Thank you for choosing Autumnville Doodles. Here is a sample of the contract.
The above described puppy is being sold in good health, has been wormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks, and received a 5 way puppy shot [5 vaccinations in one shotat 6/7 weeks, and if still with us was given a 6 way puppy shot [6 vaccinations in one shot] at 9-11 weeks.
General Guarantee: If your puppy develops symptoms of parvovirus, canine distemper, or hepatitis within 5 days of leaving our home and is examined by a veterinarian who issues a diagnosis stating that the puppy was infected prior to leaving our home, we will refund an amount, no more than half the price of the puppy, [not including shipping] for treatment of the infection. The puppy may also be returned for a replacement puppy within 3 days of the diagnosis. Any shipping costs to return the puppy for a replacement are the responsibility of the Purchaser. Breeder reserves the right to have a second opinion done before a replacement puppy is provided. A copy of the veterinarian's diagnosis must be provided to the Breeder before any money is refunded or the puppy is replaced. A replacement puppy will not be offered for slight and non life threatening defects such as but not limited to: Small umbilical hernia, undescended testicle, or slight underbite or overbite. Any umbilical hernia or other defect of concern to our vet will be repaired before the puppy leaves our home.
Genetic Guarantee: The above described puppy is guaranteed free from any genetic defects of the hips, elbows and eyes for a period of 2 years.
*Eye defects: This requires an exam by a certified Canine Opthalmologist and a signed statement of diagnosis as well as all medical documentation from date of purchase to current.
*Hip/Elbow defects: An evaluation of hips must be completed by OFA when the puppy is 18-24 months of age for the puppy to be returned for hip dysplasia. This will be done at the Purchaser's expense. If the puppy is diagnosed by OFA as being severely dysplasic on or before 24 months of age,the Purchaser must submit a copy of the OFA report to the Breeder. An evaluation of elbows may be done by 1 year of age. A veterinarian cannot make the diagnosis, it can only be made by OFA accredited hip/elbow specialist certifiers and the puppy must be sedated for the radiograph to be taken.
In the event of a genetic defect covered by this guarantee, a detailed letter from the Purchaser's Veterinarian describing the exact nature of the illness or defect must be presented for a replacement puppy to be provided. Evaluation of the hips by OFA with results of Fair, Good, or Excellent are recognized as normal hips and an OFA number will be assigned. These ratings are recognized as healthy hips and will not be eligible for a replacement puppy.
The Purchaser has several options if the dog/puppy has a genetic defect [hip/elbow dysplasia or eye defect] *If the puppy/dog does need to be laid to rest because of the severity of the defect, the purchaser may choose to receive a replacement puppy of the same value within one year of the defect diagnosis.
*If the Purchaser chooses to keep the puppy/dog and keep up with the condition there are two options.
*1. The Purchaser can choose to have half the purchase price refunded [not including shipping] to help cover the costs of caring for the puppy/dog and no replacement puppy will be provided.
*2. The Purchaser can choose to have a replacement puppy instead of having money refunded. We do not require the defective dog to be returned to us. We know you love and care for the dog and wouldn't expect you to part with it at a time when it needs you.
Congenital Guarantee: This puppy is guaranteed until 2 years of age against fatal and severe life threatening or altering disease. This includes heart, kidney, pancreas, liver, and spine problems of a severe life threatening or altering nature. If the puppy dies within it's first two years of life, the buyer will pay to have it autopsied to determine the reason. If the reason is congenital, the Breeder will replace the puppy.
The Purchaser will be required to show to the Breeder veterinary receipts and medical records as indicated above. Breeder reserves the right to have an additional examination by the veterinary clinic of our choice prior to providing a new puppy.
THE GUARANTEE IS VALID ONLY IF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS ARE MET *The Purchaser must have the puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within 48 hours after receiving the puppy. The Breeder must be informed immediately of the examination.
*Complete and accurate health records must be maintained for a period of 24 months that includes all preventative care such as vaccinations including heart wormer and a rabies vaccination after 4 months of age. The puppy should be kept on a flea and tick preventative as well as a monthly worm guard preventative. Copies of these records will be required to be submitted to the Breeder if the Purchaser is requesting a replacement. This health guarantee is void if the puppy has not been given necessary vaccinations, regular dewormer, and flea and tick preventatives.
*This guarantee is only applicable to the above named purchaser is not transferable. If the puppy has been sold or given away, the guarantee becomes void.
*If the puppy has been physically injured or abused in any way, this guarantee is void.
*If the puppy is subjected to strenuous exercise long jogs under 18 months of age, jumping from the tailgate of a truck which places undue stress on the joints causing hip problems, this guarantee is void.
*If this puppy is allowed to become overweight causing stress of the joints this guarantee is void.
PUPPIES ARE NOT SOLD ON A TRIAL BASIS. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE MADE EXCEPT FOR THE CONDITION LISTED ABOVE. This dog/puppy must never be placed with a rescue organization, shelter, pound, or any such organization. The Purchaser must contact breeder in the event that the puppy needs to be rehomed. Although we may not be able to take the dog back into our home at that time, due to limited space, we will help you to rehome the dog and require you provide us with the new owner's contact information so we are able to stay in contact with the new owner of our puppy. If shipping is required to return the dog, the financial responsibility is that of the purchaser. Purchaser also agrees that he/she will be the principle owner and caregiver of the said puppy and that the puppy is not being purchased as a gift for third party such as the purchaser's friends or family [with the exception of their children] unless the Breeder is informed and approves of the individual who will be receiving the puppy.
Adult size, conformation, color, and pattern of dog/puppy are not guaranteed. The Breeder assumes no responsibility for the puppy after it leaves the premises for medical expenses, mortality, puppy's behavior, family disagreement, landlord disapproval, or any other reason other than those listed above. It is recommended that the Purchaser enroll the puppy in an obedience class to teach acceptable and desired behavior resulting in a more rewarding relationship for both Purchaser and Puppy. It is understood that no warranty or representation has been made regarding the puppy except as set forth in writing in this agreement. It is further agreed that the puppy is of pet quality for the expressed purpose of a companion pet.
Purchaser's Statement: I UNDERSTAND THAT BY COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING THIS FORM IT BECOMES A BINDING CONTRACT, AND I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE CONDITIONS OF THIS SALE.