Over the years, we have developed a policy which confirms
the buyer’s commitment to buying a puppy. We feels it
is in the best interests of puppies to make sure they
leave after the first set of shots and are not delayed in
bonding with a new family.
1. The deposit is non-refundable unless we
do not have a puppy of the sex and color and from the litter
you indicated at the time you made the deposit. This means
that if you suddenly change your mind and decide you do not
want a dog, and a puppy of your preference is available, you
will forfeit your deposit. If we don’t have a puppy of the
color, sex, and litter you want, we will promptly refund
2. At the time you make your deposit, you
must indicate the color (white, black, or color doesn’t
matter) and sex (male, female, or sex doesn’t matter)
of the puppy you want. This guarantees that we will be able
to place the right puppy in the right home. We make
extensive efforts, by talking to buyers and by observing the
puppies’ behavior, to match puppy and buyer closely.
3. A deposit does not guarantee that you
will be able to pick a puppy from several puppies. If
several pets are available in a given sex and color (say,
there are three white boys), we will let buyers who have
made deposits pick their puppies in the order their deposits
were received. This means that if buyer Jones made a deposit
on April 21, and buyer Smith made a deposit on May 2, Jones
will be able to pick from the available pet white
males. Because we are show breeders, we reserve some
puppies as show prospects, and so picking from among a large
number of puppies is not possible.
4. If there is not a puppy of the color
and sex from the litter you indicated available, you may ask
for your deposit back, change the color, sex or litter
desired, or hold the deposit for a planned litter.
5. We encourage buyers to visit our home
before making a deposit. This enables you to meet the poodle
relatives and see the environment in which the puppies are
whelped and reared.
6. You don’t have to make a deposit. If
you feel that putting down a deposit is not right for you,
you can call back when the puppies are almost ready to leave
(at seven or eight weeks) and ask if any are still
7. A separate agreement, signed at the
time you pay in full and pick up your puppy, includes a
72-hour health guarantee and a 2-year genetic health
guarantee. A copy of this standard agreement is
available at www.ilstu.edu/~cahuff/generic.html ,
or the third link in the upper left menu on this page.
A .pdf copy of this deposit form is available here.
A free download of Adobe Acrobat Reader (needed to open the
.pdf file) is available here.