Effective August 1, 2008
We are providing a new Genetic Health Guarantee. I highly recommend NuVet
Plus Vitamins so much so I am adding it into our guarantee. I
will still be providing a 1 year genetic health guarantee, however, if you
wish to have the second year guarantee you will need to purchase these
THE PUPPY RANCH
HEALTH GUARANTEE CONTRACT
We the owners of The Puppy Ranch (seller) do hereby sell this _________________________________________ puppy:
Sex _____ Color ____________ Birth date ___________
From (Sire) ______________________________________
And (Dam) _______________________________________
To ______________________ (buyer) for the said price of ________.
Because of the variety and quality of dog foods available, and the fact that not all canine illness are covered by vaccinations, we ask that all Puppy Ranch puppies be kept on "NuVet Plus Canine" in order for you to have an additional one-year extended genetic health guarantee. This Nutritional Supplement is only available through breeder recommendation. You will be instructed concerning this when you take possession of your puppy. You are expected to order before you leave our kennel, if the order line is active. The order line phone number is: 1-800-474-7044. Your order code is #64293. The order line hours are 8am-6pm Pacific Time. NuVet Labs sends us a monthly report on which Puppy Ranch puppies are being supplemented with NuVet Plus Canine.
The Puppy Ranch certifies that the subject puppy is up to date on all necessary vaccinations and health care. The buyer agrees to have the puppy examined by their Veterinarian within 3 days from purchase or arrival date with proof of such visit available to seller upon request. Failure to do so will cause this contract to be terminated.
If a problem should arise on the initial vet exam, the buyer shall contact the seller immediately. Fecal testing, other testing for parasites, worm medications, and vaccinations should be a part of your puppy's healthcare routine, and as such, are not covered under this guarantee.
We must be contacted prior to any testing for genetic problems for the charges to be considered, at either the initial exam or any other exams during the guarantee period. If the problem proves to be genetic, we will exchange the puppy with a different puppy of equal value from the next available litter or reimburse the buyer for medical costs up to the purchase price of the puppy only. Reimbursement for medical costs will be made ONLY IF THE SELLER WAS CONTACTED FOR PRIOR APPROVAL.
It is our intent to place only healthy puppies. If your puppy proves to be genetically unsound, contact the seller immediately. The puppy would need to be brought or shipped back to The Puppy Ranch so that he/she can be replaced with a healthy puppy. The buyer is responsible for all the shipping fees. Health issues that the buyer was made aware of prior to taking possession will not be covered. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Medical costs without prior approval and in excess of the purchase price will be the responsibility of the buyer.
In case of death, an autopsy by a licensed veterinarian (at the buyer's expense) stating the cause of death would be required before replacement would be made. No replacements can be made until the puppy's registration papers are returned along with the copy of the health guarantee contract and a copy of the initial licensed veterinarian puppy exam receipt.
We take every precaution to insure the safety of all our animals, but because we have no control over the animal once it leaves our kennel, we accept no responsibility for the death or illness of exposure to other animals which may be brought on by the buyer as a direct result of shipping or exposure to other animals and environments.
Our guarantee is to the person purchasing the puppy and is not transferable to another party.
This guarantee does not cover regular puppy health visits, vaccines, de-worming, or any other veterinary care or medications.
Although I can tell you the size of the parents, I do not guarantee what size the puppy will be when he/she grows up. If you purchased a puppy with full breeding rights, you were given the "best possible candidate" from the litter for breeding. I do not, however, guarantee fertility.
A veterinarian MUST inspect the puppy within 3 days of his or her arrival (Sunday's excluded), and the receipt (proof) from the veterinary along with any other paper work that they may give you must be kept with your puppy's file. It is the buyer’s responsibility to keep the receipt and the signed guarantee contract for the guarantee to remain in effect. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the health guarantee contract.
The buyer must provide the seller with veterinary records and notes, test results, bills, and if applicable, X-rays, in order for any charges to be considered. No charges will be considered if the health issue is not a proven genetic disorder. The seller has the right to a second opinion with a veterinarian who is unassociated with the buyer's veterinarian. All veterinary charges are the buyer's responsibility until it is a proven genetic disorder.
This contract is entered into between the buyer and the seller in Brule County, in the state of South Dakota, and is the entire agreement. Nothing is implied.
The state of South Dakota law will apply to this contract.
The Puppy Ranch
24083 SD HWY 50
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Seller's Signature _____________________
Buyer's Signature _____________________
Special Code #: 64293