The BUYER assumes full responsibility to carry on with the appropriate vaccinations, exercise and healthy feeding schedule. BREEDER will not under any circumstances pay for any veterinarian bills.
Restrictions : Never, under any circumstances will PUPPY be used to breed, fight or to be placed in the humane society, pound or other facility (private or public) that practices experiments or euthanasia of animals.
Refunds : Even if BUYER returns PUPPY, BREEDER does not give a refund for any reason except where genetic defect, and early disease occur.Deposit is non refundable. Understand that buying and raising a pet is a big responsibility just like bring home a new baby. It is a commitment that will be in your life for anywhere from 7 to 15 years depending on the type or breed. We recommend first time pet owners do their research and not buy a pet based on impulse. Please feel free to share any questions or concerns you may have before buying a new pet. We take great pride in the pets we raise, and we do know that happy, healthy pets result in happy satisfied pet owners.