This puppy will be guaranteed for 2 years against any life-threatening genetic defect by the seller. The buyer has within 10 days after receipt of the puppy to get a health check by their local veterinarian (business days and hours: Monday through Saturday). If the puppy is not checked and cleared within 10 days of receipt of the puppy then this contract is null and void.
According to the state of Pennsylvania dog statutes; If, within ten days after the date of purchase, a dog purchased from a seller is determined, through physical examination, diagnostic tests or necropsy by a veterinarian, to be clinically ill or dies from any contagious or infectious illness or any parasitic illness which renders it unfit for purchase or results in its death, the purchaser may exercise one of the described statutory elections.
1) Return the dog to the seller for a complete refund of the purchase price, not including the sales tax.
(2) Return the dog to the seller for a replacement dog of equal value of the purchaser's choice, providing a replacement dog is available.
(3) Retain the dog and be entitled to receive reimbursement from the seller for reasonable veterinary fees incurred in curing or attempting to cure the affected dog, subject to the limitation that the seller's liability for reimbursement shall not exceed the purchase price, not including sales tax, of the dog. This clause shall apply only if the purchaser's veterinarian determines the dog's illness can be treated and corrected by procedures that are appropriate and customary. The value of these services is considered reasonable if comparable to the value of similar services rendered by other licensed veterinarians in reasonable proximity to the treating veterinarian.
For the purposes of this subsection, veterinary findings of intestinal and external parasites shall not be grounds for declaring the dog unfit for purchase unless the dog is clinically ill or dies due to that condition. A dog shall not be found unfit for purchase on account of injury sustained or illness most likely contracted subsequent to the date of sale. If, within thirty days after the date of purchase, a dog purchased from a seller is certified through physical examination, diagnostic tests or necropsy by a veterinarian that the dog has or died from a defect which is congenital or hereditary and which adversely affects or affected the health of the animal, the purchaser may exercise one of the options as provided in clauses (1), (2) and (3) subsections. View the FULL Law. § 201-9.3. Title 73 on Dog purchaser protection at animallaw.info
THIS DISCLOSURE OF RIGHTS IS A SUMMARY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW. THE ACTUAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW ARE IN SECTION 9.3 OF THE UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW.
The breeder will not be responsible for any normal incidences such as: hypoglycemia, internal or external parasites, coccidia, or giardia. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT STRESS FROM MOVING TO A NEW HOME, CHANGE IN FOOD, AND WATER TYPE, CAN TRIGGER CERTAIN
MALADIES; AS DOES HEAT, TEETHING, AND CERTAIN THINGS THAT A PUPPY MAY FIND TO EAT (I.E. TRASH, DIRTY RAIN WATER, GRASS, ETC.) ANY vet bills incurred will be the sole responsibility of the buyer and not the seller. Kennel cough will not be covered as it is treatable with antibiotics. A very safe and gentle medication called panacur will be sent home to provide extra protection. Luxating patella is common in toy poodles, not genetic and usually is corrected as the puppy ages into adulthood. Falls and injuries will exacerbate any existing luxating patella; proper veterinary care, exercise and supplements such as MSM, glucosamine and chondroitin is helpful.
Please take note: Health guarantee does not mean your puppy will never have a health issue. The breed does come with genetic flaws which is why we do genetic testing. This is why we obtain a well exam from our veterinary practice prior to going home.
Every puppy sold has had a thorough examination by our local veterinarian, and has been pronounced healthy. Any abnormality found will be disclosed before the sale is completed. The buyer will have the option of a refund of the deposit, and allowed to discontinue the sale if the puppy is not found to be completely normal and healthy.
If the puppy is found to have a life-threatening genetic defect by the buyer’s veterinarian, then a second opinion will be required. If a second opinion confirms the defect, then the puppy will be required to be returned to the seller at the buyer’s expense upon which a puppy of equal value will be replaced at the seller’s expense including shipping charges. Once again, any and all of these entire vet charges will be the responsibility of the buyer.
If for any reason the puppy dies, the buyer is responsible to have an autopsy performed by a licensed veterinarian to confirm the cause of death. If it is of no fault of the buyer, and is the result of a genetic defect, then the puppy will be replaced (of same value and sex) at the seller’s expense except for shipping charges. If the death is caused from abuse or neglect, or any other reason that the seller was not in control of; or above named reasons of coccidiosis, giardia, hypoglycemia, etc. then the buyer forfeits all rights to a refund.
All of our dogs are sold as pet quality. Exact size and weight of this puppy is not guaranteed. Puppies all vary in growth and development.
No refunds are given for umbilical hernia, which can be repaired during spay and neutering. Breeder guaranteed the provided age appropriate vaccinations and deworming of said puppy; prior to being placed in a new home.
The next scheduled vaccinations are solely the responsibility of the new owner, and must be given at the appropriate age/time. This agreement/contract is null and void if above vaccinations and wormings are not given. The dates will be listed on the shot/worming record which will be mailed promptly with your paperwork. Each new owner should check with his/her vet to receive the recommended worming schedule for the age and size of their puppy. Proper vet care and vaccinations are essential in the health of all puppies and adult dogs.
Buyer agrees to bring the dog to a licensed veterinarian when shots are due but in no event later than one year from the last vet visit. Buyer will provide all required and/or needed veterinary care, including: rabies shots as required every one or three years; yearly fecal checks for internal parasites (worms); and prompt treatment by a licensed veterinarian for any illness or injury.
Buyer/co-signer of this contract affirms that no member of his or her household has been convicted of an animal welfare law violation such as neglect, cruelty, abandonment etc.
Hereinafter referred to as the dog, is being transferred to the adopting owner with the understanding that the adopter is taking possession of the dog to treat and to be responsible for it as their own dog.
The dog will be treated as a family member with loving care and affection. I will do my best to ensure the dog’s safety and well-being. I/we will feed the dog at least twice a day and will provide a fresh supply of water at all times.
The dog will live inside the home and will not be isolated from the family. The dog will be walked on a leash or exercised in a fenced yard. Buyer will never let their dog run loose or roam, keep their dog chained or tied up, keep it continuously in a yard, garage, patio, balcony, or pen, or leave their dog outdoors, even in a fenced yard when no one is at home.
No other guarantees, either expressed or implied, exist between seller and purchaser. The seller reserves the exclusive right to cancel this agreement/contract before the puppy is shipped or picked up, and return all monies, if for any reason the seller thinks that the sale of said puppy is not in the best interest of the puppy or breeder. This agreement/contract is to safeguard the purchaser, the puppy, as well as the breeder and the seller’s reputation. All legal fees are the responsibility of the purchaser and not of the seller.
The puppy will be ready to go home on the specified date. I can allow a 2-3 day period of grace, but if the puppy is not able to go home due to owner vacation there will be a daily $12.00 boarding fee per puppy per each day afterwards.
Deposits are non-refundable. It is your duty to first make sure your home can handle caring for a pet that can live up to 20 years. There are things to consider when raising a puppy: barking, house training, socialization, quality veterinary care, grooming, exercise and diet.
If the pup needs to be returned due to serious family emergency, the deposit is still nonrefundable. In any circumstance that the buyer is unable to care for this puppy he/she is to be returned to the breeder and not sold or given away. By signing this legally-binding contract the buyer agrees to not surrender this puppy to a shelter but to contact the breeder first.
Please remember for this puppy to move from home to home can cause great stress on the puppy. The purchase of this puppy is not on a trial basis. This puppy has been thoroughly socialized with men, women, children and other dogs. The buyer must hire a dog trainer and/or work with the puppy or house pets to establish proper family roles if problems do occur that is a part of owning a pet that is part of the family. Problems are easily remedied by using a behaviorist for example. Return of a puppy per chance who has been exposed to illness not visible in dogs/cats not in my home can cause serious illness and death of my newborn puppies and expectant poodle mothers. I would be happy to provide you with advice in addition to the professional recommendation of your vet.
The breeder must be notified, of any illness the puppy may have; what vet practice, vet name, and the treatment protocol should be within 2 days of said illness.
By affixing his/her signature below, the purchaser understands and agrees with all terms of this agreement/contract. This is a receipt as well as a contract.
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