I have provided this Miracle Shih Tzu Pup Contract online and also available for download as a PDF for puppy buyer's information only. This is copyrighted information and should not be copied without the consent of Miracle Shih Tzu Pup.
The seller, Janice Jones (Breeder) is the lawful owner of the dam and sire and has full legal rights to sell the offspring. The puppy is of sound body, in good health, has had age appropriate vaccines and has been fully wormed.
After taking possession of the puppy, the buyer is responsible for caring for and providing all the necessary veterinary care. The puppy may require additional inoculations, wormings, heartworm testing and heartworm preventative medication.
If the puppy is purchased on a limited AKC registration, the buyer agrees to have the dog neutered/spayed at the approved age. (Normally 6 months, but buyer is to consult with the vet of their choice).
Further, the buyer agrees to provide a high-quality diet, adequate grooming, training, exercise and whatever veterinary care is necessary to keep the puppy well.
The buyer is to arrange a check up with a licensed veterinarian within 5 business days of taking possession of the puppy. The seller is to be notified immediately if the veterinarian determines the puppy is not fit for sale.
The health guarantee, below does not include and preventable problems that are beyond the control of the breeder. These might include heat stroke, hypoglycemia, exhaustion, stress, poisoning, accidents, insect stings, abuse or neglect, and so forth.
Any contagious diseases or parasites contracted after the first week in the new home will not be covered. Failure to have the puppy checked within the five-day period, not including weekends, will result in the guarantee described below becoming voided.
No warrant or guarantee is made as to the puppy’s temperament, life span, size, color, show quality or fertility of the puppy.
The breeder assumes no responsibility after the puppy leaves the premises or any change of mind on the part of the buyer resulting from, but not limited to a landlord’s disapproval, family disagreement, loss of job, allergies or the owner’s ability to care for the puppy.
The buyer is free to return the puppy without receiving a refund. The breeder may choose to help the buyer find a home for the puppy and will turn over any monetary compensation received to the buyer. This is at the sole discretion of the breeder and no guarantee is made or implied.
The breeder certifies that the puppy is, to the best of her knowledge healthy and free of any contagious disease, has been examined by a veterinarian, immunized and wormed per the health record provided to the buyer.
Any issues found by the breeder’s vet will be notated on his health certificate. Anything significant found by the breeder’s vet prior to the sale will be discussed with the buyer prior to pick up.
(Typical issues that my vet might discover include open-fontanels, low grade heart murmur, umbilical hernia, cryptorchidism, and so forth.)
These issues are not considered a serious threat to the heath of the dog and some such as open fontanels and heart murmurs will take care of themselves as the puppy matures.
In the case of cryptorchidism, the buyer will refund the deposit only if the puppy is being sold with Full AKC rights.
If a problem is found during the buyer’s vet visit and the buyer wishes to return the puppy, the buyer agrees to supply all written information from their vet’s office and return the puppy within 14 days of the delivery date.
Buyer further agrees to return any paperwork received with the puppy including original AKC application, health certificate, pedigree, etc. The return of the puppy will be at the buyer’s expense.
The breeder agrees to refund the total cost of the puppy including sales tax if applicable to the buyer. The buyer also has the option of another puppy of equal if a comparable dog is available.
The breeder offers a lifetime take back policy if the buyers can no longer care for the puppy. The return of the puppy is at the buyer’s expense.
Once the breeder receives the puppy, the breeder will place the puppy/dog in a loving home. This is a service offered by the breed and there is no refund offered. Should the buyer no longer feel able to care for the dog, he may elect to re-home the puppy himself.
We certainly hope you will not surrender a Miracle Shih Tzu pup to a shelter.
If you have further questions after reading the Miracle Shih Tzu Pup Contract, please contact me before taking possession of your puppy.