Centerpiece Puppies Purchase Agreement
Centerpiece Puppies Puppy Purchase Agreement
Breeder: Centerpiece Puppies LLC
DEFINITION OF TERMS:
Genetic Disorder: A condition diagnosed by a licensed veterinarians specializing in the condition with supporting evidence that the condition is, to the best of the veterinarians knowledge and experience, genetic (inherited) in nature and not a result of environmental factors such as, but not limited to, dog’s weight, diet, injury, attending illness, etc.
Serious life-altering condition: all illness or physical condition that renders a dog’s quality of life to severe pain and suffering or disfiguration.
I. BUYER AGREES:
1. The Buyer agrees to pay the Seller a total sum of $ __________. This fee does not include shipping. If shipping is required, the Buyer agrees to pay $_________ for shipping, which includes a travel crate and a health certificate.
2. That the puppy was healthy at the time of transfer and to have the puppy examined within 72 Hours or of purchase by a licensed veterinarian to validate this guarantee.
A. If the puppy is found to be in poor health, the Buyer has the option of returning the puppy to the Seller, at the Buyer’s cost, for a full refund.
B. The Buyer will provide a written statement from a licensed veterinarian clearly stating the defect or illness.
C. If the puppy is not taken to a licensed veterinarian within three business days of taking possession, the health warranty is void.
D. Please ensure that the puppy is kept in a kennel or held in the waiting room of a veterinary office, and that the exam room is properly disinfected before the appointment.
E. Do not let the puppy walk on the floor in the veterinary office and ensure the room was cleaned prior to putting your puppy on the table. I recommend bringing a clean towel or blanket with you to be safe.
3. The puppy is not being purchased for resale and will never be sold to a pet shop, puppy mill, or agent of the same.
4. To continue with vet exams and follow all recommendations of the vet in regard to shots and proper care. Failure to comply with and provide documentation of these requirements voids all guarantees.
5. The value of the pet for the purpose of this guarantee is solely the original purchase price of the pet, and does not include any additional prices declared by the buyer, such as value of show dog or shipping fees.
6. To keep the puppy/dog in good physical condition and proper weight.
7. To have puppy spay/neutered between 6 months and 1 year of age (for females, recommended after the first heat cycle). The breeder understands that waiting to sterilize is beneficial for normal growth and development, but responsible breeding also requires a strict spay and neuter contract in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy/impregnation, and to verify that the dog in question will not be used for reproductive purposes without consent from the breeder - which includes a breeding rights fee of double normal asking price.
8. If for any reason you are unable to keep your puppy/dog you must notify us immediately. A Centerpiece Puppies offspring must be returned to us, or give us the opportunity to help you place the dog in a fitting home. The purpose of this is that a Centerpiece Puppy would never end up in a shelter or rescue, or unsuitable living environment. If a suitable and happy home is not able to be found for said dog, it must be returned to Centerpiece Puppies so that we can help to find a wonderful and loving home for him/her.
9. That they have received all treatment records from the breeder.
10. That they have received the educational rabies brochure.
11. That they have received written disclosure of any injuries, illnesses or abnormalities.
12. The Buyer bears all costs relating to the sale of the above animal, including transportation. The risk of loss or injury to the above animal is on the Buyer at all times after the puppy leaves the Seller.
13. The Buyer is responsible for all medical expenses associated with the treatment of intestinal parasites if the puppy is diagnosed, even if the puppy has parasites present when sent home).
A. If you are not willing to treat puppy parasites (sometimes more than one treatment is needed), then please do not buy a puppy.
B. It is common for puppy parasites to flourish after joining their new family (stress and change accommodate this).
C. Most parasites can be contagious, and it is possible that other dogs in the house can get them.
D. Do not let your other dogs eat the puppy’s feces and clean it up immediately using proper cleaning chemicals.
14. The Buyer agrees to postpone strenuous, forced exercise until after their puppy is over one (1) year of age to minimize joint damage as puppies develop.
15. The Buyer allows the Seller to use any pictures of the dog that the Buyer posts on social media for the purposes of reposting and sharing on Facebook, Instagram, their website, Twitter, YouTube, etc. or in any manner they choose.
16. Buyer agrees that the breeder is not responsible if the puppy contracts a communicable disease after leaving breeder's possession.
II. BREEDER AGREES:
1. Breeder guarantees that the puppy has had proper care to date and has been examined by a veterinarian. Puppy has received its first shots and been wormed at the proper times. Records will be furnished at the time of purchase. If a puppy is being shipped such records will be with the puppy. If within 72 hours of receiving the puppy and he/she is examined by a reputable veterinarian and the health of the puppy is found to be a risk due to a congenital defect which causes death or serious life-altering condition, owner shall notify breeder and provide a written statement from a licensed vet describing puppy's condition and shall return the puppy and papers to the breeder within three days of the examination. This does not include worms, fleas, mites, coccidian, giardia, stress inducing diarrhea due to transition from seller to buyer, eye/ear infections or any other parasites as they are common in dogs and puppies.
2. Breeder is not responsible if the puppy contracts a communicable disease after leaving the breeder's possession.
3. 2-Year Health Guarantee: Breeder guarantees puppy against any congenital defect causing death, or making necessary euthanasia, or serious life-altering condition, until two years of age. Replacement puppy will be given in the case of death while the warranty is still in effect. In the case of a serious life-altering condition, the seller will refund the buyer to cover vet bills up to half the purchase price of the puppy, if the buyer wants to keep the puppy. Buyer may also return the puppy for full refund, OR receive a replacement puppy.
4. All shipping and transportation costs for returning or replacing the puppy remain the responsibility of the buyer.
5. All claims of “serious-life altering conditions” must be verified by two (2) licensed veterinarians, with records being supplied to the seller.
6. In the case of sudden demise of puppy, breeder must receive a written notice of puppy's death from owner's vet, along with a necropsy report stating cause of death, and have DNA to determine the dog or puppy is of Centerpiece Puppies lineage.
7. Breeder does not guarantee color, size, hypoallergenic/non-shedding coat or temperament of any puppy. The information provided by the breeder to the buyer about any of these qualities is speculative and based on past experiences, and educated guesses, or DNA testing, but does not guarantee a future outcome of factor’s beyond the breeder’s control.
To be covered by this guarantee, Puppy must be owned by the original owner named in this agreement.
THE FOLLOWING WILL VOID ALL GUARANTEES:
A. Buyer permitting the dog to be underfed or overfed at any time.
Definition of Underfed: Ribs are highly visible
Ideal Body Condition: Can feel outline of ribs, but not see ribs. Dog has a waist when viewed from above. Belly is tucked when viewed from the side.
Definition of Overfed: Dog has no waist when viewed from above. Belly is found when viewed from the side. Ribs cannot be felt distinctly.
B. Evidence of neglect or abuse.
C. Previous related trauma (broken bones, related injuries, etc..)
D. Dog has been bred (if you have bred the dog, you deemed it to be of breeding quality, so the guarantee will not be upheld if this is the case).
E. Evidence of Strenuous Exercise. For example: No treadmill, no jogging/running prior to the age of one, no extensive standing on the back of legs, no extensive retrieving or playing on slippery floors, no extensive/strenuous hiking prior to age one.