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 your deposit.
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
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 5-year genetic health
guarantee. A copy of this standard agreement is
available at www.ilstu.edu/~cahuff/safari.htm
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