Adoption Contract & Health Guarantee
Litter to be Determined
899.00 to 949.00
The Pampered Poodle Palace
PO BOX 281, Alexandria, Al. 36250
Email: [email protected]
Adoptive parent: ________________________________________________
Email address:_____________________________, Phone#______________
Tail amputation Y or N , Dewclaw Amputation Y or N
*** MICROCHIPPING IS NOW INCLUDED AT NO CHARGE FOR EVERY ADOPTION ***
DESCRIPTION OF DOG:
Deposit Received: $____________, Balance Due: $___________
Sex: M or F DOB: ___________________
Breed: Standard Poodle
All Poodles bred and sold are up-to-date in their medical treatments. PUPPIES whose age at a date of adoption precludes completion of the scheduled series of inoculations and parasite treatments, it is necessary for the purchaser to complete the scheduled series of inoculations and parasite treatments ON TIME, in order to protect the puppy and for this health guarantee to remain valid. A timetable for this series of inoculations and parasite treatments will be supplied on the medical history of the puppy. In addition, until this series of inoculations and parasite treatments has been complete (about 16 weeks of age) the puppy should not be exposed to premises known to be suspected of being contaminated or unhealthy animals. (Rest stops, pet parks, Pet shops where multiple animals with a variety of contagious viruses can be easily transmitted, other dogs from friends, etc.,) Color variations and fading are NOT covered by this agreement. The fading gene is an ever present condition in poodles as a breed so the guarantee of a color is speculative in nature especially with reds, chocolates and blues. NO refunds or replacement puppy(s) will be given if your puppy changes color and fades as he or she ages. Cancer is not covered under this guarantee.
Stacy Roland certifies that at the time of adoption and to the best of my knowledge, the puppy will be free of any life threatening congenital birth defects. Amputation of tails and dew claws are done at 2-5 days after birth at the buyers request only. This is optional as world-wide and national preferences are changing and people are trending back to the natural poodle look. If dewclaws are removed there could be the occasional dew claw amputation that is not quite perfect and the buyer understands that this procedure is for the convenience of the groomers and not medically necessary. Our puppies are sold as pets and not show dogs. If a partial claw remains, it is not covered by this guarantee. This is a health guarantee. Our puppies are vaccinated against parvovirus at 4 weeks of age, parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis at 6 weeks of age with a 5 way vaccine, and kennel cough (Bordatella) before going to their new home. A regular worming schedule is adhered to at 2,3,4 weeks with Strongid, Panacur C and Drontal Plus at 6 & 8 weeks while in our possession. Our puppies have environments treated with Trifectant.and a bleach solution 1/32/ Buyer has researched and is knowledgeable of the non-life threatening problems that a dog may have, such as kennel cough (as it can be contracted at any time the puppy leaves our home as it can be transmitted by air-born means, and agrees that these are not covered under this health guarantee.) Puppies are taking an Immune System Supplement named NuVet Plus Canine. You will be provided with tablets at pick-up and buyer should have ordered them before pick-up and should have them ready for their puppy when they receive them. This Supplement should be given to the puppy for at least the first year of life to help ensure a healthy puppy. Ordering NuVet is easy! WWW.NUVET.COM/65256 I will be notified once the order is placed and your puppy’s health is protected. This is not mandatory but as an owner and breeder who gives this to my adults and babies I HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS.
The buyer is to have this puppy examined by a competent veterinarian of the buyers' choice within 2 business days to assure them that they have purchased a healthy puppy, free from major health and life threatening health problems. This will be done at the purchaser's expense. Under no circumstances will Stacy Roland be responsible for any veterinarian bills acquired by the purchaser for this puppy. Minor, breed related, treatable or correctable conditions (such as Patellar Luxation, Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, PRA-Prcd, Umbilical or Inguinal Hernias, Delayed Closures, Ectopic Cilia or Kennel Cough, Ear Infections, Yeast Infections, UTI's, Coccidia, Giardia or Parasitic Infestations, etc.), or any condition that may go away or is considered to be a condition which a puppy will likely outgrow, or any cosmetic non-life threatening related issues (such as a mishap in dew claw removal) are not covered. A note about delayed closures or small correctable/redact-able umbilical hernias: These are not the traditional “hernias” we think about, and occur in about 5-8% of all births. They are not detectable until 4-6 weeks of age once the puppy starts putting on weight. Once noticed seller will inform the buyer about it and buyer understands that it is NOT fatal and that can close with time or can be fixed at time of spay or neuter. If buyer forfeits their puppy at time of notification no refund of deposit will be issued. My follow-up with previous puppies and parents has revealed all normal, very healthy adults with absolutely no complications. ALSO: Some states are now outlawing tail docking and dew claw removal. If this procedure is banned in your state it is your responsibility to let me know.
I DO NOT GIVE REFUNDS OR PAY FOR VETERINARY BILLS. I will give a replacement puppy for life threatening genetic disease only. If a health issue of life threatening genetic health arises within the first TWELVE MONTHS of age which your vet believes could possibly be a life threatening genetic disease the following steps are to be followed:
(1) A written explanation from a licensed veterinarian and backed up with lab work or x-rays as to the nature of the problem. If the problem is only clinically verifiable by an autopsy then in order to receive a replacement puppy the buyer can obtain one at their expense and fax the results and all medical records, including vaccinations and worming done my a licensed veterinarian, to me for verification.
(2) A second opinion from a veterinarian whom I have approved in advance to examine the puppy for signs of abuse or for life threatening congenital defect. This must be done before a puppy is euthanized if the buyer decides to terminate the puppy’s life.
(3) Return the puppy and registration papers (if possessed) to us at buyers’ expense. If you are unwilling to release the puppy and its papers into my possession, I will assume you intend on keeping the puppy and taking care of the puppy and the replacement puppy will not be issued.
(4) Proof that the puppy was examined by a certified veterinarian no later than 2 business DAYS OR 48 hours after receiving the puppy.
If the veterinarian prognosis is that the puppy has a life threatening genetic disease and all of the above criteria are met, we will replace a puppy of equal value when one comes available. No problems other than life threatening congenital defects are covered in this agreement. If a defect is caused or exacerbated by neglect and/or non-completion of regular worming and/or monthly maintenance medications designed to keep puppies healthy this guarantee is VOID. These treatments must be documented and administered by a licensed veterinarian and not the buyer or this agreement is VOID. Additionally, any condition that is exacerbated by a poor diet or a diet that is contrary to the puppy’s wellbeing is precluded and will void this agreement and guarantee.
We offer this guarantee until the puppy reaches one year of age. If at any time you transfer ownership of the puppy, this agreement is void immediately.
We are not responsible for the health of this Puppy after it leaves our possession. This is due to the possibility that the dog may become infected by a communicable disease, such as kennel cough, Parvo, intestinal parasites and a diet of which we have no control etc., after its delivery to the new owner. If the puppy is not examined within 48 business hours after buyer takes possession the health guarantee is null and void and the buyer assumes full responsibility for the puppy’s condition.
· Have the puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within 48 working hours of delivery. If a problem of a serious and life threatening nature does arise, the Breeder is to be notified immediately following the examination of the puppy. The problem must also be verified by the Breeder's own veterinarian.
· Provide the puppy with routine preventive care, such as, but not limited to the following:
o Annual physical examinations by a licensed veterinarian.
o Feed the puppy a high quality puppy food until it is at least 1 1/2 year old. (18 months)
o Follow veterinarian guidelines for vaccinations, heartworms, flea prevention and de-worming performed by a licensed veterinarian only.
· Puppy must be paid for in full by eight weeks of age or 1 week prior to shipment, or all monies and all claims to the puppy will be forfeited.
· All deposits are non-refundable.
· BUYER agrees to spay or neuter dog at the appropriate age. ALL dogs are sold on a limited registration if AKC and if CKC, registration will be transferred when a certificate of spay or neuter by a veterinarian is sent to seller. Buyer understands that all medical procedures are the responsibility of the buyer.
· DEPOSIT & PAYMENT:
· Buyer understands that a deposit of $250.00 made payable to Stacy Roland is required to place a puppy on hold or to hold your place in a waiting list for available puppies.
· Buyer understands the deposit is non-refundable but is transferable to another litter.
· Puppy must be paid in full before it will be released or shipped to the Buyer. If payment on the puppy has not been made in full by 1 week prior to the shipping date, or the set receiving date, the Buyer will then forfeit his/her deposit, and any claims on the puppy.
· Deposits can be made by:
o Personal checks, money orders and postal money orders are accepted for the deposit for a puppy, made payable to Stacy Roland. Buyer understands that by paying with a personal check, the puppy will not be released or shipped until the check has cleared the bank. Balance is due upon pick-up in cash only.
SHIPPING & TRANSPORTATION:
· All airline shipping costs are the responsibility of the Buyer, including the traveling crate and dishes. Shipping is done through United PetSafe Program for as additional $450.00 depending on the age and weight of the puppy when shipped. (after 8-10 weeks it can cost more)
· Puppy will be shipped between eight weeks and ten weeks of age. Most are shipped at eight weeks old. Some need a little more time and will be shipped at a later time. This is decided at the Breeder's discretion
· Local pickups are allowed beginning on the 7th to 8th week of age or at the breeders’ discretion. This is decided by the readiness of the puppy. Location for pick-up is determined by the breeder.
If the buyer fails to pick-up puppy at the arranged date and time and does not contact the seller within 5 days of said date the buyer forfeits claim on the puppy and the puppy will be re-homed. If you choose to surrender your puppy please contact me as I have many people looking for puppies or older poodles and I can certainly find them a good home. Puppies are not like merchandise you can buy and take home, try on and return, they are a commitment of time and love. There is considerable cost to rehoming a puppy to ensure it is healthy and ready for a new family. Tests for proper immunities, updates to worming’s and kennel cough vaccine are all necessary for a healthy rehoming process, therefore any monetary remuneration is most likely not a possibility, but, I will try. (I do reserve the right to deny an applicant or return deposit funds and void agreement if I feel the home is unsuitable) By signing this document means that all stipulations here within are agreed to without exception.
Date Signature of Buyer
Date Signature of Seller
Puppies can generally be taken from their mother and littermates
beginning at 7 to 8 weeks of age. Puppies, like babies, require a lot of
attention, including veterinary care, feeding, socialization, and
Importance of Veterinary Care
Just like people, dogs receive a certain degree of immunity (known as maternal immunity) that is passed from
their mothers at birth and also shortly thereafter through her milk. Vaccinations cannot effectively stimulate the
puppy's immune system until this maternal immunity wears off. Because maternal immunity declines slowly
over time, puppies should be vaccinated every 2 to 3 weeks until they are about 4 months old. This ensures
that the puppy receives an effective dose of vaccine soon after maternal protection is gone. Restricting access
to unvaccinated dogs until the full series of vaccinations has been given is important to avoid disease.
Puppies need frequent vaccinations until they are 4 to 5 months old.
Intestinal parasites are most common in puppies. Larvae are often passed through the placenta or
mother's milk. Worms are so common that new puppies are often treated with a broad-spectrum
wormer as a routine preventive measure. Fecal examinations, with additional treatments as necessary,
are usually done every 2 to 4 weeks, until 2 successive fecal examinations are negative.
Proper nutrition is important throughout a dog's life and is especially critical during puppyhood. It is difficult for
growing puppies to take in enough calories, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals to meet their needs for rapid
growth and development. Puppies need multiple daily feedings of a specially formulated large breed puppy food. The
number of daily feedings can be gradually decreased as the puppy ages but in Standard Poodles free feeding helps to insure against Bloat.
Feeding with a name-brand puppy diet should continue until adulthood, which is about 12 to 18 months in most dogs but up to 2 years in giant breeds.
Socialization and Training
The earliest training that your puppy must learn is housetraining. With patience, persistence, and consistency,
housetraining usually takes only a few weeks. The key is to take the puppy outdoors at the times that dogs
naturally eliminate and to praise them enthusiastically when they do. Establishing a designated area that the
puppy can associate with elimination can be helpful. If accidents happen, take your pet outside to the
designated elimination area and praise it for eliminating (if it does so). Punishment, such as rubbing a dog's
nose in urine or feces, does no good and can even have a negative effect on training. Each accident indoors
sets the process back a little, so the fewer accidents, the better.
I agree to take my new puppy to the veterinarian by at least (2) days or 48 business hours from the time
I pick up the puppy for an exam, and for ALL regular wormings, vaccinations and health screenings as
recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Failure to complete the first visit (2) days or 48 hours, and the subsequent screenings and vaccinations
will result in voiding my guarantee of health and a replacement puppy as outlined in the paperwork I
have previously received. Completing these vaccinations and health screenings at home will also void
the guarantee as a 3rd party must be involved to ensure the validity of treatment and help to ensure a
healthy and happy puppy.
I further Hold Harmless, Stacy Roland, of any and all responsibility for my failings if I decide to not seek
the professional services of a licensed veterinary professional and to follow the proper protocol as
outlined by AVMA for vaccinations, health screenings and regular parasite prevention.
All dogs should learn to pay attention and respond to everyone in the household. Teaching young dogs basic
obedience commands, including sit, stay, down, come, and heel, increases the control that you have over your
dog, which can prevent potentially dangerous situations (such as running away or running into the street). Dogs
have an early socialization period, lasting from roughly 2 to 4 months of age. During this time, they more easily
learn to accept new people, places, animals, and other experiences. Giving your puppy positive experience
with new events during this period can help reduce the chances of fearful behavior and other problems later in
Many good books are available on raising and training puppies. Included in your puppy package is
an e-book on How to Raise the Perfect Puppy. In addition, many local trainers, kennels, and
community services offer socialization and obedience classes. Socialization classes can begin as early as 8
weeks of age, with obedience classes generally starting at 4 to 6 months of age. In general, obedience training
is an activity that you and your dog learn together. The trainer teaches you, and you teach your dog. It takes
only a few hours per week, is generally fun for both you and your pet, and can establish good behavior and a
strong family bond for the life of your dog.