We require a $500.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to hold a puppy. We accept cash, personal checks, certified check or Zelle for deposit. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to pick-up for personal checks as this allows us time to clear through our bank. We also accept cash and certified check for the balance, due at time of pick-up. All puppies must be picked up after they turn 8 weeks of age. If prior arrangements are made, the puppy may stay additional time if necessary but a room/board charge of $10.00 per day will be incurred after the puppy is 9 weeks of age.
Deposit is non-refundable. If breeder feels this is not the right family for this puppy, deposit will be returned and contract will be canceled. Breeder reserves the right to refuse to sell to anyone.
This contract is the full agreement between the Buyer and Seller of the puppy. All pet puppies are sold without AKC papers, unless discussed beforehand. Puppies are sold as a pet companion only, and is not to be used for breeding, or showing which requires an unaltered pet. Buyer agrees to have dog spayed or neutered within 6 months of receiving the puppy. I make no guarantee of being able to show, breed, weight or height as adults.
We provide only healthy dogs and puppies for sale at Rocky Creek Kennel. Your new puppy is guaranteed to be in healthy condition and free of genetic defect at the time of sale. This contract/guarantee is valid only for the original Buyer of the puppy and is not transferable to another person. We do guarantee our puppies from life-threatening health defects for 1 year from birth conditioned only on your agreement to take the puppy to a licensed veterinarian for examination within 3 business days. If there is a problem that you can't get an appointment in that amount of time, you must notify me. If the examination proves the puppy to be other than in healthy condition and it is returned to me immediately with a letter from your vet as to its condition, the full purchase price will be refunded. In the unlikely event that a puppy should die within the 3 day period, a necropsy by a licensed vet must be performed to determine cause of death and a copy provided to seller. If necropsy results show the puppy died of genetic defect, the purchase price will be refunded in full. Cash refunds will only be issued within the first 3 days and with the above described conditions there after a replacement puppy will be provided when one becomes available up to one year from date of birth. However, if you choose to continue your puppy on the NuVet immune booster that he/she has been on since conception we will extend the guarantee another 1 year. You must use our breeder code to be able to purchase the NuVet – www.nuvet.com/89119. This extended guarantee is null and void if not purchased using our breeder code – 89119. When your puppiy leaves us they will be on Royal Canin small breed puppy food, it's a small kibble and easy for them to eat. Life's Abundance Dog Food is the dog food that we recommend for your new puppy as soon as the puppy is big enough for the larger kibble, as well as the Life's Abundance Fish oil and Canned Pork and Venison. At 8-9 months the puppy may be transitioned to the All Stages Adult or Grain Free All Stages. You must order under our link for us to be able to track who purchases the Life's Abundance Food. Please see our Nutrition Page. Our link is www.lifesabundance.com/rockycreek. If for some reason you can no longer care for your puppy and can't find a loving home, please return the puppy to us. Buyer agrees puppy is never to be placed in a shelter or rescue. Seller will not refund purchase price of the puppy. Acceptance of this puppy or puppies constitutes acceptance of this agreement.
(See website for information on Nuvet and Nutrition)
Parasites such as but not limited to worms, demodex (mites), Guardia, coccid IA and fleas are not a reason to return a puppy. We strive to do everything we can to prevent parasites but there is never any guarantee they wouldn't become re-infested prier to pickup. Parasites if detected during your vet check are easily treatable. If you have any questions about parasites after your initial visit with the vet please contact me, I may be able to help you avoid another vet visit.
This guarantee does not include under or over shot bite, loose hips, skin allergies, undescended testicals, hernias, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)* or heart murmur grade 1 and 2. Occasionally, a puppy will be born with an umbilical hernia that will most likely close up on it's own. Some dogs live their whole lives with small ones that do not need repair. If it has not closed up on its own by 12 months of age and repair is deemed necessary at this time, Seller will reimburse Buyer part of the cost of the surgery to repair the hernia up to $45.00. Buyer must have in writing from a licensed Vet that surgery is medically necessary.
Buyer understands that owning a pet requires trips to a veterinarian for immunizations and yearly health exams, all veterinarian fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Your new puppy was born and raised in my home and is current on vaccinations and de-worming, a health record is included in your puppy kit to be taken to your vet during puppies first vet check. Buyer also must understand that failure to follow up with regular checkups makes this guarantee null and void. If any genetic defect should show up in your puppy at any stage of it's life you need to contact me so that that breeding will not be repeated.
All my dogs are vet checked on a regular bases and have been found healthy and free of defect. Contact us now for more information about our available puppies or health guarantee.
NOTICE PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA CODE SECTION 3.2-6515
The sale of dogs and cats is subject to the provisions of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (59.1-196 et seq). In the event that a licensed veterinarian certifies your animal to be unfit for purchase within 10 days following receipt of your animal, or within 14 days following receipt if the animal is infected with parvovirus, you may choose: (i) to return your animal, or in the case of an animal that has died, the veterinary certification, and receive a refund of the purchase price including sales tax; or (ii) to return the animal and receive an exchange animal of your choice of equivalent value. In the case of an animal purchased from a pet shop or a USDA licensed dealer, your also may choose to retain the animal and receive reimbursement of the cost of veterinary certification and veterinary fees in an amount up to the purchase price of the animal.
In order to exercise these rights you must present a written veterinary certification that the animal is unfit to the pet dealer within three business days after receiving such certification.
If the pet dealer has promised to register your animal or to provide the papers necessary therefor and fails to do so within 120 days following the date of contract, you are entitled to return the animal and receive a refund of the purchase price or to retain the animal and receive a refund of an amount not to exceed 50 percent of the purchase price.
*If puppies show signs of being lethargic, weak or listless a dropper of Karo syrup should raise their blood sugar level immediately. If you have worries of this happening a little Karo can be put in their drinking water for the first couple of days. This problem is most common in very small breeds.