POLICY ON GOOD FAITH DEPOSITS
Over the years, we have
developed a policy
which confirms the buyer’s
to buying a puppy. We feel 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.
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
have a puppy of the color, sex, and litter you want, we will promptly refund your deposit.
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
efforts, by talking to buyers and by observing
match puppy and buyer closely.
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.
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.
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
feel that putting
not right for you,
you can call back when
or eight weeks) and ask
limited health provision and a genetic health
provision are included in the purchase contract
which will be executed at the time you pick up the
Below is the text of these health
Limited health provision. Seller agrees to refund purchase
price of puppy upon return to seller if within 72
hours the dog is found to be suffering from
communicable illness, attributable to the seller, as
determined by a licensed veterinarian and confirmed
by lab results. Guarantee will exclude internal and
external parasites. Guarantee is limited to the
amount of purchase price and does not include
incidental expenses or veterinary bills incurred by
the buyer. Discovery of the disease within 72 hours
of delivery of the puppy by seller to buyer must be
documented in writing from the veterinarian,
including relevant lab results and testing, and
presented to the seller within one week of delivery
of the puppy.
Genetic health provision. In addition, if the dog is diagnosed
as having hip dysplasia, sebaceous adenitis, von
Willebrand’s disease, thyroid disease, or genetic
eye disease prior to five years of age, seller shall
at buyer's option, replace dog under terms specified
above (buyer pays for transportation and any
incidental or veterinary expenses incurred, but not
a new dog). Written proof of spaying or neutering of
afflicted animal is required before replacement
animal is provided.
Seller may require OFA (Orthopedic Foundation
for Animals) confirmation of hip dysplasia, CERF
confirmation of eye problems, and authoritative
confirmation of sebaceous adenitis and vWD, as well
as documentation from any veterinarians and/or lab