Rambling Starz Kennel
Size, Color, or temperament cannot be guaranteed
Rambling Starz Kennel Health Guarantee and Replacement Policy
Breed__Chihuahua__ Sex____ DOB________Color___________________________________
We place only healthy adults in homes, and only when we are satisfied that they will be well taken care of.
This canine is guaranteed to be in good health, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of sale. It has been given vaccinations to prevent known canine illnesses. These vaccinations are listed in a pet health record which will be provided for you. Deworming treatments have been given regularly as shown on said record. However, there is no way to guarantee that a canine is completely free of worms and it will need to be placed on a regularly scheduled worming program, as recommended by your veterinarian.
The dog is sold on the understanding that it will live INDOORS, be socialized properly, and become a member of the family. At no time is this canine to be put in a pound or shelter. By adopting one of our dogs, you are agreeing that if you find you cannot keep it, you agree to return it to Rambling Starz Kennel at no cost to the Kennel and it will be rehomed to a loving family.
A deposit of 20% the price of the dog is required to hold the puppy for you until the time which is agreed upon for pick up. Deposits are non-refundable should you decide not to pay for and/or pick up your dog at the agreed upon date. The total purchase price of the dog is non-refundable and no replacement/exchanges will be made once a dog has been purchased, except as noted in this document.
Conditions of Replacement:
Proof that the dog was examined by a vet within 48 hours of purchase (beginning upon shipping, if shipped) and receipt of dog if picked up. The breeder highly recommends that the purchaser seek the services of a Vet that is knowledgeable about this tiny breed in order to avoid any serious problems.
· You must have a veterinary verification stating what was/is wrong with the dog.
· Proof the shots and worming were continued up to date.
· Immediate notification to us that there is a genetic problem, as stated by your vet.
Rambling Starz Kennel is not responsible for any vet bills that are incurred with this dog.
If any life threatening genetic problems arise with your dog during the first three months from date of purchase, we will replace the dog, free of charge. We will do this from our own stock, as soon as a dog similar to the one you purchased available. You will be required to return the dog in your possession at your cost and to assume cost of shipping the replacement dog, if shipping is required.
NOTE: We will not be responsible for any dog that has a sugar drop after they leave our care. Read up on Hypoglycemia in Chihuahuas. We use preventative measures to avoid this from occurring, and you must do the same to insure the health of your dog. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to assure proper care is given should hypoglyceminc symptoms occur. This does not normally happen to adult dogs unless you have a very small one.
NOTE: Should the dog become ill prior to shipping, we will have it treated and release it after the dog is healthy.
NOTE: The breeder is not responsible for associated changes which may occur with moving a dog to a new home such as mental stress, low blood sugar, coccidian which can be caused by stress and can develop within hours in transport. This has nothing to do with good or bad breeding. We recommend you do not change foods for at least 3 weeks after the dog is in its new home.
NOTE: We recommend a stool sample be analized within 48 hours of the dog arriving in a new home to assure the dog has no internal parasites and has not developed any stomach stress related problems, as described above. IF such a problem arises, the purchaser assumes full responsibility for the care of the dog and all vet bills incurred.
NOTE: Show quality dogs—we only sell dogs as show quality after they have begun a show career. Due to the many issues that can hamper a show personality development by new owners, we guarantee only that a show quality dog was shown by us and was acceptable in the ring, placing either first or second in its class, and/or better. Show quality dogs are more expensive than pets. Show quality dogs are not replaceable if they do not continue showing for you as they did for us. However, if you purchase a pet from us, feel free to show it if you wish to do so.
This Guarantee Does not Cover minor flaws or conditions that can be corrected by a veterinarian, internal or external parasites, cocidiosis, giardia, hypoglycemia, hepatituis, or mites. It does not cover an injury from a fall or because the puppy was harmed in some way after leaving our care. We recommend never to leave the dog without supervision on a couch, table, or bed. We also recommend extra care when closing doors and walking around such a tiny breed.
This Guarantee Does no not Cover –
Open Fontanel or molera. This is a soft spot on the head and is a unique feature of the breed. These may or may not close when the puppy is grown. This is a distinction of the breed and not a flaw.
Sizes—we cannot guarantee adult sizes, although we can give charted expected sizes. However, as the feeding of the canine is not in our control, we cannot guarantee size. In addition, some dogs just stop growing sooner than expected, and some continue to grow beyond what is expected.
Trachea—small breeds sometimes develop a peculiar cough due to the collapse of tracheal rings. It can be annoying to the owner, but is not harmful to the dog.
Hernias of any kind.
Testicles not descending. If this dog is wanted for show, please be sure testicles are descended before purchase.
Patella Luxation. Should this condition develop, the owner will be responsible for treatment. Our stock is tested for sound patellas, however, small breeds sometimes develop this condition later in life.
To qualify for the replacement guarantee, have the dog examined by a vet of your choice within 48 hours of acquisition. Should the dog be diagnosed within 3 months of any life threatening congenital/hereditary disorder by two unassociated veterinarians, one being our vet if possible, to seriously impact the quality of life short of Euthanasia, or require continuous medical treatment throughout the course of the dog’s life, we will provide the buyer with the following option:
Should the buyer choose to give up ownership of the dog to us, or it is Euthanized, the breeder will replace the dog within 12-24 months. We do not breed large numbers of litters, so in order to have another dog available to the purchaser, the purchaser accepts this condition. The purchaser will pay to ship the dog back to us, if shipping is required, and the purchaser is responsible for the shipping of the replacement dog, if shipping is required. Registration papers for the original dog will be returned to us.
SHIPPING: We prefer to use puppy nannies for transport, or the best option, personal pickup. Discuss pickup options with us. When it comes to shipping the dog to you, the seller is in no way responsible for loss, death, or injury during the transport to the new home. The buyer will need to settle with the airlines or ground transport company. We do furnish insurance during the flight. Once you sign for the dog at the airport, you have released the airline of any harm to the dog, so check before you sign.
PERSONAL COMMITMENT FROM BUYER: In purchasing a Rambling Starz Kennel puppy, you are investing in merle free lines. You have agreed verbally, and hereby agree in writing, that you will not breed a male from our lines into merle lines, and you will not breed a merle line to a female from our lines. If you do so, you hereby relinquish ownership of the Rambling Starz Kennel dog or bitch back to us at no charge and without legal recourse. You hereby give us the right to come to your home and pickup the Rambling Starz Kennel dog or bitch.
I have read and understand this contract and that nothing else has been promised to me except as stated within this document. Proper care of the dog has been explained to me. Should there be a legal dispute, the home state of Rambling Starz Kennel shall have all legal jurisdiction over this matter. I have read and do agree to all terms.
Buyer ______________________________ Date of sale ________________ Pickup Date ______________
Address _______________________________________________________________________________ Phone _____________________________ Signature___________________________________________ Notice: We do not deal with puppy mills, puppy brokers, pet stores or animal auctions. Any puppy from any individual other than Betty or Lovell does not carry the guarantee.
20% Deposit _______________