Health Guarantee and Puppy Sales Contract
This contract is between Wilderness K9 Katie Stout hereinafter referred to as BREEDER and ______________________________________________, hereinafter referred to as BUYER(s)
All our puppies come with:
- AKC Registration
- Vet check by our veterinarian
- Health Records
- Age appropriate vaccinations and deworming
- Lifetime of support for you and your puppy from us
Name of Dam _________________________________________________
Name of Sire__________________________________________________
Date of Birth ____________________Breed _______________________
Puppies Health: Wilderness K9 states that this puppy is in good health at the time of pick-up. At the expense of the Buyer, this puppy should be examined by a veterinarian within 72 hours of possession to VALIDATE the health guarantee. If this puppy is found to have a life-threatening illness diagnosed by a vet within 72 hours from the date of purchase, the BUYER may return this puppy to Wilderness K9 at the BUYER’S expense to receive a full refund or a replacement puppy if one is available. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM THAT CANNOT BE RECTIFIED you may return the puppy to us, at your expense, within 72 hours of pickup, along with the veterinarian’s statement indicating the problem. You will then receive a full refund of the purchase price. After 72 hours there will be NO REFUND OF ANY FUNDS, only a replacement puppy can be given from the current litter if available or buyer will have to wait until a future breeding of breeder’s choice. (Exclusion: This does not include the presence of parasites and does not apply to a health problem resulting from injury or accident due to buyer’s negligence) Viral or bacterial infections such as Coccidia and Giardia are easily treated and very common in puppies. These are not covered in the health guarantee as puppies are naturally at risk for them.
Wilderness K9 warrants the puppy for one 1 year from the date of birth against life threatening Genetic and Congenital defects. Should a genetically caused death occur within the first year, all supporting documentation must be provided upon request and is subject to review by the seller’s veterinarian. The seller does not warrant cryptorchidism or guarantee reproductive capability. Wilderness K9 guarantees the dog to be free of crippling hip dysplasia at one year of age. X-rays must be taken before the dog is 14 months of age and be performed by a licensed veterinarian who is skilled at producing x-rays for OFA evaluation. If the dog is diagnosed with crippling hip dysplasia that is not the result of injury or malnutrition, a replacement will be given of Wilderness K9’s Choice. OFA documentation and proof of spay/neuter must be provided by the buyer before replacement is given. IF THE DOG HAS BEEN BRED OR SPAYED/NEUTERED PRIOR TO X-RAYS THIS HEALTH GUARANTEE IS VOID.
IF THE DOG HAS BEEN SPAYED/NEUTERED BEFORE 1 YEAR OF AGE THE HEALTH GUARANTEE IS VOID
Breeder is not responsible for any vet bills made after the pup leaves the care of Wilderness K9 and shall not be responsible for injury caused by carelessness or negligence on the part of the buyer. Once the puppy leaves our care, we have very little control over how the puppy is handled, where the puppy is taken or what the puppy is exposed to. Wilderness K9 is not liable for any accident or injury caused by the animal.
Breeder makes no guarantees regarding the loss of puppy due to accidental death, theft, sickness due to lack of vaccinations, etc. or any other loss beyond the control of the breeder, except as stated above.
It also does not cover illnesses due to the ingestion of foreign objects, food, chemicals, stress related issues, behavioral issues, physical injuries and/or illnesses which may have occurred and/or contracted during transport to the buyer or during the buyers possession. Once an animal leaves our property, we have zero control on how the animal is treated and/or trained.
Breeder retains the right to reclaim the dog if we find it is being mistreated or neglected. Any mistreatment or neglect voids all guarantees. Any warranties or guarantees offered to the original buyer are not transferable. The breeder wishes to make sure that the dog is well cared for and placed in a proper environment for its whole lifespan. ALL puppies are micro-chipped primarily in Katie Stout’s name with her contact information, the new buyer’s information will be secondarily. This is to ensure the puppy always has a safe home, if the puppy gets lost or stolen the seller and buyer will work together to get the puppy back to the buyer.
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES is the dog to be placed in an Animal Shelter or any other similar establishment unless agreed to by Wilderness K9.
The BUYER agrees to maintain this puppy/dog in good health, provide routine preventative health care, including but not limited to, inoculations, internal and external parasites, and preventative medications. BUYER agrees to provide fresh water and proper quality food in the correct amounts.
Rehoming: If for ANY REASON you are unable to care for your puppy or adult dog or wish to rehome the dog – PLEASE contact us immediately. We will assist you in relocating your puppy in a new ‘approved’ home and if needed make space available at our home in order to re-home him/her. Although we will not reimburse you for the purchase price of the puppy (unless a price is agreed upon) – we guarantee to assist you in placing him/her into a new home. We also ask if you decide to re-home this puppy or adult dog on your own that we’re be provided with the new owners contact information (name, address and phone number), so that we are able to stay in contact with them.
If the buyer is unable to care for this puppy for any reason, Wilderness K9 retains the right of recovery of the puppy at the buyer’s expense.
Once the dog is surrendered to Katie Stout with Wilderness K9, all rights to that dog are relinquished by the buyer.
The BUYERS agreements will continue for the duration of this dog’s life and the BREEDER will have the right to enforce these agreements.
I acknowledge that this is a legal and binding contract and have reviewed and agree to the terms listed above. The buyer agrees to maintain up to date vaccines, wormings, and to keep the puppy/dog in humane conditions, providing proper food, water and shelter. This contract applies only to the original purchaser and is NOT transferable. By signing this agreement, you are waiving your right to a jury or bench trial and you are agreeing to arbitrate all claims arising or related to your puppy purchased from Wilderness K9. It is further understood the buyer will be responsible for all fees for the arbitration. The arbitration will also take place in Rhea County, Tennessee.
I,__________________________________________________Hereby enter into and agree to abide by the terms set forth herein and consider this to be a legal and binding contract. By signing below you understand the conditions of this contract. This is a legal and binding contract you are signing. Legal action can be taken if not fulfilled.
Signature of Buyer___________________________________________________
Printed Name of Buyer_____________________________________________
Signature of Breeder__________________________________
Printed Name of Breeder_______________________________________________________