Spencer's Shady Grove Kennel Puppy Health Guarantee/Contract
Spencer's Shady Grove Kennel has done all that is possible to insure that your new puppy is in good health and is a very social little puppy at the time of delivery to you. It is very important to your new baby's health that you continue to provide all necessary vaccinations, a healthy diet, regular veterinary care, adequate living conditions, and lots of TLC. To start off right, it is required that a licensed veterinarian examine all puppies within 48 hours of receiving the puppy. If the puppy is purchased or arrives to you on a holiday or weekend, then the puppy must be taken to a licensed veterinarian on the following working day for an examination. If your regular veterinarian is not available, you are required to take the puppy to another veterinarian or this guarantee will be null and void. Please start a folder of puppy's medical records and be sure to keep a copy of his first check-up. For this health guarantee to remain valid, owner must keep puppy up to date on all necessary vaccines and medications-relevant to the local area you live in. Spencer's Shady Grove Kennel will have the puppy checked by our Licensed Veterinarian before leaving us. This is to assure the puppy has been inspected and found free from visible signs of infection, contagious, or communicable disease. Please do not take your new puppy into public places unless absolutely necessary until the puppy has had all its vaccinations (as recommended by your veterinarian) to insure immunity against disease.
Your new puppy is guaranteed against life threatening genetic defects for the period of one (1) year from date of birth. If a life threatening genetic defect is found within that time frame, and is verified by our licensed veterinarian, a replacement puppy will be given. For this guarantee to be honored, the puppy, all registration papers, and all veterinarian records must be returned to us. All shipping charges are the responsibility of the purchaser. In case of death, an autopsy and post mortem diagnosis is necessary and all medical records will need to be sent to us. Our vet will review the reports and have final say about the cause of death (genetic or non genetic cause). All veterinarian charges incurred by the purchaser are the sole responsibility of the purchaser and will under NO circumstances be paid by us, Spencer's Shady Grove Kennel. The purchaser/owner of the puppy acknowledges that puppy ownership involves vet bills and fees. These vet bills and fees will not be paid for by Spencer’s Shady Grove Kennel.
A diagnosis of coccidia, giardia, parasites, kennel cough or any other type of bacterial infection does not render your puppy unhealthy. These items can be found on the ground, in water, and public places, and are treatable conditions. Parvo is also not covered by this contract/guarantee, as the puppy would have only received 1 or 2 vaccinations (depending on age) prior to going to their new homes and family. We vaccinate on schedule and will not, to the best of our knowledge, send out any unhealthy puppies. Spencer's Shady Grove Kennel is not responsible for any illnesses/diseases that the puppy could acquire after leaving our premises. All puppies are checked by our licensed veterinarian and are found to be in good health before leaving us. If there is anything found at their check up, you will be notified of that right away, before the puppy leaves us.
Although our puppies are bred to very high standards, and most have excellent conformation, we can make No guarantee of "Show Quality". Our main concern is to raise beautiful, healthy, and happy companions. We also cannot guarantee adult size, color, or temperament.
Take great care to protect your puppy from getting lost, stolen, or from danger or abuse. There is no guarantee against negligence. This guarantee applies to the original purchaser only and is not transferable. No payments or refunds will be given due to changing your mind, a change in living arrangements, or any other circumstances so please be sure you are ready to adopt a puppy before making payment.
Thank you for adopting your new little family member from Spencer's Shady Grove Kennel. We truly wish you many years of health and happiness together.
The purchase of puppy shows agreement to these terms.
Spencer’s Shady Grove Kennel
P.O. Box 702
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