Seller guarantees that your dog will be delivered to you healthy and up to date on all vaccinations and de-worming treatments. Prior to sale, the dog has already received a wellness exam from our licensed veterinarian and has been cleared by our veterinarian for adoption.
We want you to be fully assured of your dog’s health however, and we require that you have your dog examined by your veterinarian within 2 business days of delivery. If your veterinarian finds your dog to have a pre-existing chronic or serious health issue, we will immediately arrange reimbursement for your dog’s treatment and/or medication – up to the amount of the purchase price of the dog.
Reimbursement(s) will be processed once we have received the report issued by the examining licensed veterinarian. Rather than a refund, you may return the Dog and receive a comparable Dog from the next available litter (Seller’s choice).
GENETIC HEALTH WARRANTY
We provide a warranty for 1 year against any serious genetic illness that affects your dog’s quality of life. Upon diagnosis reported by two licensed veterinarians, and confirmation of this diagnosis (a second opinion) by a licensed veterinarian of Seller's choosing, Seller will refund the dollar amount of the purchase price of the Dog to the Buyer.
If a genetic illness has been confirmed within 1 year, Seller does not require the return of your pet if Buyer wants to keep the Dog. Buyer has the option of requesting a replacement Dog instead of a refund, providing both Buyer and Seller agree, and a replacement Dog is available.
A diagnosis of any hip dysplasia requires a Penn hip report. A diagnosis of progressive retinal atrophy requires the report of a certified veterinary ophthalmologist.
This contract applies to the original purchaser (“Buyer”) and does not transfer if ownership of the dog changes.
If an examining veterinarian should find the dog has been abused, experienced trauma, or neglected, the guarantee is void and the Buyer accepts financial responsibility for any and all expenses related to the Dog's medical needs.
If Buyer does not take Dog for an examination by a licensed veterinarian within 2 business days of delivery, this health guarantee and contract is void and the Buyer accepts financial responsibility for any and all expenses related to the Dog's medical needs. Any request for reimbursement(s) or replacement must be made within 24 hours of the diagnosis from your licensed veterinarian.
During the time between receiving your Dog and the completion of your Dog’s vaccinations (approx. 16 weeks of age), it is the buyer’s responsibility to keep the Dog away from public places such as pet stores, Puppy Kindergarten, or parks. A dog’s immunity is not strong enough to be exposed to potentially deadly viruses (such as parvovirus) before the Dog’s vaccinations are completed. Failure to vaccinate your Dog on time will void your Health Warranty.
The buyer is responsible to care for the dog as a companion pet with quality food, exercise, indoor living quarters, reliable fencing outdoors, and routine care from a licensed veterinarian. The buyer is responsible to keep the dog fit and not allow the dog to become overweight, as this may contribute to hip dysplasia. The Dog should not participate in strenuous or repetitive jumping exercise (such as Frisbee jumping) in the first year of life, as such activity can be detrimental to bone development and contribute to problems such as canine hip dysplasia.
Buyer agrees to maintain this Dog in good health at a healthy weight, provide routine preventative health care including, but not limited to: Vaccinations, Treating Internal and External Parasites, Heartworm Prevention, and any other preventative medication that Buyer’s licensed veterinarian deems necessary. Veterinary records must be provided to Seller if requesting reimbursement(s) or replacement. If any of the above preventative care has not been provided, health warranty will be void and the Buyer accepts financial responsibility for any and all expenses related to the Dog's medical needs.
Buyer should also be aware that all dogs are sensitive to dietary changes, and may develop gastrointestinal issues when changing dog food. This can cause loose stool and it is the Buyer’s responsibility to find the food most suitable for their dog as it matures. It is not uncommon for a Dog to go through several food brands/types before you find the food that works best for them.
Upon execution of this contract, the Buyer agrees this dog is being sold as a PET and will never be bred nor used for breeding in any way. Failure to submit verification of spay/neuter by the time the Dog is 7 (seven) months of age as outlined herein will void your Health Warranty.
This is a strict NON-BREEDING contract. Buyer agrees to send the Seller a record from a licensed veterinarian of spay/neuter of this Dog by 7 (seven) months of age. Buyer is responsible for the cost of spaying/neutering and sending the record to the Seller (e-mail or regular mail are acceptable as long as the name and contact information of the licensed veterinarian are legible).
LIMITATIONS OF THIS CONTRACT
Seller is under no circumstances liable to the Buyer or any third party for consequential, incidental, or special damages resulting from the dog or related to the dog.
We do strive to produce a certain look but we do not guarantee size, color, or appearance.
Upon execution of this contract all veterinary care and its costs are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Buyer.
Buyer and Seller agree that this writing represents the entire Agreement between them and that no other representations have been made regarding the dog.
There are medical and behavioral benefits to spaying your female dog and neutering your male dog.
Spaying/neutering costs far less than having and caring for a litter. Pregnant and nursing mothers have additional medical needs, as do mothers recovering from pregnancy and nursing.
Spaying/neutering will not cause your dog to become overweight. Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your dog to pack on extra pounds. Your dog will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake.
Neutering is not a quick fix for a dog's behavior. Although neutering often reduces behaviors that are undesirable, the procedure should never be treated as a replacement for training and socialization.