Puppy-Sales-Adoption-Terms
Adoption/Sales Agreement & Terms:

I will not knowingly sell any puppy to a puppy mill or "pet broker".  So if that's what you are, please do not bother inquiring.

Purchasing/Adopting a puppy should not be an impulsive decision. In doing so, you are agreeing to keep this puppy in top condition and that you are making a commitment for the lifetime of the puppy..

To the best of our knowledge, your puppy is in good health at the time of purchase, unless otherwise stated. If there are any known health problems, we will disclose them soon as we become aware of them. If there are any problems, we will address them and take them into consideration when we sell the puppy. We want you to get a healthy puppy that you're happy with! Puppies are all vet checked and come with a slip from the vet stating health at time of check.

Your puppy's immune system is not fully developed until it has completed it's series of puppy shots. We strongly urge you to never put your puppy on the floor or the ground outside of the vet clinic, instead carry your puppy or use a pet carrier. Ask the vet staff to disinfect the exam table before you set your pup down for his/her exam. There are a lot of sick animals in & out of the vet's clinic.  Dog parks, pet shops, stores, puppy preschool and areas where other dogs of unknown health may have visited, should be off limits until your pup has completed his/her series of puppy shots.  

We sell our puppies as pets. They are not supposed to be breeding dogs and we do not promote them as such. 
We highly recommend that you get your puppy spayed or neutered as soon as your vet feels it is of a safe age to have the procedure done. 
Timely spay/neuter can avoid unwanted breedings, reproductive-system-related health problems, and several unwanted personality traits.

Grooming and routine dental exams/cleanings and ear care are also a very important part of your puppy's health and well being.  It is strongly recommended that you continue your puppy/dog on vitamins and good-quality, brand-name puppy/dog food that is specific to their age & nutritional needs.  Talk with your vet about these needs.

And now for the legal-type jargon:

Should you send a deposit and your puppy would pass away or the vet would find a permanent, life-threatening problem with it's health at the health check that we have done, you'd get to choose a different, comparable puppy.  You would either get choice on any remaining unreserved puppies from the current litter, or, should all from the current litter be reserved, you'd get to choose a comparable puppy from the next available litter. You understand that slight defects such as hot spots, umbilical hernia, cherry-eye, un descended testicle, under bite or overbite are not considered serious or life threatening, so are not covered in this guarantee. 

When puppies are marked as "On Hold" or "Tentatively Reserved" it means someone has said they want that puppy, but have not gotten the down payment in yet and their reservation is pending the down payment. If they do not send their down payment, the puppy will not continue to be held indefinitely for them. If a down payment is not sent in a timely manner, (typically within a week, unless other arrangements have been made) then the puppy that they requested will go back to being available to other people.
If the puppy is "Reserved" then the down payment has been made and the puppy is 'officially' reserved for them and will be held until the puppy is old enough to be picked up and taken to it's new home. If a puppy is not picked up at the age when it is ready for it's new home, typically 6-8 weeks old, and prior arrangements have not been made for the puppy to be boarded longer than is typical, the seller reserves the right to sell the puppy to another buyer. Any down payment made on a puppy that has not been picked up when it was supposed to be (abandoned) will be forfeited to help cover the seller's additional expenses towards that puppy. 

Puppies are typically sold on a first-request-first-serve basis. If your turn on the waiting list comes up and you pass on the litter but want to stay on the list for a future litter, you will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list. It's not fair to the more recent people to keep getting indefinitely moved down the list because previous people passed. If you are contacted about available puppies and do not reply within a day, I will move on to the next people on the list and remove you from it. I can't ask people to wait an undetermined amount of time while waiting for someone else to reply as to whether or not they want a puppy.

All monies are non-refundable.  Puppies are not sold on a trial basis.  If the need to rehome the puppy arises no refunds or exchanges will be made. The breeder/seller may be willing to assist you in finding a new home for your puppy. Because we can not control the care, environmental exposures, training given, or anything else once the puppies leave our home, there are no guarantees or warranties written, expressed or implied including, but not limited to, temperament, merchantability, health, or fitness for any particular purpose. Breeder/seller assumes no responsibility for puppy after it leaves the premises, for puppy's behavior, mortality, family or pet disagreement, allergies or any other issue or for any charges, bills, expenses or fees relating directly or indirectly to the purchased puppy or situations that arise as a result of puppy or of said purchase.  Adult size, conformation, color, and pattern are not guaranteed.

All monies are non-refundable.  It is understood that no warranty or representation has been made regarding this puppy, except as set forth in writing in this agreement. We reserve the right to refuse a sale to anyone at any time. We reserve the right to make changes to Prices, Availability and Terms at any time. 
On this page are the terms for a sale/adoption of one of our puppies. When purchasing one of our puppies, you understand and agree to the below terms. 
Most of this is just common-sense & responsible puppy/dog care & ownership information. 
But of course, since we are a "business" there is some legal-type jargon that has to be thrown in, too.
Thank you for considering us & our puppies!