Here you will find a copy of the text that is our Puppy Contract. This is just for you to read and be aware of. Wel will have official copies for you to sign at the time of purchase. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call, text, or email me. Thanks!
1. Tuff 'n' Tiny Chihuahuas,
also known as Maranda Tilley, will here after be referred to as
"breeder" and the person, party, or persons purchasing the puppy
described above will be referred to as "buyer" thought out the
2. The breeder guarantees
that the puppy described above is in good health at the time of transfer and is
guaranteed from communicable disease for 48 hours from the date of sale. The
buyer is responsible for having the puppy checked with their vet within that
time period. If the puppy is being shipped, the time period starts at time of
shipment. We will not be responsible for Parvo, distemper, kennel cough or any
other communicable diseases contracted after the puppy leaves our care. If puppy is found to be ill upon arrival,
buyer must immediately contact breeder and take the puppy to a veterinarian
promptly. Veterinary bills, costs and
expenses will be discussed at that time between buyer and breeder in hopes of
reaching an agreement. If no agreement
can be reached between said parties, the breeder will have final say as to what
costs and expenses are the responsibility of the breeder and what are the
responsibility of the buyer. This is
included but not limited to the decision of a replacement puppy if the breeder
feels it is adequate compensation. The
breeder will make an honest effort to rectify the situation in an agreeable
manner none the less.
3. The breeder also
guarantees the puppy to be free of genetic defects that would be life
threatening and not medically manageable, until the puppy reaches one (1) year
of age. If such circumstances occur, it is the buyer's responsibility to notify
the breeder immediately and provide written proof of defect from a licensed
veterinarian stating that the problem is genetic with no possibility of any
other causes, such as accidents, insect borne diseases, parasites, viruses, illness,
mistreatment or lack of care, etc. The breeder reserves the right to a second
opinion on such a diagnosis, and if shipping and/or transportation back to the
breeder is required to do so, it will be at the breeder’s discretion, and
shipping/transportation costs will be the responsibility of the buyer, not the
breeder. At the time of shipping/drop off, the registration papers are to be
signed back over to the breeder and sent back with the puppy. If buyer fulfills all requirements as stated
above then paragraph five (5) will apply.
Otherwise, paragraph four (4) is in effect.
4. If the buyer chooses to
keep the puppy despite the findings of a congenital defect that would qualify
as stated above to fulfill this contract, or fails to follow through with the
requirements stated above in paragraph three, then the buyer assumes full
responsibility for the puppy, and the breeder does not owe a replacement puppy
of any sort to the buyer, nor is the breeder responsible for any medical
costs/expenses, or mental pain and/or anguish associated with said puppy, and
this contract is void.
5. In the event that a
congenital defect is discover in puppy described above, if the puppy is living
or deceased, and all conditions stated above for either situation have been met,
then the breeder will replace said puppy with one of equal or lesser value when
one becomes available, and of the breeder’s choice. The breeder is not
responsible for any associated charges such as vet visits, exams, treatment
costs, shipping fees, transportation costs, or mental stress and/or anguish as
a result of said puppy falling ill or passing away, and buyer understands that
no compensation will be given for such costs and that buyer will cover all of
said costs as long as the puppy described above is in buyer's care.
6. If the puppy described
above passes away while in the buyer’s care, the buyer must pay to have a
necropsy preformed to determine the cause of death by a licensed veterinarian.
If cause of death is from genetic defect and qualifies as stipulated above in
paragraph three (3) to fulfill this contract, with out any other possible
causes as stated above, then paragraph five (5) will take effect. In the event that the buyer fails to follow
through with these requirements as stated, then paragraph four (4) is in
effect, and paragraph five (5) is no longer applicable.
7. The breeder does not
guarantee against hypoglycemia but will provide information on prevention and
treatment of hypoglycemia. As a precaution, the breeder will not let puppies
leave until they are eating well and ready for the transition. The breeder does
not guarantee against Alopecia in blue colored dogs.
8. The buyer is responsible for contacting their vet and establishing a
vaccination schedule, as it is the buyer's responsibility to continue the puppy’s
vaccinations. Proper information will be given at the time of sale to make
buyer aware of what vaccines the puppy has already been given. It is the buyer’s
responsibility to protect the puppy from exposure to disease until they are
fully vaccinated. The buyer recommends
keeping the puppy at home, away from other animals and parks where other
animals have been until the puppy has received all its vaccinations.
9. The breeder cannot guarantee against incompatibility, that the puppy won‘t
chew on your favorite pair of shoes, or that the puppy will be house trained in
a day, but the breeder will provide information as well as support for training
issues to the best of their ability.
10. The buyer understands
that the puppy described above is being sold as a pet only, and the breeder is
unable to guarantee as to adult size, color, quality, fertility, or future
11. The buyer understands that the deposit to hold a puppy is non-refundable unless
the puppy is found to be in ill health while in the breeder's care. In which
instance, the deposit will be refunded, or it can be moved to another puppy,
provided there is one available, and at the breeder‘s discretion.
12. In the event that the buyer
changes their mind, and no longer wants said puppy, if the puppy is still in
the breeder's care, the deposit may be moved to another puppy, provided there
is one available and at the breeder's discretion. If no other puppy is currently available, the
breeder is not obligated to transfer the deposit and the deposit is forfeit.
13. Once a deposit is
received, the buyer is guaranteed to receive said puppy as soon as it is
weaned, eating well, of proper age, and in over all good health as determined
by the breeder. Buyer agrees to have
said puppy paid for in full before puppy leaves the breeder’s care. If the puppy is ready to go as determined by
the breeder, and the buyer does not pay the remaining balance (if any is due),
then the deposit is forfeited, it will not be refunded, and the puppy may be
sold to another party.
14. The points stated in this contract should all be taken into
consideration BEFORE purchasing a puppy.
The breeder is not responsible if the buyer fails to read and/or
understand this contract in it's entirety.
15. This guarantee applies to the original buyer only and is non-transferable
to second or third parties in the event that the puppy described above is sold.
Buyer agrees that he/she understands this contract in its entirety and that
this contract is under the jurisdiction of the state of Utah, in the county of
Iron. It is agreed that the place on venue shall be in Iron County Utah. This
contract is only binding if both parties, (buyer and breeder) have signed and
dated this contract.