Health Guarantee/Contract

*****If you purchase a puppy from Rocky Creek Farm, you are agreeing to this contract whether you sign it or not*******

OUR HEALTH GUARANTEE:  Seller warranties the puppy to be in healthy and sound condition at the time of sale.  Puppy will receive it's first set of vaccinations, and have been dewormed at least twice.  Buyer has 48 hours to have the puppy/dog examined by a licensed veterinarian for general health from the date of delivery.   Failure to do so will result in any and all warranties being canceled.  Seller accepts no liability for any communicable diseases after 48 hours from when the puppy leaves the possession of the Seller.  If puppy does not pass the general health exam, Buyer agrees to notify breeder within 48 hours and provide a copy of the original signed licensed veterinary statement of health.  Minor treatable problems such as diarrhea, coccidiosis, parasites, etc are common problems in puppies, especially under stress of new circumstances, and will not be covered by this warranty although every effort is made to prevent this.  Buyer acknowledges that Seller is not responsible for Buyer's veterinary expenses at any time or under any circumstances. 

Seller also warranties this puppy free from "genetic defects", that would prevent the puppy from being a companion animal, until the puppy reaches one year of age.  If this puppy is found to have a genetic defect of this kind, this must be verified by a licensed certified veterinarian.  In the case of a hereditary hip deformity, a copy of written notification must come to the Seller from Orthopedic Foundation of Animals (OFA).  In case of a genetic eye deformity, written notification must come to the Seller from a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist.  If a "genetic disorder" is found, the puppy shall be returned to the Seller at the Buyer's expense and Seller will then replace the puppy with one of the same sex and coat color from the first available litter (puppy to be determined by Seller).  If Buyer should choose to keep the puppy, it must be neutered or spayed at Buyer's expense and proof of that alter will be sent to Seller.  The buyer will then be able to purchase another puppy, of their choice, from the Seller at 1/2 the purchase price of the original puppy.  Under no circumstances will money be refunded. 

In addition, we require the puppy be given the Nuvet product for the first full year of it’s life for this contract to be doubled to two years.  You may visit the website for the link and code needed to order.  No need to keep your records of purchase as proof of purchase is provided to me from Nuvet. Otherwise, the health guarantee is only valid for the first year of your puppy's life.  

This contract will only be valid while the Seller is breeding Australian Shepherds. Should the Seller discontinue breeding, this contract shall be void.  This contract is between the Seller and Buyer(s) signed below.  If this puppy is sold to a third party, this contract shall be void. 

GENERAL:  It is our sincere intention that none of our dogs are ever taken to a shelter.  If at any point in the future, the Buyer cannot keep this puppy/dog, the Seller agrees to assist in finding this animal a new home.  At any time, the Buyer may surrender the dog back to the Seller.   

Puppy is warrantied only for the purpose of being a pet/companion animal although it could be suitable for other functions, such as showing or breeding, no warranty is being given for that purpose. 

Seller cannot guarantee adult size or conformation of the puppy/dog.  Buyer hereby releases breeder and agrees to hold harmless for any liability, injuries or damages to persons or property caused by this puppy/dog.  Buyer shall assume full responsibility for the health, temperament, and appearance of the puppy/dog upon leaving the premise of the Seller. 

Also, Buyer must follow the regular vaccine, deworming, and heartworm schedule for the first year of the puppy/dog's life.  Failure to do so cause this contract to become null and void.  Puppy/dog will be up to date on all vaccinations and dewormings when it leaves the premise of the Seller and those records will be provided to the Buyer. 

In case of litigation, the venue will be Braxton County, WV.   

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 Buyer's Signature:________________________________ Date: ___________________________ 

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